Carol will be present at the upcoming Plein Air and Sculpture Show hosted by the Broadmoor Galleries, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. The show opens on Friday, July 13th and runs through Sunday, July 15, 2018. Come visit with the numerous artists – learn more about their creative process and inspirations. The Broadmoor Galleries, with its exceptionally professional and knowledgeable staff will assist you with starting or adding to your art collection; while providing a most relaxing and inspiring opportunity to appreciate the diverse and extensive offerings in various mediums.
Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin is the exhibition title of the 2018 American Women Artists Master and Signature museum exhibition, and Womb of Life has been selected as a part of this exhibit.
For this exhibition, members of American Women Artists (AWA) were asked to create artwork that was inspired by (or reflects) a selection of 13 paintings from the Haggin Museum’s 19th – 20th-century art including works by William Merritt Chase, Albert Bierstadt, Rosa Bonheur, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and other notable artists. AWA artists have taken their inspiration from the work of art, the artist’s greater body of work, or the theme of the painting. This juried exhibition will include nearly 100 pieces of artwork that ranges from paintings to sculptures. The exhibition opens August 2, 2018 and will continue through September 16, 2018. The Haggin Museum is located in Stockton, CA. An opening reception will be held on August 2, from 7-9 PM.
I submitted,Womb of Life, in response to The Juniata River painting by George Inness. The Inness painting interprets a landscape setting in Harrisburg, PA – an area very close to my birthplace. Effortlessly, I slip into memories of similar heart-warming landscapes while gazing upon it.
The Juniata River, representing man in harmony with nature mirrors the essence of my work. When painting it, Inness had recently returned from a study trip to Europe, after which his attentions shifted from expressing objective forms to an intentional aim for spiritual expression through his work. He grew preoccupied with the inner world – as have I, throughout my development as an artist and writer.
Womb of Life, with three trees, not unlike those in The Juniata River, represents the trinity (mirrored in the limited edition number of 111). Trinity reaches broader than a Christian context. Symbolically, it includes the essences of beginning, middle, end; father, mother, child; and birth, life and death; etc. The spiritual essence of Womb of Life, as echoed in the Companion Poetry, is the suggestion that absolutely every experience in our lives is simply an experience, as we are held within the womb of life – being nourished, protected, and grown as we await a new birth. It invites us to consider a spirit of gratitude rather than resistance toward all experiences in our lives. The trees reflect natures’ pure acceptance in living this truth.
The Broadmoor Gallery is hosting a Plein Air Art Event on the grounds of The Broadmoor Hotel on July 13 – 15, 2018. This year the event includes three bronze sculptors, and Carol is one of the three that will be in attendance. The setting of the galleries and the hotel are exquisite – especially during the lovely, warm summer days.
The gallery is open 365 days a year from 9:30 AM to 6 PM…..stop by the gallery during this event enjoy and appreciate watching the painters in action and speak with the sculptors as well.
Aries Maple, earned the award of BEST METAL ARTWORK in the 27th International Miniature Exhibit held at the Seaside Gallery, Outer Banks, NC. Top miniature artists from 5 continents, 8 countries, and 36 states in America entered their original works of miniature art for this show of over 500 works of art. All works were original – no reproductions.We are proud to receive this recognition for Aries Maple that speaks about our willingness to GO FIRST while others around us are not so inclined….read the inspiration to learn more.
Love Blooms and Remembering Gratitude have been accepted into the juried exhibition titled Bloom at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, AZ. The exhibit opens June 6 and runs through July 30, 2018. An opening reception will be held on June 6 from 5:30 – 7 PM.
Love Blooms speaks to us about remembering to be flexible in our lives, while living from a blanket of love and offering appreciation to the many invisible helpers in our lives.
Seeds of Harmony and Graceful One have both been juried into the 2018 summer exhibition at the museum: Arizona’s Desert Beauty.
The exhibition opens May 29, 2018 and closes July 12, 2018. The Shemer has been named “One of the 10 Best Museums in Phoenix” by USA Today and “One of Phoenix’s 10 Best-Kept Secrets” by The Culture Trip. For additional information visit: https://shemerartcenter.org/
Aries Maple, a miniature of the Japanese Maple Tree will be included in the 23rd Annual Miniature Exhibition at Seaside Art Gallery, Nag Head, NC The exhibit opens April 23rd. The title of this piece combines the attribute of always longing to “go first” of the Aries zodiac sign with the similar habit of the beloved maple trees always trying to be “first” to bud out after their winter slumber. Nine small keys (nosies; helicopters; seed pods) are sculpted into the roots of the three maple trees.
Remembering Gratitude was recognized yet again with its selection, along with Serenity, on the optional bronze base, in the 46th International Exhibition at the Brownsville Museum of Art, Brownsville, TX. 132 works were selected among over 400 entries for inclusion in this exhibit. The exhibit opens April 25th and runs through May 26.
Remembering Gratitude was juried into the Overland Park 2018 Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibit opens April 6th and runs through June 3rd. 11902 Lowell Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Twilight Stars (shown above) has been invited to be a part of the 39th Annual Crafts Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
Highlighting the finest in contemporary crafts from across the country, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition has become a benchmark for innovation and quality. Representative of traditional craft mediums including ceramics, fibers, basketry, metals, wood, glass, jewelry, papermaking and book arts, this exhibition showcases 52 artworks by 46 artists, representing 16 states.
Guest Juror for the 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition was Bruce Hoffman, Director of Gravers Lane Gallery in historic Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia
Opening Reception will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7-10 PM in the Main Gallery (Dobson) at the Mesa Arts Center; 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ. The opening reception will include live music by Keith Johnson, light refreshments and a cash bar.