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Winter 2003:
She's Anything But Plain, East Westport, CT

Located at 1007 Post Road in East Westport, She's Anything But Plain will be sponsoring a Karen Rossi signing event. You can purchase that perfect holiday gift or buy yourself something that warms your heart.

Fall/Winter 2003
DeLind Fine Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Karen invites you to join with her in painting this year's Beastie Beat contribution. Centered on the theme "If I Were a Rich Man...Or Woman...Or Beastie", this creature promises to be a fantastical work of art and an event for the whole community. Visit or contact DeLind Fine Art Gallery at 414-271-8525 for more information.

December 20 , 2003
Wave Gallery, New Haven, CT

Karen will be appearing from 2-4PM as part of a day full of activity at the Wave Gallery. Located at 1046 Chapel St. in New Haven, this event, including a wine tasting and Karen Rossi signing event, will brighten any winter's day.

December 13 , 2003
Wave Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Karen will be participating with the Wave Gallery of New Canaan to bring you another pre-holiday signing event. Karen will be available from 4-6PM to sign that perfect gift or to meet with her fans. You will have to go to see what Karen will be dressed like at this event! The Wave Gallery is located at 107 Main Street in New Canaan.

December 6 , 2003
Vinny's Garden Center, Wallingford, CT

You can have Karen Rossi products signed and meet Karen in person from 1-3PM at this pre-Christmas event. Vinny's is located at 1076 S Colony Rd in Wallingford. This bustling garden center is sure to have that perfect something for the holiday season.

December 6-14 , 2003
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

The holiday traditions of America’s diverse faiths and cultures are represented in sparkling displays, music, and song and dance during Festival of Trees & Traditions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, from Saturday, December 6 through Sunday, December 14. Karen will be present to enjoy the festival, and has also donated a Rossi Christmas Tree for the Silent Auction. Read more about the event here.

November 21-22, 2003
Tapestry of Faith, Tulsa, OK

Karen will be at Tapestry of Faith for two exciting events. On the night of November 21, Karen will be present for an in store cocktail party which will run from 6-7:30PM. You can also see Karen November 22 at the Holliday Mart from 10-1. Tapestry of Faith is located at 1330 East 41st Street in Tulsa Oklahoma. Do not miss out on Karen's only Oklahoma appearance this year! Read the press release or article that ran in Tulsa World.

November 15, 2003
Treeline, Vernon, CT

Heather, a graphic designer for Karen Rossi Studios will be appearing at Treeline to help children make holiday decorations. Treeline, which is located at 400-4 Talcottville Road (RT 83), Vernon, CT will be sponsoring a Holiday decorating workshop to help all those busily trying to prepare for the holiday season. Do not miss this helpful planning event.

November 14-15, 2003
Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO

Karen will be at Silver Dollar City located at 399 Indian Point Road, Branson, MO for an exciting signing event which will include the unveiling of two thrilling hand-painted banners of Karen's characters. Don't miss this opportunity to visit with Karen and have her sign that perfect gift for this holiday season. Karen will be available to sign your items from 5-8 on the 14th and from 11-3 on the 15th. This means two opportunities to meet with Karen and get that perfect Christmas gift for this season.

November 12, 2003
Revays Garden and Gift Shop, East Windsor, CT

Come meet Karen between 4-6 pm and have your Karen Rossi pieces signed by the artist in-person! Revay's is a family owned and operated store which provides a wonderful combination of plants and accessories to make your house a home. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Francis Cancer Research. Revay's is located at 266 North Road (RT 140) in East Windsor, 860-623-9068.

November 6, 2003
Treeline, Vernon, CT

Karen makes a return visit for this wonderful signing event. The artist will be dressed as one of her fanciful characters and encourages those who visit to do the same! Bring your flights to sign or just yourself, your friends, and your sense of whimsy. Toland banners and Karen's NCE products will also be available for sale on this date. DO NOT MISS the unveiling of the Karen Rossi Scarves. This will be the first time the public will be able to pre-order one of these Karen Rossi Studios items. Treeline is located at 400-4 Talcottville Road (RT 83), Vernon, CT, 860-871-9477. Read the Press Release.

