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SAA, AFC, BSc, MIWAS, TWASI, IGOR, AAA, CLWAC, MASF, WFM, BSM Karen Latham
Watercolor Paintings In Miniature - Painting the DetailsKaren Latham
 
Beginning at the age of 10, Karen realized that she had a very special artistic gift. Since that time, she has taught herself to utilize the talent given to her and, in addition to a biology degree, she has studied with a number of prominent contemporary artists. Developing her own style through many hours of study of techniques and creating those of her own, Karen has continually worked to improve her art. "The best artist never stops learning.", Karen says. "There is always some way to better your art. You must keep an open mind and be willing to change your work as needed. Many pieces keep evolving as they progress and end up quite the learning experience."

Karen has won numerous awards and exhibits extensively in the United States and England. She has raised thousands of dollars for wildlife and environmental conservation through her paintings and artwork. In sharing the special magic of wildlife and nature in her paintings, Karen hopes to help the viewer to better appreciate the natural world around them.

Karen is a member of (MIWAS) Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (England/UK/Europe), (TWASI) The Wildlife Art Society International (England/UK/Australia/Italy/Europe), and is a signature member of the (SAA) Society of Animal Artists (USA/New York) as well as several international miniature art societies.

Her work has been shown at numerous art exhibitions including:

Arts for the Parks (Mini 100 Region 1 winner in 2004 |People's Choice Top 100 & Mini 100 in 2005),
Art and the Animal 44th Annual SAA Members' Exhibition, Hiram Blauvelt Museum (Award of Excellence 2004),
Birds in Art,
Easton Waterfowl Festival,
NatureWorks Art Show & Sale,
American Art in Miniature - Thomas Gilcrease Museum,
Florida Wildlife Exposition,
The Marwell Wildlife Art Exhibition, Marwell Zoo - UK
The Wildlife Art Society International's (TWASI) Annual International Exhibition (UK) - The International Award 2007,
Southern Wildlife Festival,
Federal Duck Stamp Top 20 National Tour (multiple years),
Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit (2004 Best of Show),
Bennington Center for the Arts' Art of the Animal Kingdom,
Whistle Pik Galleries' Christmas Miniature Show,
Miller Gallery's' Objects of Desire Miniature Exhibition,
Galleries West Fine Art's (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) Fall Roundup and Natural Inspirations - a three artist show featuring Karen and her daughters as well as their miniature art exhibition Little Jewels,
Horizon Fine Art Gallery's (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) It's A Small World and several three artist shows featuring Karen and her daughters,
Decoys & Wildlife Gallery's (Frenchtown, New Jersey - near NYC) Fall Show & Shoot (Guest Artist) and featured artists in invitational show in October 2007.

Karen has also shown her paintings in several international miniature art exhibitions including:
The British Society of Miniaturists Summer Exhibition (Awarded the Polymers Plus Prize - Runner-up), The Papermill International Miniature Art Exhibition in New Jersey, the Royal Miniature Society (RMS) and a number of others.

 
Support for Conservation:
The artist is passionate about her art as well as the wildlife that is so predominate in her paintings. She works with organizations for environmental and conservation causes for wildlife. Kaen and her family have donated numerous original paintings and prints for auction and raffle to support North American and international conservation organizations, Raptor rehabilitation centers, nature centers, Zoos, the Safari Club International, and wildlife rescue facilities that care for abused animals.

Her paintings have been featured on US and Canadian conservation stamps including being featured in the Illinois habitat conservation print program and through Ducks Unlimited. She has also been involved with the USFWS Junior Duck Stamp program.

Additionally, just as Karen is dedicated to the preservation of wild lands and the wild creatures that depend on the existence of those places for their survival, the artist is also dedicated to the preservation of true traditional miniature painting in all it's forms, a type of art that has been practiced since early writing. The artist and her family, all working 'in miniature' in their painting, work to raise awareness and education of classic miniature art. The artist is also devoted to encouraging young artists.
 
Special Achievements:
  • 2009 - Gilcrease AAIM People's Choice for 2009
    http://www.gilcrease.org
    Karen Latham was awarded the "People's Choice" award for her painting "Contemplation - Young Wolf" at the Gilcrease Museum's American Art in Miniature 2009 in Tulsa, Oklahoma where it also was sold. Since the opening of American Art in Miniature on October 24th, museum visitors were give the opportunity to vote on their favorite piece.

    American Art in Miniature is an annual tradition at Gilcrease Museum. The exhibition ran from October 24 – November 8, 2009. The American Art in Miniature Reception and Art Sale was Thursday, November 5 during which a Silent Auction for work from 180 talented artists from across the nation was held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All works of art were no larger than 108 square inches (example: 9 x 12) exclusive of the frame. Sculptures were no larger than 1,728 cubic inches (example: 12 x 12 x 12) exclusive of base.
     
  • 2008 - Illinois DNR Habitat Stamp and Print Artist
    http://dnr.state.il.us
    "The Illinois Habitat Stamp Program provides funding for critically needed areas in which wildlife can live and reproduce, leading to more outdoor opportunities for Illinois sportsmen. Money generated from print sales is deposited into a specific fund used to preserve, acquire and manage land to improve wildlife habitat."
     
  • 2007 - The Wildlife Art Society International's 15th Anniversary Exhibition
    http://www.nature-in-art.org.uk
    Karen's work was a part of the 15th anniversary exhibition, where she was the recipient of the society's highest honor for international artists for her hand held miniature, held at the "Nature in Art Museum" in Gloucester, England - "the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature".

    Karen has been exhibiting in her paintings in The Wildlife Art Society since 2005.
     
  • 2007 - The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art, United Kingdom
    http://www.newa-uk.com
    Karen and the other artists in her family are the first Americans to show in the NEWA exhibition.

    "The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art is an open annual exhibition based in the North of England.

    NEWA was conceived in 1994 by a group of artists interested in depicting wildlife, with conservation as one of their underlying concerns. A donation from the exhibition is made each year to wildlife causes such as the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust and The Wirral Barn Owl Trust. The exhibition is staged at Gordale Garden Centre which attracts a constant stream of visitors, over 12,000 to our 2007 show. Our new website attracted an overwhelming 12,272 visitors who viewed over 190,000 pages. The website received excellent reviews, calling it the best on line gallery of 2007."
     
  • 2007 - American Art in Miniature - Thomas Gilcrease Museum
    http://www.gilcrease.org
    "The Museum of the Americas"
    The artist also exhibited in the AAIM exhibition in 2004 & 2006.

    "Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The museum's charm, beauty and art collections draw thousands of visitors from around the world to the hills just northwest of downtown Tulsa for a glimpse into the past. Gilcrease Museum houses the world's largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. The Museum also offers an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as historical manuscripts, documents and maps."
     
  • 2007 - Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers, London
    http://www.royal-miniature-society.org.uk/
    Karen's hand held miniature work was juried into the RMS exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

    "The Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers was founded in 1896 by Alyn Williams who was the first President, a position he occupied until 1898, and then again from 1908 until 1941. King Edward VII granted the Royal Charter in 1905. In 1926 the RMS extended its welcome to other forms of miniature art.

    The Society's Aims are to Esteem, Protect and Practice the traditional 16th Century art of miniature painting emphasizing the infinite patience needed for its fine techniques."
     
  • 2006 - Arts for the Parks "Mini 100" and "Top 100"
    Karen's artwork was featured in the "Arts for the Parks Mini 100", along with her family's paintings, since 2004. She was awarded the winner of "Region 1" in the "Mini 100" in 2004 and earned the "People's Choice Award" in the "Arts for the Parks" competition in 2005. Her work was also selected for the National Tour.

    Created in 1986 by the National Park Academy of the Arts, works for the ARTS FOR THE PARKS Top 100 and Mini 100 exhibits are selected by renowned jurors. Awards and the prestige of being a top artist in this renowned competition, draw artists from all over the world. The winners are chosen from over 2,000 entries. The winners are represented in an exhibition of paintings from what has been called "the richest art competition in our nation's history."
     
  • 2005 - Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
    http://www.ducks.org
    Karen and her two daughters were all chosen, in three consecutive years, to be named "Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year". Each of their artworks were published as the MN Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print and raised funds for conservation and the preservation of wildlife.

    "The vision of Ducks Unlimited is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.

    Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

    The core values and guiding principles of Ducks Unlimited's team of staff and volunteers are:
    Conserve North America's waterfowl and wetlands, treating people and wildlife with respect, science-based decisions, work together as volunteers and staff, value and enjoy the sport and heritage of hunting, partner with those who share common goals and values, commit at least 80 percent of our resources to conservation, and celebrate the culture of DU as we serve our members."
     
