about me...

Artist Statement:

Being an artist is a permanent and inseparable part of my self identity.   I'd be lost without all that it gives me.   When something effects me emotionally,  I think about art in those terms.  Expressing those feelings in a visual medium can take many forms; from uplifting and joyous to calming, meditative, reflective and sorrowful.  I don't just love to create art, I need to.

I don't have a stylistic loyalty.  I am energized by the versatility of using different mediums. I love the familiarity and control of colored pencils as well as the unpredictability of encaustic and abstract.

My art may be interpreted very differently by each person related to their own experience in the world, but my hope is that the viewer is in some way touched by or feels a familiarity or connection to what they see.

RESUME:
 

Solo Exhibition:

2012   DSD Gallery, Denton, TX

Joint Exhibition:

2013

The Oxide Gallery, Denton, TX

The Gallery at Banter, Denton, TX

Juried Exhibitions:

2016 

Merging Visions Extended Gallery Exhibition, Emily Fowler Public Library, Denton, TX

Colored Pencil Society of American 24th Annual Exhibotion, The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA

Visual Art Society 125 Mile Exhibition, Patterson-Appleton Art Center, Denton, TX

Colored Pencil Society of America Explore This! 12 Online Juried Completion

Merging Visions Exhibition, Patterson-Appleton Art Center, Denton, TX

Legion Paper, International Brochure Competition, Legion Paper Mills, Los Angeles and New York, Distributors

2015

Colored Pencil Artist and Lovers Featured Artist online competition

Colored Pencil Society of America 23rd Annual Exhibition, The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Colored Pencil Society of America Explore This! 11 Online Competition

10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas2015
UNT on the Square Gallery, Visual Arts Society of Texas Exhibition, Denton, TX

2014 

The Old Court House Figurative League, “Real People,”  The Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
The Colored Pencil Society of America’s 22nd Annual Exhibition, Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL.

The Oxide Gallery, Denton, TX

 The Colored Pencil Society of America Exlpore This! Online Juried Exhibition

2013

 The Colored Pencil Society of America 21st Annual Exhibition, The City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California

 The Colored Pencil Society of America Explore This!                Online Exhibition

 The Old Court House Figurative League, “Real People,”  The Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

 The Oxide Gallery at Banter, Denton, TX

2012 

The Colored Pencil Society of America 20th Annual Exhibition, The Carnegie Visual and Performing Art Center, Covington, KY
2011

The Colored Pencil Society of America 19th Annual Exhibition,  The Charles W. Eiseman Center, Dallas, TX
2010   Colored Pencil Society of America 18th Annual Exhibition , The Art Musuem of Los Gatos,  Los Gatos, CA

CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition, The Charles W. Eiseman Center, Dallas, TX
2009

The Colored Pencil Society of America 17th Annual Exhibition,  Hudgens Art Center, Duluth, GA

CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition   Keller, TX

2008

The Colored Pencil Society of America 16th Annual Exhibition, The Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington

CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition, The Charles W. Eiseman Center, Dallas, TX

2007

The Colored Pencil Society of America 15th Annual Exhibition, The Mansion at Strathmore Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition , 14th Street Gallery, Plano, TX

2006

The Colored Pencil Society of America 14th Annual Exhibition,  EXPO New Mexico Fine Art Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico           

 “The Figure in Colored Pencil.” Colored Pencil Competition,  Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
2003

The Colored Pencil Society of America's 11th Annual Exhibition,  The City of Brea Gallery, Brea/Los Angeles, CA,

 

Awards:

2016

Pride of Denton Corky Stuckenbruck Memorial Award, 
Visual Arts Society of Texas

Colored Pencil Society of America Ten Year Merit Award

2015

Colored Pencil Artist and Lovers, Featured Artist, Expert Category

Signature Status Award: Colored Pencil of Society Explore This!

Claude Cheek Memorial Award, Visual Arts Society of Texas

2014

Prismacolor Award for Exceptional Merit, Colored Pencil Society Award

2013  Artistic Merit Award, The Old Court House Figurative League, “Real People.”

2011   Five Year Merit Award, Colored Pencil Society of America
2010   Second Place Award in show: CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition
2009   Second Place: Portraits: CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition
2008   First place Award: Category: Portraits: CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition
Signature Status Award, Colored Pencil Society of America

2007   Second Place Award: Category, “Portraits:” CPSA District Chapter 215 Annual Exhibition
2006   Second Place Award; “The Figure in Colored Pencil,” Dunedin Fine Arts Center colored pencil competition
First place Award: Member's show From My Perspective online colored pencil magazine  


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Publications:

Magazine Articles and Book Chapters:

Garner, Lori. "Smooth Moves: Seamless Skin Tones on Colored Paper." Color, A Colored Pencil Magazine. June 2016, 5-8. Print. Digital.

Garner, Lori. "Spot on the Nose--Drawing a Nose With Freckles."  Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil. Ed. Ann Kullberg. Washington: Ann Kullberg Publishing, 2016. 150-151. Print. Digital

Published Art Work:

Garner, Lori. "Alison." CP Treasures, Volume IV,  Colored Pencil Masterworks, Ed. Ann Kullberg, Washington: Ann Kullberg Publishing, June 2016. Print. Digital.

Garner, Lori. "Shelby." Color, A Colored Pencil Magazine. 198, June, 2016, Cover.

Garner, Lori. "Defacement." The Denton Record Chronicle: "Visions of Beauty",  Breeding, Lucinda.  The Denton Record Chronicle, May, 2016.


Garner, Lori.  "Only The Lonely."  Draw Portraits in Colored Pencil. Ann Kullberg Publishing, 2016. 152. Print. Digital.


Garner, Lori. "The Gypsy in Her Soul." Legion Paper Catalog, Legion Paper Mills, 2016, 12-13.Los Angeles and New York, Distributors. Print. Digital.


Garner, Lori. "Becoming Invisible." Color, November, 2015, 15. Print. Digital.


Garner, Lori. "Mourning Light." CP Treasures, Volume III, Colored Pencil Masterwork From Around the Globe. CreateSpace Publishing, December 2014. Print. Digital.


Garner, Lori. "Mariah." CP Colored Pencil Artists Magazine, February 2012, 15. Print. Digital.


Garner, Lori. "Fall Softly."  CP Colored Pencil Artists Magazine,155, November, 2012, Cover. Print. Digital.


"Signature Showcase." CP Colored Pencil Artists Magazine, February 2012, page 15.Curnow, Vera.

Garner, Lori. "Head Rush."  Colored Pencil Society of America, Signature Showcase. Eugene, Oregon, Cranedance Publications, 2010. 44. Print.

Garner, Lori. "The Lion and the Lamb." Cristo en El Antiquo Testmento en Espanol, Volume 1, Abide in Christ Publications, 2003. Cover. Print.

 

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."                             Thomas Merton

For Mom....

Mickey Mouse, drawn at age 2 years and 7 months

Lori-- by Michael Shappcott

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