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Awards and Exhibitions

(partial list)


 international, national, and regional juried exhibitions


•  South Carolina Watermedia Society 39th Annual Exhibition 2016,The Myrtle Beach Art    
    Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC. Cash award & acceptance into 2016-2017 traveling show

•  43nd Annual Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Juried Show 2016, Spartanburg, SC

•  Union County Arts Council 2016 Juried Exhibition. Founders Federal CC Award

•  Light Space & Time —Nature Competition, 2016, Online — Merit Award

•  42nd Annual Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Juried Show 2015, Spartanburg, SC

•  Light Space & Time —Figurative Competition, 2015, Online — Merit Award

•  South Carolina Watermedia Society 37th Annual Exhibition 2014, Anderson ArtsCenter,
    Anderson, SC

•  ArtFields, Southeastern states, multi-venue arts event, April 25-May 4, 2014,
    Lake City, SC

•  Light Space & Time —Animals Competition, 2014, Online — Merit Award

•  Arts Council of York County 24th Annual Juried Competition, Rock Hill, SC 2013

•  South Carolina Watermedia Society 36th Annual Exhibition 2013, Coastal CarolinaMuseum,
    Hilton Head Island, SC

•  Light Space & Time —OpenCompetition, 2013, Online — Merit Award

•  40th Annual Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg Juried Show 2013, Spartanburg Art Museum, SC

•  South Carolina Watermedia Society 35th Annual Exhibition, City Art Gallery, Columbia, SC

    Cash award & acceptance into 2012-2013 traveling show

•  South Carolina Watermedia Society 34th Annual Exhibition 2011, City Gallery, Charleston, SC

•  South Carolina Watermedia Society 33rd Annual Exhibition, 2010 cash award &

    acceptance in 2010-2011 traveling show

•  Harness Tracks of America Art Competition, Red Mile Track, Lexington, KY

   Harness Racing Art, 2003, 2000,1979, 1978, 1977,1977, 3rd Place

•  The Paint Spot Gallery, 2nd Annual Miniature Show, Black Mountain, NC, 2000

•  Art Show at the Dog Show 1995, Wichita, KS

•  Guild of Charlotte Artists Juried Shows, 1982-93 Four honorable mentions

•  Charlotte Art League Juried Shows, 1982-91, One honorable mention

•  3rd Annual Charlotte Open, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC, 1982

•  Arts Fest/Mayor's Event, Knoxville, TN, 1980

•  National Holstein Convention Art Competition, Nashville, TN, 1980, Honorable Mention

•  International Miniature Show, Clearwater, FL, 1986, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981 2nd Place

   Semi-Abstract, 1980 2nd Place Birds and Animals, 1979, 1978 1st Place Drawing

•  Kentucky Watercolor Society 2nd Annual Juried Show, Owensboro, KY, 1979

•  Montana International Miniature Show, Billings, MT, 1983, 1982 two works selected

   for Traveling Show, 1981 2nd Place Drawing

•  National Miniature Show, La Luz, NM, 1981, 1980, Collectors Choice Award, 1979

•  National Western Small Painting Show, NM, 1981 Best of Show & 3rd Place

    Watercolor, 1980 1st Place Drawing, 1979 2nd Place Watercolor

•  Watercolor Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 1979

•  Tennessee Artists Association Juried Show, Knoxville, TN, 1977 2nd Place

•  Dulin Art Gallery Sidewalk Show, Knoxville, TN, 1977-81, Two honorable mentions


invitational shows


•  Community Performance Center, Rock Hill, SC, 2016 –  Solo Show

•  Gallery 27, Linconton, NC – solo show Out to Pasture

•  Center for the Arts, Rock Hill, SC, 2015 –  Solo Show, Perimeter Gallery

•  Eclectic Minds — a gathering of artists, Charleston, SC, 2015 group show

•  Grand Opening Group Show, Clover Art Gallery, Clover, SC, 2015

•  Michael Parks Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2012 – solo show ’Til the Cows Come Home

•  Dressage on the First Coast Annual Equestrian Art Exhibit, Jacksonville, FL, 2005

•  Guild of Charlotte Artists, Charlotte, NC, First Union Bank Invitational, 1986: Republic

   Bank Invitational, 1985

•  Dogwood Arts Festival, Knoxville, TN, 1981








Born in Kentucky horse country, and raised in East Tennessee, M.C. spent her early years drawing and painting...mainly horses and other animals. At an young age she was taught drawing, perspective, and
oil painting by her father. Her paternal grandfather was a draftsman and designer of movie theaters as well as a self-taught painter.


With support and encouragement from her family she majored in art, with a concentration in painting, and holds AFA and BFA degrees from Sullins College and the University of Tennessee. At UT M.C. studied under watercolorists Carl Sublett and Richard Clarke. Further study

includes portraiture with Rita Reed (teacher, portrait, and court artist) in Charlotte, NC, and workshops with Charles Kapsner (painter and fresco artist).


As well as doing commission work, M.C. has won awards and participated in juried shows throughout the US and has work in many private collections. M.C. has taught beginner and intermediate watercolor/oil painting classes, drawing and perspective, and introductory polymer clay classes. She is a Member in Excellence of the South Carolina Watermedia Society, and a member of the South Carolina Artisans Center.

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