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.
2013Catherine’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.
2003The 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.
2003Anderson’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.
2002The 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.
2002Artists 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.
2001The 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.
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.
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
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
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
1995 American Watercolor Society (AWS), Salmagundi Club, New York
Winsor & Newton Award
1995 Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
1994 Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
1994 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
1993 Affaire In The Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA
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!
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!