Royston Nave Memorial

The Oldest Museum in the Crossroads

Victoria Regional Museum Association: The Nave Museum

is proud to present


BY CAROLE MYERS (1934-2017)

MARCH 26 - MAY 16, 2021


March 26, 2021 - May 16, 2021

The first career retrospective exhibit of works by Carole Myers features six decades of paintings on paper and canvas by the experimental artist. Carole, a native of Oklahoma also lived in El Paso, St. Louis, and San Antonio during her lifetime. She was a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and was also active in the San Antonio Watercolor Group and Texas Watercolor Society (Purple Sage Brush Life Member). A recipient of more than 300 awards, including the High Winds Medal Award in the 122nd Annual Exhibition of AWS, her work is included in “The Best of Watercolor”, “Creative Watercolor, Step by Step”, “The Creative Artist”, “Abstracts in Watercolor”, “Texas Watercolor Society: Fifty Years of Excellence”, and “Watercolor Magic”, to name a few. She served as a juror and critic for exhibitions and taught numerous art workshops in Rockport, San Antonio, Laredo, Fort Worth, Kerrville and throughout the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Spain and France. Known for experimental watercolor and collage techniques, her style is abstract, using watercolor, mixed-media collage, and acrylic on paper as well as acrylic and collage on canvas. Southwestern landscapes and Mexico were major sources of inspiration:  she travelled extensively, sketchbook or camera always close at hand.  


“I express both the vast panoramic views and intimate bits of nature with a spiritual response, rather than a literal interpretation.”

- Carole Myers (1934-2017)  

Upcoming Exhibits

The Lanoue Exhibit will be available to the public to view on June 4th as part of the free First Fridays event hosted by Victoria Main Street Program between the hours of 5:30 and 8:30 PM.

Come check it out!

  • Elaine Rose Lanoue & Guiteau Lanoue
    June 3 - August 1, 2021

    Elaine Lanoue Biography

    Elaine Lanoue is a contemporary artist who works with her husband in their studio in Houston. Elaine calls her paintings happy paintings and gives God all the glory for her gifts. I can do all things thru Christ Jesus who strengthens me is a favorite scripture, Many of her paintings have been placed in corporate and private collections all over the world. 

    Over a period of time she has received purchase awards from collectors at OKC Festival of the Arts intermittently from 1999 - 2018. Ten of her paintings are in the collection of the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy in Sarasota FL. She has been featured in 1983 Notable Women of Texas , 1990s Who's who of American Women, Who's Who of Interior Design, Who’s Who in America (under prev name of Elaine Rose), as well as 2008 Who's who in America. She exhibited for over 8 years in International Artexpo in NYC.

    Guiteau Lanoue Biography
    Guiteau Lanoue, a native of Port au Prince Haiti, creates beautiful textured, structured and geometric mixed media handmade paper collages. Guiteau uses cotton linter fibers which he scores, rolls or folds to complete the dimensional paper sculpture he envisions. He acquired collectors all over the world through exhibitions at International Art Expo in NY City and subsequently through juried art festivals in the United States including his cubist dancers which were purchased and placed in the Marietta Whimsy Museum in Sarasota Florida. He is inspired by the geometric influences of Africa also reflected through works of Picasso and Paul Klee and the memories of the colorful Caribbean. He is a believer in God’s gift of salvation to all. His scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is a verse of encouragement. 

The Nave Museum

306 W. Commercial St.

Victoria, TX 77901



Wednesday - Friday 12-5pm

Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1776

Victoria, TX 77902

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