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GRACE CAROL BOMER 
 Soli Deo Gloria Studio         828-545-2451
140 Avondale Ridge Rd      gcarolbomer@gmail.com
Asheville, NC 28803            www.carolbomer.com


EDUCATION

2006 SCHOLARSHIP Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
2006 ETSU, Johnson City, TN, Encaustics
2001 KIEV COLLABORATIVE, Kiev, UKRAINE
1999 BEN LONG STUDIO, Asheville, NC
1997 ITALY /
 CIVA, Gordon College, MA
1995 Free University/Dordt , Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
1992 Graduate Painting I, WCU, Cullowhee, NC
1997 UNC-Asheville, NC (also 1988-91, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004)
1979 Hutchinson Junior College, Hutchinson, KS
1970 Northwestern College, IA
1970 Dordt College, IA, B.A. Secondary Ed


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Bending to Love, Greenville University Gallery, Sept-Oct 2011
Word/Spirit, New Life Community Church, June-July
Unifiying Rhythms, Appalachian Art Center, Abingdon, VA March

2010
GLOBALCITY BABEL / CITY OF GOD / CITY OF MAN,
Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, July 10- Aug 28
GLOBALCITY BABEL / CITY OF GOD / CITY OF MAN, Philadelphia Biblical University, May - June

2009
 
The Spiritual Image in Contemporary Art, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon, NC Nov/Dec
Gallery 86, Haywood County Art Museum, Waynesville, NC Sept
Tryon Painters and Sculptors Guild Gallery, Tryon,NC, Feb-March
2008
REFLECTIONS on the SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES, Genema Gallery, Atlanta, August
2007
GRAVITY AND GRACE, Weizenblatt Gallery, Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, NC, Nov
INCARNATION, Atrium Gallery, Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC, March

2006

WORD INCARNATE, Grace Center Gallery, Fletcher, NC
2005
FOR GLORY/FOR BEAUTY, Guest Artist, Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darian, CT
WORD/IMAGE, First TN Bank AWARD SHOW, Millennium Park, Johnson City, TN
GLOBAL CITY BABEL, Francis Schaefer Institute, St. Louis, MO
2004 
SACRIFICE, Grace Center Gallery, Asheville, NC
LENT/Easter Exhibit, Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC
2003 
REDEMPTION, JourneyWorks Gallery, St. John's Lutheran Church, Three RIvers, MI
Cross Country III, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, 1st Place Award Exhibit, juror: Mark Hilpert  
2002 
Be Lifted Up O Ancient Doors, Installation / exhibition, Genema Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2001
HEAVEN/EARTH, Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Tryon, NC 

1999
BE LIFTED UP O ANCIENT DOORS, Installation, Grace Center Gallery, Fletcher, NC 
The Art of Carol Bomer: Center for Faith & the Arts, Salisbury, NC
COMMUNIQUE JOURNAL.COM (on-line gallery) featured artist
1998
CANVASES OF CONSECRATION-ST. MARK'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Asheville, NC
1995
UNVEILING, Covenant College Chapel Gallery, Lookout Mountain, GA
1994
UNVEILING, Weizenblatt Gallery, Mars Hill College 
1991
FRONT GALLERY,  Asheville, NC

1990
Soli Deo Gloria, Dordt College Gallery, Sioux Center, IA

JURIED EXHBITIONS
2011
Grace Center Gallery, Fletcher NC, juror Savannah Darrow, Nov-Dec
Contemporary Christian Abstraction, VAM Gallery, Austin TX Nov-Dec
ARTE-FE, Fundacion Pons, Madrid, Spain, juror Maria Taruella, Aug-Sept
Flora & Fauna, 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY,  April-May

2010
Dark Inheritance-purposeful dislocation, Biola University Gallery, LaMirida, CA Aug-Sept

2008
TRANSFORMING CULTURE: National Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Christian Art, VAM Gallery, Austin, TX, jurors: Tim High, Dr. Mary Ellen Johnson

2007
7th Annual Juried Exhibition Grace Center, Fletcher, NC  juror: Brent E Dickinson, NYCAM
CULTIVATE BEAUTY, jurors:  Ying Kit Chan, a fine arts professor at The University of Louisville, and Steve Halla, artist and professor of Aesthetics at Southern Seminary, The 930 Art Center, Louisville, KY.
Upstream People Gallery, 9th Annual Juried Judeo-Christian On-line International Exhibit, April 07-March 08

