Carol Foldvary-Anderson is a renowned award-winning mixed media artist, designer, published illustrator/author, and arts educator. She began her fine arts career in 1985 with her large ColorPlay series of Abstract Expressionist Acrylic Paintings. She has been a Nevada Arts Council Grant Recipient on several occasions and voted “Artist of the Year 2001” for Carson City, NV. Carol received a Professional Artist Grant from the Sierra Arts Foundation for her Gigantic Paper Sculptures, and also chosen to create an Ornament for the White House by the Nevada State Arts Council. Her works in the Public Art realm have graced the Reno/Lake Tahoe area in the lobby of several of Western Nevada College campus', Carson City and Douglas County: The Jack C. Davis Observatory, and the Reynolds Center for Technology, to name a few. Plus her Calligraphic imagery is embedded into the corner sidewalks of the downtown Reno Arts District. As an avid Calligrapher she was invited to hand letter the names under the photographs of the 71st session of Congress of the Nevada State Legislature.
She has spent the last 15 years developing a visual art technique working with oil pastels which she calls “Oil Pastel Smudge.” She sees this method of sharing art as the perfect arts teaching tool for discussing math, positive and negative space, learning confidence in the use of motor skills, and in explaining and understanding the science of geology and the earth’s atmosphere. She has received several awards in this particular media and style presentation: Being selected as an exhibitor in the "Innovation Showcase” of the 2013 (CHA) Craft and Hobby Associations yearly trade show. And received a "Juror's Choice Award" from the City of Reno Arts Commission during the "Reno Art BLAST".
Carol teaches in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area and has been an invited guest speaker for several arts organizations. She has recently been accepted to the Nevada State Roster of Artist’s in Residence and is pursuing Arts Educational opportunities all over the state. In schools, communities and with the non-profit sectors of the state.
“The creation of beautiful art is the goal, and intent is necessary for the goal to be achieved. In most creative applications, boundaries are set by the particular medium chosen and by the tools and the technique used to achieve the goal. When creating art, if you are patient, aware and open, the creative experience may take you to a different place of understanding. It is to that new place of understanding that I wish to take you, in sharing my knowledge and experience in teaching and working in the variety of mediums which have captured my passions,” states Foldvary-Anderson.