Curriculum Vitae

Karen Latham
Hastings, MN 55033 USA

Studio Phone: 651-438-9944
E-mail: karen@lathamstudios.com
Web Site: www.lathamstudios.com
Education

Private & group courses with the following artists:
John Banovich
Robert Bateman
Greg Beecham
Carl Brenders
Will Bullas
Guy Coheleach
Patricia Geisheker
Will Goebel
Daniel Greene
Matthew Hillier
Jack Hines
Terry Isaac
Tom Lynch
Bruce Miller
John Seerey-Lester – Masterclass
Daniel Smith
Mort Solberg
Wayne Trimm
Ray “Paco” Young
Jessica Zemsky
Gallery Representation

(Current)
Artiques Gallery – Snowhill, Maryland www.artiquescollection.com
Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey www.decoyswildlife.com
Gabriele’s Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey www.gabrielesgallery.com
Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming www.gallerieswestjacksonhole.com
Miller Gallery – Cincinatti, Ohio www.millergallery.com
Moose Horn Gallery – Livingston, Montana www.moosehorngallery.com
Whistle Pik Galleries – Fredericksburg, Texas www.whistlepik.com
Planet Bronze – Bozeman, Montana www.planetbronze.com

Nature’s Palette Art Gallery – Hastings, Minnesota (1996 – 2002)
Picture Gardens Art Gallery – Hastings, Minnesota (2002 – 2004)
Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson, Wyoming (2001 – 2005)
Ron Stewart Gallery – Scottsdale, Arizona (2004 – 2005)
Yoshida’s Fine Art Gallery – Portland, Oregon (2007)
O’Malley Gallery – Farmington, Minnesota
Hermitage Gallery – Mall of America – Bloomington, Minnesota
Art Attack Gallery – Mall of America – Bloomington, Minnesota
Three Person Exhibitions (Family Group Shows)
2007
Featured in October Show – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Three Person Show – Moose Horn Gallery – Livingston, Montana
“Fall Roundup” – Galleries West Fine Art during Fall Arts Festival – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2006
Three Person Show – Moose Horn Gallery – Livingston, Montana
Three Person Show – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Latham Studios Spring Show – Carpenter Nature Ctr. – Hastings, Minnesota
Latham Studios Fall Show – Carpenter Nature Center – Hastings, Minnesota
2005
“Natural Inspirations”- A Latham Family Painting Exhibition – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming (upcoming)
Latham Studios Spring Show – Carpenter Nature Center – Hastings, Minnesota (upcoming)
Latham Studios Fall Show – Carpenter Nature Center – Hastings, Minnesota (upcoming)
2004
“Nature’s Details”- a Family of Painters Capturing Nature’s Elusive Beauty – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
“Spirit of the Wild”- a Family of Painters Capturing Nature’s Elusive Beauty – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Latham Studios Spring Show – Carpenter Nature Center – Hastings, Minnesota
Latham Studios Fall Show – Carpenter Nature Center – Hastings, Minnesota
2003
“Into the Wild”-The Lathams a Family of Painters – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Latham Studios Spring Show – Carpenter Nature Ctr. – Hastings, Minnesota
Latham Studios Fall Show – Carpenter Nature Ctr. – Hastings, Minnesota
Three person show – Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Gallery – Bloomington, Minnesota
Group Exhibitions (Group Shows)
2007
Little Jewels Miniature Show – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Whistlepik Christmas Miniature Art Show Opening- Fredericksburg, Texas
American Art in Mniature – Gilcrease Museum – Tulsa, Oklahoma
5th Annual Fall Roundup (Fall Arts Festival) – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Birds in Art – Wausau, Wisconsin
Fall Show & Shoot – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Spring Open House – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show & Sale – Tulsa, Oklahoma
2006
Little Jewels Miniature Show – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
4th Annual Fall Roundup (Fall Arts Festival) – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Fall Show & Shoot – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Spring Open House – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show & Sale – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Arts for the Parks Competition – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2005
Little Jewels Miniature Show – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Objects of Desire XIV Holiday Miniature Exhibition – Miller Gallery – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI) – Annual International Exhibition – Georgian House at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park – Port Lympne, Kent, England (UK)
10th Annual Christmas Miniature Show – Fredericksburg, Texas
Arts for the Parks Competition – Top 100 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Arts for the Parks Competition – Mini 100 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
3rd Annual Fall Roundup (Fall Arts Festival) – Galleries West Fine Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Fall Show & Shoot – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Art of the Animal Kingdom X – Bennington, Vermont
Drawn to Nature Art Exhibition & Sale – Minneapolis, Minnesota
American Artists for Tsunami Victims Art Auction – Arden House Estate, Harriman, New York – Columbia University & Orange Co. Art League
17th Annual Papermill Playhouse International Miniature Art Exhibit – Millburn, New Jersey
Spring Open House – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show & Sale – Tulsa, Oklahoma
2004
2004 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit – Henderson, Kentucky
Arts for the Parks “Mini 100″ Miniature Painting Exhibit – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Easton Waterfowl Festival – Easton, Maryland
Fall Show & Shoot – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
It’s a Small World Miniature Show – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson, Wyoming
Christmas Miniature Show – Fredericksburg, Texas
Southern Wildlife Festival – Decatur, Alabama
44th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
British Society of Miniaturists – Summer Exhibition – Ilkley, England
Art of the Animal Kingdom IX – Bennington, Vermont
16th Annual Papermill Playhouse International Miniature Art Exhibit – Millburn, New Jersey
Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony & Signing – UMD Campus – Duluth, Minnesota
1st Annual Minnesota Festival of Books & MN Book Awards Ceremony – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Platte River Wildlife Art Show – Ashland, Nebraska
NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show & Sale – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Florida Wildlife Exposition – Lakeland, Florida
Open House – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery/Gabriele’s Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Rough Rider International Art Show – Duck Stamp Tour – Williston, North Dakota
Janice Mason Art Museum – Duck Stamp Tour – Cadiz, Kentucky
Louisiana Wildfowl Festival – Duck Stamp Tour – New Orleans, Louisiana
Ohio Decoy Collectors Expo – Duck Stamp Tour – Westlake, Ohio
Milwaukee County Zoo – Duck Stamp Tour – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
International Wildlife Art Museum – Duck Stamp Tour – Tucson, Arizona
Southeastern Wildlife Expo – Duck Stamp Tour – Charleston, South Carolina
Numerous Book Signings & School Artist/Illustrator Presentations – Minnesota
2003
It’s a Small World Miniature & Small Works Exhibition – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson, Wyoming
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum – Duck Stamp Tour – Harkers Island, North Carolina
San Bernardino County Museum – Duck Stamp Tour – Redlands, Caifornia
Into the Wild-The Lathams a Family of Painters – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson, Wyoming
Fall Show & Shoot – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Open House – Decoys & Wildlife Gallery/Gabriele’s Gallery – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Latham Studios Spring Show – Carpenter Nature Ctr. – Hastings, Minnesota
Easton Waterfowl Festival – Easton, Maryland
Wildlife Art in the Park – Henderson, Kentucky
NatureWorks Art Show and Sale – Tulsa, Oklahoma
Southern Wildlife Festival – Decatur, Alabama
Watertown Art Festival – Watertown, South Dakota
Art Barbarians Fall Art Cruise – St. Croix River, Minnesota
Como Fest – Como Zoo – St. Paul, Minnesota
Florida Wildlife Exposition – Lakeland, Florida
L!CENSING 2003 International – New York, New York
2002
San Bernardino County Museum – Redlands, California
(5th Biennial) 2002 Kentucky Wildlife Art Exhibition – Henderson, Kentucky
Wild Wings Fall Festival & Miniature Show, Lake City, Minnesota
Wings’n Water Festival, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
Watertown Art Festival – Watertown, South Dakota
Art Barbarians Riverboat Cruise Show & Sale-St. Croix River, Minnesota
Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – Horizon Fine Art Gallery – Jackson, Wyoming
Decoys & Wildlife Annual Wildlife and Sporting Art Show – Frenchtown, New Jersey
Cabela’s Fall Expo, Owatonna, Minnesota
Dakota Fine Art Show, Farmington, Minnesota
Rough Riders International Art Show, Williston, North Dakota
Front Porch Days Fine Art Show, Hastings, Minnesota
Florida Wildlife & Western Exposition, Lakeland, Florida
Minnesota Bowhunters chapter Safari Club, Woodbury, Minnesota
2001
Watertown Art Festival – Watertown, South Dakota
19th Annual Wings’ n Water Festival – Wetlands Institute, New Jersey
Minnesota Jaycees benefit – Edina, Minnesota
L!CENSING 2001 International – New York, New York
Rough Riders International Art Show – Williston, North Dakota
James Ford Bell Museum – Demonstrating artist – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Safari Club International, IA Chapter – Des Moines, Iowa
Safari Club International, Northern Bowhunters Chapter – Woodbury, Minnesota
2000
“2000 Kentucky National Traveling Wildlife Art Exhibit” tour to various locations in Kentucky
“2000 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit” – Arts Center – Henderson, Kentucky
“2000 Kentucky Art in the Park” Henderson, Kentucky
Show at “Art Barbarians” Roseville, Minnesota
Show & Demonstrations at “National Wildlife Refuge Week” Minnesota
Valley NWR-USFWS Bloomington, Minnesota
Featured Artist “Cabelas Fall Expo” – Owatanna, Minnesota
7th Annual International Miniature Show – Casper, Wyoming
Paper Mill Playhouse International Miniature Art Exhibit – Millburn, New Jersey
19th Annual Miniature Show – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Artists of Minnesota – Hastings, Minnesota
1999
Federal Duck Stamp Competition – Washington, D.C., 14th place
Minnesota Duck Stamp Competition – MN DNR, St. Paul, Minnesota, Semi-finalist
Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association national print competition, 9th place
Artists of Minnesota – Saint Cloud, Minnesota
1998
Watertown Wildlife and Western Art Show – Watertown, South Dakota
Federal Duck Stamp Contest – Washington D.C. – to receive award as art teacher of 2nd place national winner
Artists of Minnesota Spring Show – Little Falls, Minnesota
“Pastels Only…” Lake Country, Pastel Society juried show ~ Vern Carver and Beard Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Northern Expo Nature Art Show – Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Minnesota Artists Association – Juried Show at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association national competition – Wadena, Minnesota, 6th Place
Association Spring Show at Augsburg College – Minneapolis, Minneapolis
1997
Artists of Minnesota Spring Show – Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Named Artist of the Year for Artists of Minnesota
Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit – St. Paul Minnesota
Dakota Valley Art Council Fine Art Show, Farmington, Minnesota
Carpenter Nature Center Harvest Fest, Hastings, Minnesota
Artist of the Year – Farmington Chapter of Minnesota Waterfowl Association
1996
Artists of Minnesota Spring Show
Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association Print Competition Finalist
Volunteer demonstrations for Dakota County Fair, various parks, nature centers, and Brought MN Junior Duck Stamp Top 36 Winners Exhibit to Hastings for last 2 years
1995
Western and Wildlife Art Show and Sale – by invitation only – Houston, Texas
1994
Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Art Show – Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Minnesota Duck Stamp Competition, Semifinalist
Blueberry Art Festival – Ely, Minnesota
Rivertown Days Festival – Hastings, Minnesota
Artists of Mminnesota – Spring Show
1993
Minnesota Duck Stamp Competition, Semifinalist
Minnesota Wildlife heritage Art Show – Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Blueberry Art Festival – Ely, Minnesota
Artists of Minnesota – Spring Show
1992
ADN Wildlife and Photo Show – Coon Rapids, Minnesota Sno Expo Art Show – Coon Rapids, Minnesota
1991
Animals in the Environment Juried art exhibit with Bryan Moon featured artist
1987 & Prev.
Misc. shows & exhibits for art & painting

