Member Biography

Kay Dewar headshot

ARTIST STATEMENT

"For the past couple of years I have been testing the waters, so to speak, and working with acrylic and with oils. Working with a brush has been a challanege, but a good challenge. I am still enjoying my colored pencil work, but am having a good time learning a new skill."

Kay Moore Dewar is a lifelong resident of the Pacific NW, currently residing in the city of Bremerton, Washington. She has now retired from her position as a Graphics Designer with the University of Washington–a position which she held for over 30 years. Her graphics are included in a number of Atmospheric Science publications, classroom textbooks and have been included in government publications on the environment. For the past several years she has been designing and administering websites for the arts and entertainment communities.

As a fine artist Kay has exhibited in local and international shows. She has had several solo shows including one in West Seattle entitled "West Seattle Wanderings." Her artwork is published in the American Artist magazine (June 2005), American Artist Drawing (Winter 2004) magazine and in the Best of Colored Pencil 3 (1996), Best of CP 4 (1998), Best of CP 5 (1999), Rockport Publishers, Signature Showcase, CPSA 2010 and CP Treasures, 2012. In 2011 3 of her artworks will be featured in Best of Worldwide Abstract and Still Life Artists, Kennedy Publishing. She has been actively involved in the Colored Pencil Society of America, first serving as Membership Director (1994-1996), as the Corporate Image Director/Webmaster (1996-2005) and currently as Webmaster. She also serves as Webmaster for WPW. In 2013 she was given the honor of being elected to Life Membership in WPW.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013

  • WPW Traveling Exhibition "Celebrations" 5 venues in WA State during 2013-2014 (see schedule)
  • Collective Visions Annual Statewide Juried Show, Bremerton, WA
  • Anthology Group Show, Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th & Columbia, Seattle , March-May
  • Helen Norris Exhibition, Sidney Art Gallery, Pt. Orchard, WA, May
  • "Drawn to Colored Pencil" Group Show, Bellevue Art Museum, Community Education Gallery, May-June.

2012

  • WPW Spring Members Show, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA, May-June
  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, EncountersGroup Show, April-July
  • Semantics Gallery, Group show, Sept
  • Bremerton Chamber of Commerce, Small Solo Show, Oct

2011

  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Spring Membership Show, Feb - April
  • Semantics Gallery, Group Show, June-July
  • 19th Annual International CPSA Exhibition, Dallas, TX, June-Aug
  • Macy's 6th Floor Gallery, 2-person show with Ranjini Venkatachari, colored pencil, July-Aug
  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Inspirations Group Show, Aug-Oct

2010

  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Fall Membership Show
  • Women's Wellness Center, Everett, WA, Solo Show, September
  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery Spring Member Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA - March-April
  • CPSA DC207 Member Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA June

2009

  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Group Show "Summer Dreaming"
  • Edmonds City Library, Edmonds, WA - solo show
  • Explore This! 5, online juried show, Colored Pencil Society of America
  • Solo Show, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Island, WA
  • WPW Juried Group Show, American Art Company, Tacoma, Awar
  • CPSA District Chapter 207 Exhibition, Semantics Gallery, Edmonds

2008

  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Group Show "visions," Feb-April
  • Member Show, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA, May-June
  • Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA, June
  • West Coast Paper Show, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, Sept (Merch Award)
  • Columbia Tower, WPW Gallery, Waters Alive! Group Show, Nov-Jan09

2007

  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Group Show "expressions," May-July
  • Solo Show, Semantics Gallery, Edmonds, Feb-March
  • WPW Open Show, Wash State Convention & Trade Center, July-Sept
  • CPSA DC207 Member Show, Semantics Gallery, Edmonds, Oct-Nov
  • EAFA Open Show, Redmond City Hall, Redmond, Merchandise Award

2006

  • 14th Annual CPSA International Juried Exhibition, EXPO New Mexico Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
  • DC 207 Members Show, Dimensions Gallery, Bellevue, WA
  • Helen Norris Open Art Show, Sidney Art Gallery, Pt. Orchard, WA
  • The View, Group Show, Manchester Gallery, Manchester, WA
  • Winners Circle, Invitational 4 person show, Sidney Art Gallery Port Orchard, WA
  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 5th and Columbia, Celebration II, Group Show, Seattle, WA
  • Signature Showcase, CPSA Invitational Group Show, Cornell Museum of Art and History, Delray Beach, FL

