Catherine Prescott is an award-winning painter from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This year she is one of 48 Finalists chosen from over 3,000 entries for the Outwin-Boochever Portrait Competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington D.C. She is represented by Hersh Fine Art, Glen Cove, New York, where she had a solo show in 2012. Also in 2012, she was awarded Honorable Mention I in the Portrait Society of America members-only competition. In 2011 she won 4th place in the same annual competition and was a finalist in the ACOPAL competition, America China Oil Painting Artists League. She was one of ten women invited to participate in “Inspiring Figures,” a portrait exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art in 2010. That same year she won the Salmagundi Club Award in the C.L. Wolfe Competition at The National Arts Club in New York. She is the recipient of a 2008 Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She has won 10 First, Second or Best of Show awards in Pennsylvania juried exhibits. Her work was also chosen for the inaugural Outwin-Boochever Portrait Competition held by the National Portrait Gallery in 2006.
Other group invitationals include “Women Painting Women,” at Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, S.C., “Figurative,” at Katharina Rich Perlow, NY, NY, and “Portraiture, a Philadelphia Tradition” in Wayne, PA. One-person exhibits include Hersh Fine Art, Glen Cove, NY, the Phillips Museum, Lancaster, PA, the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA, and YorkArts, York, PA. Her work has been featured in Image, American Arts Quarterly, The Art of The Portrait, and American Art Collector.
Prescott taught painting and drawing at Messiah College for 20 years, and has been a guest professor at Andreeva Portrait Academy, The Glen Workshop, Image Summer Institute, and six courses at the Gordon College Orvieto Program in Orvieto, Italy. She has written on the subject of portraits as art. Her commissioned portraits have been widely collected.