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artist , gallery owner

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Interests

  • Other 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