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CAROLINE SWANSON, NWS

           

A native South Carolinian, now residing in Augusta, Georgia, Caroline has been producing works of art since 1984. A professional fine art painter, she uses light for inspiration to create representational paintings.  She has received the Medal of Honor from the American Artists Professional League, is a Fellow in the organization and is  a full artist member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club both organizations based in New York, NY.  She is a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and has also been selected for inclusion in Who's Who In American Art.



Caroline's watercolors have been written about by Nancy Wellard, writer for the Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, SC.  She writes:  "The current exhibit at the Hilton Head Art League Gallery overflows with lush color  and oozes rich Southern visual tradition.  These recent watercolors charm, intrigue and delight because of the images she portrays, and the immediacy we sense in the style of her portrayal."

 


Selected Awards:

  

Best Of Show, Aiken Artist Guild, Aiken, SC, 2009;

Board of Directors Award, MACK 8th Annual, McCormick, SC,  2008
SCWS Past President's Award, SCWS 30th Annual 2007
Golden Artist Colors Inc. Merchandise Award, Watercolor U.S.A., 2007

Best of Show, Aiken Artist Guild, Aiken, SC, 2007
Hal P. Moore Award, SCWS, 2006

Silver Medal of Honor, Audubon Artists, New York, NY, 2005
Best of Show, Aiken Artist Guild, Aiken, SC, 2005

Honorable Mention, Atlanta Artists Cntr National, Atlanta, GA, 2004
Merit Award, Salamagundi Club, NY, 2003

The Charleston Art Galleries, SCWS, 2003

The Irwin Zlowe Memorial Award, N.A.W.A., New York, NY, 2003

Best in Watercolor, New Horizons Arts Festival, Martinez, GA, 2004, 2003, 2001

The Leila Gardin Sawyer Memorial Award, AAPL, New York, NY, 2001 Elias & Lillian Judith Newman Memorial Award, Audubon Artists, New York, NY, 2000

Gold Medal of Honor in Watermedia, AAPL, New York, NY, 1999

Purchase Award, Visual Arts Center Museum, Panama City, FL; permanent collection.


  

Her work has been represented in the following: 


Florence Museum of Art, Florence, SC

Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC 

Springfield Art Musuem, Springfield, MO
Butler Institute Of American Art,Youngstown, OH        
Burroughs-Chapin Art Mus., Myrtle Beach, SC

Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT                   
University of Mobile, Mobile, AL

The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ                          
International Cultural Cntr, Takarazuka, Japan

The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC                 
Georgia St. Capitol, Govenor's Office, Atlanta, GA

Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL                   
National Academy of Design, New York,  NY                     
Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA       
The National Arts Club, New York, NY
The Salamagundi Club, New York, NY                         
Augusta College, Augusta, GA

The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA                        

Visual Arts Cntr Museum, Panama City, FL

Adirondacks National Exh of Amer W/C, Old Forge, NY

The Savannah Natn’l, Collectors Choice, Savannah, GA

Millennium Arts Center, Washington, DC                          

Peace Center, Greenville, SC

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA              
The Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA   

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX               
Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Fl

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Golden, CO        
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA

           

Professional Affiliations:    

Watercolor USA Honor Society

Who's Who in American Art
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc.
American Artists Professional League,
Fellow

The National Association of Women Artists
Audubon Artists, Inc.
National Watercolor Society, signature member
Philadelphia Watercolor Society, signature member
Western Colorado Watercolor Society, signature member
Texas Watercolor Society, signature member
Georgia Watercolor Society, signature member
South Carolina Watercolor Society, Member in Excellence

 

 

 


Caroline has art in the collections of corporate and private collectors throughout the United States and abroad.  She has been published on the cover of Seabreeze Magazine, St. Simons Island, GA and Your Time Out, Augusta, GA.

 


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