Carson Pritchard Art 2017
I always begin with an idea in mind. If painting plein air, I take time to view different compositions and lighting sources and chose the one that best communicates a story of what I’m seeing or experiencing. This has to captured in a short period of time as most of these element change quickly: light changes as weather conditions shift. Remembering what you started with and staying true is part of the challenge.
In sculpture I usually start with a visual in mind. This could come from an actual living model in front of me or it could be something that inspired me from the past. Sculpture is very expressive to me and I love the aspect of walking around an object and experiencing it from all angles. While my background is in package design - which is mainly a six sided object communicating a concept - sculpture allows me to experiment using different mediums and concepts - each with its own unique challenge and means of execution.
As the viewer is sees my work I hope they will be moved by the same excitement I felt while creating it.
Carson Pritchard received a degree in graphic design in 1978 from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Carson founded Carson Pritchard Design in 1981 specializing in graphic and package design. She received numerous awards and recognition for her work in design; a career spanning 20 years. In addition to her business pursuits, she taught package design at Art Center for 15 years and most recently taught at The Academy of Art in San Francisco.
Present & Past Galleries
The Arroyo Collection, Pasadena
Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
William Lester Gallery, Point Reyes, California
Atik Home, Sherman Oaks, CA
The Ester Wells Collection, Laguna, CA
Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
Artist Union Gallery, Ventura , CA
Chalk Gallery, Carpenteria, CA
Gallery 28, Oxnard, CA
Member LAPPA, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Art Center College of Design BFA 1976
Associates in Art / Los Angeles
California Art Institute
Scottsdale Artists School
Workshops/Classes Charles Sovek. Pegi Kroll Roberts, Ray Roberts, Joseph Mendez, Sherrie McGraw,
The Sculpture Studio Jonathan Bickart, Santa Monica, CA
Sculpture Teale Studios, Culver City, CA
Print Making John Greco, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Women,Wine and Roses, Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2003 Spring Air and Wine, The Arroyo Collection, Pasadena, CA
2003 The Lure of the Open Road, The Arroyo Collection
2004 The Best of Spring, The Arroyo Collection
2004 Bistro 561 Pasadena, CA Summer Show
2005 Simplicity, Tag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 El Camino College, CA The Fine Art of Design
2006 Los Viejos, Tag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2006 William Lester Plein air Air Paint Out, Point Reyes Station, CA
2007 LPAPA, Miniature show, Laguna, CA
2007 William Lester Plein Air Paint Out, Point Reyes Station, CA
2008 LPAPA, Miniature Show, Laguna, CA
2008 William Lester Plein Air Paint Out, Point Reyes Station, CA
2009 Tag Gallery, California Open/ sculpture
2009 Creative Quarterly Magazine #16, 2009, silver award, cubist woman
2010 LPAPA Best in Plein Air, Laguna Beach, CA
2010 VAST , open studio artists tour
2011 Figuratively Speaking May 2nd - June 12th Artists Union Gallery, Ventura
2011 Artist Union Gallery, Membership Exhibit, June 18th - July 31
2012 Artist Union Gallery, Like a Mirror, Jan 2012
2012 Buenaventura Art Gallery, Members Show, Certificate of Merit “ Haiti Woman “
2012 Artist’s Union Gallery, Guerrilla Art, March 2012
2012 Artist’s Union Gallery,Your Choice, May 2012
2012 LPAPA, Less is More, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
2012 Buenaventura Art Gallery, Ventura,CA, “ Best in Show “ On the Beach
2012 Gallery 28, Sea Bridge, Oxnard, CA
2013 Buenaventura Gallery, Peoples Choice Awards, sculpture, “Jack"
2014 Buena Ventura Gallery, Open Competition, Ventura, CA
second place in sculpture for sculpture titles "Jesse"
2015 Buenaventura Gallery, Dahlia Reiley, Carson Pritchard joint show
2016 Creative Quarterly magazine issue #44 winner for sculpture "Astenite" and also " Blanca "
2017 Buena Ventura Gallery, " Best in Show", Astinite " sculpture