Kari Black



Kari Black, Stoneware

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Stoneware

KariBlack24@gmail.com
269-663-6302

Biography

Kari has been teaching for many decades, most recently at the South Bend Museum of Art where she is a ceramics instructor for adults and children. She also teaches various classes for children and adults in outreach programs. A graduate of Ball State University, she is currently president of Northern Indiana Artists and is a board member of the South Bend Museum of Art. Her work is represented by the Dot Shop at the South Bend Museum of Art, Circa Arts Gallery in South Bend, the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Broad Ripple and the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Wabash.

Scholarships, Grants, Awards

Merit Award, 83rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Indiana Artists Club 2015
Merit Award, NIA All Member Show, 2013
Outstanding Contemporary, 89th Annual Hoosier Salon Competition, 2013
Peoples’ Choice Award Elkhart Art Walk 2013
Judges Award, Civil Rights Museum Juried Competition 2013
Merit Award, Michiana Annual Art Competition, 2012
Judges Award, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, NIA Juried Competition, 2011
Purchase Award, Michiana Annual Art Competition juried show 2011
Judges Award, Northern Indiana Artists Annual All Member Show, 2011
Best of Show Elkhart Art League Juried Show 2010
Southwest Michigan Award, Ox-Bow School of Art, 2010
Merit Award, Northern Indiana Annual All Member Show, 2010
Judges Award, Northern Indiana Artists Juried Show, South Bend Museum of Art, 2009
SMART Grant Summer Fellowship, IUSB, 2005
Dar and Dot Wiekamp Scholarship, IUSB, 2004-2005
Dar and Dot Wiekamp Scholarship, IUSB, 2003-2004
Talent Award Scholarship- Southwestern Michigan College, 2002-2003
Irene O. Berry and Dolores Meisterheim Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship, 2001-2002
Talent Award Scholarship, Southwestern Michigan College, 2000-2001
Judges Merit Award for Ceramics, Southwestern Michigan College, 2003
Judges Merit Award for Ceramics, Southwestern Michigan College, 2002
West Michigan Scholarship  OX-Bow, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2001
Ceramic Scholarship Award,  Southwestern Michigan College, 2001
Ceramic Scholarship Award,  Southwestern Michigan College, 2000
Judges Merit Award for Drawing,  Southwestern Michigan College Fall, 2000
Best of Show, Southwestern Michigan College, 2000

Offices and Board Memberships

Member, Board of Directors, South Bend Museum of Art- 2013- present
South Bend Museum of Art, Faculty Representative, 2009-2013
Northern Indiana Artists, President 2013-present
Northern Indiana Artists, Vice President, 2009-2013
Chair, Artists Procurement, Art League, SBMA 2009-20012
Northern Indian Artists, Secretary, 2007-2009
Niles Art Association President 2007-2009
Niles Art Association board member and committee member 2005-2010
Northern Indiana Artists, Hospitality Chair, 2006-2007

Shows, Exhibitions

Michiana Annual Art Competition, St. Joseph, MI 2015
Indiana Artists Club 83rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2015
2015 Juried Regional Arts Competition, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI
Featured Artist, “Accents of Life” exhibition, Hoosier Salon, 2015
Hoosier Salon, 90th Juried Exhibiton, Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, IN 2014
Hoosier Salon Traveling Exhibition, 2014
Midwest Juried Regional, Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN 2014
Ceramics Invitational, Arts on Main, 2014
Hoosier Salon 90th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2014
Indiana Artists Club 82nd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2014
NIA Annual All Member Show, Juried Competition 2013
Hoosier Salon Juried Competition 2013
Fire Arts Solo Exhibition 2013
South Bend Civil Rights Museum NIA Juried Competition 2013
Michiana Annual Art Competition 2012
Midwest Museum of Art Juried Regional 2012
South Bend Museum of Art NIA Juried Competition 2012
NIA Juried Competition, Gallery East Mishawaka, IN 2012
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, NIA Juried Competition, 2011
Hoosier Salon juried exhibition 2011
Michiana Annual Art Competition juried show 2011
Northern Indiana Artists Annual All Member Show, 2011
Niles Library 2-person show, 2011
Colfax Art Center, Art and Social Justice Juried Competition, 2010
Northern Indiana Artists Annual All Member Show, 2010
Midwest Musuem of American Art Juried Competition, 2010
Elkhart Art League Juried Competition, 2010
Sycamore Fine Arts Gallery, “Fleurr De Vie” 2 person show, 2010
Fine Crafted Art for the Home,  select gallery artists, Sycamore Fine Arts, 2009
Northern Indiana Artists Juried Show, South Bend Museum of Art, 2009
Art and Social Justice, juried show, 2009
Lake Michigan College, Niles Art Association, 2009
Southwest Michigan College, Niles Art Association, 2009
Off  the Wall, featured contributing artist, 2009
Off  the Wall, featured contributing artist, 2008
Art Beat 2008
Niles Art Association All Member Show, Studio Arts  2008
Downtown in Motion, Juried Art Exhibition, Niles, MI 2008
Lake Michigan College, Niles Art Association All Member Show  2008
Northern Indiana Artists Juried Exhibition, Studio Arts, 2008
Northern Indiana Artists Juried Exhibition, Frame of Mind Gallery, Niles, MI  2007
Faculty Art Show, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, 1007-2008
Northern Indiana Artists Juried Exhibition, Jewish Federation, 2007
Art Beat 2007
Downtown in Motion, Juried Art Exhibition, Niles, MI  2007
Nothern Indiana Artists Juried Exhibiton, Studio Arts, 2007
Faculty Art Show, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, 2006-2007
Northern Indiana Artists Juried Exhibition, Colfax Gallery, 2006
Art Beat, 2006
Buchanon Art Center, Juried Exhibiton,  2006
Northern Indiana Artists Juried Exhibition, Fernwood Botanical Gardens, 2006
Downtown in Motion, Niles, MI Juried Art Exhibition, 2006
Elkhart Juried Regional Art Show, 2004
Art and Social Justice Juried Exhibition, 2004

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