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Carolyn Nelson

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Yakima, WA 98908, U.S.A.
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Phone: 509 952 8383
URL: http://www.carolynnelsonstudio.com

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 Carolyn Maureen Nelson

P.O. Box 8193

Yakima, Washington   98908

 

509-952-8383

Nelson8805@aol.com

www.carolynnelsonstudio.com

 

Education

            Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, 1998, Central Washington University

            Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, 1988, University of Washington

Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, Abstract Painting, Summer 2009

           

Professional Experience

Artist 1977-present:     Ceramics and Painting

Heritage University:   Chair, Fine Arts Department (2004 to 2015)

2002 - 2015   Professor of Visual Art

            1994 - 2002   Adjunct Faculty, Art and Anthropology

Yakima Valley Community College: 

            1999-2002 Adjunct Faculty, Art

Central Washington University: 

            1999 - Adjunct Faculty, Art - Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

            1997 and 1998 - Teaching Assistant Watercolor and 2D Design   (instr. of record)     

Allied Arts Council of Yakima:  Arts Van (Artists in the Schools Program)

            Ceramic instructor, January through June 1990

 

Awards and Honors

2016    Yakima Valley Museum Artist Residency Grant 2017-2018

            “Lillian and Muriel Adams Memorial Award,”  CWAE (Iron Springs – Ceramic)

2015    Professor Emeritus of Visual Art, Heritage University

2013    “Lillian and Muriel Adams Memorial Award,” CWAE (Boarderland-Ceramic)

2012    “Muriel Adams Memorial Award”, CWAE (Interior Rhythms - Ceramic)

2011    “Honorable Mention” CWAE (Of Myths and Mortar – Ceramic)

2010    “Bahai Faith Award for Racial Unity”  CWAE (Resistance – Ceramic)

            “Allied Arts of Yakima Award” CWAE  (Resistance-Ceramic)

2008    Heritage University Distinguished Professor

2007    “Special Award” Northwind Alliance (Avebury Exile- Ceramic)

Heritage University Award for Excellence in Research

2006    “Ceramic Sculpture Award” Allied Arts (Wee Places-Ceramic)

2004    “Best of Show” Allied Arts of Richland (Jessie’s World – Pastel Drawing)

            “Excellence in Ceramic Award” Allied Arts of Yakima (Lichen-Ceramic)                     

2003    “Allied Arts Award”   CWAE (Passing Through – Pastel Drawing)

2001    “Christy Zamora Award”   Allied Arts of Richland (Painted Ponies - Raku)

             “Idelle Hultgren Memorial Award”   Allied Arts, Yakima

(Harmonic Strata – Pastel Drawing)

             “Silver Award”   Allied Arts of Richland (Carousel Series - Raku)

2000    “Larson Gallery Award,”   Allied Arts of Yakima (Harmonic Strata  - Pastel)

1999    “Collectors Award”   Allied Arts of Yakima (Carousel Series - Raku)

1998     “Directors Choice,” CWAE (Interior Rhythms - Charcoal and Pastel)

1997    “Holtzinger Award,” Allied Arts Yakima(Waiting for the Fifth Horse - Oil on Canvas)

1996    “Tayer Award,” Allied Arts of Yakima (Untitled - Raku)

1995    “Originality in a Non-Geometric Sculpture,” CWAE (Singing Woman - Ceramic)

1993    “Battelle Northwest Purchase Award,”   Allied Arts of Richland (How It Feels - Raku)

             “Arts in Education Award,” Allied Arts Council Yakima

1992    “Eileen Fleming Memorial Award,”   Allied Arts of Richland (Untitled - Raku)

 

Exhibits

2018    Acclimating, Kirkland Art Center, curator, J. Gordon, Kirkland, WA

            Nasty Women, Makerspace Gallery, curator, Eunsil Kim, Yakima, WA

            601 Gallery and Studios, Tieton, WA

2017    Annual State Juried Exhibit, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

            Current Connections, Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA (with Barb Smith Gilbert)

            Sculpting the Valley, Yakima Makers Space Gallery, Yakima, WA

            Larson Gallery Studio Tour

2016    In Search of Meaning, Juried, Vachon Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

            Small Works, Juried Exhibit, Gallery North, Edmonds, WA

            Visual Impressions, Juried Exhibit, Ryan James Gallery, Kirkland, WA

            Totem, Invitational Exhibit, Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

            Members Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

            Storytellers, Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA

            61st  Central Washington Artists Exhibit, Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery

2014    Feminine Voices in Clay, Invitational Exhibit, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

Annual Washington State Juried Exhibit, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2013    58th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, (award)

