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About the Artist:

Aicy Karbstein

Aicy Karbstein is an Award-Winning contemporary American painter, born in Brazil. She paints from her heart and mind, and her positive approach to life helps her paintings express happiness, beauty and harmony.


As a teenager, she took art classes, including drawing of live models, at 'Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo'. She then went on to study Advertising, and worked as an intern in the Creation Department of an Ad Agency doing illustrations. Aicy’s fascination for painting has grown exponentially since then, with her passion fanned by exposure to several style of paintings, frequent visits to the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, among others.


While a business owner in the music entertainment field for two decades, she painted for hobby and as a healing meditative technique to relax and recover from the stress of the business world. After closing down her music business, she felt compelled to focus exclusively on fine art, and has compiled a large collection, painting professionally since 2014. Relying on various techniques to achieve her goals, a combination of Expressionism and Abstract are visible in some of her works, although she is currently known for her many Representational paintings.


Most of her works are in private art collections throughout the USA and in Brazil.

Those interested in viewing her full portfolio and the vast array of paintings and photographs, please visit the Gallery page, or at the Shopping page.




2024, January 30-February 26, North End Gallery Invitational, Leonardtown, MD

2023-2024, November to January, US District Courthouse, Greenbelt, MD

2023, July 14, CoBe Workspaces, Colonial Beach, VA (featuring Aicy Karbstein & Lee Valentine Art)

2023, May 12, CoBe Workspaces, Colonial Beach, VA (Solo Exhibit)

2023, February, North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD

2022, September 30 - October 22, "The Heart Of It All", Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons Island, MD

2022, September 1 to 30, Leonardtown Art Walk, St Mary's Co. Arts Council Gallery, Leonardtown, MD

2022, September 17-18, ArtsFest, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons Island, MD

2022, August 5 - 31, "Dog Days of Summer" Art Show, St Mary's County Arts Council Gallery, Leonardtown, MD

2022, July 23 & 24, Summer Show, Southern Maryland Sailing Associaition, Solomons, MD

2022, May 14, Calvert Arts Festival, All Saints' Episcopal Parish, Sunderland, MD, 10am to 5pm.

2022, May 6, 7, 8, "Mad About Leonardtown A&E Fundraiser", Leonardtown, MD (I donated a painting for their auction)

2022, February 1 to 27, "Invitational 2022", North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD.

2021, November 5 to January 1, 2022, "Holiday Show & Sale", Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.

2021, November 12-30, 2021, Coldwell Banker Elite Realty, starting on Second Friday Art Walk until the end of November, Colonial Beach, VA

2021, October 1 - 31, "Featured Artist", Artworks@7th Gallery, North Beach, MD.

2021, September 18 & 19, "ArtsFest", Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD

2021, August 13 - 29, "Potomac River Regional Art Show," Colonial Beach, VA

2021, May 4 - 31, "The Cat's Meow", St Mary's Co, Arts Council Gallery, Leonardtown, MD
2020, Nov 6, 2020 to Jan 1, 2021, "Annmarie's Small Works Show & Sale", Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD

2020, Sept 12 - Nov 1, "Local Flair", Artworks@7th Gallery, North Beach, MD
2020, Sept 4 - Sept 30, "Leonardtown 7th Annual Art Walk", SMAC Gallery, Leonardtown, MD
2020, July 30 - August 30, "Art at The Rex", Leonardtown, MD
2020, March 20 - May 20, "International Guild of Realism Spring Salon"
2020 "SMAC- St Mary's Arts Council", Leonardtown, MD
2020 "All Women Artist", Contemporary Art Gallery online group
2019 "WMG-Woman Made Gallery-Small Works Show", group, 12/6-15, Chicago, IL
2019 "Contemporary Art Gallery"ALL Water/Seascape Art Competition and Exhibition
2019, May 4 - June 16, "Delaplaine Arts Center National Juried Exhibit", Group
2019, "ROAR-Realistic Oils, Acrylics, and the Rest", Group
2019 "Artist Salon", Group
2019 "No Place Like Home" Online Group
2019 "Water Forms", Group
2019-2018 "10 Plus" Online Group
2019-2018 "Your Story of Art", Group
2019-2018 "Beauty in Art", Group
2018 "Contemporary Art Gallery" Online ALL Animal
2018 “Amazing Landscapes”, Group
2018 “The World We See” Online Group
2018 "World Art Spotlight" Online Group
2018 “Picturesque Neighborhoods of the World”, Group
2018 "Paints and Art Photography" Online Group
2018 “AAA Images” Online Group
2017 “Winter Wonderland” Online Group
2017 “Glimpses of Autumn”, Group
2017 “Art District” Online Group
2017 “Boats” Online Group
2017 “Sailing Vessels” Online Group
2017 “Visual Arts for Home and Business” Online Group
2017 "Artist's Atelier, Alexandria, VA, Solo
2015 “Local Color Old Town”, Alexandria, VA, Solo
2015 “Jeymi Salon”, Alexandria, VA, Solo
2014 “Rami Salon", Alexandria, VA, Solo




04/21/2022, Fine Art America

10/22/2020, The County Times
08/2020, "Meet The Makers", SMCAC
08/12/2020, Fine Art America
07/10/2020, Fine Art America
11/18/2015, Old Town Post



October 2023, Third Place Award, 2023 Leonardtown Art Walk

July 2023, Second Place Award, Potomac River Regional Art Show, Colonial Beach, VA

October 2022, Second Place Award, 2022 Leonardtown Art Walk

October 2021, Third Place Award, 2021 Leonardtown Art Walk

August 2021, Honorable Mention Award, Potomac River Regional Art Show, Colonial Beach, VA
October 2020, First Place Award for the 2020 Leonardtown Art Walk Contest (1st Place), Leonardtown, MD


Calvin McDougle

Karima Dilmi & Sebastian Matthews
Amy Hale
Jack Lynn

Prince Stephen Obaigbena
Michael Slater
Monica Bermudez
James Lake
Randall McDonald
Chris Gentile
Penny Douskalis
Jay Hernly
Hal Hardaway
Edemir Rossi
Armand Komenan
Jeremiah Wright
Laura and Ed Kostrzebski
Doug Pelenberg
Dr. Frank Hutchinson
Rob Guiler
Il Porto Ristorante (Alexandria, VA)
Douglas Guiler
Don Aibel and Elizabeth Herries




AnnMarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD
IGOR-International Guild of Realism
NOAPS-National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society
WMG-Woman Made Gallery,
IA&A-International Arts and Artists, Supporting Member
GAHMUSA-German-American Heritage Museum, Associate Member
NAWA-National Association of Women Artists, Inc, Associate Member
SMCAC-Saint Mary's County Arts Council
St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce

Calvert Artists Guild, Inc

Colonial Beach Artists Guild

Unique Boutique of Southern Maryland


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