Madison Art Gallery Watercolor Show

Local artist donate time and talent
for month-long show

Staff Report

(April 2006) – Karen Taylor of Madison, Ind., and Bill Borden of Hanover, Ind., will be among the Indiana watercolorists participating in a month-long watercolor show at the Madison Art Gallery, 301 E. Main St., Madison. Both are members of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, which is sponsoring the show. It will run from April 9-29. Admission to the gallery is free.

Karen Taylor


Taylor was educated at the Fort Wayne Art Institute in Fort Wayne, Ind. While taking classes there, she met her husband, Stephen F. Taylor, also a student. The two were married and began a 40-year adventure in the arts to date.
The Taylors moved to Madison in 1973 with the Indiana Arts Commission. Stephen served as the artist-in-residence, while Karen was a visiting artist.
“We worked in Madison primarily but traveled the state,” Karen said. “Since that time, I have been very active in my love for painting.”
Karen Taylor’s work is concentrated in watercolor painting. She has taught many classes in watercolor privately in Madison and also conducted workshops and classes in other communities.
“It gives me great pleasure to share what I know with other beginning artists and I really believe, makes me a better artist,” she said.
Borden, 61, was professionally trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, while working full time for 30 years as an industrial designer at the Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Mich. Upon retiring, he and his wife, Sharon, moved to Hanover, Ind., where he has an art studio in his home. He  often displays his work at the Madison Art Gallery.

Bill Borden


Borden was twice selected to paint the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art poster. He also has had paintings selected for the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Indianapolis and in its traveling exhibit.
Borden has been included in four of the American Watercolor Society’s traveling exhibits and received that organization’s Kitty Logan Award.
The not-for-profit Watercolor Society of Indiana was formed in 1983 and has nearly 300 members statewide. The society promotes awareness of watercolor painting, and sponsors educational programs and exhibitions throughout the year.
The Madison Art Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be a coffee, tea, punch and dessert reception for the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9.

• For more information on the show, call the Madison Art Gallery at (812) 265-3135, Ext. 251.

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