Burritos for the Fair

My scratchboard drawing, “Cathy’s Burrito Bouquet” is headed to the Fine Art Exhibit at the California State Fair (July 10 – 26, 2015)! I’m thrilled and honored that this is one of 180 pieces selected for the show and one of six works in the “Drawing” category. In addition to having a piece in the show, I have been asked to demonstrate scratchboard for three days during the run of the Fair. See this events page for more details about the demo days.

7.19.15 UPDATE: The drawing received an “Award of Excellence” at the fair.

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Now a Member of the Society of Animal Artists

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve just been accepted as an Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists. The SAA is a highly respected art organization and it’s an honor to be able to say that I’m a member. My next goal is to get a piece of art in the annual show. I’ll give it my first shot in 2016. It’s always a very competitive show featuring the best works by incredibly talented artists. I have my work cut out for me!

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Women Artists of the West – On-line Show

Three of my scratchboard drawings are in the WAOW “Bouquets and Spring Babies” on-line show which continues through June 1st. Click on the image below to see the show. My drawings are on Page 2.
WAOW Show

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Artsy Shark Featured Artist

I’m excited and honored to be Artsy Shark’s featured artist today! Click on the shark to find out more.

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New Store

I have a new store! I’ve been looking for a way to consolidate my various on-line venues and Shopify has what I need. It’s a work in progress, but eventually all my available art will be listed there. I’ve started with a sampling of my art, but there’s plenty more to add. In addition to original works, you’ll also find the full complement of reproduction items, prints on metal and paper, earrings, and note cards.

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Sandhill Crane Art

I’m happy to report that “Grassland Grace”, my scratchboard drawing of a Sandhill Crane won a third place in the Lodi Crane Festival’s art show and it also sold.
Please read my blog post for the full story and to see scans of “Grassland Grace” in progress.

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Draft Horse Classic Award


Fuzzdorable“, my scratchboard drawing of a filly, was awarded first place in the “Anything Goes” category at the Art at the Classic show. Read more and see stages of the drawing in progress in this blog post.

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Art Selected for “Strokes of Genius 7” Book

I’m thrilled to announce that Tell Me More About “Sheep”, my scratchboard drawing of a border collie pup,  has been selected for publication in North Light Books’ Strokes of Genius 7, Depth, Dimension + Space. This book is due out in October 2015.

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2014 ISSA Show, Award of Excellence

Cathy's Burrito Bouquet in the display caseI’m honored to announce that “Cathy’s Burrito Bouquet” received an “Award of Excellence” at the 2014 International Society of Scratchboard Artists‘ (ISSA) exhibition.
I submitted “Call of the Prairie” which was also accepted.


My husband and I traveled to Cary, NC to attended the exhibition. Over the weekend, while I attended the workshops and presented a discussion of composition, he went birding and exploring. Read more in this blog post.

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Art & Brew Article

Thanks to Susan Raines for writing this very nice article about me and my participation in the Art & Brew event coming up in April. She’s writing a series of articles about the participating artists.

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