Carl Rowe

Snake River EveningCloudy Vision Spring in Idaho Hagerman Shower Adrift Marsing Evening Across The Way Dear Deer Creek Autumn GrasslandsWide Open
All of the color and vibrancy of the rolling hills and plains of Southern Idaho is captured in these bold and beautiful Alkyd on canvas paintings.

ARTIST STATEMENT

 Art has had a huge influence on what landscape we, as a people, decide to revere.  The Hudson River movement created an aesthetic sense of national identity in early Americans, helping to form the idea that the new country was one of an unmarked natural landscape that stretched out for unlimited discovery.  This landscape was a place for intellectual meditation and spiritual regeneration.  It was an uncrowded land full of animals, water, and endless trees.

The early western painters spoke to a different part of the developing American psyche.  Moran and Russell provided easterners with images of the west that said that the country was huge and full of energy and abundant resources.  It was dramatic country, on the edge of being scary, but to a pioneer-type – exhilarating.  Of course, the west is dramatic, but these painters super-sized it to almost mythical proportions.  People, I’m sure, saw themselves on that stage as players in a grand cosmic production.  That kind of landscape; the mountainous peaks, tumbling waterfalls, and grand valleys, is still what we as a people value most and have set aside as our national parks.

 More recently, artists have created landscape motifs that have influenced many Americans so that these motifs have come to represent uniquely American qualities.  The Taos and Santa Fe areas are sacred to many Americans mostly because artists made them so famous.  Artists showed that those places deserved our attention and affection and protection.  One wonders how different things would be had Georgia O’Keefe moved to Duluth Minnesota instead of New Mexico.

 I am a Taos painter living in Idaho.  I see my home landscape as so unique, so evocative, and so aesthetically vibrant that it demands to be the subject of serious artistic attention.   It should be land Americans come to know and love and protect and cherish.  It is land that evokes qualities I think Americans should hold more dearly:  appreciation for sinuous forms that evoke the human body and upon which we can project our own aesthetic sense of ourselves.

RESUME 

Education

1973-76           University of California at Santa Cruz, Dance

1971                Goodman School of Drama, Chicago Art Institute, Acting

1964-68           Luther College, Decorah IA, BA English

EXHIBITIONS

Ongoing-Gallery Five18, Boise, ID, Founding Member

2016

Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts – Regional Landscape Award

Smith and Coelho Invitational – Eagle ID

Zion’s Bank Invitational Art Show – Boise ID

Kneeland Gallery, 2 person show – Ketchum ID

Idaho Falls Arts Council National Juried Exhibition – Idaho Falls, ID

Albertson’s Library, Boise State University – 50th Anniversary Invitational

Zion’s Bank Invitational Art Show – Boise ID

2014

Solo Exhibition – Gallery Five18

Cover of Sun Valley Magazine 40th Anniversary Issue

Zion’s Bank Invitational Art Show

2013

Kneeland Gallery – 4 Person Show

2012

Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts – First Place Award

Peterson Gallery – Baker City OR – Solo Show

Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition

Idaho State Capitol Building

2010

Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts – Honorable Mention Award

Idaho Triennial – Boise Art Museum

“More Than A Pretty Face” – Boise Art Museum

Kneeland Gallery – Ketchum ID – 4 Person Show

2009

Opening of the Rowe/Lisk Gallery – Boise – Continuous

“More Than A Pretty Face” – Boise Art Museum

2008

Kneeland Gallery-Ketchum, ID 3Person Show

Schomburg Gallery-Santa Monica, CA 2 Person Show

2007

Attic Gallery – Portland OR – 2 Person Show

Artizen Gallery – McCall ID – Solo Show

Kneeland Gallery – Ketchum ID – 3 Person Show

J Crist Gallery – Boise ID- Group Show

2006

J Crist Gallery – Boise ID – 3 Person Show

Attic Gallery – Portland OR- 2 Person Show

2005

Browns Gallery – Boise ID – Solo Show

J Crist Gallery – Boise ID – Grand Opening Exhibition

Kneeland Gallery – Sun Valley ID – 3 Person Show

Idaho Paints Idaho – Eagle Rock Museum – Idaho Falls ID

2004

Idaho State University – Pocatello ID – Solo Exhibition

Featured artist in Sun Valley Magazine 30th Anniversary Issue           

Brown Gallery – Boise ID – Solo Show

2003

Attic Gallery – Portland OR – 2 Person Show

Kneeland Gallery – Sun Valley ID – 3 Person Show

Browns Gallery – Boise ID – Solo Show

Schomburg Gallery – Santa Monica CA – 2 Person Show

2002

Attic Gallery – Portland OR – 2 Person Show

Browns Gallery – Boise ID – Solo Show

Xanadu Gallery – Scottsdale AZ – Solo Show

Kneeland Gallery – Sun Valley ID – 3 Person Show

2001

First Avenue Gallery – Portland OR – Solo Show

Browns Gallery – Boise ID – Solo Show

Kneeland Gallery – Sun Valley ID – Two Person Show

Desert Cabarellos Museum – Wickenburg AZ – “Rising Stars”

