About the Artist

carol strockwasson - Biography




Carol Strock Wasson is devoted to plein air painting and is always venturing forth into new areas with pastel or oil. She is focused on painting with spontaneity and freshness. Her dedication is evident in awards and entry into prestigious shows across the country. Most recently she received the Silver Medal Award at Indiana Heritage Arts in 2007. Other shows include Hoosier Salon, Arts for Parks, Pastel Society of America, and Pastels USA.  Carol was one on ten artists to participate in Painting Indiana II, the second in a series of books produced by Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA). She is a supporting member of numerous organizations locally and nationally. She is represented by Gordy Fine Art, Muncie, Indiana and Editions Limited, Indianapolis, Indiana.




Hoosier Salon, Best Pastel, 2009, 2011, 2012

American Impressionist Society 9th Annual Exhibition 2008, 2012

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional 2008

Door County Plein Air Invitational, 2008, 2012, 2013

Chicago Pastel Painters Best of Show 2008

Chicago Pastel Painters Genesis Award, 2007

Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum Foundation Purchase Award 2000, 2005

Hoosier Salon Merit Award 1991, 2002

Hoosier Salon Outstanding Work in any Medium Award 1994, 1999

Art Association of Richmond Acquisition Award 1988

Art Association of Richmond Merit Awards 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007

Art Association of Richmond Best of show 1992

Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, First Place 1990, 1995

Greenville Art Guild Best of Show 1988, 1992

Greenville Art Guild Merit Awards 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994

Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition Merit Award 1993, 1994

Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition, Award of Excellence 2008

Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition, Directors Award 2006

Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition 2007, IHA Silver Medal and Purchase Award

Southside Regional Show X, 3rd Place 1995

Pastel Society of America 23rd Exhibition, Fostport-Yarka Award 1995

Grand Exhibition National Show, Honorable Mention 1996

The Artist’s Magazine, 1996 Art Competition, Finalist in Landscape, Dec.1996

New Harmony “Brush of Spring” Competition, 3rd place Pastel

Governor’s Award, Indiana State Fair 2001, 2002

T. C. Steele Great Outdoor Art Contest 2001, 2002 1st place Pastel

Quad State Art Competition, Quincy IL 1991, 1994

Midwest Pastel Society Competition 1992, 1994, 1998

                                   Florida Pastel Association National Exhibition 1992, 2002

Whitewater Valley Annual Competition 1990, 1991

Grand Exhibition National Show, Akron OH 1994, 1996

Cinergy Regional Art Exhibit and Sale, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

PSNF Sixth Biennial National Exhibition 2000, 2002

16th “Pastels USA” International Open Exhibition, Roseville CA. 2002

Cincinnati Art Club, ViewPoint 2002

4th Annual Pastel 100, Honorable Mention, Landscape Category, 2003

Arts for the Parks, Mini 100, 2005




Randolph County Art Association

Indiana Artists Club

Indiana Plein-Air Painters Association

Hoosier Salon

Pastel Society of North Florida

Pastel Society of America, Associate member

American Impressionists Society

Chicago Pastel Painters, Signature Member




Richmond Art Museum, Richmond Indiana

Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville Indiana

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Indiana

carol strockwasson - Biography
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