Karen Guzak

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Title: Visual Artist, Elected Official, Business Owner
Company: Karen Guzak, Inc.
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Karen Guzak, Business Owner of Karen Guzak Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in visual arts.

Ms. Guzak is a visual artist, a business owner, and an elected official with more than 35 years of service to her community and discipline. Since moving to Snohomish, Washington, she has contributed to her community as the owner of the Yoga Circle Studio and Angel Arms Works, a design and art studio. More recently, Ms. Guzak has served the community of Snohomish for 12 years as a member of the City Council and as the Mayor from 2010 to 2017.

Prior to the start of her illustrious career, she pursued a formal education an education at the University of Colorado Boulder, as a Boettcher Scholar, graduating in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science. Subsequently, Ms. Guzak earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Cornish School of Allied Arts in 1976. In addition to her primary endeavors, Ms. Guzak has excelled as the president of Karen Guzak, Inc. She is also the founder of the Sunny Arms Artists’ Cooperative in Seattle, she also co-founded the Union Art Cooperative.

As an artist, her paintings and prints have been exhibited in shows at the Foster White Gallery, the Tom Luttrell Gallery, and the Portland Art Museum, among others. Ms. Guzak is additionally represented in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, the Jundt Museum at Gonzaga University, the Tacoma Art Museum, and with various private art collectors. Furthermore, she created many public art works, including projects for Southern Oregon State College, the City of Bellevue, and Sound Transit. For her accomplishments in the field, she has been the recipient of numerous honors including the Spirit of Snohomish Award from the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce and the Home of the Year Award from the Seattle Times and American Institute of Architects.

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