Representation by Tyndall Galleries

I am pleased to announce that,starting this April, my work will be shown by Tyndall Galleries,one of the most respected fine art galleries in the state. Owned and operated by Jane Shuping Tyndall, Tyndall Galleries has been in the Triangle since 1991. Jane’s exquisite taste brings energy and harmony to every show in her beautiful gallery,located in University Mall in Chapel Hill,NC. 



Please check the gallery website for hours and events,and make a point to visit soon.

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Holiday Raffle Winner


I am pleased that Leslie was the winner of the “Wilson Library” print offered in my 2014 holiday raffle!

Leslie and I first met when I photographed her as a bride. Over the years,as her two sons grew up,we got together regularly to capture images of their childhood and youth. Today both of Leslie’s sons are undergraduates at UNC-CH. 

I’m happy that the Wilson Library print will be in the home of a Carolina family.

Thanks to everyone who entered the 2014 holiday raffle.

I look forward to keeping in touch in 2015,and hope you will consider entering next year’s holiday raffle.

Theater Collaboration

This month I’ve been working on a one-act play at The ArtsCenter,in Carrboro,NC. Written by Michael A. Smith,and adapted from the book by Nancy Peacock,“Life Without Water”,is one of five plays presented at “Redbird”,a festival of new one-act plays by North Carolina playwrights. 

My part in the production has been to create the images that will be projected from behind the screen,providing a changing backdrop for the story. Directed by Tom Marriott,with Marcia Edmundson and Jane Allen Wilson,the story is set in a farmhouse in 1970s Chatham County,NC. It deals with mothers,daughters,and memories.

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This is one of my images used in the play.

I hope that you get a chance to attend the Redbird Festival

A Last Look at PhotoVision

PhotoVision:Selections from a Decade of Collecting was on view at The Ackland Art Museum from September 2014 through January 4,2015. The exhibition of about 150 photographs were acquired by the Museum over the last ten years. The photographs span the entire history of photography, and represent a wide variety of techniques.


In the final hour of PhotoVision at the Museum, Amanda Hughes (Ackland Director of External Affairs) and I lead a tour of the exhibition’s highlights. Amanda and I talked about our own perspectives on the works of art, and also encouraged the audience members to join the conversation.

I enjoyed being part of this event celebrating a remarkable exhibition, and am very grateful to the Ackland and Amanda for including me.



Season’s Greetings and Holiday Raffle



Thank you for your support in 2014.

 This year’s biggest highlight was my first Home Show in November! I had a great turnout,and I plan to make the Home Show an annual event. I presented my UNC Collective Memory Series Greeting Cards. The series will continue growing as I create new UNC-inspired images.

In 2014,I continued expanding my photomontage work with paints and collage elements. Currently,my work is on display and for sale at Through This Lens Gallery in Durham. This is the second year my new work will be on display at Lee Hansley’s Gallery Holiday Show,“100 Under 1000” in Raleigh,throughout the month of December,so please stop by if you are in the area.

In the spirit of giving,I am offering you a chance to win a signed montage of Wilson Library (pictured here) from the UNC Collective Memory Series. You may enter the drawing by visiting the Contact Page on my website,entering your information and typing “Wilson Library” in the comments section before January 31,2015.

The Wilson Library image pays homage to the magnificent structure on UNC’s campus that houses several grand reading rooms and unparalleled collections including The North Carolina,Southern Historical and Southern Folklore Collections,as well as a Rare Book Collection and the University Archives.

Wilson Library is one of the architectural jewels that stirs my imagination when I walk through campus.

I wish you joy and inspiration in the coming year.

Catharine Carter

Dreams and Visions Show a Success!

I just wanted to thank everyone that stopped in Thursday night for the Dreams and Visions event.

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We were so pleased with the attendance that I am thinking of making this an annual occurrence!

If you saw something that caught your eye,the prints will be hanging on my walls for the next two weeks.

Please contact me directly or email Cindy Campbell at to arrange an appointment. If you were unable to attend,please feel free to contact me as well. The “Carolina Collection”will be available and it makes a nice holiday gift for alums or Chapel Hill locals.

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Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to show my work.



Upcoming Home Show in November

Dreams and Visions

The Art of Catharine Carter

Join us Thursday evening in Chapel Hill for an exhibition of the beautiful, evocative works of Catharine Carter in the artist’s home.

