2021 Alabama Members’ Showcase
September 19, 2021 ~ November 5, 2021
JEMISON-CARNEGIE HERITAGE HALL MUSEUM (HHM)
200 South Street, East, Talladega, AL 35160
Selection Juror: Betty Carr
Awards Judge: Joan Fullerton
Juror of Selection
Betty Carr is emerging as one of the foremost painters of the southwest. Her use of color, light and shade accentuate her subject matter while showing her love of nature and its forms. Since gaining her MA from San Jose State University, California, Betty has taught painting, drawing and sculpture at primary, secondary and college levels and has developed a following through both private and workshop instruction. She is collected both privately and corporately as well as being accepted in numerous juried exhibitions.
Betty has recently been selected as a master painter in the ” American Impressionist Society” (AISM). She is also a signature member of “APAP”, Arizona Plein Air Painters Association. Betty in discussing her painting style; impressionism, enthusiastic brushwork and the use of light and dark shows the enthusiasm and spontaneity of getting the scene in her hands. Following years of instructing art in Colorado and California and developing her distinctive painting style, Betty and artist husband decided to follow the sun to the southwest where color and light are ever present. “What catches my eye is the effect light has on form in unique situations whether fleeting, spilling over, striking, etc. I challenge myself in capturing its dramatic and/or subtle effects. I strive for confident enthusiastic brushwork, the maximizing of color’s value and intensity range and a fresh painterly approach, the result appearing effortless.”
Joan Fullerton Colorado Abstract Artist
Joan’s painting process is one of experimentation and discovery. While she does not work with a predetermined subject in mind, she often ends up with paintings symbolic of man’s connection to the Earth.
Joan Fullerton grew up on the vast, slow-paced plains of Eastern Wyoming. While raising 3 children, she studied watercolor with Edgar Whitney, Frank Webb, Charles Reid and many other nationally known watercolorists. In 1985 she returned to college and achieved BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Wyoming. She was a college art instructor at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1990 to 2003. In 2003 she made the leap of faith to relocate and paint full-time in Taos, NM. During her 8 years in Taos, Fullerton made her mark and established her reputation as a well-known and respected artist and teacher. Now located in the Denver Metro area, she now paints in her home studio and teaches workshops internationally.