West Linn resident Kathie McEvers, a retired Oregon City teacher, enjoys painting in the challenging medium of watercolors. In college, at Southern Oregon University, she enjoyed minoring in art aside from her education major.
Kathie’s main subjects include floral's, still life's, landscapes and portraits of children engaged in memorable
childhood activities. She does commission work as well.
Kathie is a member of the “Watercolor Society of Oregon”, the “Oregon Society of Arts”, the
“Montana Watercolor Society”, and also the “Northwest Watercolor Society”.
In 2015, Kathie qualified as a distinguished "Signature Member" of the Montana Watercolor Society.
2016 March, juried into the 38th Annual Celebration of Creativity Art, show in Beaverton, OR
2015 October ...Juried into Montana Watercolor Society National Exhibition w/ "Market Radishes"
2015 October.... Juried into Watercolor Society of Oregon State Convention Exhibition w/ "Summer Rain"
2015 April, Juried into “Watercolor Society of Oregon” convention show
"Dainty But Deadly" Oleander, Newport,Oregon
2014 Juried into “Spring Show Watercolor Society of Oregon" convention, Portland, OR
2014 Solo Show , Stafford Retirement Boutique, Lake Oswego, May 1 - June 1
2014 Featured watercolor exhibit for “Color Wheels Critique Group” at 510 Museum and Gallery
Lake Oswego Art Council, Lake Oswego, OR
2013 Juried into the fall “Montana Watercolor Society's National Exhibition” in Big Fork, MT.
Note: Kathie received the “Dolly Boyd Merit Award” at the show.
2013 Juried into the fall “Watercolor Society of Oregon” show in Bandon, OR.
2013 Juried into “Spring Watercolor Society of Oregon” show, Albany, OR
2012 Juried into “Fall show Watercolor Society of Oregon”, Welches,OR
2012 Juried into “Fall Montana Watercolor Society's National Juried Exhibition” in Bigfork, MT.
Note: Kathie was awarded the “Winsor & Newton Painting Award” at this National Exhibit
2011 Juried into “Spring Show Watercolor Society of Oregon”
2010 ”Honorable Mention Award” – Lake Oswego Festival of Arts
2009 ”Year Long Exhibition” for the Clackamas County Arts Alliance
2008 Juried into”Fall Show”, Watercolor Society of Oregon
2007 ”Solo Show” – West Linn Public Library
2007 ” 2009 South Shore Art Show” Lake Oswego
2006 Featured artist exhibit at ” Freesia Frameworks Gallery” in Lake Oswego
2007 Featured artist ” Oswego Hills Winery Gallery”
2005 ” Honorable Mention Award ” – Lake Oswego Festival of Arts
2005 ” Honorable Mention Award for Photography” featured in Oregonian Newspaper Photo Contest…NW Garden Section
2015 June, Southwest Art Magazine, Page III, Article “Art of the Pacific Northwest”
While developing my art, I enjoy focusing on colors and their values (light, medium, and dark shades of a color) to create depth and add a 3-dimensional look to a painting. Most of my work comes from images captured in my photos.