2005

  • It's Colored Pencil, DC 207 Exhibit, Washington State Trade and Convention Center, Seattle - Award
  • Still Life and Other Things, ArtsWest Gallery, Seattle - 4-person show
  • Artists Critique Group Show, Macy's Gallery, Seattle
  • 13th Annual CPSA International Exhibition, Chicago - Award
  • Edmonds Art Festival Juried Art Festival, Edmonds, WA - Award
  • An Enduring Legacy, 75th Anniversary Show, WPW, Whatcom Museum of History & Art
  • Unique Gallery, WPW Show, Seattle
  • Helen Norris Open Show, Sidney Art Gallery, Pt. Orchard, WA - Award
  • Peninsula Art League Juried Art Exhibition,Gig Harbor Civic Center
  • Depot Gallery, Anacortes, WA – "Director's Cut" Invitational Show

2004

  • Depot Gallery, Anacortes, WA, WPW - Award
  • 12th International CPSA Juried Exhibition, Memphis, TN - Award
  • 45th Annual N. Kitsap Arts and Craft Festival Juried Show, Pt. Gamble, WA
  • Flamingo Gallery Membership Show, Renton, WA
  • Peninsula Art League Juried Show, Gig Harbor

2003

  • Harbor Gallery, WPW Juried Show, Gig Harbor
  • ArtsWest, Group Show Colored Pencil Society of America, District Chapter 207, Seattle
  • 44th Annual N. Kitsap Arts and Craft Festival Juried Show, Pt. Gamble
  • University House Shows, WPW, University House, Seattle and University House, Issaquah

2002

  • "For All Seasons" Solo Show at Glitz, The Gallery, Bremerton
  • NW Color III, Regional Show, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle
  • Reflections, Fall Juried Show, WPW, Olympic College Gallery, Bremerton
  • WPW Member Show, Burien Arts Gallery, Burien
  • 43nd Annual North Kitsap Arts and Craft Festival Juried Show, Pt. Gamble

2001

  • 42nd Annual North Kitsap Arts and Craft Festival Juried Show, Pt. Gamble
  • Group Exhibition, CPSA District Chapter 207 Members Show, Daniel Smith Gallery
  • Helen Norris Open Art Show, Sydney Gallery, Pt. Orchard. Honorable Mention Award
  • 13th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Botanical Illustrations, Northwest Flower and Garden Show Washington State Trade & Convention Center, juried entry

2000

  • "Points of Color", Group Exhibit, CPSA District Chapter 207 Seattle, Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA
  • "Miniature Masterpieces and More" Kaewyn Gallery, Group Exhibit
  • 12th Annual Exhibit, Northwest Botanical Illustrations, Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Washington State Trade & Convention Center, juried entry

1999

  • 7th Annual Colored Pencil Exhibition, Colored Pencil Society of America, Washington State Trade & Convention Center, Juried Show

 

ART INSTRUCTION (1985 - 2005)

Workshops/Classes Taken

  • Allan Servoss, Color Workshop
  • Bet Borgeson, Beginning and Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop
  • Barbara Newton, Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop
  • Janie Gildow, Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop
  • Bernard Poulin, Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop
  • Gary Greene, Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop
  • Ann Kullberg, Advanced Colored Pencil Workshop
  • Deanne Lemley, Watercolor Workshop
  • Cathe Gill, Watercolor, Private Instruction
  • Brenda Hughes, Drawing, Experimental College, University of Washington
  • Phyllis Wood, Scientific Illustration, University of Washington
  • Kathy Barker, Advanced Scientific Illustration, University of Washington
  • Architectural Illustration, Anita Lehmann, University of Washington

TEACHING

  • Colored Pencil Workshop on Celebrity Cruise, July 2010
  • Workshop - Cannon Beach, OR - "Shades of Gray" - Nov 2007
  • Feb 2001  Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Center, Beginning Colored Pencil Workshop, "Strokes and Surfaces"
    May 2001 Same

Artist Website at www.kaydewar.com

 

Kay M. Dewar
Bremerton, WA
kaydewar@comcast.net

 

A Walk in the Woods
A Walk in the Woods - oil

 

Beached and Bleached
Beached & Bleached - oil

 

Blackberries
Blackberries - 6x6 - oil

 

Blue Pottery
Blue Pottery - acyrlic

 

Jelly Beans
Jelly Beans - colored pencil

 

 

Cherries on a Glass Plate
Cherries on a Glass Plate -
colored pencil

 

 

Bean Pot 1
Bean Pot I - acrylic

 

 

Cherries on a Spoon
Cherries on a Spoon -
colored pencil

 

 

 

 

 


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