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The Temple Theatre Gallery: Karen Rushatz

The Temple Theatre Gallery: Karen Rushatz

During the upcoming performance of “Clue: The Musical” at the Temple Theatre, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club will feature the artwork of artist Karen Rushatz.  “Clue: The Musical” will run through November 5th and Karen’s artwork will be on display in the stairway gallery leading to both entrances of the second-floor balcony.

Karen grew up in New York where she received a degree in medical technology from Dutchess Community College and a BA degree in business/marketing from SUNY New Paltz College.  In 1989, her family moved to Carolina Trace.

As a self-taught artist, Karen has nurtured her passion over the last seven years for the arts by exploring, learning and creating. Through art lessons with Lisa Mathis and other various artist workshops, she focuses on experimenting with color, texture, and composition. Drawing, watercolors, and acrylics are her favorite mediums. With the hope the viewer will be drawn in and captivated by the variety of texture, line, and color in her work, she strives for creative textured surfaces which provide tactile experiences for the viewer.

Karen has been a member of the Sanford Brush and Palette Club for seven years and has shown her artwork yearly in the club’s annual art show, winning Best in Show in 2015. Actively participating in the Club, she has taken on various leadership roles and has chaired the annual art show for two years. Karen is married to Tim Rushatz and they have three children: Chad, Cory, and Callie.

Clue: The Musical” is sponsored by Lee-Moore Capital & The Tiger Baron Foundation. Performance times are Thursdays 2:00pm, Fridays 2:00 and 7:30 pmSaturday 7:30pm and Sunday 2:00pm. Tickets may be purchased from 2-6 pm Monday through Friday at the Temple Theater box office, 120 Carthage St., by calling (919) 774-4155 or online at

Karen Rushatz Exhibit at ArtStudio in Sanford

Karen Rushatz Exhibit at ArtStudio in Sanford

Last night was the reception and opening for SBPC member Karen Rushatz’s solo exhibit at ArtStudio in Downtown Sanford. Thank you to the club members that attended!

If you haven’t been yet, please make sure to get over to the studio and see Karen’s work before it wraps up July 31st. There are over 80 pieces of original art – many of them new drawings, but you might recognize some of your favorite paintings from the past couple of years. It’s also another chance to look at the painting that won Best In Show in at the SBPC 50th Annual Art Show!

You can see Karen’s work on display and talk with her – or meet her for the first time! – at a few events at the ArtStudio this summer.:

June 23 – Open Studio with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 5:30-7:30PM

June 24 – Open Studio with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 2-4PM

June 28 – Karen will be a guest teacher at ArtStudio’s Art Smart Summer Art Class 3:30-5PM

July 20 – Interactive Drawing Demo with Karen Rushatz @ArtStudio – 6:30-8PM