The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is proud to welcome Patricia Karnes as the 2017 featured artist. A longtime exhibitor and multiple award winner at DeLand’s Festival, Ms. Karnes’ work will be featured on the 2017 festival poster and T-shirts.
Ms. Karnes has shown her work at local and national juried art festivals, winning numerous top awards. Her work has been included in exhibitions at what is now The Museum of Art in Deland, The Terrace Gallery in the Orlando City Hall, and The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, as well as galleries in Florida, Illinois, and Michigan. She was the recipient of an Individual Artist Recognition Award from the Orlando Art Services Council and 3 Honorable Mentions from the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Program.
With an attention to detail, design, and craftsmanship, Ms. Karnes creates one of a kind sterling silver and gold jewelry, and sculptural vessels. In addition to her metalwork, she likes to dabble with painting, photography, and growing orchids. She and her husband reside in central Florida.
“The focus of my art has been to combine originality and fine craftsmanship, to create small sculptural vessels and dimensional jewelry.” – Patricia Karnes