About Carol
Carol Volz Begley
Painting outside, with oils and pastels, enables Carol to capture the effect of the colors in sunlight and shadow. By using a full palette of rich color, Carol captures the mood and subject of her paintings while inviting the viewers to look closer at the colors seen as compared to what is perceived.
biography

Carol began drawing and painting at an early age and has had the good fortune of studying art — drawing and painting — in classes and workshops presented by a number of accomplished and professional artists over the years. For the past eleven years, Carol has traveled abroad, painting the landscapes of Brittany, France, Spain, Belgium, Cornwall England, Italy and Guadeloupe. Her Art Studio, where she teaches classes to adults and children, is located in Beaver, PA, a historic town situated near the Beaver and Ohio Rivers. Painting on location and working in all kinds of weather creates peak experiences and a sensual depth to the paintings. "Feeling the atmosphere and energy surrounding me are almost as important in the painting process as the actual subject itself," says the artist. Carol loves the magical illusion of sunlight and shadows under changing weather conditions and the juxtaposing of complimentary colors for greater brilliance in achieving the vibrant character of an impressionistic landscape. Carol is represented by Boxheart Gallery in Bloomfield. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Portrait Society of America, signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and the Oil Painters of America. She has participated in numerous juried and group shows nationally, locally, including the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. She has won several awards and her paintings are in a number of private collections.

study

FREELANCE ARTIST 
Proficient in all mediums-oils, pastels, charcoal and pen & ink. 
Subjects vary: still-life, floral, landscapes, and portraits. 

STUDIES, EXHIBITS AND OTHER INTERESTS  
Participant 
Artist Travels and Workshops: 
France 2010 (4 weeks) Paris and Brittany
France 2009 
France 2002-2005-2006 
France & Cornwall, England-2000 
Guadeloupe-French West Indies-1999 
France & Italy (4 weeks)-1997 
France & Belgium (4 weeks)-1996 
Spain (Barcelona, Menorca)-1995 
France (Paris, Brittany)-1992,1993, & 1994 

Member  
Pastel Society of America (PSA), SIGNATURE MEMBER STATUS 2007
Pittsburgh Society of Artists (PSA) 
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) 
Portrait Society of American (PSA) 
Oil Painters of America (OPA) 
Hoyt Artists Association (HAA) 
Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League (PPAL), SIGNATURE MEMBER STATUS 2012
Allied Artists of America
Degas Pastel Society 

Studies  
Studied under Mary Lestyan, Herb Olds, Linda Wallen, Jim Sulkowski, Patricia Bellan-Gillian, & Philip Salvato Apprenticeship/Painting Assistant-Philip Salvato 
Associate Degree-Beaver County community College and Robert Morris College 

Publications  
2007, Best of America Pastel Artists and Artisans
Kennedy Publications, copyright ©2008
1 Pastel Portrait

2007, Best of America Oil Artists and Artisans
Kennedy Publications, copyright ©2008
3 Oil Landscapes

2006, Best of America Oil Book 
Kennedy Promotions, copyright ©2007 
National Oil Winner, three oil landscapes 

2006, Best of America Pastel Book 
Kennedy Promotions, copyright ©2007 
National Pastel Winner, pastel portrait 

2005, Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisans 
Kennedy Promotions, copyright ©2006 
Honorable Mention, pastel


Other Interests  
Owner of Fine Art Studio in Beaver, PA-1998 to present 
Instructor-Art Classes in my studio-children & adults-1998 to present 
Instructor of Beginning Drawing Classes at Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA and Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA-1995 to present 
Facilitator for Adult Art Classes-1970 to 1994

solo exhibitions

2010
Boxheart Gallery, Bloomfield, PA

2008  
Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA

2004
Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA
Studio K, Lawrenceville, PA, 

2003
Boxheart Gallery, Bloomfield, PA
Studio K, Lawrenceville, PA

2000
Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA
West Penn Hospital Art Gallery

