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Carol Thompson Owen Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Owen has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the arts and the education industry

For 50 years, Ms. Owen has devoted herself to art education, along with being an accomplished artists in the fields of ceramics, ceramic sculpture and printmaking.

    COVINA, CA, July 27, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Carol Thompson Owen a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Owen celebrates many years of experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For 50 years, Ms. Owen has devoted herself to art education, along with being an accomplished artists in the fields of ceramics, ceramic sculpture and printmaking. She has been featured in galleries, magazines, art books and shows. Notably, her art part of an international exhibition at the Galerie Handwerk in Germany. She has created large ceramic murals, one commissioned by her alma mater, the University of Redlands. For all of her professional career, she taught as a professor of art at Mt. San Antonio College, and currently holds the distinguished title of professor emeritus at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California.

Ms. Owen began her art career as a student at the University of Redlands. She would participate in group shows at the university while earning a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1966. In 1967, she earned a Master of Arts at California State University, and in 1969, she earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Claremont Graduate School. She was the head resident at Pitzer College from 1967 to 1970, and during this period Ms. Owen produced a large amount of art, with shows at the American Ceramic Society and the University of Redlands. She became an instructor at Mount San Antonio in 1968, and was director of the college art gallery from 1972 to 1973. In 1973, Ms. Owen was married, and she continued to teach art history, ceramics, and was in numerous shows even as she raised two children.

In 2007, a piece of ceramics was permanently accepted in the Technical Collection of the American Museum of Ceramic Art, in Pomona, CA. One of her teapots is represented in the book, "Collectible Teapots," from 2000, and was awarded a Honorarium For Teapots at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An example of Ms. Owen's work can be viewed in the flickriver collection "cuptheintimateobjecti," entitled "Serpent in the Garden of Eden."

Some of the notable locations that have chosen Ms. Owen in group shows are the San Bernardino County Museum, the Riverside Art Museum in 1998, 1999 and 2000, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Missouri State University, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the Esmay Fine Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, the Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, and, on multiple occasions, the city of Brea Gallery.

Other group shows include Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, McPherson, KS (1998, 2000), Earthen Art Works Gallery, LA (1999), Missouri State University, Warrensburg (1999), All Media Exhibit, Chico, CA (1999), Period Gallery, Omaha (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003), Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC (1999/2000), Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, MI (2000), Artists Unlimited Inc. Tampa, FL (2000), Tri-Lakes Center For The Arts, Palmer Lake, CO (2000), Santa Cruz Art League, CA (2000), Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro (2000), USA Craft '99, New Caanan, CT (1999), Keith Gallery, Dexter, MI (1999), Claremont Forum Gallery (1999), Chiarosouro Galleries, Chicago, IL (2000), TLD Design Center and Gallery, Westmont, IL (2000, 2001), North Tahoe Art Center, CA (2000), Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (2000), Peck Gallery, Providence (2000), Alder Gallery, Oregon (2001), Rocky Mountain Arts Center, NC (2001), Hillcrest Festival (2001), Dysfunctional Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO (2001), Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ (2002), Gallery Mia Tyson, Wilmington, NC (2002), Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, CA (2002); Honorable Mention, "Cup, The Intimate Object," Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC (2003), Feats of Clay XVI Lincoln (Calif) Arts (2003), Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA (2003), "Containment," SKH, Great Barrington, MA (2003), Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Ft. Wayne, IN (2002), numerous others.

Ms Ownens' awards include: 3rd Place Monetary Award, City of Brea Galleries (2000), Grand Prize, Parham Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (1999). In 1998, she received the Jack L. Conte Design Consultant Purchase Award from Westmoreland Art National. She received honorable mentions from the San Bernardino County Museum in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

Ms. Owen is a member of the American Ceramic Society's design division, and received a monetary award from them in 1999. Additionally, she is affiliated with the Art Association of America, Friends of Huntington Library, the Redlands Art Association, Reverside Art Museum, and Sigma Tau Delta.

For her services to the arts, Ms. Owen was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Women, and the 2004 to 2005 volume of Who's Who in American Education.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Owen has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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