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artist , jewelry designer

Karen Frances Mitchell, American artist, jewelry designer. Certified teacher, art specialist. Finalist American Couture Jewellery award, New York City, 2008; named Volunteer of the Year, Aspen Art Museum, 2001.


Mitchell, Karen Frances was born on August 24, 1953 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Daughter of Harry Francis and Mary Jane Margrete (Jensen-Borg) Mitchell.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Colorado, Boulder, 1975. Postgraduate, Gemological Institute America, New York City, 1986. Postgraduate, Kulicke Jewelry Arts Institute, New York City, 1988.

Postgraduate, Cecilia Bauer Studio, New York City, 1992. Postgraduate, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1993. Postgraduate, National Academy Design, New York City, 1994.


Jewelry designer, president, Karen Mitchell Design, Aspen, Colorado, since 1978;cultural researcher, consultant, various Italian newspapers and magazines, New York and Colorado, 1992-1994. Designer Aspenique Jewelry Studio, Aspen. Designer Roach Galleries, Boulder, Colorado, 1975-1976.

Teacher workshops in design and goldsmithing technique. Apprentice Van der Schoot Disegno e Fabbricazione, Milan, Italy, 1989-1991.


  • Certified teacher, art specialist.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor publications. Exhibitions include World Gold Council, Works Gallery, New York City, Aaron Faber Gallery, Yaw Gallery, Michigan, SOFA, Chicago, New York, J. Cotter Gallery, Beaver Creek, Colorado, Cindy Griem Fine Jewels, Somerhill Gallery, North Carolina, Facere Gallery, Washington, Concepts Gallery, California, Greene & Greene Gallery, New Jersey, Yann Gallery, Chicago, Master's Showcase Park Avenue, New York City, Fall Crafts Park Avenue, The Artful Hand Gallery, Boston, Works Gallery, New York City, American Craft Council Shows, Baltimore, American Craft Council, San Francisco, Positive Images Gallery, Austin, Texas, Telluride Gallery, Colorado.


Volunteer Aspen Art Museum, since 1976, Professional Women's Organisation, Milan, Italy, 1989-1991, Italian Consulate Cultural Institute, New York, 1991-1994, American Craft Museum, New York, 1993, Council Fashion Designers American, New York, 1992, Aspen Snowmass Council for Arts, since 1995, International Design Conference of Aspen, since 1976, Aspen Filmfest, since 1995, 24 Hours of Aspen, since 1996, Aspen Food and Wine Festival, since 1996, Aspen Ski Club/United States Olympic Equestrian Team, 1995, Aspen Music Festival, 1997. Member benefits committee various fundraising events. Member Society North America Goldsmiths, American Craft Council.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cross country skiing, hiking, travel, tennis.


Harry Francis Mitchell

Mary Jane Margrete (Jensen-Borg) Mitchell