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Events, news & Exhibitions featuring the Artwork of Lisa Karen Ward

Lisa’s work now on display at ZaPow Gallery in Asheville, NC

Lisa's display at ZaPow Gallery in downtown Asheville

Lisa’s display at ZaPow Gallery in downtown Asheville

It’s been such a long time since I have posted on my blog!! Life has been a little crazy. My husband got a job in Asheville, NC unexpectedly last fall, and we are just now really getting settled in our new city. As far as art goes, there couldn’t be a better place for me professionally. Asheville LOVES their artists!!! While we were visiting last fall, we stumbled across ZaPow Gallery in downtown Asheville. It is the only illustration and narrative art gallery in the Southeast! They focus on comic book art, popular culture and illustrations. Perfect for me, right? They thought so too. I applied, and I am in 🙂

So I have my own little 4×6 space that I can do what I like with. Also pretty cool. Not many galleries allow that. I have some of my insects, a doggie, a kitty, a reptile and an amphibian on display, along with prints and notecards. I will add my totebags sometime soon too.

If you are in the area, go check it out!

Pre-Holiday Shows!

So here’s a rundown of the places and events where I will be displaying and selling my work before the holidays! Pick one, swing on by and say hi! 🙂

First up this weekend, Saturday, November 9th, from 6 to 10pm, I will be showing some larger scale, original paintings, a few smaller, original paintings and giclees on canvas, matted prints, tote bags, notecards and tropical holiday cards at the Pink Cheetah Vintage Art & Music Show at Stained Market Place in Ybor City – 2106 East 15th Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33605…

pink cheetah vintage art & music show

pink cheetah vintage art & music show

Join us for another PinkCheetahVintage Hypebeast Production! Featuring art by HFx, Apatx, Joe Soutter, Lizzie Agosto and Lisa Karen Ward. Music by DJ PJ of Trees of Knowledge productions. Fantastic new venue Stained Market Place where you will find anything and everything you didn’t even know you needed…

Fresh art and other shiz right in time for the gift giving season. Don’t forget to get yourself something dope! You deserve a little sumtin’ sumtin’ too!



On Saturday, November 23rd, from 8am to 3pm, I will have a booth at the Tampa Bay Etsy Crew (TBEC) Holiday Show also at Stained Market Place Continue reading

Taste of the Heights


Come visit me at the Taste of the Heights on Sunday, October 20th!

Taste of the Heights is a walking tour of Seminole Heights featuring all of the eclectic, awesome, local restaurants, breweries, music and art. Tickets to eat and drink your way along the route are affordable, and I hear it’s a fun event. I will have a booth with small scale, original paintings, prints, tote bags, notecards and holiday cards, all at discounted prices (lower than my website prices!).

I will let you know my exact location as soon as I know!

Hope to see you there!

Print Sale! (starting at $10)

8x10 brown pelican $10

8×10 brown pelican $10

I don’t want to carry an inventory anymore!

Hubby and I are trying to SIMPLIFY our lives, so we can be ready for anything that life throws our way…and that means going to “print on demand mode” for me. So I have marked down all of my remaining prints to super cheapo-depot, WAY below my cost prices!


15x30 nocturnal climber $30

15×30 nocturnal climber $30



These prints make great housewarming, Mother’s Day and teacher appreciation gifts for animal lovers, or decor for kids’ rooms.





10x8 doggone dog $15

10×8 doggone dog $15

They would also make a unique baby shower present…cats, dogs, frogs, birds and turtles…just choose the right color scheme.



12x18 (18x24 with matte) spittin' tobacco $35

12×18 (18×24 with matte) spittin’ tobacco $35


Or how about the gift of original art for a kid going away to college in need of some dorm/apartment decor? I’d go for the giant grasshopper, chameleon or “fire bug” for a Pop Art look.






Here is a list of everything I have left! Click on the title for a photo 🙂 Continue reading

Vote for my fabric design!

happy earth day!

happy earth day!

Happy Earth Day, everyone!!!

Go out today and do something good for the environment!!

And then keep doing it for the rest of the year…and the rest of your life…so that all of our children, and their children, and so on, will be able to experience all the beauty the earth has to offer! 🙂


pop chicken fabric design by lisakarenward

pop chicken fabric design by lisakarenward

Also, vote for me in the Spoonflower Fabric of the Week contest! The theme is “pop art chickens”…what could be more appropriate for my artwork?!

All you have to do is click on this link, scroll through the designs, which are in random order, find mine (pop chicken by lisakarenward – see photo), click on it, flip through to the end of the entries, type in the captcha, review your selection, and hit submit. Easy! And it appears that you may vote multiple times.

The deadline is this Wednesday, April 24th!

Thanks in advance for your help! 🙂

Lisa’s Artwork Featured on NBC TV’s Parenthood!
Seasons 3 & 4

Fire Bug Poster final medium copyHi, everyone!

Exciting news!  Back in June, I received an email from the Art Department Coordinator for NBC’s television series Parenthood. She informed me that the set designer for the show had seen my artwork on Etsy and loved it.  They had picked out some of my bug pieces that they would like to purchase for use on the set and wanted to know if I would be willing to sign an artwork release.  Oh, and…could I get the prints to California in less than one week?!  Of course I said yes!

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Lisa’s Work Appears in Art Show to Help Deaf Kids Talk

La Sertoma Art Show PosterMy work will be appearing in an upcoming art show benefiting a fantastic organization.  The Greater Tampa Bay Sertoma Club is presenting an art event to “Help Deaf Kids Talk.”

Featuring local, national and international artists P$ynner, Iris Baranski-Daniels, Angelo Ingargiola, Chris Karlik, Dan Lasata, Terry Pipitone, Scott Fleenor…and me :), the show also includes complimentary wine & cheese, a silent auction, and door prize drawings – all for a good cause! 

I’ll be there all night…come visit!

GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club
2901 Bayshore Boulevard
Saturday, May 1st – 6:30 to 10pm

Click here for more information…

Lisa Appears at Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market

market_roosterCome see me at the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market on May 9, 2010.  The Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market is located on the grounds of historic Hillsborough High School, 5000 N. Central Ave., Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL. from 9 am to 2 pm. 

IslandsFest Items For Sale PhotoIn an eclectic neighborhood known for its historic homes and support for small business and community events, Seminole Heights and it’s pool of forward thinkers have now helped to initiate more sustainability by starting the neighborhood’s first open-air fresh market. You’ll find quality, seasonal and locally farmed produce, all natural ready to eat foods and specialty foods. Additionally, there will be many neighborhood artists taking the opportunity to showcase their talents (me!) and live music. It’s Mother’s day, so bring your Mom!

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Lisa Appears in Islands Fest Art Show

I finally decided to try my hand at an outdoor art show!

IslandsFestPosterIslands Fest is an annual day of community interaction and family fun put on by the residents and businesses of Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. The event features an invasion by land, air & sea, arts & crafts, a rock wall, kung fu fighters, a British motor car parade, fire trucks, bands and even a pet parade and dog show. I brought a bunch of new goodies with me…notecards, handbags, prints, tote bags and small paintings featuring my fun, mod animal illustrations.

The show is at the Davis Islands Seaplane Basin Park on April 24, 2010.  Come on down for some family-friendly fun, and don’t forget to stop by my booth and say “Hi!” 🙂