Windows Alive, Yakima Arts Commission, Sept.-Dec. Cheryl Hahn, curator

On the Walls, Fourth Street Theatre, featured artist, 2013-2014, Carol Hassen, curator

Invitational, Peggy Lewis Gallery, Allied Arts Center, Yakima

Light, The Seasons Performance Hall, Yakima, WA., Laurie Kanyer, curator

2012    Expressions Northwest, Regional Juried All-Media Exhibit, Port Townsend, WA

4th Contemporary Clay Biennial, National Juried Exhibit, The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO

Carolyn Nelson and Elaine Green, Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco

            From the Ground Up: Regional Ceramic Survey, Larson Gallery, YVCC, Yakima, WA

            57th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, (award)

            50th Anniversary Invitational, Peggy Lewis Gallery, Yakima

2011    Annual Washington State Juried Exhibit, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA      56th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, (award)

2010   Expressions Northwest, Regional Juried All-Media Exhibit, Port Townsend, WA

            Tacoma Community College Juried Exhibit, The Gallery, Tacoma, WA

            Women Artists:  Where We Are Now, Larson Gallery, YVCC, Yakima

            Members Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima

            55th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, (award)

2009   Carolyn Nelson, solo exhibit, Art Stop Gallery, Tacoma, WA

            54thCentral Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, (award)

Members Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima

June Fest, Invitational Artists Exhibit, Yakima

Larson Gallery Tour of Artist’s Studios, Yakima

2008    Annual Washington State Juried Exhibit, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

            WCA Juried Ceramic Exhibit, Art Stop Gallery, Tacoma, WA

            Christmas Exhibit, Simon Gallery, Yakima

            53rdh Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima

Junefest, Chalet Mall, Yakima

            Larson Gallery Members Exhibit, Yakima

Masks, Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima

2007    Vessels 2007, National Juried Ceramic Exhibit, Claymakers, Durham, NC

Expressions Northwest, Regional Juried All-Media Exhibit, Port Townsend, WA

Transitions, solo exhibit, Oak Hollow Gallery, Yakima, WA

52nd Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima

            Christmas Exhibit, Simon Edwards Gallery

Harvest, Juried WPA Exhibit, Peggy Lewis Gallery, Yakima

Inspirations of Eastern Washington, Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima

2006    Expressions Northwest, Regional Juried All-Media Exhibit, Port Townsend, WA

            Travelers, Solo Exhibit, Changing Woman Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle,

Exploring Place:  Regional Women Artists, Esvelt Gallery, CBC, Pasco, WA

51st Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, Yakima

            Ridges:  Then and Now, Group Invitational, Lewis Gallery

            Vitrify, (WPA Group Exhibit) Highline Community College, Seattle

            Allied Arts of Yakima Annual Juried Exhibit, Lewis Gallery, award

            Washington Potters Association 2006 NCECA juried exhibit at NWCC, Seattle

            Figuratively Speaking, Larson Gallery (work selected for poster)

2005    Chase Gallery All-Media Juried Show, Spokane, WA

            Simon Edwards Gallery Christmas Exhibit, Yakima

            50th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery,

             Allied Arts of Yakima Annual Juried Exhibit, Lewis Gallery, Yakima

            Larson Gallery Tour of Artist’s Studios

            Carolyn Nelson and Terry Mullen, Yakima Cellars Winery

            Fired Up, Regional Ceramic Exhibit, Oak Hollow Gallery, Yakima

2004 -  2017    Carousel French Cuisine, ongoing solo exhibit, paintings and drawings

            49th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, award

            Allied Arts of Yakima Annual Juried Exhibit, Lewis Gallery, Yakima

            Annual Multi-Media Juried Show, Parkside Gallery, Richland, award

            Heritage University Faculty Exhibit, Yakima Campus

2003    48th Central Washington Artists Juried Exhibit, Larson Gallery, award

            Collaborations, Lewis Gallery with Terry Mullen and Dr. Loren Schmidt

            2003 Allied Arts Annual Juried Exhibit, Peggy Lewis Gallery, Yakima

            Connecting Traditions, Heritage College Faculty Exhibit, Allied Arts Gallery

2002    Carolyn Nelson:  New Paintings - New Clay, Solo Exhibit, Oak Hollow Gallery, Yakima

            Regional Women Artists – 2002 Simon Edwards Gallery, Yakima, WA

            2002 Allied Arts Open Juried Exhibit, Lewis Gallery, Yakima, WA

            Summer Celebration Juried Exhibition, Parkside Gallery, Richland, WA

            Award Winners of 2001, Lewis Gallery, Yakima          

2001    Ceramics 2001, National Juried Exhibition, The Guilford Center, Guilford, Connecticut