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Katherine Irish

Katherine Irish, MC-IAPS, PSA, DP/PSNM, PSWC, SEPS/MOE, PSSW. . .

Distinctions and Memberships...

 International Association of Pastel Societies - Masters Circle.  Pastel Society of America - Signature Member.       

 New Mexico Pastel Society – Distinguished Pastelist. Pastel Society of the West Coast -Signature Member.

 Southeastern Pastel Society/MOE, Pastel Society of the Southwest - Signature Member;

Member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico; Arizona Pastel Society,  Pastel Society of Colorado

 

Publications: (Selected) Sky Watching, Pastel Journal, August 2015. Cover and featured article.

 PSC Calendar. 2017. 2018. Albuquerque Journal. 2016. Signpost, 2016.

Awards           

    2018 Honorable Mention, Pastel Society of Colorado Mile High Exhibit.

    2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta, PAPNM. Santa Fe, NM. Honorable Mention,

    2018. PSNM 26th National Pastel Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. Third Place,

    2018. Pastel Society of Colorado, Horizons Online Exhibition. Honorable Mention,

    2017. PSA, 45th Enduring Brilliance Exhibition. New York, NY. Pastel Societies of the MidAtlantic Award

    2017. Expo New Mexico. New Mexico State Fair. First Place, Fine Arts Div.

    2017 Honorable Mention and Award of Excellence. Large Division, Honorable Mention Miniatures.   

            Masterworks of New Mexico.

    2016. Arizona Pastel Society, Fall Show. Third Place. 2016.

    2016. Pastel Society of the Southwest, National Art Show, Award of Merit.

    2016. Pastels USA, Pastel Society of the West Coast. The Canson Excellence in Art Award.

    2016 Great Lakes Pastel Society Second Place.

    2016 Wilson Hurley Enchantment Award. Masterworks New Mexico. 

    2015 PSWC Award., 2015 Renaissance in Pastel Award, Conneticut Pastel Society.

    2015 Plein Air Magazine Lilledahl Video Award at PSWC, 29th Annual Pastels Exhibit.

    2015 Emerald Spring Exhibition, Emerald Art Center, Springfield Oregon. Recognition Award,

    March 2015: FAV15%: Bold Brush PainThe Canting Competition. Fine Art Studio Online

    February 2015: Outstanding Pastel:  Bold Brush Painting Competition. Fine Art Studio Online

    2015 Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition. First Place Landscape.

    2015 Masterworks, Miniatures in Pastels. Albuquerque, New Mexico. (First Place,)

    2014 PSC Mile High Exhibit. (3rd Place),

    2014 Austin Pastel Society, 3rd Place in Landscape

    2014 American Salon of  Fine Art,  (Distinguished Award of Merit)

    2014 New Mexico Art Division, Art in Public Places, purchase..      

    2013 Expo New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM (Second Place)

    2014 Masterworks of NM, Miniature, Albuquerque, NM (Second Place)

    New Mexico Arts, Arts in Public Places. Purchase Initiative. 2014.

    2012 Masterworks of NM, Miniature, Albuquerque, NM (First Place)

    2011 Masterworks of  NM, Miniature, Albuquerque, NM (Third Place) 

    Expo New Mexico, New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM 2006, 2009, 2010 (Hon. Men.)

    15th National Pastel Painting Exhibit, PSNM, Albuquerque, NM. 2006 (Merit Award)

Group Show Invitational 

    Arts Thrive: Albuquerque Museum. 2017. 2018.

    New Mexico Cancer Center. Gallery with a Cause. 2012, 2014. 2015. 2016. 2017. 2018.

    Art Under Glass. Placitas Community Library. Placitas, NM. 2017.

    Blue Lily Atelier Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.  2016.

    2016 PSNM Signature Member Show, Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts, Los Lunas, NM.

    Panhandle Plain Invitational Western Art Show. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas. 2016

    Framing Concepts, Albuquerque, NM. 2015.

    2012. 2013. 2014. PSNM Signature Member Show, Matrix Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

    Clearwater,  First Street Gallery, New York, New York, 2012.

    Pastel Perspectives,, Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur, Illinois 2011.

    Sumner and Dene, Albuquerque, NM  2010.2011. 2009, 2007, 2006

Group Show Juried (selected)…

   33rd International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition, IAPS convention. Albuquerque, NM. 2019

   MasterWorks of New Mexico, 21st Fine Arts Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM. 2019

   PSNM, 27th National Pastel Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. 2019.

   Pastel Society of the West Coast 2019 Annual Members Show. https://pswc.ws.

   Pastels USA 2018. Pastel Society of the West Coast, Morro Bay, Ca.

   Pastel Society of Colorado Mile High National Pastel Exhibition. Parker Colorado. 2018.

   Land of Enchantment. PSNM, Santa Fe, NM. 2018-07-17

   UArt Online Pastel Competition. 2018.

   2018 Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta. PAPNM. Sorrel Sky Gallery. Santa Fe, NM

   MasterWorks of New Mexico, 20th Fine Arts Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

   PSNM, 26th National Pastel Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

   32nd IAPS Exhibition, American Art Company, Tacoma Wa.

   Pastel Society of Colorado, 2018 Horizons Online Exhibition

   SEPS 2018 Members Exhibition. Oglethorpe Museum, Oglethorpe, Ga.

   2018 Arizona Pastel Artist’s Association Open Pastel Exhibition

   PAPNM, 9th National Juried Show, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

   Sixth Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition, Pastels Chicago. 2017

   2017 Connecticut Pastel Society, 2017 Renaissance in Pastel Exhibition. Vernon, Ct.

   Pastel of the Southwest, 2017 National Juried Exhibition. Grapevine, Texas.

