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Karen Banker

Karen Banker, American artist, gallery owner. Recipient awards in juried exhibitions, National Watercolor Societies. Board member Citizens Advocacy, Augusta, Georgia, 1995-1997, Artists Row, Augusta, 1999-2001; member advisory council Jessye Norman School Arts, since 2004. Member of Georgia Watercolor Society (signature, board member), Hilton Head Art League, National Museum Women in the Arts, National League American Pen Women.

Background

  • Banker, Karen was born on March 16, 1942 in Rochester, New York, United States. Daughter of Charles Valentine and Marion Louise Lind.

  • Education

    • Associate of Applied Science, State University of New York-Morrisville, 1961. Bachelor of Science in Foreign/Comperative Literature, University Rochester, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant manager Alumnae House Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1961—1963. Assistant librarian, electron microscopy technical University Rochester, New York, 1963-1972. Manager Party Supply Shop, Augusta, Georgia, 1984-1986.

      Artist, since 1989; gallery owner Banker Dearing Gallery, Augusta, Georgia, since 1999.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Illustrator: Sunlight & Brickwood Series, 1995-1998. Waterfront Art Festival (poster), 1998, 2001, many commissioned corporation paintings.

    Membership

    Board member Citizens Advocacy, Augusta, Georgia, 1995-1997, Artists Row, Augusta, 1999-2001. Member advisory council Jessye Norman School Arts, since 2004. Member of Georgia Watercolor Society (signature, board member), Hilton Head Art League, National Museum Women in the Arts, National League American Pen Women.

    Personality

    Interests

    Bicycling, gardening, reading, writing, poetry.

    Connections

    • Married Gary Milton Whitford, November 13, 1965 (divorced June 10, 1985). Jennifer, Matthew Charles. Married Ronald Stanley Banker, January 11, 1989.
    • father: Charles Valentine
    • mother: Marion Louise Lind
    • spouses: Gary Milton Whitford
    • Ronald Stanley Banker
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    Born March 16, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1961
      State University of New York-Morrisville
    • 1968
      University Rochester
    • 1961 - 1963
      Assistant, manager Alumnae House Vassar College
      Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
    • 1963 - 1972
      assistant, librarian
      New York, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      manager, Party Supply Shop
      Augusta, Georgia, United States
    • 1989
      artist
    • 1999
      gallery owner Banker Dearing Gallery
      Augusta, Georgia, United States

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