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ARTIST Statement

Painter Clare Carver lives on a 110 year-old homestead in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Her subject matter is garnered from the rural surroundings at Big Table Farm, which she runs with her husband Brian Marcy.

Clare has exhibited throughout the Bay Area, the Northwest and Australia, including many solo shows. She studied on the East Coast at Tyler School of Art and has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Her life and work are now integrally linked to rural life— raising cattle, pigs and chickens, producing Big Table Farm Wine and working her draft horses. She captures these events with a rich and immediate style, giving her work a signature depth of color.


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts ‘89
Moore College of Art and Design ‘90
Tyler School of Art ‘90 - ’95
(Deans List ‘90 - ’95, Honor Society ‘90 - ’95, Academic grant recipient)

Art related organizations and projects:
Taught Oil Painting Class at Currents Gallery
Donated work to High Museum Auction -’10
Poster chosen in contest for the McMinnville Farmers Market ’09
Donated work to Carlton Together Cares -’08 – ’09
Donated work to Napa Valley Land Trust -’04
Donated work to Napa Museum Fundraiser -’04
Donated work to Bridge School Fundraiser -’03
Napa Museum Volunteer ‘03-‘04
Napa Valley Arts Council Member ‘02-‘04
Donated work to Art for Aids Live Auction ‘99-’01
Guest Lecturer and Critique at U.C. Berkeley 01’
Juried Member of New Artist Guild of San Francisco ‘99-’00
Juried Member of Pacific Art League ‘01-‘03
Juried show at Nuriootpa High School ‘02
AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) ‘93-’98
GAG (Graphic Artist Guild) ‘96-’98



’11 – LaVerne Krause Gallery – University of Oregon – Food Justice Show
’10 – Small works show – Art Elements
’09 – Sunbrothers Studio – Group Show
’09 - 10 – Art Harvest – Yamhill County
’08 - ’11 Carlton Tasting Room – one-woman show
’07 – (took year off from showing moved from CA to farm in Oregon)
’06 Revolving Door Art Show at GVM, Napa, CA
’06 Octavia’s Haze Gallery, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’06 Art in the Barn, Napa, CA: One-Woman Show
‘05 Crocker Art Museum: The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Finalist
’05 Nicholson Ranch Winery, Sonoma, CA: Artist in Residence
’05 Octavia’s Haze Gallery, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’04 - ‘11 Sonoma Enoteca Gallery, Sonoma, CA: One-Woman Show
‘04 Napa Valley Land Trust, Napa, CA: Invitational Auction Show
‘04 Nicholson Ranch Winery, Napa, CA: Group Show
’04 Sotheby’s International Reality, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
‘04 Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA: Invitational “take a chance on art”
’03 - ‘04 Esquisse Vineyards & Winery, Napa, CA: One-Woman Show
’03 - ‘04 diRosa Preserve, Napa, CA: Annual Invitational Auction Show
’03 -‘04 Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA: Invitational “terra infirma”
’03 Octavia’s Haze Gallery, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’03 SoCo Gallery, Napa, CA: One-Woman Show
’03 Esquisse Winery, Napa CA: Figurative Show with Vicky Long
’03 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery, Sonoma, CA: One-Woman Show
’03 Napa Valley Museum, Napa, CA: Plein Air Biennial
’02 Olive Restaurant, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’01 Loscome Gallery, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’01 BACCA 1010: Bay Area Center for the Arts, Berkeley, CA
‘00 - ’01 Artique Gallery, Willow Glen, CA: Group Show
’00 The Artful Eye, Calistoga, CA: Group Show
’00 281 G. Gallery, SF, CA: Group Show
’00 SFSU Gallery, SF, CA: Group Show
’00 Placebo Gallery, S.A. Australia: One-Woman Show
’00 Artfully Yours Gallery, S.A. Australia: Group Show
’99 281 G. Gallery, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’99 Head and Soul, SF, CA: One-Woman Show
’99 CMMG, SF: One-Woman Show
’99 Connexions Gallery, St Helena and Sausalito, CA: Group Show


SF Guardian ‘99 Best of Bay Issue: reviewed in lead article in Arts section
The Herald ’00: covered “Barossa inspires San Franciscan Artist”
The Leader ‘00: covered “Barossa art finds home in America”
The Adelaide Review ‘00: reviewed “Return to Eden”
SF Weekly and SF Guardian ‘00: covered “Examining Consumerism” show
Art Scan ‘03: SoCo Gallery Profile “Industrial Icons in America”
Sonoma Index Tribune ’05 – Artist Profile and show announcement
News Register – ’00 – “The art of farming” Artist Profile lead story in arts section