Paula Holtzclaw

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Paula Holtzclaw

United States

Paula B. Holtzclaw
"I choose to paint what is beautiful and meaningful, knowing that this act of celebrating and communicating the beauty in this world has the power to uplift and inspire."
North Carolina artist Paula Holtzclaw has gained a national reputation for her ability to capture the drama of nature on canvas. She is most widely known for her landscapes where her fascination with light and atmosphere is most evident. Her still life paintings demonstrate a love of the Old Masters’ works. As a native Carolinian, she gains much of her inspiration along the coastline, vast marshlands and the southern landscape. Holtzclaw’s paintings have been included in many national juried and museum exhibitions. Museum venues include the Haggin Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Muscarelle Museum of Art, the Tucson Desert Museum, and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Paula has been the recipient of notable awards including: "President's Award ", Women Artists of the West 51st National Exhibition 2021, Award of Excellence, American Women Artists National 2019, Third Place- Master's Division, Women Artists of the West National 2021, 2020, 2019, The F & M Bank Purchase Award, American Women Artists National 2018.

Recent publications and profiles of Paula and her work include the November 2020 SouthwestArt Magazine, "A Soft Glow", January 2019 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine’s feature, "Today's Masters,” and the April 2019 issue of Art of the West Magazine, showcasing Holtzclaw and her studio. Paula has also been featured in various other arts publications including American Artist magazine, the American Society of Marine Artists News & Journal, Charleston Style & Design Magazine, Today’s Charlotte Woman Magazine, and Fine Art Connoisseur.
Holtzclaw is a Master Member of American Women Artists (AWA), and Master Member of the Women Artists of the West (WAOW). Signature Memberships in numerous prestigious art organizations and societies include: Oil Painters of America (OPA)American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), American Impressionist Society (AIS) and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society (NOAPS). Holtzclaw is an artist member of the Salmagundi Club of New York, the Plein Air Painters of the SouthEast (PAP-SE), and Out-of-State Artist Member of the prestigious California Art Club. Paula is often called upon to serve as an entry and awards juror for regional and national exhibitions. Holtzclaw served on the Executive Board of American Women Artists from 2012-2019, a 501 (c) (3) educational nonprofit organization, dedicated to the advancement of women through the arts.


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