June 15 through September 1, 2019
"Trees, Rocks, Water, Light, Nature's Gifts" An Exhibit of Paintings by Carolyn Hartling
Join the artist Carolyn Hartling for an opening reception at the River Center Art Gallery on Sunday, June 23 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
*All art will be on display in the River Center Art Gallery on weekends only from June 15 through September 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission to the River Center and River Center Art Gallery is free.
One of Carolyn’s favorite pastimes as a child was exploring the wooded areas and beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest. That environment strongly influenced her direction in art. The beautiful forms, textures, and colors found in the natural world still continue to intrigue her today and often provide the subject matter for her artwork.
Following graduation from an interior design school, Carolyn formed her own design firm in southern California which she ran for eighteen years. In 2000 she and her husband retired to the Sierra foothills and she began to pursue her art full-time.
Her work has received a variety of local and regional awards and can be seen at Timberline Art Gallery in Oakhurst, Oakhurst Frameworks, The Circle Gallery in Madera, Sierra Art Trails Annual Open Studio Tour and on her website carolynhartling.com.
- Mendocino Open Paint Out, September 2014 – Honorable mention
- Fresno Arts Council, Arts Alive in Agriculture, June 2014- 3rd place
- Tri-County Show ( Madera, Fresno and Mariposa) 2015, People’s Choice awar
- Alliance of California Artists Membership Show 2016, 2nd Place
- Tri-County Show 2016, pastel1st Place
- Tri-County Show 2017, pastel 2nd Place
- Alliance of California Artists Landscape Show 2017, Honorable Mention
- Yosemite Renaissance 33 1st place
- Sierra Art Trails cover artist 2018
- Gallery Representation
- Timberline Art Gallery, Oakhurst, California
- Oakhurst Frameworks, Oakhurst, California
- The Circle Gallery, Madera, California
- Sierra Art Trails board member
- Pastel Society of the West Coast- associate member
- Yosemite Western Artists
- Sierra Wonders- Arts Alliance of Three Rivers, 2013
- Acrylic Breakthroughs II- North Light Press, 2015