Karen grew up in Texas and currently resides in Garland, TX. She learned about Cherokee culture and art through her mother, Martha Berry, who revived the tradition of Cherokee Beadwork. She fell in love with gourd art through her history of wood working and painting. This medium was a natural progression, combining these talents. She incorporated pre-European contact and modern Cherokee designs into her work.
She began fingerweaving in the style typically done by Southeastern Woodland tribes during the 18th century. She, along with other weavers, has helped lead a revival of this traditional style within the Cherokee Nation.
Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee Nation
Karen Berry’s Art Gallery
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Awards & Honors
- Best of Division, Cherokee Art Market 2015, Tulsa, OK
- Third Place, Cherokee Art Market 2015, Tulsa, OK
- Judge’s Choice, Homecoming Art Show 2015, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, OK
- Third Place, Trail of Tears Art Show 2015, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, OK
- Third Place, Cherokee Art Market 2014, Tulsa, OK
- First Place, Homecoming Art Show 2013, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, OK
- Honorable Mention, Homecoming Art Show 2011, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, OK