• Artscope Magazine mention

    Future Lab(s) exhibit (Jan 5-Jan 27, 2024) has a mention in their Capsule Previews section, January/February 2024 issue, listing names of the twelve participating artists.

  • "Cold & Dark" Exhibit at Beacon Cinema

    A group of Berkshire area artists show work at the Beacon Cinema, 57 North Street, Pittsfield MA. The winter show hangs in the lobby of the cinema.

  • Berkshires Invitational Art Exhibit

    Future Lab(s) Gallery
    43 Eagle Street, North Adams MA
    January 5 - 27th, 2024
    Opening Reception January 5, 6-8 pm
    Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 2-6 pm

    A group exhibit with work by twelve area artists

  • Art in the Berkshires Interview

    August 22, 2023 – Karen Kane is interviewed by Karen Carmean from The Guild of Berkshire Artists. A Zoom video livestream recording on the Facebook page Art in the Berkshires.

  • NEAR and FAR: Guild of Berkshire Artists

    Colonial Theatre Lobby
    111 South Street, Pittsfield MA

    September 22, 2023 - December 23, 2023
    Opening Reception Friday, Sept 29, 6:15-7:30

    The Guild of Berkshire Artists presents ‘Near and Far,’ a new fall exhibition at the Colonial Theatre.

    The Guild of Berkshire Artists (GBA) curates seasonal art exhibitions for the lobby of Berkshire Theatre Group’s historic Colonial Theatre. Through December 23rd, they present a new exhibit called “Near and Far”.

    “Near and Far” consists of ten works of art selected by a jury from Guild of Berkshire Artist applicants. Media include oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, textiles, and photography, and styles range from representational to the abstract. The lobby exhibit showcases the artistic strength and stylistic diversity of the submissions.

    Featured abstract work for this show includes a playful, abstract musical interpretation called “Jazz” by artist Michael Coyne; a large-scale, evocative painting called “Figments” by Katherine Borkowski-Byrne; two mixed media paintings called “Neighborhood” and “Community Building” by Natasha Wein; and two colorful oil paintings on canvas by Karen Kane, “Far from the Tree” and “Landforms”. Representational works in the exhibit include the pastoral oil on canvas, “Old Oak in the Valley”, by Karen Carmean, Lynne Horvath’s urban rendering, “A Hudson River Mural”, Neil Beckerman’s dynamic color photograph, “Atlantic Wave”, and Ronald Maitland’s charming view, “At the Bayou”.

    The show runs through December 23rd in the lobby of the Colonial Theatre on South Street in Pittsfield. There is an opening reception on Friday, September 29th at 6:15 p.m. before the "Harvest and Rust: A Neil Young Experience" concert. The lobby exhibit is open Tuesdays through Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m. All works are for sale and a portion of each sale will go to the education efforts of the Berkshire Theatre Group and The Guild of Berkshire Artists, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates members and the public about art and contributes to the quality of life in the Berkshires. More information can be found online.

  • BERKSHIRE BOUNTY: Guild of Berkshire Artists

    Colonial Theater
    111 South Street
    Pittsfield MA

    July 12 - Sept 17, 2023
    Opening Reception Friday, July 14, 5:45-7 pm

    "Summer Dreaming" art by seven members of The Guild of Berkshire Artists

  • REFLECTIONS: Guild of Berkshire Artists

    Art on Main Gallery
    38 Main Street, West Stockbridge MA

    June 22, 2023 - July 9, 2023

    art by selected members of the Guild of Berkshire Artists on the theme of Reflections. 16 artists reveal how literal and abstract "reflections" influence their work.

  • Unfinished: group show of regional artists

    Berkshire Art Association Exhibition, March 24-April 6.
    Work that is finished yet incomplete.
    Embrace the unresolved.
    Embrace absence.
    Embrace unfinishedness.
    Karen Kane exhibits her work "under construction" as her contribution to the exhibit.

