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CAROL BAKER – SILK ARTIST AND JEWELRY DESIGNER

Carol Baker likes to create energy from and within her art. 

As a mixed media artist who has gained acclaim for her whimsical and vividly colorful C. Baker scarves, Carol began her art career in the early 1980s in the Ozarks. She started painting and weaving as a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild. During that time, she was selected to create an ornament for The White House Christmas Tree.

Relocating in the early 1990s to California’s Monterey Peninsula area, Carol began painting on silk exclusively. Drawn to the luminescence and watercolor-like quality of the transparent dyes on the shimmering silk, she focused on scarves as a wonderful rectangular form for her artistic creations. Her work inspires nature and landscape designs. Based on her experiences in the California wine country she created her super blooms – bright poppies waving in the breeze. And after moving to Florida’s east coast in 2015, her favorite themes include oceanic stencil-like work featuring turtles, starfish and fish. Occasionally a good-luck dragonfly appears in her work. Carol’s creations are unique, one-of-a-kind paintings in a functional silk form. All her custom art – whether a silk scarf, silk wall hanging or silk pillow – carry her distinctive C. Baker hand signature somewhere in the piece.

Carol was recently nominated as Artist of the Year 2018 by the Gargiulo Art Foundation in Palm Coast, Florida. You may see her doing plein air painting with the Flagler Plein Air Group weekly in and around the Palm Coast region. 

In Carol’s Ormond Beach, Florida, studio, she creates her dyes and silk paintings and has begun fabricating sterling silver necklaces with jaspers and fossils. Her work is shown and exclusively sold in select sites including Arts On Granada in Ormond Beach, The Hub on Canal in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and SeaCasas in Flagler Beach, Florida. She recently has been invited into Smithsonian Institution-affiliated Daytona Beach’s Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) gift shop.

Carol Baker’s award-winning art is wearable and distinctive, making a statement by the owner of any of Carol’s pieces. Just look for the C. Baker signature.

NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:

2019

Dharma Trading Co., Petaluma, California, featured artist

2019

Museum of Arts and Sciences, an affiliation of the Smithsonian Institution – Daytona Beach, Florida

2019

SeaCasas – Flagler Beach, Florida

2018

Garguilo Art Foundation’s 2018 Art In Public Places Winners – Flagler County Art League

2018

Nomination for Artist of the Year – Gargulio Art Foundation / Flagler County Art League

2017

Arts on Granada, 67 West Granada, Ormond Beach, Florida

2016

Gargulio Art Foundation, Palm Coast, Florida

2016

The Hub, New Smyrna, Florida

2015

Gallery Of Local Artists – Flagler Beach, Florida

2015

I Am Art – The Hammock, Florida

2015

Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast Florida

2004

Artist in Residence, Palace Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

2005

Artist in Residence, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

1997

Featured Artist, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, California

1995

Featured Artist, Polaris Gallery, Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

1995

Featured Artist, Local Color Gallery, Big Sur, California

1993

Solo Show, Artisan’s Hand, Carmel Valley, California

1989

Solo Exhibit, Art Center of the Grand Prairie, Pine Bluff Arkansas

1986

Arkansas Craft Guild Group  Show, Arkansas Convention Center, Little Rock Arkansas – governor’s award