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

 Painting –  Exhibitions

Ongoing           Co-owner, Rowe/Lisk Gallery – Boise ID

2012                Wallowa Vallery Festival of the Arts – First Place Award

Peterson Gallery – Baker City OR – Solo Show

2011-12                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 – 3 Person 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                Boise Art Museum, Idaho Triennial

                        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, 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

Have had a second professional career in dance since 1974 until the present.

Fellowships/Grants/Awards

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