A Painting's 'Course'
I recently saw the enlarged print of my painting "Course of Nature" near Mission Hospital's ER in the hospital's new tower in Asheville, NC.
The building showcases artwork from 160 local and regional artists.
The original oil painting is 22" x 28," and was inspired by a photo taken by photographer Jack Ollis.
The 630,000-square-foot, $400 million medical facility has artwork on display on all 5 floors (4, 6, 7, 8 and 9), each based on five earthly elements -- earth, wood, water, metals and air.
And the lobby includes view screens that offer information about the artists.
To see this painting, as well as all of my art, just click on "home page."
My art was part of three exhibits through September 2019:
-- "Storm Surge" (right) was selected for the national juried exhibit "Landscapes & Seascapes" at 311 Gallery (http://311gallery.com) in downtown Raleigh;
-- "Cub Scout" (below, left) was part of the eclectic 2-dimensional exhibit "ALL ACCESS AVL" held by the Asheville Area Arts Council (https://ashevillearts.com/exhibitions/all-access-avl/) at The Refinery in Asheville, NC;
-- 30 of my paintings were on display at Jubilee! Community, also in Asheville (below, right).
I'm so honored to have been selected to participate at these venues, and hope you'll continue support their efforts if you're in the region.
Inspiration Makes Headlines
For "Course of Nature," Carol drew inspiration from an image captured by noted photographer Jack Ollis -- and the editor of the Black Mountain (NC) News was so intrigued that he published a photo of both the painting and the original photograph in January 2018... And that story was re-published in the larger Asheville Citizen-Times a few days later!
'Emerging Artists': March 2018
On March 11, 2018, the annual "Emerging Artists" exhibit at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts opened, and Carol was privileged to have one of her recent works, 'Lily Luminaria,' selected for display.
Back to Jubilee! September, 2017...
Carol was chosen (again!) as the Featured Artist for the month of September 2017 at Jubilee! Community Church on Wall Street in downtown Asheville. The free exhibit - in the Hospitality Room just inside the entrance - was open to the public weekdays and four Sundays (Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24).
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017...
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017...
Carol renewed her pledge to donate 10 percent of all sales proceeds to Jubilee! and 20% to relief efforts for victims (human and animal) of hurricanes Harvey and Irma...
Both before and after the two celebrations, many people stopped to view her works, and some paintings were given a 'thumbs up' by other artists.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017...
The second Sunday of the month-long exhibit saw interests in several "groupings" of paintings, ranging from colorful seasons and thought-provoking renderings, to the links between heaven and Earth.
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017: Opening Day
On opening Sunday, Carol's newer works seemed to draw as much attention as previous paintings. Several complimented Carol on her "use of light and shadows" in many creations.
'Emerging Artists': March 2017
On March 12, 2017, Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosted its annual 'Emerging Artists' exhibit - a month-long opportunity for people to enjoy the works of students participating in classes led by renowned wildlife artist Bob Travers...
At left, Carol and friend Regina Webster alongside 'Wide Awake,' one of two paintings chosen for the exhibit - which caught the eye of a patron (above). At right is Carol with 'Sea Change,' another crowd favorite.
Asheville Exhibit: Sept. 4-25, 2016
Carol Cole Czeczot was joined by friend Martha Little for a month-long exhibit in the Hospitality Room of Jubilee! Community in downtown Asheville. Here's a look at some of the highlights...
Third time's a charm!
There was a lot of activity in the Hospitality Room of Jubilee! Community Church in Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, but all eyes were focusing on the paintings displayed by Heaven and Earth artist Carol Cole Czeczot and he friend Martha Little.
Sharing the room were a steel drum musician, offering CDs of his music; a fundraiser for one of the "Jubilants," Elizabeth Mead; a sign-up board for the next "Room At The Inn" effort; books by Laurie Berry Clifford, a writer and mystic; and information on the November elections.
But, as people passed through, many stopped and studied the myriad paintings hanging on three walls, and among them were fellow art class students, long-time friends Karen Barnes and husband Carlos, as well as a friend from one of Carol's women's groups.
The exhibit's final showing was on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
Sept. 11: 'Second Chance Sunday'
A number of people stopped, looked and lingered at the artwork created by Carol Cole Czeczot on 'Second Chance Sunday' at Jubilee! Community Church in Asheville.
Carol's already sold three of her paintings, and there are still two more showings to come -- Sept. 18 and Sept. 25.
Sept. 4, 2016: Opening's a Success!
Quite a few people were at the exhibit's Sept. 4 opening, in the Hospitality Room of Jubilee! Community Church in downtown Asheville. Some simply browsed, while others looked intently at paintings that caught their eyes.
Watching their reactions, listening to their comments and answering their questions helped make the opening a success, for artists Carol Cole Czeczot and Martha Little!
Sept. 2, 2016: Pre-Show Setup
Carol Cole Czeczot (right) of Heaven & Earth Art and her friend Martha Little are seen Sept. 1, 2016, setting up an exhibit of their artwork in the Hospitality Room of Jubilee! Community Church, Wall Street, downtown Asheville, NC. The exhibit ran Sept. 4-25, 2016.
Included were most of Carol's paintings seen here at Heaven & Earth Art (as well as BlackMountainArtist.com).
Both artists were there following each Sunday's "celebrations" to answer any questions visitors might have.
For directions to Jubilee! or its Sunday schedule, visit or its Facebook page.