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College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

 Rust Ward, Caroline   Name:  Caroline Rust Ward 
Title:  Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts 
MFA, painting - Winthrop University
BFA, painting - East Carolina University
Office:  McLaurin Hall  
Painting, 2-dimensional Design, Fibers, Art Installation, Conservation Framing, Marketing and Promotion, Facilitation, Cataloguing, Project Management


As a fine arts professional, specializing in areas of 2-dimensional design, Caroline received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Winthrop University both with a painting concentration. She is an active member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York, NY, a recent recipient of an Artist Grant from the Arts Council of York County and a Regional Artist Grant from Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council, and was awarded “Best in Show” by E. Shiner the Director of the Warhol Museum during the April 2012 exhibit From A Different Point of View at Point Park University in Pittsburg, PA. With artworks housed in several corporate collections, Caroline’s work is exhibited annually in various shows across the United States and numerous private collectors in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany acquire her work. Recent articles include:; “Rust’s ‘Tints That Glow’ Examines the Feminine Persona”, by Ron Schira, June 17, 2012 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; “Point Park Exhibition”, by Kurt Shaw, April 22, 2012 and Carolina Arts; “Artist Group Traveling Soles Celebrate Women’s History Month”, March 2012. In addition to being an artist, Caroline’s professional experience of the past eighteen plus years includes adjunct professor of art and design at two universities, commercial art gallery manager, conservation picture framer, arts administrator, arts marketing/development professional, and information/cataloguing manager.