cathy wilkin's online gallery


I finally gave up. When I let it all go - the vocabulary, the buzz words, the high brow, the elite deception - I became the artist I wanted to be. I was no longer bored. I no longer had to feign interest, had to relate to the pure, had to appear enthusiastic about the current state of art. I can wallow in my own kaleidoscopic, phantasmagoric entertainment. And I was there - wrapping my eyes around parsley greens that had English accents, giving my paintings magenta shadows and reds with attitudes. I want to play with palettes that carry scents deep into the canvas. I want to orchestrate visual symphonies that massage their color waves around me. No Delphic wisdom. Very basic. Very happy. Very entertaining. Suits my hedonistic, pagan, Celtic self. The selfish satisfaction of creating my own myths, my own golden Byzantium is all I need. If you don't enjoy my work may you find your pleasure elsewhere.


MFA in painting, Kent State University

Professor Emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus.


Mixed media, acrylic paints, inks, papers, and glazes.


National Juried Exhibition, Bank of the Arts, Craven Arts Gallery, Best In 2d, New Bern, NC, 2020

National Juried Exhibition, The Delaplaine, Frederick, MD, 2020

The Artists Gallery, Solo Show, Frederick, MD, 2020

Kentlands Mansion, Juried Exhibition, Gaithersburg, MD, 2019

The Atheneum, Juried Exhibition, Alexandria, VA, 2018

The Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV, National Juried Exhibition, Painting Award,

Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C., National Juried Exhibition, "Art As Politics", July, 2017

The Artists Gallery, Frederick, Md, Solo Show, May, 2016

The Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV, Solo Show, March 18 through April 30, 2016

The Artists Gallery, Frederick, Md, Solo Show, June, 2015

Berkeley Earth and Arts Show, Martinsburg, WV, National Juried Exhibition, March, 2015

Parkersburg Art Center, Juried Exhibition, June thru August 15, 2014, Parkersburg, WV; Painting Award: Absinthe Afternoons

Huntington Art Museum, Juried Exhibition, June 2014, Huntington, WV; Painting Award: Spirit Fish

Shepherd University, Frank Center Group Show, June thru July 1, 2014, Shepherdstown, WV

Art17 Gallery, One Woman Show, November 14, 2013 thru February 18, 2014, Washington, DC

West Virginia Juried Exhibition, January 2014, Martinsburg, WV

52nd International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, May 2013

The Arts Center, Best in Show, Martinsburg, W.V. April 2013

The Cultural Center, Charleston, W.V. Jurors award on several occasions, most recently 2012, including purchase award in 2001.

Dezarts Gallery, Palm Springs, Ca. 2011

Firehouse Gallery, Charlestown, WV, 2011

67th Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition award of excellence, 2010

Sunrise Gallery, Charleston, WV Jurors award

Keane Mason Gallery, NY,NY Group show, now defunct

Gallery K, Wash. D.C. Group show, now defunct


Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV

The Cultural Center, Charleston, WV

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

The History House, Cumberland, MD


The Artists' Gallery, 216 North Market St., Frederick, Md.

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