Womb of Life at Haggin Museum Exhibition

Womb Of Life
7.50″ x 5.75″ x 4.25″

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.  This juried exhibition includes nearly 100 pieces of artwork that include paintings and sculptures from notable women artists in North America and Canada. The exhibition opened August 2, 2018 and will continue through September 16, 2018. The Haggin Museum is located in Stockton, CA.


I submitted Womb of Life, in response to The Juniata River painting by George Inness. Womb of Life invites us to embrace EACH of life‘s events as our utter nourishment for growth, as we are held, protected, nourished and grown toward a new birth within the Womb of Life.

Twilight Stars in Exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum

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.


American Women Artists 2017 Exhibit

Under a Vast Sky is the title of the 2017 American Women Artists Exhibit of both Signature and Master Artists and Juried Invitational Artists. The exhibit includes 145 works of some of the most talented women artists in America and Canada. The exhibit is being shown from October 13 – Dec 3, 2017 at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, 7000 Tanque Verde Road  in Tucson AZ. This extraordinary display of exceptional talent is always an inspiring joy to see.

The opening reception and awards presentation will be held November 3, 2017 from 6- 9 PM.

Celestial Joy is a part of the Signature Master portion of the exhibition this year.

Celestial Joy
20.5″ x 14″ x 14″

Old West Museum Exhibit

Carol’s work: Twilight Stars and Love Blooms have been invited to be a part of the Old West Museum Cheyenne Frontier Days, Western Spirit Juried Exhibition.  The exhibit and sale opens March 4 and runs through April 16, 2017.  The opening reception will be held March 4 at 6 PM; 4610 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY.  Tickets may be purchased  by telephoning (307) 778-7290.

A special feature of the March 4th opening night festivities is the Vandewark Miniature Art exhibit. An action packed “Quick Draw” featuring six artists will begin at 7:00 PM with a live auction following the awards ceremony.  There will be live entertainment, complimentary wine & beer and heavy hors d’ oeuvres.  For additional information please visit  https://www.oldwestmuseum.org/western-spirit-art-show/.

Twilight Stars $6,800 16" x 9.5" x 9.5"

Twilight Stars
16″ x 9.5″ x 9.5″


Love Blooms$2,8008.5" x 4.75" x 4.75"

Love Blooms
8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″


Love Blooms in 2016 American Women Artists Masters and Signature Exhibit

Love Blooms will be a part of the 2016 American Women Artists Masters and Signature Exhibit to being held at the Bennington Art Center, in Bennington Vermont. The exhibit opens September 23 and runs through November 13, 2016. An adjunct Juried Member Exhibition will run concurrently.  Visit www.thebennington.org or American Women Artists website for additional information.

Love Blooms$2,8008.5" x 4.75" x 4.75"

Love Blooms
8.5″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″

American Women Artists 2016 Master and Signature Exhibition

AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS annual Signature and Master Exhibition


The 2016 AWA Signature and Master Exhibition will be held in Bennington, Vermont this year September 23- November 13, 2016. It will run simultaneously with the annual member juried exhibition.   We will share additional information closer to this event though if you will be in the area you may want to add it to your calendar now as it is historically a very rich, diverse and notably beautiful exhibit.

Marriage of Spirit in Juried Tucson Desert Art Museum Exhibit


Marriage of Spirit, on the optional bronze, base has been accepted into the Juried Empire 100 Western Art Show – an annual show of 100 selected works. The show is held at the Tucson Desert Art Museum with an opening reception on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2 – 5 PM. The exhibit will be open from March 29 through April 19, 2015.

The heart-shaped spaces on this piece (within the foliage) can be easily overlooked on the vessel, mirroring how easily our heart space can also be overlooked in our lives; yet it is here (from our hearts) that our love flows most purely and potently. Also hidden in this piece (shown above, on the lower portions of the vessel) are twenty-one life forms sculpted into the root system of the trees: whale, owl, monkey, deer (African Oryx), rabbit, butterfly, starfish, honeybee, frog, floral blooms , humans, bird, cat, whale, elephant, and star. These fifteen different life forms appear in the hidden root system while each woven within the other – feeding one another in an intricate and frequently invisible web. Representative of the miraculous human and all creatures of land, air, and water, all are presented within the single, while complex, circular  root system (representing the Universe at large woven in an infinite web). The images, sculpted low into the piece, are quiet and hidden at first glance mirroring how we typically do not see and honor these deep connections without effort and intention. As we share our heart space, and our loving intentions spill into the world, we are simultaneously sharing it with all the world and all its creatures and beings – invisible or visible to us at the moment.  Read more here . We are delighted this newer work has been accepted into this highly regarded, museum  exhibit.

Marriage of Spirit


Mary Whyte: Extraordinary Water Color Artist

Mary Whyte is an extraordinary South Carolina water color artist, teacher and writer. Her ethereal figurative work primarily profiles Gullah persons of Johns Island, SC and southern laborers.  Mary has an exceptional ability to see into the souls of her subjects – captured by the intimate qualities of their connections to their history and work. I particularly admire her sense of attention to the beautiful subjects many would easily overlook; and her talent to see within the deepest essence of her uncommonly common subjects.  What inspires her work is the unspoken – unnoticed – beautifully woven threads of history, persons and trades of the south. She is an accomplished and recognized teacher and author as well as an exceptional painter.

Mary Whyte will be making several appearances this month at the Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville SC  in connection with the exhibition Working South. The culmination of nearly four years of work, Working South depicts people in jobs that are fading away. There are 30 examples in the exhibition, from Upstate textile workers to a shoe shiner in New Orleans, from industrial cleaners in Bishopville SC to a wooden boat maker along the Gulf Coast. The exhibition will be on view through September 18, 2011.

To learn more about Mary Whyte’s work visit: http://www.colemanfineart.com/default.asp; http://greenvillemuseum.org/