Connie Karleta Sales, Studio

dk Gallery
25 West Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

Select Exhibitions (*solo, two-person)

  • Best of dk Gallery, Marietta, GA
  • SHOWHOUSE: Atlanta Magazine’s HOME Modern Show House
  • Romance of the Nude and Figure, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA


  • Grain, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC
  • A Thousand Words, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA
  • Pin Up Show, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA
  • Nude and Figure, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA


  • St. Luke’s Elks Healing Arts, St. Luke’s Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, Boise, ID
  • Valentines for AIDS, Boise, ID


  • La Bottega dell’ Acquaforte, Laguna Beach, CA*
  • The Grand Experiment (i am because you are), Gallery Five18, Boise, ID*
  • I Pray on Dirty Knees, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA*
  • Valentines For AIDS, Boise, ID


  • Brave House Secrets, Track 13 Gallery, Nampa, ID*
  • Tah Gallery, South Pasadena, CA


  • Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Fort Worth, TX


  • A Mary Visit, Trinity Episcopal Church, The Woodlands, TX*
  • In the Being of the Great I AM, St. Matthews Cathedral, Dallas, TX*


  • Mary, my God says, Grace Episcopal Church, Nampa, ID*


  • Works on Paper, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA


  • In an other room, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID
  • Bearing the Burdens of the Father, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Boise, ID


  • Departureturn, Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX


  • Curated by Dirk Dzimirsky, PoetsArtists, Figurative Realism, issue #100, December 2018
  • Malone,Gina, The Laurel of Asheville, Cover Artist, November 2018
  • Managing Editor, Literati Magazine, A Handwritten Life, February 16, 2018
  • Tischner, Lily, dk Gallery, Paper Cuts and Paper Heals: Connie Karleta Sales Interview, July 5, 2017
  • Tischner, Lily, dk Gallery, Paper Cuts and Paper Heals: Connie Karleta Sales, June 23, 2017
  • Langrill, Chereen, News and Community, St. Luke’s Blogs, St. Luke’s Rehab Exhibit Shows the Healing Power of Art, April 8, 2016
  • Hohenbrink, Kristian, Can an Artist Excel in Small Business, K and H Consulting, January 2015
  • Muller, Heidi, “52 Fridays:  #12 – Idaho”, Mish Mash Make, January 20, 2012
  • Perez, John. Interview, Artist Avenue, Boise Community Radio, 2009
  • Fletcher, Colleen. Interview, Infusion, Boise Community Radio, 2009
  • Hames, Jerry, Artists Search for Light in Darkness, Episcopal Life Online, December 19, 2008
  • Salon de Refuse, Channel 7 News, Boise, Idaho, 2005
  • Oland, Dana, Celebrating Women in the Arts, Idaho Statesman, Life, Sunday, November 16, 2003
  • Oland, Dana, A Celebration of Women in the Arts, Idaho Statesman, Life, Tuesday, October 19, 2002

Select Publications

  • Beneath Her Cotton Skin,, 2016
  • Cover Art, Boise Weekly, April 1, 2015, March 12, 2014, January 9, 2013, January 28, 2009

Co-Editor, Snapshots, An art and photography publication focused on visual narrative in storytelling.

Contributor, Crossin(G)enres, Poetry, fiction, and creative non fiction including memoir, personal essay, academic, experimental. Our work regularly deals with intersectional social justice, including HIV issues. All that and our eclectic collection of crazy dog stories too.

Pubic Speaking


  • Story Story on Stray Theatre presents Dazed and Confused: Rocked and Rolling Stories featuring a performance from March 2016 with storyteller Connie Sales, before catching up with her in the present. Hosted by Jodi Eichelberger
  • A Thousand Words, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA
  • Paper Please!, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA
  • Art as Salvation, dk Gallery, Marietta, GA



  • Creative Conversation:  The Grand Experiment: i am because you are, Gallery Five18, Boise, ID
  • The Spill, Nampa, Idaho


  • Brave House Secrets, Track 13 Gallery, Nampa, ID


  • Art and Connection, Envision, Boise, ID


  • Creative Process & Spiritual Healing, Trinity Episcopal Church, The Woodlands, TX
  • Vocation as an Artist, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Dallas, TX


  • Bearing the Burdens of the Father, St. Stephens Art Gallery, Boise, ID

B.F.A.       Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Also Studied:
Fort Burgwin Research Center, Taos NM
University College, Oxford, England
University of Washington, Seattle, WA (MFA program in Drawing and Painting, did not complete)


  • Creative Conversation & Practicing Visio Divina, The Woodlands, TX


  • Landscape and Memory:  engaging historical preservation through plein air painting, Celebration Park, ID


  • 2D /3D Explorations, Grace Episcopal Church, Nampa, ID


  • Professor of Record, Art 190, Introduction to Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Teaching Assistant, Art 190, Introduction to Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Teaching Assistant, 3-D Design, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas


  • Art Teacher, Volunteer Elementary School Program, Garland, Texas


  • SEARCH: Sustaining Essential and Rural Community Healthcare;
    grassroots organization to assure quality, affordable, accessible healthcare for Mitchell, Yancey, and lower Avery county citizens, SEARCHWNC.ORG


  • Interpretive Specialist, Celebration Park, Canyon County Parks, Recreation, and Waterways


  • Gallery Assistant, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, Washington


  • Assistant Preparator, Meadows Museum, Dallas, TX


  • Mentor, RAP (Recognition for Artists Program), Dallas, TX


  • Studio Assistant, Sculptor: James Sullivan, Dallas, TX


  • Public:  Blackburn and Jones, LLP, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Ioema Collection
  • Private:  Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, New Mexico, New York, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom


  • Historic Preservation Fund Grant for Landscape and Memory, 2016
  • Boise Plein Air Art Competition, Winner, 2013
  • Jurors’ Choice Award – “Art in the Garden”, McCall, Idaho, 2012
  • Art Fund Grant, St. Anne Episcopal Church, 2001
  • Zelle Grants, Southern Methodist University, 1993-1995
  • Meadows School of the Arts Scholarship, Southern Methodist University:
    Studio Art – 1994-1996, Art History, 1996
    Southern Methodist University in Taos, NM Scholarship, 1994, 1995
  • Yale University Summer School of Music and Art Fellowship Grant, Nominee, 1995
  • Superior Award for Women in Fine Arts, 1995


  • F.R.O.G.S., High Cove, NC, 2016-cont. & 2013
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Nampa, ID, 2008-10