Karen Schifman is an art historian with a special interest in women artists and the representation of women in art and visual culture. Her career has been highlighted with teaching art history at the university level for over 15 years. She is a feminist with a good sense of humor and deep sense of commitment in all endeavors. She is also an interior designer, a collage artist, a collector, a curator, a writer, and now a blogger. The city of Los Angeles is the backdrop for her life and a constant in her roles as wife, mother, daughter, and sister. Now a 2-hour drive takes her to her very special role as nana. She has a great love of food-because it is one of life’s many great pleasures (she is working on eating less), and is quite fond of chocolate (well, because it is delectable in every way). In addition to this full life she finds time to obsess over the minor details in everything visual. She is witty, sarcastic, playful, creative, careful, and dependable. Some may find her a bit opinionated, however keep in mind that it is her strong convictions, honesty, experience, and generosity, that come together and help her tackle all of these things and persevere.