Carol Bower
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  • San Jose, CA
  • United States
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I am an impressionist painter in acrylics, oil, and pastel who particularly enjoys the beauty and spiritual connection I feel while interpreting the natural landscape, human figure, animal life, and plant life while using a brush, palette knife, or pastel.

For me art is a sentimental journey…a recording of feelings and an opportunity to show reverence for the beauty and variety of the natural world. I hope to connect with people who share my love of landscape and living things. Through the language of art I can express the joy I feel when creating a magical world of unlimited possibilities for combining colors, shapes, lines, and textures.

Although I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I grew up in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. After receiving a BA at CSUN in 1972, I moved to the San Francisco Peninsula to work as a Graphic Designer for an ad agency, followed by positions in marketing for high-tech companies. For the last several years I have been able to devote more time to my passion for art making, foreign travel, and enjoying memberships in two plein-air painting groups. As a docent for the San Jose Museum of Art’s “Let’s Look at Art” program I bring a very interactive 50-minute art presentation covering the elements of art, and art history into local elementary school classrooms.

I have won recognition in local art shows and online competitions. Please visit my website  carolbower.com  for details, or  Gallery 9 Los Altos

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Jurors Selected for 2017 Fall Competition and Member Showcase

We are pleased to announce our Jury Panel for the 2017 Online Fall Competition and Member Showcase.        Catherine Fasciato             Sharon Weaver           William SuysWilliam SuysWilliam Suys is an award winning artist. In addition to being a CPAP Painting Ambassador he is also a Signature Member and Director of Oil Painters of America. His awards include:Winner, Best in Show - Salon International at the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art 2013Award of Excellence -…See More
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Call for Entries, Fall Online Competition and Member Showcase

It's time to get out the fall color palletes and capture the beautiful Autumn displays provided by nature. This event is open to all CPAP Members. All conforming artwork will be displayed on our website and the top entrants will be eligible to receive cash awards and other valuable prizes. Entries are now open through December 15. The Jury Panel will consist of CPAP Painting Ambassadors and will be announced shortly. Artists may enter up to 5 images.Enter your artwork here:…See More
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CPAP Paintout at Carmel

November 11, 2017 at 9am to November 12, 2017 at 6pm
All members are invited to participate in this 2-day paintout!This is not a competition or workshop, there is no fee. Just show up with your art supplies to paint and have fun.On Saturday lets paint at Point Lobos park. Come at any time you can, I'll try to be there by 9am. Bring lunch, we will have a group picnic around 1pm at the picnic area next to China Cove.Dinner on Saturday at 6:30 pm at Rio Grill. Address: 101 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel, CA 93923 ph: (831) 625-5436Catherine Fasciato…See More
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Final Call for Entries | 2017 International Plein Air Challenge

This is the Final Call for Artists to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!Over $5,000 in cash and prizes;Open to all artists;Traveling Exhibit: Oakhurst, Gateway to Yosemite; Ridgeline Gallery in Mariposa;70% of sales proceeds to artist;Any landscape, seascape or urbanscape anywhere in the world;$45 for three images;Plein air and studio work acceptedExhibition dates: Sept 30 – October 22, 2017Deadline is August 31, 2017 at midnight,…See More
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One Week Remaining to Enter the 2017 International Challenge Competition, Sale and Exhibit

There are only 10 days remaining to enter this year’s California Plein Air Painters International Challenge Exhibition and Sale!Over $5,000 in cash and prizes;Open to all artists;Traveling Exhibit: Oakhurst Gateway to Yosemite; Ridgeline Gallery in Mariposa;70% of sales proceeds to artist;Any landscape, seascape or urbanscape anywhere in the world;$45 for three images;Plein air and studio work acceptedExhibition dates: Sept 30 – October 22, 2017Deadline is August 31, 2017 at midnight, PDTDon’t…See More
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