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Fifth-Generation Dallasite Opens Art Gallery in Snider Plaza

Local Artist and Entrepreneur Unveils “Cerulean Gallery”


Dallas, February 13, 2006 — After spending almost three years with a Dallas-based art consulting firm, Caroline Crockett Pickton has decided it is time to branch out on her own.  Moving out of Dallas’ Design District, she will open Cerulean Gallery on March 9 with the exhibition entitled “Out of the Blue.”  The focus of this exhibition is to introduce emerging artists to the Dallas area as well as represent established artists.


Located at 6609-A Hillcrest in Snider Plaza, just up the street from SMU, Cerulean Gallery will no doubt attract interest not only because of the works so visible from the street but also because Caroline will be painting her own works and commissioned pieces in the front window. 


“I was planning to use part of the gallery as my studio, so what better place to paint than in the window!” said Caroline.  “The natural light is perfect, and I can greet customers as they come into the gallery.”


A fifth-generation Dallasite on both her mom and dad’s side, Caroline graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in fine arts.  Her specialties are residential house portraits, still-lifes, and landscapes. While she clarifies that there is no affiliation with SMU, several of Caroline’s opening artists have ties to her Alma Mater, and she will continue to maintain a keen eye on emerging artists from across the street.


Grand Opening

Cerulean Gallery, will celebrate its Grand Opening on March 9 and 10 in high style, with an opening exhibit titled “Out of the Blue.”  The exhibition will feature the works of artists including Susan Barnett, Camilla Cowan, Robin Hazard-Bishop, Katherine Klise-Welch, Peter Ligon, and Natalie Northrup – in addition to work by Caroline Pickton herself.   “Out of the Blue” will run March 9 through April 4.


About Cerulean Gallery

While most of Dallas’ top art galleries are located in the renowned Design District, Cerulean Gallery is strategically located in Snider Plaza, where shoppers, students, and diners will be provided an inviting place to enjoy art and social activities amongst a relaxing environment.  Cerulean Gallery was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett Pickton, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University.  The gallery features the work of emerging artists, along with Caroline’s own commissioned works. Additional information can be found at