Personal Bio And Formal Resume


Kathy Daywalt

Biography

Kathy Daywalt is a prolific working artist with 40 years of successful experience in a variety of media. Her works have been included in numerous juried exhibitions and one-person shows. These works are in private collections from New York to California.  In 2012 Daywalt began to revisit her original art interest - watercolor. She has been studying the effects of the medium on Yupo, polypropylene plastic, originally used for permanent outdoor signs.  Her interest in figures and beautifully patterned compositions is evident in these new works. More importantly, her long experience with linocut printmaking has carried over to this new endeavor as she employs artist-made linocut stamps as well as found objects to create her richly textured, patterned paintings.

In 2014, Kathy worked with the Linda Jones Enterprises in celebration of the 75th Anniversary Edition of the digitally re-mastered and 3-D version of Warner Brothers “The Wizard of Oz”. A selection of her paintings was featured at the premier of the film at TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman’s Chinese) and traveled to the three Chuck Jones Galleries as part of the celebration.

Kathy began following her calling as a child.  Working full time while being a wife and mother, she continued to make time for art.  Daywalt graduated Suma Cum Laude from Anne Arundel Community College with an AA Degree in Fine Art in 1995 and has continued in serious study with a variety of successful, professional artists. She is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and a member of Maryland Federation of Art as well as Baltimore Creative Alliance. She is represented at Gallery C, Raleigh, NC; Gallery C East, Atlantic Beach, NC; Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD;  Artist at Work, Stevensville, MD; Biblion, Lewes, DE.   Her works are listed with Artspan.com, a search site for art collectors.   

 

 Statement

I find figures to be continually interesting and beautiful. Color is delicious, and textures and patterns are fascinating!  These are a few of the reasons I continue to be an artist, continue to push to the edge. This is where figures and other objects, indeed, even landscapes, can become just left or right of center, not quite dead on, a little quirky and evocative. Bold color thrills me – subtle color and nuance draw me in to see what is there. I enjoy the give and take that watermedia provides – watercolor, gouache, watercolor crayons and pencils – sometime I tell it what to do. But sometimes, it tells me. I'm also enjoying the challenge of translating some of these works into oil and acrylic paintings.

 

 
Exhibitions:

