• Board Member of Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) of Old Town Arts District
  • Sonoran Arts League
  • Scottsdale Gallery Association

*Video produced, directed, and edited by Mark Bork

Cyndy Carstens was awarded a summer scholarship to the highly regarded Art Institute of Minneapolis at the age of 6—an experience that inspired her to pursue a career as an artist.

Since that youthful initiation, she has worked in a variety of mediums, including oil, graphite, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. She studied art at Wichita State University, Pittsburg State University, Kansas State University and Arizona State University, as well as 3 artist schools. Her art has been recognized with numerous awards and exhibitions in the United States, including:

Participant in the National Weather Center Biennale, Norman, OK
Artist Award of Distinction, Richeson75: Landscape 2016 Exhibition, Kimberly, WI
Artist of the Year, Sonoran Arts League
Arizona Artists Guild Best of Show Award
Chairman's Award, Peoria Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition
Artist of Distinction Award, Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York

Carstens' paintings are in private collections across America, Canada, Europe, South Africa & Australia, and in corporate collections of Intel Corporation and Banner Alzheimer's Institute & Consortium, among others. She has also been featured in newspaper and magazine articles over the years, including Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine, and The Arizona Republic. Cyndy Carstens and her husband live in Phoenix, Arizona.

*Heart of Scottsdale Interview with Cyndy Carstens, February 2018

Cyndy with her Family