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Kathleen Best Gillmann

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Awards, Selected Recent


2015 First Place People's Choice Award for Early I Rise, acrylic, 2014, January 2015 Exhibit,
Associate Artists Gallery 901-902, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
2014 Honorable Mention for Midday Awakening acrylic, 2014.
20th Annual Juried Show, June 6-July 13, 2014, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State
Park, Marbury, MD. Juror: Ted Reed.
2014 First Place People's Choice Award for Solitude, acrylic, 2013, February 2014 Exhibit, Gallery
901-902, WAC, Lorton, VA.
2013 Chameli & Amiya Bose Gallery Award (best in category ) for Inundated (Intertidal, 8), acrylic,
2013. Scapes Show, Art League, Alexandria, VA, August 2013. Juror: Elizabeth Klimek.
2013 Honorable Mention for Hiker's Delight II charcoal, 2009.
Truro Festival Arts Show, April 20-May 18, 2013, Truro Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA.
Juror: Walter Kravitz.
2012 Second Place for Out of These Stones, (North Shore, 8) acrylic, 2011.
Truro Festival Arts Show, April-June 2012, Truro Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA.
Juror: Edward C. Knippers.
2012 Honorable Mention for Silent No Longer, (Journey Home, 9) acrylic, 2010.
"Earth" Show, April 2012, Art League, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Helen Fredrick.
2011 Best in Show for November Sky over the Estuary, (Coastal Maine, 1),acrylic, 2011.
Heavenly Peace Show, Nov-Dec 2011, Peace Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA.
Juror: Betsey Mulloy.
2011 Honorable Mention for Beach Houses at Lord's Point, (Journey Home, 3) acrylic, 2010.
'Scapes All Media Member Show, August 2011, Art League, Alexandria, VA.
Juror: Sarah Tanguy.
2010 Best in Show for Beach House at Lord's Point, (JH, 3) acrylic, 2010.
Truro Festival Arts Show, Truro Gallery, Fairfax, VA. May 2010. Juror: Ed Knippers.
2010 Honorable Mention for Where Land Meets Sea, (JH, 2) charcoal & colored pencil, 2010.
January 2010 All Media Member Show, Art League. Juror: Steve Munoz.

Solo and Select Group Exhibitions


2016 Vision at Waters Edge, exhibit proposal selected October 2014 by a panel of 3 jurors for a solo
show at the Art League Gallery, scheduled July 2016. Jurors: Rosemary Covey, Joel DOrazio,
Chawky Frenn.

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Big Skies, Gallery Flux, Ashland, VA, August-September 2014, Two paintings in a group show curated by
Alexis Shockley, Gallery Director.
Land That I Love, Gallery 901, Workhouse Arts Center (WAC), Lorton, VA, August 2014. New works (9
paintings in oil and acrylic) from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans dedicated to the
memory of my father who served in WWII.
At Waters Edge, NIH Galleries (East Gallery), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, March-May
2014. Twelve acrylic paintings on canvas curated by Fitzgerald Fine Arts.
Occoquan and Beyond, November 2013, Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA. Featuring local scenes in the
historic town, nearby Virginia, and Maine.
Intertidal : New Coastal Paintings, Vulcan Gallery, WAC, Lorton, VA, July 2013. Nine new paintings
focused on the intertidal region of Parsons Beach in Maine.
30x30 : 30 Works in 30 Days, McGuire Woods Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
Nov-Dec 2012. "Manmade or Not, There is a Designer," mixed media on panels.
From Oquossoc to Occoquan: an Artist's Journey, Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA, March, 2012.
Twenty landscape paintings and drawings from Virginia and Maine.
Creation Waits: Drawings and Paintings of Nature, Truro Art Gallery, Fairfax, VA, January-March
2012. Solo show of 21 paintings and drawings highlighting 3 series.
New Horizons: Coastal Paintings, Workhouse Art Center, Vulcan Gallery, Lorton, VA, December
2011. Eight large waterscapes including two prize winners.
Arlington County Art Instructor's Show, Arlington County Central Library, Arlington, VA. June 2011.
Three paintings and two pastels.
14th National Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA, Feb. 9-March 6, 2011. Juried by Lenny
Campello. Two large acrylic waterscape paintings accepted.
New Waterscape Paintings, Workhouse Art Center, Vulcan Gallery, Lorton, VA, March 2010.
Four large paintings inspired by Maine's coast.
MD Pastel Society's National Shades of Pastel 2009, Strathmore Hall, North Bethesda, MD. SeptOct 2009. Juried by Richard McKinley. Two pastels accepted.

Press
Alice, Nodine, "Midday Awakening," acrylic painting, and exhibit Land That I Love featured in Calendar
section Elan Magazine, August 2014, p. 24.
Take in the Sumptuous Depictions of Occoquan at the Loft Gallery, posted by Editorial (Robert
Fowler) / Wednesday, November 6th, 2013. http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/gameplan/2013/11/06/take-in-the-sumptuous-depictions-of-occoquan-at-the-loft-gallery/

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Jim Magner, Artist Profile: Kathleen Best Gillmann Art and the City, 08/05/2013
http://www.capitalcommunitynews.com/content/art-and-city-4 HillRag.com
Tamika Matthews, 'Oquossoc to Occoquan' highlights coastal landscapes through artist's eyes,
Interview in InsideNova.com, Home/Entertainment section, March 6, 2012.
http://www2.insidenova.com/entertianment/2012/mar/06/8/oquossoc-occoquan-highlights-coastallandscapes-th-art-1733089/
Alice Nodine, From Oquossoc to Occoquan, exhibit details featured Calendar section,
Elan Magazine, February 2012, p. 16.
Forest Edge, pastel, appears in color in Local Living,
Washington Post, (Prince William ed.), March 8, 2012, p. 3.
Ebb Season, acrylic on canvas, highlighted in A Closer Look,
Fairfax County Times, March 2-4, 2012, p. B-2.
Donna Cedar-Southworth, In the Moment: Engaged in a Rich Dialogue, article/interview,
Elan Magazine, April 2011, p.46.
Amber Healy, Bringing the Rooms Together - Workhouse artists, real estate agent team up to
incorporate art into living space, Fairfax Station - Clifton Connection, Wed., Dec. 1, 2010.
www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=346630&paper=81&cat=104

Collectors
The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Works held in private collections locally and from Maine to California.
Commissioned work (2010) owned privately, Alexandria, VA.

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