Curriculum Vitae


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Prizes and Honors:

2014                      Art of the State, PA State Museum, First prize in works on paper

2014                      Art of the State, PA State Museum, purchase award

2012-2014             National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, exhibit Feb. 2013 – March 2014

2012                      Art Renewal Center 2011-2012, Finalist in Figure, International Salon

2012                      Portrait Society of America, members’ competition, first honorable mention in Self-Portraits

2011                      ACOPAL competition, America China Oil Painting Artists League, finalist

2010                      Salmagundi Club Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Competition, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2010                      Portrait Society of America, members’ competition, fourth prize in Still Life

2010                      Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Ohio, one of ten artists invited to participate in the “Inspiring Figures” exhibition of women figure painters

2009                     Art Association of Harrisburg, PA, National Juried Show, second prize

2006                      National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,        

Finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, July I, 2006 to Feb. 19, 2007

2006                      Art Association of Harrisburg, National Juried Show, First Prize in Painting

2004                    Art Association of Harrisburg, Best of Show, National Juried Competi-   tion

2001                      PA State Museum. Harrisburg, PA, First Prize in Painting, Art of the State

2000                      PA State Museum, Art of the State, First Prize in Painting, Harrisburg, PA

1997                      Art Association of Harrisburg, First Prize, National Juried Show,

1996                      Gallery Alexy and The Contemporary Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA, Best of Show, Contemporary Realism II, Juror: Sydney Goodman

1996                      Elizabethtown College, Second Prize, Sixth Annual PA Juried Exhibit, Art Association of Harrisburg, PA, Elizabethtown, PA, Juror: Linda Cunningham.

1995                      Art Association of Harrisburg, PA, First Prize in Painting, National Juried Exhibition

1992                      State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, First Prize in Painting, Art of the State,

1979                      Mill Gallery, Rochester, NY, First Prize, Rochester Women in the Arts,

 

Selected Solo Exhibits:

2015                      North Park University Gallery, Chicago, IL, “Person,” curated by Tim Lowly

2014                      Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, "Catherine Prescott: Recent Paintings," Gallery II

2012                      Hersh Fine Art, Glen Cove, New York, review, American Arts Quarterly,

2009                      YorkArts, York, Pennsylvania

2003                      The Phillips Museum, Dana Gallery, Franklin and Marshall College,      

                                   Lancaster, PA

2003                      Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA

2002                      Messiah College, Grantham PA

1994                      Messiah College, Grantham PA

1988                      Gordon College, Wenham, MA

1987                      Messiah College, Grantham, PA

1986                      Greenville College, Greenville, IL

1985                      Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, MD

1981                      Messiah College, Grantham, PA

                       

 

Selected Group Exhibits:

2017                      “Women Painting Women: In Earnest,” curated by Alia El-Bermani and Diane Feissel, Custom House Museum, Clarksville, TN, and traveling to J Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, catalog available: here

2017                      Santa Clara U. Gallery, Santa Clara, CA, “Honoring the Legacy of David    Park,” curator John Seed, catalog available: here

2017                      Abend Gallery, Denver, CO, Sight Unseen, curator Alia El-Bermani, catalog at link

2016                      Principle Gallery, Charleston, “Tribute to Emanuel Nine: A Portrait

Project,” see project website, catalog available: here

2015-2016             Governor’s Residence, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Arts Experience

2015-2016             Messiah College Climenhaga Galleries, paintings from the permanent collection, Grantham, PA

2015                      Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Arts honoring the Inauguration of Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

2014                      Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA, “Pay it Forward,” Women Painting Women

2014                      Doshi Gallery, PA State Museum, juried exhibit, “Lost/Found World”       

2013                      Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Women Painting Women,

2012                      PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition, Harrisburg

2012                      “The Expedition and Beyond,” Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2011                      PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition

2011                      Doshi Special Exhibition, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

2010                      Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, S.C, “Women Painting Women,”

 2010                     PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition

2010                      82nd National Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg

2010                      “Figure 8,” Elizabethtown College Invitational, Elizabethtown, PA

2009                      PA State Museum, Art of the State annual juried exhibition

2009                      81st Annual International Juried Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg

2008                      Susquehanna Museum of Art, Harrisburg, PA, “Celebrate DOSHI”

2007                   “Portraiture: A Philadelphia Tradition,” Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia  

2007                      Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY, “Figurative”

2007                      Andreeva Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, portraits by faculty members

2005                      "New Philadelphia Realists," Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia   

2005                      "Out of Line," Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Drawing Show

2005                      Prescott and Prescott: Image and Substance, Brauer Museum of Art,

                              Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. two-person exhibition     

2004                      “Masters and Mavericks: The Nude,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia

2004                      “Artists Talk,” exhibition and lecture on my work, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CN, exhibition catalog

2002                      “Art of the State,” Susquehanna Museum, Harrisburg, PA juried show

2000                      Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY,  

1999                      Art Association of Harrisburg, Four-Person Invitational.

1999                      “Reality Check,” Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, Invitational

1999                      Houghton College, Houghton, NY, Two-Person Exhibit.

1998                      National Juried Show, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.

1996-1998             CIVA Creates the Portrait: Traveling Exhibit; Curators Lennart Anderson and Douglas Giebel.

