About

Carol Loethen

Owner/Loethen Design

1100 Fort Pickens Road C16

Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561

850-450-1551

LoethenDesign.com

LoethenDesign@gmail.com

 

BIO:

 

Coming from a small town, Bunkie, Louisiana where as a child every day after school she would have fun making ceramics. Over her elementary school years she achieved many awards for her ceramic designs. Carol was always told in school how good her art was but felt it should be a hobby and not a career. Therefore, when she attended college she chose Fine Art as a Minor. She worked for many years in retail, bookkeeping, and accounting. At the same time perusing her passion in many art forms as painting, woodworking, polymer clay, and jewelry design.

 

Later in life she went back to college and graduated with a degree in Graphic Design. Having this degree has enhanced her skills as an artist. Carol has her own business, Loethen Design, where she specializes in fashion photography, mixed media, and jewelry design.

 

Carol now lives in Pensacola Beach, Florida with her husband, David, who is also a photographer and artist. Her work has been published in magazines and has been exhibited in juried art shows.

 

My work has been displayed or sold in the following places:

Nobis NLAPW Book (selling on Amazon)

Nobis Exhibition

Artel Gallery

Po10tial Magazine

Power of Photography Show (POP)

Splash Magazine

Bella Magazine

Pensacola Museum of Art

Vivian’s Loft

Coastal Lifestyle Magazine

La Bona International Boutique

Geronimo’s Outpost

Native Cafe

WEAR TV

On The Coast Magazine

Follies & Art Exhibition

Art Student Honors Exhibition

Celebrating Brownsville Festival and many other festivals and shows

I am or have been member of:

National & Local League of American Pen Women- 2016 Events Coordinator

Wide Angle Photo Club-2016 At Large-Board Member, Facebook Manger/Group Page, 2015 Monthly Newsletter

Artel Gallery-member

First City Art Center

Emerald Coast Bead Society

Florida Society of Gold Smiths

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I moved to Florida in 2003 and it was then that I started selling my jewelry designs. When I lost a husband in 2004 this passion helped me through that dark time. I decided to go back to school and pursue my passion and love of art as a career.

I graduated from Pensacola State College with a GPA of 3.85 and degree in Graphic Design. I believe having this degree has enhanced my skills as an artist. I also have taken several commercial photography classes. This is where I found out I also love fashion photography. Since then everywhere I go my camera comes with me.

Art is definitely my love and passion and thus I am always challenging myself with new creative possibilities.  I have my own Business,” Loethen Design”.  My jewelry has sold from small boutiques to all over the world, and has been published in several magazines. My designs have my own signature style and are an expression of me. I hope you can see the love and passion that goes into each piece of art I design.

21 responses

  1. Your blog is a great contribution for entire blogosphere thanks for sharing Carol 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Jake..

  2. Your art work is great. Just saw the jewellery you posted on the Splendid theme, absolutely awesome. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Much appreciated:-)

    1. Thanks and you are welcome..:)

  3. Hi Carol! Long ago I lived in Catahoula Parish just downriver from Jonesville. We’ve both migrated away from that area, but I think I’ve trumped you in distance. I now live in Ecuador, just minutes south of the line of the equator.
    You have a great blog,and I look forward to new posts.
    Lisa/Z

    1. it is so good to know someone else on wordpress who comes from samm place close to my home town. Thanks so much for all your generous comments on my blog. You are definitely alot further from home than me. I love living in Florida. I feel like GOD has blessed me and I live in paradise. How is Ecuador? Do you love living there?
      I am now following you..let’s keep in touch.. so great to meet you..
      Carol

      1. yes, i love the area where i live, just close enough to the ocean to hear it, but far enough away that the constant sound of the waves doesn’t affect hearing other sounds of nature. ( it also helps keep electronics healthy!) life here in a farming community is like living in the southern usa forty years ago, only we can sit outside and visit and not be swarmed by mosquitoes! the mosquitoes are out in the first and last hours of the day, but still are not horrid! gasoline is $1.50 a gallon for regular, blue-plate lunch specials in town are $2.50, including first course of soup, basic meat/two vegs main course, and a fruit juice! the earth seems magic, plant a seed and watch it soar! punish it with neglect and it survives; water and tend to its needs, and you get amazing results! i love my life here! z

      2. sounds wonderful…I really like that blue plate special’s are only $2.50…never happen here..
        So how did you land up in Ecuador?
        Carol

      3. Ha! Long story, though when i was about 11, I dreamed of living in Argentina! I’ve not quite made it that far! My first trip to Ecuador was because of the amazing art/textiles/artisan work that I had seen in Costa Rica. I wanted to visit a country that had so many talented artists! Z

      4. would you believe my sister is living in Argentina right now…
        Carol

  4. Thanks so much for becoming a Follower. I’m delighted to be introduced to your art.

    1. Thanks it goes both ways!! 🙂

  5. Hi Carol,Thanks for the follow. I look forward to following you as well.

  6. Hi, Thank you for stopping by my corner of the web and following my blog! I really enjoyed exploring your site and look forward to seeing more posts in the future.

  7. Dear Carol! It happened so that you are the WordPress follower # 400 of my blog.
    Thank you for your interest and following.
    I would like to give you one of my photos as a small gift of appreciation. That is the photo of Moscow Red Square for personal use.
    http://randomizer144.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/red-square-and-kremlin/
    Will you give me your e-mail address for the case to send you the photo. 🙂

    1. I feel very honored. the pho is beautiful! Thank you so much.. Love your photography!!! 🙂

      1. Carol, will you give me your e-mail address. I will send you BIG photo! ))) Yoiu can register free e-mail address for this case only, if you wish. ) I wait foryour address.

  8. http://zeebradesigns.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/thanks-dale/
    i am sure that a growing number of people will appreciate your posts and lovely images!
    z

  9. Thanks so much everyone for all of your encouragement!

your feedback greatly appreciated.

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