November 1-2, 2003
Houston Quilt Festival

Karen will be walking the show on Saturday and meeting with fans dressed up as none other than "The Quilter" herself! Visit her at the Bernina booth on Sunday and have your picture taken with this true-to-life character. You can also have the small Fanciful Flights version signed by the artist to take home with you! This will be a rare appearance in this fabulous part of the country, so come see Karen while you can! [This show is open to the public!!!]

October 24, 2003
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Karen will be at the Connucopia Gift Shop during this therapeutic conference to promote the Art With Wellness aspect of her work. Fanciful Flights will be available for purchase and for the artist to sign! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Uconn Health Center Auxilliary.

October 22, 2003
Fall Mass Market Toy Expo,
200 5th Ave, New York, NY

Karen will be meeting with companies as well as announcing the release of her " I Love NY" and "Love Las Vegas" puzzles in conjunction with Great American Puzzle Factory. Read the press release for all of the exciting details. This event is open to the trade only.

October 18, 2003
Marlborough Barn, Marlborough, CT

Karen Rossi will be at Marlborough Barn from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to St Francis Hospital. Take advantage of this great opportunity and meet the self proclaimed "storyteller in metal". Marlborough Barn is located on North Main Street in Marlborough, Connecticut. If you would like more information or directions, please call (860) 295-8231

October 12-13, 2003
A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans, LA
Karen returns to the South to be part of a wonderful event happening at A Studio in the Woods. Karen will finish her metal gate which she created especially for A Studio in the Woods, and will be present during the dedication ceremony which will be held on October 12 from 3-5. A Studio in the Woods is a non-profit organization whose goal is to enrich lives with art and to enrich artists with nature. Located in a beautiful New Orleans Bottom Lands, this whimsical and quiet artist retreat is sure to inspire the inner artist in all. A Studio in the Woods is located at 13401 River Road in New Orleans.

October 3-4, 2003
Carson Pirie Scott, Chicago, IL

Karen will be making special appearances all over the infamous Second City in promotion of her new manicure set at Carson Pirie Scott Department Stores. The manicure set features Karen's Spa Lady and symbolic pink ribbons in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a portion of its proceeds will go to The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation. Karen will be at the Edens store on the 3rd from 6-7p, in Yorktown on the 4th from 11.30a-12.30p, and in Randhurst from 2-3p.

August 30, 2003
Dancing Under the Stars, West Hartford, CT

Karen will be "Dancing under the Stars" from 6:30-11:30 PM on LaSalle Road and Farmington Avenue at this fabulous event, featuring The Steve Lord Big Band and several national and local guest singers, along with musical interjections by the calypso steel band Steel Sunrise. Twenty-four restaurants from West Hartford will serve a wide-range of fare. The event is free to attend. Food tickets will be sold in books of 19 for $20, 9 for $10 and 4 for $5. Reserve a table for your friends and family and help support the construction of the new Veterans Memorial. Rain date: August 31.

August 7-14 , 2003
New York Gift Fair, New York, NY

Karen will be walking the floor.

July 18-20, 2003
Association of Craft and Creative Industries, Chicago, IL

Karen will be in attendance at the Craft and Creative Industries show.

July 17, 2003
"Higher Order Thinking" Schools Conference through Connecticut Commission on the Arts
, New London, CT
Karen will be speaking at Connecticut College from 1:30-2:15p about the conference theme "The Challenge of Change" and the importance of the arts in education and life. Connecticut College is located at 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT.

June 19, 2003
Treeline, Vernon, CT
Karen will be signing your flights and NCE items at Treeline Garden Center in Vernon, Connecticut. Join her and the Treeline staff for an evening of decorating tips and fun. Events with Karen start at 6:00 PM.

June 10-12 2003
Licensing International

Karen will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 W. 34th Street , New York, NY to walk the floor, and meet with companies.