  • 2004 - Minnesota Book Awards Finalist - Children's Non-fiction
    http://www.thefriends.org/mnbookawards.html
    Awarded for "V is for Viking" published by Sleeping Bear Press. Kathy Jo Wargin, author and Rebecca Latham, co-illustrator with Karen Latham.


    "The Minnesota Book Awards is a Capital City project, led by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, in consortium with the Saint Paul Public Library and the Mayor’s office in the City of Saint Paul. Outreach partners for the Book Awards include the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), the
    Minnesota Library Association (MLA), and the Minnesota Department of Education - State Library Services."
     
  • 2004 - Polymere Plus Prize
    Runner up prize
    British Society of Miniaturists - Summer Exhibition - Ilkly, West Yorkshire, England
     
  • 2004 - Northeast Book Award - Non-fiction
    http://www.duluth.lib.mn.us/Programs/NEMBA.html
    Awarded for "V is for Viking". Co-illustrated with Rebecca Latham. Author Kathy Jo Wargin. The Northeastern Minnesota Book Award was chosen from 18 nominated books.

    "The Northeastern Minnesota Book Award (NEMBA) is given annually to honor books that best represent northeastern Minnesota's history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle. The award is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Duluth Public Library and by the UMD Library. NEMBA recognizes books about northeastern Minnesota that substantially represent its history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."
     
  • 2004 - Society of Animal Artists Award of Excellence- 44th Annual Members' Exhibition
    http://societyofanimalartists.com
    The Award of Excellence medallion is the Society of Animal Artists' highest honor give annually to the artists exhibiting the best works in the Art and the Animal Members' Exhibition.
     
  • 2003 - 9th Place - US Federal Duck Stamp Competition & Tour
    http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps
    Ross' Goose

    "Since 1934, the sales of Federal Duck Stamps have generated more than $670 million, which has been used to help purchase or lease over 5.2 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the U.S. These lands are now protected in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System."
     
  • 2003 - Canadian Conservation stamps for New Brunswick and Alberta

     
  • 2002 - 3rd Place - US Federal Duck Stamp Competition & Tour
    http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps
    Ring-necked duck

    "Since 1934, the sales of Federal Duck Stamps have generated more than $670 million, which has been used to help purchase or lease over 5.2 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the U.S. These lands are now protected in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System."
     
  • 2002 - Buckskinner Best of Show Award in Oil/Acrylic - International Rough Riders Art Show and Sale
    2002 International Rough Riders Art Show and Sale in Williston, ND

     
  • 2002 - Canadian Conservation stamp for the 2002 Yukon Territory

     
  • 2001 - Featured guest on Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound on NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
    http://www.mnbound.com
    "Ron Schara's award-winning television magazine show Minnesota Bound delivers the heart and spirit of the outdoors. Ron's soft spoken but direct delivery and appealing on-camera presence create a personality akin to some of America's favorite television journalists. He's been called the Charles Kuralt of the outdoors.

    Minnesota Bound features an entertaining mix of stories about people who enjoy the great outdoors. Together with the star of the show - Raven, his lovable Labrador retriever - Ron introduces viewers to the many faces of Minnesota's outdoors."
     
  • 2001 - Featured at the Frances Jacques Master exhibit at the James Ford Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota
    http://www.bellmuseum.org
    Karen and her family were featured artists at the Frances Jacques Master exhibit at the James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota. The family painted (demonstrations) in the museum and participated in discussions.

    " The Bell Museum explores life’s diversity, deepening individual understanding and appreciation of the natural world through education, collections, and research.

    The James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History was established by state legislative mandate in 1872 to collect, preserve, skillfully prepare, display, and interpret our state's diverse animal and plant life for scholarly research and teaching and for public appreciation, enrichment, and enjoyment. Its governance belongs, by state legislative designation, to the University of Minnesota."
     
  • 2001 - Featured on the Environmental Journal, Minnesota State Lottery
    "The Environmental Journal is a cable TV program promoting environmental issues supported by the Minnesota lottery. The television program is seen on some commercial stations, it and aired on public access cable stations."
     
  • 2000 - 9th place in the Minnesota Deer Hunter's Association National 2000 Print Competition

     
  • 2000 - Color Q 2000 national calendar
    "Daybreak - Trumpeter Swans"
     
  • 2000 - Hilliard -Lyons Award - Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit
    "Daybreak - Trumpeter Swans" was selected by Robert Koenke of Wildlife Art Magazine as one of the 85 chosen for the 2000 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit, a biennial exhibit and competition honoring John James Audubon, a former resident of Henderson , Kentucky. She also won a Purchase Award and her painting was selected as one of the 25 pieces in the traveling exhibit.
     
