Born and raised on Washington’s tiny Bainbridge Island, Carrie Goller is attracted to the simple yet sensuous organic forms, colors and textures found in, and inspired by nature. She works in a wide range of genres and media, such as oil, egg tempera, mixed media and encaustic, which is an ancient medium using molten, pigmented beeswax. Goller easily transitions from rich still life oils, tender paintings of birds, impressionistic slices of daily life to sea and landscapes. Goller’s work tends to be classical, with leanings towards the experimental.
Goller has been featured on King 5 television and in the national magazine American Art Collector. Her works are shown in several galleries, including her own Carrie Goller Gallery in Poulsbo, Washington as well as Bainbridge Island Museum of Art gallery store. She has been interviewed for and featured in the 2013 book Encaustic Art by Jennifer Margell and is one of 500 worldwide signature members juried into Artists for Conservation.
Goller instructs private groups and arts organizations, is a guest lecturer as Northwest College of Art and Design and has an instructional DVD demonstrating her encaustic painting methods.
Art has become a necessity for me. It is both work and play – exhilarating yet restorative. It’s where I find balance. - Carrie Goller.
As a colorist, I truly appreciate Carrie Goller’s work. She has a wonderful talent for creative combinations that really do engage the eye. - Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.
- 2015 - Guest Lecturer, Northwest College of Art & Design, Poulsbo, Washington
Invited to teach and demonstrate oil glazing methods.
- 2015 - Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Invited to demonstrate the first known form of painting, encaustic and present a solo exhibit/trunk show of encaustic work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
- 2014 - Collective Visions Gallery Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition
Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA, Storm Looming invited to The 2014 Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition (2/14)
- 2013 - Collective Visions Gallery Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition
Hood Canal, 48x48 encaustic/mixed media invited to the Collective Visions Gallery Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition 2013.
Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, Wa, PopTart and Finch invited to The 2011 Annual Juried Washington State Exhibition (2/11) http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oaSJORk_vCkJ:www.collectivevisions.com/cvg_show/schedule.php+%22collective+visions%22+%2B%22carrie+goller%22&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com
Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend, WA, The Shape of Water juried exhibition (4/10 - 6/30), see video: http://porttownsendvirtualartmuseum.org/ShapeOfWater/ShapeOfWaterVisual.html
Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA, Strait Art 2010 invitational/juried exhibition (3/4 - 5//10)
Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA, Strait Art 2010 invitational/juried exhibition (3/4 - 5//10)
International Color Marketing Group, one of 10 artists selected to exhibit at semi-annual conference (4/19/09)
Healthy Living Expo, invited by Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce to promote art in healing, sponsored by Harrison Medical Centers, encaustic demonstration (1/28/09)
Peninsula Art League, Kimball Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA, hired to Judge 250 member exhibit
National PTSA Reflections Program, judged K-5th grade student entries for state competition
Jeanne F. Roberts Consutling (private Art Broker), Almost Famous private exhibit, Bellevue, WA, one of 20 artists selected (November 14, 15, 16), selected for last three years
Picture Source, Seattle, one of 16 artists represented; one of two artists chosen for limited editions on national print market
Indianola Garden Tour sponsor, The Trillium School, chose “Pucci” for 2007 poster art / publicity campaign
Bainbridge in Bloom (garden tour), two works chosen as runners up for 2007 poster; two works featured on 2007 boxed set of cards
Bainbridge in Bloom (Patron Dinner Auction), selected as commissioned artist 2006
Madoka Restaurant, Bainbridge Island, chosen as house artist
Silverdale Art Walk, 2006 Honorable Mention Award; art featured on cover of Sound Publishing group’s What's Up
Selected as Artist in Action for Bremerton and Silverdale Art Walks (2004, 2005)
Keynote Speaker / Portrait Presentation, Susan G. Komen Rally for a Cure, Wing Point Golf & Country Club, Bainbridge Island (2004)
Goller has work in many important U.S. and international collections, such as that of private homes of Microsoft and Starbucks executives and other American corporate leaders, as well as art in public spaces.
