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Artist's Statement
Vitae
Student Work
Classes at Collin
Vitae
Education
1974 Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas
B.S., Art Education
1977 Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas
M.S., Painting/Drawing
Work Experience
1981-1985 Associate Art Professor
Grayson Community College
Dennison, Texas
1986-Present Art Professor
Collin County Community College
Plano, Texas
Honors, Awards, Exhibitions
1970 Awarded
4-year Art Scholarship
Art Scholarship Competition Committee
Texas A&M Commerce
1976 First Place Award
Richardson Civic Society Art Exhibition
1980 Noted for scrimshaw art work
National Geographic Book, “The Great Southwest”
1986 Series of pen and ink drawings of
Farmersville, Texas
Permanent Collection
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce
1988-1989 Represented by Thrasher Gallery
Plano, Texas
1990-Present Annual Art Faculty Exhibition
THE ARTS Gallery, Collin College
Plano, Texas
1990 One Woman Show
The Cultural Arts Gallery
Plano, Texas
Southwestern Watercolor Society
27th Annual Juried Exhibition
1994 "Paintings by Cathy Cotter-Smith,
Ceramics by Judy Ratliff"
THE ARTS Gallery, Collin College
Plano, Texas
Series of on-location paintings from
Paris, France
Permanent Collection
Courtyard Center for Professional
and Economic Development
Plano, Texas
1994-1995 Outstanding Faculty Award
Collin County Community College
Plano, Texas
1999 Northlight Book Award
Southwestern Watercolor Society
36th Annual Juried Exhibition
2000-2004 Included
in Marquis “Who’s Who in America”
2000 Southwestern Watercolor Society
37th Annual Juried Exhibition
Included in Marquis
“Who’s Who in the World”
2001 Southwestern Watercolor Society
38th Annual Juried Exhibition
2002 Southwestern Watercolor Society
Awarded Signature Status
2003 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
Exhibited in the rotunda of
the Russell Senate building,
Washington DC
Exhibited on the mall in front of
the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
One Woman Show
The Biblical Arts Center
Dallas, Texas
2004 Jubilee Christian Art Show
Fallbrook, California
"Cloud of Witnesses"
Permanent Collection,
Webb Chapel Church of Christ
Dallas, Texas
2005 Wilshire Lenten Art Show
"A Higher Call"
Three Woman Show, Hillshire Gallery
Dallas, Texas
2006 10th Annual Cross Timbers Small Works Exhibit,
Murray State College, Tishomingo,OK
Southwestern Watercolor Society,
40th Annual Juried Exhibition
2007 Juried Arts Festival,
Exploring the 23rd Psalm at P.C.P.C,
Dallas, TX
Hill Country Arts Foundation Gallery Shows,
People of the Word,
Ingram, TX
2008 Watermarks II,
Group Experimental Watermedia Show,
Collin College, Plano TX
Beginnings, PCPC Juried Arts Festival
at Gables Villa Rosa, Uptown Dallas
Expressions in Watercolor,
14th Street Gallery, Plano, TX
On-location Paintings from Israel,
14th Street Gallery, Plano, TX
2009 Western Federation of
Watercolor Societies Exhibition
2010 Southwestern Watercolor Society,
47th Annual Juried Exhibition
2011 Commission of 12 watercolor paintings of
Old and New Plano,
Medical Center of Plano
2012 Keeping it Country group exhibition,
Fairview Town Hall, Fairview, TX
2013 Southwestern Watercolor Society,
50th Juried Exhibition
  Beginnings, PCPC Juried Arts Festival
at Gables Villa Rosa, Uptown Dallas
Collaborations, Plano Art Association Gallery,
Plano, TX
Professional Associations
  Southwestern Watercolor Society
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