1999 and earlier
Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, 1999
Gallery at Avenue B, Wexford, PA, 1998, 1999, & 2000 
Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA, 1998 
3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA, 1994, 1995, 1996, & 1997 
Hallway Gallery, Beaver, PA, 1994, 1995, 1996, & 1997 
Le Pouldu, France, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, & 1997 
Wooden Angel, Beaver, PA, "Walk with Me"-France 1994 
Frame Gallery & Workshop, Beaver, PA, "The French Connection"-France-1993

awards, honors, and accomplishments
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown PA, 2015
One pastel landscaped accepted
Pastel Society of Colorado, Nevada, 2015
One pastel landscape accepted
American Artists of Butler County, Invitational Art Exhibition, 2015
Three pastels entered and accepted, One pastel received the First Place Award 
Pastel Society of America, New York City, 2015
One pastel landscape received an award and was selected to travel to the Butler Institute of America Art in Youngstown for a P.S.A. Exhibition of the artwork accepted in NYC
Shades of Pastel, Maryland Pastel Society, 2015
Two Pastels accepted
Arkansas Pastel Society, 2015
Portrait pastel accepted
Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans Louisiana, 2015
Two pastel landscapes accepted
New Hampshire Pastel Society, 2015
One pastel accepted
Merrick Masters, 2014
Two oils accepted
Hoyt Regional Exhibition, 2014
One oil accepted
Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League, Hoyt, 2014
8 paintings accepted, one sale
Butler Artists Invitational, 2014
Three paintings accepted
Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Texas, 2014
One pastel accepted
Sierra Pastel Society of the West Coast, 2014
Two pastels accepted
Cincinnati Art Club, 2014
One pastel accepted
Pastel Society of North Florida, 2014
Three pastels accepted, one award 
Pastel Society of New Hampshire, 2014
One pastel accepted, received award 
Connecticut Pastel Society Exhibition, 2014
Two pastels accepted
Degas Pastel Society National Exhibition, 2014
Two pastels accepted, one award
Northeast Pastel National Exhibition, 2013
One pastel accepted
AABC Invitational Art Exhibition, 2013
Oils entered, one portrait received an award
Emerald Spring National Exhibition, 2013
One pastel accepted
Hoyt Regional Exhibition, 2013
One pastel accepted
Cincinnati Art Club National Exhibition, 2013
Pastel landscape accepted
Degas Pastel Society National Exhibition, 2013
Two pastels accepted
Pastel Painters of Maine National Exhibition, 2013
Pastel landscape accepted
Pastel Soceity of New Hampshire National Exhibition, 2013
Pastel portrait accepted
Arkansas Pastel Society National Exhibition, 2013
Two pastel landscapes accepted, one received BEST OF SHOW AWARD

Northeast Pastel National Exhibition, 2012
Old Forge New York Jurors Award for pastel landscape

Midland Arts Association, Spring Juried National Exhibition, Midland Texas, 2012
Oil portrait accepted 
Butler 74th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Youngstown Ohio, 2012
Pastel landscape accepted
Emerald Arts Center, National Spring Juried Exhibition, 2012
Pastel landscape accepted
Landcaster County Art Association, National Juried eExhibition, 2012
Oil landscape accepted
National Womens Juried Exhibition - Impact Arts Gallery, New York, 2012
Oil portrait accepted
Pastel Painters of Cape Cod, National Exhibition, Yarmouth Maine, 2012
Pastel landscape received juror's award
Cape Cod Art Association National Exhbition, Barnstable Maine, 2012
Oil landscape accepted
Cincinnati National Art Exhibition, Viewpoint 44, 2012
Oil portrait accepted
116 Annual National Womens Juried Exhibition, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park New York, 2012
Portrait accepted
Degas Pastel Society, 2012
Pastel landscape accepted
New Hampshire Pastel Exhibition, 2012
Pastel seascape accepted
Pastel Soceity of North Florida, 2012
Pastel landscapes accepted, exceptional merit award
American Artist Professional League, Inc. 84th Grand National Juried Exhibition,2012
Oil portrait accepted
Allied Artists of America, Inc. 99th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, 2012
One pastel alleyscape accepted
Associated Artists of Butler County, Art Faculty Exhibition, 2012
First Place Award for pastel portrait
Second Place Award for pastel streetscape
Arkansas Pastel Society, 2011
One pastel accepted in juried exhibition

