Women on Paper: 30th Anniversary Artist Reception
Friday, September 8, 2017 / 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This reception is a celebration of the “individual creative spirit, encouraged by group support”. Women on Paper is a group of professional women artists who nurture the creative urge in ourselves and each other. The group features paintings of people and places, of gardens and interiors, of landscapes and flowers, still lifes and imaginings, lights and shadow.
All of the group members work with watercolor, gouache, pastel, collage or mixed media. “Our work weaves solitary studio work with
paintings resulting from group painting sessions.”
Each artist has her own vision and dreams, her own rhythm, her own song. Each contributes her own unique way of looking at the world and the support of the group encourages this special voice. We are together as a group in purpose, but individual Women on Paper. Featuring the art of Karen Banker, Carolyn Bohn, Lauren Kerbelis, Nancy Schulz, Gail Smith, and Caroline Swanson.
KAREN LIND BANKER holds a BS from the University of Rochester in New York. She is a self-taught artist, and her work has been exhibited, and won awards, in venues throughout the United States and in Japan. She is in private and corporate collections across the United States and in Japan and Europe. She is a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, a member of the National League of American Pen Women, is in the Archives of Women Artists at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D. C., and is in Who’s Who of American Women. “My paintings come from my memories and experiences although not always definitive renderings of an image. Rather they are meant to evoke emotions and to offer possibilities to the observer to ‘get lost’ in them.” 706-829-6753, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAROLYN BOHN began her art career two decades ago with a series of workshops and classes in various mediums. Currently she alternates working with pastels and oils, taking from each medium those elements to enhance her work and to express the emotion she wishes to convey. Recently she has begun teaching to share her passion with others. Teaching is an opportunity to help others find their own expression and to share the journey. She has been accepted into multiple juried shows and received numerous awards. “A fascinating experience for me was painting pictures and participating in the filming of a movie and in participating in a collection of paintings for historical narrative book about Aiken.
LAUREN KERBELIS has taken watercolor workshops around the South, and her work has been exhibited in Georgia, South Carolina and Japan. Her work has been purchased for government offices in both Poland and Japan. She paints to capture a specific moment, and enjoys looking at her completed works and having them awaken old and cherished memories. 706-855-7801, lksoutherntravel.@bellsouth.net
NANCY SCHULTZ was raised in Oklahoma and lived in North Carolina and Florida before moving to Augusta in 1987. She has had exhibitions in Pennsylvania, New York, California and Japan. Her work has been reproduced on gift bags and greeting cards. Her paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including the Medical College of Georgia, University Hospital and the Augusta National Golf Club. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women and is included in the Archives on Women Artists, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. “I speak with my brush of a mood, a thought or an observation and hope someone hears.” 706-733-7736
GAIL SMITH is a native of Georgia’s Golden Isles. The memories of years spent surrounded by the beauty of these islands are reflected in her work. In addition to coastal scenes, her work also encompasses other southeastern landscapes including rivers, lakes and ponds. With a degree in Art Education from Georgia Southern University, she spent many years teaching. Her passions for art and learning have inspired her travels through Europe and Russia. Major influences on her work are Monet, Degas and Sorrolla. Gail now paints full time and when she is not in her studio, you will find her traveling in search of new subject matter. Gail’s works are in many private and corporate collections. She can be reached at 706-863-8792 at email@example.com .
CAROLINE SWANSON, NWS, a professional artist for more than 20 years, has won numerous awards in national competitions and is an elected artist member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Audubon Artists and the National Association of Women Artists. She is a fellow in the American Artists Professional League, a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society, and included in Who’s Who in American Art. She holds signature membership in the National Watercolor Society, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, the Texas Watercolor Society, the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, the Georgia Watercolor Society and is a member in excellences in the South Carolina Watercolor Society. Her Work has been exhibited in museums and art centers throughout the United States and abroad. “Art is an inextricable part of my life. Paintings are all around me. From the sun hitting a bowl of fruit sitting in my kitchen window to lobstermen bringing in their catch, I find inspiration everywhere. Always the student, I challenge myself to explore new ideas, textures and mediums. I seek to create paintings that speak to the heart of the viewer and give form and meaning to my own way of seeing. I now see the world through artist eyes”
- September at the MACK 2017
- Gold Rush at the MACK 2017