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Carole Garmon - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Carole Garmon Carole Garmon

Department Chair, Professor of Sculpture | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Professor Garmon specializes in all technical aspects of sculpture.





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Carole Garmon, Professor of Art, holds an MFA (1996) and a BFA (1993) in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught at UMW since 1998 and is a recipient of UMW’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award. She teaches a senior capstone course, Professional Practices in Studio Art, along with all areas of sculpture, video, performance, and installation art. She is a member of the College Art Association and the National Council of Art Administrators.

Garmon’s research acknowledgments include the accessioning of select images and research materials on Rembrandt into the Rijks Museum Library in Amsterdam, Holland, and participating in a BBC 2 documentary on Rembrandt’s painting, The Night Watch. The segment is part of the larger series, The Private Life of the Masterpiece. She was one of two Americans chosen to participate in the international exhibition, Inspired By Rembrandt, commemorating Rembrandt’s 400th birthday. In addition to numerous private collections, her work has been exhibited at the Main Art Gallery and 1708 Gallery in Richmond, the WPA/Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C., the Arlington Arts Center, as well as Lima, Peru and Berlin, Germany.

Areas of Expertise (4)


Video Art

Performance Art

Installation Art

Accomplishments (2)

Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award (professional)

Awarded by the University of Mary Washington.

Invited Participant (professional)

One of two Americans selected to participate in the international exhibition "Inspired by Rembrandt", commemorating Rembrant's 400th birthday.

Education (2)

Virginia Commonwealth University: MFA, Sculpture 1996

Virginia Commonwealth University: BFA, Sculpture 1993

Affiliations (2)

  • College Art Association : Member
  • National College of Art Administrators : Member

Media Appearances (4)

Fredericksburg gateways, parks to get public sculptures

The Free Lance-Star  print


They were judged by a committee that included local artist Gabriel Pons and Carole Garmon, who chairs the University of Mary Washington's department of art and art history.

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UMW Galleries to Feature Latino and UMW Faculty Artists

University of Mary Washington  online


“UMW Faculty Exhibition” features the work of the university’s four full-time studio faculty: Joseph DiBella, professor of painting and drawing; Carole Garmon, professor of sculpture; Rosemary Jesionowski, associate professor of multiple imaging, and Jon McMillan assistant professor of ceramics...

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Making Art From Nothing

University of Mary Washington  online


Carole Garmon, professor of art at the University of Mary Washington, saw potential. She and the 12 students in her installation art class this summer decided to give the kiln a makeover. They brushed it with recycled paint, repaired the decaying wood and hung plants and flowers from the outside of the structure. Even the plants were “recycled.” When Director of Landscape and Grounds Joni Wilson heard about Garmon’s project, she harvested plants from the Dahlgren campus’ vegetative roof and delivered them to the class...

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UMW professors find creative ways to teach through COVID-19

Fredericksburg Today  online


Teaching at Mary Washington looks a bit different lately.

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