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Carol Jean Castor, American art educator. Benedictine Oblate with Osage Monastery, Sand Spring, Oklahoma. Recipient Community Service award Vinita Chamber of Commerce, 1984, named to Hall of Fame, 1993.


Castor, Carol Jean was born on February 3, 1944 in Bend, Oregon, United States. Daughter of Keith and Lena (Morara) Morrison.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Oklahoma, Norman, 1967. Postgraduate, University Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1976. Postgraduate, Art Student's League of New York, New York City, 1984.


Director art department Jefferson Junior High School, Oklahoma City, 1967-1968. Art instructor Vinita High School, 1976-1980. Professional artist specializing in commissioned portraiture Carol Castor Art Studio, Vinita, since 1980, professional portrait artist, Native Americans, cowboys, Americana, landscapes and sacred subjects, since 1980.

Artist-in-residence mural project Vinita Public School Alternative School, 1998, landscape project, 2000, Sculpture Park Garden, 2001, Collage, 2003, 04. Artist-in-residence Vinita Public Schools Arts Experience, 1998-1999, 2001-2003. Artist collage project, 2002, 03, 04.


  • Benedictine Oblate with Osage Monastery, Sand Spring, Oklahoma.


  • Other Work

    • Represented in permanent collections at Vinita Public Library., Craig General Hospital, Vinita, 1st National Bank & Trust, Vinita, Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Fort Worth, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma University Medical School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma University Law School, Norman, Oklahoma University Pharmacy School, Oklahoma City, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, National Community Pharmacists Association, Alexandria, Virginia. Featured in 2nd edition of American Artists: An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporaries.

      Artist cover illustration Oklahoma's Guide to Grand Lake, P.E.O Record, 2003. Contributor illustration to Labor of Love: The Life and Times of Vinnie Ream. Cover artist for March-April 2003 issue Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Record.


Member Mayor's Advisory Committee, Vinita, 1972-1974. Member building committee Vinita Public Library., 1974-1975. Charter member Vinita chapter Oklahoma Alliance for Mentally Ill, since 1986.

Organizer, member committee Young Life, Vinita, 1987-1989. Member committee for chronically and mentally ill Vinita Day Center Inc., since 1987. Organizer Eastern Trails Art Association, 1972-1984, chairman Art Invitational '98, '99, '00, '01, Vinita.

Board director Craig General Hospital, 1995-1904. Chairman Medical Services Corporation, 1998-2000, Attuck Alternative Academy, 2002, organist, Holy Ghost Cath.Ch., since 1999. Member Benedictine Oblate of Osage Monastery.

Co-founded apostolate for women Seekers of His Face, 2006. Member American Association of University Women (president Vinita chapter 1972-1974, Best banner award national convention 1979, Women of Achievement award 1985, president Vinnie Ream Cultural Center Foundation 2000-2003. Emeritus board member 2006), American Society Portrait Artists, Foundation for Sacred Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: song writing, reading, piano, writing, poetry.


1 child, William Franklin.

Keith Morrison

Lena (Morara) Morrison

William Franklin Castor