cathy wilkin's online gallery


I finally let myself go. When I ignored the vocabulary, the buzz words, the high brow, the elite judgements I became the artist I wanted to be. I was no longer vacillating. I could wallow in my own kaleidoscopic, phantasmagoric entertainment. And I was there - wrapping my eyes around parsley greens with English accents, bringing on magenta shadows and reds with attitudes. I want to play with palettes that carry scents deep into the canvas. I want to conduct visual symphonies that massage their color waves around me. I relish the use of metaphor and symbols that add richness to my narratives. Suits my hedonistic, pagan, Celtic self. The selfish satisfaction of creating my own myths, my own golden Byzantium is all I need.


MFA in painting, Kent State University

Professor Emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus.


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


TAG/The Artists Gallery, Frederick, MD, Solo Exhibition, October, 2023

The Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, Md, Invitational, September 2023

Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC, International Juried Exhibition, August 2023

Cumberland Valley Museum of Fine Art, Juried Exhibition, Hagerstown, MD, March 2023

Kentlands Mansion, Curated and Invitational, Gaithersburg, MD, January 2023

TAG/The Artists Gallery, Solo Show, Frederick, MD, September 2022

San Diego Museum of Art, International Juried Exhibition, San Diego, CA, March 2022

Gallery 115, Invitational, Curated by Rula Jones with Catalog, Frederick, MD, July 2021

Verum Ultimum Gallery, National Juried Exhibition with Catalog, Portland, OR, October 2020

Craven Arts Gallery, National Juried Exhibition, Best In Show, New Bern, NC, April 2020

TAG/The Artists Gallery, Solo Show, Frederick, MD, June 2020

The Delaplaine Arts Center, National Juried Exhibition, Frederick, MD, May 2019

Kentlands Mansion, Juried Exhibition, Gaithersburg, MD, 2019

The Athenaeum, 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.

Web Site: