Carol S. Herr - Artist Statement & Resume

Light, atmosphere, color - these are the elements that fascinate and inspire me when creating my work. Impressionism at work with sunlight and shadow, strong brushstrokes and vivid color. My landscape paintings are truly successful when I can incorporate a strong sense of time, place and mood, and draw the viewer into that world. It could be a snow covered field at twilight or a stream winding it's way through a lush summer woodland.

Background:

Carol Herr grew up on a farm in southern Lancaster County, PA where she started drawing and painting at a young age. She graduated with honors from the York Academy of Art in 1979 where she majored in Fine Art. She also studied at the Art Student's League in New York. Carol has been exhibiting her work in local and national shows for the past 30 years. Her paintings have been recognized with numerous awards and her work is part of many public, corporate and private collections. In addition to painting, Carol teaches art from her studio and other locations. She currently holds the position of Gallery Director at the Lancaster County Art Association.

Awards:

  • Award of Excellence: Riverwalk Arts Festival, York PA, 1998, 2001, 2002
  • Best of Show: Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA, 2009
  • Lancaster County Art Association, Lancaster PA, 1989
  • Judge's Choice Award: WITF/TV33 Art Auction, Harrisburg PA,1992
  • Judge's Citation Award: WITF/TV33 Art Auction, Harrisburg PA, 1998, 2001
  • First Place: York Art Association Juried Show, York PA, 1984, 1989, 2003, 2005
  • Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition, Strasburg PA, 2004, 2005
  • Boardwalk Art Show, Ocean City NJ, 2000
  • Second Place: Lancaster Open Award Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA, 1985
  • Bel Air Festival for the Arts, Bel Air MD, 1998
  • Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz PA, 1994, 2003
  • Cape May Promenade Art Show, Cape May NJ, 2000
  • Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition, Strasburg PA, 2007
  • Third Place: York Art Association Juried Show, York PA, 1986
  • Cape May Promenade Art Show, Cape May NJ, 2001, 2006
  • Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz PA, 2002, 2007
  • Fourth Place: Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz PA, 1998, 2001, 2005
  • People's Choice: Lancaster Open Award Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA, 2000

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg PA, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2008
  • Hazelton Art League, Hazelton PA, 1996
  • York Art Association, York PA, 1996, 2006
  • Main Line Arts Center, Haverford PA, 2007-2009
  • People's Place Gallery, Lancaster PA, 1994-1995
  • Millport Museum, Lancaster PA, 1994
  • North Museum, Lancaster PA, 1994
  • Harrisburg Area Community College, Lebanon PA, 1993
  • Penn State Downtown Campus, Harrisburg PA, 1993
  • Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg PA, 1985, 1992, 2002
  • The Artworks at Doneckers, Ephrata PA, 1989, 1999
  • Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA, 1986
  • Art of the State, Harrisburg PA, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1994
  • Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs PA, 1993-2009
  • Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College PA, 1995, 1998
  • Three Rivers Art Festival Juried Show, Pittsburgh PA, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Mulberry Art Studios & Gallery, Lancaster PA, 2000
  • Immaculata University Art Show, Immaculata PA, 2002-2009
  • Governor's Residence, Harrisburg PA, 1991, 2008
  • Whitaker Center, Harrisburg PA, 2008
  • Senator Harris Wofford's Office, Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.,1992 - 1993

Collections:

  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C.
  • Harrisburg Hilton and Towers, Harrisburg PA
  • Penn National Insurance, Harrisburg PA
  • Dauphin Deposit Banks, Harrisburg PA
  • Doneckers, Ephrata PA
  • Conestoga Title Insurance Co. Lancaster PA
  • Weavers Inc., Lancaster PA
  • Corporate and Private Collections across the United States, Europe and South Africa