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The Artists

Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse 

Mickett-Stackhouse Studio 2022 Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse have been making art collaboratively for over 24 years. They make two-dimensional and three-dimensional place-appropriate art that focuses on water and climate-related issues. Museums, private collectors, commercial developers, and state and local governments collect and commission their work. During their years of collaboration, Stackhouse and Mickett have been featured guest artists at the International Print Symposium in Cortona, Italy, completed a 160-ton Indiana limestone sculpture for the Michael Graves Artspark in Indianapolis, installed a twenty-eight-foot bronze walk-through sculpture commissioned by the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, and created a 42-foot long walk-through stainless steel and glass sculpture with a 72-foot long mosaic of the rapids of the James River in the lobby of Gateway Plaza in downtown, Richmond, VA. 

Carol Mickett worked for over a decade in academia, holds her Ph.D. in philosophy, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude. Mickett has received numerous grants, presents lectures, performs in theater productions, and has published essays, poems, and interviews in Canadian Philosophical Review, Hypatia, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, and Arts Coast Journal among others. She was the host/curator of Art Laureate Conversations for Creative Pinellas and for Our Town at the Dali Museum and the host/producer of Art Radio in Kansas City, MO. She sits on the Tarpon Springs, FL, Sustainability Board, and the Boards of Pinellas County Urban League, and North Pinellas Advocates for Racial Equity (NPARE). 

Robert Stackhouse holds an MA in art from the University of Maryland and an honorary doctorate from the University of South Florida, his alma mater. Stackhouse taught at the Corcoran College of Art where he ran their BFA program. Prior to his collaboration with Mickett, he was a widely exhibited sculptor, painter, and printmaker. He has held endowed chairs at the University of Denver, Hartford Art School, and the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. His individual work can be found in museum collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, The National Gallery of Australia, the Phillips Collection, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 

Mickett and Stackhouse were the 2020 Creative Pinellas Art Laureates and were honored with a Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Critic Award for the science conversations they conducted during their Expanding Waters exhibition at the Creative Pinellas Gallery. They were honored to be Artists-At-Sea, in 2021, aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s ocean-research vessel Falkor. In 2022, during their show, Balance of Water at the Leepa Rattner Museum, they received an NEA grant in conjunction with Creative Pinellas to do Cool Pinellas, a continuation of their ice cube project ( Cool Pinellas in collaboration with the Florida Wildlife Corridor will continue into 2023 as Circle of Water.

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