• January 2018 – June 2020

    National Creative Placemaking Fund recipient
    to create art out of coal ash
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  • Bonsho

    AUGUST 2016

    collaboration with Diana Engel as part of Visual Poetry Walk in Greensboro, NC
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  • By The Waters of Moratock

    SEPTEMBER 2015

    installation and call for prayer for the Dan River at the 2015 Stokes Stomp
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  • Souvenirs: Seven Years Later

    SEPTEMBER 2013 – MAY 2015

    inspired by a six-week personal pilgrimage through Europe during 2006
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  • In a Perfect World


    a look at Justice, Peace, Wholeness, Salvation, Grace, and Gratitude during the 2010 Advent Season
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  • Forty Forts in Forty Days

    FEBRUARY – MAY 2010

    a Lenten practice during my first year of motherhood
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  • Tobacco Rug

    DECEMBER 2008

    inspired by the rich tradition of story-telling, craft and life as a ninth-generation North Carolinian
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  • Telling Stories

    JULY – OCTOBER 2008

    ten weeks of liturgical art inspired by the stories of Exodus
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Talking With Keri Brown At WFDD

Thank you to Keri Brown for taking time to meet with me on Tuesday morning. It is always great to meet with Keri and to share her passion about environmental causes. She has won two Edward R. Murrow Award related…

Caroline Rutledge Armijo Receives Funding From ArtPlace America’s 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund

$8.7 million in funding invested in 23 projects (December 5, 2017) Today, ArtPlace America announced that Caroline Rutledge Armijo has been chosen from nearly a thousand applications to receive funding through its 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund. ArtPlace received 987…

Looking Back on A Prayer of Thanks

Today is the one year anniversary of the Good Neighbor Day Prayer Vigil, which we hosted at Rising Star in Walnut Cove. It is easy to remember. It is the day that Annie died in 2014. I technically use this…

Luckiest Girl in the World

It feels like I basically stopped blogging with the death of Antonio last fall. I know that is not the complete truth. But a rapid loss of that magnitude leaves you feeling lost in a feeling of deep grief within…

In Gray Matter, I asked 'whose God is too small?' concerning all the loved ones I had lost to cancer. That question led me to speaking out against coal ash and fracking in Stokes County, NC. Because #BelewsCreekMatters.



I combine formed paper, found materials, and written biographical stories to create sculptural books, which focus on my family, personal history, and spirituality.



Okay, I love alliteration. I write a lot. Every day. Way more than I create art. My writing informs my work and is an integral part of my final pieces of my sculptural books.



I believe play is important work. That also means fighting for a clean environment. I speak up for playgrounds (very fun) and against coal ash (not so fun).

Kind Words

  • Caroline can bring sacred ideas to life in her beautiful artistic expressions. As a pastor, my collaboration with Caroline deepened my congregation’s communal experience of worship and her art continues to inspire and deepen my own spiritual practice.

    Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Riverside Church, NYC
  • Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with Nelson and me. Your books tell such powerful stories! I am enriched a thousand, thousand fold.

    Charlotte Linder

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