I have attended some classes at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY prior to moving to the Paducah, Kentucky area.  I attended Murray State University on an Art Honors Scholarship while still in high school (Murray High School ) then later attended Murray State University . I had the opportunity to work all around the United States in the creative world of Advertising, Graphic Arts, Graphic Design, Creative Director, Television Writing and Production, Television Co-hosting, Promotions Director, and Marketing, all the while honing my artistic abilities.

In this life I have been fortunate to meet people from all walks of life and tried to learn something from each of them (and myself) and bring a bit of that into my diverse subjects in painting and drawing.

Now I feel my life has made  a full circle back to Kentucky where I was born after living in TN, IN, NC and LA. I am finally home after my life's journey. I am blessed to have a wonderful son.

Awards and Honors:

 • 1985, 1986 Art Honors Program Scholarship, Murray State University via the Creative Arts division of the  Murray Women’s Club
1986 Murray Woman’s Club, Regional Art Competition- 1st place in Oil pastels and Watercolors
1986 KHEA All-State High School Art Exhibition , 1st Place Pastel (Conte’ Chalks)
1986 Murray Woman’s Club, District Art Competition 1st place watercolor
1986 State Art Contest Sponsored by Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs in Lexington , KY , 1st place watercolor
1985, 86 USNAA ( United States National Art Awards) Member
1987 McGavock High School , Nashville , TN - regional runner up for a written essay
1992 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society – April, 1992
1993 Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society - February, 1993
1993 Named Outstanding Graphic Arts Junior at Murray State University by peers
1996 Artwork Award, Fort Campbell ’s Officer’s Club/Officer’s Wives Club Volunteer Recognition, Fort Campbell , KY
2002, 2003 82nd Airborne Division Volunteer Recognition, Fort Bragg , NC
2005 Fort Polk Arts and Crafts Contest, Fort Polk, La - 1st place and honorable mention in water base,  1st place and honorable mention in drawing.
Featured Artist, Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA, March 2006
Featured Artist, Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hopsital, Alexandria, LA, April 2006
Artwork selected by Arts Council of Central Louisiana, Arts & Healthcare, for national touring exhibition, April 2006 - April 2007
June 2006, Harnett County Arts Council Art Show and Sale, Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Building, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
August 4-31, 2006, Campbell House Galleries, 482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines, NC
  • October 26-November 5 2006, Fayetteville Academy Fine Arts Center, An Art Affair-show and sale, Fayetteville, NC
 • Fayetteville/Cumberland County Public Works Exhibit 2007
 • June 22- September 15th 2007, Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council's Annual Art Exhibit
 • July 24-current Harnett County Arts Council Gallery, Lillington, NC

NOAPS  (National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society)
ISAP-USA (International Society of Acrylic Painters)
Hope Mills Chamber of Commerce
Harnett County Arts Council, Inc.
Fayetteville Art Guild
Fayetteville/Cumberland County Arts Council

© 2006 Krysta Kaye