Working Art Studio:

Karen Ann Hitt -An Original Hitt- Fine Art & Atelier, Venice, FL

Articles:

June/July 2017 Plein Air Magazine Barns Portfolio

May/June 2016 Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine; Painting included in Art In Good Taste article by Max Gillies

Oct/Nov 2015 Plein Air Magazine Painters Painted

July 2013 Feature Article Plein Air Magazine Out Door Painter

Jan 2014 Living On The Sun Coast Magazine

Awards:

2017 Semi-Finalist Plein Air Magazines Plein Air Salon- Best Floral

2016 Semi-Finalist Plein Air Magazines Plein Air Salon- Best Acrylic

2016 Outstanding Landscape Award, Women Painters of the South East 5th Annual exhibit, Abington, VA

2016 1st Place "Summer Fest" Venice FL

2014 3rd Place Paint The Town, Bradenton FL

2014 Honorable Quick Draw Paint The Town, Bradenton FL

2013 Clarion Gold Award, Five Star Review, for "Big Bad Rain Monster" children's book
2006 "Muse Award", Sarasota County Art & Cultural Alliance
1994 & 1995 “Best of Edmonds", City of Edmonds, WA
“Special Award of Merit" 10th Annual Tri-state Watercolor Show --Tallahassee, FL

1995-2017 present Numerous Awards Pat Buster Gallery Varied Juried Exhibits of the VAC, Venice FL

Instructor:

2017 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE17) Faculty

2016 Plein Air Convention & Expo (PACE16) Faculty

2016 Florida Finest Ambassador The Forgotten Coast Plein Air Event

2013-present An Original Hitt -K Hitt -Fine Art & Atelier, Venice, FL

2011-2017 Boca Grande Art Alliance, Boca Grande, FL
1998-2017 Venice Art Center, Venice FL
   Developed and Teach Adult Fine Art Workshops
   Beginner through Advanced in drawing, painting,
   color theory, portraits and figures
1998-2003 Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
   Developed and Teach Home Schooled Art Program
   grades K-10
2003 Venice Christian School, Venice FL
   Art Teacher grades K-8
1998 Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
   Taught art classes for Adults and Children 6-15
1994 Endeavor Elementary, Mulkilteo, WA
   Freelance Art Teacher grades K-5


Collections:

Venice City Hall, Venice, FL
I.R.S. Fort Lauderdale, FL branch
Hobart/Kitchenaide, Troy, OH
U.S. Coast Guard, San Juan, PR
many private collections

Associations/Memberships:

Oil Painters of America associate-

American Impressionist Society- associate

Plein Air Artist Colorado- associate

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association- associate

Women Painters Of The South East- associate

Boca Grande Art Center- Instructor/Member

Venice Art Center- Instructor/Member

Venice Plein Air- Founder
Plein Air Florida, Signature
1996 Florida Watercolor Society
1996 Tallahassee Watercolor Society
1995-96 Northwest Watercolor Society
1994-96 Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators-National Chapter, published member

Commissions
1983-present Fine Art, Portraits, Landscapes

Gallery: History & Presently...

An Original Hitt Fine Art & Atelier, Venice, FL(owner Artist of working art studio)

Venice Art Center Members Gallery, Venice, FL (H.& P.)
Thomas Jocaby Fine Art Gallery, Cashiers, NC (H.)
Nice Picture Gallery, Havanna, FL (H.)
Howard Mandville Gallery, Kirkland & Edmonds, WA (H.invited artist miniature show)

upcoming January 2018 Hughes Gallery, Inc.,  Boca Grande FL


Art Consulting
1993-95 Howard Mandville Gallery, Edmonds, WA
1986-88 Koenig Art, Plantation, FL
1979-81 McCall Pattern Company, New York, NY
   Assistant to Retail Promotion Manager, Graphic Design
   and Illustration

Illustration2012 "The Big Bad Rain Monster" Design and Illustrate cover & interior, all, of Children's Picture Book
2006 Systemic Parenting
   Cover illustration
2005 Venice Art Center, Venice, FL
   Media Co-ordinator for designs and newsletter
1999 Dicksons, Seymour, IN
   Illustrator of nationally published line
1996-99 McMullins of Florida, Venice FL
   Illustrations and Design
1996-99 Village Gallery, Venice, FL
   Promotion, Design, and Fine Art
1991 United States Coast Guard, Portsmouth, VA
   Graphic Design
1990-91 Caribiner Inc., San Juan, PR
   Graphic Design, and Logos
1990 Foodpro Corporation, San Juan, PR
   Logo design
1989 U.S. Coast Guard, San Juan, PR
   Graphic Design
1988 Internal Revenue Service, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
   Corporate fine art
1984-85 ASM Diversified Advertising, Plantation, FL
   Ad design
1983 Hobart/Kitchenaide Corporation, Troy, OH
   Graphic Design and Illustrations
1982 Longman Publications, New York, NY
   Illustration
1981 Fairchild Publications, New York, NY
   Illustration



Education

Workshops: Kim English, Donald Demers, Mary Erickson, Bill Farnsworth, Hodges Soileau
1993-94 School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, WA: Children’s Book Illustration, Advanced Illustration, Costumed Figure Study
1978-82 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY: Major Illustration in BFA Program.