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THANK YOU  Washington State Fair for the 2016
FINE ART SHOW FIRST PLACE AWARD, for my 
digital painting " RACING FOR TIME," A great show
and Wonderful Art Show Judging and Staff!
Be Sure to Visit Washington State Fair , Puyallup
Washington!  Starts Today 9-2-16!  Be sure to 
visit upstairs in the Art Department by the Gold
Gate!

  
      Thank you  "Flying Changes Magazine," for 
our feature of "Racing For Time," 2016 Emerald
Downs Poster Award, and announcement of our
judging on the panel of this year's 2016
 Equine Art Show!  

      A Huge "Thank you," to the Washington Thoroughbred Foundation, the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association, and Emerald Downs, for inviting me to be on the judging panel for 2016 Emerald Equine Art Show!  I am very honored, this art show is spectacular, many wonderful artists, it will be difficult, but a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this judging panel!   Equine Art Show 2016 July 8-10 open to Public, during racing hours.

Also, another Thank you for choosing  my creation, "Racing For Time,"  2016 Emerald Downs Art Poster!


"THANK YOU!"  THE RESULTS FOR THE EQUINE ART SHOW 2015 ARE IN:
WINNING  THIRD PLACE AWARD, FOR "CAPTIVATING SMILE," DIGITAL PAINTING AND PHOTO BY KARI NANSTAD.   ALSO WINNING HONORABLE MENTION AWARD FOR
"RACING FOR TIME," DIGITAL PAINTING BY KARI NANSTAD, AND THE EQUINE ART COMMITTEE POSTER AWARD FOR PUBLICATION ON 2016 ART SHOW POSTER!"
AWESOME SHOW! ON SALE NOW AT EMERALD DOWNS RACE TRACK.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO: WASHINGTON THOROUGHBRED FOUNDATION, WASHINGTON THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS & OWNERS ASSOCIATION AND EMERALD DOWNS.
THANK YOU EQUINE ART COMMITTEE, EQUINE ART SHOW COMMITTEE AND STAFF, AND JUDGES: KATHERINE MARQUETTE, DAGMAR GALLEITHNER-STEINER, BARBARA RUBLE, AND SPECIAL THANK YOU TO  A-ONE ORNAMENTAL IRON WORKS INC. (GORDY JARNIG & CONNIE LABRIE FOR THEIR SPONSORSHOP OF THE DIGITAL ART CATEGORY!

THANK YOU PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE MAGAZINE FOR OUR FEATURE OF OUR DIGITAL PHOTO AND PAINTING OF "GHOSTLY VICTORIAN," ISSUE 127 NOW ON SALE!

   Kari Nanstad has won multiple  artistic awards  from various juried art shows, throughout her artistic career, using many different medians. 
 Awarded  Pic of the Week Award for " Frosty Trees," digital art painting by Corel Painter Magazine, UK for December 16, 2013.  Also awarded: "The Boat House,"  Photoshop digital painting, 
 " Editors Choice Award  by  " NAPP, National Association of Photoshop Professionals")  4-5-13). 

NAPP Editor's comments: "Using Painter, Photoshop, and a nice set of artistic skills, Kari Nanstad did a great job of converting an interesting scene into a digital painting called "The Boat House," The techniques used amplify some detail while muting unneeded details like the sky.   The composition is nice and the bright area in the center is textbook beautiful lighting.    I never stop being amazed at how great our member portfolios are. Wonderful work!"  Thank you so much  NAPP! 

 This year we are proud to announce we  have completed  judging  the Washington State Fair's  2014   "Fine Art Show,"   assigned to the  " Digital Art Division,"  thanking everyone for allowing us to judge our digital division wonderful artwork everyone! 

  Kari was featured in Photoshop Creative Magazine's February issue 2012!   ( SOLD OUT) .  

JUST RECEIVED A NEW FEATURE IN PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE MAGAZINE'S ISSUE 127 COMING  SOON 2015!  THANK YOU SO
MUCH PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE FOR FEATURING, "GHOSTLY VICTORIAN,"
IN ISSUE 127!  2015!

 Kari Nanstad has won numerous awards for the Morgan Horse Annual Art Competitions,  Washington Thoroughbred Breeder Association's Annual Equine Art shows held at Emerald Downs, Auburn, Washington.  Won advertising " Best Poster Employee Award,"  for State Farm Insurance,   received  multiple awards  from the  Western Washington State Fair's annual juried Fine Art Shows, Puyallup, Washington, for computer graphics category, and a Digital Art Category Judge for 2011 & 2014.

    Kari has achieved a B.A. degree from the University of Washington with an Art minor.  Current member of  Digital Art Academy, and NAPP 
( National Association of Photoshop Professionals). Kari  continuously seeks the current study of  many digital master painters such as;
 Karen Bonaker , Corel Master Painter, and  Digital Art Academy director, founder, and instructor,  Skip Allen, Digital Master Painter, instructor and wonderful brush architect for the Digital Art Academy,  John Derry, Digital Master painter, Lynda.com instructor, and master brush creator for Corel and Photoshop software products, Jeremy Sutton, Master Painter, author of "Corel Painter Creativity,"  books, and founder of Paint Box T.V.  and Marco Bucci,  accomplished, published, digital artist , matte painter, and instructor for various animated movie, game, and video projects. And recently, a 2015 student of collage artist,  Tracy Verdugo, author of "Paint Mojo," and "Animalitos,"  Kari has attended this wonderful online class,  lots of fun and creativity!  Tracy also offers workshops, so be sure to check her website for details.

    Kari's gallery is published on Photoshop Creative Magazine's digital gallery, as well as The Digital Art Academy and Corel Painter Magazine UK,  artist gallery. Feel free to check out our digital artist page at Facebook and FineArtAmerica.com. Kari specializes with new digital media  uniting  a unique design  using a variety of  computer graphic softwares.  Kari's sense of humor is released into many of her designs , as she loves to incorporate the "absurd and the whacky."  Kari's love for animals is incorporated into many designs and spectacular creations as well.  A  recent supporter of "Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, and Cloud Mustang Rescue Horse Foundation,"  We hope you enjoy viewing and purchasing the special projects we design.   

   Please do not hesitate to  Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. Our E mail address; RNanstad @comcast.net.
   We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!

   Thanks for visiting!    Hugs!  Kari








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