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In 2015 Karin Olah was the Griffith/Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year which included a wonderful show held at City Gallery Waterfront.  That was followed by her work on the cover of Charleston Magazine's February 2016 and other images in that issue showing the wonders of the Lowcountry Tides.

 Olah returned to Corrigan Gallery in 2012 after several years of a hiatus which included a move to Colorado. She and her family have settled well in Charleston on an island surrounded by marsh.  Olah had shows in several different galleries over the intervening years and been included in Columbia Museum of Art's Contemporary Artists of the Year 2011, Charleston City Gallery, Contemporary Charleston 2009: Revelation of Process and 
South Carolina State Museum's 20th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, Columbia 2008.  Olah was chosen for two years in a row as the City of Charleston's Farmers' Market poster artist.  Nine of her pieces were selected for the Medical University of South Carolina's Contemporary Collection for the Ashley River Tower.

Her first major solo show "The Meandering Thread" opened June 2, 2006 and was a smashing success as was her second show at Corrigan Gallery in 2007 (and all her shows following). 

Between the wonderful feature in "Charleston Magazine" May 2006  (pages 146-147 as an artist selected for "Under The Radar," City Gallery on the Waterfront - sponsored by Charleston Magazine and Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art with an exhibition featuring ten emerging Charleston artists) and being the 2006 Farmers Market poster artist for the City of Charleston, Olah had a dynamite 2006 and  2007 turned out to be the same!
2015 and 2016 are even better.

Karin Olah incorporates quilting aesthetics of the northeast region into her art. Originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, her interest in Amish quilts led her to a broader study of American textile traditions. Olah majored in Fiber Art at Maryland Institute, College of Art while focusing on printmaking and color theory. After graduation, she managed a textile studio in New York City, developing colors and patterns for clients: Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, and Peter Marino Interior Design. Olah originally settled in Charleston in 2003 aiming to further her artistic development.

Please visit to view a full array of Olah's work.