Karen Mobley is a working artist and poet.  Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections. She reads and performs poetry at events through the region.

She served as Artist In Residence at Laboratory in in 2018 and the North Spokane Library in October 2017. She was artist in residence at the AIR Paducah in Kentucky in September 2016. Karen was artist in residence at Jentel Artist in Residency program in Wyoming in 2016. Karen was artist in residence at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts and attended LitEDGE at Centrum in 2015.

She served as the Arts Director City of Spokane (Spokane Arts Commission) from June 1997 to October 2012.  Karen provides art consulting services to Spokane Arts, ArtsWA, and the Spokane Public Facilities District as well as other clients. Karen is active in Rotary 21 and Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ.