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Artist: Carol Long


Carol Long
Carol Long, KANSAS
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Carol Long draws influence from plant and animal life.   With joy, whimsy and beauty as her goal, her work continues to evolve as she experiments with new ways of expressing these qualities of her surroundings.

Carol's work is featured at Charlie Cummings gallery in Gainsville, Florida, Karg Art Glass in Kechi, Kansas and The Filley Art Museum in Pratt, Kansas. In recent years she has been a presenter at workshops throughout the US. Carol has a home gallery with an annual open house the first three Saturdays in December.  She sells on Etsy and her website.  She has an active Facebook page and also Instagram. Each is under the name of Carol Long Pottery.

Born in 1965, Carol Long was raised on a farm in Stafford County, Kansas. The family farm having been homesteaded in the 1880's, had by the time of her childhood, matured with trees and a thick shelter belt. In these wooded areas Carol explored and found a connection with nature developing an appreciation of plant and animal life. Her mother also had an interest in art and often took Carol to art museums. Carol often felt a need to express herself by bringing her imagination to life. She remembers as a child using one of her father's cattle syringes filled with mud to build structures in the driveway.  In high school, Carol excelled in art. Her teacher, Sheldon Ganstrom, who is now a prominent Raku artist, helped spark Carol's interest in ceramics. She then moved on to Barton County Community College where she realized that she was always drawn to the ceramics lab. She has studied under Glenda Taylor, Linda Ganstrom, and Steve Dudek.  Carol enjoys learning from other contemporary artists while keeping an eye on historical ceramics.

My work continues to evolve. Currently I use a white mid temperature clay body fired to cone 5 oxidation. Pieces are made by a variety of methods; such as throwing, slabwork, extrusions, and hand building. Decorating with pulled handles, attached multiple pieces, textured with presses, slip trailing, stains and glazes.

I am inspired by botanical life and hidden aspects of nature. I emulate my inspirations with an elaborate flow of shape, line, and texture. My work begins with shape and form. Depth is added through texture. Intricate slip application and glazing brings organic unity to the finished piece.

 

Education:

            St. John High School, St. John, Kansas 1983 *National Honor Society

            Barton County Community College, Associates Degree 1985

            *Art Departmental Awards 1983-85

Community Involvement:

            2002-Present 4-H Club Jolly Workers

            2011-13 St. John School Board Member

            2009-2011 Vice President St. John School Board Member

            2012-Present Gray Photo Studio, Inc. Board Member
            
            Life long member of St. John Kansas Community (Stafford County)

Juried Exhibitions: 

            2017 Vernon Filley Art Museum National Invitational  Art Show and Sale        
    
            2014 Cup Show, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

            2013 Cup Show, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE      
      
            2010,09 Sterling Art Show, Sterling, KS*

            2007-93 Prairie Art Exhibition, Sterling, KS*

            1994 Yuletide Art Exhibition, BCCC, Great Bend, KS*

            1990,89 Art Inc. Juried Exhibition, Great Bend, KS*

            1990-87 Topeka Crafts Competition, Topeka, KS*

            1989-87 Art Inc. Barton County Show, Great Bend, KS*

            * Denotes Award

One Artist Show:

          2016 Vernon Filley Art Museum Pratt, KS
 
           2013  " Efflorescence in Clay" Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, Newton, KS

            2012 547 Gallery, Greensburg, KS

            2007 Southwest Arts and Humanities, Garden City, KS

            2006 Ellsworth Arts Council, Ellsworth, KS

            1999 Pratt County Community College, Pratt, KS

            1993 Hays Arts Council, Hays, KS

            1990 Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS

            1990,98 Gallery XII, Wichita, KS

            1989 Hutchinson Art Association, Hutchinson, KS

            1988 Seward County Community College, Liberal, KS

            1988 Stone Gallery, Hays, KS

            1986 Jordan Memorial Library, Larned, KS

Shows: 

           2017 Four Painters Four Potters, Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS

           2017 Four Painters and Four Potters. Hays Arts Council, Hays, KS

           2017-97 Century II Outdoor Living Show (Wichita Garden Show), Wichita, KS

            2013 " Wrappable," Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

            2013 " Lineage: A Ceramic Tradition," Shafer Gallery, Great Bend, KS

            2013 "February Flowers," Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, KS  

             2012 Miriam Grisham Fiber Studio, Wichita, KS

             2012 Hutchison Arts Association Third Thursday, Hutchinson, KS

             2012 Shaffer Gallery, Manhattan, KS

             2011 Shaffer Gallery two Person Show, Manhattan, KS

             2012 City Arts Final Friday, Wichita, KS

             2010 Ellsworth Arts Council, Ellsworth, KS

             2009 Lincoln Two Person Show, Lincoln, KS

Juried Art Fairs: 
         
            2015-2016 Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO

            2015-2017 Golden Fine Art Festival, Golden, CO

            2015 Art on the Rockies, Vail, CO

            2015-2017  Cottonwood Art Festival, Richardson, TX

            2014 American Craft Council, St. Paul, MN
            
            2013 Carefree Fine Arts and Wine Festival, Carefree, AZ
      
            2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
        
            2013 Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago, IL

            1994,90-88 Art Fair on the Square, Madison WI

            1994, 90-88 Wichita Book and Art Fair, Wichita, KS

            1992-91 State Street Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI

            1992-91 Coconut Grove Art Festival, Coconut Grove, FL

            1991 Las Olas Art Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL

            1991,89 Milwaukee Lakefront Festival, Milwaikee, WI

            1990 Festival of the Arts, Oklahoma City, OK

            1990 Miami Beach Festival of the Arts, Miami Beach, FL

            1989 Omaha Summer Art Festival, Omaha, NE

            1989 Dallas 500 Art Festival, Dallas, TX

            1987 Smokey Hill River Festival, Salina, KS


Publications:
             
             Clay Times Volume 19 Issue 96 Summer 2013
 
Galleries:
           
            2014-Present Karg Art Glass, Kechi, KS
             
            2013-Present Modern Bungalow, Denver, CO            

             2011-Present Strecker Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

             1994-Present Courtyard Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

             2011-Present Bella Luz, Wichita, KS

            Gallery XII, Wichita, KS

            Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

            Hays Arts Council, Hays, KS

            Phoenix Gallery, Topeka, KS

            Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

            Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

            St. John Floral and Gifts, St. John, KS


Memberships:

            NCECA member 1993, 2013, 2014,2016-17 ​


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