Karen Noll Schaaf is an internationally award-winning artist and instructor, known for her transparent watercolors that express the beauty of the human experience and capture the unique life moments of her portrait subjects.
Her most recent works have won awards in the 2021/2022 exhibitions of the National Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the North Carolina Watercolor Society, and the Georgia Watercolor Society. Her work will be featured in “Splash 23 – The Best of Watercolor Art” on newsstands mid-2022.
She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Georgia Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.
Karen resides in New Bern, North Carolina.
AWARDS & HONORS
National Watercolor Society – 101st International Open Exhibition Signature status acquired. Honor Society Combined Donor Award.
• Watercolor Society of North Carolina – Annual Juried Exhibition Signature status acquired
• Southern Watercolor Society – 44th Annual Juried Exhibition Honorable Mention awarded by juror David Smith
• Georgia Watercolor Society – GWS National Exhibition Honorable Mention awarded by juror John Salminen
• Watercolor Society of North Carolina – Members Exhibit Second Place Award, Eastern Region