Chicago Pastel Painters, 2011
One pastel accepted and awarded a juror's award in excellence

Cape Fear Studios, North Carolina, 2011
One oil landscape accepted into juried exhibition

Maryland Pastel Society, 2011
One pastel accepted into juried exhibition

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art Mid Atlantic exhibition, 2011
Pastel juried into exhibiton

Cape Cod Maine, 2011
Two landscapes juried into this exhibition, one of which was awarded FIRST PLACE AWARD

Impact Gallery in New York, 2011
One oil portrait accepted

Hoyt Institute of Fine art regional exhibition, 2011
One pastel accepted

Pastel Society of America, New York City, 2011
One pastel landscape accepted

Butler Institute of American art - Youngstown, Ohio, 2011
One pastel landscape accepted

South Alleghenies Museum of art, 2011
One pastel accepted
Hoyt Regional Art Exhibit, Hoyt Museum of Fine Art, 2010, New Castle, PA
Two pastel landscapes accepted for the regional exhibition

Beaver Valley Artists Annual Exhibition, Merrick Art Gallery, 2010, New Brighton, PA
First Place, oil portrait

42nd Annual National Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club, 2010, Cincinnati, Ohio
One oil portrait accepted for the national exhibition

National Exhibition, Pastel Society of Northern Florida, 2010, Florida
Two pastel landscapes accepted for the national exhibition

National Exhibition, Degas Pastel Society of America, 2010
One pastel landscape accepted for the exhibition

Pastel Society of America National Exhibit, National Arts Club, 2010, New York, NY
One pastel landscape accepted for the national exhbition
Pastel selected to travel to the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio for display as part of the Pastel Society of America exhibit at the museum

MidAmerica Pastel Society of Kansas, 2010
One pastel landscape accepted for the national exhibition

Southern Alleghenies Biennial, 2010
One pastel landscape accepted for the national exhibition

National Exhibition, Cape Fear Art Center, 2010
Merit Award, pastel landscape

National Women's Exhibition, Impact Artists Gallery, 2009, Buffalo, NY
First Place, oil interior scene

5th Annual Northeast Pastel Exhibition, Arts Center, 2009, Old Forge, NY
Two pastels accepted for the national exhibit, Juror's Award

Life Drawing, A Fine Art Exhibit at Double Door Gallery, 2009, Pittsburgh, PA
One oil nude and sketch accepted for the exhibit, Juror's Award

Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, 2009, New Castle, PA
One pastel accepted for the juried exhibit

Beaver Valley Artists, Merrick Art Gallery, 2009, New Brighton, PA 
First Place, pastel

West Hills Art League, Robin Hill, 2009, Moon Township, PA
Juror's Award, pastel

Cape Fear Studios, National Exhibition, 2009, Fayetteville, NC
Juror's Award, oil

Red River Museum, 2009, Vernon, Texas
Pastel accepted for the national juried exhibit

Pastels Chicago, 2nd National Juried Bienniel, 2009
Juror's Award, pastel

Pastel Society of the West Coast, 23rd Annual International Exhibit, 2009
Juror's Award, pastel

Maryland Pastel Society, Shades of Pastels, 2009
Pastel accepted for the national juried exhibit by Richard McKinley 
Pastel selected to represent the fine medium of soft pastels for the exhibit

Hoyt MidAtlantic National Juried Exhibition, 2009
Pastel accepted for the national juried exhibit

