Schwarz Karst Studio
Barb Schwarz Karst Fine Artist
Information about the Artist
Each painting has its own language, dialect, and story. As a painter, one must carry on a dialog with each and every creation, allowing it to honestly speak. It is the job of the painter to translate this narrative with such uninhibited conviction, through each purposeful stroke, that the heir can empathetically transform the ordinary into the sublime.
  • Mentorship and a fellowship with Teachers in Contemporary Arts (TICA) at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Creative Capital recipient funded through the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Montana Arts Council

  • Member of American Society of Botanical Artists, Oil Painters of America, and National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic

  • Blades of the Mill series and writings featured in the Hektoen International Journal online medical publication

  • 16 solo painting exhibitions within the last 10 years featuring brother’s cancer survivorship, urban industrial dilapidated machines, contemporary and ethereal energyscapes, botanical constructions, homesteading, and blind grid portraits

  • Shown at the Salmagundi Club in New York for the past 11 years wtih NSPCA

  • Published in international, national, and local literary books and magazines

  • Awards from and acceptance into international, national, regional, state, and local juried shows

  • Current gallery representation Radius Gallery in Missoula, Montana, Cello in Bozeman, Montana, UnderScore Art in Whitefish, Montana

  • Accomplished art instructor and experienced lector for thirty years