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artist , educator

Kay Marie Carlson, American artist, educator. Recipient 2d Annual Merit award American Impressionist Society, 2000. Secretary board directors Marin Art Council, San Rafael, California, 1991-1996.


Carlson, Kay Marie was born on August 29, 1948 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Delmer Roland and Florence (Biechler) Carlson.


Bachelor in English Literature, University of Wisconsin, 1970;postgraduate, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1971-1974.


English teacher, Antioch West College, San Francisco, 1973;gallery assistant, Source Gallery, San Francisco, 1978-1979;art director, sales manager, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, 1979-1981;artist in residece, Tomales (California) Bay Schools, 1986;art teacher, Talampais Cmty. Education, Mill Valley, California, since 1992. Consultant to artists Amsterdam Art Sight and Insight Center, Marin County, California, since 1985, board directors, 1997.

Founder, project director Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, California, 1993-1996. Art curator Concordia Argonaut Club, San Francisco, since 1988. Artist trip leader Wilderness Tours, Bolinas, California, 1987-1988.

Secretary, member committee Industrial Center Building, Sausalito, California, 1994-1997. Represented by Museum Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, Interart Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, The Art Club, Oakland, California.


  • Other Work

    • Represented by Museum Modern Art Gallery, San Francisco, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco. One woman shows include BankAm World Headquarters, San Francisco, 1979, Henry Gifford Hardy Gallery, San Francisco, 1987, Mill Valley Library. Gallery, 1990, University Wisconsin Marshfield Wood County Center, 1991, Ames Corporation, San Rafael, 1992, Pt.

      Reyes Seashore Lodge, Olema, California, 1992, Commodity Credit Corporation Gallery, Tiburon, 1993, Bank Marin, 1994, University San Francisco, 1994-2004, Falkirla Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition, 1999-2004, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, 2004, Robert Mondavi Winery, 2006. Exhibited in group shows at Escalle Winery, Bank Marin, College Marin, 1991, Bolinas Museum, 1991, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, 1991, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, 1991, 93 (First Place), San Francisco Artists Guild, 1991, Grants Pass (Oregon) Museum Art, 1991, 92, Industrial Center Building, 1992, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Ross, California, 1992, Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, 1993-1906, Mill Valley City Hall, 1993, Shorebirds Gallery, Tiburon, 1994, Artisans Gallery, 1995, Benicia Art Center, 2001, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, 2002, Extemporanea di Nicola XXI, Tuscany, Italy, 2003, Mill Valley Art Festival, 2004, Marinscapes, 2006, numerous others. Executed mural St. Francis Hospital.

      Represented in permanent collections at BankAm., Itel Corporation, Boston, United States Department Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Seattle, numerous others.


Secretary board directors Marin Art Council, San Rafael, California, 1991-1996.


Married Robert Vigil, January 1, 1982 (divorced August 1987).

Delmer Roland Carlson

Florence (Biechler) Carlson

Robert Vigil