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     After receiving her BFA cum laude from Boston University, Kathy Pallie enjoyed a professional career in

commercial art working with many different materials creating 2 and 3-dimensional objects for the visual

merchandising, exhibit, and point-of-purchase industries.  When she retired, she began working with clay,

a very tactile and exciting material with endless possibilities. This transition didn't just mark a shift in materials,

but also opened many avenues for her artistic expression. From the joy and freedom of her ‘clay play days’, her

career took off, leading to the creation of impressive commission pieces for hotels and other public places and private homes. exhibitions in prestigious galleries, and recognition in many publications.  Still excited about clay, Pallie’s work has come full circle with her once again creating with various materials and a wide range of techniques. Her immersion into fiber arts has her creating sculptures with wire, rubber roping, paper, fabric, metal, and clay. This interdisciplinary approach not only adds depth to her work, but also allows her to create artworks that are truly unique and innovative. Her work ranges in scale from jewelry size pieces to large scale interior design installations.

     Pallie's passion for art continues to thrive, driving her to explore new avenues of creativity and to push the boundaries of her craft.

 

A selection of recent International, National, and Regional Juried Exhibitions

The Beauty of Purpose Ceramics show- Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Sebastopol, CA 2024

The Small Works Exhibit - Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2024

The Color of Water - Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA 2023

Beyond - Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2023

Sausalito Art Festival - online 2023

Mixed Media -Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael, CA 2023

Landscape Perspectives - Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2023

The Color of Water - Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA 2023

Visions in Clay - LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA - Invitational - 2022

Black, White & Shades of Gray - Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

California Clay Competition - The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA 2022

Art + Words - Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA , Honorable Mention 2022

Black, White & Shades of Gray - Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

California Clay Competition 2020 -- The Artery, Davis, CA 2020

Small Works Exhibition - Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2020

Epperson National Clay Competition 2020 - Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA 2020

Visions in Clay 2020 - LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA 2020

100 Years of Freedom - Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2020

Into the Woods - Epperson Ceramic Gallery, Crockett, CA 2020

Ceramic Sensibilities - Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2019

Surface Design Association - Future Tense, Edwardsville, IL 2019

California Clay Competition - The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA 2019

Coastal - ArtWorks Downtown - San Rafael, CA 2019

Off Center - Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA 2019

Clay from ACGA - Epperson Gallery for the Ceramic Arts, Crockett, CA 2019

Bay Area Women Artists - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA 2018

Blue - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA 2018

Hot Tea! 2018 - Wood Symphony Gallery, Glendale, CA 2018

Textures - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts - Mill Valley, CA 2017

All Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century- Tacoma Washington, Layton NJ., Boston, MA 2017

4th Clay & Glass Biennial Exhibition - Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA 2017

89th juried Member Show, MSA, San Rafael, CA 2016

Marin Art Fair, San Rafael, CA 2016

MSA -Outside the line, San Rafael, CA 2016

Visions in Clay - JH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA 2015

3rd Clay & Glass Biennial Exhibition – Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA 2015

Sculpture as Metaphor – ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA 2014

Hot Tea! –Del Mano Gallery, Altadena, CA 2014

Big Ideas –Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA 2014

Richmond Art Center – Richmond, CA 2014

8 From ACGA – Davis Art Center, Davis, CA 2014

SMart Gallery Invitational – SMart Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2014

Visions in Clay – LH Horten Jr. Gallery, Stockton, CA 2013

Formed and Fired – Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 2013

California Clay Competition –The Artery, Davis, CA 2013

ACGA National – Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA 2013

Innovations in Contemporary Craft – Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA 2013

By Hand: Extraordinary Craft in California – Pence Gallery, Davis, CA 2013

Contemporary Craft Exhibition – Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ 2010

Trompe L’Oeil – John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 2009

Awards and Honors

Art + Words - Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA , Honorable Mention 2022

