Catherine McCormick

Catherine McCormick, Pastel

“Drive-by Landscape”

Paintings in Pastel


Cathy McCormick focuses on the landscape as a serene counterpoint to our urban culture and hectic lives. Her pictures have a sense of place, and invite the viewer to slow down and look.   She has worked in oils, watercolors, mixed media and photography, but pastels have been her favorite medium since 1986.

Cathy teaches pastels and drawing at the South Bend Museum of Art and at Battell Center, Mishawaka, Indiana. She is founder and president of the Northern Indiana Pastel Society and a board member of Northern Indiana Artists. She is a docent at the South Bend Art Museum and the Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame. She has organized dozens of shows, workshops and art meetings for the community.

Cathy grew up in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she studied art. She worked as a journalist in Colorado Springs and Phoenix before moving to Indiana in December 2000.

Her art is on view at Circa Arts Gallery, South Bend, Indiana, the Gallery at the Gordon Beach Inn, Union Pier, Michigan, and in the permanent collections of Southwestern Michigan College, Lake City Bank, Lakeland Hospital, and Charles M. Schulz, Santa Rosa, California.


Northern Indiana Artists show awards annually 2002 to 2007, 2009 to 2016
2011: Judges Award, Northern Indiana Pastel Society
2009: Purchase award and judge’s award, Heartland Artists Regional Juried Competition, Plymouth, Indiana
2008: First prize for pastel in the Best and Brightest Show, Scottsdale Artists School, Arizona; Plein Air Painters of America Glenna Hartmann Memorial Award; Merit Award, Great Lakes Pastel Society National Juried Show, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan. Featured in a national advertisement for Blick art materials, August 2008 Pastel Journal magazine
2007: Hoosier Women’s Art Exhibit, office of Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Indianapolis; Purchase Award, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.

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