Virginia  Carnes studied at the Atlanta College of Art and earned a master’s degree from the University of Georgia in Athens. She taught at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta and has received public thanks from former students who are now artists themselves.

Paradise Mystery IVc
Paradise Mystery IVc

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts.

In 1989 Carnes was recognized by the Teacher-Artist Program of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in Colorado for excellence in teaching and artistic achievement. Her painting Paradise Mystery IVc  (1984) is part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.

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Paradise Mystery IVc

Paradise Mystery IVc

Paradise Mystery IVc (1984) by Virginia Carnes is part of Georgia's State Art Collection. According to Carnes, "The work is part of a series of fifteen pieces of the same size. It is specifically the third piece in a triptych numbered IV." Acrylic, 29 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches  

Courtesy of Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia's State Art Collection.