  • Solo Exhibit, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC - February/March 2018
  • Solo Exhibit, Willow Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD September/October 2017
  • Summer of Seven, McGuire Fine Art, Frederick, MD - July/August 2017
  • Main Street Gallery Presents Daywalt & Dixon, Annapolis, MD - June 2
  • March Forward, Solo Exhibit, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD - March 2017
  • New Oils by Kathy Daywalt and Bronzes by Michiel Van der Sommen, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC -June 3 - July 31, 2017
  • Imagined People & Places, Blanche Ames Gallery, UUCF, Frederick, MD - May 2016
  • Main Street Fine Art Presents Three Painters, Main Street Fine Art Gallery, Annapolis, MD - April 2016
  • Imagined People & Places, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD - March 2016 (traveling show)
  • Solo Exhibition, Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Snow Hill, MD - July 2015
  • Watercolor Wonderings, Solo Exhibition, Studio at Gulf & Pine, Anna Maria, FL - May 2015
  • ACCR/Case[werks], Art & Community, Baltimore, MD - December 2014
  • Women of Wonder, Kathy Daywalt & Elissa Farrow-Savos, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC - May 23 - July 25, 2014
  • M/otherworks – Mother~Artist~Woman – Invitational Exhibition (6 Artists), Open Ground Studios Gallery, Seaside, CA – May 2014 
  • Solo Exhibition, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, November 2013
  • Featured at World Premier of the Anniversary Edition of Warner Bros. “Wizard of Oz” at TCL Chinese Theater (formerly Grauman’s Chinese) Hollywood, CA, September 2013
  • Three Artist Exhibit, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, Marbury, MD, September 2012
  • Blockprint Explosion, Solo Exhibition, Ginger Cove Gallery, Riva, MD,  2012
  • Featured Artist Mermaids of the Chesapeake II, Group Exhibition, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, April 2012
  • Mermaids of the Chesapeake, Solo Exhibition, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, April 2011
  • Floral Works, Gifts for All Seasons, Solo Exhibition, Aurora Gallery, Annapolis, MD, August 2010
  • Heliotrope Bouquet 12, Group Exhibition, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, 2010
  • Solo Exhibition Kathleen Daywalt, Ocean City Art League, Ocean City, MD,  2008
  • Renaissance Festival in Art, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 2007
  • Mermaids & More, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 2007
  • Acton Landing Selected Works Exhibit, Annapolis, MD, 2006
  • Annual Art Walk with Demonstration, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2006
  • Ordinary to Extraordinary, Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, DE, 2005
  • Annual Art Walk with Demonstration, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2003
  • Featured Artist for Bethesda Literary Festival, Margaret Smith Gallery II, Bethesda, MD, 2002
  • Paradigm Shift, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2002
  • Solo Exhibition, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 2002
  • Portals & Passages, Main Street Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2000
  • Group Exhibition, James Cooper Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV, 1999
  • Demonstration Day, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 1999
  • 10th Anniversary Exhibition Featured Artist, Margaret Smith Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 1997
  • Selected Works, Whisperwood Studio, Berkley Springs, WV, 1997
  • California Influences, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA, 1996
  • Kathleen Daywalt Solo Exhibition...Sculptural Paintings, Margaret Smith Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 1994
  • Three Dimensions, Margaret Smith Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 1992
  • Group Exhibition, Art in the Park Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 1991
  • Paperworks, Margaret Smith Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, 1990
  • Featured Artist, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 1988
  • Solo Exhibition, Golden Age, Savage Gallery, Savage, MD, 1988
  • Expanded Themes, Solo Exhibition, Savage Gallery, Savage, MD, 1987
  • Solo Watercolor Exhibition, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 1986
  • Grand Opening - Featured Artist, Savage Gallery, Savage, MD, 1986
  • Solo Exhibition, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, 1984
  • Figurative, Portside Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juried Shows:

  • Baltimore Watercolor Society at Slayton House, Columbia, MD - April 2018 - Second Place Award
  • LAG Open Juried Exhibition, Laurel, MD - March 2018 - First Place Award
  • Crystal Moll Gallery Faves of 2017 - December 2017
  • Still & Life, Crystal Moll Gallery, Baltimore, MD - May 2017
  • Artist Eye, Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD, October 2017 - Honorable Mention
  • Blossoms of Hope, Helping Hands, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD - April 2017 - 
  • Blossoms of Hope Moving Forward, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD - April 2016 - Second Place Award
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society at The Hoffberger Gallery, BHC, Baltimore, MD - March 2016
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society at Glenview Mansion, Rockville Civic Center Park, Rockville, MD - January 2016 - Honorable Mention   
  • Maryland Federation of Art, Strokes of Genius Open Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD - November 2015
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society Signture Member Exhibit at Bernice Kish Gallery, Slayton House, Columbia, MD - November 2015 - Honorable Mention
  • Hot Summer, Cool Watercolor, Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibition,The Gallery at Quiet Waters, Annapolis, MD – September 2015 – Honorable Mention
  • Art MD at College Park, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, July 2015 -
  • Honorable Mention
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society, Mid-Atlantic Regional Juried Exhibition, Black Rock Art Center, Germantown, MD - June 2015
  • 2014 Laurel Art Guild Open Juried Exhbition at Montppelier Art Center, Laurel, MD
  • Maryland Federation of Art Juried Exhibition at Quiet Waters, Annapolis, MD, 2013
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society Regional Open Juried Exhibition, Columbia Center for the Arts, 2013
  • 44th Annual Laurel Art Guild Open Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, MD, 2013
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society Regional Open Juried Exhibition, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, 2012
  • Image & Imagination, Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD, 2012
  • The Figure, Art League of Ocean City - Second Place Award - Ocean City, MD, 2012
  • 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition,, River Gallery, Galesville, MD, 2011
  • 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, River Gallery, Galesville, MD,  2010
  • Annual Juried Exhibition, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009
  • 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, River Gallery, Galesville, MD, 2009
  • 60th Annual Symphony of Orchids, National Capital Orchid Society at the U. S. National Arboretum, 2007 - Second Place Award
  • Small to Large, Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD, 2004
  • Open Juried Exhibition, Annapolis Watercolor Club, Annapolis, MD - Juror's Choice Award, 2001
  • Fish Out Of Water, Baltimore Public Arts Project, Baltimore, MD, 2001
  • Art Maryland '98, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, MD, 1998
  • Sculpture Now, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, 1998
  • Open Juried Exhibition, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Baltimore, MD, 1990
  • Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD - Honorable Mention, 1989
  • Open Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, 1984
  • Kent Island Federation of Art, Stevensville, MD - First Place Awards in two categories, 1981

