Wharton, PSA, CM is well known for her portraits, floralscapes, and
landscapes. Charlotte has participated in juried exhibits in Italy, France, and
Russia as well as throughout the United States. In 1996 Charlotte was awarded a
summers study in France. Her portraits and landscapes are represented in many
American and European private and corporate collections including Yale University,
Worcester Mechanics Hall, and the Brittany, France museum, Maison de la Grande Vigne. Her
oils and pastels have garnered more than four dozen major awards including the Copley
Societys Margaret Fitzhugh Brown Memorial Award for Excellence in Portraiture and
the Grumbacher Gold Medal.
Selected works have been reproduced
in three art books: Portrait Inspirations, Best of Oils, and Best of
Pastels, Rockport Press. Charlotte has been featured on WGMC TV3 several times and in
the North Light Art Book Club Magazine.
Ms. Wharton is a Copley Master and
holds professional memberships in a dozen juried national art organizations including the
Pastel Society of America in New York. She teaches workshops throughout New England and
the British West Indies. She is also on the faculty of the Worcester Art Museum where she
teaches master classes. Ms. Wharton has been instrumental in the development of her
students careers. In 2000, her former students formed the "New Worcester Art
Museum Group" in her honor. Charlotte sat on the Cultural Advisory Board of the
Worcester Bancroft School and has served as Chair of the Membership Committee of the
Copley Society of Boston.
Charlotte graduated with an
Associates Degree from Independence Community College in 1964 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree from Clark University in 1980, summa cum laude. After graduating from Clark
University, Charlotte worked as the Assistant Art Director for Worcester Polytechnic
Institute. During her three and one-half year tenure she garnered nine national awards for
Charter Member, New England Plein
Air Painters, 2005-2007
Received 2001 Outstanding Alumni of
the Year Award from alma mater, Independence Community College, Kansas, and gave the
Selected for a month's residency on
The International School of Art, Umbria, Italy, May 2000
Selected to render 19th Century
portrait of Abigal Kelley Foster for Worcester Mechanics Hall, 1998
Work selected for Decorator's Show
House of the Junior League of Boston, 1998
Work selected from a national
competition and reproduced in Portrait Inspirations, 1997, Best of Pastel
and Best of Oil Painting. All books published by Rockport Publishers,
Awarded summer painting in Dinan,
Brittany, France via portfolio by the art organization, Les Amis de Grande Vigne, 1996.
Featured on News on WGMC TV 3,
Portrait featured in North
Light Art Book Club Magazine, March 1995.
Portrait Exhibit in Pushkin,
Honors finalist for portraiture in Artist's
Magazine's 10th International juried art competition, 1993.
PSA, Pastel Society of America
juried title, 1993.
CM, Copley Master of the Copley
Society of Boston, 1992.
Chair of Membership Committee,
Copley Society of Boston, 1998-2002
Fresh Paint Auction, Invitational,
Copley Society of Boston., 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
A Few Significant Portraits
|Dr. John Strauss,
ex-President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2002
|Richard P. Traina,
ex-President, Clark University, 2002
"Polly" Traina, Clark University, 2002
|Dean Arnstein, Yale
ex-Mayor, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002
|Abby Kelley Foster,
Worcester Mechanics Hall, 1999
|Dean Krauss, Yale
|Ms. M. Morgan,
Worcester, Ma, 1998
former City Manager, Worcester City Hall, 1995
|Francis L. Hiatt,
benefactor, Clark University, 1992
|Bartow Kelly, former
bank president, WCIS, 1992
Librarian, Clark University, 1987
|George Chabot, owner,
Chabot Motors, 1993
president, O'Coin's, 1990
"Souls on Canvas", by
Taryn Plumb, Worcester Quarterly, Fall 2006
"A New Home for the
Arts", Clark News, Winter 2003
"One on One, Charlotte
Wharton", by Allen Fletcher, Worcester Magazine, January 23 - 29, 2003
"Anguilla Arts Festival
Sponsors Wharton Art Course", The Daily Herald, January 20, 2001
"Artist Charlotte Wharton
Honored Grad, Featured Speaker", The Buccaneer, Independence, Kansas, May 1,
"Women on the Wall", by
Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 16, 1999
"Portrait of the Artist",
Clark News, Spring 1998
"Four Artists Hired To Do
Portraits", Worcester Telegram and Gazette, March 10, 1998
"Artist Seeks Her Subject in
the Past", by Claire Karis, Worcester Magazine, July 22, 1998
"Joie de Vivre", Du
Cote de La Grande Vigne, January 1997
"Wharton Paintings Are
Focus", Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, March 1997
"Runners Up Cover
Contest", Northlight Magazine, March 1995
Portrait of Mulford Is Well
Received", Worcester Telegram and Gazette, January 1995
Unveiled", Worcester Telegram and Gazette, January 1995
"Charlotte Wharton Brings Life
of Art To Leominster", Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, April 21, 1994.
"Area Artist's Work Displayed
In Boston", by Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, April 1, 1994.
"Charlotte Wharton Has No Time
For Sargent", by Frank Magiera, Worcester Telegram and Gazette, October 28,
Barron", Clarkeology, Clark University, October 1987.
"Mrs. Wharton's Art Getting
Recognition", Independence Reporter, Independence, Kansas, November 2, 1984.
"Charlotte Wharton", by
H.J.L., Who's Who, Worcester Magazine, November 1984.
The Fineline Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL. 2004.
Community College, Independence, KS. 2001.
Fine Art Gallery, Richmond, VA. 1997, 1999.
Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA. 1997.
home, Clark University, Worcester, MA. 1993.
