Paula in Studio Head Shot

 

American, b. 1956

The Cheryl Newby Gallery is pleased to represent North Carolina artist Paula B. Holtzclaw. Working in oils, Holtzclaw has become known for her exquisite landscapes which are executed in a classical realist manner. Her exceptional command of space and light seem to be an innate gift. Places unspoiled and undeveloped by man have become her favorite landscape subjects whether in the Carolina lowcountry, the mountains of North Carolina, the Colorado Rockies, or the New England sea shore. In addition to her landscape paintings Holtzclaw also enjoys painting floral still-life works. Holtzclaw’s artistic path was influenced at an early age by her two Grandmothers, both of whom were artists. After raising her twin sons, Paula returned to her original passion for painting and in 2002, left her 20 year medical career to paint fulltime. Collected throughout the nation, Paula’s paintings have been included in many National and International juried exhibitions. Museum venues include the Gilcrease Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Muscarelle Museum of Art and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. She has been the recipient of notable awards including Best Landscape, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society 2016, Best in Show, Women Painters of the Southeast Exhibition 2015, Gold Medal Award from The American Women Artists 2013, American Art Collector’s Award of Excellence WAOW 2012 and WPSE 2012. Paula is a member by invitation of PAP-SE (Plein Air Painters of the Southeast) and has been awarded Master Member of American Women Artists and Women Artists of the West. She is a Signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and American Impressionist Society. Paula has served on the Executive Board of American Women Artists since 2012, a 501(c) (3) educational nonprofit organization, dedicated to advancement of women through the arts.

Selected Exhibitions and Awards

  • The Bennington Collective, The Members Show, 2017
  • First Place, Salmagundi Club Nautical Exhibition
  • Awarded Signature status in WPSE, Women Painters of the Southeast, 2014
  • Fredericksburg, TX Nov. 2013
  • Gold Medal Award, Signature Member, American Women Artists National Exhibition
  • Awarded Signature Status with the Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC)
  • Featured in ART OF THE WEST Magazine, “Let there be Light”, March 2013
  • Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Show, Annapolis Md
  • Oil Painters of America, Juried Salon Show, Petosky, MI
  • American Impressionist Society’s 14th Annual National Exhibition, Charleston, SC
  • Finalist in ARTISTS MAGAZINE’S 29th Annual Competition 2012, featured in ARTISTS MAGAZINE, December 2012
  • Finalist in SWArt’s Artistic Excellence Competition, SWArt Magazine, December 2012
  • Invited into membership: PAP-SE, Plein-Air Painters of the SouthEast (www.pap-se.com) 2012
  • American Women Artists Master and Signature Member Show, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tuscon, Az. 2012
  • 33rd Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Maritime Gallery at Mystic seaport, CT. 2012
  • American Art Collector "Award of Excellence", Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Juried Exhibition 2012
  • Oil Painters of America 21st Annual National Exhibition, Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO. 2012
  • Paint North Carolina! Gallery Award - Plein Air Painting Invitational, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC 2012
  • Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 2012
  • Awarded Signature status with American Women Artists (AWA) 2011
  • 26th Annual Bosque Art Classic, Bosque Arts Center, Clifton, Texas 2011
  • American Women Artists, 2011 Juried Competition and Member Show, Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia 2011
  • American Impressionist Society 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA. 2011
  • Collectors Reserve Invitational, Gilcrease Museum,Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011
  • Carolina Landscapes by Paula B Holtzclaw, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC, September 2011
  • Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2011
  • Painting North Carolina, Plein Air Painting Invitational, Germanton Gallery, Germanton, NC, April 2011
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX., 2008-2011; "Juror's Top 50" Award, 2011
  • Southwest Art Magazine, "21 Over 31" Award of Recognition, Artists to Know Issue - November 2010
  • American Women Artists Master Signature, Signature and Juried Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2010
  • Myrtle Monteverde Memorial Award - "Best Impressionistic Painting", the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society "Best of America" National Juried Exhibition
  • "Expressions of New England" Juried Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, 2010
  • "Small Works Show" Juried Exhibition of small works, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, 2010
  • "Finalist", American Artists Cover Competition 2010, Acrylic Division, Feature article American Artists Watercolor Magazine Summer Issue 2010
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Signature Artist Invitational, CAC Fine Art, Estes Park, CO, 2010
  • Small Treasures Show, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC, 2009
  • Summer Show of Works by dePoo & Holtzclaw, Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC, 2009
  • American Women Artists National Juried Exhibition, Easton, MD, 2009
  • 30th International Marine Art Exhibition, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, 2009
  • Women Artists of the West, El Cajon, Calif. 2010, AWA "Graphic Design Award", Denver, CO, 2009
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society (NOAPS) "Best of America" 18th Annual Exhibit 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Ella Carouthers Dunnegan Gallery of Art. Bolivar, Missouri
  • American Society of Marine Artists, 2008 New England Exhibition, Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Maine Maritime Museum
  • American Artist Watercolor Magazine, finalist Cover Competition 2008, 2009