Surface Design Association - Future Tense - Honorable Mention 2019

Innovation in the Arts 3D - Marin Art Fair 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Visions in Clay - Potters Guild Award 2015

Light, Space, Time 2015 - Nature Art Award 2015

Big Ideas – Honorary Mention 2014

California Clay Competition – Leslie Ceramics Award 2014

Marin County Art Show – 2nd place award – Ceramics division 2013

Marin County Art Show – 2nd place award – Ceramics division 2012

Marin Society of Artists – Merit Award 2011

Marin County Art Show – 1st place for Ceramics and a special award

California Clay Competition – “Creative Ceramics Award” 2010

DHM Digital Gallery – The Art of Applied Design – Best of Show of Ceramics 2010

St. Supery Winery - Napa Valley Mustard Festival Art Competition – 3rd Place Award

Marin Society of Artists – Open Craft and Sculpture Show 2010 -1st Place Award

Santa Clara – The Art of Crafts Sculpture Exhibition – 2nd Place Award

Mesa Contemporary Arts Center – 30th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition – 1 of 5 Juror’s Awards

Napa Valley Mustard Festival – 2009 Visual Art Competition and Exhibition – 3rd  Place and Honorable Mention

Marin Society of Artists – Open Craft and Sculpture Show 2009 –1st Place Award

Marin County Art Show 2009 – Honorable Mention

Marin County Art Show 2008 – Merit Award

American Bamboo Society, Arts & Crafts at ABS Award Bamboo as Design Motif 2007

California Clay Competition 2007 – the Artery – 2007 People’s Choice Award

California Clay Competition 2007 – The Artery – Trax Award for Excellence in Function

Napa Valley Mustard Festival – 2007 Visual Art Competition and Exhibition – 1st Place Award

Marin Society of Artists 2006 – 79th Annual Members Show – Honorable Mention

Marin County Art Show 2005 – Fine Art/Fine Craft Exhibition - Best of Show 3-D work

Marin Society of Artists – Open Fine Arts Show -2005

Marin Society of Artists 2004 – 77th Annual Show – 3rd place

Northern California Arts 2003 – Bold Expressions – Honorable Mention

Marin Society of Artists 2003 – 76th Annual Membership Show – Friends of MSA Award

Marin Society of Artists – Open Craft and Sculpture Show 2002 – Honorable Mention

Northern California Arts – Bold Expressions – Merit Award

Marin County Art Show 2000 – Best of Class 3-dimensional Art

Sacramento Bee Newspaper – 2003 Critics Pick – California Clay Competition

Marin Society of Artists – Signature Member

 

Publications/ Online Interviews

"Sculpture Techniques" - Ceramic Arts Handbook Series - American Ceramic Society 2016

"The Potters Cast" -Paul Blais interview 2015

 Featured Artist on online "Artsy Shark" 2015 

"Ceramics Now" - magazine - Vol. 2 page 82 

“Association of Clay and Glass Artists” – book 2011

“Dream ChasersmagazineJuly/August 2011

"High Country House and Home” - Winter Editon 2011

"Pottery Making Illustrated" - 2010

“Ceramics Today” – Schieffer Publishing, Ltd. 2010

"American Art Collector" - Alcove Press - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2019

"Crafts of Northern California"  - 2002

Public Installations

Delta Airlines Sky Lounge - Denver International Airport, CO

Ritz-Carlton Hotel - Lake Tahoe, CA

Hyatt Grand Aspen Hotel - Aspen, CO

 

Gallery Representation 

Vickers Collection -  Aspen, CO

Vail Valley Arts - Vail, CO

Saffron Shoppe - Petaluma, CA

Desta Gallery - San Anselmo, CA

Wood Symphony Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

 

Art Affiliations

Association of Clay & Glass Artists -Former Board of Directors

Marin Society of Artist - Past President, Board of Directors, Advisory Council

National Basketry Organization

Surface Design Association

 

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