Carole Garmon, Professor of Art, holds an MFA (1996) and a BFA (1993) in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a recipient of UMW’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award and numerous Faculty Development Grants. Garmon’s research acknowledgments include the accessioning of select images and research materials on Rembrandt into the Rijks Museum Library in Amsterdam, Holland, and participating in a BBC 2 documentary on Rembrandt’s painting The Night Watch. The segment is part of the larger series, The Private Life of the Masterpiece.
She was one of two Americans chosen to participate in the international exhibition Inspired By Rembrandt commemorating Rembrandt’s 400th birthday held in Amsterdam. In addition to numerous private collections, her work has been exhibited at the Main Art Gallery and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the WPA/Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C., Kim Foster Gallery in New York City, the Arlington Arts Center, Dock Space Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, as well as in Lima, Peru, Berlin, and Amsterdam.
Garmon maintains memberships with the College Art Association, the American Association of University Professors, the National Council of Art Administrators, and the International Council of Fine Art Deans. She has curated numerous exhibitions including State of the Arts, a mid-Atlantic exhibition where she served as curator for the commonwealth of Virginia.
She specializes in all technical aspects of sculpture, including woodworking, metal work, welding, casting, foundry work, mold-making, and faux techniques. A faculty member at UMW since 1998, she also teaches classes addressing art theory and criticism, and professional practices in studio art.
Carole Garmon in the News
- Grad Grows Student Volunteer Work Into DirectorshipCrouched down in the dirt, tugging at crabgrass and dandelions, Sarah Perry ’07 felt free. More than a decade later, she still recalls that as a Mary Washington student volunteer at Downtown Greens, she found a sort of solace in weeding, and a passion began to take root. A bit... Read more »
- UMW Galleries Highlights Faculty ArtistsThe works of 11 faculty members in the Department of Studio Art will be featured in one of two exhibitions hosted by the University of Mary Washington Galleries, beginning Thursday, Sept. 6. The exhibits, UMW Studio Art Faculty Exhibition in the duPont Gallery, and Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by... Read more »
- Environmental Art Takes Root in Downtown GardenWhile most UMW students completed final exams in classrooms this week, Art Professor Carole Garmon took her environmental art class outdoors. Surrounded by foliage, students went to work at Downtown Greens, a community greenspace on Charles Street in Fredericksburg. They installed beneath a sweltering sun a wild rose trellis and... Read more »
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- Japanese Lantern-Making Workshop at Sculpture StudioIt's been an exciting and creative week in the UMW Sculpture Studio, where community members and students have been working together to learn the process of traditional Japanese lantern making. They've been collaborating on a paper sculpture that is about 9 feet tall and 18 feet long. The workshop participants range in... Read more »