Caryl Toth



M.A., Marshall University, Huntington, WV  1974

B.A., Marshall University, Huntington, WV  1972


Solo Shows

The Art Store, Charleston, WV  1999, 1995, 1988, 1976

Maxine Gold Gallery, Mill Valley, CA   1995

Teays Valley School for the Arts, WV   1986

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DL   1985

Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV   1982

University of Charleston, Charleston, WV   1979


Two-Person Shows and Collaborations

6 Over 60, The Art Store, Charleston, WV 2011

Recent Works (with June Kilgore), The Art Store,  Charleston, WV 1990

Double Takes (collaboration with Mark  Scarpelli), Museum in the Community, Winfield, WV  1989

Abstract Painting (with Mary Rhodes),   Monongalia Art Center, Morgantown, WV  1986

Inner/Outer Landscapes (with Barrie Kaufman),  University of Charleston  1984


Invitational Shows

Close to Home: West Virginia Artists from the Permanent Collection, The Clay Center, 2008-2009

National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Spirit Within: Four West Virginia Artists,

Washington, DC  1996 (Traveling Exhibition 1997 - 1998 to Sunrise Museum, WV; and Carnegie Hall,  WV )

West Virginia University, Mesaros Gallery, WV 1997 - 98)

WV Cultural Center, June Kilgore Retrospective, Charleston, WV  1995

WV University and WV Cultural Center, Metamorphosis, WV  1994-95

WV University, Charleston Update, Morgantown, WV  1993

The Art Store, Charleston, WV  1988 to present

Erie Art Museum, Artists Respond to the Gulf War,  Erie, PA   1991

Studio 602, Baraka’ 3rd,  South Charleston, WV  1988

Museum in the Community, Spread the Word, 2002; Art & Text, 2002; Artists and Friends,

2001; Practicing What We Teach, Winfield, WV  1988

University of Charleston, Critic’s Choice,  Charleston, WV  1987-89

Jacksonville State University, Center for Contemporary Studies, Southern Contemporary Art, AL  1986

Art Association of Harrisburg, 1985 Exhibition Season, Harrisburg, PA   1985

WV University, Women and Creativity, Morgantown, WV  1984

University of North Carolina, SEWCA Exhibition,  Charlotte, NC  1984

Sunrise Museums, Up Against the Wall, Charleston, WV  1984


Juried Shows

WV Juried Exhibition, WV Cultural Center, Charleston, WV  2007 (Merit Award), 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993 (Governor’s Award and Traveling Exhibition ), 1991, 1989, 1987, 1985(Governor’s Award), 1983.

Crosscurrents, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV 1998, 1997 (Award),1995 (Award), 1992, 1991, 1990, 1988, 1985, 1983.

Allied Artist of West Virginia Annual, Charleston, WV   2008, 2004 (Award), 2003, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1994 (Award), 1992, 1988, 1986, 1985 (Award), 1983.

Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV  1997, 1994, 1990(Award), 1988, 1986 (Award).

Spring Annual, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA  1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1984.

47th and 51st National Exhibition of American Paintings Annual, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL  1989, 1985.

Tri-State Arts Association Annual,  Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV   1988.

NLAPW (Charleston Branch), Juried Exhibition, Tamacarack, Beckley, WV  1997.

Juried Open, San Jacinto College, Mt. San Jacinto   1987.

Homage To Georgia O’Keefe, Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL   1987.

47th and 50th National Mid-Year Exhibition,  Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 1986, 1983 (Award).

Southern Appalachian Regional, Jailhouse Gallery, Morgantown, NC   1986.

National Drawing and Painting Show, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA  1986, 1984, 1983.

American Annual Works On Paper, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY   1985.

4th American Art Annual, Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown OH   1985.

Water Tower Annual, Art Center Association, Louisville, KY   1984.

56th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg School and Galleries, Harrisburg, PA 1984.

Southern Exposure V, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1984.

