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Featuring the Work of Karen Jacobsen

   About Karen

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About Karen Jacobsen

Karen Jacobsen loves painting and drawing. Growing up between the San Francisco Bay Area, and the rural alpine playground of Sun Valley Idaho, Jacobsen has been captivated by the visual energy and abundance of the natural world. Encouraged from the very start by her mother, also a painter and sculptor, to ”always draw from life” Jacobsen earned a BA in Fine Arts from University of California Santa Cruz and Masters degree in Science Communication and Illustration. Developing a unique outlook combining art and science has given her a keen eye for capturing the subtle to austere beauty of her subjects, both small and large. As a member of the Plein Air Painters of Idaho, the Idaho Watercolor Society, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, she is constantly observing and painting, from the high mountain landscapes, to the bottom of the sea. Jacobsen also accepts commissions for specific subjects, custom murals, and to travel the world working with research scientists as expeditionary illustrator.

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Maynard Dixon Camp Out

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The Dixon Camp Out is much more than just an art show. In fact, it's not really an art "show" at all. This event is a gathering of artists, collectors, community, and friends who love art.

The guiding principles of the event are two fold: we want to help artists in America and we want to ensure the viability of historic preservation. We are deeply connected to the art of Maynard Dixon and his contributions to American art. But rather than focusing solely on the beloved paintings of Maynard Dixon, we focus on the "art spirit" and intention of Maynard Dixon, the artist, poet, and whole person. In choosing to remember Dixon this way, we believe his legacy becomes even more meaningful when it is illuminated by the artists who are living and making art in 2017.

The camp out is one of our major fundraising events to support the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts. In bringing serious collectors to this event, we help the artists on the forefront of American art continue to thrive, and we fulfill our mission for historic preservation. All art sales from Dixon Country Camp Out directly fund the artists as well as the annual operating budget of the Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts and the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum.



We strongly believe in the importance of preserving Dixon's historical property, and the need for sharing it with other artists. We want to ensure that future generations will understand and benefit from everything we do at the Dixon property, which is why we continue to produce the Maynard Dixon Country event, host artist retreats, mount major shows for local artists, and host art workshops.

This promises to be a very exciting show and sale. All of the art listed can be purchased immediately by clicking on the artist's name which will take you to the available art. When you fill out the "Intent to Purchase" form you will receive a link for immediate purchase.



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