PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF AMERICA: I'm honored to announce that I have been juried into the Plein Air Painters of America as a Signature Member. In addition to participating in various PAPA events, I will have 3 paintings included in the PAPA bi-anual exhibit, "Celebrating Summer" at the Leigh Yawkey Woodsen Art Museum June 21- August 25. More info at www.p-a-p-a.com
"SOUTHWEST ART" ARTICLE: Look for a feature article on my work in the June 2013 issue of Southwest Art Magazine.
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"Ask anyone which artists are certain to be among the next generation of great plein air painters,
and Californian Kathleen Dunphy's name will be at the top of the list."
-Steve Doherty, Plein Air Magazine
In the mid-1990's, Kathleen Dunphy started her art career by displaying colored-pencil dog portraits in coffee shops and veterinary clinics in Eagle River, Alaska. Little did she know that less than a dozen years later, she would be a highly acclaimed oil painter, exhibiting her work in galleries across the United States and garnering awards from some of the top art competitions in the country. Kathleen's rapid success in the competitive art world was predicted when American Artist Magazine recognized her as one of the Top Ten Emerging Artists in 1998. She is one of those rare people who have true passion, dedication, and a gift for transposing nature's beauty to the canvas.
Kathleen's early art education included workshops by Kevin MacPherson and Dan Gerhartz. In 2000, Kathleen was awarded a full scholarship at the prestigious Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where she was mentored by artists such as Craig Nelson and Brian Blood. She maintains strong ties to the Academy, where she has been offered a faculty appointment and participates in the annual Alumni Auction. Further study with Scott Christensen and T. Allen Lawson helped hone her skills and refine her own unique style of painting.
In 2003, Kathleen and her husband designed and built a log home and studio in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, where the pristine setting of her new home provides endless inspiration for her work. Kathleen's landscape paintings can now be found in galleries from coast to coast, and in 2012, she exhibited her 11th solo show. Her honors and considerable and include important juried shows in California, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, and Maine; Best of Show from The American Impressionist Society; an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America; five California Art Club Gold Medal Shows; six magazine articles, including a feature in Southwest Art's Plein Air issue in 2009; the Federal Duck Stamp Competition; Birds in Art; Arts for the Parks; Grand Prize at the Acadia Invitational Exhibition in Bar Harbor, Maine; signature status in Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters, and the American Impressionist Society; and many others. In 2012, Kathleen was honored with Signature Membership into the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America. In just over a dozen years, she has earned an impressive and growing reputation with galleries, private collectors, and art magazines across the United States.
In the spirit of passing on the gifts of her artistic abilities, Kathleen began teaching in 2005 and is a much sought-after workshop instructor. Her engaging style of teaching and one-on-one instruction garners high accolades from her student artists. She has also served as a judge for several art competitions. While her current passion is still to paint nature every day and produce a limited number of high quality paintings, she is now working on a book about her process of developing a work of art from field study to finished studio paintings.
