Kay O'Rourke

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

 

ONE OR TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS;

2011-2014       THE ART SPIRIT GALLERY, COEUR D’ALENE, ID

2010    TINMAN GALLERY (POP UP SHOW) WAITING FOR SPRING SPOKANE

2009    “SHUTTERED CONSCIOUSNESS “LORINDA KNIGHT GALLERY

2009    GINA FREUEN AND KAY O’ROURKE KRESS GALLERY, SPONSORED BY MUSEUM OF ARTS &

CULTURE, ART AT WORK PROGRAM, SPOKANE, WA

2005    “TRANSACTIONS “MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE FOCUS GALLERY, SPOKANE, WA

2003    “ROOTED BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY “LORINDA KNIGHT GALLERY

2002    “A CONFIDENT POSTURE (WITH WAYNE CHABRE - WALLA WALLA SCULPTURE) LORINDA KNIGHT

2001    “A CITY SPARROW” LORINDA KNIGHT

2000    GALLERY 76 WENATCHEE WA. (2 PERSON SHOW)

1999    “A RIVER JOURNEY” LORINDA KNIGHT GALLERY

1997    “DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS “LORINDA KNIGHT GALLERY

1991    ARTWORKS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA (SCULPTURAL WORK)

1989    “KAY O’ROURKE - THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTIST “CHENEY COWLES MUSEUM OF ART

1985    CHASE GALLERY, SPOKANE

1983    GALLERY 7, EASTERN WA. UNIVERSITY, CHENEY, WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2010    THE 2010 ANNUAL WA. STATE JURIED ART COMPETITION, BREMERTON, WA. COLLECTIVE VISIONS GALLERY

2004    “THE SPOKANE RIVER AND THE GREAT GORGE PARK” LORINDA KNIGHT GALLERY

2004    DRAWN TO THE WALL -- GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

2004    ANA 33 HOLTER MUSEUM OF ART, HELENA, MONTANA

2003    “MY MOTHER MY FATHER” CHASE GALLERY, SPOKANE

2003    “WAY OUT WEST-ART FROM THE OTHER WASHINGTON”, ROTUNDA OF CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BLDG., WASHINTON DC

1997    CURATORIAL CHOICE: A NORTHWEST SURVEY, HOLTER MUSEUM OF ART, HELENA, MT.

1997,1990, 1988 PACIFIC NORTHWEST JURIED ART AND CRAFTS, PROFESSIONAL DIVISION, BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM , BELLEVUE , WA.

1996    ”YARD ART” WHATCOM MUSEUM OF ART, BELLINGHAM , WA

1996    “THE DEFINING LINE” DRAWING EXPLORED, SPOKANE ART SCHOOL, SPOKANE, WA

1995    INTERIOR IDIOMS, SEAFIRST GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA.

1995    ART EQUINOX, PARIS GIBSON SQUARE MUSEUM, GREAT FALLS, MT

1994-1997 TRAVELING SHOW: “WHIRLIGIGS AND WEATHERVANES, CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, VISUAL ART SOURCES, EUGENE, OR

1993    “CHANGING VISIONS“, CHASE GALLERY, SPOKANE, WA

1993    “SCREAMS WITH LAUGHTER--STORY TELLING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST” CURATOR: LLOYD HERMAN, TRAVELING EXHIBITION TO BUMBERSHOOT FESTIVAL, SEATTLE CENTER & CANADIAN CRAFTS MUSEUM, VANCOUVER, BC

1992    ARTS FESTIVAL OF ATLANTA “ANGRY LOVE,” ATLANTA GA

1992    PLANETARY COMMUNICATIONS, CHASE GALLERY, SPOKANE

1992    DOWN A GARDEN PATH, CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR

1992    “EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY” ART WORKS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA

1990    “FOR THE BIRDS--ARTISTS EXAMINE AVIARY ABODES” CHARLES WUSTUM MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, RACINE, WI.

1990    ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION, CHENEY COWELS MUSEUM, SPOKANE, WA.

