Catherine Prescott

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Prizes and Honors:

2015
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Arts, Exhibit of historical and contemporary Pennsylvania artists in honor of the inauguration of Governor Tom Wolfe
2014
Purchase Award, State Museum of Pennsylvania, "Art of the State"
2014
First Prize, Works on Paper, State Museum of PA, "Art of the State"
2014
State Museum of Pennsylvania, First Prize, Works on Paper, Art of the State annual juried show
2014
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Purchase Award, Art of the State annual juried show
2012-2014
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, exhibit Feb. 2013 - March 2014
2012
Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2011-2012 International Salon, figure category
2012
Portrait Society of America, members only competition, first honorable mention in Self Portraits
2011
Finalist, ACOPAL competition, America China Oil Painting Artists League
2010
Salmagundi Club Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Competition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
2010
Portrait Society of America, 4th place in still life, Members Only Competition, on line
2010
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio, one of ten artists invited to participate in the “Inspiring Figures” exhibition of women portrait painters
2009
Second Prize, National Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA
2006
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, exhibit opening July 1
2006
First Prize in Painting, National Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg
2004
Best of Show, National Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA
2001
First Prize in Painting. Art of the State, PA State Museum. Harrisburg, PA.
2000
First Prize in Painting. Art of the State, PA State Museum. Harrisburg, PA.
1997
First Prize, National Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg
1996
Best of Show, Contemporary Realism II, Gallery Alexy and The Contemporary Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA, Juror: Sydney Goodman.
1996
Second Prize, Sixth Annual PA Juried Exhibit, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, Juror: Linda Cunningham.
1995
First Prize in Painting, National Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA, Juror: Phyllis Rosenzweig, Association Curator, Hirschorn Museum.
1992
First Prize in Painting, Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA.
1979
First Prize in Fine Arts, Rochester Women in the Arts, The Mill Gallery, Rochester, NY.

Selected Solo Exhibits:

2015
North Park University Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Person,” curated by Tim Lowly
2015-16
“Against Our Vanishing,” Climenhaga Galleries, Messiah College, Grantham, PA.
2015
North Park University Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012
Hersh Fine Art, Glen Cove, New York
2009
YorkArts, York, Pennsylvania
2003
The Phillips Museum, Dana Gallery, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
2003
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
2002, '94, '87, '84
Faculty Solo Show, Messiah College
1988
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
1986
Greenville College, Greenville, IL
1985
Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, MD

Selected Group Exhibits:

2017
Santa Clara U. Gallery, Santa Clara, CA, “Honoring the Legacy of David Park,” curator John Seed, catalog here
2017
Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Sight Unseen, curator Alia El-Bermani, catalog here
2016
Principle Gallery Charleston, Tribute to Emanuel Nine: A Portrait Project; one of nine artists who painted portraits of the victims of Emanuel AME Church shooting, Charleston, SC, on June 17, 2015
2015
Mostra Convento dei Servi di Maria, Gordon College, Orvieto, Italy, work by students and faculty
2015-2016
Governor's Residence, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Arts Experience
2015-2016
Messiah College Climenhaga Galleries, paintings from the permanent collection, Grantham, PA
2015
Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Arts honoring the Inauguration Group show collection, Grantham, PA of Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
2014
"Pay it Forward," Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2014
Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
2014
Doshi Gallery, PA State Museum, juried exhibit, Lost World/Found World
2014
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, "Art of the State", annual juried show
2014
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, two person exhibit
2013
"Women Painting Women: (R)Evolution", Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
2012
PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition, Harrisburg
2012
“The Expedition and Beyond,” Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2011
PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition
2011
DOSHI Special Exhibition, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
2010
Doshi Gallery at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, juried members exhibition
2010
“Women Painting Women,” Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, S.C.
2010
PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition
2010
82nd National Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg
2010
“Figure Eight,” Elizabethtown College Invitational, Elizabethtown College, PA
2009
PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition
2009
81st Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg
2008
Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA, “Celebrate DOSHI”
2007
Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, “Portraiture: A Philadelphia Tradition”
2007
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY, “Figurative,” summer show
2007
Andreeva Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, portraits by faculty members
2006-2007
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington D.C., Outwin Boochever Competition, July 1, 2006 through February 19, 2007
2005
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “New Philadelphia Realists,”, 4-person exhibition
2005
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Out of Line,” Group Drawing Show
2005
Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN."Prescott and Prescott: Image and Substance," two-person exhibition, catalog
2004
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, “Masters and Mavericks: The Nude”
2004
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CN,“Artists Talk,” catalog
2002
Susquehanna Museum, Harrisburg, PA, “Art of the State,” state juried show
2000
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY, NY
1999
Art Association of Harrisburg, Four-Person Invitational.
1999
Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, “Reality Check,”, Group Invitational
1999
Houghton College, Houghton, NY, Two-Person Exhibit.
1998
National Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
1996-1998
CIVA Creates the Portrait: Traveling Exhibit; Curators Lennart Anderson and Douglas Giebel.
1996
Contemporary Realists at the Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, PA.
1996
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, Two-Person Exhibit.
1995
Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
1994
“Searching for the Hidden,” C. S. Lewis Summer Institute, Cambridge, Eng-land, Invitational.
1988
Art Association of Harrisburg, Annual National Juried Exhibit.
1988
Bucknell University, Pennsylvania Painting Competition, Juror: Clement Greenberg.
1987
The Colorado College, Alumni Exhibit, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
1985
Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, “Shelter '85,” Juror: David Tannous.
1984
The Gallery, York, PA, Tri-State Exhibit, Juror: David Tannous.
1981
Doshi Gallery, Harrisburg, PA, Two-Person Exhibit.