    Opening Reception:
    March 24 6-8 pm.
    Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
    28 Renne Avenue
    Pittsfield, MA (413) 499-9348

  • HOT COLORS: a Future Lab(s) Gallery Group Show

    Future Lab(s) is an artist run, community based gallery that welcomes the public to the historic, cultural district in North Adams, MA. They are a visual arts gallery and installation space dedicated to providing support and exhibition space to (primarily) North Berkshire County, MA. artists at every stage of their artistic development.
    Hot Colors brings the heat of color to mid-winter with themed paintings from 20+ artists. Karen Kane exhibits "orange/pink" as her contribution to the exhibit.
    Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 2-6pm
    43 Eagle Street, North Adams MA
    Show runs from Jan 19, 2023 to Feb 19, 2023
    Artist Reception Thurs, Jan 19, 6-8pm
    Open First Friday, Feb 3, 6-8pm

  • 2022 Berkshire Art Association Biennial "RE:FRESH" exhibit

    Group show with 36 participating artists.
    Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
    28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    October 7-November 26, 2022

    Artist Reception: Saturday, October 8, 3-5 pm
    Open for First Fridays ArtsWalk:
    Friday, October 7, 5-8 pm
    By appointment: (413) 499-9348

  • 2012-2019 small works

    small paintings and drawings in periodic exhibits, on the walls of the Wild Oats Cafe, Williamstown, Mass.


    winter studies
    a small show of recent works
    by Karen Kane
    paintings & works on paper
    March 1 - April 30, 2010

    at Papyri Books
    45 Eagle Street
    North Adams MA 01247

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  • SNOW SHOW 2010

    studio21south in North Adams presents the Snow Show, February 12-March 14, 2010, a group show featuring paintings and drawings which either embrace or directly defy the spirit of winter. Participating artists include Frank Bruckmann (New Haven, CT), Eric March (New York, NY), Bobbie Puttrich (Chicago, IL), Karen Walter (Boston, MA) as well as regional artists Frank Curran, Jaye Fox, Karen Kane, Sylvie Kantorovitz, John Leavey, Thor Wickstrom and Rodney Wilkinson.

    Located in an historic mill loft, studio21south is an exhibition space featuring realism and formal abstraction, at 189 Beaver St. (Route 8) in North Adams, approximately 1 mile from Mass MoCA. "Snow Show" will be on view from February 12 through March 14. Opening reception, Saturday, February 13, 6-9pm. Hours, Friday evening "cocktail hour", 6-9pm, Sat.-Sun. (plus Presidents Day, Mon. 2/15) noon-4pm, other times by appointment or by chance. 413.652.2141, studio21south@gmail.com, www.studio21south.blogspot.com

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    at studio21south
    Beaver Mill, North Adams MA
    Opening Reception Friday, October 9, 6-9 pm
    Open October 10-12 and Oct 17-18, 2009

    works by painters
    Frank Curran
    Jaye Fox
    Karen Kane
    Thor Wickstrom

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    Authors and Artists explore the interplay of visual and verbal
    Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams MA
    September 4 - October 4, 2009

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    A month-long exhibit focusing on traditional and nontraditional artworks for and about the table at North Adams Artists Coop Gallery, 33 Main St, North Adams MA.
    Opening Reception Thurs, July 30
    July 29th through August 23, 2009

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    May 22 through June 21
    Opening: Friday, May 22, 6 to 8pm

    The Eclipse Mill Gallery, at 243 Union Street, in North Adams, Ma. launches a
    season of exhibitions opening on Friday, May 22, with a public reception from 6
    to 8 PM, for the Second Annual Berkshire Salon. The Berkshire Salon provides an overview of the many artists creating in the region, and this year includes 55 artists from the Berkshires and surrounding communities. The work is hung in traditional "salon" style. This exhibition is open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 pm, May 22 through June 21, 2009

    The Eclipse Mill Gallery is located at 243 Union Street, North Adams, MA

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    North Adams Artists' Cooperative Gallery is pleased to announce its fifth featured artists show of the season, highlighting the works of Karen Kane, Jaye Fox, and Kay Canavino.

