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Carol's Artist Statement

The art of transformation has been of interest to me since I was very young. My original artwork is nature inspired, intuitive, flowing and abstract. Photography, painting, writing and wearable art have provided me with a means of exploring the inner and outer world and their interconnection and has become my life’s path/journey.

I photograph with my outer eye…I paint with my inner eye…I write from my heart.


Curriculum Vitae

EXHIBITS:

BRITISH COLUMBIA  

Exhibitor, Christmas Market  - Group show, November 24 - 31, 2021 , The Laundromat Kimberley Art Gallery, Kimberley, BC.

"The Creative Journey of Carol Gordon - 75 years of Life with Art," Solo exhibit, October 5 - 30, 2021, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC. 

"Celebrating the 75-year Creative Journey of Carol Gordon" - Solo exhibit, July 6 - 31, 2021 - Kimberley Centre 64, Kimberley, BC

Tour of the Arts, Wing Over the Rockies, Groups Shows, Pynelogs Cultural Centre, Invermere, BC. 

Ongoing/rotating Exhibits:

Pynelogs Gift Shop, Invermere, BC
Elevation Spa, Radium Hot Springs, BC

Kootenay Savings and Credit Union, Invermere, BC

The Blue Dog Cafe, Invermere, BC

Past Exhibits

Elements Dining Room, Copper Point Resort, Windermere, BC
Circle Cafe, Invermere, BC
Invermere Chiropractic Gallery   
Joint Exhibit with watercolourist Treva Burton, Strands Restaurant, Invermere, BC
“Molding the Image of Mankind” presentation, University of British Columbia

ALBERTA 
Canmore Artist Guild, Canmore, AB
Peter Whyte Museum, Banff, AB
Banff Centre
Photographer/Reporter, Calgary Herald; Freelance photographer and writer, Western Canada

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN
Mackenzie Art Gallery
Rosemont Gallery
Joe Moran Gallery 
Al Johnson Galleria, CBC
Bilingual Centre, University of Regina

CALIFORNIA
“Changing the Images of Women” presentation, University of California, Irvine, CA                       
“We are All Children,” Photographic Exhibit, Kaiser Centre, Oakland, CA
International Photographic Salon Exhibitor, Pomona County Fair, Pomona, CA
Hamilton High School Annual Photographic Salon Exhibitor, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS:
Juror’s Choice, Alberta 75th Anniversary Exhibit, Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild  
Gallery, Canmore, AB
Scholarship to attend Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr Art School)
Scholarships (three) to attend Banff Centre painting and photography program
Honourable Mention, Banff Centre Fine Arts Festival – Photography
Second Place, International Photographic Salon, Pomona County Fair, Pomona, CA
Hamilton High School Annual Photographic Salon exhibitor/ top ribbon earner, LA, CA 

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHING:
Pynelogs Cultural Centre & Private - Painting from the Heart Watercolour classes
Vancouver School Board, Vancouver, BC - Photography Instructor – photography and darkroom courses for adults             
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC - Photography Instructor – Provided photographic courses for adults through UBC, Department of Continuing Education
Youth Resources Society, Vancouver, BC - Photography, Photography Instructor and Researcher/Writer
Berkeley Recreation Department, Berkeley, CA - Playground leader – after-school arts and crafts program for elementary school age children
Self-employment, Los Angeles - Childhood Creative Business Ventures – Neighborhood children (ages 3-4) summer day camps, neighbourhood newspaper, puppet shows, babysitting.

SHORT COURSES:
IraProgoff Intensive Journal Program, New York, NY - 100 Hours Journal Keeping Program
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB - Summer Painting Full-Time Programs
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB - Summer Photography Full-Time Programs (four programs - one, two and six week in length)
The Gallery of Photography, Vancouver, BC
Mendocino Art Centre, Mendocino, CA       

EDUCATION:
Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr), Vancouver, BC – Completion of third Year Certificate – Painting
The University of California, Berkeley, CA - Bachelor of Arts Degree – “Culture and Creativity” - An individually designed major in the humanities/social sciences/arts
Alexander Hamilton High School, Los Angeles, CA - High School Diploma – Liberal Arts (including Photography)