Carol Shelkin is a visual artist and art instructor who creates contemporary fine-art mosaics. Her original work with hand-cut stained glass is intricate, revealing an attention to detail that distinguishes her among other artists.
From the moment she could hold a crayon, Carol was an artist. She attended Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia at age seven and continued to pursue her passion throughout her young life, studying painting at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and mosaics in Ravenna, Italy with master craftsmen. Her eclectic approach to surface design—placing glass where a painter would naturally place paint—is the perfect marriage of these two loves.
As a full-time artist, Carol creates one-of-a-kind pieces that make their home in galleries, community centers, libraries, and commercial and residential settings. She has received several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Upper Darby Arts, and she was awarded the prestigious Robin Brett Mosaic Scholarship from the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA). She is a founding member and past president of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia; the founder of Mosaic Art Worldwide Workshops and Tours, Juried PGC Master Artisan, of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, and an active member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists.
For those who want to learn the art of mosaic making, Carol, teaches weekend and weeklong workshops all over the world since 2008, helping students turn their creative visions into original works of art. Click here for a list of upcoming workshops.
Email me to purchase a mosaic, host a workshop or chat about a commission.
All artwork is Copyright©Carol Shelkin.
Do not duplicate without my permission.
Flavor of the Month
18" x 24"
Gratz College Gallery
Melrose Park, PA
June - August 2016
Media Arts Council
Mosaic Art International
Painted Bride, Philadelphia
Philadelphia's City Hall
Fragments, Shards & Pieces
Philadelphia's City Hall
15 Artists Making Their Mark in Mosaic
Clauiano Art Exhibition Gallery
Mosaics at the Mill - a Show of Mosaic Art
Solo Exhibition Oakland, CA
Institute of Mosaic Art
Main Line Art Center
Mosaic Arts International 2011
Mexican and AMerican Cultural Center Austin, Texas
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, ConnMystic Arts Center
Wallingford Community Art Center
"Beautiful Day" - Mixed Media
Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens / Isaiah Zagar
Mosaic Arts International 2009
Smith Museum of Stained Glass at Chicago's Navy Pier
Wayne Art Center - Smith Gallery
Invited Guest Artist
Creemore, Ontario Canada
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
12" x 12"
Beautiful Day sold
24" x 30"
Visual Artist | Mosaicist | Educator| Founder: Worldwide Mosaic Art Workshops and Tours
Happy Girl sold
20" x 28"
Classes, Workshops, Worldwide Mosaic Art Tours & Retreats:HERE