  • 1996 - Artist of the Year Minnesota Waterfowl Association - Great Swamp Chapter

     
  • 1996 - Artist of the Year - Artists of Minnesota

     
  • Additional Achievements:
    Past Awards, Exhibitions, and Achievements
    A full listing of achievements, awards, and exhibitions.
    Upcoming Art Shows & Exhibits
    Locations & dates where the artist will be exhibiting her original paintings & giclee prints. (Fine art gallery shows, art shows, and exhibitions in the U.S. & abroad.)
     
Collections:
  • 2007 - The Hartford
    http://www.thehartford.com
    "Founded in 1810, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) is one of the largest investment and insurance companies based in the United States, with offices in Japan, Brazil, Ireland, England, Canada, and the United States."
     
  • 2007 - Illinois Department of Natural Resources
    http://dnr.state.il.us/
    "Our mission is to manage, protect and sustain Illinois' natural and cultural resources; provide resource-compatible recreational opportunities and to promote natural resource-related issues for the public's safety and education."
     
  • 2002 - Wildlife Art Magazine (Ownership)
    http://wildlifeartmag.com
    "Wildlife Art is the most widely recognized, award winning journal for information about art and artists depicting the natural world, including wildlife, Western, Southwestern, Indian, landscapes and more. Readers are treated to a wide array of subjects including a myriad of artistic media, the masters and new artists, regional and national art shows, and collectibles."
     
  • 2002 - Carpenter Nature Center

     
  • 2001 - Regina Medical Center
    http://www.reginamedical.org
    "The Regina Medical Center is a rapidly growing organization dedicated to excellent customer service, respect for human life and promotion of the health of the whole person." The hospital exhibits a collection works by the artist that are in their permanent collection.
     
  • 1992 - City of Hastings

     
  • Private Collections:
    Karen's artworks are included in many privately owned collections of works across the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and Australia.
     
Publications:
  • All in the Family (2008)
    More about All in the Family
    Feature article about the Latham family of artists. - "Wildlife Art is the most widely recognized, award winning journal for information about art and artists depicting the natural world, including wildlife, Western, Southwestern, Indian, landscapes and more. Readers are treated to a wide array of subjects including a myriad of artistic media, the masters and new artists, regional and national art shows, and collectibles."
    Published by: Wildlife Art Magazine
     
  • Marwell Wildlife Art Society Exhibition Catalog (2007)
    More about Marwell Wildlife Art Society Exhibition Catalog
    Artist - Karen and her family are featured in the society's art exhibition catalog since 2006.

    The group is the largest wildlife art society in Europe, with members from all over the UK. We also have members from the Netherlands, Botswana, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    Since forming in 1999, MIWAS have donated over £50,000 towards Marwell's ongoing work with endangered species.

    Karen and her family are the first American members of MIWAS.
    Published by: Marwell Wildlife Art Society
     
  • Wildscape Magazine - "Get Up and Go!" (2006)
    More about Wildscape Magazine - "Get Up and Go!"
    Artist, feature interview - "Professional artists tell us how they get themselves motivated to paint on a regular day-by-day basis." Special feature in the international magazine about wildlife art and conservation based in the United Kingdom.
    Author: Ken Stroud
    Published by: Darwin Publishing
     
  • Wildscape Magazine (2006)
    More about Wildscape Magazine
    Artist, feature interview - International magazine about wildlife art and conservation based in the United Kingdom. The Latham family and their miniature paintings of wildlife were published in a feature article in the magazine.
    Author: Ken Stroud
    Published by: Darwin Publishing
     
  • Marwell Wildlife Art Society Magazine (2006)
    More about Marwell Wildlife Art Society Magazine
    Artist - The Latham family was featured in a center fold article in the society's magazine. Karen and her family are the first US members of MIWAS.

