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Coop, Kay

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Kay’s works have been exhibited locally and across the country from San Diego to Rhode Island in juried regional and national exhibitions. Her work has won numerous awards in local exhibitions as well as national exhibitions. She recently won first place and purchase awards in the Kentucky Aqueous USA exhibition. Kay is a Platinum Star Artist in the Memphis Germantown Art League. Her serious focus on art began a few years ago upon retirement from the business world. She enjoys the camaraderie and inspiration of colleagues in the Memphis art community.

Kay works primarily in watercolor, but enjoys experimenting in other mediums and combining those with watercolor. She particularly enjoys the rustic “woodcut effect” of tempera resist and ink. She is particularly drawn to high value contrast, bright colors, and strong shapes. Her subject matter varies widely, but frequently has a touch of nostalgia and history combined with the implication of human interaction.

Organizational Affiliations:
Memphis/Germantown Art League (MGAL) – Platinum Star Artist and Exhibition Chair
Tennessee Watercolor Society, Signature Member and Exhibition Chair 2012
Missouri Watercolor Society, Signature Member
Kentucky Watercolor Society
Artists Link of Memphis

Acceptance in Recent Juried Exhibitions:
Kentucky Watercolor Society Aqueous USA 2013, 2012 - Purchase Award, 2011-Canson and Purchase Awards , 2010, 2009, 2008- Purchase Award, 2007- First Place and Purchase Award
Tennessee Watercolor Society Statewide Exhibition 2014-Traditional Watercolor Award, 2012, 2010-3rd Place, 2008, 2006-Beach Oil Company Award
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2012
Missouri Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2014, 2013-Churchill Painting Award, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007
MGAL National Exhibition 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008-Judge’s Special Recognition Award
MGAL Star Artist Exhibition 2013, 2011-Best of Show, 2010, 2009-Third Place, 2008-Third Place, 2007-Second Place
MGAL Spring Exhibition 2014-Creativity Award, 2013, 2012-Second Place, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006-Best of Show
Watercolor Society of Alabama 69th National Exhibition 2010-M. Graham & Co. Award
Mid-South Fair, 2008-Best of Show
Rhode Island National Watermedia Competition 2007-Honorable Mention
California Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2007
Pike’s Peak Watercolor Society International Watermedia Exhibition 2007
Southern Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition 2007
Watercolor Arts Society of Houston International Exhibition 2006
San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2006
Montana Watercolor Society National Watermedia Exhibition 2006

Website: Work Available at Fountain Gallery: 3092 Poplar Avenue, Memphis

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