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Artist Cathy Haight


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Biography


Born in Washington, DC, I grew up near the badlands of North Dakota and to this day I feel most comfortable in wide open spaces.  Travels in Latin America and the Pacific awakened my sense of color. Four years spent on San Andres Island, Colombia, influence my way of looking at life.  Now I take much inspiration from hiking in New Mexico, where I have lived for 37 years. 
 
ART EDUCATION:OIL PAINTING -At about nine years old I began painting in oils. After attending Northwestern University in journalism with art and sociology minors ('66-'69), I did not paint for many years. Instead, I created jewelry and made steady progress with my batiks. In 1998 I picked up brushes again and became interested in plein air painting. Since then I have taken workshops with Brian O'Connor, Robert Grogan, Kenn Backhaus, Ralph Oberg, Leo Neufeld, Morgan Samuel Price, and Camille Przewodek.BATIK -I began batiking in 1973 when I took a workshop at the Denver Free University. After living on an island in the Caribbean during the '70's, I moved to California and tried to find advanced instruction in batik. What I was searching for was in Indonesia so I sailed there, with many interesting stops along the way. In 1981 I studied with batik master Bambang Oetoro near Jogjakarta on the island of Java. There I learned techniques that I still use today.SILVERSMITHING & ENAMELING -In 1978 and 1979 I took adult education classes in jewelry-making at various Bay Area schools in northern California.



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
"Art and Music Series", Loma Colorado Library, Rio Rancho (NM), 2019 one-person show.
"Encantada", Rio Grande Art Association, Albuquerque (NM), 2008-First Place, 2017-Award of Excellence.

"18 Days", Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe (NM), 2011.
"Art in the Parks", Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, NM Art League, Albuquerque (NM), 2010 - Second Place.
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Annual [...]

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