   Expo New Mexico. New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque NM 2017.

   Pastel Society of America’s 45th Annual Enduring Brilliance Exhibition. New York, NY. 2017.

   PSWC, Pastels USA, 31st Annual International Open Exhibition. Morro Bay, Ca. 2017.

   PSC 13th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition. Denver, Co. 2017.

   SE Pastel Society's 2017 Members Exhibition. ART Station. Stone Mountain, Ga. 2017

   International Association of Pastel Societies. IAPS Convention. Albuquerque, NM2017.

   Masterworks of New Mexico. Large and Miniature Div.. Albuquerque, NM. 2017

   25th Annual National Pastel Society of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. 2016.

   APAA, Fall 2016 Pastel Exhibition. Scottsdale Artists School. Scottsdale Arizona. 2016.

   PSWC, Pastels USA, 30th Annual International Open Exhibition. Morro Bay, Ca. 2016.

   PSSW National Art Show, Grapevine Texas. 2016.

   Expo New Mexico. New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque NM 2016.

   On the Horizon/Landsacpe of New Mexico. New Mexico Art League. 2016.  

   Student and Faculty Exhibit. New Mexico Art League. 2016.

   International Association of Pastel Societies. Salmagundi Club, New York, NY. 2016.

   PSC 12th Annual Mile High International Pastel Exhibition. Denver, Co. 2016.

   2016 Great Lakes Pastel Society National Exhibit. Holland Area Arts Council, Holland MI.

   NW Pastel Society, 30th Annual International Open Exhibit. American Art Co. Tacoma, WA. 2016.

   2016 Arizona Open Pastel Exhibition. Sedona Art Center, Sedona Arizona.

   SE Pastel Society's 17th International Exhibition. Oglethorpe Museum, Oglethorpe, Ga. 2016.

   Masterworks of New Mexico. Large and Miniature Division. Albuquerque, NM  2016.

   2016 Richeson Small Works Exhibition, Kimberly Wisconsin. 2016.

   24th Annual National Pastel Society of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. 2015

   Renaissance in Pastel 2015. Conneticut Pastel Society . Stamford, Conneticut.

   Pastel Society of America’s 43rd Annual Enduring Brillance Exhibition. New York, NY. 2015.

   Pastel Society of the West Coast’s 29th Annual Pastels USA International Open Exhibit. 2015

   Emerald Art Center Spring Exhibition, Springfield, Oregon. 2015.

   29th Annual Northwest Pastel Society  International Exhibit. Tacoma Washington. 2015

   National Greely Art Exhibition. Greely Colorado. 2015

   17th Annual Masterworks of New Mexico, Large and Miniature. Albuquerque, NM. 2015. 

   Southeastern Pastel Society's 2015 Members Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center ,Gainesville, Ga.

   Pastel Society of the West Coast 2015 Annual Members Show. PSWC website.

   2015 Austin Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition. Corridor of Art, Austin, Texas.

   23rd Annual National Painting Exhibition and  Fifth Annual Small Works Exhibit, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Hispanic Arts Center,               Albuquerque, NM. November 2014.

   2014 OnLine Exhibit. Southeastern Pastel Society.

   33rd Annual Juried Show, Pastel Society of the Southwest, Grapevine, Texas 2014.

   Expo New Mexico. New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM. 2014.

   2014 Bosque Art Classic, Clifton Texas, 2014.

   10th Annual Mile High Exhibition, PSC, Denver, Colorado, 2014

   24th Juried IAPS Exhibition, Vose Gallery, Boston, Ma. 2014. IAPS. 2011.

   15th -17th  International Exhibit, Southeastern Pastel Society. (Web exhibit 2013.2014)

   Masterworks of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 2015- 2009. 2007

   2014 GLPS National Show, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse  City, Mi, 2014.

   Expressions West 2014, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon, 2014.

   2014 Austin Pastel Society Juried Member, Austin, Texas.

   2014 Pastel Society of Colorado, Member’s Exhibit, Montrose, Co

   2014 American Salon of Fine Art, Online. 2014

   33rd & 32nd Annual Juried Show, Pastel Society of the Southwest, Grapevine, Texas 2013.

   24th, 23rd, 22nd Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition and Fifth Annual Small Works

   Exhibit Hispanic Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM. November 2015 - 2009

   Expo New Mexico. New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque, NM. 2014-12. 2010-2006.

   Less is More, St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland. 2014. 2013    

   21st Annual National Painting Exhibition and Fourth Annual Small Works Exhibit,

           Hispanic Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM. November 2012.

   2012 Masterworks of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. Large and Miniature Art Div.

   Placitas Artists Series, , Placitas, NM, 2009-2015.

 

Gallery Exhibitions 

         Marigold Arts, Santa Fe NM  2016 - Current

       Abstractions in Nature. OnyxSwan Gallery. Albuquerque, NM. 2018.

       Convergence Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2013. 2012.

       Sumner and Dene, Albuquerque, NM  2009. 2008. 2007.

       Placitas Studio Art Tour. Placitas, NM. 2006 – 2017.

 

Collections (selected):

 State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Arts Division, Art in Public Places:

Sites include Lordsburg Port of Entry, Lordsburg, NM. 2015  

Center for New Mexico Archeology, Santa Fe, NM. 2016

Natural History Museum, Albuquerque, NM. 2016

Sandia High School. Albuquerque, NM. 2017

Santa Fe Police Department. Santa Fe, NM. 2017

Sandoval County, Senior Center. Bernalillo, NM. 2018