artists

CAROL CARTER

To view all work available by Carol Carter visit artsy. Carol Carter’s dazzling watercolors seem nearly lit from within the surface of her works. Watercolor, the transparent medium, is equally transparent in the facility of the artist creating the work, allowing no room for revisions or mistakes. It is a dance that Carter does with the work, both directing and allowing the pigments to flow and settle into their brilliant final forms. Born in Florida and based in the mid-west, Carter has exhibited and taught internationally and been featured in scores of publications.

I have a thirst for connection with people, with ideas, with others.  I love to paint – because it is a universal language and brings me closer to people. I feel so blessed to be an artist.”

Invitationals

  • Watercolor Biennial, Parkland College, Champaign, IL, 2007
  • Art on Art, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2000
  • Of World and Self, Saint Louis Art Museum, Innsbrook, Wright City, MO, 2000
  • Kansas Watercolor Honors Exhibition, Wichita, KS, 2000
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, Featured Artist, St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • Artists Choose Artists, Art St. Louis IX, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1994
  • H2O Color Invitational, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, 1993
  • Artists Choose Artists, Art St. Louis VII, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Making Waves, Center of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Art in Public Spaces, Government Services, Inc., 1991
  • Women In Art, Principia College, Elsah, IL, 1991
  • Artists Choose Artists, Art St. Louis VI, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1990
  • St. Louis Contemporary Works: An International Exchange, St. Louis Sister Cities Program, St. Louis, MO; Nanjing, China; Suwa, Japan, 1987

Awards

  • Best Local Artist, Riverfront Times, September, 2000
  • Award, National Organization of Women Business Owners, St. Louis, MO, 1998
  • Award, Watercolor, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • M-AAA/NEA Fellowship Award In Painting & Works on Paper, 1994
  • Purchase Award, Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield MO, 1991
  • Award, Five State Watercolor, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, 1989
  • Grumbacher Award, Gold Medal, National Watercolor Show, Laguna, CA, 1988
  • Purchase Award, Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, 1988
  • Award, St. Louis Art Today, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, MO, 1987
  • Merit Award, Contemporary Women Artists of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1987

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Turner Art Center, Valdosta, GA, 2007
  • Good Girl/ Bad Girl, Saint Louis, MO, 2007
  • Mohawk Center for the Arts, Little Falls, NY, 2007
  • Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL, 2006
  • Education and Cultural Trust Fund of the Electrical Industry, Flushing, NY, 2006
  • Quincy University, Quincy, IL, 2006
  • George Meany Center for Labor Relations, Washington DC, 2005
  • The Principia, St. Louis, MO, 2005
  • St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO, 2005
  • DesotOrow Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2004
  • Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, 2004
  • Innsbrook, Warrenton, MO, 2004
  • Teatro del Centro de Arte, Guayaquil, Ecuador, sponsored by the US Embassy, 2003
  • Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, 2002
  • Hisnakul, Andenes, Norway, 2001
  • Left Bank Book, St. Louis, MO, 2000
  • Maryville University, St. Louis, MO, 2000
  • Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, 2000
  • Fyreplace Gallery, Lake Worth, FL, 1999
  • Center of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO, 1998
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • Warrenton Art Center, Warrenton, MO, 1997
  • Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO, 1996
  • R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1996
  • Stein-Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1994
  • R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1994
  • Galleria Biagas, Detroit, MI, 1993
  • Ethical Society, St. Louis, MO, 1992
  • Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna, CA, 1990
  • Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1990
  • Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO, 1990

Group Exhibitions

  • Identity, Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, WI, 2003
  • Dragonfire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, 2003
  • Watercolor Midwest, Fulton, MO, 2002
  • New Work, Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1999
  • Critical Mass, St. Louis, MO, 1998
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1997
  • California Watercolor Show, San Francisco, CA, 1997
  • Watercolor, St. Louis Artist's Guild, St. Louis, MO, 1997
  • Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO, 1996
  • Friendly Encounters, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1994
  • Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, 1993
  • Watercolor, Strecker Gallery, Manhattan, KS, 1993
  • Boats, Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1993
  • Botanicals, Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1993
  • Just Watercolor, Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1992
  • Five State Watercolor, Wichita Museum, Wichita, KS, 1992
  • People, Places and Things, Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Women + Art, Saint Louis Design Center, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Watercolor USA, Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO, 1991
  • Artists and the American Yard, Wustum Art Museum, Racine, WI, 1991
  • Margaret Harwell Art Museum Retrospective, Harwell Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO, 1991
  • Five State Watercolor, Wichita Museum, Wichita, KS, 1991
  • Making Her Mark, Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Art St. Louis 7, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Adirondacks National Exhibit of American Watercolor, Old Forge, NY, 1991
  • How I See Who I Am, Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, TX, 1992
  • Watercolor USA, Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO, 1991
  • Vistas and Visions, Ruth Volid Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1991