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Granger, IN 46530 (574) 271-6919
Artist's Statement: "My paintings are about light, form and landscape -- the
natural landscape or the urban landscape. I like to work in pastel because its chalky,
gritty texture seems so well-suited to the diverse textures of the land and sky. Pastel can
be blended to depict the smoothness of clouds or used in a direct approach to depict rock
and soil. The possibilities are endless, as are the challenges."
Cathy McCormick grew up in Wisconsin, and received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she studied art. She lived in Colorado and Arizona before moving to Indiana in December 2000.
She has worked in oils, watercolors, mixed media and photography, but pastels have been her favorite medium since 1986. Her work has been featured in many shows, and she has lectured and given classes in pastel painting.
JURIED SHOW AWARDS:
Scottsdale Artists School Best and Brightest Show, best pastel 2008.
Plein Air Painters of America Glenna Hartmann Memorial Award, 2008.
Great Lakes Pastel Society National Show, juried by Alan Flattmann, 2008, Merit Award.
Northern Indiana Artists Assoc. Jurors Awards annually 2002 through 2008.
Midwest Museum of American Art Regional Show 2007, Purchase Award
Michiana Art Competition, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MIch., Award 2003
Arizona Draw the Line Juried Show, 1st Place, 1999
Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts, 1st Place, Jurors Awards
Glendale Festival of the Arts, Purchase Award 1998, Jurors Awards
Arizona Artists Guild, Purchase Award, 6 Jurors awards
Arizona State Fair, 6 Jurors Awards.
Valley Art League, Jurors Award
Arizona Pastel Artists Association, 1st place 1998, 3rd place 1998, Jurors Awards
Phoenix Artists Guild, Jurors Awards
Northern Indiana Pastel Society, founder
Friends of the Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame
South Bend Museum of Art
Northern Indiana Artists Association, Board Member
Arizona Artists Guild -- Juried Member, former Board Member and Officer
Arizona Pastel Artists Association
Desert Pastel Artists -- Founder
Instructor in pastels and drawing:
South Bend Museum of Art, since 2001
Docent, Snite Museum, Notre Dame, and South Bend Museum of Art since 2002
Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation
Phoenix Center for Community Arts, 1991-2000
Shemer Arts Center, Phoenix, 1997-2000
Kuentz Center, Sun City West, 1988-91
West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Ariz.,
Artist in Residence, Prairie Vista Elementary School, Granger, Ind., spring 2004 and 2005.
Circa Arts Gallery, South Bend, Ind.
Gallery, Gordon Beach Inn, Union Pier, Mich.
Sycamore Fine Arts, Goshen, Ind.
Esprit Decor Gallery, Phoenix, Ariz.
Frame of Mind, Niles Mich.
Mishawaka Art and Frame, Mishawaka, Ind.
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Workshops at the Scottsdale Artists School, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Workshops with Larry Blovits, Richard McDaniel, Alan Flattmann, Susan Ogilvie, Doug Dawson
|Cathy McCormick, artist and instructor|
|Links for art and class information:|
|Northern Indiana Pastel Society|
|Northern Indiana Artists|
|South Bend Museum of Art|