Resume / Karen J Lauseng
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HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
  • Accomplished craft artist and writer.  Artwork, jewelry
    designs and tutorials featured in over 50 publications by
    Lark Crafts, Art Jewelry Magazine, Metalsmith, Lapidary
    Journal/Jewelry Artist, Rock and Gem, Art Doll Quarterly,
    The Crafts Report and Creative Home Arts
  • Extensive exhibition record.  Work displayed in over 100
    shows including solo exhibitions, juried regional and
    national exhibits, faculty exhibits, invitational group
    exhibitions, and galleries
  • Sound experience in teaching, non-profit management,
    event development, strategic planning, marketing and
    academic advising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Broad educational credentials in visual arts, humanities
    and economics
  • Self-motivated, creative, professional. Able to work well
    independently, as a team member and with people from
    a variety of professional and ethnic backgrounds
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, work
    efficiently and on deadline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
TEACHING AND ADVISING
  • Taught studio art courses at the college level including: Three Dimensional Design,
    Two Dimensional Design, Art Appreciation, Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making and Art
    for Elementary Education (Art Methods)  
  • Taught Art for Elementary Education as a lecture / studio combination class with over
    135 students enrolled each semester.  Responsibilities included developing the
    curriculum, designing studio projects, supervising and training graduate students,
    downloading images, and organizing Power Point presentations
  • During advising appointments, assisted students with course selection, graduation
    requirements, long range planning, and other topics as their needs dictated
  • Supervised, instructed and mentored numerous  Kansas State University public
    relations interns and monitored their progress
ADMINISTRATIVE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • Served on several committees within the Art Department including Course & Curriculum
    Committee,  Art Recognition Banquet Committee (Chair), Open House Committee
    (Chair), and regularly participated in departmental staff meetings
  • Gained public speaking experience through group presentations, radio and television
    interviews and introducing lecturers and performers
  • Wrote grants and worked in cooperation with other agencies in developing grant
    proposals
  • Developed and promoted successful new programs, classes, and activities
  • Organized visual arts exhibitions and a wide variety of performing arts activities as
    coordinator of publicity, installation and ticket sales
  • Arranged, coordinated and conducted educational visitations and tours of the facilities
  • Organized numerous receptions and fund raising events, many for over 200 people,
    which involved arranging the location, refreshments, invitations, publicity, and
    accessibility
  • Coordinated and developed youth through adult classes; recruited and trained a
    diverse group of volunteers; expanded the volunteer base of an active arts center by
    over 15% in a one year period
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION
  • Interviewed, hired, trained and evaluated support staff
  • Monitored daily work flow and allocated clerical tasks as business office manager
  • Developed, implemented and administered the budget
  • Analyzed, interpreted and applied policies, procedures, and regulations

EDUCATION
MFA        Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making        
BFA          Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making        
BS           Economics              
CHT        Registered / Certified Hypnotherapist

  • Attended workshops and seminars at Penland School of Arts & Crafts; the University of
    Georgia, Cortona, Italy; the University of Louisiana, and Arrowmont School of Arts and
    Crafts
  • Studied studio art with over 15 distinguished jewelry artists including Elliott Pujol, Heikki
    Seppa, Chuck Evans, Helen Shirk, Thomas Mann, Marjorie Schick, Deb Stoner, Kate
    Wagle, Christine Clark, Jim Cotter, Deborah Aguado, and Nelda Getty

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2003-Present         Self employed Artist, Designer and Free Lance Writer
                                 Silver City, NM       
2009-2011             Silver City Arts and Cultural District Coordinator
                                 Silver City, NM  
2000-2003             Instructor of Art for Elementary Education (Art Methods)
                                Kansas State University  
1998-2000             Instructor & Academic Advisor
                                Kansas State University  
1996-1998             Interim Executive Director / Program Director
                                Manhattan Center for the Arts, Manhattan, KS
1994-1996             Instructor / Cloud County Community College
                                Junction City, KS            
1981-1993             Branch Office Administrator / Edward Jones Company
                                 Junction City, KS       
1970-1981             Marketing Service Representative / SW Bell Telephone Company
                                  Kansas City, MO    

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Traveled extensively including visits to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Kenya, England,
Germany, France, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Bahamas, Alaska,
Hawaii, Honduras, Belize and Canada

PREVIOUS GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths, Santa Fe, NM
Monsoon Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Albuquerque Museum of History, Albuquerque, NM
Las Cruces Museum of the Cultural Complex, Las Cruces, NM
Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City, NM
Hecho Art and Decor, Las Cruces, NM
Davenport Jewelers,, Las Cruces, NM
Signature Art Gallery, Watertown, SD
Manhattan Center for the Arts, Manhattan, KS
Moon Struck Art Gallery, Silver City, NM
Columbian Museum, Wamego, KS
Strecker Gallery, Manhattan, KS