 

 

 

Publications:

  • Capital Entertainment, Artist Eye at Benfield Gallery, October 13, 2017
  • Gallery Page, Sunday Capital, Artist Eye at Benfield Gallery, October 1, 2017
  • What's Up? Annapolis Magazine, Solo Exhibit, Willow Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, September 2017
  • Evening Capital Entertainment, Annapolis Art Walk, August 25, 2017
  • Evening Capital, Annapolis Art Walk, August 2017
  • Severna Park Voice, Annapolis Art Walk, August 9, 2017
  • Gallery Page, Sunday Capital, Main Street Gallery Presents Sam Dixon and Kathy Daywalt, June 4, 2017
  • Capital, Entertainment, March Forward, Works by Kathy Daywalt at Benfield Gallery, March 10, 2017
  • Gallery Page, Capital, March 5, 2017
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society Newsletter, Autumn 2015
  • Artist Kathy Daywalt Battles Adversity...article, Pasadena Voice, November 5, 2014
  • Art at Linthicum Walks article, The Gazette, May 15, 2014
  • Monterey County Weekly, May 1, 2014
  • Art at Linthicum Walks article, The Caital, May 13, 2014
  • The Gallery Page, The Capital, November 3, 2013
  • The Gallery Page, The Capital, February 3, 2013
  • Baltimore Watercolor Society 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition Catalog
  • The Gallery Page, The Sunday Capital, October 7, 2012
  • The Washington Post, March 18, 2011
  • The Baltimore Sun, March 17, 2011
  • Entertainment, The Capital, March 17, 2011
  • The Gallery Page, The Sunday Capital, March 2011
  • The Gallery Page, The Capital, August 2010
  • Renaissance Festival Inspires New Art Exhibit, The Capital, 2007
  • Fish Out Of Water, Baltimore Public Arts Project (book), 2001
  • Loaded to the Gills, "Fish Out Of Water", Baltimore Sunpaper, 2001
  • Local Artists Create "Fish Out Of Water", Severna Park Voice, 2001
  • Club Has Biennial Juried Exhibit, The Capital, Annapolis, MD, 2001
  • Main Street Gallery Annual Calendar, 2000

 

Studied With:

  • Pat Barnes - Watercolor
  • Joe Mayer - Watercolor
  • Gary Morrell - Watercolor
  • Sharon Edwards-Russell - Three-dimensional Design, Ceramics
  • Nicholas Scalise - Watercolor
  • Jane Schwarz - Intaglio Printmaking
  • Dan Kuhne - Drawing
  • Marie Linnekin - Oil Painting
  • Richard Niewerth - Two-dimensional Design, Oil Painting
  • Judith Paris Ware - Creative Explorations
  • Kevin Fitzgerald - Oil Painting
  • David Shevlino - Oil Painting
  • Nancy Tankersley - Oil Painting
  • Bernard Dellario – Plein Air with Gouache
  • Mark Mehaffey - Watercolor
  • Hai-Ou Hou - Plein Air Oil Painting