Carol Joy Shannon
Painting, Raleigh North Carolina United States
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Contact details
311 West Martin Street
Studio 12
Tel: 919 4366987
Brief Summary
Carol Joy Shannon is a full time artist, working in the warehouse district in Raleigh.  Her work has appeared in numerous venues regionally and has developed a wide following in the eastern US, Europe and South America.

Carol Joy's work is a result of thousands of hours of honing her skills and developing a signature style that infuses her paintings with the colorful memories of decades of travel and adventure.  Her cityscapes exhibit the "feel" and essence of these places, more than representational images, but some commissioned  works are more readily identifiable.  Her imaginative geometric creations speak to a need for color and structure, but their complexity and whimsy allow the viewer to continue to see the images anew.
Harris Warren Gallery (Wake Forest)
Seaworthy Gallery (Hatteras)
Visual Art Exchange (Raleigh)
311 West Martin Gallery (Raleigh)
Southeastern Wildlife Expo (Charleston)
Artisan Direct Ltd.( NY)
Artsplosure (Raleigh)
Professional Experience
Carol Joy is a self taught artist who has refined her skills through hours of professional critiques with Bob Rankin, Ben Williams, Lope Max Diaz and others, as well as working alongside other fine artists such as Shaun Richards, Diane Fiessel, Sarah Powers, Rachel Herrick and Marriott Little. 
Solo Shows:
2012 January “The City Series” at Hagar Smith Design Gallery, Raleigh
April “Crossroads” at Harris Warren Gallery, Wake Forest
August “City Days and Island Dreams” theARTScenter, Carrboro
2010 August “Mapping Memories” at 311 West Martin Street Galleries
2009 Jan-July “Blue Planet Series” at Asino Cotto, Rome, Italy
November “Small Works” at MJH Gallery, United Arts Council, Raleigh

Some Significant Exhibitions:
2012 January Visual Art Exchange “Contemporary South” Juried by Sandra Eden, Curator of the Weatherspoon Art Museum
February The Exchange Gallery (one of 4 featured artists)
May The Carrack Modern Art, Durham
June Visual Art Exchange “NC Scope” Juried by Allison Slaby, managing curator, The Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2011 May North Carolina Museum of Art “Art of the Auction” (Juried )
May – Oct Cameron Art Museum “State of the Arts/Art of the State”
Curated by the Nicholas Cullinan, the Tate Modern, London and Susan Davidson, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
July-August Lee Hansley Gallery “Fresh”
July-October Davidson College “Out of the Wild” (6 East Coast wildlife artists)
October Visual Art Exchange “The White Show”
2009 (Nov) to 2010 (Apr) North Carolina Museum of Art, “First Artists Challenge” (one of 10 artists)
2009 January Visual Art Exchange “The Road Show” Juried by Megg Rader,The Mahler Fine Art
2008 August The Exchange Gallery (one of four 2D artists)

Group shows with the Chromazons at Clayton Arts Center, MJH Gallery at United Arts Council, Page Walker Cultural Center, Halle Arts Center, Chatham Hill Winery

Member of the Fine Arts League of Cary, Visual Art Exchange, Durham Art Guild and a founding member of the Chromazones

Awards and Recognition
2013 Featured Artist: “For the Love of Art” annual auction to benefit Visual Art Exchange
2012 Poster Contest winner, Bridgeton RiverFest, New Bern, NC
Merit Award, SCOPE NC Landscapes, VAE, juried by exhibits curator Reynolda House Museum of American Art
2008 NRA Corporate Award, Fine Arts League of Cary Annual Juried Show
2010 Honorable Mention, Fine Arts League of Cary Members Show

Invited to exhibit at Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston, SC 2010, 2011, 2012
Juried to exhibit at Artsplosure, Raleigh 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012


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