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Carla O'Connor

 (late 20th century)
Carla O'Connor was active/lived in Washington, Ohio.  Carla OConnor is known for modernist watercolor figure painting, teacjomg.

Carla O'Connor

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Carla O'Connor received her BFA in painting from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. She has done additional formal study at the University of the Americas, Mexico City; University of Dayton, Ohio; and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.??Professional Affiliations?O'Connor is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor Society and is an AWS Dolphin Fellow.

Juried Exhibitions and Awards (Partial List)?American Watercolor Society International Exhibition 1991 (Prize and Traveling Exhibit), 1996, 1997 (Silver Medal of Honor and Traveling Exhibit), 1998, 1999 and 2002 (Prize), 2004 (Prize), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (Prize).??National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition: 1996, 1997 (Prize and Traveling Exhibit), 1998 (Traveling Exhibit), 2004, 2008.??NWWS National Exhibitions: 1992 (1st Place Award), 1993 (1st Place Award), 1994 (Prize), 1995, 1996 (Prize), 1997 (Prize), 1998 (1st Place Award) and 1999 (Prize), NWWS 60th Year Exhibition, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 2000.

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, 1998.??San Diego International Watercolor Exhibits, 1988 (Prize), 1989, 1990, 1992 (Prize), 1995, 1996.

Juror Experience?(Juror of Selection or Awards -- Partial List)?O'Connor has been a juror for numerous national and regional groups including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Northwest Watercolor Society, Watercolor Art Society - Houston, the Arizona Watercolor Association , and the Watercolor Societies of Florida and San Diego . Carla was chairman of Awards Jury for AWS 2008 and is sole juror for Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, 2010. She juried the Adirondacks International Exhibition of American Watercolors; the Federation of Canadian Artists Exhibition ; The Artist Magazine competition, Experimental Category; and the Mississippi Grand National Exhibition in 2004
Carla teaches approximately 12 watermedia workshops each year across the United States and Canada.

Travel workshops to Prague, Czech Republic were held in 2008 and trips to Japan and Italy are planned in 2010.


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