Carol Joy Shannon

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gallery: wildlife
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“I am obsessed with color and composition, and the spiritual qualities of light. If I couldn’t paint, I’d probably write stories. But we are surrounded by words today, and I think we need the magic of art more than ever. Art takes us to the places that words can’t describe, away into parts of our minds and hearts we forget about without it.”

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about the artist

A desire to travel and learn kept Carol Joy’s life in almost constant motion for decades, resulting in work as various as milking sheep in Tuscany, singing songs in Monaco, crunching numbers for the Las Vegas library, and high tech R & D companies in Seattle and Charleston. She worked on cruise ships, delivered sailboats throughout the Adriatic and Aegean, worked for a foreign diplomat and ran sunset cruises in Key West. She wrote for newspapers in Eastern Europe and worked as an extra on films.

Carol Joy moved to Raleigh, NC in 2000 (to work with Habitat for Humanity as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer), married a Raleigh native and settled down at last, discovering that Raleigh had an active and encouraging arts scene, which she quickly became part of, enthusiastically exploring genres and entering shows, until she found her own niche. Devoting years to full-time application, classes, critiques, group work, juried shows and public exhibitions, Carol Joy has emerged with a signature style and a wide following. Her work has been seen in dozens of regional venues and is in public and private collections worldwide.


exhibitions

  • Solo Shows:
  • 2012, January, “The City Series” at Hagar Smith Design Gallery, Raleigh
  • 2012, April, “Crossroads” at Harris Warren Gallery, Wake Forest
  • 2010, August, “Mapping Memories” at 311 West Martin Street Galleries
  • 2009, Jan-July, “Blue Planet Series” at Asino Cotto, Rome, Italy
  • 2009, November, “Small Works” at MJH Gallery, United Arts Council, Raleigh
  • Other Juried Shows:
  • 2012, June: “SCOPE: NC Landscapes” juried by Alison Staly, curator, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, two pieces (City Series 18 golden and City Series 27 at the riverbend)
  • 2012, January, Visual Art Exchange “Contemporary South” Juried by Sandra Eden, Curator of the Weatherspoon Art Museum
  • 2012, February, The Exchange Gallery (one of 4 featured artists)
  • 2012, May, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham
  • 2012, June, Visual Art Exchange “NC Scope” Juried by Allison Slaby, managing curator of The Reynolda House Museum of American Art
  • 2011, May, North Carolina Museum of Art “Art of the Auction” (Juried )
  • 2011, May—Oct, Cameron Art Museum “State of the Arts/Art of the State”
    Curated by the Nicholas Cullinan, the Tate Modern, London and Susan Davidson, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
  • 2011, July-August, Lee Hansley Gallery “Fresh”
  • 2011, July-October, Davidson College “Out of the Wild” (6 East Coast wildlife artists)
  • 2011, October, Visual Art Exchange “The White Show”
  • 2009 (Nov) to 2010 (Apr), North Carolina Museum of Art, “First Artists Challenge” (one of 10 artists)
  • 2009, January, Visual Art Exchange “The Road Show”, Juried by Megg Rader, The Mahler Fine Art
  • 2008, August, The Exchange Gallery (one of four 2D artists)

awards

  • 2012, Poster Contest winner, Bridgeton RiverFest, New Bern, NC
  • 2008, NRA Corporate Award, Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Show
  • 2010, Honorable Mention, Fine Arts League of Cary Members Show
  • Merit Award: “SCOPE: NC Landscapes” juried by Alison Staly, curator, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, (City Series 18 golden)
  • Invited to exhibit at Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston, SC 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Juried to exhibit at Artsplosure, Raleigh 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Group shows with the Chromazons at Clayton Arts Center, MJH Gallery at United Arts Council, Page Walker Cultural Center, Halle Arts Center, Chatham Hill Winery
  • Member of the Fine Arts League of Cary, Visual Art Exchange, Durham Art Guild and a founding member of the Chromazones

architectural abstracts

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wildlife

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