- Encaustic Art (2013)
More about Encaustic Art
One of ten artists interviewed/featured in hard-bound book - Encaustic painting is one of the world’s most venerable art forms, having been practiced consistently around the world since the ancient Egyptians first used it to decorate sarcophagi, and enjoying continuing popularity in the modern era with artists such as Paul Klee and Diego Rivera. In this new text, Jennifer Margell offers readers a comprehensive introduction to the medium, featuring instructive how-tos for encaustic art beginners, revealing interviews with some of the most celebrated practitioners of the medium, and a gallery featuring one of the largest published collections of encaustic art.
Author: Jennifer Margell
Published by: Encaustic Art (Art of Century)
- KING 5 10pm news, July 20, 2011, interviewed by Jean Enersen for Health Link http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/3-D-Mammography-comes-to-Puget-Sound-125781073.html
BKAT (Bremerton Kitsap Access Television), interview by MegaMouthNetworks.com for I Heart Kitsap video: http://vimeo.com/20860954
American Art Collector magazine, Finding Balance, full page 234 Artist Focus article, page 32 (October 2010 issue)
Poulsbo Herald, What's Up feature article, Carrie Goller is Recapturing her Childhood on Canvas, http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/entertainment/104161729.html
Kitsap Sun, front page article Going from Poulsbo Abode to Art Studio (4/11/10), http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/apr/11/poulsbo-home-goes-from-abode-to-art-studio
Taking Encaustic to the Next Level, by Jennifer Margell, one of 8 artists interviewed and included in upcoming workbook/audio CD (4/10)
Poulsbo Herald, What's Up feature article, Rockwater Art Center: A love story (3/4/10), http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/nkh/entertainment/86368727.html
Kathleen Ney, Signet Studio, blog interview: http://www.kathleenney.com/blog/archives/1379 (2/2010 online)
Bainbridge Review, Arts & Leisure feature article: It's a brand new show, by Goller!, Island native mounts fresh work at Victor Alexander (5/1/09); online http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/kitsap/bir/entertainment/44169382.html
The Port Townsend Leader (Port Townsend, WA), Art Mine (2/09)
The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), Wham Bam Art Sampler, Waiting (Raven encaustic) (12/4/08), www.thenewstribune.com/ae/artmuseums/story/540102.html
Rio Nuevo Publishers, book cover and inside art for The Raven, Soaring through History, Legend and Lore, by Lynn Hassler (10/07 release)
Tacoma Weekly, Artist Explores Ancient PaintingTechnique (6/29/07)
Seattle P.I., Madoka restaurant review art photo (6/14/07)
Central Kitsap Reporter, An Artistic Side to Advanced Medical Imaging (3/10/07)
ArtsNews, Winslow Contemporary Arts Introduces New Artists, page 8 (Spring 2007)
Peninsula Lifestyle Magazine, Art Showcase, Missoni, full page 17 feature (July/August 2006)
American Artist Magazine, Portrait of The Director, page 4 (10/06 and online)
American Artist Magazine, Portrait of Gloria, page 4 (9/06 and online)
Bainbridge Review, Arts & Lesiure full page feature: Art is a Fruitful Pursuit for Goller (2/1/06); A Smorgasbord of Talent at the Art Buffet: Women Artists Find a New Roundtable for Artistic Inspiration, Social Interaction, page A3 (3/15/06); Scene & Heard, page A5 (7/17/04)
Central Kitsap Reporter, An “Art Buffet” of Miniature Paintings, Plein Air Oils... (3/17/06)
Bainbridge Island Arts News, 4 Pears, page 8 (Spring 2006)
Kitsap Arts & Entertainment, Hummingbird III, Pear Harvest: 1 Artist, 2 Shows, page 11 (5/26/06); Cherry
Blossoms II, page 10 (4/21/06); Sad Woman, page 10 (9/9/05); Pears III(a), page 11 (10/28/05)
The Bainbridge Islander, Idyllic 9, entire front page (8/2/08); Throne of Thorns, page 10 (1/14-20/06)
Art Access (www.artaccess.com), Bainbridge Island Studio Tour (page 3), The Sky's the Limit (page 19), Rainier Tower (page 34), (7/08-8/08), Anjou, page 15 (12/05 - 1/06)
Bremerton Arts News, What’s Up, Cover: Sad Woman, page 6, (9/7 - 9/13/05)
International Encaustic Artists
Santa Fe Art World
Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities, Washington
Cultural Arts Foundation NW, Washington
Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
Puget Sound / Bainbridge Island Portrait Guild, Washington