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Karen Minton is a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Whitefish, Montana with her husband & daughter. Karen does graphic design, portrait photography, pattern design and fine art. To keep updated with her creative pursuits, follow her on instagram.


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Upcoming Shows:
The next gallery show of new work is planned for the July of 2017 at Persimmon Gallery

Past Shows:

Solo Exhibitions
2014 "Recent Work, Campfire series" The Rare Bird Studio Gallery, Whitefish, MT
2013 "Recent Work, Blooms series" The Rare Bird Studio Gallery, Whitefish, MT
2013 Art Fair Booth at Mission Federal Artwalk, Little Italy San Diego, CA
2011 "Recent Work, Encaustic Cut Flower Series" Persimmon Gallery, Bigfork, MT
2011 "Landscapes and Still Life" Sound Living Gallery, Whitefish, MT
2011 "Naturals" Crush Wine Bar, First Thursday Art Walk, Whitefish, MT
2007 "Recent Works" The Desert Rose, Valley Center, CA
2006 "Recent Works" The Loft private wine club, Whitefish, MT
2005 "Recent Works and Forays into the Botanical" Sage Spa & Salon, Whitefish, MT
2003 "Tea and flowers" Mahoney Photography, Whitefish, Mt
2002 "Recent Works" Crazy Daisy, First Friday, Missoula, MT
2001 "Anticipation of Spring" Mambo Italiano. Whitefish, MT
2001 "Recent Work" Truby's. Whitefish, MT
2001 "Italian Wine and Women" Mambo Italiano. Whitefish, MT
2001 "Spring Show" Glacier National Bank. Whitefish, MT.
2001 "Recent Works" Remedies Spa. Whitefish, MT.
2000 "Recent Works" Whitefish Times. Whitefish, MT
2000 "Recent Works" Historical re-opening of the Whitefish Mason Temple.
2000 "Recent Works" Knead Cafe & Artspot. Kalispell, MT.
1999 "Figures" Blackstar Brewery. Whitefish, MT.
1998 "Thesis" A show that focused on drawing corollations between both the painful and powerful emotional effects of breast cancer. Pullman, WA.

Group Exhibitions
2015 "Solstice" Group Show, Persimmon Gallery Artists Bigfork, MT
2011 "Solstice" Group Show at Bonelli's Bistro Kalispell, MT
2010 "Solstice" Group Show at Bonelli's Bistro Kalispell,MT
2009 "Art Baby" Group show at the Sage Spa Whitefish, MT
2005 "Recent Works" a collaboration with artist Kerry Harp. Walking Man Gallery, Whitefish, Mt
2004 "Winter Art Fair" Alpinglow Inn, Whitefish MT.
2003 "Big Mountain Art Walk" Whitefish, MT
2002 "Day of the Dead" Missoula, MT
2001 "Signudo", nudes only group show by Flathead Valley artists. Kalispell, MT.
2000 "Winter Solstice", Flathead Valley artists. Kalispell, MT.
2000 "Cinco De Mayo", Flathead Valley artists. Kalispell, MT.

Education
2015 Creative Live pattern design with Molly Hatch
2015 Skillshare Pattern Design I and II with Elizabeth Olwen
2014 Precious Metal Clay class at Stumptown Arts studio
2013 Skillshare Typography course with Jessica Hische
2011 8 week online encaustic workshop with artist Judy Wise
2010 2 day encaustic workshop with artist Shawna Moore
2007 online sculptural dollmaking workshop with artist Jane Desrosiers
2007 Introductory Encaustic Workshop with artist William Harsh of Benicia, CA
2001 - 2002 Oil painting Classes with surrealist painter Skeez Messing, Flathead Community College. Kalispell, MT
1993-1998 major: Ceramics, minor: Art History, Washington State University Pullman, WA

Awards, Honors
1993 Washington State Young Artist Award. Olympia, WA
Watercolor "Fisherman at Dawn" hung in Capital building for 1 year.