Candy has also used her talents to better the community, donating work to causes such as Avance, Buena Vida Adult Care Centers, and serving as art commentator for the Art Auction at KCOS-TV.
Candy has held two one woman shows at the prestigious Hal Marcus Gallery: in 2004, “Images of Italy,” inspired by a trip to Florence, Venice and Rome; and in 2006, “Travels in Mexico,” based on a road trip to Chiapas in southern Mexico. In July, 2007, she returned to her hometown in Iowa for a one-woman show, “Borders,” at the Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, Iowa. “Thirteen Years on the Border,” was her retrospective show at Crossland Gallery in 2012.
In March, 2008, Candy & her husband, Charlie, had their first joint show at the Chamizal National Memorial. “Entitled “Alma de Mexico-Caras y Paisajes/The Soul of Mexico-Faces & Landscapes,” featured paintings and photos of the beautiful people and land of Mexico that they have encountered on their many trips there. In April, 2009, The Rose & Crown Gallery hosted their second show, “The Yucatan.” Their most recent show together, “The South of Spain,” was in 2011 at the Sasahara Gallery in El Paso.
Two of her drawings were included in a nationally published book, “Strokes of Genius 2,” a drawing anthology book in 2009 and another drawing in the “Strokes of Genius 7, 2015.”
Candy was inducted into the Spirit Lake School’s Hall of Achievement in 2008 as the Outstanding Graduate in her hometown on October 5, 2008.
In 2012, she was one of 100 artists included in the “Inquisitive Eyes-El Paso Art, 1960-2012” at the El Paso Museum of Art.
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