My work is currently available at the Grant County Art Guild Gallery in Silver
City, NM.    It can also be purchased from my Etsy Store.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
SOLO EXHIBITION, Invitational  
  Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
MATERIALS HARD AND SOFT, National Juried Exhibition
  Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
TOYS DESIGNED BY ARTISTS (several),  National Juried Exhibition
  Arkansas Art Center / Little Rock, AK
PRECIOUS METALS, National Juried Exhibition
  Galeria Mesa / Mesa, AZ
SOLO EXHIBITION, Invitational  
  Americas Arts Council / Americas, GA  
GUEST ARTIST SOLO EXHIBITION, INVITATIONAL
  Signature Art Gallery, Watertown, SD
GREATER MIDWEST INTERNATIONAL, International Juried Exhibition
  Central Missouri State University / Warrensburg, MO
SPRING INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION / International Invitational Exhibition
  Period Gallery / Omaha, NE
GREATER MIDWEST INTERNATIONAL, International Juried Exhibition
  Central Missouri State University / Warrensburg, MO
MARTHA STEWART DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, National Juried Exhibition
  Huntington Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art / Boston, MA
INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW.  (several) International Juried Exhibition
  Brownsville Museum of Fine Art / Brownsville TX
TOPEKA COMPETITION (several),  Juried Regional Exhibition
  Topeka Public Library / Topeka, KS
INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION  
  University of Kansas / Lawrence, KS
SMOKY HILL ART EXHIBITION, (several) Juried Regional Exhibition
  Hays Art Center / Hays, KS
WRAP IT UP (numerous)
  Manhattan Center for the Arts, Manhattan, KS
TREATS FOR THE SWEATS, Regional Invitational
  Urban Designs, Manhattan, KS
ART FOR THE EAR / Juried International Exhibition
  Center for the Arts – Arapahoe Community College / Littleton, CO
JURIED REGIONAL EXHIBITION. (several) Dodge City Area Arts Council
  Carnegie Center for the Arts / Dodge City, KS
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY EXHIBITION (several)  
  Beach Museum of Art / Manhattan, KS
BAUBLES, BOBECHES AND ANTIQUE TOYS, Regional Invitational
  Columbian Museum / Wamego, KS
SNAG MILLENNIUM METAL SHOW, International Juried Exhibition
  Artemis Gallery / Richmond, VA
ALL MEDIA III, Invitational International Art Exhibition         
  Period Gallery / Omaha, NE
TIARAS WILL BE WORN, AN EXHIBITION, National Juried Exhibition
  James Center Atrium / Richmond, VA
PRAIRIE ART EXHIBITION, Juried Regional Competition
  Sterling College / Sterling, KS
RELIGIOUS ART SHOW XIX, Juried Regional Exhibition
  Trinity Lutheran Church / Mission, KS
HARWELL MAIL-IN ART SHOW, Juried Regional Competition
  Margaret Harwell Art Museum / Poplar Bluff, MO        
UPCOMING ARTISTS EXHIBITION, Regional Invitational
  Urban Designs, Manhattan, KS
WIND RIVER VALLEY ART  GUILD MINIATURE SHOW, Regional Exhibition
  Headwaters Art Center / Dubois, WY        
WICHITA NATIONAL, National Juried Exhibition
  Wichita Center for the Arts / Wichita, KS
FRED WELLS 23,  National Juried Exhibition
  Nebraska Wesleyan University / Lincoln, NE
KANSAS ARTIST CRAFTSMAN EXHIBITION (numerous),  Juried Membership Exhibition
  Beach Museum of Art / Manhattan, KS
PLAYFUL INTENT,  National Juried Exhibition
  Craft Alliance Center for the Visual Arts / St. Louis, MO
PRAIRIE ART EXHIBITION,  National Juried Exhibition
  Sterling College Art Department / Sterling, KS
SERTOMA ART SHOW AND SALE,  Regional Invitational
  Sertoma Club of Manhattan / Manhattan, KS
MAPLE LEAF FESTIVAL,  Invitational Exhibition
  Baker University Art Gallery / Baldwin City, KS
CLAY, FIBER, PAPER, GLASS, METAL, AND WOOD,  National Juried Exhibition
  Octagon Center for the Arts / Ames, IA
RECYCLE INTO ART,  Juried Regional Exhibition
  Watertown Area Arts Council / Watertown, SD           
ARTIST’S TOYS, National Juried Exhibition
  Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts / Rutland, VT        
NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION  
  Muskingum College / New Concord, OH        
MOAK 4,  Four State Regional Exhibition
  Springfield Art Museum / Springfield, MO
JURIED REGIONAL EXHIBITION
  Dodge City Area Arts Council, Carnegie Center for the Arts / Dodge City, KS
INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION  
  Sinclair Community College / Dayton, OH
INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION
  University of Kansas / Lawrence, KS
CLAY, PAPER, WOOD, METAL, GLASS,  National Juried Exhibition
  Octagon Center for the Arts / Ames, IA          
SAN VICENTE ARTISTS SHOW
  Silver City, NM
Mimbres Region Arts Council
  Silver City, NM
Wild and Scenic Art show, Juried Regional
  Silver City, NM

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Karen J Lauseng