2006
REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: Carol Bomer, ( Richard Koetler, and Christopher Cousins), Genema Gallery, Atlanta
ARTE SAGRADO, Concordia University at Austin, TX, jurors: David Kroft,  EricGibbons
LENT INVITATIONAL, Beauchamps Gallery, Topeka, KS

2005
THOU SHALT NOT, Clarksville Museum of Art, Clarksville,TN
THE NEXT GENERATION: Contemporary Expressions of Faith, MOBIA, 1865  Broadway, New York, NY
CIVA SILVER, Biennial Exhibit, Azuza Pacifc University, Los Angeles, CA,  juror: James Stambaugh
SPACE and SPIRIT, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, jurors: Seerveld,  Rae, Van Reeuwyk

2004
UNEXPECTED JOY, Genema Gallery , Atlanta, GA
26th First TN Bank Show, REESE MUSEUM, Johnson CIty, TN, Juror: Ray Pierotto
LENT/Easter Exhibit, Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC
37th Annual UNCAsheville Student Exhibit, Juror: Reni Gower
ALUMNI SHOW, Dordt College, Sioux Center. IA, Juror: Karen Acker MFA

2003
APPALACHIAN CORRIDORS, Avampato Museum, Charleston, WV, Juror: Eleanor Heartney, critic - Art in America
BODY IMAGES, CIVA , Gordon College, Wenham, MA, Juror: Rachel Rosenfeld Lafo

2002 
Works of Substance: Works of Faith, Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Wanderings: Journeys Toward Home, Genema Gallery, Atlanta, Jurors: Ruth Barrett - Barrett Gallery/Laurie Hicks - High Museum
CROSS COUNTRY III, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN, Juror: Mark Hilpert

DIMENSIONS 2002, 37th Annual National, Associated Artists of Winston Salem, NC Juror: Frank Dituri 
MOURNING and DANCING, Columbia Theological Center, Decatur, GA
ARTRAGEOUS, Cornerstone Arts Festival, Chicago, IL, Juror: Nancy Hughes -curator: Schafer Institute Gallery

2001
PARADOX Invitational, Genema Gallery, Atlanta GA
FESTIVAL ONE Invitational, Union University, Memphis, TN,  Juror: Nancy Hughes
A PRESENCE SEEN, CIVA, Northwest University, Dallas, TX,  Juror: Mary McCleary, -Stephen F Austin University, Nacogdoshes, TX
COLLABORATION, Karas Contemporary Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
HISTORIC TRINITY ECCLESIASTICAL ART EXHIBIT, Historic Trinity Gallery, Detroit, MI, Juror: Knodel -Cranbrook Academy of Art
ARTE SAGRADO, Concordia U, Austin, TX, Juror: Ginger Geyer

2000
EXILE, Genema Gallery, Atlanta, jurors: Mark Karelson -Modern Primitive Gallery, Jim Waters/Laurie Hicks -High Museum
33rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC  Juror: Phillip Pearlstein (Internationally recognized artist)
SPIRIT, HAND, VISION: AN INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, First Presbyterian Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
HISTORIC TRINITY ECCLESIASTICAL ART EXHIBIT, Historic Trinity Gallery, Detroit, MI
ARTE SAGRADO, Concordia University, Austin, TX, juror: Damian Priour 

1999
ART FOR THE MILLENNIUM: An Invitational, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
20/20 CIVA NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Milwaukee, WI, juror: Nancy Hughes
COLLECTIVE ABSTRACTIONS, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC -Invitational

1998
SACRED ARTS XVIII, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, Juror James Stambaugh (-1st Place Award)
CROSS COUNTRY I, Cincinnati, OH,  juror: Edward Knippers
ARTE SAGRADO, Concordia University, Austin, TX, juror: Richard Caemmerer
JOURNEY OF THE MUDMEN, FountainHead Online Gallery, www. fountain-head .com 
 
1997
CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF FAITH: 15th Biennial, Liturical Art Guild, Schumacher Gallery, Capital University, Columbus OH
SACRED ARTS XVII, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, IL

