Carol Putman began painting alongside her father while he attended art school in Los Angeles, CA. Joe Putman studied at Woodbury College and the Bisttram School of Fine Arts taking classes with Bene Duer, Mrs. Georgia Richards, and Emil Bisttram [see also  and ], studying privately with Bisttram during his second year at the School. ■ A Northern California native, Carol lived at Ft. McDowell on Angel Island in Marin County, CA, and grew up in the rural outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area ■ She received arts education at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, California State University, Sacramento, CA, and California State University, Hayward, CA.  During her studies at California State University, Sacramento, CA, Carol was introduced to "en plein air" [in the open air] and she continues to paint and draw in this manner whenever possible. ■ Carol has exhibited in juried shows in Northern California at Ironstone Vineyards, Los Gatos Art Museum, Santa Cruz Art League, Bedford Gallery, and Walnut Creek Civic Arts among others. She has participated in a number of Valona Paint Outs hosted by Epperson Gallery in Valona, CA, the Walnut Creek Centennial Paintout hosted by Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, the Walnut Creek Turns 100: The City Through Art exhibit at Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, and the Port Costa Art Show in Port Costa, CA  ■ Carol is a member of the California Art Club.

Listed, Marquis Who's Who in the West, 21st Edition
■ Listed Marquis Who's Who in America, 72nd Edition
Marquis Who's WhoAlbert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2017


 Valley Art Gallery   1661 Botelho Drive, Ste. 110, Walnut Creek, CA , 2009 - 2017
 California Art Club  75 South Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 2014 - Present


B. A. Degree, California State University, Hayward, CA, Dean's List ■ A.A. Degree, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA ■ Studied with Mel Ramos, California State University, Hayward, CA ■ Drawing, Sacramento State College, Sacramento, CA ■ Basic Design, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA ■ Art History, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.

■ Studied locally with Robert Chapla and MaryLou Correia.
■ In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, October 2017, Coursera;  Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques, The Pennsylvania State University; July 2013, Coursera

Selected Exhibitions

2018   "In the Studio: Art by MoMA’s Online Learning CommunityJanuary 5–22, 2018The Museum of Modern Art, Cullman Education & Research Building, 4 West 54 Street, New York, New York.  See the exhibition on YouTube
2017   Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 
2016   Valley Art Gallery  Walnut Creek, CA
2016   Water Works, January 12 - February 13,  Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 
2015   Valley Art Gallery Walnut Creek, CA
2014   Port Costa Art Show, Port Costa School, Port Costa, CA
2014   Walnut Creek Turns 100: The City Through Art, September 21 – November 16, 2014, Bedford Gallery Walnut Creek, CA 
2014   Walnut Creek Centennial Paintout,  July 8-26, Valley Art Gallery  Walnut Creek, CA
2014   Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2013   Valley Art Gallery Walnut Creek, CA  
2012   Port Costa Art Show,  Port Costa School, Port Costa, CA
2012   Valley Art Gallery Walnut Creek, CA
2011   Valley Art Gallery Shows Off In Orinda, Valley Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, Orinda, CA
2011   Valley Art Gallery Walnut Creek, CA
2010   Valona Paint Out, Epperson Gallery
Valona, CA  
2010   Port Costa Art Show,  Port Costa School, Port Costa, CA
2010   Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
 Creekside Artists,  Clayton Library, Clayton, CA
2009   Valona Paint Out, Epperson Gallery, Valona, CA
2009   Valley Art Gallery Walnut Creek, CA
2009   Creekside Artists, Clayton Library,  Clayton, CA
2008   Studio 41, 700 First St., Benicia, CA 
2008   Valona Paintout, Epperson Gallery, 1400 Pomona St., Valona, CA 94525
2008   Crockett Library, Crockett, CA
2008   Port Costa Art Show, Port Costa School, Port Costa, CA
2007   Revisiting the Romance of the California Landscape, 77th Annual Statewide Exhibition,  Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA 
2007   The Look of Love,  Valentine Show, Bay Area Arts, The Loft Space @ Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA, "Sleeping Dogs," Honorable Mention.
2007   Annual Open Juried Show, Los Gatos Art Association, Art Museums of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA   
2007   Annual Spring Obsession, juried competition, Ironstone Vineyards , Murphys, CA  
2006   Annual Spring Obsession, juried competition, Ironstone Vineyards , Murphys, CA
2006   Miniatures at the Manor,  juried show, Plaza Art Center, Healdsburg, CA
2006   SOLA Show, Fine Art Exhibit & Juried Competition, Silicon Valley Visual Arts, Inc., at Art21, Palo Alto, CA
2006   Arts On Fire X,  juried exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
2005   Local Voice, Juried Exhibition of Artists, Bedford Gallery Walnut Creek, CA
2003   Dry Creek Gallery, online exhibit of art and photography by Carol Putman
1982   Works On Paper, Walnut Creek Civic Arts, 166 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA
1978   Animal Photography, Clayton Valley Pet Hospital, Concord, CA