    "The group is the largest wildlife art society in Europe, with members from all over the UK. We also have members from the Netherlands, Botswana, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    Since forming in 1999, MIWAS have donated over £50,000 towards Marwell's ongoing work with endangered species"
    Published by: Marwell Wildlife Art Society
     
  • "The Lathams Live, Work, Paint Together" InformArt Magazine (2005)
    More about "The Lathams Live, Work, Paint Together" InformArt Magazine
     - Artist, feature interview - "Karen, Rebecca, & Bonnie Latham, the mother-daughter team of wildlife artists share not just a home, as studio, and a career, but most of their free time doing what they love best: exploring the outdoors and nurturing their love of nature."
    Author: J. Rose Steward
    Published by: InformArt Magazine
     
  • "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Sketchbook Magazine (2005)
    More about "Like Mother, Like Daughter" Sketchbook Magazine
    Artist/feature interview - "Artist’s Sketchbook was launched in the winter of 2001 as a special release from F+W Publications, Inc. and the editors of The Artist’s Magazine. It’s mission? To be a reader’s “personal guide to discovering the artist within.” Artist’s Sketchbook is a regular, bi-monthly magazine available on the newsstand or by subscription. Each issue is a creativity “refueling station” with a range of articles, artist profiles, museum tours, art-making ideas and demonstrations, and creativity exercises."
    Published by: F&W Publications
     
  • V is for Viking - a Minnesota Alphabet (2003)
     - Co-illustrator - Children's book about wildlife, people, and places in Minnesota.
    Author: Wargin
    Published by: Sleeping Bear Press/Gale Group
     
  • P is for Passport - a World Alphabet (2003)
     - Co-illustrator - Children's book about wildlife, people, and places of the world.
    Author: Scillian
    Published by: Sleeping Bear Press/Gale Group
     
  • Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity (2002)
    More about Women Artists Tout Artistic Parity
    Artist, feature interview (Karen's daughters, Rebecca & Bonnie, were also included in this publication) - Women artists in the field of wildlife art. - "Wildlife Art is the most widely recognized, award winning journal for information about art and artists depicting the natural world, including wildlife, Western, Southwestern, Indian, landscapes and more. Readers are treated to a wide array of subjects including a myriad of artistic media, the masters and new artists, regional and national art shows, and collectibles."
    Author: Susan Hallsten McGarry
    Published by: Wildlife Art
     
  • Limited Edition Canvas & Paper Giclée Prints 

    Karen, Rebecca, & Bonnie Latham - Over 100 reproductions of paintings by the Lathams are available for purchase from the artists' website. Visit the Wild Bird Collection, Wild Animal Collection, or Nature Collection to see images that are available in print or for licensing.
    Published by: Latham Studios - Wildlife Art
     
Organization Membership:
  • 2008 - The Allied Artists of America (AAA)
    http://www.alliedartistsofamerica.org
    Karen and her daughters, also artists, became members of the AAA in January, 2008.

    Founded in New York City in the year 1914 to the present, the Allied Artists of America, Inc. will continue to achieve its goal of furthering the cause of contemporary American artists. Allied Artists of America, Inc. is a non-profit National Art Society composed of artists & sculptors from across the country. The offices and exhibition galleries are both located at the elegant historical landmark, The National Arts Club.
     
  • 2008 - International Guild of Realism (IGOR)
    http://www.realismguild.com
    Membership in the International Guild of Realism is by invitation only. Karen and her daughter Rebecca were elected to the society in January, 2008.

    "Our mission is to advance realism in fine art through museum exhibitions, art gallery shows, workshops, education programs, marketing support and Internet exposure.

    For us, “realism” ranges from classical realism (based upon the traditional, academic-style painting techniques) to contemporary realism (where cutting edge techniques and subject matter are used to comment on today’s world). Trompe l’oeil, photorealism, surrealism, and super-realism are some of the genres included within the range of realism choices for modern artists, as well.

    The International Guild of Realism was founded by a group of leading professional realism artists from around the globe in 2002 with four goals:

    • Recognizing the best realists working today
    • Creating exhibition opportunities
    • Providing technical and promotional support
    • To offer a bridge between art collectors and the highest quality realist art, created by our members

    It’s all based upon the proven belief that the more art lovers of the world have access to high-quality realism, the greater the value these paintings will have. Value not just in monetary terms, but in appreciation, understanding and international attention.

    For art collectors, we create juried exhibitions in museums and galleries that span as many aspects of realism as possible so that they can see the panorama of international work in this field in one show. For museums, we curate themed exhibitions that provide a snapshot of where realism is today. For fellow artists, we provide information about workshops conducted by members and magazine features about realism techniques so that the quality of the art form continues to improve around the world.

    It’s all based upon one simple premise: The more realism artists succeed in the competitive art world, the greater the benefit to the art lovers of the world."
     
