Buffalo Niagara Art Association at Artist's Group Gallery September 2021 Kenan Center Gallery May 1-30 2021 XXXI Trilogy at Art Dialogue Gallery, 3 person show 'Twenty Minutes From Everywhere', July 24-August 28 2020 River Art Gallery, N. Tonawanda October 1-November 10 Dolce Valdo Gallery at Niagara Community College Fall 2020-cancelled Adirondack juried artist Plein Air Festival online August 21-September 30 Buffalo Society of Artists Online Member Show Click 2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York, Castellani Art Museum February-August 2020 Carnegie Art Center May, North Tonawanda, May 2020-cancelled EXPO. 68 Gallery Williamsville, NY November 2019-June 2o2o Residency at Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy, Fall 2019 River Art Gallery, North Tonawanda October 2019 Lewiston Art Festival, 7th Street and Center, Lewiston, NY August 2019 Off The Island, Trinity Church, Buffalo NY May 2019 Solo exhibit. (716) GAL-LERY at Hydraulic Hearth, Larkinville April-July 2019 River Art Gallery, North Tonawanda NY Spring 2019 27th Juried Western New York Regional Exhibition at Artists Group Gallery September 2018 Buffalo Niagara Art Association at Buffalo Artist Studios juried Exhibition, Fall 2018 Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters Show, Carnegie Art Center October 2018
' Artist Statement
The paintings are portraits of how I see; a mirror of my observations. I prefer painting outdoors, observing and experiencing nature and recording the places and sights that attract me. Light, weather and time of day inspire this work as colors and shadows change quickly and challenge me to capture the moment.
I find opportunities wherever I set my easel to choose a subject for a canvas. Returning to a location becomes a new record of a different day, a different point of interest. By using luscious colors and contrasts, employing artistic elements & lines I aim to draw you through these paintings. My media include oil paint or pastels and I use ink and watercolor for Urban Sketching. If the images increase your appreciation of my views, or emphasize a detail that you might have missed, then the picture is successful. Of all the aspects involved in being an artist such as preparing canvases, ordering materials, framing, drawings and research, record keeping and shows, what I enjoy most is beginning a new picture.
Commissions & Requests Welcomed
Gallery Representation Art Dialogue Gallery, 5 Linwood Ave, Buffalo, NY Queen City Art Gallery 1111 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo NY
Public and Corporate Collections Relais Borgo Santo Pietro, Chiusdino, Italy Brooklyn Art Library Buffalo Olmsted Parks Office Castellani Art Museum Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Family Justice Center, Buffalo Ford Motor Company, Michigan Erie County Court System Gerald Mead Collection, Buffalo NY Judson Art Supplies, Guerrilla Painter Collection, Colorado Lone Star State College, Houston, Texas Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls, NY New York State Parks at Niagara Falls Niagara University Collection Ohio State University Plein Air Magazine University of California at Berkeley University of Indiana, Indianapolis University of Moscow, Russia US Department of Justice, Maryland
Solo Exhibitions '20 Minutes From Everywhere', 3 Artists Paint plein air. Artists Group Gallery, Buffalo NY 2020 Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany Italy 2019 (716) GAL-LERY, Buffalo, NY, 2019 'Niagara Falls and the River', Grand Island Library, NY 2019 ‘My Jetties, My Ocean’ Coffee Nut, Long Beach, NY 2015 ‘The Light In My Eyes’ Impact Artist Gallery 2014 ‘From My Window, the Weather in Buffalo’ Quaker Bonnet 2011 ‘Niagara and Large works’, Wine on Third, Niagara Falls 2011 ‘Around & About the Light’ Quaker Bonnet, Buffalo 2009 ‘Rushing Summer, A Private Wintergarden’ Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, Garden Gallery 2008 ‘Significant Growth; Before and After October Surprise’ Quaker Bonnet, Buffalo 2007 'Natural Forms in Colored Pencil & Pastel' Earl Brydges Library, Niagara Falls 1996 'The Winter Show' Ransomville Library 97-98 Artist of the Month ~ Barnes and Noble 1997 Awards BNAA at River Art Gallery Special Blick Award, 2020 Clarence Plein Air 2nd Place Prize, 2019 Townsend Gallery Artists & Friends at NACC, Judge's Award 2019 Buffalo Niagara Art Association Spring Exhibition at River Art Gallery- Award of Excellence 2019 Buffalo Niagara Art Association Fall Exhibition at Buffalo Arts Studio - Merit Award 2018 Vjollca Cela ~ Excellence in Plein Air Painting Award at NACC 2017, 2018 Kenan Art Center ~ BNAA Merit Award 2018 Art on the Riverwalk ~ Honorable Mention 2016, 2018 Niagara Arts & Cultural Center Plein Air Exhibit 3rd Prize - 2016 Carnegie Art Center ~ Plein Air 1st and 3rd place painting, 2013, ‘Ladies of the Mist’ - 2nd place 2013 Lewiston Art Festival ~ Honorable Mention ribbon 2012 Erie County Fair Plein Air Competition 2009; 1st premium, 2 White ribbons 2010 Erie County Family Justice Center ‘A New Start’ ~ Juror’s choice 2008, 2009 East Aurora Art Society ~ Honorable Mention, 2008 Buffalo Niagara Artist Association ~ Painting Achievement Award 2007 Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India, Artist Fellowship Albright Knox Art Gallery Area Artist Exhibit ~ Corporate Award 2004 Kenan Center Pastel Guild Regional Show ~ Merit award 1997
Kath Schifano Paintings are in public and private collections in 31 states and on four continents.