The artwork will include mixed media, photography and photomontage. Light refreshments will be served.

Artwork will be available for sale at a special rate for this event only!

Please stop by for a unique and intimate look at Catharine’s original photomontage works including her Collective Memory Series,which featuring iconic imagery from the University of North Carolina campus.

Thursday,November 13,2014
(RSVP not required,but appreciated)
314 Ransom Street
Chapel Hill,NC 27516

Additional parking available at the Credit Union at 310 Pittsboro Street. Pedicab will be available for the duration of the Exhibit.


Through Women’s Eyes,By Women’s Hands Event


Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands  is a celebration of the work and vision of local North Carolina women artists. This event was hosted by Top of the Hill last Friday. Sales from the annual exhibit benefit Chapel Hill’s Compass Center for Women and Families.

It was a lovely evening with many pieces in a variety of mediums. In addition to the exhibition and reception, there was a live auction and raffle with refreshments.

This is the third year that I have participated in the Compass fundraiser and it is always a lot of fun.

The reception allowed attendees to purchase mini masterpieces anonymously for $50 each. It was inspiring to see the myriad of  miniature works from talented, mostly local, artists. It was also good to catch up with friends.


This year I submitted miniatures of Gateway and Flight, two of my newer mixed media collage works.

I have been experimenting with larger versions of the mixed media collage this year so it was fun to find the details in the images that would make them a good fit for the miniature size.

One of the larger images (like the one shown below) is currently on display at Through This Lens Gallery in downtown Durham.


I will be having a show at Through This Lens in October, which will include my collage works and photomontage. More details will go out about this exhibit toward the end of Summer.


‘Hark the Sound’Raffle Winner!

I am pleased to announce that Barb Eyster was the winner of the ‘Hark the Sound’ limited edition print offered in my 2013 holiday raffle!

Barb said that as a nurse she doesn’t often have the opportunity to Blog imageenter raffles, so she was thrilled to hear that she was the winner.

Barb and I pored over the piece together when she came to pick it up. She enjoyed hearing about my process and delving into the details of the image. It was a fun piece to create, intertwined with many personal memories of my dad and his work at the university,so I was glad to see it go to a good home.

Thanks to everyone who entered the 2013 holiday raffle.

I look forward to keeping in touch in 2014 and hope you will consider entering my next raffle.

Year in Review and Holiday Raffle Announcement: Hill Hall Remembered


As I contemplated my 2013 Raffle image, the University of North Carolina’s Hill Hall quickly moved to the forefront. My dad was a professor in the UNC Music Department for more than 30 years and I spent many hours at Hill Hall as a child with my family.

To enter the raffle for a chance to win a signed,limited edition print of ‘Hark the Sound’(pictured right), visit the “Contact”  page of my website and complete the form in the comments section,including the words “Hark the Sound”in your message. Entries will be accepted through January 31st.Carter_Catharine_Hill Hall

In 1907, Andrew Carnegie funded construction of the building. In its early years,  Hill Hall served as the University’s first library and notably hosted the Carolina Playmakers when novelist Thomas Wolfe was a member.

In 1930, renovations funded by John Sprunt Hill were completed, including the addition of an auditorium and the purchase of an impressive organ.  The Department of Music moved in and has been housed there ever since.

The Kenan Trust, a longtime friend and donor to the University and its music department, is contributing $5 million toward another renovation of Hill Hall. The auditorium will be updated in style and acoustics,  along with updates to the once-grand rotunda and the rooms around the auditorium.

Though the renovations will not start until 2015,  I am already eager to see Hill Hall reclaim its original glory.

Year in Review:

This year kicked off with a workshop in Santa Barbara,  CA,  with Kamil Vojnar on collage techniques,  which spurred a new direction in my work. I also attended a workshop closer to home that focused on platinum printing and digital negatives with Sandy King.

In March,  I gave an artist talk at Through This Lens in Durham to conclude a solo exhibit of my photomontage and mixed media collage works. The following month,  my photomontage was highlighted in a “Spotlight”  article in the April edition of Black &White magazine.

My work also appeared this year at The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC, Bill Hester Gallery in Santa Fe, NM,  PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT, and Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, NC.

I continue to appreciate your support as I explore new ways of expressing my vision. There are already exciting things taking shape for the coming year that I look forward to sharing with you. 

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"Hark the Sound" by William Starr Myers,1897.