    Exhibition Dates: October 9th - October 31st
    Opening Reception: Saturday October 11th, 6 - 8 pm

    Gallery Hours: Thursday through Saturday from 11 to 6 PM, Sunday 11 to 4 PM
    For more info: www.naacogallery.com

    Karen Kane

    is a visual artist and writer living in Williamstown, MA. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Karen discovered, as a youth, a passion for color in her crayon box, and thus spent many happy hours focused on burnt sienna and periwinkle blue, and, at approximately the age of twelve, began to use her paint-by-number color sets for her own creations. After acquiring a bachelors degree in English from Kutztown University to satisfy the writer side of her nature, she began her pursuit of an independent path in the study of drawing, painting, calligraphy and design at Hampshire College, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and with unaffiliated teachers in Cambridge, Northampton, and Amherst, MA. She has made various attempts at acquiring a living wage, as a commercial graphic artist, illustrator, calligrapher, and owner of a mostly-used bookstore where she promoted the creative arts in the community of North Adams, Mass. She has participated in several area group exhibits.

    Jaye Fox

    works most happily in oils, but often finds it useful to fight it out with watercolors, and she also draws. While primarily a representational artist, she considers the distinction between form and formlessness to be relatively insignificant compared the emotional resonance that results from the conscious manipulation of plastic space. Ms. Fox studied briefly at the Rhode Island School of Design, and at the Parsons School of Design, but received the preponderance of her training from several academic ateliers, including that of Andrew Reiss in Brooklyn, and many others associated with the Art Students League in New York City, where she received Board of Control and Merit Scholarships. In 2004, she received the prestigious Phyllis Mason grant, has been a finalist in the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) annual competition, and has received numerous awards from a wide variety of juried shows. www.jjfoxstudio.com

    Kay Canavino

    has been exploring themes of the natural world via fine art photography for over twenty years. Her haunting and mysterious night photographs of people and landscapes use a unique light-painting technique. In 2002, Kay moved to the Berkshires from the Boston area and now works from her studio at the former East Renfrew schoolhouse in Adams, MA.

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    & the Ruth O. Cowell Sculpture Gardens
    8 Main Road, PO Box 445, Tyringham, MA 01264

    Terry Wise
    “Realism Let Loose”

    July 17th -- August 31st
    Artist Reception on Saturday, July 26th, 5pm

    Kaete Britton Shaw Peggy Braun Julie McCarthy
    Ann Pasko Karen Kane John Lawson
    Mary Ellen Daly Brigitte Martin
    Karl Saliter Diane Schapria John Elling
    Alina Gallo Robin Tost Katharine Bishop
    Jamie Perkins Karen Arp-Sandel

    Gallery hours: noon-5pm Thursday-Sunday or by appt.


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    Part of the DownStreet Art Project

    Please join us for the grand opening of The North Adams Artist Co-op Gallery
    Thursday, June 26th, 6 to 8 PM
    107 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 - 413-664-9121 http://www.berkshirevisualarts.org/naaco/
    Open for the Summer / Fall Season, June 26 through October 31, Thurs – Sun, 11 – 6


    About the Co-op:

    The North Adams Co-op Gallery, a member-run art gallery in downtown North Adams, Mass., featuring fine art and craft from local and regional artists, will be opening it’s doors for the first time on Thursday, June 26, 2008. The exhibition of works by 29 artists opens with a public reception offering refreshments, from 6 to 8 PM, part of a DownStreet Art celebration in the downtown area of North Adams. Located at 107 Main Street, the 16 member-artists along with 13 consignment-artists will be exhibiting their works throughout the summer and fall. The exhibition includes painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, ceramics, mixed media, assemblage, sculpture, handmade paper, artist books, textiles and hand-blown glass.

    The artists are from North Adams, Adams, Williamstown and Pittsfield, as well as Vermont and New York’s Hudson Valley. Every three weeks throughout the season, the gallery will feature the work of two or three of the member artists in a special display with an opening reception. There are also plans for some artists talks over the course of the four months.

