Resume / Karen J Lauseng
www.kjartworks.net
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Purse - tissue box, copper and brass jumprings,
colored masking tape, African beads
Earrings - toothpicks, 14k gold posts
Purse - wool, rope, latchooked
Bracelet - dyed felt gun cleaning squares
Brooch - agate, sterling, reticulated silver
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
  • As a substitute teacher for kindergarten through twelfth grades, worked with diverse
    student groups and became adept at quickly interpreting and implementing varied
    lesson plans which expanded my range of teaching capabilities  
  • 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
  • Revised and updated Art Department advising office record keeping system resulting in
    course permission, student records and advising information being computerized
  • 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
  • Assisted with Art Department course scheduling which included checking course
    schedules, room assignments and instructor appointments as well as consulting about
    enrollment patterns, suitable course time of day, etc.
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    

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths / Member
  • American Crafts Council / Member
  • National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapist's / Member

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 no longer sold in galleries.  It can be purchased from my Etsy Store.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
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

karen@kjartworks.net
Mosaic Cat - paper mache cat covered with glass, tile,
beads and metal
Cuff Bracelet - sterling, brass
Heart Pendant - sterling silver and copper
Owl Mosaic - polymer clay tiles, wooden base,
carved stone owl
Angel Necklace - cuttlefish cast sterling pendant,
glass and ceramic beads
Owl Mosaic - polymer clay tiles, wooden base,
molded owl
Karen J Lauseng
Merry Go Round -beaded wooden base,
plastic farm animals
Cross Pendant - cuttlefish cast sterling pendant,
copper cross