The In Crowd Altered Book on exhibit at the Newport Art Museum until Saturday, May 29, 2022

Very excited to write my altered book The In Crowd was one of 81 pieces selected for The Newport Biennial 2022. For over 30 years, the Newport Biennial (formerly known as the Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition) has been a highly anticipated event by artists, curators, and collectors in Rhode Island and beyond. As of 2019, this exhibition expanded to include New England artists and did not require membership. The museum received entries from 284 individual artists, which added up to nearly 850 individual pieces to review in all. We are thrilled to be showcasing an eclectic, regional survey of artworks in various mediums, selected by our juror, Dr. Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum.
The exhibition will run from January 8 – May 29, 2022. 

The Hot Type Portfolio project by 25 artists of the Providence Art Club have created something special…an original prints portfolio that speak to both personal and national issues. Collectively theses prints document a unique time, a time when the use of superlatives — unprecedented, incomprehensible, unfathomable — became commonplace. A time when artists sought to understand a world of distortions, discord, and disease. They responded with various measures of wit, clarity, and integrity. Printmaking has a long and proud tradition as a visual voice; it is exercised here using both beauty and ugliness to speak. I’m so proud to be a part of this project and hope you will visit the newly created website — www.Hot-Type.org. Only one portfolio #2/28 was available for purchase; it was auction off during the Hot Type Portfolio Exhibit at the Providence Art Club Dodge House Gallery (June 20 – July 16, 2021) to benefit the club’s Education Program.

The framed Hot Type Portfolio will be on exhibit from March 18th – May 29, 2022 at the Mystic Museum of Art in Mystic, CT.  For information on hours and special workshop and other events visit www.mysticmuseumofart.org. Opening Reception is Thursday, March 17th from 5:30-7:30pm. Public is welcome. 

The Providence Art Club Hot Type portfolio has recently become part of the Graphic Art Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The Museum’s Graphic Arts Collection is the oldest print-collecting unit of the Smithsonian and focuses on the technical and social history of printmaking. The prints in this collection illustrate technical developments and cultural changes; they represent all kinds of graphic works that have influenced American society. Joan Boudreau, Curator Graphic Arts Collection, wrote, “The portfolio of prints is a very welcome addition to the graphic Arts Collection. And congratulations on the upcoming and related exhibits showing the prints.

Last year my Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Head in the Clouds finally went online. I created this sketchbook almost 2 years ago but with the number of sketchbooks the library receives and the pandemic… had quite a wait. Unfortunately I just heard from the project staff that there was a fire and quite a few of the books were destroyed or damaged. I’m waiting to hear if my book survived. The project is asking for donations if you are interested in learning more or helping — visit their website listed here. https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/S283809

My apologies for taking so long to update my website. My studio was badly damaged by hurricane Ida last summer and I’ve only recently moved back in. Plus I had a hip replaced in December and now nursing my husband after heart surgery. Has been a crazy 9 months.

Stay safe….best – Carol

From the pages --- Wonder #2, hand-colored photopolymer aquatint , (8 " x 7 5/8")

Sample of the prints and text in the Hot Type Portfolio. The portfolio will next be exhibited at the Bristol Art Museum from October 15 - December 19, 2021.

Letters From the Earth by Mark Twain Altered Book

Letters from the Earth is altered book I created for the Printmakers Network of Southern New England upcoming 2022 exhibit at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT. My inspiration  came from the book’s title — the words “letters” and “earth.” I found a beautiful old alphabet design for the letters to pair with antique insect illustrations to represent earth. I used Suminagashi paper I made for the endpapers. 



The Lowest Anima Star Artist Book and Clamshell Box I created for The Evocative Mark Twain Exhibit. In Photoshop I illustrated Twain's essay with manipulated historical images I found.