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Carol Mackay Mertz
3481 Boliver Road, Fort Valley, Virginia 22652-2402

phone: 540-933-6762 cell: 540-233-2122
e-mail: carol@carolmackaymertz.art
website: carolmackaymertz.art
life and art blog: carolmackaymertz.art

Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Grounding New Consciousness…art for your life.” Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, January-February, 2019

2009 “Sculptural Meditations”, Washington County Arts Council Gallery, Hagerstown,MD,July
2004 Installation of “The Flower Stone” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA.
2004 “Sacred Celebrations” Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley,
Stephens City, VA
2003 “Whole Forms: The Shapes of Elemental Thought”, The Meadow at White Fox Farm, Fort Valley, Virginia
“The Naming.” Stane Brae Studios Dedication and Exhibition, White Fox Farm, Fort Valley, VA
1995 “Breaking through the Mist…a meditation on Sacred Space”, Blue Ridge Arts Council, Front Royal, VA
1993 “Earth…Fire…Visible Prayer…a multi-media sculptural naming of the feminine.” Fairfax Unitarian Church, Oakton, VA

Group Exhibitions

2005 Southern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
2004 19th Annual Sculpture Celebration, The Caldwell Arts Council & Tri-State Sculptors Association, Lenoir, NC
2003 18th Annual Sculpture Celebration, The Caldwell Arts Council & Tri-State Sculptors Association, Lenoir, NC
2002 17th Annual Sculpture Celebration, The Caldwell Arts Council & Tri-State Sculptors Association, Lenoir, NC
2000 Professional Artist’s League Show, Front Royal, VA
2000 Two woman show at Fairfax Unitarian Church, Oakton, VA
1999 Professional Artist’s League Show, Front Royal, VA
1998 Two-woman show at the U U Church of Reston, Reston, VA
1998 “Deep Peace of the Running Wave to You.” Two woman show, Oakton, VA
1998 Professional Artist’s League Show, Front Royal, VA
1997 Professional Artist’s League Show, Front Royal, VA
1997 Two woman show at Fairfax Unitarian Church, Oakton, VA
Carol Mackay Mertz
1996 Professional Artist’s League Show, Front Royal, VA
1996 Two woman show at Fairfax Unitarian Church, Oakton, VA
1995 Professional Artist’s League Show, Front Royal, VA
1995 “Winds of Change”, Two woman show at Fairfax Unitarian Church, Oakton, VA

Juried Exhibitions

2019 15th Annual Art & Sculpture Festival, Port Warwick, Newport News, VA October
2019 Artfest, Woodstock, VA, June
2019 48 Annual, Arts in the Park, Richmond, VA, May
2014 82nd Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Md
2012 80th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2011 79th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2009 77th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2007 75th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2006 Art and the Divine Feminine, Women’s Resource Center for Ministry in the South, Durham, NC
2005 New Thought Music and Art Festival, Unity of Fairfax, Oakton, Virginia,
Saturday, June 18.
2004 72th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
2003 71th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
2003 Art at the Mill, The Berryville/Clarke Co Ch of Com/ Clarke Co Historical Ass.
Millwood, VA
2002 Spring Salon 2002 at The Limner Gallery, New York City, NY
2002 70th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
2002 Art at the Mill, The Berryville/Clarke Co Ch of Com/ Clarke Co Historical Ass. Millwood, VA
2001 69th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
2000 68th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD,
2000 Aldie Mill Art Show, Aldie Mill, Middleburg, VA
1996 “One Square Foot”, Miniature show at Middle Street Gallery, Little Washington, VA
1996 Members and Friends Show, The Middle Street Gallery, Little Washington, VA

Commissions

2016 Andrew’s Light Chalice
2015 Annie’s Practice
2010 The Five Vessels of Evolutionary Compassion, Emergence and Hope

Carol Mackay Mertz
2007-2016 The Angel of Evolutionary Compassion
2006-2016 The Angel of Emergence and Hope
2006 Stone Bear Carving
2006 Stone Bear Carving
2005 Black Mountain Bear, stone fetish
2005 Garden of Possibilities, stone
2004 The Flower Stone, altar piece for Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
2011 The Three Graces, stone
Wedding Vase, stone
Grace’s Release, stone carving
2001 Birthing Stone, stone carving
2001 Bears, five stone fetish carvings
2000 Earth Vessel–a stone bowl
2000 Our Heart’s Expression– the spirit of family, plaster figurine
1999 Creation Stone, stone carving
1999 A Thousand Kisses, five plaster figurines
1998 Birthing Stone–stone carving
1998 Wedding Anniversary–ceremonial stone bowl
1998 The Waterfall and the Rock, two plaster figurines
1998 The Voices of Family–60th Wedding Anniversary ceremonial stone bowl
1998 The Wedding Bowl
1998 The Chalice of Union, a celebration of love and family–stone chalice
1998 Kahn the Magnificent, plaster bust
1998 Sounds of Spirit–four tiered stone fountain
1997 The Edge of Union, a celebration of the 30th Anniversary –stone sculpture
1997 First Swim–stone sculpture
1996 Arcturus—plaster mask
1996 Yaootchareh’s Song–stone bowl
1996 Portal to the Self–stone sculpture
1995 Marahias—plaster mask
1995 Circle of Women–stone sculpture
1993 Circle of Sacred Selves—series of plaster figurines
1993 Wakan—stone sculpture
1993 Eagle’s Council stone sculpture
1987 Spirit Union–plaster sculpture

Awards

2012 80th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Md
Best of Show
2011 79th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition,
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
Hagerstown Area Religious Council Cash Award for Outstanding Spiritual Entry
2009 77th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD,Cash Award for Abstract Work

Carol Mackay Mertz
Awards (continued)
2004 72th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD. Washington County Council of Churches cash award for the most outstanding entry in liturgical art.
2003 71th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD. Museum Award for Sculpture
2002 70th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD, Museum Award for Sculpture
2000 68th Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD, Museum Award for Sculpture

Collections

Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston, Virginia
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, Virginia
Unity Church of Fairfax, Oakton, Virginia
Bear Paw Monastery, Harrisville, New York
Numerous private collections in the United States and Europe

Gallery Representation

Stane Brae Gallery
(artist’s gallery)