Karen Petrovich

Karen Petrovich Profile

Karen Petrovich
P.O. Box 1188 Powell, WY 82435
(928) 716-6006
karenpetrovich@ymail.com
karenpetrovich.com

Karen was raised in Penna. Where she trained and showed horses and graduated from horseshoeing school at Penna. State University. A move-to Kansas in 1973 began a career in bull and bareback bronc riding in the Girls Rodeo Asso. (GRA). From there Karen moved to Cody, Wyo.( with a stint in Az.) and lived in the Cody area 30 yrs. working on ranches, hunting camps and for the U.S. Forest Service as a back country mounted ranger in law enforcement. On the softer side Karen also owned and ran two flower shops. In 2003 Karen started her art career with help from Cody, Wyoming artist Mike Poulsen.

Education
Wm. Scott Jennings, Phil Starke, Skip Whitcomb and Joe Abbrescia

Memberships
OPA, Women Artist of the West and American Plains Artists

Recent Shows
Cowgirl Up!—(2017) (2018) ( 2019) (2020) (2021)
Bosque Art Classic – (2013) (2018)
Mountain Oyster Club Show – (2019) (2020)
A Timeless Legacy Show (2020)
WAOW 51st Nat. Show (2021)

Awards
Women Artist of The West – Award of Merit (2014)
Circle of Art Show Featured Artist—(2015)
Boulder City Fine Art Festival – Best Of Show (2013)
Boulder City Fine Art Festival – Outstanding Achievement Award (2015)
Death Valley 49’s Invitational – Best Of Show (2014)

Galleries
The Frame Hut and Gallery, Billings, MT

Artist’s Statement
My paintings are of my life outdoors in the Cody, Wyo. and in Az. I always try to push the envelope and try new techniques and mediums. Most of my oils are done with a palette knife and my pastels are done with fingers. (a lot more fun!) I never stop learning and with my strong work ethics my work is constantly improving.