Awards and Honors

2007
The International Award – The Wildlife Art Society International – UK

Birds in Art – Wausau, Wisconsin
2005
People’s Choice – Arts for the Parks Competition – Top 100 – Jackson Hole, Wyoming
2004
Award of Excellence – 44th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists
Region 1 winner – 2004 Arts for the Parks “Mini 100″ – Jackson, Wyoming
Best of Show Kentucky National Wildlife Artist Award & Purchase Award – 2004 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit – Henderson, Kentucky
Polymers Plus prize – British Society of Miniaturists – Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England
Northeastern Minnesota Book Award – Children’s Non-fiction (co-illustrator of “V is for Viking” with Rebecca)
Finalist (1of5) – Minnesota Book Awards – Children’s Non-fiction (co-illustrator of “V is for Viking” with Rebecca)
2003
co-Illustrator of “V is for Viking – A Minnesota Alphabet” book, 2003 release
co-Illustrator of letter J for “P is for Passport – A World Alphabet” book, 2003 release
9th Place – Federal Duck Stamp Competition, Washington, D.C.
2002
“Deer Trail” selected as the 2003 Alberta Canadian Conservation Stamp
“Green-winged Teal” selected as the 2003 New Brunswick Canadian Conservation Stamp
3rd Place – Federal Duck Stamp Competition, Washington, D.C. Buckskinner Acrylic/Oil Best of show – Rough Riders International Art Show – Williston, North Dakota
2001
“Daybreak” selected as the 2002 Yukon Canadian Conservation Stamp
2000
“2000 Kentucky National Traveling Wildlife Art Exhibit” Various locations, Kentucky
show runner-up & purchase award ~ “2000 Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit” Henderson, Kentucky
Super Gold Award ~ Artists of Minnesota – Hastings, Minnesota
1999
14th place Federal Duck Stamp Competition – Washington, D.C. 9th place Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association national print competition
1998
Teacher of 2nd place national winner award – Federal Junior Duck Stamp trip to Washington, D.C.
Best of Show & Creative Originality Award – Artists of Minnesota Spring Show – Little Falls, Minnesota
Award of Excellence – Minnesota Art Association Spring Show at Augsburg College – Minneapolis, Minnesota
6th Place Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association national competition – Wadena, Minnesota
1997
Artist of the Year – Artists of Minnesota
First place winner in Dakota Valley Art Council art competition, Farmington, Minnesota
Second place & Creative Originality Award, Advanced Opaque – Artists of Minnesota
Artist of the Year – Farmington Chapter of Minnesota Waterfowl Association
1996
Second place, Advanced Pastels – Artists of Minnesota Spring Show Finalist – Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association Print Competition
1996
Second place, Advanced Pastels – Artists of Minnesota Spring Show Finalist – Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association Print Competition
1994
People’s Choice Award – Artists of Minnesota
1993
Miniature Show – Merit Award (for “Twin Fawns” 1/6th miniature) ~ Artists of Minnesota
1992
First place original art vanishing species ~ ADN wildlife and photo show People’s Choice ~ Sno Expo
1990 & Prev.
Misc. awards for art & painting