Connecticut Pastel Society, 16th Annual National Exhibition, "Renaissance in Pastel," 2009
Pastel accepted for the national juried exhibit

Pastel Society of New Hampshire, National Exhibition, "Its Pastel," 2009
Pastel accepted for the national juried exhibit

Butler Institute of American Art, Regional Exhibit, 2008, Youngstown, Ohio
71st Area Annual Artists Exhibition
Honorable Mention, pastel landscape

Beaver Valley Artists, Merrick Gallery, 2008
Best of Show, pastel portrait

Westmoreland Juried Biennial, Regional Exhibit, 2008, Greensburg, PA
Pastel landscape accepted for the juried show

West Hills Art League, Robin Hill, 2008
First Place, pastel landscape

Pastel Society of America, Bennington Center for the Arts, 2008, Vermont
National Exhibit
Pastel landscape accepted for the juried exhibit

Fein Gallery, 2008, Pittsburgh, PA
Two paintings accepted into juried "Images of Pittsburgh" exhibit

Keystone National Exhibit, Art Center Galleries, 2008, Mechanicsburgh, PA
Pastel accepted for the national exhibition

Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Annual Exhibition, 2008
Two pastels accepted for the juried exhibition

Beaver Valley Artists, Annual Juried Exhibit at Merrick Gallery, 2007 New Brighton, PA
Honorable Mention, pastel landscape

West Hills Art League, Annual Juried Show, 2007
Honorable Mention, pastel landscape

Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Annual Juried Exhibit, 2007
Oil portrait accepted for the juried show

Hoyt Institute of Art, MidAtlantic Juried Exhibit, 2007
Two pastels in; one pastel awarded Juror's Award

Hoyt Regional Art Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, 2006, New Castle, PA 
Merit Award, pastel landscape 

Beaver Valley Artists, Annual Juried Exhibit at Merrick Art Gallery, 2006, New Brighton, PA 
Second place, pastel landscape 

West Hills Art League, Annual Juried Show, 2006 
Second place, pastel landscape 

Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Annual Juried Exhibit, 2006 
Merit Award, oil still life 

Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Annual Juried Exhibit, "Small Works", 2006 
Best of Show Award, pastel landscape 

Hoyt Artists Association, Butler Community College, 2006, New Castle, PA 
Second Place Award, pastel landscape

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Annual Juried Exhibit, Hoyt Institute, 2005, New Castle, PA 
Two pastel landscapes accepted for the juried show 

Plein Air Exhibit, Watercolors Gallery, 2005, Pittsburgh, PA 
Two paintings accepted for exhibit 

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Group Exhibit at Butler Institute of America Art, 2005, Salem, Ohio 
Two pastels accepted in exhibit 

Hoyt Regional Art Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, 2005, New Castle, PA 
Two pastels accepted in juried exhibit

West Hills Art League, Annual Juried Show, 2005 
First place, oil portrait 

Beaver Valley Artists, Annual Juried Exhibit at Merrick Art Gallery, 2005, New Brighton, PA 
Best of Show Award, oil painting, still life 

West Hills Art League-Annual Juried Show, 2004 
Best of Show Award - pastel painting 
First Place Award - pastel painting 

Beaver Valley Artists-Annual Juried Exhibit at Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA, 2004 
First Place Award-oil portrait 
Second Place Award-oil figurative painting 

Hoyt Regional Juried Exhibit-Hoyt Institute of Art, New Castle, PA, 2004 
Best of Show-pastel painting 

9th Annual Juried Art Exhibit at Ligonier-Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for Arts, 2004 
Pastel Landscape Painting-accepted for juried exhibit 

Pittsburgh Society of Artists-Juried Exhibit, 2004 
Juror's Award-pastel landscape 
Second pastel accepted in juried exhibit 

La Fond Gallery - National Pastel Juried Exhibit, 2004 
Pastel landscape accepted for juried exhibit 

