About

Artist in Pittsburgh born and raised in Vermont , Lake Champlain Islands  & Stowe. California College of the Arts (BFA),  Instituto Allende, Mexico,  Boston Architectural Center,  Carlow University,  Truro Center for the Arts.

My own artwork and prints   can be purchased directly from me. (contact me). The vintage Schenley Park Illustrated Map, which I carry is very popular. Just contact me. 

I do take commissions for paintings. 

Some of my work can be  purchased at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts  in Shadyside, Visit Pittsburgh at Fifth Ave Place, Staghorn Cafe in Greenfield and Dovecote in Aspinwall.. Schenley Park Maps available  at both Staghorn Cafe in Greenfield, and the shop at Heinz History Museum in Strip District. 

Most Recent Work/events

2019 February: 25 paintings of The Goats of Goat Rodeo Farm and Dairy shown  at Artist Image Resource 

2018- 2018 Solo Art Exhibition at Cooper Siegel Community Library 

2016 Duquesne Club Purchased in Spring 2016 an archival  print of my drawing Sixth Avenue. Read more.

2015 Cover Art  In Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac on August 20, 2015 he read from Paul Martin’s most recent book of poetry Floating on the Lehigh published by Grayson Books where my river painting was commissioned for the cover. It is Garrison Keillor’s daily summary of poems, prose, and literary history.

2015 Illustration My altered Schenley Park Pictorial Map was licensed for use to illustrate Western Pennsylvania History, Fall 2015 issue, a quarterly publication of the Senator John Heinz History Center. The article is What’s in a Namesake? Mary Schenley by Jake Oresick.  WESA radio interviews him about his findings.

2015 Intr(au)spective   Best of Show award   at 937 Gallery Pittsburgh. Awarded by  Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was for my series of paintings of mobile homes, trailers and manufactured housing. Pittsburgh Society of Artists  in partnership with Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF).

2015 Cranberry Artist Network “Isn’t it Romantic?” 2015  Jurors Award 2nd Place. Cranberry Township Municipal Center

Pittsburgh Society of Artists 49th Annual 2014  at Panza Gallery. My work accepted by this annual by Juror Paul Rosenblatt, AIA  an award-winning architect / installation artist. He is Principal of SPRINGBOARD Architecture Communication Design.

2014 Boulevard Gallery, Verona, PA  Group Show September 2014

2013- 2014 “Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International”  3rd Street Gallery, March 2014: an exhibit where members of Pittsburgh Society of Artists respond to the Carnegie International. Carol Skinger Responds to Carnegie International

2013 “The New Collective” at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) Jurors: Petra Fallaux, Renee Stout, Clayton Merrell. Friday November 22, 2013  at 5:30pm  opening reception for at 6300 Fifth Ave (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA. My piece accepted for this exhibit: a map I created of Pittsburgh depicting the 2010 Census using rubber stamps on vellum showing residential distribution for Black Pittsburgh, White Pittsburgh and Mixed Pittsburgh.  This exhibition was open to members of all  PCA Guilds:  Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Group A, Pittsburgh Print Group, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Society of Sculptors, and Women of Visions, Inc.

2013 Sanctuary at Panza Gallery  Two reverse negatives of Heron’s Nests at Big Sewickley Creek accepted by Juror Patricia Bellan-Gillen, artist and Carnegie Mellon University art professor. September- October 2013.

2013 Tula Organic Salon and Spa– solo show

2012 Pittsburgh Society of Artists 2012 Annual at Fein Art Gallery, 519 East Ohio Street, located on Pittsburgh’s Northside. October 5, 2012 to November 2, 2012. Hours: Mon – Fri 9:30 – 5 :00 & Sat 10-4

2012  Arbor Aid 2012,  November 2012. Arbor Aid is Tree Pittsburgh’s annual fundraiser: an event that features artwork created from salvaged and reclaimed wood. at The Wheel Mill 6815 Hamilton Avenue  :: Corner of Hamilton & Dallas. See my You Tube of my piece created from found wood here

2012 Tone it UP!  Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA) , Pittsburgh, PA.  May 11-July 22 2012. Group exhibition, Juror Greg Harrison.   Art guilds associated with PCA submitted artworks  reflecting something they were passionate about, whether political, environmental, cultural, etc.

