My Own Private Idaho:
Exhibition at Gallery Five18

Karen Bubb will have a feature show in September of her Boise and surrounding area paintings. Please come to the opening on Thursday, September 4th at 5:30 pm. The gallery is at 518 S. Americana.

Karen Bubb is Public Arts Manager for Boise City Department of Arts & History, Chair of the national Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council, and 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. She is a founding board member for Surel’s Place, an Artist-in-Residency program in Garden City. 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 but encaustic painting is her current favorite. Her art is in numerous private collections and the permanent collection of Boise Art Museum.