May 22, 2003
NAWBO-Connecticut Business Expo Panel, Hartford, CT

Karen Rossi will be leading a panel discussion at the Connecticut Business Expo from 1 until 1:45. "The Juggling Act: Strategies for Work, Life and Leveraging Diversity". The Expo is being held at the Hartford Civic Center. Stop by the Expo to see how women are handling the stresses of modern life, business, and loving it.

May 18-21, 2003
New York Stationary Show, New York, NY
Karen Rossi will be in full force with her own booth (1716) for this show at the Jacob K. Javits Center, 655 W. 34th Street, New York, New York. Stop by and see the new items that Karen Rossi has to offer. New this year is a Rossiland Village mural that will be donated to a local New York charity.

May 10, 2003
Ulta, Orland Park, IL

Karen will be making a guest appearance to welcome Fanciful Flights to the store. She will be available from 1-3 to sign your Fanciful Flights and to take pictures with you. Have that special Flight dedicated and signed for Mom. Don't miss out on this appearance. It is sure to be fun.

May 6, 2003
Hartford Business Journal
On April 7th 2003, the Hartford Business Journal honored 8 Remarkable Women in Business in the Greater Hartford Area. Karen was nominated and selected by her peers to be featured in this issue. On May 6, the Hartford Business Journal presented these women each with an award recognizing their accomplishments as featured in the article. The luncheon was sponsored by Prospect Financial Services and was in partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners.

May 3, 2003

Pelton's, Wethersfield, CT

Karen will be signing your flights in costume at Pelton's in Wethersfield. There will be many new Fanciful Flights unveiled including the nurse, shoe fanatic, and Thank You Angel. During the event, she will pose with customers, dedicate and sign all purchased Silvestri Fanciful Flights™. Don't forget to bring your cameras. This event will benefit St Francis Hospital. Pelton's is located at 657 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT.

April 29-May 18, 2003
Junior League of Hartford 2003 Decorator Show House, Farmington CT
Two of Karen's original metal sculptures will be on display at the Junior League of Hartford 2003 Decorator Show House, located at 29 Mountain Spring Road in Farmington, CT Show House 2003 will be open to the public April 29 through May 18, 2003. The house will be open Tuesday - Friday from 11am to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm. The Junior League of Hartford will also be selling signed Uncle Sam Fanciful Flights™.

This wonderful house is chock full of charm and history. Set on over 4 acres of land, the home was originally built in 1830 . Notable prior owners of this estate have included Alexander Haig and James Thrall Soby. Mr. Soby owned the home during the 1930's and 1940's and was very involved in the art worlds of Hartford and New York. Frequent guests of Mr. Soby included Salvador Dali, Gertrude Stein, and dear friends Alexander Calder and Chick Austin, the director of the Wadsworth Atheneum. Please visit for more information about the Show House.

April 26, 2003
Yankee Candle Company, South Deerfield MA

Karen will be at Yankee Candle's flagship store in western Massachusetts to sign your Fanciful Flights. With Mother's Day right around the corner, this is the perfect opportunity to have Karen sign that perfect gift for Mom. There will be many new Flights to choose from. During the event, she will pose with customers, dedicate and sign all purchased Silvestri Fanciful Flights™. Yankee Candle Company is located at 16 Yankee Candle Way, South Deerfield, MA. Call 413-665-8306 or visit

February 28, 2003
Garden Argosy, Sarasota, FL
Karen will be making a guest appearance on from 6-8PM. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity and Karen will sign the Fanciful Flights that are purchased. For more information please call Garden Argosy at 941-388-6404.

January 2003
Karen Rossi Signs with NCE!

Karen at Marlborough Barn in October with
Geri Turner and Jean Langan.

Karen with Emily Kretz and Heather Gromke at the UConn Heath Center promoting Art with Welness.

Karen with friends at Carson Pirie Scott promoting Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2003

Karen created the steel panel gate for A Studio in the Woods.

The Karen Rossi Booth at the Surtex Licensing Show 2003.

Amanda Alleva, Leslie Chocquette, and Julie Shipee with Karen at Pelton's, Spring 2003.

Karen Rossi originals on display outside the Junior League of Hartford 2003 Decorator Showhouse.

An NCE signing event in Atlanta, January 2003.



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