Carol Ann Miraben

Meral Sartekin and Halil Kelim

Artist Statement

I paint to discover my inner self, my soul. Nurturing the soul, having it permeate every aspect of life, is the way toward an authentically fulfilling life. I strive to find authenticity in my life through my painting.

Abstract and non-objective painting is a journey of self-discovery. Each painting is a new quest: The materials and I are blank canvases, without preconceptions. I remove myself from the process as I become the channel of shape, color, line, texture and form. I find my inspiration and my authenticity in return. The painting is finished when we are one.

“How long does it take to complete a painting?” is the question every artist is asked. “A lifetime,” is my answer. My paintings come from my entire life’s experience: The techniques, colors, applications, and the finished painting itself present my life.

My paintings are complex: Color, texture, method, material, application, style, and technique constantly change as the unpredictable, intuitive challenge unfolds on the canvas. It is exciting to recognize myself on the canvas, to know a painting is complete.

Juried Shows and Exhibitions:

February 2013.  Art for the Contemporary Desert Living, Contents Interiors, Tucson, AZ.

February 2013.  Small Works 2013, Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, WI.

October 2012.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Signature Members’ Show at Campus Christian Center, Tucson, AZ

May 2012.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) show at Northwestern Mutual Financial, Tucson, AZ.

March 2012.  Light Space & Time Online Gallery CityScapes Exhibition.

October 2011.  Upstream People Gallery 13th Annual Abstraction Juried Online International Art Exhibition.

Sept 2011.  Light Space & Time Online Gallery International Seasons Exhibition.

Sept 2011.  Arizona Arts Alliance, Attorney General Office Building Exhibition, Tucson, AZ.

March 2011.  Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association (SAACA) People & Animals Exhibition, Tucson, AZ.

February 2011.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Small Works Show at Blue Raven Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

December 2010.  Tubac Center of the Arts Arizona Aqueous Exhibition, Tubac, AZ.

October 2010.  Tubac Center of the Arts Members’ Juried Exhibition, Tubac, AZ.

October 2010.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) show at Northern Trust Bank, Tucson, AZ.

August 2010.  13th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA.

July 2010.  Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association (SAACA) Abstract and Contemporary Art Exhibiton.

January 2010.  Roads Less Traveled Exhibition, Blue Raven Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

January 2010.  The Four Seasons exhibition, FACE U of A, Kachina Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

January 2010.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Flight and Feathers exhibition, Tucson, AZ.

December 2009.  Tubac Center of the Arts Arizona Edges Show, Tubac, AZ.

November 2009.  Tubac Center of the Arts Members 2009 Members Exhibition, Tubac, AZ.

October 2009.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Fusion Exhibition, Tucson, AZ.

September 2009.  Tubac Center of the Arts Human Element Show, Tubac, AZ.

August 2009.  Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild annual show, Tucson, AZ.

August 2009.  The Richeson 75:  Landscape, Seascape, Architectural Exhibition, Kimberly, WI.

June 2009.  International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA.

June 2009.  International Society of Experimental Artists Annual Exhibition, Bethlehem, PA.

May 2009.  Cuisine Art Exhibition, Blue Raven Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

February 2008.  Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Collage as a Way of Seeing Exhibition.

December 2007.  The Richeson 75:  Artist’s Choice Exhibition.

September 2007.  Tubac Center of the Arts Members Exhibition, Tubac, AZ.

August 2007.  Arts International Annual Exhibition, El Paso, Texas.

April 2006.  MasterWorks of New Mexico Annual Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM.

May 2003.  International Art Society Annual Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Awards

March 2012.  Special Recognition Award, Light Space & Time Online Gallery CityScapes exhibition.

March 2011.  First Place, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association (SAACA) People & Animals Exhibition.

March 2011.  Best of Show, Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona (CASA) Small Work Show.

July 2010.  First Place, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Association (SAACA) Abstract and Contemporary Art Exhibition.

2010 AARP annual calendar.

October 2009.  Best Use of Color Award, Contemporary Artists of Souther Arizona (CASA) Fusion Exhibition.

September 2009.  Award of Merit, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ Human Element Show.

June 2009.  Most Experimental Award, International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA.

December 2007.  First Place, The Richeson 75:  Artist’s Choice Exhbition, Kimberly, WI.

April 2006. Award of Excellence, Masterworks of New Mexico Annual Exhibition.

Solo & Group Shows:

February 2013-March 2013.  Three-person exhibit “A Journey through Color and Form”, Crizmac Marketplace & Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

October 2012-December 2012.  Two-person exhibit, “A Journey through Color and Form”, Long Gallery at Academy Village, Tucson, AZ.

March 2012-April 2012.  Two-person exhibit, Tucson Jewish Community Center Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

September 2011-October 2011. “Abstract Freedom” invitational, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC.

June 2011-September 2011.  Four-person exhibit, TPAC Pioneer Building, Tucson, AZ.

January 2011-April 2011.  Four-person exhibit, Mesch, Clark and Rothschild, Tucson, AZ.

January 2011.  Solo exhibit, Joel Valdez Main Library, Tucson, AZ.

May 2010.  Three-artist exhibit Faces, Places, and Spaces, Blue Raven Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

April 2010.  Feature artist, Flux Gallery, Tucson, AZ.

August 2009.  Group exhibit.  Summer Gallery 2009, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ.

April 2006.  Solo Exhibit.  The Teahouse, Santa Fe, NM

October 2003.  Solo Exhibit.  Art Soup Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

July 2003.  Private Seattle Solo Exhibit.

October 2002.  Private Seattle Solo Exhibit.

August 2002.  Solo Exhibit, Rainshadow Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA.

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