1990    BIG SKY BIENNIAL VI WORKS ON CANVAS/PAPER AND SMALL SCULPTURE, POCATELLO, WA

1988    WOMEN ARTISTS 88, MATRIX GALLERY, SACRAMENTO, CA

1988    W&J NATIONAL PAINTING SHOW, OLIN FINE ARTS CENTER

1988    B.A.C.A. BERKELEY ART CENTER, NATIONAL JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION, BERKLEY, CA

1988    DREAMS, FANTASY & VISIONS, LITTMAN GALLERY, PORTLAND STATE UNIV. PORTLAND, OR

1986    N. P. V. A. G. NATIONAL JURIED SHOW, SCOTTS BLUFF, NE

1986    HOYT NATIONAL DRAWING AND PAINTING SHOW, NEW CASTLE, PA

1985,1974, 1972, SUN CARNIVAL EXHIBITION, EL PASO, TX

1980    ANNUAL JURIED SHOW, CHENEY COWLES MUSEUM OF ART, SPOKANE

1980    A.A.U.W. WOMEN IN ART TRAVELING SLIDE SHOW

1979    WOMAN AS AGENTS OF CHANGE THROUGH CREATIVE MEANS, WESTERN WA UNIV., BELLINGHAM, WA

1977    NORTHWEST INVITATIONAL DRAWING EXHIBIT, OLIN GALLERY WHITMAN COLLEGE, WALLA WALLA, WA

1976    SPRINGFIELD MUSEUM OF ART, NATIONAL JURIED SALON, SPRINGFIELD, MA

1976    S.P.A.R. NATIONAL, SHREVEPORT, LA. JUROR--ELAINE DE KOONING

1976    LAGUNA GLORIA MUSEUM OF ART, NATIONAL COMPETITION, AUSTIN, TX

1976    NORTHWEST WOMEN IN ART, CARNEGIE CENTER, WALLA WALLA, WA

1975    NW. ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, CHENEY COWLES MUSEUM, SPOKANE

1974    THE WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM, WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT, EXPO “74”, SPOKANE, WA

1970    DA VINCI INTERNATIONAL ARTS COMPETITION, NEWPORT,NY

 

AWARDS:

2009    ALL MEDIA JURIED SHOW, CHASE GALLERY--BEST OF SHOW

2008    ALLIED ARTS ASSOC. ANNUAL JURIED SHOW--RICHLAND, WA--SILVER AWARD

1999    DOGWOOD FESTIVAL INVITATIONAL, BEST OF SHOW, LEWISTON, ID

1988    JURORS AWARD, 18TH NW INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION, WHATCOM MUSEUM AND ALLIED ARTS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, BELLINGHAM, WA

1997    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE BELLEVUE ARTS FAIR, BELLEVUE, WA.

1996    WASHINGTON STATE ARTISTS RESOURCE BANK 1993

1993    BEST OF SHOW, JURORS CHOICE AWARD, ARTFEST, CHENEY COWLES MUSEUM OF ART, SPOKANE

1989    BEST OF SHOW--WOMEN IN WASHINGTON: THE FIRST CENTURY, PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIV., TACOMA, WA

1988    AWARD WINNER, WOMEN ARTISTS “88” MATRIX GALLERY , SACRAMENTO CAL.

1986    THE DANIEL V. HOYT MEMORIAL AWARD AND THE HOYT INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS PURCHASE AWARD--THE HOYT INSTITUTE OF FINE ART, NEW CASTLE,PA

1985-1975 HONORABLE MENTION AND A PURCHASE AWARD , EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART, EL PASO,TX 1982             PURCHASE AWARD, SPOKANE CITY HALL, OPEN COMPETITION, SPOKANE, WA

 

COLLECTIONS:

NORTH, KITSAP SCHOOL DISTRICT

SPOKANE WASHINGTON CITY HALL

OLYMPIA WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

CHENEY COWLES MUSEUM OF ART (FREDERICK WEISMAN PURCHASE FUND), SPOKANE

EL PASO MUSEUM OF ART (TWO PAINTINGS) EL PASO , TX

SUNNYSIDE WASHINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT

HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL, SPOKANE, WA

SAFECO

SUNSET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AIRWAY HEIGHTS, SPOKANE, WA

CHILD TREATMENT AND STUDY CENTER, DEPTARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, TACOMA, WA

HOYT INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS, NEW CASTLE, PA

SPOKANE CLUB, SPOKANE, WA

JUNDT ART MUSEUM, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY, SPOKANE, WA

RIVERPARK SQUARE, SPOKANE, WA

ST. MARKS LUTHERAN CHURCH, SPOKANE, WA

DR. BRIAN ANDERSEN, DENTAL OFFICES, SPOKANE, WA

DR. DENNIS FREUEN, DENTAL OFFICES, SPOKANE, WA

 

PUBLICATIONS:

SPOKANE/COUER D’LENE LIVING MAGAZINE, JAN/FEB 2004 ARTIST PROFILE, OCT. 2005 -- VOTED ONE OF TOP 3 ARTISTS IN AREA

REFLEX MAGAZINE, VOL. 10, #1 FEB. 1996, EMBRACING THE AESTHETIC OF THEIR CHOICE, BY LUCY WILMER

GARDEN DESIGN MAGAZINE, MAY/JUNE 1993 ISSUE “FOR THE BIRDS”

MODERN REVIEW OF ART AND LIFE, 1970, PARIS, FRANCE

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ARTS CALENDAR 1991

DOCUMENTARY--NORTHWEST PROFILES “ IT’S ALL IN THE GENES”, SPOKANE, WA—PUBLIC BROADCASTING

MODERNISM AND BEYOND: WOMAN ARTISTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST BY LAURA BRUNSMAN AD RUTH ASKEY

MS. MAGAZINE, JAN. 1975, WOMEN PAINTERS OF THE PALOUSE

SPOKANE INLANDER, ANNUAL MANUAL 2005-2006 FEATURED ON COVER AND ON PAGE 4

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL NEW ART FORMS, 1989(20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS)

WHIRLIGIGS AND WEATHERVANES--CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE--VISUAL ART RESOURCES, EUGENE, OR

COVER ART FOR “NO STARLING” POEMS BY NANCE VAN WINCKEL, PUBLISHED 2007