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ARTISTIC RESUME

 

EDUCATION

1973     Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
1969     Associate in Applied Science Degree (Middle Management), Fine Arts Minor.
Amarillo Junior College.
1967     Graduation from Amarillo High School.

PROFESSIONAL ART AFFILIATION

The Pastel Society of America, New York, NY  (Elected signature member since 1981, entitling an artist to use the PSA initials following the painting signature.)
Knickerbocker Artists, USA  (Elected signature member 1990-- organization no longer active)

 

MUSEUM & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

The San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, Texas  ("A Dreamer", "The Ice Eater")
The San Marcos Telephone Co., San Marcos, Texas  ("Homage to the Patient Effort", "Birdflowers", "Thanksgiving"

 

AWARDS

2009    Bosque Conservatory of Art National Competition, Clifton, TX.
Silver Award for Pastel, (
“Bear shadows”)     
2005     Pastel Society of the Southwest, Dallas, TX
Second Prize Award, Adelaide Flowers Memorial. (Buddy)
2004     Pastel Society of the West Coast International Exhibition, Santa Clara, CA.
Jack Richeson Award, (AA Widow=s Bed@)
2001     Pastel Artist International magazine International Competition
$2,500 Grand Prize. Cover of November issue.  (AIn The Studio@)
2000     Pastel Society of the Southwest National Open Exhibition, Dallas, TX
$1,000 Best of Show Award. (AThe Embrace@)
Best Still-Life Award. (ASilver, Oranges, Apples, Grapes@)
2000     Degas Pastel Society 8th Biennial Exhibition, New Orleans, LA
Merit Award, Unison Pastels.  (
AIn the Studio@)
1999     Pastel Society of the Southwest, Dallas, TX
Second Prize Award.  (ACinderella Pumpkin@)
1998     San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, TX
$2,000 Cecil Casebier Memorial Award.  (AWoman Yearning@)
1998     International Exhibition of Animals in Art, Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Juror=s Merit Award.  (AStranger@)
1997     Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM:
$1,500 Best of Show Award.  ("Woman Yearning")
1996     Pastel Society of the West Coast, Sacramento, CA:
Daler Rowney/Robert Simmons Award. ("Requiem for Youth")
1995     Pastel Society of the Southwest, Dallas, TX:
Juror's Merit Award.  ("Watch Over Me")
1994     Northern Colorado Art Assoc., Fort Collins, CO:
$2,000 Best of Show Award.  ("Dream Watch")
1990     Amarillo Rotary Club Invitational, Amarillo, TX:
$1,000 Award for Best Pastel Painting.  ("Repose")
1989     Kansas Pastel Society, Wichita, KS:
Juror's Merit Award.  ("A Dreamer")
1988     The Pastel Society of America, New York, NY:
Edith Baron & Family Award.  ("Solitude")
1988     Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX:
Award for Pastel.  ("The Grim Reaper")
1987     Amarillo Rotary Club Invitational, Amarillo, TX:
Citation for Pastel.  ("Waterballoons")
1987     Pastel Society of the Southwest, Dallas, TX:
Best of Show Award.  ("The Grim Reaper")
1986     Knickerbocker Artists of America, New York, NY:
Silver Medal of Honor for Pastel. ("Battenburg Lace")
1985     Knickerbocker Artists of America, New York, NY:
Marie Devor Memorial Award for Pastel. ("Sheila On The Porch")
1985     The San Antonio Art League, San Antonio, TX:
Member's Award. ("Wedding Ring")
1984     The San Antonio Art League, San Antonio, TX:
Second Place Award, Janet Shook Memorial Purchase Prize. ("The Ice Eater")
1984     Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX:
Edith McAshan Memorial Awar d for Portraiture. ("Mayor of Lowranceville")
1983     The San Antonio Art League, San Antonio, TX:
Best of Show, $1,000. Julian Onderdonk Purchase Prize and Juror's Merit Award.
("The Dreamer" and "A Very Small Nude")
1982     The San Antonio Art League, San Antonio, TX:
Merit Award.  ("The Porch")
1981     The Pastel Society of America, New York, NY:
F.I. Phillips Award. ("Mickey and the Cat")
1980     Texas Fine Art Association, Dallas Chapter:
People's Choice and Merit Award. ("Nap In The Afternoon")

 

PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITIONS & EXHIBITIONS:

JURIED COMPETITIONS:

Pastel Society of America,  New York, NY (International), 2003, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1981-88
Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, (National), 2000,1997
Pastel Society of the West Coast,  Sacramento, CA, (International), 2004,1996,1989
Pastel Society of the Southwest,  Dallas, TX (National), 2005, 2000, 1999, 1995
Pastel Society of Northern Florida, Ft. Walton Beach, FL (National), 2002
Hilton Head Art Assoc., Hilton Head Island, SC (International) 2004
International Exhibition of Animals in Art, Louisiana State University
    School of Veterinary Medicine, Baton Rouge, LA,(International), 2004,1998
Northern Colorado Art Assoc.,  Fort Collins, CO, (National), 2002, 1994
Degas Pastel Society Biennial,  New Orleans, LA, (National), 2004, 2000, 1998, 1990, 1988
Kansas Pastel Society,  Wichita, KS, (National), 1989, 1988, 1985, 1984
Knickerbocker Artists of America,  New York, NY, (National), 1986, 1985
Allied Artists of America,  New York, NY (National), 1986
Texas Fine Art Assoc,  Lubbock & Dallas, TX, (State), 1976-1981
Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX, (Regional), 1988,1984
San Antonio Art League Museum, San Antonio, TX, (Regional), 1999, 1998, 1982-1987

EXHIBITIONS:

Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX, AAbout Light@, Solo Exhibition, 2004
Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX, ATo A Far Horizon,@ Four Artists, 2001
Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin,  Odessa, TX, Solo Exhibition, 1995
Greenhouse Gallery,  San Antonio, TX, Solo Exhibitions. 1992,1990
Museum of the Southwest,  Midland, TX, Solo Exhibition, "About Light", 1987
McAllen International Museum,  McAllen, TX, "Images" Group Exhibition, 1986
Amarillo Rotary Club Invitational Show,  Amarillo, TX, 1986-1991
Lubbock Arts Festival,  Collector's Gallery, 1982-1987
Pastel Society of America Invitational Exhibition,  Ashland, KY, 1989

 

HONORS:

    2009   Portfolio of Artists Who Work in Pastel, Southwest Art Magazine, March 2009
2002   Feature article & Cover, Pastel Artists International magazine, Jan/Feb, Issue 13.
2001   Grand Prize winner, Pastel Artists International magazine, worldwide competition. $2,500 prize plus cover of the November 2000 issue. (AIn The Studio@)
1996   Feature article in PASTEL HIGHLIGHTS book produced by American Artist magazine
1995   Mysteries of Light and Shadow, solo exhibition, Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX
1992   Looking Around The Color Wheel   American Artist magazine feature article, October.
1992   Selected for inclusion in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART reference publication, Bowker Edition.  (Listing  has been updated each year since 1992.)
1989   Kathleen Cook Southwest Art magazine feature article, August issue.
1987   About Light, solo exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX
1985   American Artist Magazine selected two paintings for inclusion in their February issue "Artists Who Draw and Paint the Figure." Kathleen was one of 17 artists from across the United States whose  contemporary work was spotlighted in the article.  One of Kathleen's paintings was also featured on the cover.

 

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