Cathy McCormick
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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.


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
workshops, 2002

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.,
workshops, 1997-2000

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
My Info:
Name: Cathy McCormick