International Art Exhibit at Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton, PA, 2004 
3 Oil Paintings-accepted in juried exhibit 

La Fond Gallery-National Juried Pastel Exhibit, 2003

West Hills Art League-Annual Juried Show, 2003 
Second Place Award-pastel painting 

Beaver Valley Artists-Annual Juried Show at Merrick Art Gallery, 2003 
Juror's Award-pastel painting 

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2003 
67th Annual Area Artists Regional Exhibit-Pastels
pastel painting accepted for juried show 

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2002 
66th Annual Area Artists Regional Exhibit
by Invitation of Dr. Louis Zona-Pastel 

West Hills Art League-Annual Juried Show, 2002 
Best of Show Award 
2 First Place Awards-Oils 

Beaver Valley Artists-Annual Juried Show at Merrick Art Gallery, 2002 
Grumbacher Gold Award Best of Show 

LaFond Gallery-National Juried Pastel Exhibit, 2002 
Pastel accepted for juried show 

West Hills Art League-Annual Show, 2001 
2 Juror's Awards- Pastels 

Pittsburgh Society of Artists-Annual Juried Show, 2001 
Juror's Award-Pastel 

Beaver Valley Artists-Annual Juried Show at Merrick Art Gallery, 2001 
Best of Show Award-Pastel Honorable Mention-Pastel 

Christ Lutheran Church-4th Annual Jury Art Show, 2001 
2nd Place-Oil 

West Hills Art League-Annual Show, 2000 
2 Juror's Awards-Pastels 

Beaver Valley Artists (Formerly AVAC)-Annual Show (2 Awards), 2000 
Best of Show-Pastel 
Honorable Mention-Pastel 

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2000 
65th Mid-Year National Exhibition, Oil Landscape accepted for Juried Exhibit

Pittsburgh Society of Artists-Annual Exhibit at Butler Institute of America Art-Salem, 1999 
Juror's Award-Pastel 

West Hills Annual Exhibit, 1999 
Juror's Award-Pastel 

Beaver Valley Artists (Formerly AVAC) at Merrick Art Gallery, 1999
Juror's Award-Oil 

Peoples Art Show-The Arts and Heritage Festival of Carnegie, 1999 
Third Place-Oil 

Chartiers Boys and Girls Club Art Auction, 1999 
Second Place-Oil 

West Hills Annual Exhibit, 1998 
Juror's Award-Oil 

Merrick Art Gallery-Assoc. of Valley of Artist and Craftsmen (AVAC), 1998 
Best of Show-Pastel 

North Hills Art Center, 1998 
Juror's Award-Oil 

Aqueous Open 1997-Annual National Watercolor Exhibit, 1997 
Screened In-Watercolor 

National Pastel Show-LaFond Gallery, 1997 
Screened In-Pastel 

Christians in Visual Arts-National, 1997 
Screened In-Watercolor-Cycle of the Season-Waterlilies 


Pittsburgh Center for the Arts-Associated Artists of Butler Gallery, 1997 
Honorable Mention-Oil 

Association of Valley Artists and Craftsman (AVAC)-Annual Exhibit, 1997 
Winston Newton Award-Oil 

Associated Artists of Butler County-Annual Spring Show, 1997
Honorable Mention-Watercolor 

Pittsburgh Society of Artists-New Members Show, 1997 
One of three prizes $50.00-Oil 

Peoples Art Show, Carnegie, PA, 1996 
Fifth Place-Oil 

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts-Juried Show, 1995 & 1996

Honorable Mention-"Images of Lawrence County"-1995 

Merrick Art Gallery-Juried Show 
Honorable Mention-Oil, 1996 
First Place & Honorable Mention-Pastels, 1995 
Second Place-Pastel, 1994 

Pittsburgh Progressive Art Show, 1992 
Honorable Mention-Pastel
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