1996                      Biblical Arts Center Museum, Dallas, TX.

1996                      Contemporary Realists at the Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, PA.

1996                      Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, Two-Person Exhibit.

1995                      Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA

1994                      “Searching for the Hidden,” C. S. Lewis Summer Institute, Cambridge, England, Invitational.

1988                      Art Association of Harrisburg, Annual National Juried Exhibit.

1988                      Pennsylvania Painting Competition, Bucknell University, Juror: Clement Greenberg.

1987                      Christians in Visual Arts, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC

1987                      The Colorado College Alumni Exhibit, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1985                      Christians in Visual Arts, Wheaton, IL, Juror:  David Tannous.

1985                      Shelter '85, Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, Juror:  David Tannous.

1984                      The Gallery, York, PA, Tri-State Exhibit, Juror:  David Tannous.

1981                      Doshi Gallery, Harrisburg, PA, Two-Person Exhibit.

 

Grants:

2008                      Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship

1988-1989             Pennsylvania Council on The Arts and National Endowment for The Arts, Artist in Residence, York Public Schools and Cumberland Valley Public School.

 

Education:

1966                      University of Wisconsin, graduate painting for one summer

1966                      B.A., The Colorado College

 

Selected Collections:                             

                              Public collection, York College, York, PA

   Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA

                              Private Collection, Middletown, PA

                              Private Collection,  University Place, Washington

                              State Museum of Pennsylvania

                              Private Collection, York, PA

                              Private Collection, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

                              Private Collection, NY, NY

                              Private Collection, Lake Charles, LA

                              Private Collection, York, PA

                              Fulton Bank, Lancaster, PA

                              Private Collection, Seattle,WA

                              Private Collection, Mechanicsburg, PA

                              Private Collection, Atlanta, GA

                              Private Collection, Grantham, PA

                              The Boyer Center, Messiah College, Grantham, PA            

                              Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA

                              Turkey Hill Dairy, Conestoga, PA

                              Walworth Memorial Public Library, Walworth, WI

                              Pine Rest Christian Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

                              Office of the President, Messiah College, Grantham, PA

                              Messiah College, permanent collection

                              Private Collection, Harrisburg PA

                              Private Collection, Harrisburg, PA

                              Private Collection, Harrisburg, PA

                              Private Collection, Lewisberry, PA

                              Private Collection, Lake Charles, LA

                              Private Collection, Brooklyn, NY

                              Private Collection, Lancaster, PA

                              Private Collection, Kirchner, Ontario, Canada

                              Private Collection, Massillon, Ohio

                              Private Collection, Dillsburg, PA

                              Private Collection, Wenham, MA

                              Private Collection, Harrisburg, PA

                              Private Collection, Chicago, IL

                              Private Collection, Grantham, PA

                              Private Collection, State College, PA

                              Private Collection, Wellesley, MA

                              Private Collection, Etters, PA

                              Private Collection, Mechanicsburg, PA

                              Private Collection, Seelze, Germany

 

Teaching Experience:

Ongoing since 2009, Private and semi-private lessons at my studio or the student’s

2012, ’14, ’15       Orvieto, Italy, Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, Portrait Painting

2012                      Long Island Academy of Art, three-day portrait workshop

2012                      Mechanicsburg Art Center, Mechanicsburg, PA, 3 portrait workshops

2011                      Image Seminar: Philadelphia, “Human face, Holy Face: Rembrandt and the Spiritual Dimensions of the Portrait,” Faculty Artist

2009                      Andreeva Portrait Academy, Santa Fe, NM, one-week workshop

2003, ‘05, ‘09       Orvieto, Italy, Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, Painting

1982-2002             Adjunct Instructor in Drawing and Painting, Messiah College, Grantham, PA

2002                      IMAGE Summer Institute, instructor in portrait painting, Santa Fe

2001                      IMAGE Summer Institute, instructor in landscape painting, Santa Fe, NM

1998                      Gordon College, The Orvieto Semester, guest professor of painting, Orvieto, Italy, pilot program

1975-1980             Adjunct Instructor in Art, Roberts Wesleyan College

 

Bibliography:               

2017               Fine Art Connoisseur, The Emanuel Nine: Despair and the Power of the Sublime by Suzy Hart,                                                                              September/October 2017 Vol. 14 Issue 5

2017                     Patheos: The Anxious Bench blog, Agnes Howard comments on Tribute to the Emanuel Nine

2016                      Image Journal, Mary Kenagy comments on Tribute to Emanuel Nine: A Portrait Project July 2016

2016                      CIVA, Christians in Visual Arts, interview about Tribute to the Emanuel Nine: A Portrait Project, by Kate Austin, July 7.

