The Bakke Gallery

Artistic Endeavors by Washington State artist Karen Bakke

What a year, and already onto the next!

2015 was my first full year focusing strictly on fine art. By the end of the year, I had painted plein air at several locations throughout Washington state with two groups that I joined. My art was displayed and sold in several places; single paintings with a group and multiple paintings for solo showings. I had one piece selected for a commemorative poster, and a set selected for a juried show! I also joined the local arts council and became an art docent to help teach elementary school students. I am amazed at how far I've come in such a short time - but not surprised. Grit is the definition of longterm determination, and that is what I used to have taken these challenges on head first. And I still could get more done in the course of the day. Thats my goal for 2016! More art, more experience, more contacts, more fun - happy to begin 2016!