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Garcia Lou Willard, American artist. Recipient Best of Show award Delf-Norona Museum, 1985, Molly Guion award for graphics Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, 1988, Douglas Pickering Carnegie Mellon award, 1986.


Willard, Garcia Lou was born on April 15, 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Harry Lee and Laura Lillian (Riley) Hall.


Student, Marshall University, 1978—1983. Student, West Virginia University, 1993. Student, University North Dakota, 1994—1995.


Owner, president, Young's Fine Art, Huntington, 1975-1985;owner, president, Dyna Line, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1980-1985;instructor pastel and drawing, Oglebay Museum's Stifel Fine Art Center, Wheeling, 1984-1987;instructor pastel and portraiture, Ohio U., Athens, 1987;owner, operator, Outlines, Phoenix, Arizona, 1988-1991;contributing artist, Sonoran Gallery, Phoenix, since 1993. Member of advisory board Professional Art League, St. Clairsville, Ohio, 1984-1985. Lecturer and exhibition juror various art organizations, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, 1987-1988.

Art consultant Journey's End Designs, Wheeling, 1987.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include: Delf-Norona Museum, Moundsville, West Virginia, Ariel Gallery, New York City, Sonoran Gallery, Phoenix. Group shows include: Pen & Brush Club, New York City, 1988, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Virginia, 1988. Contributor, illustrator: (book) Doctor Horton on African Art, 1985.


Advisor Arizona Fine Arts Commission, Phoenix, 1989-1992. Fellow American Artists Professional League (Pastel award 1988). Member Pastel Society of America (signature member artist member, A & M design award, 1988), Academy Artists Association (artist member, award for pastel portrait 1989), Degas Pastel Society (artist member, M. Grumbacher award for pastel excellence 1988), National Drawing Association, Art Association Harrisburg (artist member), Signature Member Pastel Society of America, New York City.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: archeology, astronomy, paper-making, attending symphonies, traveling.


Married Victor Percy Young, September 2, 1972 (deceased March 1980). Married Roger Lee Willard, August 22, 1988.

Harry Lee Hall

Laura Lillian (Riley) Hall

Victor Percy Young

Roger Lee Willard