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Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

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Rural America, East to West

An Exhibition of Drawings

Katherine Nelson

August 6-7, 2022
Saturday 12 AM-8 PM, Sunday 12 AM-5 PM

Reception Saturday 4 PM-6 PM

2022 Exhibitions 

Sep 3-4 Friends Labor Day Small Works Show
Sep 10-11 Leni Paquet Morante
Sep 17-18 Jenny Klein, PD Klein, and Sue Barnes
Sep 24-25 Kimberly Yourick
Oct 1-2 Walt Bartman’s 75th Birthday Celebration and Art Show
Oct 8-9 Amy Fonville and Garine Magary
Oct 15-16 Ann Schlesinger – Jacob Memorial Show
Oct 22-23 The Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association
Oct 29-30 Leo Ramos
Nov 5-6 Helene Patterson and Margie Ingram
Nov 12-13 Karen Kate
Nov 19-20 James Vissari
Nov 26-27 Jenny Wilson
Dec 3-18 Annual Friends Members Show

Featured Artists

Katherine Nelson

Rural America, East and West is a compilation of works on paper representing my charcoal drawings of Washington’s iconic Palouse undulating landscapes, forest passages, and regional works in color pencil exploring rural Maryland. I regularly traveled West for many years to Washington State to research a unique place formed by nature and agriculture and to immerse myself in the grain world.  After thousands of field observations, I developed an admiration for farmers, agrarian fortitude, and rural environs.  My landscapes explore graphic elements of design using contrast, line, texture, light, and presently, color.  Since 2020, I limited my travels westward because of the pandemic and began a new explorative journey in color pencils alongside my charcoal works.  From my perspective as a cancer caregiver and an artist, I created a new series of small colorful drawings in the symbolic shapes of portholes and squares representing fleeting windows of time in regional rural settings during a health crisis.  Embracing my immediate surroundings, working on a smaller scale, and drawing from the sacredness of many ephemeral moments close to home, I worked toward creating a sense of peace and place within the artful viewpoint found in the every day.”

 About the Artist:

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education K-12 from Skidmore College, NY and a Master’s in Art in Drawing from SUNY Albany, New York in 1990. I attended Walt Whitman High School and was one of Walt Bartman’s high school art students for three years before graduating in 1981 and pursuing my passion of becoming an artist and art educator.  I earned my Permanent Teacher’s Certification in Art Education K-12 from NY State.  I have enjoyed teaching art for 30 years in public and private schools, art studios, and museums. I traveled extensively, lived abroad, and resided in numerous US states all of which have been wonderful experiences and sources of inspiration.

I have participated in solo, juried, and invitational shows in the US and Europe. A few highlights include The US Embassy “HUB” in Brussels, Belgium, The Palais de Tokyo Museum in Paris,  CARAVAN: The National Cathedral in Washington, DC, St. John the Divine Cathedral in NYC,  The Albany Institute of History and Art, The Schenectady Museum, The Foundry, STL250, The Mohawk Hudson Regional, Art St. Louis XXIX, a commission for The Murals at Phillips Place Theatre in Charlotte, and selected works for ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” North Idaho home.  Featured art covers include Willow Springs Journal, The Pacific Northwest Inlander Magazine, and STL’s Wildhorse Living Magazine.

Married for twenty-three years and the mother of two sons, I also enjoy organic gardening and fishing in the Chesapeake Bay with my husband.

Tom Schierman Photography

Splendid Spring

Charcoal on paper

Framed 27×35″


Palouse Sunset
Archival Color Pencil on paper
6×6″ framed

Dust in the Wind II

Charcoal on Paper

27×35″ framed


Snow Shadows

Archival Color Pencil on paper

12×12″ framed


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