Exhibits and Awards

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin

Exhibits and Awards

Catherine Anderson’s enviable list of coveted, juried exhibits and awards are a testimony to the masterful level of her artwork and status as a distinguished artist. It is difficult to be accepted into certain prestigious shows, yet Catherine’s work has won awards in many of them! We need to update the information presented here and work on this page is ongoing. However, we wanted to post this list of exhibits and awards for those who are just getting to know Catherine and her work now that she has moved to beautiful southern Oregon.

Exhibits

Night Voyage, HIgh Winds Medal Award, 30” x 22” Watercolor painting of a grapevine in autumn on black background by Catherine Anderson, AWS

2013

Catherine’s painting, Night Voyage, was accepted for the 146th Annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, and consequently won the prestigious High Winds medal. The American Watercolor Society chose Night Voyage to be part of their year-long AWS traveling show, which toured the nation, exhibiting in museums and galleries across the country.
Manana, 20%22 x 24%22 Watercolor painting of a sleeping dog by Catherine Anderson, AWS

2003

The Great American Artist Exhibition and Sale (GAA) The Cincinnati Club, Cincinnati, Ohio www.greatamericanartists.com. Catherine’s 24″ x 20″ watercolor & acrylic painting, Mañana, was accepted into this prestigious show.
Song of the Earth, 15” x 11” Watercolor painting of a horse in a pasture on a foggy day by Catherine Anderson, AWS

2003

Anderson’s watercolor Song of the Earth was accepted into the Midwest Watercolor Society (MWS – now the Transparent Watercolor Society of America). She received her Signature Membership with them the same year.
Grapevines and Vineyards : The Magic of the Night, 29 1/2%22 x 21 1/2%22 Watercolor painting of a grapevine at night by Catherine Anderson, AWS. 2002 Clara Stroud Memorial Award winner

2002

The American Watercolor Society 135th Annual International Exhibition 47 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003 ***The American Watercolor Society elected Catherine to active AWS Signature Membership this year, and awarded her painting, Magic of the Night, the Clara Stroud Memorial Award.
A Blessing, 30%22 x 22%22 Watercolor painting by Catherine Anderson, AWS

2002

Artists First Annual Open Studio in Houston’s Historical Heights Catherine participated in this Open Studio with her students. The studio tour donated a portion of all art sales to the DePelchin Children’s Center, serving children and families since 1892.
Grapevines and Vineyards : As I Woke Up One Morning, 29 1/2%22 x 21 1/2” Watercolor painting by Catherine Anderson, AWS

2001

The American Watercolor Society 134th Annual International Exhibition 47 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003 Catherine’s painting, As I Woke Up One Morning, was accepted into this prestigious show.
Grapevines and Vineyards : About Catherine Anderson : Grapevines and Vineyards : As I Woke Up One Morning, 29 1/2%22 x 21 1/2” Watercolor painting by Catherine Anderson, AWS

1999

Denver Rotary Club Artists of America Exhibit Denver, CO Catherine’s watercolor painting, As I Woke Up One Morning, was accepted into this prestigious show.

Northwest Watercolor Association (NWWS) 60th Annual Open Exhibition As I Woke Up One Morning was accepted into this prestigious show.

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO As I Woke Up One Morning won Best in Show at this prestigious exhibition.

Awards

2001 The American Watercolor Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, NY
Saunders Waterford Series Award

2000 The American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, NY
The President’s Award

2000 The Midwest Watercolor Society’s 24th Annual Exhibition, The Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
The Daler-Rowney Gold Medallion

2000 California Watercolor Association (CWA), Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA
32nd Annual Exhibition Bronze Award

1999 Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
Best of Show

1999 Watercolor West XXXI Annual Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Robert E. Wood Memorial Award

1998 Watercolor West, XXX Annual Exhibition, Brea Cultural Center, Brea, CA
The Brand Library & Art Gallery Award

1998 American Women Artist’s Annual Exhibit, Trailside Gallery Americana, Scottsdale, AZ
American Women Artist’s Award

1998 Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Patron Purchase Award

1997 Napa Valley Open Studios, Napa Valley, Napa, CA
People’s Choice Award

1997 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Golden, CO
First Bank of Colorado N.A. Award

1996 Watercolor West Annual Exhibition XXVII, Brea Cultural Center, Brea, CA
Mary & Ben Rabe Soft Colors Award

1996 Napa Valley Open Studios, Napa Valley, CA
Best of Show

1996 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
Merit Award

1996 Midwest Watercolor Society, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI
Helga’s Palette Workshop Tuition Award

1996 California Watercolor Association (CWA), Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
Gold Medal

1995 National Watercolor Society (NWS), Brea Gallery
National Galleries Endowment Award

1995 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, National Arts Club, NY
Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal

1995 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
1st Place

1995 American Watercolor Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, New York
Winsor & Newton Award

1995 Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Purchase Award

1994 Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
1st Place

1994 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
Blue Ribbon

1993 Affaire In The Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA
1st Place

1991 The Artist’s Magazine, Cincinnati, OH
Finalist in Painting Competition

1991 23rd Annual Exhibition, Oakland, CA
Eastbay Watercolor Society Merit Award

Catherine’s Art on the Silver Screen!

Exhibits and Awards : Watercolor Landscapes : GreenPiece, Watercolor painting of a misty green hillside with trees by Catherine Anderson, AWS, featured in the film Dark Water

GreenPiece, 30″ x 22″ Watercolor

See Catherine’s paintings in the movie “Déjà Vu”, starring Denzel Washington.

Two of Catherine Anderson’s watercolor paintings appear in the Disney movie, DARK WATER. The film stars Jennifer Connelly and was released in movie theaters in July, 2005. You can see Catherine’s in a key scene which takes place in the mediator’s office. GreenPiece, is a green landscape and Rhythm of Life is a pink seascape. Disney reviewed 10,000 paintings in their search for artwork, and as a result of all that work they finally chose Catherine’s!

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