Carol Peebles

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Carol Peebles

United States

Founder and Director of BlueEaselClub.com, Carol Peebles works to continue the tradition of classical realist life drawing through her Atelier classes and commissions. Carol’s work focuses on portraits and figures, drawn from life, to celebrate the people in her immediate environment. Recent international and national exhibitions include: The Butler Institute of American Art; The International Association of Pastel Societies at the Salmagundi Club, NY, New York; The Pastel Society of America at the National Arts Club, NY, New York; Allied Artists of America; Cincinnati Art Club; The Ogden Museum,  and numerous International exhibitions with pastel societies, among others. 

IAPS Master’s Circle Recipient and Winner of Pastel 100’s 2019 Ruth Richeson Gold Award, see her feature article in the April 2019 issue of Pastel Journal. Art Renewal Center Finalist 2019. Portrait Society of America International Exhibition Finalist 2019 & “Select 50” in 2020.  Carol’s works have been published in North Light Books: Strokes of Genius 12;  Strokes of Genius 11:Finding Beauty, Strokes of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing, and  Art Journey: Portraits and Figures: The Best of Contemporary Drawing,  Featured articles in “International Artist Magazine”, “Pastel Journal  and “Pastelagram” among others.

A  Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, she has instructed at Studio Incamminati, PA; The Pastel Society of America at the National Arts Club, NYC; Louisiana State University, The University of New Orleans, Pennsylvania State University and currently teaches at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, and her drawing Atelier, BlueEaselClub.com. A New Orleans native, she received her MFA from Penn State University, BA from the University of New Orleans, but attributes her learning of classical realism to Master painter Auseklis Ozols, Director of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. A mother of two, she currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

International and National Awards include:

2nd Place, Juried International “Make Your Mark” Exhibition with the Pastel Society of Southern California

4th Place,  Juried International “Make Your Mark” Exhibition with the Pastel Society of Southern California

3rd Place, Nationally juried competition, Strokes of Genius 2020

Third Place, Nationally Juried 2020 Adirondack Pastel Society

Pastel Society of America Award, in National Juried exhibition for the Pastel Painters Society  of Cape Cod 2020

Pan Pastel Award, Juried International “Make Your Mark” Exhibition with the Pastel Society of Southern California

The Unison Award, Nationally Juried 2020 Central Mass Pastel Society

Exceptional Merit Award, The Portrait Society of America’s International Competition 2019

Finalist, Art Renewal Center’s International Competition 2019

Ruth Richeson Gold Award, Pastel 100, Pastel Journel  2019

1st Place, The Nationally Juried New Orleans Art Association Exhibition  2019

3rd Place, River Road 50th Annual National Juried Exhibition 2019

Merit Award, Degas Society’s Members Nationally Juried Exhibition 2019

Honorable Mention, River Road 49th Annual National Juried Exhibit 2018

Exceptional Merit Award, Degas Society’s  20th Biennial Members Exhibition 2017

3rd Place, New Orleans Art Association International Juried Exhibition, 2017

Merit Award,  The Degas Society’s 16th Biennial National Exhibition 2016

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