Boise State University – Boise ID – Group Show

2000

Boise State University – Boise ID – Solo Show

Kneeland Gallery – Sun Valley ID – 2 person show

Browns Gallery, Boise ID – Solo show

1999

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley ID – group show

Jalisco, Mexico – Idaho Sister State Cultural Exchange

Browns Gallery, Boise ID – Solo show

1998

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley ID – 2 person show

Art Calendar Magazine “Crabbie Awards” Grand Prize Winner

Washington Arts Commission – purchase of two paintings

1997

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley ID – 2 person show

“Art Equinox”, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls MT – a

regional survey of contemporary art

“Art West Open”, Jackson WY

“Thunder And Lightning”, Art Calendar Magazine– international show

1997 Georgetown International Fine Arts Competition

Lewis-Clark Open Juried Art Exhibition, Lewiston ID

6th National Art Exhibition, Fort Collins CO

Sutton West Gallery, Missoula MT – 3 person show

Mockingbird Gallery, Bend OR – group show

Selected for inclusion in New American Paintings, Fall ’97

1996

National Juried Competition, Corsicana TX

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley ID – group show

Boise Chronicle, City purchased 3 paintings

Lewis-Clark Pacific Regional Exhibition, Lewiston ID

Lewis-Clark “Encore” Exhibition, Lewiston, ID

Browns Gallery, Boise ID – Solo show

1995

Idaho Triennial, Boise Art Museum

Galos Gallery, Boise ID – Solo shows Jan. and Dec.

Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley ID – group show

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, “Art Equinox”, Great Falls, MT (12 state regional exhibit)

19th Biennial National Juried Art Exhibition, Valley City ND

Rosenthal Gallery of Art, Albertson College, Caldwell ID

Lewis-Clark Pacific Regional Exhibition, Lewiston ID

1994

Cheyenne Artists’ Guild, National Competition, Best of Show

1993

Boise State University, “Northwest Contemporary Artists”

Nampa Art Guild, “Centennial 8”, Merit Award

1992

Lewis-Clark Invitational Art Show, Lewiston ID

1991

Boise State University Gallery, “Images of Boise”, Boise ID

1990

Albertson College, “Idaho Landscape”, Caldwell ID

Idaho Falls Art Guild, “Snake River Competitive”, Merit Award

Selected collections: Governor and Mrs. Phil Batt, Healthwise Corporation, City of Boise, Mountain State Tumor Institute, St Alphonsus Hospital, Zion’s Bank, St Luke’s Hospital, Merrill Lynch, Blue Cross of Idaho, Click Building Bank, Givens and Pursley LLP, and Banner Bank.

Paintings held in private collections throughout the United States

Performing Arts

Had a second professional career in dance from 1974 until 2014.

 

Fellowships/Grants/Awards

2015                Mayor’s Award, Individual Excellence in the Arts – Boise, ID

2012                Artist Fellowship in Dance – ID Comm on the Arts

2009                Culture and Conservation Award, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley

2002                Governor’s Award – Excellence In The Arts, Lifetime award

2000                Artist Fellowship in Dance – ID Comm. on the Arts

1999                Artist Fellowship, Honorable Mention, in Painting – Idaho Commission on the Arts

1995                Worksite Award, Idaho Commission on the Arts;

$5,000 to support choreography for a year

1993                Sudden Opportunity – Idaho Commission on the Arts; Support for gallery show

1990                New Forms; Regional Initiative – NEA

Funding for Next Of Kin, a full-length play I wrote, choreographed and directed, produced in Boise

1990                Sudden Opportunity, Idaho Commission on the Arts; Support for Next Of Kin

1987              Artist Fellowship in Dance – ID Comm. on the Arts

Community Arts Grant – ID Comm. on the Arts; Support for “Visions”, a collaboration