Equipment Corporation, Marlboro, MA. 1991, 1992.
Microelectronics Center, Westborough, MA. 1990.
Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. 1984.
Group Shows and Awards
of the World Exhibit, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA. 2005
England Plein Air Painters Exhibits and Paint Outs:
Kensington-Stobart Gallery, Salem, MA, July/August, 2007.
Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT, September/October 2006.
Gallery, Marblehead, MA, May 2006.
BeBois Gallery, Newport, RI, 2005.
Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT, 2005.
Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI, 2005.
Raymond Kinstler and Friends Exhibit, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, Tennessee. 2005
Undraped Figure Exhibit, Crane Collection Gallery at St. Botolph Club. 2003
Painting Women, Portraits North, Lexington, MA. Best in Painterly Realism Award. 2003.
Choice Exhibit, Copley Society of Boston, MA. 2001 - 2003.
England Painters of Today", Harvard Club, Boston, MA. 1999, 2001.
Botolph Club, Boston, MA, 2007.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA. 1994.
Harvard Club, Boston, MA. 1999 - 2003.
of New England", Attleboro Museum, MA. 1998.
North Exhibit, Francesca Anderson Fine Arts Gallery, Lexington MA,
Impressions of France", Brazier Fine Art, Richmond, VA. 1996.
Thirteen" Special Exhibit, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA. 1994.
Exhibit, Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA. 1994.
Exhibit, University of Massachusetts Medical Gallery, Worcester, MA.
Paint Auction, Copley Society of Boston, Boston, MA. 1992 2007. Painting, "
Bird Boy", sold for $3,100, tying the highest price for a painting in the auction,
1997. "On the Charles took highest bid for $3,200, 1998.
Mayor's Office of Business and Cultural Development Exhibit of noted artists
the Copley Society of Boston at The Parkman House, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts.
Copley Society Award Winners Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991, 1992.
Worcester's Summer Exhibit featuring 15 of areas best artists, Worcester, MA 1990.
Winners Group Exhibit sponsored by the Southborough Cultural Arts
Southborough, MA. 1989, 1991.
Group Shows and Awards
Art Association, Lyme, CT, Spring Floral Show, 2007
Art Association, Lyme, CT, NE Landscape Show, September 2007
Painters of America, East/Southeast Region, Award
of Excellence. 2002.
For AIDS Worcester Exhibit. Worcester, MA. 1995.
Exhibit Auction. NYC. 1992, 1993, 1994.
15th Annual Art Exhibit. NYC. 1992, 1993.
Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 95th Annual Exhibit, NYC. 1991 94.
Society of America Annual Exhibit. NYC, 1991 - 94, The
Edith Baron Purchase
Award. 1993, 1994.
Academic Artists Association Annual Exhibit, Springfield, MA. 1993 - 96, The Academic
Artists Association Award.
1994, 1995, 1996.
Connecticut Pastel Society, Wallingford, CT. 1993 - 94, The Watson Guptill Award.
Copley Society of Boston Spring/Summer Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991 - 94, received
distinction of CA (COPLEY ARTIST) and the Second Place Award 1992,
The Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Award For Excellence
In Portraiture. 1993,
Copley Society Figure as a Portrait Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991.
Copley Society of Boston New Member Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1991.
Copley Society of Boston Winter Exhibit. Boston,
MA. 1991-92. Maria Maravigna Award, 1991.
Copley Society of Boston Fall Exhibit, Boston, MA. 1990, 1991, The Grumbacher
Gold Medal Award.
Art Association Winter Exhibit, Rockport, MA. 1993, 1994, 1996, The
Art Association Award. 1996.
Art Association Summer Exhibit, Rockport, MA. 1993 - 2007, Eleanor Wachtel
Memorial Award for Excellence. 2007, William
Mariboe Memorial Award.
1994, Maurice E. Goldberg Memorial Award. 1995, John Manship Memorial Award. 2001, John & Margaret Loughlin Memorial Award. 2001.
Shore Arts Association Regional Exhibit, Gloucester, MA. 1990 -2007, Fredrick
Mulhaupt Memorial Award. 2004,
Isabelle M. Robinson Memorial Award.
North Shore Arts Award. 1990, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne Award. 1994, Charlotte and Albert Movali Memorial Award. 1995, The Boston Guild Award. 1996.
Marlboro Annual Regional Exhibit, Sponsored by
The Friends of the Marlboro Public Library, Marlboro, MA. 1989 - 91, Honorable Mention. 1989, Third Place Award.
Art Museum Regional Exhibit, Fitchburg, MA. 1985, 1990, 1991, Honorable Mention. 1991.
Arts Worcester Members Exhibit. Worcester,
Worcester Portrait Exhibit. Worcester, MA.
Worcester Exhibit. Worcester, MA. 1989, 1993, 1995,
Commerce Bank Corporate
Arts Center Annual Regional Exhibit, Southborough, MA. 1988 - 90, Honorable Mention. 1989, 1990.
more than five dozen top awards in non-juried exhibits throughout New
England including ten Best of Show
Art Association Memberships
|Salmagundi Club*, New
York, New York
|Pastel Society of
America*, New York, New York
Wolfe Art Club*, New York, New York
Society*, Wallingford, Connecticut
|Oil Painters of
|Copley Society of
Boston*, Boston, Massachusetts
Association*, Springfield, Massachusetts
Association*, Rockport, Massachusetts
|North Shore Art
Association*, Gloucester, Massachusetts
|Portrait Society of America,
|American Society of Portrait
Artists, Montgomery, Alabama
|Leominster Art Association,
|Independence Arts Council,
* Juried Art Associations