VANCOUVER, Wash. – A collection of watercolor and opaque oil paintings by Karen Leback are on display in the Engineering and Life Sciences building at Washington State University Vancouver through Sept. 7.
Leback is known locally through many art shows, and her accomplishments include "Best of Show" awards at local events since 1999. This year her painting "Kelly's Lemon Bowl" was chosen for the Northwest Washington National Show.
Most of her work is inspired by loose and colorful styles, and images with different shapes and patterns. Other inspirations come from her everyday life on the farm she owns with her husband. She is currently working on new portraits that use different paper surfaces such as gold gesso, and mixing watercolors with more opaque media.
Entry to campus exhibits is free. WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or on C-Tran Bus route 19 from the Salmon Creek Park and Ride. Parking is available in the Blue Lot for $3 per day. Visit them on the Web at http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu.