Karrie Jackson

Inspirational Artist


Ms. Jackson has over 25 years of experience as a Creative. She completed her undergraduate training at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, With Distinction; obtained a Masters of Education, Curriculum & Instruction - Integrated Teaching through the Arts, from Lesley University; and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Visual Art from Point Loma Nazarene College. She has been a free lance artist in addition to being an educator and leader since 2003.

Fine Art

With a primary focus on landscape painting in acrylic, Karrie Jackson is known for her Coastal Impressionism. Setting out to capture the joy and beauty of the natural Coronado shoreline, especially the enjoyment of youth and surf culture, Ms. Jackson designs original compositions from her own photography and stylizes her work through rich color and loose application of paint. Each piece expresses the essence of a moment, and above all aspires to bring joy to the viewers. As a part of Coronado's Centennial Celebration, Ms. Jackson exhibited her work along side other local artists in the Grand Opening juried exhibit at the city's C3 Gallery. Ms. Jackson has developed a wide range work in order to facilitate a strong foundation for teaching. Her body of work includes architectural paintings such as the large scale commission of luxury home paintings by American West Group, Denver, CO as well as still lives, botanical, pet commissions and figurative work.



Karrie Jackson

Personal Information

Karrie Jackson (b. 1979, Colorado, USA)





Lesley University, San Diego, 2010-2011.

Masters of Education, Curriculum & Instruction

Creative Arts & Teaching Division

Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, 2012-2013.

Single Subject Credential Program, Visual Arts

School of Education

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 1998-2003.

Bachelors of Fine Arts, Painting & Drawing, With Distinction

President's Scholarship, 1998-2003.

Coronado School of the Arts, Coronado, 1996-1998.

Visual Arts Department

Selected Exhibitions

2018 92118 Day, Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, Coronado, CA

2018 Sit a Spell and Sing a Tune, Public Art, piano wrapped in artwork, City of Coronado and Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, CA

2018 Celebrating Coronado Artists, Juried Banners, City of Coronado and Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, CA

2016 Trunk Show, Granada Tree House Collective, South Park, CA

2016 Sum Art, C3 Gallery, Coronado, CA

2015 Visions of Coronado, Coronado's 125th Anniversary C3 Gallery Grand Opening, Coronado, CA

2015 Art in the Park, Coronado, CA

2015 Brickyard, San Diego, CA

2014 Featured Artist, Emerald C Gallery, Coronado, CA

2013 Oz, Art in the Park, Coronado, CA

2012 Taste of Oils, Coronado, CA

2010 Emerald City, Coronado, CA

1998-2010 Various Exhibitions in San Francisco Bay Area.

Leadership & Teaching

Visual Arts Teacher & Department Chair; Coronado School of the Arts, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA, 2012-current


Arts Integration Project Director, TOSA Arts 4 Learning, Coronado Unified School District Office. Village Elementary, Silver Strand Elementary, Coronado Middle School, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 2018-2021.

Coordinator, Coronado School of the Arts Office, Coronado, CA 2020-2021.

VAPA Teacher & Curriculum Development; Silver Strand Elementary School, Coronado, CA, 2017-2018.

Enrichment Teacher; Coronado High School, Visual Art Department, Coronado, CA 2011-2016

Guest Artist; Coronado High School, Visual Art Departments 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Visual Art Teacher; Coronado Adult Education, 2012-2013.

Art Instructor; Coronado Adult Education, Sharp Villa Coronado & Coronado Retirement Village, Coronado, CA 2011-2012.

Docent & Art Educator; Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA 2010-2011.

Art Consultant; Coronado High School & CoSA Visual Art Departments, 2010-2011.

Art Instructor; Monart, Solana Beach, CA 2010.

Curriculum Development, Teacher & Arts Integration; Corpus Christi School, Piedmont, CA 2003-2010.

Lillian Black Children's Arts Council: Arts Contact; Oakland, CA 2008-2010.

Business Owner & Operator; Online Gallery, Art Dealer, Private Lessons, Art Camps,

    Karrie Jackson Arts: Coronado, CA  2015-current

    Crown Art Studios: Coronado, CA 2010.

    Established Karrie Jackson Arts: Lafayette, CA 2003-2009.

Art Teacher; Girls Inc., Lockwood Elementary, Oakland, CA, 2003.

Art Mentor; Rock La Fleche, Oakland, CA 2000.



Curatorial and Public Projects


92118 Day Interactive "Paint by Number" Mural & Live Event, Coronado Cultural Arts Commission, Coronado, CA 2018.

CoSA Visual Art & Instrumental Music featuring Camarada, Bread & Salt Gallery, San Diego, CA 2018.

Chalk Walk, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019

CHS Mindfulness Room, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 2017.

C3 Gallery, Student Exhibitions, Coronado, CA 2016, 2018.

John Cage Abstract Collaboration, Coronado High School, San Diego Museum of Art Young Artists Visualizing Music Exhibit 2015.

Black Box Gallery, Student Exhibitions, Coronado School of the Arts, Coronado, CA 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Coronado Clock Tower Student Murals, Coronado School of the Arts, Coronado, CA 2013.

CHS Art Walk, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 2013.

Mission Federal San Diego Art Walk, Little Italy, CA 2011-2013.

Botanical Trash Can Design, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 2012.

Shredder, Coronado High School, Coronado, CA 2011.

Who is the Voice of Education?, Chicano Park, San Diego, CA 2010.

Kindergarten Mural, Corpus Christi School, Piedmont, CA 2008.


Granada Treehouse Studio, San Diego, CA.

California Surf Lifesaving Association (CSLSA), Coronado, CA.

American West Group, Denver, CO.

Works held in private collections in California: Coronado, San Diego County, San Francisco Bay Area, and San Bernardino County; Colorado; Idaho; and Hawaii.


Coronado Arts, 2014.



Shoutout SoCal Local Stories, November 2020.


KCMS, Feature, May 2018.


Islander TV Feature, October 2017, May 2018.



Coronado Vibe Magazine, Shedding Light on Coronado Artists, April 2018.


SD Voyager, 2018.


Balboa Park Arts Empower Conference, 2017.


Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2017.



City of Coronado, 2016.



Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2017.



Coronado Lifestyles Magazine, 2016.


KPBS, 2016.



Coronado Times & ECoronado, 2016.



Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2016.


Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2016.



Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2017. 2015. 2014. 2013. 2012.








Coronado Arts 2017.


Coronado Arts, 2016.


Coronado Arts, 2015.


CoSA San Diego, 2016.


Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2015.



Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2014.





Coronado Times & ECoronado, 2016.



Coronado Eagle Journal Newspaper, 2013.



California Digital Newspaper Collection, CDNC, 2013.




Online Compilation of Collaborative Arts Integration Curriculum Development and Resources K-12 for Coronado Unified School District, Digital Collection. 2019-2021.

Visual and Performing Arts National Core Standard Curriculum K-5 for Coronado Unified School District, Digital Collection, co-author, 2017, 2018.

Coronado Coloring Book, Self Published; Coronado Schools Foundation; Amazon, CreateSpace; Barnes & Noble, 2016.

Awards and Grants

2018-2021, Project Director under DoDEA grant, CUSD.

2017-2018, Curriculum Writing, Teacher Support & Teaching under DoDEA Grant CUSD.

2016, Most Creative Award, Coronado Coloring Book, Coronado Lifestyles Magazine.

1998-2003, California College of the Arts, San Francisco. President's Scholarship.

1998 Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, President's Scholarship.

All works © 2003-2021 Karrie Jackson. 

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