    Participating artists include Kay Canavino, Sharon Carson, Cynthia Lewis, Laura Christen-sen, Deborah Combs, Karen Combs, Carmen Cuccia, Andrew Davis, Martha Flood, Jen Flores, Jaye Fox, Emily Gold, Barry Goldstein, Karen Kane, Leslie Kearsley, Erin Ko, Steve Levin, Susan Manley, Barbara May, Melanie Mowinski, Lisa Nilsson, Debi Pendell, Sarah Pike, Greg Scheckler, Diane Sullivan, Thor Wickstrom, Julie Wigg, Rodney Wilkinson, Colleen Williams and Mary Wright.

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    North Adams Regional Hospital
    Community Art Program
    presents An Exhibition of Works by 26 Artists
    David Blanchette . Peggy Braun . Ernest Brown . Sandra Butler . Judy Cantwell . Liz Cunningham . Jacob Dabrowski . Brigitte Freed . Elke Susannah Freed . Brigita Fuhrmann . Joanna Gabler . Charles Guiliano . Bill Guild . Gillian Jones . Karen Kane . Henry E. Klein . Anna Kronick . Kelly Lee . Larry Lorusso . Jennifer K. Mulcahy . Debi Pendell . Lauretta Saldo . Jennifer Smith . Karin Stack . Colleen Williams . Linda Wingerter
    art curator: Debi Pendell
    the exhibit will run February 15 - August 15, 2008
    Reception: Thursday, March 20, 5-7 p.m.
    Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
    Surgical Services Waiting Room
    North Adams Regional Hospital
    (Directly off the Main Lobby, past the Reception Desk)
    (You can see it straight ahead as you walk in the front door)
    241 works by 26 artists are on display on four floors at North Adams Regional Hospital as part of the newest phase of the Community Artwork Project. Meet the
    artists and enjoy refreshments and conversation. Tours of the exhibit will be given during the reception. Bring family and friends! Hope to see you there.

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    For the weekend of October 13-14, Greater North Adams will turn into one long string of artists’ studios – showing the work of 86 artists – all connected by a free ride on the town’s historic trolley.

    For the second annual North Adams Open Studios, artists at three historic mills, Eclipse, Beaver, and Windsor, will throw open their studios to welcome local visitors and tourists from throughout the Northeast. In addition, five storefronts on Main Street, Eagle, and Holden will be transformed into galleries, complementing the existing Gallery 51, a special Gallery 51 Annex, Papyri Books, Cup & Saucer, the Flatiron Art Space, North Adams Antiques, Widgets, Kronick Art Studio, and the Chapel for Humanity. Over at Heritage Park, artists will be showing at Northern Berkshire Creative Arts and the North Adams Historical Society. The historical society also presents living history in “History Meets the Arts,” costumed historical characters talking about history and the arts.

    As an extra bonus, you can pick up a free pass to MASS MoCA at any of the Open Studios locations. There’ll also be special events like drumming, a children’s drawing wall, a printmaking demonstration, and an ongoing reading by local fiction writers. For more information -- including a complete site map and examples of the artists' work -- check out the website at www.northadamsopenstudios.com.
    Come! Enjoy!

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    Karen Kane and Jaye Fox met in 2006 at North Adams Open Studios where they each were exhibiting their paintings in a Main Street storefront. Fox primarily paints in a representational style, and Kane is primarily an abstract expressionist painter, but each artist plays with both perspectives in her work. Over the past several months, the two have been working together in plein-air, involving themselves in a dialogue with the Berkshire landscape as well as with each other. And, as single women and homeowners, they are both in continuous creative interaction with their houses, and with each other in discussion about the activity of home-owning / home-making.

    At this year’s North Adams Open Studios, they will be exhibiting their landscape work of the past months, and larger-scale works that respond to their individual experience of creating a home. These pieces are intended to communicate kindred yet separate sensibilities in reaction to landscape and the home environment, within and without, playing off each other in attitude and in style.

    Kane and Fox will exhibit in the former Saddleback Trading Post storefront location at 73 Main Street, North Adams, Mass. North Adams Open Studios is a yearly event and this year features 85 local artists exhibiting work in their own studios, in local galleries, and at storefront locations in the downtown area of North Adams. Art will be on display on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, from 11AM to 5PM.