The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store is pleased to announce that it is partnering with photographic artist Karen Clark to present a one-day, one-woman Pop-Up Show & Sale of Karen’s work on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 11 am-2 pm on the museum’s picturesque patio overlooking the Harbor.
Karen Clark grew up in Massachusetts and spent summers in Cape Cod and Maine, where she fell in love with the ocean and simultaneously developed a passion for art. Of her work, she says “I see art in everything. It’s the way I’ve always been. I feel grateful to experience the world in such a beautiful and visual way.” She gathers materials at the tideline for her current work of photographing the natural beauty of seaweed. While some might overlook seaweed as an art material, or simply pass by it without a second glance, Karen is drawn to it for its colors, textures and form. Her photographic art involves layering and playing with the organic materials, typically on the very same day she finds it, as the vibrancy of the colors fade if kept too long.
While Karen spent much of her career as a professional photographer, she and her husband shifted gears and now own Whimsy Antiques, a playful vintage shop in Carpinteria.