Schwarz Karst has twice received a fellowship and mentorship with TICA through The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was selected to be involved in the Creative Capital Campaign in correlation with the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Montana Arts Council, and the Montana World Trade Center. She holds a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts/Arts Education from the University of Montana and a B.S. in Art Education from MSU-Billings. Her work has been featured in worldwide and domestic exhibitions, publicized in books and magazines, featured in many one-person shows, and has been acquired by museum, corporate and private collections throughout the country.