2021 Pembroke Arts Festival Jurors
Christine believes that paying attention is an ethical act. Having left a career in ecology and evolutionary biology at age 30 to become a painter and mother, she paints outside throughout the seasons in a practice of immediate reciprocity with the landscape that supports and sustains us. As a naturalist, meditation student, and artist, she understands outdoor painting as an act of attention and translation, bringing particular ecologies, weather patterns, geological formations, and time scales into focus within the frame of a painting. She enjoys the physical act of responding to real places, plants, and processes with marks and color. For 20 years, her paintings have been celebrated in the Valley and beyond for their luminosity and grounded sense of location. Her work has won numerous international and national awards and is held in hundreds of private collections. She considers her paintings an offering to the larger world in which we live, as well as an invitation to the viewer to remember that larger world.
Christine has a studio in Florence, MA and teaches painting privately.
Karen A. McCall
Karen A. McCall certified master photog / artist, cr, has been a master photographer for over 20 years and received her master artist degree 3 years ago through the Professional Photographers of America. She also holds her Photography Degree of Excellence through the Professional Photographers of MA. ( PPAM)
Karen holds her craftsmen degree and enjoys teaching digital art and painting.
Owner of Portraits by Karen McCall in Natick she creates award winning images of children, families and HS seniors. Digital art has been a personal project that allows her creative whimsical side to shine.
Karen’s digital art has won numerous awards and has been recognized internationally. She is a 4 time grand imaging nominee, Diamond, Gold and Silver photographer of the year through the Professional Photographers of America,
She has been the highest scoring photographer in MA for 3 consecutive years and has been awarded the highest scoring image in the Northeast in 2019
Karen was honored last year with the Image Excellence Degree through PPA for having 13 images accepted and published into the prestigious loan collection book.
She was most recently awarded the highest scoring image in the artist category at the American Society of Photographers ( ASP ).