SCG Residency

About the Artist:

The pursuit of my craft as a glass sculptor is centered upon nature, as my encounters with flora and fauna fuel the creative energy which drives me.

Light, color, and dimension in my work brings alive the passion and reverence I feel for the natural world. The energy of animals and plants is so beautiful and pervasive that it serves to fill my spirit, and I am dedicated to sharing this essence with others. To capture a moment and its essential elements – animals, trees, rocks, light – is the distillation of what may have been a moment in time or a long period of study, and the expression that I yearn to share as an artist.

The process of bringing these inspirations to life can be likened to a hunt, as I work with my team to orchestrate the creative process into the capture of a living story. Being able to embrace nature, immerse myself in it, lend to it color, texture, form, and movement is the essence of my art.



Drop in and Visit the Artist in Residence!

Tuesday, October 17th from 12-3pm: Open Studio with Karen @ Blue Line Arts

Tuesday, October 24th from 11am-2pm – Open Studio with Karen @ Blue Line Arts 


SOLD OUT: 3 Day Workshops on location at Nicholson Blown Glass




October 21, 2017 from 6-8:30pm

Blue Line Arts Location
405 Vernon Street Ste. 100 Roseville, CA 95678



Dinner with the Artist:

October 25th, 5:30-8:30pm

Limited Seating, Buca di Beppo dinner, includes a glass of wine

Blue Line Arts Location
405 Vernon Street Ste. 100 Roseville, CA 95678

Reserve your seat


Studio Time with Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen at Blue Line Arts:


SCG Glass Painting

October 19th, 2pm-6pm

Join us for the unique opportunity to express yourself through painting on glass under the tutelage of Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen. Children and adults are invited to paint a miniature glass sculpture made by our visiting world famous glass artist. When finished, you get to take it home! Don’t miss this rare experience!

Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members

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SCG Family Art Walk

October 26th, 3:30pm-5:30pm

After meeting at Blue Line Arts, our visiting glass artist, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, will bring us on a walk around downtown Roseville. She will share with us her love for the natural world and it’s importance in her work. We will then return to the gallery and Willenbrink-Johnsen will lead us in a drawing workshop using our experiences in nature to inspire us.

Cost: Free 

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SOLD OUT Beginner Workshop: 
Friday October 20th- 6-8pm
Saturday October 21st- 9-3pm
Sunday October 22nd- 9-5pm

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SOLD OUT Advanced Workshops:
Friday October 27th- 9-5pm
Saturday October 28th- 9-5pm
Sunday October 29th- 9-5pm

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