Grants:

2008
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship
1988-1989
Pennsylvania Council on The Arts and National Endowment for The Arts, Artist in Residence, York Public Schools and Cumberland Valley Public School.

Education:

1966
University of Wisconsin, graduate painting
1966
B.A., The Colorado College

Selected Collections:

Private Collection, Tacoma, Washington
Private collection, Orvieto, Italy
State Museum of Pennsylvania
Private Collection, Orvieto, Italy
Private Collection, York, PA
State Museum of Pennsylvania
Private Collection, Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania
Private Collection, NY, NY
Private Collection, Lake Charles, LA
Private Collection, York, PA
Fulton Bank, Lancaster, PA
Private Collection, Seattle,WA
Private Collection, Mechanicsburg, PA
Private Collection, Atlanta, GA
Private Collection, Grantham, PA
The Boyer Center, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Turkey Hill Dairy, Conestoga, PA
Private Collection, Harrisburg PA
Walworth Memorial Public Library, Walworth, WI
Pine Rest Christian Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Office of the President, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Messiah College, permanent collection
Private Collection, Harrisburg, PA
Private Collection, Harrisburg, PA
Private Collection, Lewisberry, PA
Private Collection, Lake Charles, LA
Private Collection, Brooklyn, NY
Private Collection, Lancaster, PA
Private Collection, Kirchner, Ontario, Canada
Private Collection, Massillon, Ohio
Private Collection, Dillsburg, PA
Private Collection, Wenham, MA
Private Collection, Harrisburg, PA
Private Collection, Chicago, IL
Private Collection, Grantham, PA
Private Collection, State College, PA
Private Collection, Wellesley, MA
Private Collection, Mechanicsburg, PA
Private Collection, Etters, PA
Private Collection, Seelze, Germany

Teaching Experience:

Ongoing
Private lessons at my studio
2015
Orvieto, Italy, Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, Portrait Painting
2014
Orvieto, Italy, Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, Portrait Painting
2012
Orvieto, Italy, Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, Portrait Painting
2012
Mechanicsburg Art Center, 3 portrait workshops
2011
Image Seminar: Philadelphia, “Human Face, Holy Face: Rembrandt and the Spiritual Dimensions of the Portrait,” Faculty Artist
2009
Andreeva Portrait Academy. Santa Fe, New Mexico
2009-Present
Workshops on portrait painting, private lessons and in groups limited to 4 students
2003, '05, '09
Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, Orvieto, Italy , course in Portrait Painting
1982-2002
Adjunct Instructor in Drawing and Painting, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
2002
IMAGE Summer Institute, instructor in portrait painting, Santa Fe, NM
2001
IMAGE Summer Institute, instructor in landscape painting, Santa Fe, NM
1998
Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, guest professor of painting, Orvieto, Italy
1974-1980
Adjunct Instructor in Art, Roberts Wesleyan College

Published Articles:

2009
Image no. 60, "Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting"