Carol Koebbeman is a Victoria artist best known for her contemporary portrait and figurative oil paintings but she also has an extensive background in fiber arts and in woodworking.

In the late 1980s, Carol started and ran her own business providing custom dyed silk cord for sale to discerning jewellers.  She also created sculptural wall pieces using hand dyed silk cord to form curtains of colour.  She was known for her intricate fabrics using the difficult technique of ikat, a method of dying patterns in fabric before it’s woven.   In the early 2000s she turned to woodworking, creating studio furniture focused on contemporary design with traditional joinery techniques. In 2015 she was published in Fine Woodworking Magazine describing her method of cutting matching curves.

Today, Carol is exclusively a painter, primarily portraits.  She has a great love for teaching and teaches both workshops and privately.  She has exhibited her work in Canada and the US.

Carol has a BFA in Fibre Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute and is the current president of the Victoria Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists. 

“I’m drawn to images of quiet moments of individuals lost in their own thought.  I want to capture the emotions of people when they’re in their own environment and feeling safe.  Most of us want to appear confident and brave as we march through life; I want to capture the times when we’re feeling confused or doubtful.  I want to peel back the curtain and see something real.” -Carol Koebbeman

 

Associations, Exhibitions, Residencies and Awards

Associations:

Current President, Federation of Canadian Artists, Victoria Chapter

Federation of Canadian Artists, Signature Member (AFCA)

Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria, Active Member

 

Juried exhibitions:

2017 Sidney Fine Arts Show, Sidney, BC, October 2017; won Juror's Choice 

Federation of Canadian Artists Fall Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, Victoria, BC, October 2017; won Honourable Mention

Federation of Canadian Artists Spring Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, Victoria, BC, May 2017; won 1st prize and Honourable Mention

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC "Artist's Choice" Show, January 2017

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC "Works on Paper" Show, January 2017

Federation of Canadian Artists Fall Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, Victoria, BC, November 2016; won 2nd and 3rd prizes

2016 Sidney Fine Arts Show, Sidney, BC, October 2016; won Juror's Choice and Honourable Mention

Sooke Fine Arts Show 2015, Sooke, BC, July 2016

Federation of Canadian Artists 75th Anniversary Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, BC, June 2016; won Second Place

Federation of Canadian Artists Spring Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, BC, April 2016; won Honorable Mention

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC "Artist's Choice" Show, January 2016; won Third Place

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC "Works on Paper" Show, January 2016

Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC "Muse" Show, November 2015

Federation of Canadian Artists Fall Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, Victoria, BC, November 2015

Sooke Fine Arts Show 2015, Sooke, BC, July 2015

Federation of Canadian Artists Spring Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, BC, April 2015; won Honorable Mention.

Federation of Canadian Artists Fall Exhibition/Victoria Chapter, BC, November 2014

2014 Sidney Fine Arts Show, Sidney, BC, October 2014

Bloom V, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, July 2014

2014 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Sooke, BC, July 2014

Appetite for Art, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, June 2014

The RED Show, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, January 2014

The Small Show, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, July 2013

Portals, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, March 2013

Beginnings, Coast Collective, Victoria, BC, January 2013; won Juror's Choice.

 

Residencies:

Inn at Laurel Point, Victoria, BC Canada: June 2018, August 2017, August 2016, June 2016, May 2015

Delta Victoria Ocean Point Hotel and Spa, Victoria, BC:  July 2014

Coast Harbourside Hotel and Marina, Victoria, BC:  May 2014

Coast Harbourside Hotel and Marina, Victoria, BC:  May 2013

 

Other Achievements

Served as an adjudicator for the following:

Coast Collective Art Centre, ongoing; Sooke Fine Arts Show, 2017; Victoria Disability & Resource Center, 2017

Publications: Fine Woodworking Magazine, Sept/Oct 2005: A Jig to Cut Matching Curves

Commissioned Bell Stand for the California Firefighters Memorial, Sacramento, CA, 2009