Cathy Trachok Headshot webCathryne Trachok has been an artist for the past 35 years. She is known for her floral landscapes and dramatic botanicals, as well as equestrian works. Trachok also has won attention for her elegant graphite drawings. After graduating from the University of Nevada with a BFA, she also attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She has worked in commercial art, illustrated children’s books, and has created public artworks. She is currently working as a fine artist, augmenting her studio time by attending workshops with some of the most prestigious artists in contemporary art today including David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. Her work has been featured in shows and galleries throughout the Southwestern United States. In the past few years she has been accepted into many national juried competitions, including Oil Painters of America National and Western Regional Shows, Women Artists of the West annual juried exhibitions, California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, American Women Artists, and Art Renewal Center International. In 2015 she won Best of Show in the AWA National Juried Exhibition in Scottsdale, AZ. She is a Signature Member of the AWA, as well as a Board Member. Trachok is also a member of Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism, Art Renewal Center, Women Artists of the West, and California Art Club. She lives in Napa, CA with her family. 


Education:

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA majoring in Illustration BofA in Fine Arts from University of Nevada, Reno
Painting workshop with Sherri McGraw, 2013
Painting workshop with Peggi Kroll-Roberts, 2013
Painting workshop with David Leffel, 2011

Awards/Highlights:

Award of Excellence, WAOW National Exhibition 2019
AWA National Exhibition, Natural History Interpretation Award, 2019
Award of Excellence AWA National Exhibition, 2017
Best of Show American Women Artists National Exhibition, November 2015
Featured in Celebrating Female Artists in Southwest Art Magazine, November 2014 Issue

Juried Exhibitions:

WAOW 50th National Exhibition, Jubilee, Tucson, AZ 2020
WAOW Mountain Air Exhibition, Boulder, CO 2019
AWA Looking West Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO 2019
California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition Pasadena, CA 2019
American Women Artists Rockwell Museum Show, NY 2018
Oil Painters of American National Juried Salon Exhibition, Traverse City, MI 2018
ARC International Finalist 2016
Oil Painters of America National Juried Salon Exhibition, Fort Wayne, IN 2016
American Women Artists National Exhibition, Bennington, VT, 2016
American Women Artists National Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015
Oil Painters of America National Juried Salon Exhibition, Birmingham, AL, 2015
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Carmel, CA 2014 American Women Artists National Exhibition, Orleans, MA 2014 Shades of Gray International Competition, Drawing Magazine, 2014
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Evergreen, CO, 2012

Memberships:

Oil Painters of America
AWA Signature Member
AWA Board Member
International Guild of Realism
Art Renewal Center
California Art Club Artist Member
Women Artists of the West