Pacific Northwest sculptor, Karsten Boysen, of Port Orchard, WA, has numerous large public percent-for-art commissions in Alaska and Washington, as well as in prominent private collections throughout the Pacific Northwest and Arizona. He formerly instructed art at the University of Washington, the University of Alaska, Juneau; and was Washington State Arts Commission Artist-in-Residence at the Seward Park Art Studio in Seattle.
Karsten's work has been selected for the annual statewide CVG show four consecutive years. His six-foot tall welded steel, polychrome sculpture entitled “A-Paul-O--Ratrodgod,” was selected by juror Dennis Peacock for the top sculpture in the 2011 CVG show.
Master of Fine Arts (sculpture), The School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle; 1970;
B.A. & B.A. in Ed., Western Washington University, Bellingham.
2012 - Rockitdog; 5th Annual CVG Washington State Competition, Bremerton, Wash.; $2900.
2010 – Eagle/Salmon Spirit Rising; welded Corten steel, black powdercoat, 8 ft. x 3 ft. x 2 ft.; Hood Canal Salmon Restoration Center, Belfair, Wash.; $5,000.
2010 – Phoenix Reign; welded bronze, copper and blown glass; 6’-6”x 4’x 5’; Mr. and Mrs. David Stedman residence; Phoenix, Arizona; $9,000.
2010 – A-Paul-O: Ratrodgod; welded recycled scrap steel, rust and galvanized patina; 6 ft x 5 ft x 4 ft; Port Orchard, Wash.; artist’s collection, F/S $8,900.
2007 – Daphne, welded recycled road culvert, green powdercoat, 7ft x 7ft x 4 ft, Port Orchard; artist’s collection; F/S $11,900.
2007 – Nike, welded recycled culvert and scrap, silver powdercoat, 6 ft x 5 ft x 3 ft, Port Orchard; artist’s collection; F/S $7,600.
2006 – White Trash Venus, welded recycled mobile home steel frame, 7ft.x 3ft.x 2.5ft., pearlescent powder coat, Port Angeles, Wash.; artist’s collection; F/S: $12,500.
2005 – Dancing Dungeness; welded steel, orange p/c, 8 ft. x 8 ft. x 6 ft.; Port Orchard, Wash., F/S $11,900.
2003 – Weather Vane, Whether Vane, Wetter Vein; recycled bronze, stainless steel, Corten steel, wood, aluminum, blown glass, and copper; stabile/mobile; 10 ft x 16 ft x 4 ft.; Port Orchard, Wash.; artist’s collection; F/S $16,000.
2000 – Cosmic Weather Vane; shell cast bronze; 2 ft x 1.5 ft. x 8 in.; stabile /mobile, artist’s proof.
1996 – Fleur de Lys, welded bronze fountain/cast concrete; 6ft x 5ft x 6ft; Judge Carol and Herbert Fuller residence; Cooper’s Point, Olympia, Wash.; $6,000.
1993 – Western Washington Treaty Tribes; 20 red cedar relief panels, 3 ft. x 3 ft. each; Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Olympia, Wash. $12,500.
1991 – Wasgo; copper repousse’ on red cedar; 8 ft. x 4 ft x 3 in.; Nina Fuller residence, Shelton, Wash.; $2,300.
1987 – Heritage Panels: Tlingit-Haida—Norwegian; copper reliefs and cedar, seven 4 ft x 8 ft.; Petersburg Performing Arts Center, Petersburg School District, Petersburg, Alaska; $15,000.
1984 – Trinity Cross; bronze and copper crucifix/steeple/skylight; St Catherine’s Catholic Church; Petersburg, Alaska. $3,000.
1983 – Fisk; bronze sculpture fountain/aluminum pool; 12 ft. x 6 ft. x 8 ft.; Clausen Museum; City of Petersburg, Alaska. $25,000.
1982 – Chilkoot Trail; welded bronze relief; 25 ft. x 6 ft. x 4 in.; Alaska One Percent For Art Program, Alaska State Ferry Terminal; Skagway, Alaska. $6,700. 1981 – C-Wave; welded Corten steel; 12 ft. x 12 ft. x 16 ft.; Alaska One Percent For Art Program, Trail Lakes Hatchery, Seward, Alaska. $33,000.
1976 – Anima; welded bronze sculpture; 6 ft. x 5 ft. x 4 ft.; King County 1% for Art Program, King county Animal Control Shelter; Kent, Wash. $3,500.
“Northwest Annual Competition”, Collective Vision Gallery, First Place –3-Dimensional Art, “A-Paul-O, Ratrodgod”, welded steel, polychrome and clearcoat, Bremerton, WA, Feb.-2011.
Port Orchard Art Walk, public sculpture, free standing welded steel, Port Orchard, WA 2008-2010.
“Northwest Annual Competition”, Collective Vision Gallery, “Nike—Goddess of Victory”, welded steel, chrome powdercoat, Bremerton, WA, Feb.-2010.
“Northwest Annual Competition”, Collective Vision Gallery, “White Trash Venus”, welded steel, pearl powdercoat, Bremerton, WA, Feb.-2009.
“Covert Visions” by Karsten Boysen--One Man Show; Theler Center; Belfair, WA; May – Sept., 2008.
“Northwest Annual Competition,” Collective Vision Gallery, “Daphne”, welded recycled steel sculpture, Bremerton, WA, Feb. 2008.
“Art on the Town,” Port Angeles Downtown Association, “White Trash Venus”, welded recycled steel sculpture, Port Angeles, WA, 2007-08.
Art Expo 2007-Bainbridge Island, Winslow Contemporary Arts, Five welded recycled steel sculptures, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2007.
“Art on the Town,” PADA, “Dancing Dungeness”, welded recycled steel, Port Angeles, WA, 2003-06.
“Art on the Hill”, West End Arts Council; Olympic Natural Resources Center; “Cosmic Weather Vane”; shell cast silicon bronze, stabile /mobile sculpture; Forks, WA, 2000.
“Art on the Town, PADA, “Weather Vane,…,” welded corten steel, bronze, stainless, glass, wood and aluminum, Port Angeles, WA, 2000-02.
Fifty-Eighth Northwest Annual, Seattle Art Museum -- Modern Pavilion, Seattle Center.
Art in Public Places Invitational, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle.
Bellevue Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, Bellevue, WA.
Anacortes Arts and Crafts Festival, Anacortes, WA.
All-Alaska Invitational, Anchorage Art Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.
“Mystic tape Visions”, One man Show, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle.
“Lightning Series”, Henry Art Gallery, U. of Washington.
Cultural Arts Showcase, Evergreen Gallery, Seattle Center.
Alaska Fur Rendezvous, Anchorage Art Museum.
Founder and President, Olympia Arts Commission, Olympia, Wash. 1986-89.
Juror, Alaska One Percent for Art Program, Alaska Ferry Project, Juneau, 1983.
Artist-in-Residence, Washington State Arts Commission, Seattle Parks and Recreation Program, Seward Park Arts Studio, 1970-72.
Ruth Nettleton Art Scholarship and Teaching Assistantship, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, 1969-70.