Artist Charlotte "Charlee" Shroyer

Several years ago Charlotte “Charlee Shroyer listened to the “music of her soul, left a 20-year career as a teacher and college professor, and started on the path which would eventually lead her to the fine art community of Taos, New Mexico. Forty years before her Taos arrival, Shroyer painted for the first time as part of a project required for elementary education certification. The exhilaration of this experience and the positive feedback that accompanied it encouraged her to pursue art classes in southern California and Berkeley, California, but it was not until a chance encounter that she began pursuit of art as a career. Shroyer’s artistic path to Taos has included twenty years as a weaver of Navajo style woven pillows and rugs as well as ethnic baskets.

Her textile work was juried into prestigious American Craft Council shows in Chicago and Columbus. It was a serendipitous move to Taos and her experience there as writer and editor for a small art publication that rekindled her love affair with fine art.

Shroyer has received numerous national and international awards for her figurative oils and monotypes. The American Juried Art Salon comprised of museum curators and directors named her as one of its 2013 Emerging Artists. Other awards include First Place, 2011 Top Ten International Women in the Arts, Rome, Italy; Awards of Merit including 2013 Small Works, Manhattan Arts International; 2013 Richeson International Award of Merit for portraiture. Her work has recently been selected for the 86th Annual International Juried Exhibition, May 16- June 19, 2014, Harrisburg, PA. Exhibited and collected nationally and internationally, Shroyer has exhibited in New York City, Hong Kong, Naples, Florida, and more. Colleagues and art patrons describe her art as “full of energy, “coming from a place deep within-a place of her own vision, with a style reminiscent of DeKooning and the Mexican artist Tamayo“I am inspired by the world—its people, archaeology, cultures, and by favorite authors (Pamuk, Durrell, Pynchon, Llosa, etc.) while exploring duality of personality through color, line, and form as the vehicle for my contemporary figurative images of the faceShroyer also continues to write. Her essay entitled “Yarns of the Soul and published in abqARTS was awarded the Best Feature Award in the San Francisco Honorary Publications competition for newspapers with circulation 50,000 and under.

Shroyer is represented in Taos by Jackies Trading Post Gallery, 311 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For more info, 575-751-3466



Charlotte A. Shroyer, Ph.D., Artist/Author
Website: charlotteshroyer.com
Blog: charleeshroyer.typepad.com
Phone: 575-751-0375


1965-2013 University of Nevada; University of California Berkeley and Riverside: University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Pittsburgh; Carnegie Mellon–classes in drawing, painting, silk screen, photography, print making, pottery making, graphic design; Studio work with David Leffel, Sheri McGraw, Ray Vinella, Carolyn Anderson, Randall LaGro, Mark Daley, and others

1984-86 Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts, Berkeley, California

1975 Ph.D., Language & Learning Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1972 M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1961 B.A., Major in French, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Work Experience

1992-present Artist and author, Nevada, California, and New Mexico; Owner, CS Designs (custom home furnishing and art consulting), Genoa, Nevada; Taos, New Mexico

1999-2001 Art Writer and Editor, Taos Today, Taos, New Mexico

2001-04 Art Columnist, Sierra Sage, Carson City, Nevada

1990-92 Executive Director, Careers Abound, San Francisco, California

1984-85 Administrative Associate, Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park, California

1961-81 Positions in Education including: Educational diagnostician, Northern California Assessment Center for the Deaf, California School for the Deaf, Fremont, California; Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; Part time Professor, Gallaudet College, Washington, D.C.; Professor, First Southeast Asian Conference on Programming for the Hearing Impaired, Manila, Philippines; Peace Corps instructor, Diagnostics for deaf children in Philippines. Elementary Teacher, Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Riverside, California; Redlands, California; Seat Pleasant, Maryland; Gahanna, Ohio


2017 First Place, "Subjective," Women's Caucus for Art, New York City

2017 First Place, Mixed Media, "Figuratively Speaking," Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2016 Diploma of Honor, Berliner Art Prize, Berlin, Germany

