New Show opening Friday, August 26. Ribbons of Color: Layers of Wax

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New Show opening Friday, August 26. Ribbons of Color: Layers of Wax

New encaustic paintings at QI GARDEN (gallery and gift shop)

QI Garden
112 South Churton Street,
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Hang out in walkable and historic Hillsborough for Last Fridays Art Walk and enjoy music, food, and of course art (6-9 pm)

Hillsborough is definitely buzzing! Hope to see you – the show will be up through September.

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FRAGMENTS: FOUND & FORMED Show at FRANK: May 10th – June 5th

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In this show with 2D and 3D artists Charron Andrews and Susan Parrish we incorporate “odd bits and pieces” into our works.

The imaginative and amazing Rubbish to Runway dresses made of recycled materials will also be exhibited.

Come for the opening on Friday the 13th (of May) 6-9 pm (part of the 2nd Friday Artwalk.) It should be a fun evening with colorful and playful art , music and refreshments!

As part of the show, there will be an Artist Talk on Thursday, May 19TH at FRANK 6-8.


OCAG Fall 2015 Studio Tour


Daylight savings time has ended and a definite fall nip is in the air. It’s time for the Annual Orange County Artists Guild Studio Tour.

I will have lots of new work and a wall of new small framed wax pieces.

Carolina Woman Magazine featured me and 5 other OCAG artists, check it out.

I so hope to see you – I am Studio #27 open BOTH weekends, and potter Savannah Scarborough will again be downstairs.

The Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour is November: 7-8 & 14-15. Hours are 10am-5pm on Saturdays and Noon-5pm on Sundays. The tour is free and open to the public.

Tour Map and Brochure Here

New Show at FRANK

Together, Keith Allen and I are showing our latest work at FRANK Gallery. The opening is Friday, February 13th. The show will be up for the month of February if you cannot make the opening (6-9pm). I would love to see you there!

Keith Allen & Carol Retsch-Bogart @ FRANK GALLERY
February 10 – March 8, 2015
Opening Reception: Feb. 13, 6-9PM

showing at Hillsborough Gallery’s Resolutions 2015

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts Resolutions 2015 Show

I’m happy to be a featured artist at this show at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts.

From the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts: “This year 47 pieces of art, both 2D and 3D including paintings, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and mixed media have been selected for the show which will open on January 5th and will be up through January 25th.”

My piece featured on the cover of Genetics in Medicine Journal


My Piece Going In Circles was featured on the cover of the October 2014 Issue of Genetics in Medicine.

About the Cover:
Going in Circles (encaustic, (16” × 16”). Encaustic painting is an ancient art form fusing beeswax, damar resin, and pigments. It flourished in ancient civilizations and is once again popular, offering limitless possibilities for creativity. This painting contains embedded collage elements that add to the luminous layers and texture.