Carol Gilchrist - Pastel Artwork
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Carol Gilchrist

Carol is an active member of the Regional Art League of East Texas, the Lakes Artists Art League and an active member of the local art community. Her artistic specialties include pastel, watercolor and oil.

Carol began developing her skills as an artist growing up in Houston TX. After graduating high school, Carol attended Lamar University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art and a minor in History. While at Lamar, she met and married her husband Wallace "Buzz" Gilchrist. They lived in Nederland for several years after marrying then moved to Jasper TX, where they continue to live and have raised three sons: Patrick, Michael and Matthew.

During the years living in Jasper, Carol stayed true to her interests and continued to draw, paint, sketch and create beautiful works of art. Her work is exhibited in multiple studios and businesses in Houston, Jasper and surrounding areas. She has taught art and history at the local high school and has been a substitute teacher for the Jasper school district off and on for over 15 years.

Carol is warm, friendly, and enjoys her family and friends. She is an energetic member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She has been and active member of the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for many years.


Art Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Art, Lamar University , Beaumont, Texas
  • Studied under Dick Turner, Albert Handel, Jo Fowler, Ann Tempelton and Jerry
  • Newman
  • Annual IAPS convention attendance and participation in demonstrations
  • Self study in oil, pastels, and watercolour
  • Weekly pastel instructor at the East Texas Arts Center in Jasper, Texas
  • Weekly student of a study in portrait artistry
  • Routine instructor of pastel demonstrations for regional organizations
  • Art and History teaching certification instructing at Jasper High School, Jasper, Texas

Organizations and Memberships:

  • Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Pastel Society of the Southwest, Dallas, Texas
  • The Lakes Artists, Colmesneil, Texas
  • The East Texas Art League, Director, Jasper, Texas
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  • Austin Street Gallery at the East Texas Regional Art Center Solo exhibition of her work
  • Thornwood Gallery - Annual Summer Group Exhibition
  • Thornwood Gallery - One woman exhibition of her work entitled Embracing Color
  • Thornwood Gallery - Annual Works on Paper Group Show
  • Pastel Society of The Southwest - 2004 Juried Membership Exhibition

  • Degas Pastel Society - 10th Biennial National Exhibition

  • 2003 Degas Pastel Society Membership Show
  • July 11-26, 2003 Carol Gilchrist One Woman Show “Me and My Pastels”
  • Gallery Square , Jasper, Texas
  • Permanently displayed in the historical Belle Jim Mansion, Jasper, Texas
  • Contributing artist of the Jasper Mural Project
  • Contributing artist for the Annual Benefit Auction for the Arts supporting the East Texas Regional Arts Center, Jasper, Texas


  • Degas Pastel Society 13th Membership Exhibition winner of the “Maggie Award” for ‘October Vines’
  • Watercolor of East Texas Annual Exhibition – Honorable Mention 2002 ‘Sailboats’, 2001 ‘Santa Fe Willow’, 1995 ‘Sunflower’ and 1994 ‘Zebras’
All images (c) copyright Carol Gilchrist 2013