Visual Artist 

Biography / Exhibitions  (Installations / Awards / Blogs / Publications)

Carol Shelkin,  a visual artist is creating
 contemporary, fine art, original and intricate mosaic designs that eminent care and attention to detail with hand cut, high quality stained glass and other glass materials.

Taking to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon, she started attending Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia at seven years old.  It was made clear at a young age that her life would be centered  on her passion for art. 

She continued her artistic direction with studies at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied under mosaic masters in Ravenna, Italy.   Before becoming a full time artist and instructor, she owned a successful arts nursery school/child care program.

Carol accepts weeklong and weekend workshops, commissions and creates one-of-a-kind works of art that are displayed in galleries, community centers, libraries, commercial and residential settings. She works with you, her clients to form a partnership to help make your visions into a work of art.

Carol received several grants from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Upper Darby Arts and chosen to receive the prestigious Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship for continued education from The Society of American Mosaic Artists.  She is a Founding Member and current President of The Mosaic Society of Philadelphia.

Carol finds a very eclectic approach to surface design, placing glass where she, as a painter naturally places paint.

Photo Credit: Leslie F. Miller

Exhibitions (selected) 

Gratz College
Melrose Park, PA
June - August 2016

Media Arts Council
Media, PA
February, 2016

Mosaic Art International
Painted Bride, Philadelphia
April 2015

Mosaic Muse
Philadelphia's City Hall
March 2015

Fragments, Shards & Pieces
Philadelphia's City Hall
March 2015

15 Artists Making Their Mark in Mosaic
Falmouth, Mass

Clauiano Art Exhibition Gallery 
Udine, Italy

Mosaics at the Mill - a Show of Mosaic Art
Arlington, Mass

Tyme Gallery 
Havertown, PA

Solo Exhibition   Oakland, CA
Institute of Mosaic Art 

Main Line Art Center
Haverford, PA

Mosaic Arts International 2011 
"Beautiful Day" 
Mexican and AMerican Cultural Center Austin, Texas

In Person
Community Art Center Wallingford, PA

There's Always Room for Dessert 
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Tesserae: The Art of Mosaics 2010  Long Beach, California 
2nd City Council Art Gallery

Art in Pieces  Mystic, Conn

Mystic Arts Center 

Selection Committee


Wallingford Community  Art Center    
Wallingford, PA
Members' Exhibit
"Beautiful Day" - Mixed Media    Second Prize 

Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies 
Philadelphia, PA 
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens / Isaiah Zagar 

Mosaic Arts International 2009   
Chicago, Ill 
Smith Museum of Stained Glass at Chicago's  Navy Pier  

Wayne Art Center - Smith Gallery 
Wayne, PA  
Invited Guest Artist

Maplestone Gallery Creemore, Ontario  Canada 
Suzanne Steeves 

Contemporary Mosaic Art 2009 Ciel Gallery,  North Carolina 
Signaled Work Honored - Wishes 
Maestro Giulio Menossi, Italy, Juror

Uncorked: The Bottled Up Emotions of Women Released through Mosaic 
Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center 
Dawnmarie Zimmerman Johnstown, PA    

Large Scale Community Installations (selected)  

Ciel Gallery

Charlotte, NC

Aronimink Elementry School
Drexel Hill, PA

The Kindergarten Center
Drexel Hill, PA

Australia Zoo 
Steve Irwin Mosaic Project
Brisbane, Australia 

"Branching Out" 
Schoolhouse Senior Center
Folsom, PA
Australia Zoo Photo Credit: Unknown
"River"   "Sunrise" 
Lambertville Public Library Lambertville, NJ  

Charlotte, NC Pam Goode   Photo Credit: Ashley Hayward


Drexel Hill, PA Photo Credit: JP Shelkin

Awards, Blogs and Publications (Selected)  

Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship - The Society of American Mosaic Artists
Second Place - Members Show - Community Art Center - Wallingford, PA 2010
Featured Artist ~ Contemporary Mosaic Art , Irit Levy & Pam Givens  2011
Breakout! Your Pathway to Success  Brit Hammer 2010
Signaled Work: Wishes, Contemporary Mosaic Art 2009  
Ciel Gallery, NC 1st Place, Faces, Fabulous Hair  Ciel Gallery 2009 
Mosaic Publications Craft Magazine,  December 2008,  My Kind of Glass Slippers  Pg. 89 
Mosaic  Art 1 - 5 ~ This is an international portfolio of Contemporary Mosaic Art

Virginia Gardner, drifting into focus
Nancie Mills Pipgras, Mosaic Art Now 
Stacy Alexander, Listen to my Artbeat 
Lynne Mosiman,  Mosaic Challenge 
Rebecca, Mosaic Monday  

Call or email me to purchase a mosaic, offer a workshop or chat about a commission.

Carol Soritz-Shelkin

All artwork is Copyright © 
by Carol Shelkin. 
Do not duplicate without my permission.
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