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Cyndy Louise Carstens, American artist. Recipient West Award of Excellence in Design, British Columbia&Master of Arts West awards, 1990, Award for Design Excellence, Association of Art Directors, Wichita, Kansas, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990.


Carstens, Cyndy Louise was born on June 8, 1955 in St. Paul. Daughter of John and Dolores Alexander.


Student, Pittsburgh State University, 1974—1975. Student, Kansas State University, 1975—1976. Student, Wichita State University, 1976—1977.

Student, Arizona State University, 2003—2006.


Owner/creative director Olaf & Yarnell, Inc., Wichita, 1978—1988. Illustrator/owner Autograph Collection Ltd., Glendale, Arizona, since 1986. Art director Brinton Advertising, Scottsdale, since 1986.

Artist/owner Carstens Fine Art Studio, Glendale, since 1988. Director Gallery Nineteen Artist Coop, Phoenix, 1994—1996. Juried member Arizona Arts Alliane, Arizona Artist Guild, since 1990, board directors, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Wichita.

Member Arizona Watercolor Association, 1990—2004, Lonlt Beach Arts, American Women Arts. Member-at-large Women In Communications, Inc., Phoenix, National Association of Female Executives, Phoenix. Board directors National Kidney Foundation, Wichita.


  • Other Work

    • Daily painting blog.


Member National Museum Women in Arts, since 2000. Vocalist St. Joan of Arc Church, Phoenix, 1989—2002, 1989—1999. Member/fund raising chair March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

Member/special events National Kidney Foundation. Coop director/director of development Arizona Artist Guild. Member of Arizona Artist Guild (director of artist coop, board directors 1994-1997).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, skiing, music.


Married Douglas Carstens, April 30, 1988. Children: Angela Yarnell, Tiffanie, Jonathan Yarnell, Robynn Yarnell.

John Alexander

Dolores Alexander

Douglas Carstens

Angela Yarnell Carstens

Tiffanie Carstens

Jonathan Yarnell Carstens

Robynn Yarnell Carstens