16 x 16 in.

Carol Strock Wasson a signature member of American Women Artists, Pastel Society of America and a Master member of Chicago Pastel Painters. She is devoted to plein air painting and is always venturing forth into new areas with pastel or oil. She is focused on painting with spontaneity and freshness. Her dedication is evident in awards and entry into prestigious shows across the country. She has been a featured artist in the Door County Plein Air Festival for several years, and at Cape Ann Plein Air Festival 2017 and Grand Traverse Plein Air Festival 2018. She received the Maggie Price Award at International Associations of Pastel Societies in 2017. Other shows include American Women Artists, Indiana Heritage Arts, Arts for Parks, Pastel Society of America, Chicago Pastel Society and Pastels USA. Carol is a featured artist in Painting Indiana II and Painting Indiana III. She is a supporting member of numerous organizations locally and nationally.

Carol opened Strockwasson Studio in Union City, Indiana, where she works and teaches.

View more of Carol’s work at

Indiana Artists Club
American Women Artists, Signature
Indiana Plein-Air Painters Association
Hoosier Salon
Pastel Society of America, Signature
American Impressionists Society
Chicago Pastel Painters, Master Pastelist

Richmond Art Museum, Richmond Indiana
Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville Indiana
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Indiana
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana

Rockwell Museum: Perspectives of the American experience Jan 19- April 22, 2018
Cape Ann Plein Air Festival: Featured Artist, Oct 8-16, 2017
Tucson Desert Museum: Under a Vast sky Oct. 13-dec. 3, 2017
International Association of Pastel Societies 2017 Maggie Price Award of Excellence
American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition, 2016, Rogue Simpson Memorial Award
Indiana Now 2016, Ruth Probst Memorial Award
Indiana Now 2016, Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Purchase Award
Plein Air Artists of Colorado 20th Annual Show, 2015, 2016 3rd place
Hoosier Salon, Best Pastel, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Door County Invitational Plein Air 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Door County Invitational Plein Air Competition, Honorable Mention, 2013
Door County, WI, Featured Artist 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016
American Impressionist Society 9th Annual Exhibition 2008, 2012
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional 2008
Chicago Pastel Painters Award of Merit, 2013
Chicago Pastel Painters Best of Show 2008
Chicago Pastel Painters Genesis Award, 2007
Hoosier Salon, Indiana State Museum Foundation Purchase Award 2000, 2005
Hoosier Salon Merit Award 1991, 2002
Hoosier Salon Outstanding Work in any Medium Award 1994, 1999
Art Association of Richmond Acquisition Award 1988
Art Association of Richmond Merit Awards 1988, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2007
Art Association of Richmond Best of show 1992
Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, First Place 1990, 1995
Greenville Art Guild Best of Show 1988, 1992
Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition Merit Award 1993, 1994, 2012, 2013, 2014
Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition, Award of Excellence 2008
Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition, Directors Award 2006
Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition 2007, IHA Silver Medal and Purchase Award
Southside Regional Show X, 3rd Place 1995
Pastel Society of America 23rd Exhibition, Fostport-Yarka Award 1995
The Artist’s Magazine, 1996 Art Competition, Finalist in Landscape, Dec 1996
New Harmony “Brush of Spring” Competition, 3rd place Pastel
Governor’s Award, Indiana State Fair 2001, 2002
T. C. Steele Great Outdoor Art Contest 2001, 2002 1st place Pastel
Quad State Art Competition, Quincy IL 1991, 1994
Florida Pastel Association National Exhibition 1992, 2002
PSNF Sixth Biennial National Exhibition 2000, 2002
16th “Pastels USA” International Open Exhibition, Roseville CA 2002