  • 2008 - Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC)
    http://www.clwac.org
    Karen and her daughters, also artists, became members of the CLWAC in January, 2008.

    A national organization to show and promote works by professional women artists, founded in 1896. The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, CLWAC, has been supportive of women artists for over one hundred years. The club is very proud of the high standard of quality and respect that our members have in the art world.
     
  • 2007 - Hilliard Society of Miniaturists (HS)
    http://www.art-in-miniature.org
    The declared aim of the society, to encourage greater recognition of this art form with an appreciation of its history and of its contemporary development and to bring it to the wider attention of all artists and to the public. The society was formed in 1981.
     
  • 2007 - Cider Painters of America (CPA)
    Miniature art society based in PA. Membership is by invitation only.
     
  • 2005 - Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (MIWAS)
    http://www.miwas.co.uk
    "The group is the largest wildlife art society in Europe, with members from all over the UK. We also have members from the Netherlands, Botswana, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, USA, Australia and South Africa.

    The MIWAS annual summer exhibition of wildlife art is in August and entry is open to all members. This show is currently the largest annual exhibition of wildlife art in Europe with nearly 700 exhibits displayed.

    Since forming in 1999, MIWAS have donated over £50,000 towards Marwell's ongoing work with endangered species"

    Karen and her family are the first US members of MIWAS.
     
  • 2005 - The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI)
    http://www.twasi.com
    "The Wildlife Art Society was founded in 1992 with the purpose of promoting a greater appreciation of the wildlife art genre, the animals, plants and wild places which provide the stimulus and inspiration for all such work. The Society acts as a forum for wildlife artists, providing opportunities for them to share their common interests and raise their individual profiles through Society exhibitions and other events. The Society also focuses members' attention on the activities in the national and international wildlife art arena."

    Karen is the recipient of the society's highest honor for international artists for her hand held miniature in the 2007 anniversary exhibition at the Nature in Art Museum in the UK.
     
  • 2004 - British Society of Miniaturists (BSM)
    British Society of Miniaturists is one of the 3 British fine art societies that form the International Guild of Artists organization. The miniature society's exhibitions are held jointly with the British Watercolour Society making them the largest exhibitions of original paintings in Great Britain. The exhibition is sponsored by 'Yorkshire Television' and 'The Mail on Sunday'. The society was founded in May of 1895 in London.
    Karen was elected a full member of the British Society of Miniaturists. She and Rebecca are the first "International Members" of the Society.
     
  • 2003 - Artists for Conservation (AFC)
    http://www.natureartists.com
    Membership in Artists for Conservation is by invitation only. Karen and her daughters, also artists, were elected to the society in 2003.

    World leading online source for collectors of wildlife art and nature art. Browse buy and collect wildlife and nature art including western and native art work by leading painters photographers carvers and sculptors at the Worldwide Nature Artists Group - a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the nature and wildlife art community worldwide.
     
  • 2002 - Society of Animal Artists (SAA)
    Karen is an elected signature member of the Society of Animal Artists. She was awarded the society's highest honor upon her debut in the society's annual exhibition.

    The Society of Animal Artists is an association of animal and wildlife painters and sculptors. Founded in 1960, the Society is devoted to promoting excellence in the portrayal of the creatures sharing our planet, and to the education of the public through its informative art seminars, lectures and teaching demonstrations. Some of the finest animal artists from the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Japan, and Australia are represented in the Society's membership.
    Over the past 40 years the work created by these artists has established new standards of artistic excellence and respect, helping animal and wildlife art to achieve a place of honor in the field of fine art.
     
  • 1999 - Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF)
    http://www.miniature-art.com
    The miniature art society of Florida, founded in Clearwater in 1974, encourages artists to become involved in the exciting world of miniaturism in the global resurgence of interest in the ancient art form of miniature painting and sculpture. It seeks to broaden the awareness of the public and collectors to the delicate beauty and refinement of this venerable art form. Its scholarship efforts assist talented young artists of the future.
     
  • 1999 - World Federation of Miniaturists (WFM)
    http://www.worldfm.org
    The World Federation of Miniaturists was formed in 1995 as a loosely structured organisation of miniature art groups, united by a common purpose - expanding global participation, the understanding of, and support for miniature art.

     
  • NWTF - Women in the Outdoors

     
  • Ducks Unlimited
    Ducks Unlimited, Inc. is an international non-profit wetlands, waterfowl, and wildlife conservation organization.
     

 

 
 
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