Welcome! In this area of my site, I post items of note and/or interest and sometimes just from just plain ecstatic exuberance - such as the announcement of winning a photographic Award or Honor. Hopefully over time there will be lots of entries here. I'm trying my little heart out!!!

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), Second Edition Announced

June 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment


Nominee in Architecture | Studying Frank Gehry – A Series   http://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/architecture/hm/1606

Nominee in Fine Art | Studying Frank Gehry – A Series (same image as above)  http://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/fine-art/hm/1772

Nominee in Abstract | Early Morning at The Beach – A Series   http://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/abstract/hm/1582

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS recognizes Karen H. Colbert, Photographer

November 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

November 2015

I am proud to announce that I have been honored with 7 "Nominee Awards" for my B&W images submitted to the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. This is an annual international competition for Amateurs and Professionals with upwards of 8000 entries each year. The categories that my winning images can be seen in are (under Amateur): Architecture, Fine Art, Silhouette, Still life and Wildlife. Within each category, the images are in order by the photographer's first name. www.thespiderawards.com.

Post Filter Photo Festival thoughts.

October 03, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I met so many wonderful people - Photography Gallery and Photography Museum owners - and great professional photographers throughout the actual four day event. Overall, my work "One Exposure" garnered reactions such as 'peaceful', 'serene', 'evoking a great sense of warmth and calmness', 'reminiscent of many a beach visit' and a 'pleasure to view'. I received many valuable suggestions as to which markets should embrace my work. I am excited to pursue them over the next days and weeks to come. What an unbelievable experience.

Filter Photo Festival 2015, Chicago, IL

September 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


Getting on a jet plane Wednesday, Sep 24 and heading for Chicago. I am taking my most recent body of work titled "One Exposure". Please see this folio on my home page under "Portfolios".  Planning on meeting with several nationally known and recognized Photography Gallerists, Museum Curators, Photo Editors and Book Publishers. These 'Portfolio Reviews' are held at various times around this country and in Europe every year. Participants (yours truly) sign up for face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their work, as well as information on getting their photographs exhibited in galleries and museums and/or published. What a phenomenal way to make the process of showing one's art to gallerists so much easier than flying to separate cities around the country for individual meetings. This is going to be great fun!

19th Annual Members Juried Exhibition, 2015

July 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Palm Beach photographic Centre - After a year away from this event, I won a spot in their annual exhibition with two of my images. This is always a great international competition and I'm proud to have my work recognized again.