Collections

The Hartford
Wildlife Art Magazine
Carpenter Nature Center
Private Collections – United States, Canada, England, Australia and Germany

Selected Publications

V is for Viking – a Minnesota Alphabet – Children’s Literature/Non-fiction – 2003
P is for Passport – a World Alphabet – Children’s Literature/Non-fiction – 2003

Selected Bibliography and Media

Printed Media
All in the Family, Wildlife Art Magazine (CA) – 2008
Marwell International Wildlife Art Society Magazine, UK – 2006
Wildscape Magazine – “Get Up and Go!”, Darwin Publishing, UK – 2006
Wildscape Magazine feature, Darwin Publishing, UK – 2006
“The Lathams Live, Work, & Paint Together” Informart Magazine (WY/CT) – 2005
“Minnesota Reads from A to Z” – Mpls. St. Paul Magazine – 2005
“Like Mother, Like Daughter” Sketchbook Magazine – F&W Publications – 2005
44th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Animal Artists show catalog – 2004
Art of the Animal Kingdom Exhibition Catalog (VT) – 2004
Jackson Hole News & Guide (WY) – 2003 & 2004
Decatur Daily (AL) – 2003
Applause Magazine (MD) – 2003
“Women Tout Artistic Parity” – Wildlife Art Magazine (MN) – 2002
Mpls. Star Tribune (MN) – 1998
St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN) – 1998
“News & Notes” – Wildlife Art Magazine (MN) – Numerous Issues
Radio & Television
Minnesota Bound television program/rebroadcast on KARE 11 News MN)
KDWA radio interview (MN)
The Environmental Journal television program – sponsored by MN state lottery (MN)
KFAN Sports Radio (MN)

Professional Affiliations

SAA – Society of Animal Artists, Worldwide based in New York, NY (Signature Membership)
IGOR – International Guild of Realism, Worldwide based in Scottsdale, AZ (Membership by invitation only)
AFC (WNAG) – Artists for Conservation, Worldwide based in Canada (Signature Membership)
AAA – Allied Artists of America, New York, NY
CLWCA – Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY
MIWAS – Marwell International Wildlife Art Society, Worldwide based in the UK
TWASI – The Wildlife Art Society International, Worldwide based in the UK
BSM – British Society of Miniaturists, UK (full membership, first International member)
HS – Hilliard Society of Miniaturists, Worldwide based in the UK
WFM – World Federation of Miniaturists, Worldwide based in AU
CPA – Cider Painters of America, Worldwide based in Dallas, PA (Membership by invitation only)
MASF – Miniature Art Society of Florida, Worldwide based in Clearwater, FL

Public Speaking and Teaching Experience

Lecture/Demonstration Instructor – Young Writers & Artists Conference (MN)
Lecture/Workshop Instructor – Artists of Minnesota
Lecture/Federal Junior Duck Stamp Coordinators Convention (MN)
Art Teacher – S. Washington Co. Community Education (MN)
Art Teacher & Workshop Instructor – Nature’s Palette (MN)
Art Teacher – Studio 61 (MN)
Art Teacher – Christian Homeschoolers Co-op (MN)
Numerous Book Signings & School Artist/Illustrator Presentations (MN)