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Artist Kathy Kopec


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Biography


 
 
   As a child I was mesmerized by America's first televised instructional artist, Jon Gnagy..."Wow! How does he do that? I want to do that."
My love of art continued through high school, but practicality & a lack of confidence in my artistic abilities led to a career in surgical nursing
as I raised my family.
    At the age of 40 I had reached a crossroads. Do I further my nursing education or pursue my love of art? A dear friend who saw the work I'd done in high school, said "go for the art" & I was on my way. That pivotal decision changed my life & opened up a new world.
     In my paintings I hope to convey to the  viewer an emotional response. I am fascinated by light striking an object or scene & changing the ordinary into some extraordinary.
 
   EDUCATION:
      Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, N.J.
      Studio sessions with nationally known artist Nancy Tankersley of Easton, MD
      Ed Cooper workshop
      Sarah Linda Poly workshop
      Zoey Frank workshop
 
   EXHIBITS:
      Participant in Arts in Easton Banner Program  (2007-2016)
      Participant in St. Michaels Banner Program (2014,2016,2017,2018,2019)
      Local Color Juried Exhibit during Plein Air Easton (2012, 2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019)
       St. Michaels Art League Library Show (awards in 2010 & 2016)
       St. Michaels Art League Labor Day Show (2013-2019)
       St. Michaels Art League show at A.M. Gravely Gallery, St. Michaels, MD (2016) Juror, Anke Van Wagenberg, PhD, senior curator 
       of The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD
       LBIF's "Plein Air Plus-Island Life" Long Beach Island, N.J. (2016) Juror, Nancy Tankersley
       Kent Island Federation of Arts  57th Annual Juried Exhibit, Stevensville, MD (2020)
 
    AWARDS:
         Working Artists Forum's "Chesapeake Memorial Exhibit" Todd Performing Arts Center, "Judge's Award of Excellence" ( 2018)
        St. Michaels Art League exhibit A.M. Gravely Gallery "Second Place" (2019) 
        Academy Art Museum "Art In Three [...]

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