Caroline Crockett Kneese

Dallas Gallery

Caroline Crockett Kneese was born and raised in Dallas, TX and is a 5th generation Dallas native on both sides of her family. Caroline graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2002 from Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX.  Immediately after graduating, she participated in gallery exhibitions around Dallas, created commissioned artworks, taught art classes to children, and interned at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. In 2003, Kneese started working for Art Ability, which was an art consulting firm located in Dallas’ Design District. She was manager and lead consultant there for 3 years before deciding to venture off and open her own art gallery. Caroline opened Cerulean Gallery in University Park’s Snider Plaza in March 2006 then closed the gallery doors in 2009 after a relocation to Amarillo, TX, where she opened a location in 2015. Caroline reopened Cerulean Gallery in its original Park Cities location in March of 2020. So far, in her career as a gallerist, she has represented over 100 artists in 80+ exhibitions in addition to hosting dozens of private events and charity fundraisers.


Dallas, TX


Southern Methodist University

Bachelors of Fine Arts, 2002

Concentration: Painting


2006 – Present, Cerulean Gallery

2001, “Seven Days of Dialog”, Q.E.D. Gallery, Dallas, TX

2001, Bachelors of Fine Arts Show, Pollock Gallery, SMU, Dallas, TX


2001, SMU Art Scholarship Award

2001, SMU Zelle Award


2006 – Present, Founder/Director of Cerulean Gallery,

2003 – 2006, Art Ability, Dallas, TX: Manager and Lead Art Consultant

2002 – 2004, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art: Intern and Auctioneer

2003, Art Stop, Dallas, TX: Contract teacher

1994 – 1997, Magnetic Attractions/The Dog Company, Dallas, TX: Buyer, Manager, Sales


2023: Dallas Galleries for Advocacy, Board Member

2022 – 2023: Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Art for Advocacy” Fundraiser, Curatorial Committee Member

2017 – 2020: Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, Arts Committee Member

2016 – 2019: The Amarillo Symphony, Board Member

2014 – 2018: Amarillo Country Club Member

2012 – 2016: Vagabond Dance Club Member

2006 – 2015: Junior League of Dallas/Amarillo

2013: Ronald McDonald House, “A Chair Affair” participant

2010 – 2015: Westminster Presbyterian Church Missions Committee Member

2006 – 2009: Dallas Museum of Art Junior Association

2004 – 2009: Cotillion Club, Dallas, TX

2003 – 2009: Slipper Club, Dallas, TX