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Karen Scates


Artist Karen Scates has been working in miniature for more than 20 years, having learned woodworking from her grandfather on their small farm in Woodburn, KY. As an amateur musician, Karen brings to the miniature world what might be considered her specialty: miniature musical instruments.

Karen is an avid birdwatcher, too, and her love of nature is also evident in her work. Living in the country gives her ample opportunity to study the various forms of birds and wildlife in the area. She puts her observational skills to work in her bird and wildlife carvings, which are delicately crafted and painted to be as realistic as possible.

Among her many accolades, Karen is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, and the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program. In 1993, she was chosen as one of the artists to have an ornament displayed on the White House Christmas tree honoring the Year of American Craft.


Program 511

On the road in Bowling Green, Chip introduces several Southcentral Kentucky artists and visits the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. (#511)

Program 818

Owensboro’s RiverBend sculpture project, Louisville artist Bob Douglas, miniature maker Karen Scates, and music from singer/songwriter Tess Arkels and the Walnut Street Blues Band. (#818)





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