2015 Award of Excellence, Little Treasures, Trevisan Art, Galleria de Marchi, Bologna, Italy

2015 2nd Place, Graphics, 87th Annual Juried International Exhibit, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2014 Named Emerging Contemporary International Artist by the American Juried Art Salon

2014 Award of Merit, Manhattan Arts International, New York City

2013 Award of Merit, Richeson 2013 International Figurative/Portrait Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin

2013 Selection as a 2013 Emerging Artist by the American Juried Art Salon comprised of museum curators and directors.

2011 First Place Award, TOP TEN Women in the Arts International Competition, Rome, Italy

2011 Award of Merit, Richeson International Still Life & Abstract Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin

2010 Award of Merit, Richeson International Figure/Portrait Competition, Kimberly, Wisconsin

2010 Top 15, Guests Gallery International Portrait Competition, Georgia

2007 Best of Painting category, Best of Works on Paper Category, Manhattan Arts International, New York City

2005 Second Place, FANR, Caliente Resort, Land O Lakes, Florida

2005 Best Feature Article, San Francisco Honorary Publication for newspapers with circulations of 50,000 and under

2003-04 Awards of Merit, Manhattan Arts International, New York City


Solo Shows, Invitationals, and 3 Person Shows

2015 "Little Treasures," Galleria de Marchi, Bologna, Italy

2015 Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 Solo Show, Anthony's Salon, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014 Solo Show, Jackies Trading Post Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2013 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York

2013 Miniature Show, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico

2012 Solo abstract show, Corporate Headquarters, Penn National Insurance Company, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2011, 09, 07 Nevada Legislature, Carson City, Nevada

2010 Taos Invites Taos, Fall Arts, Taos, New Mexico

2010 Peoples Bank, invitational, Taos, New Mexico

2010 Portrait Show, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2009 Curator’s Choice, 4-person show, Art Association of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2009, 10 Miniature Show, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

2004-05 Art Gallery Florida, 3-person show, Naples, Florida

Selected Juried Group Shows

2016 Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, New York City

2015 "Absinthe," Fuller Lodge Art Gallery, Los Alamos, New Mexico

2014, 15 Finalist, American Juried Art Salon, Fall/Winter exhibit, Spring Exhibit

2014 Art Association of Harrisburg, 86th Annual International Juried Exhibit

2013 Taos Select, juried exhibit, 2 pieces selected, Taos Fall Arts

2013 Juried into catalog, "The Stories We Tell," Phoenix Gallery, New York City

2013 Diaspora Show, New Century Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York

2012 Taos Selects, Fall Arts Show, Taos, New Mexico

2012 American Juried Art Salon, 1 of 25 selected nationally for online show; juried by museum curators and directors

2012 As We See Ourselves, Encore Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2011 Into the Night, Whitaker Arts and Science Center, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2011 Local Color, Taos Country Club, Taos, New Mexico

2011 Dewey Decimal Art, Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico

2010 Taos Center for the Arts, Quick Draw and Auction. Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico

2009 National Juried Exhibition, Gallery on the Green, Taos, New Mexico
Four Seasons, The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico
Museum of New Mexico Foundation, History Museum, Santa Fe,New Mexico
Amadeus, Tubac Art Center, Tubac, Arizona

2008-Present Garden and Soul, Taos, New Mexico

2007 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Darien, Connecticut
Evergreen Center for the Arts, Evergreen, Colorado

2006 Nude International, Lexington, KY

1985-98 Weaver and Exhibitor, American Craft Council (juried), Columbus, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois; retail and wholesale in California, Nevada, Arkansas, Texas, Illinois

Recent Publications

2013 Inclusion in article by Renee Phillips, Professional Artist, December 2012/January 2013

2010 A Precious Process, The Sage, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July issue

2010 An Artist’s Journey, Ohio State Alumni Magazine, Columbus, Ohio, November, December issue


Women’s Caucus for Art, New York

Gallery Representation

Jackies Trading Post Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
Frisco Fine Art, Frisco, Texas

Online Juried Galleries

Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York


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