Resume / Karen J Lauseng
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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 40 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        
BFA        
BS          
CHT       

  • 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         
2009-2011                
2000-2003                
            
1998-2000               
           
1996-1998               
              
1994-1996               
             
1981-1993                
              
1970-1981                


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

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          
INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITION  
    University of Kansas / Lawrence, KS        
SAN VICENTE ARTISTS SHOW
    Mimbres Region Arts Council, Silver City, NM
Self employed Artist, Designer and Free Lance Writer
Silver City Arts and Cultural District Coordinator
Instructor of Art for Elementary Education (Art Methods)
    Kansas State University
Instructor & Academic Advisor
    Kansas State University
Interim Executive Director / Program Director
    Manhattan Center for the Arts, Manhattan, KS
Instructor / Cloud County Community College
    Junction City, KS         
Branch Office Administrator / Edward Jones Company,
    Junction City, KS  
Marketing Service Representative / SW Bell Telephone Company
    Kansas City, MO  
Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making
Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making
Economics                                               
Registered / Certified Hypnotherapist

karen@kjartworks.net