1996 
LITURGICAL EXHIBITION, John M Crawford Gallery, The Asheville School, Asheville, NC
BEHOLD THE LAMB: THE LIFE OF CHRIST, Biblical Arts Museum, Dallas, TX 
  SACRED ARTS XVI, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

1995
RE-Manifesting the Sacred, CIVA, Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA juror: Gordon Fuglie
SACRED ARTS XV, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

1994
IMAGES OF FAITH IV, Blue Spiral One, Asheville, NC -invitational
REFLECTIONS OF FAITH: Six Artist Invitational, Kreft Gallery, Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI
  HISTORIC TRINITY, Detroit, MI, juror: Samuel Sachs II, Detroit Institute of Art
FIRST TENNESSEE BANK SHOW, CAROL REESE MUSEUM, ETSU, Johnson City, TN Juror: Richard Knowles, Memphis State University

1993 
IMAGES OF FAITH III, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
  CHRISTMAS INVITATIONAL: 4 ARTISTS, Asheville Art Museum 
YOU MAKE THE CALL Invitational, Broadway Arts Building, Asheville, NC
  YMI CULTURAL CENTER JURIED SHOW, Asheville, NC; juror: Juan Logan
  CELESTIAL VISIONS Invitational, Biblical Art Center Museum, Dallas, TX,curator: Susan Metcalf
  WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF NC, Hickory Museum of Art; juror: Fran Larson (2nd Place Award) 
CREATIVE SPIRIT II: NATIONAL INVITATIONAL, Louise T. Peter Gallery, Austin, TX, juror: Timothy High  :Art Faculty UTexas
BEST IN THE WEST: Traveling Exhibition; juror: Jane Kessler, curator Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC 

1992 
IMAGES OF FAITH II, Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC 

1990
GLAXO EXHIBIT, selected works from Durham Art Guild Show; juror: Jules Olitski (International recognized artist)
 
1989
HENLEY SOUTHEASTERN SPECTRUM, Winston-Salem; juror: Roger Clisby, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

1988
THE LIFE EXHIBIT, Paul VI Institute for the Arts, Washington, D.C. 

HENLEY SOUTHEASTERN SPECTRUM, Winston-Salem, NC; juror: Jack Cowart, curator 20th C. Art, National Gallery, Washington, DC 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Irvine, CA
FOREST HILL CHURCH, Charlotte, NC
COVENANT COLLEGE, Lookout Mountain, GA
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Austin, TX
TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Asheville, NC
ST. MARK'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, Asheville, NC 
PAUL VI INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS, Washington, D.C. 
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Asheville 
HISTORIC TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, Detroit, MI 
CHURCH OF THE APOSTLE, Washington, D.C. 
ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, Asheville, NC 
HALSTEAD ART ASSOCIATION, Halstead, KS 
UNIVERSITY OF NC BOTANICAL GARDENS, Asheville, NC 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

TRIUNE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, Charlotte, NC
FIRST UNION BANK, Charlotte, NC 
WACHOVIA BANK, Asheville and Hendersonville, NC 
WESTINGHOUSE , Asheville, NC 
EASTERN FINE PAPER, Charlotte, NC 
HOLIDAY INNS, INC., Memphis, TN 
KNIGHT-RIDDER PUBLISHING, Charlotte, NC 
GLAXO PHARMACEUTICAL, Raleigh, NC 
CENTRAL PRODUCTS CO, NC 
CESSNA CORP, Halstead, KS 
NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL BANK 
WINDY GAP RETREAT, NC 

 

SELECTED AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

First Place and Solo Show, First TN Bank Show, Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN juror: Ray Pierotti, 2004
Honorable Mention, UNCAsheville Student Exhibit, juror: Reni Gower, March 04
First Place, Cross Country III, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN juror: Mark Hilpert, 2002 
First Place/Best Painting, Art Rageous, Cornerstone Festival, Chicago, IL. Juror: Nancy Hughes, 2002 
FIRST PLACE, Artextravaganza, Tryon, NC. juror: Anne Degara, 2001 
HONORABLE MEN, One Festival Invitational; Shelby Farms/Union University, juror: Nancy Hughes Memphis TN 2001 
FIRST PLACE, SACRED ARTS XVIII, Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton College, juror: G. P. Schneider, 1998 
MERIT AWARD, HISTORIC TRINITY, Invitational Ecclesiastical Exhibit, Detroit, MI, juror: Paul Zenian 1996 
LOU ALLISON MEMORIAL AWARD, National Christian Exhibit, Farmington, NM 1996 
FIRST PLACE AWARD, 33rd Springs Art Show, juror: Charles Stuckey, curator of 20th C. paintings, Art Institute, Chicago 
PURCHASE AWARDS (2), HENLEY SOUTHEASTERN SPECTRUM, Winston Salem, NC, juror: Roger Clisby, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk 
BEST OF SHOW AWARD and PURCHASE AWARD, HISTORIC TRINITY, Detroit, MI, juror: Samuel Sachs II, Detroit Institute of Art 
AWARD OF MERIT, First Tennessee Bank Show, CAROL REESE MUSEUM, juror: Richard Knowles, Memphis State University 
SECOND PLACE AWARD, NCWS, Hickory Museum of Art, juror: Fran Larson 
FIRST PLACE AWARD, YMI Cultural Center, Asheville Art League Show, juror: Perry Kelly, WCU 
FIRST PLACE AWARD, 30TH SPRINGS ART SHOW, juror: Glenn Bradshaw, Chicago 
JUDGE'S MERIT AWARD and PURCHASE AWARD, NCWS, juror: William Landwehr, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO 

 

PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS

Radix Magazine, The Art of Carol Bomer, Sept 12
SAVING LEONARDO, Nancy Pearcy, p 208-09, 2010
Reflections Yale Divinity School, Between Babel and Beatitude, Soli Deo Gloria, Ray Waddle,  Spring 08
Carolina HOME and Garden, Between Word and Image, Kate Reynolds, July 06
Mountain X-press, ... Hello Tower of Babel, Connie Bostic, Jan. 06
The Lutheran Magazine, In Praise of Doubt, March 06
The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY and Eerdmans Publishing Co. GrandRapids, MI,Patricia C. Pongracz and Wayne Roosa, 2005
Johnson City Press, Artist Finds Direction, Truth, in Scripture, Allison Alfonso, May 05
South Bend Tribune, A Christian Presence, Jessica Trobaugh, 1/16/03
BOLD LIFE, By the Grace of God, Jessi Eurich, August 03
Decision Today, radio interview by Nita Engen, Jan 03
Tryon Daily Bulletin, All Women, All Abstract in Upstairs Gallery, Mar 99
Asheville Citizen Times, Painting Her Faith, Dale Neale, April 98
N.C. State Magazine, The Hills Are Alive, Mary Jo Pagette, Jan. 97 
Power For Living, The Art of Piercing Hearts, Suzanne U. Clark, Dec. 8, 96  Asheville Citizen Times, Art for Christ, Nancy Marlowe, April 7, 96 
Asheville Citizen Times, Professing the Passion of Christianity in Paint, DaleNeal, 4/94 
Asheville Citizen Times, Rendering Visible the Unseen, Frank Thomson,March 22, 1992 

 

LECTURES

Student Lecture, Greenville University, Tigerville, SC  11
Art Talk INCARNATION solo exhibit, Forest Hill Church, 07
Mixed Media Art Talk, Hendersonville (NC) Art League guest artist, July 06
Word/ Image, Luxan Fine Art Academy, Shenyang, China March 06
Artist's Talk, Grace Center Exhibit, Dec 05
Celebration of the Arts, Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darien, CT, Oct 05
Artist's Talk, Forest Hill Church, Charlotte NC June 04
What is Chistian Art? Billy Graham Training Center, Asheville NC, Jan 2003 
A Biblical Perspective of the Nude, The Portico, Athens, Ga. Oct 2002 
ANCIENT DOORS-Installation at Genema Gallery, lecture Nov 2002 
ANCIENT DOORS-Installation at Grace Community Church,  Easter 1999 
Arts Conference: Peace PCA, Cary, NC, 1998 
Christians in Culture, SALT , UNCA 1996 
INTERVARSITY, WCU, 1996 
CURRENT WORK, Asheville Art Museum, January 1994 
A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE, UNCAsheville, Lipinsky Auditorium, April 1992 
NAKED FOR THE ARTIST, CHIAROSCURO Western Canadian Art Conference, Vancouver, B.C. 1991 
ART AND FAITH, First Presbyterian Church, Asheville, NC 1990