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Coraly Hanson Biography

Coraly Hanson is a plein air artist who loves to capture the beauty of God’s creation in order to bring hope, peace and encouragement to others.  The money Coraly earns from the sale of her paintings goes to the cancer support group at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA.  Coraly's studio/home is in Santa Cruz, CA.

Recent Shows and Awards:
2019: Rieser Fine Art, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA: Painting Demonstration & Small Holiday Paintings Sale
2019: Santa Cruz Open Studios: 28 paintings sold over 2 weekends
2019: Wisteria Antiques: One-Woman Show
2019 Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME: One-Woman Show
2019: Carmel Art Festival
2019: Pacific Grove Art Center: Honorable Mention
2018: Carmel Art Festival: Honorable Mention and People’s Choice (Poster image for 2019 Carmel Art Festival)
2018: MBPAPA Natividad show: Honorable Mention
2017: Carmel Art Festival: Honorable Mention
2017: Steinbeck Museum Show: First Place
2016: One of 15 artists chosen for the Bar Harbor Invitational Show.
2016: “Art Takes Wing” Show at the Pacific Grove Museum: Second Place
2016: Capitola Plein Air Show: Village Association Award
2016: Carmel Art Festival: Jennifer Hill Award and People’s Choice (Poster image for 2017 Carmel Art Festival)
2016: MBPAPA Natividad Show: Third Place
2016: North Tahoe Plein Air: First Place Quick Draw and Second Place Overall
2015: MBPAPA Signature Show: Second Place
2015: Carmel Art Festival: Honorable Mention
2015: North Tahoe Plein Air: People’s Choice
2015: Carmel Visual Arts ATMOSPHERE Show: First Place
2015: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History: First Place and Purchase Awards
2015: The Big Sur Plein Air Show: People’s Choice and 2 Honorable Mentions
2015: MBPAPA Signature Show, Sunset Center, Carmel: Honorable Mention
2014: MBPAPA Signature Show, Monterey: Honorable Mention
2014: Carmel Art Festival: Best Oil Painting
2014: North Tahoe Plein Air Festival: Third Place in Quick Draw and People’s Choice
2014: MBPAPA Member’s Show, Carmel: Honorable Mention
2013: Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show, Calistoga
2013: MBPAPA Signature Show, Carmel: Honorable Mention and People’s Choice