Carrie Pendergrass received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting, from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She then went on to receive a Masters of Education degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Over the last twenty years, Carrie has been a freelance artist, art educator, and small- business owner.She was a full-time art teacher for 6 years, and left to pursue her own creative ventures.
After winning a small-business grant from River City Company’s “Project Pop-Up” initiative program, Carrie opened ’Sewn to the Sky’, a handmade goods store and art studio/gallery in downtown Chattanooga. She was the sole owner and operator for two and a half years.
Currently she is the Gallery Director for a local non-profit called the H*Art Gallery on the Southside. H*Art Gallery offers a space for homeless, disabled and other non-traditional artists to make and sell their artwork. She’s also been teaching art to public school students through an Arts Build grant-funded Artist-in-Residency Program since 2017.
Carrie was the selected poster design artist for Chattanooga’s nationally-recognized ‘4 Bridges Arts Festival’ in both 2016 & 2017, in addition to winning a Juror’s prize in 2017, which was her first year as an exhibitor. She continues to create and show her work in local and regional shows and galleries.
Title and Description of Egg:
Egg #1- Ghosties (overlapping black line drawings of ghost-like characters
Egg #2- Kusama Envy (multi-colors and dots in organic shapes)
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