Nostalgic Folk Art was born in 2004. I came up with Nostalgic Folk Art name for my paper mache figures because I love the older things that remind me of my childhood and of innocent times. They are figures of folks both childish and impish and I love vintage folk art so putting nostalgic with folk art was/is a perfect and fitting name for my lil figures and business.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Opening Show Tonight!

Update on the ShowI had a great time and a great spot!

So many interesting and wonderful pieces of art work there. Check out their facebook page to see it all.
and you know whats neat about the evening, there was a young, beautiful and very talented artist, Alanna Vanacore, who is an amazing painter, anyway she painted a picture that looked like a photo Dan took of me when we were dating, it was so surreal, and she also went to high school with Kipp and i went to high school with her dad!
Here is my Kipp supporting his mom.

Opening reception Friday for Florida Museum for Women Artists juried show [Orlando Arts Blog]

Matthew J. Palm
Thu Sep 8 2011 4:17 PM
The Florida Museum for Women Artists presents its second annual Juried Exhibition from Saturday, Sept. 10, until Oct. 23. An opening reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday Sept. 9. Food, drinks, raffle prizes, and live music will be provided. Admission is $10 for nonmembers and free for those with a museum membership.

The second annual Juried Exhibition features 52 women artists chosen by a select group of judges prominent in the art community.

Contemporary works from 52 artists will be displayed throughout the museum for viewing and purchasing. Works include an array of materials and styles, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, photography, clay and wood sculptures, and more.

The Florida Museum for Women Artists opened its doors in November 2009 in order to address the lack of exposure women have historically received in the art community. The second annual Juried Exhibition serves to further celebrate women in the arts, the Florida community in particular.

Artists to be featured include: Carol Roll, Ormond Beach; Hanne Niederhausen, Boca Raton; Laura Varich, Mount Dora; Brenda Hofreiter , Winter Park; Cherie Dacko, Longwood, FL; Barbara Tiffany, Winter Springs, FL; Jane Batalden Palmer, Lutz; Susan Martin, Merrit Island; Maya Schonenberger, Hialeah; Coralette Damme, St. Petersburg; Suzanne Camp Crosby, Tampa; Florence Putterman, Sarasota; Deborah La Grasse, Wekulla Springs; Donalee Pond-Koenig, Tallahassee; Ann Kemp, Fernandina Beach; Melani Kane Brewer, Hollywood; Madeline Kostek, New Smyrna Beach; Patricia Zalisko, Port Orange;
Also: Carol Thornton, Ormond Beach; Abbe Arenson, Sanford; Lois Crisp Stover,Eustis; Bobbi Baugh, DeLand; Nancy Dillen, Melbourne; Deborah Bigeleisen, West Palm Beach; Alanna Vanacore, Ormond Beach; Karlene McConnell, Ormond Beach; Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, Longwood; Witha Lacuesta, Melbourne; Candace Fasano, Fernandina Beach; Chris Kling, Stuart; Penny Jordan, Maitland; Susan Zukowsky – ; Muffy Clark Gill, Naples; Sheryl Haler, Bradenton; Stacy Barter, Winter Park; Barbara Vey, Yalaha; Lori Simon, Bradenton; Libby Ware, Port Orange; R. Charrell Reese, Lake Mary; Katherine Mathisen, Ocoee; Grace Leal, Cocoa; Linda Brant, Orlando; Holly Bird, Palm Harbor; Barbara Balzer, Tallahassee; Mandy Macias , Gainesville; Shannon Atkinson, Jacksonville; Ileana Tolibia, Miami; Mary Atwood, Jacksonville; Dori Lynch, Jupiter; Kristina B. Hall, Brooklet, GA; Candace Knapp, Brandon

The Florida Museum for Women Artists is at 100 N. Woodland Blvd., Suite 1,
DeLand. Call 386-873-2976 for more information.

About the Florida Museum for Women Artists:

The Florida Museum for Women Artists is the only museum in the state of Florida and the Southeast United States to provide art and other artistic disciplines exclusively by female artists. The museum exhibits contemporary art, collections and traveling exhibits from quality institutions. It currently consists of three galleries, the Museum Shop, cafe, meeting/lecture room, and curatorial area. The 7,000-square-foot museum is located on the second floor of the historic Fish Building, 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, Florida. More information can be obtained by going to

Here is the piece that was chosen for this show called Fierce Mamas (warrier women series). It was inspired years ago by Kipp my son who would every single day, when he came home from school, would ask, "mom what's for dinner?" so i started making my kichen witches and and these were actually single pieces but i thought how bout making an army of moms as a tribute to us gals who fight the battle everyday of dirt, laundry, pet keeping, laundry,shopping,taxiing and of course after a day of all that and working outside the home making dinner almost every single night.

1 comment:

  1. WOW Carol.....CONGRATS to YOU!!!!! How very exciting! Wishing you the best tonight.


My First Written Review/Kinda like your first dollar, I treasure this dearly

"Carol Roll is a relative new-comer, creating folk art for four years, now. Her paper mache figures reflect significant talent. At first glance, her angels, people, mermaids, and animals may appear cute and dear. At closer look, they are sophisticated, with detailed, expressive faces, each unique. Roll's work is anything but mass produced. It's the real deal. "

Linda Knopf Southern FolkArt Magazine 2008