Karen Bubb
Upcoming Events:


Saturday, April 26th, Intro. to Encaustics
12-5pm, $75, all materials included

Saturday, May 24th, Intro. to Encaustics
12-5pm, $75, all materials included

Saturday, July 19th, Intro. to Encaustics
12-5pm, $75, all materials included

To register for a workshop or set up a special workshop for you and up to five friends, contact Bubb at bubb@cableone.net or call at 208-860-2401

Karen Bubb is Public Arts Manager for Boise City Department of Arts & History. She is the Vice-Chair of Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council, a national advocacy group for the field. She's also an Affiliate at Boise State University’s (BSU) Centre for Creativity & Innovation in the College of Business & Economics, where she's an adjunct professor.

Bubb consults and provides workshops statewide for municipalities and arts organizations regarding public art, creativity and cultural policy. In 2012 she was given a Governor's Award for the Arts for her work in Arts Administration. In 2011 she became a founding board member for Surel’s Place, an Artist-in-Residency program in the home of her good friend and mentor, Surel Mitchell, who died in 2011. In 2008 she completed her Masters in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate for Regional and Community Planning at BSU with a focus on cultural policy.

Bubb, a Boise native, is an active visual artist who graduated from University of Oregon in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She has a passion for working in many mediums including stained glass, encaustic painting, ceramics, printmaking and collage. Her art is represented in numerous private collections and the permanent collection of Boise Art Museum.