About Karla Walter

As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves. This is the journey I have taken with this body of work.

The common crow maintains a unique place in our ecosystem thanks to their intelligence and strong family values. They are social, opportunistic, vocal, visual, shrewd, and reliant on memory and individual recognition. Crows are tricksters and the wise guys of the bird world. We all know someone who has these traits. I believe that this is why we relate to them and maybe see ourselves in this intelligent black bird. My personal connection with crows has moved me to interact, grow and change.

Recognition

2017
6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach 2017, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Continuum 2017, West Palm Beach, FL
Curators Choice Invitational, The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

2016
Studio 1608, the Show, West Palm Beach, FL
Nocturnes VI, The Lost and Found Invitational, The Project Space, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Florida Flora and Fauna, The River of Grass and Beyond, The Box Gallery, WPB, FL
Outside the Box, Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach 2016, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Continuum 2016, Second Place Award, West Palm Beach, FL
Wild Invitational, Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach, FL
5th annual Juried Exhibition, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

2015
Art at the Airport, Palm Beach International Airport
Artists of Art Salon: Beyond, Armory Annex, West Palm Beach, FL
Once Upon a Time, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
Continuum 2015, Best in Show Award, West Palm Beach, FL
Cultural Council Biennial, Lake Worth, FL
RCB Fine Art Gallery, Lake Worth, FL
The Crow Show, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
Art Palm Beach 2014, Whitespace Collection & JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

2014
Paws and Claws, Cultural Council, Lake Worth, FL
Outside the Box, Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach 2014, Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
LA Art Show, 2014, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
SoFlo, On and Off the Wall, Palm Beach State College, PBG, FL

2013
Crowplay, Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL Featured Artist
Spotlight on New Talent, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL Second Place
International Kinetic Exhibition, Boynton Beach Library, Boynton Beach, FL
Art Palm Beach 2013, Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL

2012
On the Map, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
Made in Florida, Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
Clay Art South Florida Juried Invitational, Ann Kolb Nature Preserve, Hollywood, FL Featured Artist Award
PBC:ART, Palm Beach County Cultural Council Exhibition, Lake Worth , FL
Outside the Box, Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
Pictures of Nothing, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Contempo 2012, Best in Show, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL

2011
The Artful Teapot, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
Natural Interactions, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Photo Now, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
Stretching the Boundaries, West Palm Beach, FL
Some Like it HOT, NCECA Conference, Tampa, FL
Atmosphere, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL
On Fire, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL
Arty-Bras, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL

2010
Peace on Earth, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Fl
Out on a Limb, Dixie Art Loft, West Palm Beach, FL
A Dog Gone Art Show, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL
ArtyBras, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL
Form and Fiber, Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, FL
John McCoy and Friends, Ritter Art Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Mad Hatter Teapot Competition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2009
Revolve: ceramic interpretations, Eg² Gallery, Northwood, FL
Canis Familiaris, FAU Library, Jupiter, FL
Clay Energy, Eaton Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Salt & Peppa, Art Institute of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
FemArt: The State of Womanhood 2009, FAU, Jupiter, FL
Mad Hatter’s Teapot Competition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
The Dinner Party Invitational-Food for Thought, Second Course, Eissey Gallery Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Florida Fire, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL

2008
57th Annual All Florida Juried Competition, Boca Raton, FL, Judges Merit Award
The Dinner Party Invitational-Food for Thought, Eissey Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Highly Recommended: Emerging Florida Artists Invitational, Florida Craftsmen, St Petersburg, FL

2007
The Mad Hatters Teapot Competition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2006
No Transfat, Ritter Art Gallery, BFA Show, FAU, Boca Raton, FL
The Best of South Florida, Juried Show, Hort 45, Artserve, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2005
54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition, Boca Museum, Boca Raton, FL
3-Sum, Student Cooperative Show, FAU Visual Art Studio, Boca Raton, FL

2004
Art Basel, Student Cooperative Show, Living Room Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Co-Existence, Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2003
Student Exhibition, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens,

2002
Student Exhibition, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

ART GALLERIES
Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
Whitespace Art Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
DTR Modern Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

PROFESSIONAL EXPIERENCE
2006-present
Ceramic Artist Art GallerySpecialist, Palm Beach State College, Eissey Campus, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

EDUCATION
2006 BFA, Major: Ceramics. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2003 AA Degree: Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens, FL