2nd National Drawing Competition, Berkeley Gallery, Meriden, NH    1984.

1984 Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition, Frederick County Art Association, Frederick, MD 1984.

National Biennial, National League of American Pen Women, Washington, DC  1984.

Print, Painting & Drawing Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV 1984 (Award),                 1983, 1982 (Award).         

Southern Exposure IV, Benedict College, Columbia, SC   1984.

Men and Women in the Arts VIII, West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts, Madison, WI  1984.

National Color Show Red, Castle Gallery, Billings, Montana  1984

National Small Painting, Drawing & Print Exhibition, Fort Hayes State University Visual  Arts Center, Fort Hayes, KS 1984


West Virginia Artist Fellowship 2006           

West Virginia Governor’s  Award for Exemplary Contributions to Arts Education  1995

Distinguished Graduate Student Alumnus Award   1994

West Virginia Governor’s Task Force on Arts in Basic Education   1991-94

Nominee for SECCA (Southeastern  Center for Contemporary Art), Visual Arts Fellowship Award        1990

Juried Participant, Alice Thorson Critic’s Residency, Museum in the Community1990

Alpha Delta Kappa International Fine Arts Fellowship   1989

American Artists’ Egg Exhibit, The White House and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC   1989

National Endowment for the Arts Master Teachers’  Program: Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont  1987

Invitational Exhibition of Southern Contemporary Art, Center for Southern   Studies,                 Jacksonville State University, AL   1986

Mid-Atlantic Arts Consortium Artist in Residence Program, Delaware Center for       Contemporary   Art, Wilmington, DL    1985

Community Achievement Award, Marshall University Alumni Association   1985, 1998 

Juried Participant, Critic’s Choice, Arrowmont/University of Tennessee  1985

Juried Participant, New Masters Workshop, Huntington Museum of Art  1990, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

West Virginia State College Meritorious Service Award  1982

Teacher of the Year Award, Putnam County, WV   1982

Outstanding Arts Educator Award, National Art Education Association WV   1981



Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV

The South Bank Corporation, Miami, FL

The Brown-Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Louisville, KY

Baltimore Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, VA

First Huntington National Bank, Huntington, WV

Sunrise Museums, Charleston, WV

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Kanawha Valley Bank, Charleston, WV

Oglebay Institute, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV

One Valley Bank, Teays Valley Branch, Winfield, WV

State of WV Collection, West Virginia Department of Culture and History, Charleston, WV

Battleridge Co., Charleston, WV 

Haddad Associates, Charleston, WV

Berry Hills Country Club, WV

Museum in the Community, Hurricane, WV

University of Charleston, ERMA BYRD GALLERY of Women Artists, WV

FNB Private Banking, Charleston, WV         

Marshall University Graduate College, S. Charleston, WV  

National Bank of Commerce, Charleston, WV

Winfield Elementary School, Winfield, WV

Private Collections


Professional Experience and Activity

1980-2002            Teacher for the Artistically Gifted, Putnam County Schools, WV 

1976-1986            Adjunct Instructor, Special Education and Elementary Education, West Virginia Graduate College

1990                       Panel Member, Mid Atlantic Visual Arts Residency Selection Committee, Mid- Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD

1975 - 1989          Extended Studio Study with June Kilgore, James Gahagan, Selina   Trieff

1974 --present    Teacher, Lecturer, Juror for Workshops and Exhibitions State and National

1973 - 1988          Part - time Art Instructor, Marshall University

1988                       Designer, Planner, West Virginia Permanent Collection Exhibition, WV, Department of Culture & History, WV Cultural Center, Charleston, WV

1982-1987            President, Putnam County Arts Council: Co-Founder, Museum in the Community, Winfield, WV

1979-1980            President, West Virginia Art Education Association

1977-1980            Teacher for Intellectually Gifted, Putnam County Schools, WV

1974-1977            Art Teacher, Putnam County Elementary Schools, WV