2016                      Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center, publisher of American Arts Quarterly. “In the Studio: Catherine                                     Prescott and Theodore Prescott,” interview and studio visit, by Allison Malafronte, July blog

2016                    IAM, International Arts Movement, founded and directed by Mako Fujimura, interview with editor Alissa Wilkinson                            for the "Culture Care Newsletter," July Issue, about Tribute to Emanuel Nine: A Portrait Project

2014                      National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, interview, "face2face: portrait of an artist"

2013                      Fine Art Connoisseur, October issue, “Women Painting Women: (R)evolution” by Nancy Bea Miller, full color                                       reproductionP. 101

2013                      The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013, Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery, catalog, essay by                                        Mary Sherrif, color reproduction

2013                      Huffington Post, Julia Clift, “Refreshingly Real Women: The Portraiture of Catherine Prescott,” March 16, 2013

2013                      The Lucky Compiler, interview: Making the Interior Exterior

2012                      American Arts Quarterly, Fall, 2012 issue, editorial review of my solo exhibit at Hersh Fine Art with full color                                         reproduction

2012                    25A, Gold Coast Luxury Magazine, Long Island NY, feature on Hersh Fine Art solo exhibit with full color                                                    reproduction 

2012                      Record Pilot, Glen Cove, NY, feature article, reproduction, June 14

2012                      Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2012 finalists, catalog

2012                      CIVA SEEN, XII: 2012, “Catherine Prescott: Behind the Face,” by Crystal Downing. Feature article with color                                          reproductions

2012                      American Art Collector, April 2012, “The Expedition and Beyond”, P. 120, full-page color reproduction P.122

2010                       Inspiring Figures, catalog of exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art, published by The Portrait                                                 Societyof America, 2010

2010                      American Art Collector, August 2010, “Inspiring Figures,” by Lauren Harris and Gordon Wetmore, full-color                                          reproduction P.73

2009                      The Art of the Portrait, Vol.11, Issue #45, “Catherine Prescott: Paint   and Passion,” feature article with 2 full-                                              color reproductions by L.L. Winner

2009                      Bearing The Mystery, Twenty Years of Image, edited by Gregory Wolfe, full-page color reproduction

2009                      The Art of the Portrait, Vol. 11, Issue #43, “Introducing the Invitational Artists” article on exhibit at Butler                                                  Institute of American Art, 2010, full-color reproduction

2009                      The Beauty of God: Theology and The Arts, ed. by Daniel J. Trier, Mark Husbands, and Roger Lundin, “The Case                                  For A Broken Beauty”, by E. John Walford, pp. 105, 106, with reproduction

2008                      Mars Hill Audio, interview about my work on the subject of Reading

2007                      The Main Line Today, November 1, “Wayne Art Center celebrates the

                                    tradition of portraiture,” by Marie Fowler, full color reproduction

2007                      Patriot News, Harrisburg, PA, feature article with full color reproduction

2006                      Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., catalog, essay by Dave Hickey                

2005                      Prescott and Prescott: Image and Substance, catalog published by The Brauer Museum, Valparaiso University,                                      Valparaiso, IN, essay by David Morgan

2004                      Artists Talk, catalog, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CN

2003                      The Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, feature article, “Art with a Heart,” by Carla Difonzo, November 14

2003                      Image, A Journal of the Arts and Religion, no. 36, cover article, “Painting Poems: The Psychological Portraits of                                 Catherine Prescott, “ by Kate Daniels

2001                      CIVA Directory:  full page color reproduction, juried special color section

2000                      American Arts Quarterly, summer/fall issue, “Insight, Essence and the Beloved: The Interior Portraits of                                                 Catherine Prescott,” by Karen L. Mulder

1999                  CIVA Directory:  full page color reproduction, juried special color section

1999                      The Bridge, Messiah College Magazine: full color reproduction, back cover

1994                      The Times, Walworth, WI, feature article, about my large, commissioned painting for the public library, May 25.

1982                      The Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, feature article by Jan Chaplick, April 14.

1982                      The Quarterly Review, Lancaster, PA, Cover photo and interview, April.

1982                      The Bridge, Messiah College Alumni Magazine, feature article, January

1979                      Prism, Roberts Wesleyan College Alumni Magazine, feature article, June.

1979                      Richmond News Leader, Richmond, VA, feature article.

 

Published Articles:

2009                      Image, “Four Corners: Painters Frame Contemporary Painting,” article on the state of painting from a portrait-                                       painter’s point of view

 

Selected Professional Service:

2015                      Prize Juror, Art of the State Annual Juried Exhibit, Pennsylvania State Museum

2013                      Prize Juror, York Art Association, York, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email:cprescot@messiah.edu

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