2012 Modern Formations Gallery 4919 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh. Exhibit ran to January 14th, 2012.

2011-2012 Governor Corbett’s Southwest Pennsylvania office in Pittsburgh I was invited to have two pieces (Homage to Rachel Carson and Homage to AugustWilson) displayed for several months in 2011 and 2012.

2011 Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination 5006 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 October 7th- November 4th, 2011. A gorgeous full color catalog is available here through the gallery.

Arbor Aid 2011: Art Created from Salvaged Wood 6th Floor, Guardian Storage Solutions in the Strip District 2839 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA Friday, October 28 at 7:00pm – October 29 at 12:00am

Recent Awards

Intr(au)spective 2015  My series of paintings of mobile homes, trailers and manufactured housing was awarded Best of Show Prize (one of three) by Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This show Intr(au)spective was part of 2015 Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF). The entire festival had a theme, Unseen/Unheard. read Freyda Spira’s Juror’s Statement for Intr(au)spective.

2015 Cranberry Artists Network Exhibit “Isn’t it Romantic?” February 2015 Jurors ward 2nd Place

2010 Borelli Edwards Gallery “Small Works” exhibit, sponsored by Pittsburgh Society of Artists, juried by Joy Borelli — Honorable Mention for Homage to August Wilson.

2010 Fein Arts Gallery “Urban Dreams” exhibit, sponsored by Pittsburgh Society of Artists, juried by Kathleen Zimbicki — Jurors Award for “Fake Urban Plan for East Liberty”

Publications & Articles

Intr(au)spective article by Brandon Getz  “June 5, 2015 Pittsburgh Society of Artists Intr[au]spective is Solid Gold”.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette article by Bob Podurgiel about Internationally Inspired: A Response to the 2013 Carnegie International,  March 27, 2014.

Pittsburgh Magazine article about The New Collective January 2014

The Tartan,  Carnegie Mellon’s Student Newspaper November 25, 2013. Sarah  Moss-Horwitz writes about I Made it! for the Holidays Market.  “Craft fair promotes homespun holiday gifts, Pittsburgh-based I Made It! Market” provides exposure for local businesses and artists”. Mentions my Schenley Park map and my newest product, Schenley Park map printed on ceramic tiles.

Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists! An Exhibition at Irma Freeman Center for the Imagination,  catalogue author /curator Sheila Ali, 2011, published by the IF Center. IF gallery created a high quality catalogue of the exhibit. $35 and available through sheiladianeali@gmail.com. Bill O’Driscoll  wrote a few words about the catalogue (I get a shout out yeah!) See last paragraph of his roundup.

Three Rivers Arts Festival 2011 project with kids, using my silly ink drawing of Dollar Bank’s historic building at Fourth Ave and Smithfield. Photography and blog by Renee Rosensteel

Pittsburgh Post Gazette writer Diana Nelson Jone’s blogs about my work, Nov 26, 2010

“Interview with an Artist” (Carol Skinger) by Rachel Adair, Shady Ave magazine, Winter 2010.

“Pittsburgh Society of Artists exhibit gives smaller works a platform,” by Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 21, 2010.

“Five Questions to a Member,” by Charlena “Pudge” Cunningham, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Newsletter, Summer 2010.

“A Lesson in Architecture” by Tracy Certo, AIA Columns, scroll to pages 10-12, Vol 20 No 7, September 2006.

“Students add some vivid art to Allentown business district’s architecture,” by Diana Nelson Jones, associated multi-media slide show by Annie O’ Neill and  Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18, 2006.

Subjects:  landscape, bicycling, camping, structures, house portraits, ink series on Pittsburgh, Ocean and Water’s Edge, Fake Urban Plan for East Liberty, Animal Kingdom

Prints: Schenley Park Vintage Map, Poster series “Homage to Famous Pittsburghers”: consisting of Homage to August Wilson, Homage to Rachel Carson

Greeting cards of my art and photography

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