Signature Member of Puget Sound Group Northwest Painters
Cary is the first female member invited to join this historical group of artists. Established in 1928 by founders Eustace Ziegler and Kenneth Callahan, the PSGNWA bears the distinction of being one of the first associations of traditional fine art painters and sculptors in the United States. The group has played a major role in strengthening and sustaining the visual arts in the Pacific Northwest through scholarships, mentorship, community service and celebrated artworks.
American Women Artists - https://americanwomenartists.org
Oil Painters of America - http://www.oilpaintersofamerica.com
Portrait Society of America -http://www.portraitsociety.org
Cary was born and raised in the Netherlands and grew up among some of the most beautiful art in the world.
Languages: Dutch, English, German and French
Cary has shown an abundance of creative energy throughout her life. Owner Terra Design decorative arts and murals started in 1995. Business sold in 2000. Formal art training : Seattle Academy of Fine art, now Gage Academy. the Florence Academy of Art . Cary also studied with numerous wellknown instructors in the US and Europe.
Cary comes from a family of painters; her aunt was the Parisian painter Mena Loopuyt (1902-1991). The portrait painter Johan Joeke van Wigheren was a great uncle on her fathers side.
Cary’s work has been exhibited in numerous juried shows among others Oil Painters of America and the Poncho Invitational in Seattle. Her work is in private collections in the US and Europe.
In 2005 Cary started the Fall City Fine Art Studio. It was relocated from Fall City to Langley on Whidbey Island and renamed Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio (WIFAS). It has now been in business for 10 years and has built a great reputation.
Whidbey Island FAS is a workshop studio/school in Langley, WA.
Cole Gallery, Edmonds
Puget Sound Group of NW Painters, Seattle
Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA
Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, Langley WA
FORMAL ART TRAINING:
Seattle Academy of Fine Art - Gage Academy of Art, Seattle WA
Florence Academy of Art, Florence Italy
Numerous workshops with nationally recognized instructor/artists
AWARDS AND SHOWS AND EXPERIENCE
Juror for membership Puget Sound Group of NW Artists
Juror for the Pacific NW Plein Air Group in Hood River
Juror for Art in the Peninsula in Port Angeles
Ongoing shows at Brackenwood Gallery, Cole Gallery in Edmonds.
2013 Juried art show 1st and 2nd prize, Coupevillle WA
Curator for fine art at WICA, Langley WA
Curator of a show at Museo, Langley WA, 2010
Rob Schouten Gallery show, Greenbank WA, 2010
Unclad juried show, Gallery by the Bay, Stanwood WA, 2009
West Coast Paper Show, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle WA, 2008
Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes WA, 2008
March 20, 2008 article in Amercan Art Collector
Solo show at Arosa Art, Seattle WA, 2007
Elka Rouskov Gallery, Kirkland WA, Holiday Show, 2007
Western Regional Show Oil Painters of America (juried, award), Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA, 2007
Women Painters of Washington juried award show in the Convention Center, Seattle WA, 2007
EAFA Show (juried) in Bellevue WA, 2006
Solo show Sand Piper Gallery, Tacoma WA, 2006
EAFA juried show, Award of Excellence, 2005
Washington Plein Air Painters (juried show), Kirsten Gallery, Seattle WA, 2005
Solo Show Arosa Art, Seattle, 2004
EAFA (juried, award) show, 2004
Artist of the month website, EAFA 2004
Miniature show (juried) Parklane Gallery, Kirkland WA, 2003
Solo Show Arosa Art, Seattle WA, 2003
Bellevue Art Museum juried EAFA show, 2003
EAFA juried show, 2002
Seattle Academy of Fine Art show (juried, award), 2002,