SELECTED EXHIBITS AND EVENTS:
~June 2013: California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
~June 2013: Feature article, Southwest Art Magazine
~April 2013: Demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention
~April 2013: finalist, Art Renewal Center Salon
~April 2013: Award of Merit- Plein Air Southwest
~January 2013: Awarded Signature Membership, Plein Air Painters of America
~January 2013: Feature article, Art of the West
~October 2012: Ebb and Flow: Painting Nature's Rhythms- Solo show, Knowlton Gallery
~June 2012: Feature article, Plein Air magazine
~December 2011: Best In Show - Fine Art Studio Online Competition, "Daybreak: Montana de Oro"
~October 2011: Plein Air Painters of America - "The Allure of Water" - guest artist
~December 2010: Awarded Signature Status, Oil Painters of America
~November 2010: Finalist Annual Ray Mar Art Contest, "Welcome Spring"
~July 2010: Finalist: The Artist's Magazine 27th Annual Competition, 2 paintings:"Clear Day" and "Evening Sun", landscape division
~June 2010: Finalist- Ray Mar Art Competition, "Seafaring"
~June 2010: California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
~May 2010: Finalist: Ray Mar Art Competition, "Welcome Spring"
~April 2010: 2nd Place Prize: FineArtStudioOnline Competition
~April 2010: Oil Painters of America Exhibition
~December 2009: Finalist, FineArtStudioOnline Competition
~October 2009: Finalist: Raymar Art Competition, "Clear Day"
~September 2009: Finalist: Raymar Art Competition, "Evening Sun"
~September 2009: Finalist, FineArtStudioOnline Competition
~September 2009: Awarded Signature Membership: Laguna Plein Air Painters
~September 2009: Awarded Signature Membership: American Impressionist Society
~August 2009: Finalist, FineArtStudioOnline Competition
~August 2009: Solo Show, Knowlton Gallery
~July 2009: Finalist, FineArtStudioOnline Competition
~November 2008- Best of Show, American Impressionist Society
~October 2007- Solo Show, Elliott Fouts Gallery
~August 2006-Top Award Winner -Acadia Invitational, Argosy Gallery, Bar Harbor, Maine
~April 2006 - California Art Club Gold Medal Show
~October 2005 - "From Field Study To Finish" - Solo show, The Vault Gallery, Sonora, CA
~September 2004 & 2005 - Sonoma Plein Air Festival, Juried Artist, Sonoma, CA
~June 2005 - Plein on Main, plein air festival, Murphys, CA
~May 2002-2005 - Gold Country Plein Air Festival, Juried artist, Sonora, CA
~April 2005 - Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery Top 50, Honorable Mention
~March 2005 - Invitational 2005 - Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
~January 2005- Solo show, Iron Door Gallery, Murphys, CA
~2004 - California Art Club Gold Medal Show
~2004 - Solo Show, Artique ltd., Anchorage, AK
~2004 - Solo Show - J Proctor Gallery, Seaside, FL
~2003 - Oil Painters of America 12th Annual Exhibition, Award of Excellence
~2003 - Solo Show, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA
~2002 - California Art Club, Artist Member
~2002 - Arts for the Parks - Top 200 and Mini 50
~2001 & 2002 - Carmel Art Festival
~2002 - Salon International, Greenhouse gallery, 2 paintings
~2002 - Academy of Art College, San Francisco: Annual Spring Show: First Place, Still Life; Second Place, Landscape
~2002 - Solo Show, The Vault Gallery, Sonora, CA
~2002, 2000, 1998 - Solo Shows, Artique ltd, Anchorage, AK
~2001 - Academy of Art College, San Francisco: Annual Spring Show: First & Third Place, Landscape; Third Place, Still Life
~2001 - Birds In Art
~2001 - The Artists' Magazine, Annual Art Competition Finalist (2 paintings)
~2000 - Full Scholarship (summer study grant), Academy of Art College, San Francisco
~2000 & 1998 - Scottsdale Artists' School - Best and the Brightest
~1999 - Oil Painters of America 8th Annual Exhibition
~1998 - American Artist Magazine - Top Ten Emerging Artists Competition, third place
~1996 - US Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Federal Duck Stamp Competition, Top 100 finalist
-Southwest Art: June 2013
-Art of the West: "Everything I Love" - Jan/Feb 2013
-Plein Air Magazine-June/July 2012-
-Southwest Art: "On Location with Kathleen Dunphy" June 2009
-Western Art Collector: "Finding Beauty Close to Home" October 2007
-Southwest Art: "Pacific States of Mind" August 2007
-Southwest Art: Artists to Watch, 2004
-Southwest Art: Art Values, 2003
-Southwest Art: California: Best of the West - Golden State Landscapes 2002
-The Artists' Magazine: The Power of Ingenuity, 2001
-American Artist Magazine: 10 Finalists of the Emerging Artist Competition 1998
-The Best of Colored Pencil, Rockport Publications, 1999
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition USC Fisher Muesum of Art 6/1/2013-6/23/2013 Reception: 6/1/2013 (4:00 - 6:00 pm)