About

Carol SkingerResiding in Pittsburgh since early 1980’s, I was born and raised in Vermont (Lake Champlain Islands and Stowe). I attended California College of the Arts (BFA), Instituto Allende, Mexico, Boston Architectural Center, Carlow University and Truro Center for the Arts.

Drawing, painting and photography are and have been a constant practice before, during and after art school in the Bay Area and throughout my professional design career. Art is my primary focus.

For close to 25 years I practiced commercial and corporate interior design, working in architectural firms in Vermont, Boston and Pittsburgh. I still do some consulting in the field.

My work available either as original art, prints  and  greeting cards can be purchased directly from me via this website and can be  purchased at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts , Visit Pittsburgh at Fifth Ave Place and the Andy Warhol Museum Shop. I participate at times as a vendor with I Made it Market, Y’ART sale at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, May Market at Phipps, farmers at Phipps, Boyd Community Center.

Interiors Senior Designer with KSBA, Burt Hill et al, IAS, John Martine, DRS, Interspace, John Hancock Insurance Co Headquarters, Colin Lindberg.

Recent shows/events/things:

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

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.

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. Jake is an attorney who spent the last three years researching Mary Schenley. WESA radio interviews him about his findings.

Intr(au)spective 2015   Pittsburgh Society of Artists (PSA) in partnership with Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF) had a juried art show titled Intr(au)spective from June 5- June 14, 2015 at 937 Gallery, 937 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222. My series of paintings of mobile homes, trailers and manufactured housing was  awarded a Best of Show Prize (there were three)  from Freyda Spira, Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The theme of the TRAF Festival is Unseen/Unheard.   Read more.

Cranberry Artist Network “Isn’t it Romantic?” 2015  juried art exhibition held at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center between February 3rd and 25th of 2015. Jurors Award 2nd Place.

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

Boulevard Gallery, Verona, PA  Group Show September 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. I had 9 paintings and drawings inspired by seeing the show and watching others looking at the show.  Bound in a sketchbook displayed on a stand. . Read more.

“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.

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.

Tula Organic Salon and Spa– solo show Oct & Nov 2013.

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

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

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.

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

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 blogs about my art 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