Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery - An award winning gallery featuring the work of artists and craftsmen from across the country. 317 Pollock St., New Bern, NC 28560 252-633-4369 www.carolinacreations.com
Monday, March 02, 2015
New Paintings from Pat Holscher
We are thrilled to have watercolor paintings from Pat Holscher again!
Pat has a BA and MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has studied art at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC and East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and trained under many nationally recognized artists.
Over the years she has been juried into shows throughout the state and received awards ranging from Honorable Mention to Best in Show; most notably, in the North Carolina State Fair Juried Exhibition, Raleigh, NC – First Place Painting, 2002; in the Chapel Hill Regional Exhibition for Women in North Carolina – Juror’s Choice Award, 2000; and in the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s Annual Exhibition – First Place, 2008. Most recently, in May 2009 she was the inaugural Best in Show Permanent Collection Purchase Award-winner at the Regional Juried Art Show in New Bern, NC. Pat is an active Signature Member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, having served as newsletter editor, board member, and President (2001-2002). She has also taught beginning and continuing watercolor classes at Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh, NC and has served as juror for several art competitions.
National recognition has come with acceptance and awards in many national shows, including the American Kennel Club National Juried Competition, Wichita, Kansas (Best of Breed Award & Best Working Dog Award); the AKC Museum of the Dog Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri; the Southern Watercolor Society’s Annual juried competition, (Potomac Valley Watercolor Award and awarded Signature Status); the National Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition, Fullerton, California in which she was also awarded Signature Status, and the American Watercolor Society’s Annual International Exhibition, New York, NY in 2003, 2009 ( winning the Gold Medal of Honor), and 2010 (awarded Signature Status).
She has done promotional art for the East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival and designed and painted the background murals for the Estuarine Center in Washington, NC. Pat was chosen as a 2007 finalist in the 24th Annual Art Competition for Artist’s Magazine in the animal art category. One of the highlights of her career was the publication of a painting with an article in the section, “Master Painters of the World – US Showcase” in the October/November 2004 issue of International Artist magazine. Pat was also included in a UNC Public TV Promotion by Bluewater Media in 2009 showcasing Eastern North Carolina and places of interest.
Additionally, her work can be found in the following municipal and corporate collections: The City of Raleigh,NC; The City of Rocky Mount; Nations Bank; United Carolina Bank; Wachovia Bank and Trust Company; Glaxo Corporation; Hardee’s Food Systems; First South Bank, Washington, NC; Hatteras Yachts, Inc.; Nash County Medical Center; Allied Marine of Florida; The Town of Nags Head; Outer Banks Outfitters, Morehead City, NC, and SAS Institute.
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