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Sierra Exif JPEGCatherine Kinkade is an accomplished landscape painter. A Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, she also works in oil and monotype, and has exhibited all over the world. Her commissioned landscapes are in dozens of corporate and private collections including Tiffany, AT&T and Exxon. A founder of Viridian Print Studio, she is the ” Howard Van Vleck Artist in Residence”, Van Vleck Gardens in Montclair NJ, and has taught for many years at the Montclair Art Museum.

“Kinkade’s landscapes explore quiet places in a manner that looks both familiar and abstract, leaving room for the viewer to explore the invisible. A soft, even light illuminates the surface, lending a dream-like idealism to a realistic rendering”. Mary Abell, ARTSPEAK”

A contemporary American painter working in the Taoist tradition of landscape painting, (Her) work bridges East and West… the invisible made visible through paint” Kristen Park, TCM World Newspaper


Selected Exhibits: Solo

Inaugural Exhibition BHHS (Montclair NJ)  Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Gallery  June – Aug 2014

in situ Hillside Square (Montclair NJ)  2012 – 2013
Landscape Normandie  The Park Ave Club (NJ) based on a painting commission in Normandy  2005
Van Vleck Gardens (Montclair NJ) 2003
La Champagne  Fredrick Clement Gallery (Montclair NJ) based on a painting commission in the Champagne region (France) 1999
Passages: Paintings, Pastels & Monotypes  Cooper Gallery (Jersey City NJ) 1994
Artist Abroad: American Impressionist Seraphim Fine Art Gallery (Teaneck NJ) 1992
Continuum – Trees, a retrospective [1980 to 1990] Pen & Brush Gallery (NYC) 1990
Best-in-Show Award Exhibit  1990
Catherine’s Circle Korby Gallery (Cedar Grove NJ) solo show concurrent with a juried exhibit of work by students from ten years of teaching at the Montclair Art Museum 1990
Reflections  Korby Gallery 1989
Landscapes: New Jersey  Robin Hutchins Gallery (Maplewood NJ) 1988
Solo New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark NJ) 1983

Selected Exhibits: group


Sierra Exif JPEGMontclair Art Museum including View from the Vanguard: New Work 2016, Examining Process 2013, benefit auctions, Eclectic Visions 2011, Drawings 2010, Autumn Exhibition 2004,  Art in Bloom 2005 + 2003,  Artists and Architects 2000, The Montclair Colony Past and Present 1997

A Current Vision Whistler House Museum of Art [Lowell MA] 2014; Butler Museum of American Art (Youngstown OH) Pastel Masters 2003

Anderson Fine Arts Center (IN); Bergen Museum (NJ) juried annuals + Artist’s Night benefits exhibits (Ridgewood NJ); Berman Museum (Collegeville PA); New Hampshire Institute of Arts & Sciences, including Inaugural Exhibit; Naples Museum (FL); Kentucky Highlands Museum (Ashland KY); Midwest Museum of American Art (Elkhart IN); Evansville (IN) Museum of Arts & Sciences; Monmouth Museum (NJ); Morris Museum (Morristown NJ); Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Sciences (Loveladies NJ); Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (Morristown NJ); Newark Museum Benefit Exhibitions; Queens Museum (New York City); Monmouth Museum (Lincroft NJ); Hermitage Museum (Norfolk VA)


Montclair State University including art auctions, Artfest 2000, Projected Visions
William Paterson University including NorthEast Prints 2001
Bloomfield (NJ) College; Brandeis University “Artist-in-Residence” Exhibits; Canton Art Institute (OH); Choate-Rosemary Hall (Wallingford CT); Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck NJ); Melvin Gallery, Florida State College (Lakeland); Museum at Hartwick College (Oneonta NY); Kokomo Art Gallery, Indiana University Paul Mellon Arts Center (PA); Seton Hall University (South Orange NJ); New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark NJ)

Art Spaces

New York Public Library (NYC)
Clifton Arts Center including  Destinations – New Jersey 2011
Viridian Print Studio exhibits including  Squared, Dupre Gallery 2001, Off the Plate  Gallery 214 (Montclair NJ) 2004
Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Project ACEH
Print Council of New Jersey including traveling exhibit Preserving the Garden: Saving New Jersey Landscape 2000
Gallery 214 (Montclair NJ) + Makeready Press Gallery including Curious Journey 2002, Dreamscape / Landscape 2001, Seeing Red  2000
National Council of Jewish Women including Focus on Art + Artists in Residence exhibits, Galen Gallery  Let’s Face It: What is a Portrait?
Nabisco Invitational Exhibits including Views: Interpreting the Landscape  2001
Salmagundi Non-Member Juried Annual exhibits (NYC)
Lever House Gallery (NYC)
Cork Gallery (Lincoln Center, NYC)
The Nature Conservancy: Mashomack Preserve “Shelter Island” + New Jersey Headquarters
State of Art: American Contemporary Art   New England Fine Arts Institute (MA)
ArtExpo New York, Chicago, Los Vegas and Miami

Arts Guild New Jersey including Out of the East  2007
ArtSpace (Montclair NJ) including Landscapes of NJ + Local Color: NJ Artists; NJ Dept of Environmental Protection; Essex County Environmental Center (Roseland NJ); Kennedy Galleries (Boston); Mountain Lakes Inaugural Fine Art Exhibit (Mt Lakes NJ – 1998), the Ashland Gallery (KY), Javits Center FOB (NYC), Shenandoah Art Center (VA), Lexington (KY) Art League – Louden House, Renne Roosaner Gallery – Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn NJ), Anderson (IN) Fine Arts Center, Oakside-Bloomfield Cultural Center including Inaugural Exhibit Three Friends – 1994, Wasserberg Art Center (Van Wert OH), Doubletree Gallery including Reunion – 1996, Clifton Art Center, Presby Iris Gardens Art Shows (Upper Montclair NJ), Oak Ridge (TN) Art Center, Kennedy Studios — Newberry St Gallery (Boston), McCarter Theatre (Princeton), Hertz Corporate Headquarters (Park Ridge NJ), Meadowland Center for the Arts (Giant Stadium), Hunterdon Art Center (Clinton NJ), Visual Images (Wellfleet MA), Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island NY), Harmon Meek Gallery (FL) including Pastel Masters, Javits Center (NYC) including the International Hotel and Restaurant shows, Grand Central Galleries (New York City) including Founders Day Exhibits

Juried Exhibits

National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) including annuals at the Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery (NYC), summer small works exhibits, the NAWA Gallery Inauguration (NYC) 2007, Baltimore Convention Center 2000
Pen & Brush annual pastel, oil and graphics exhibits (NYC) including Winner’s Exhibits
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC) ncluding the annual exhibits [National Arts Club, NYC), the Broome St Gallery exhibits (NYC) + the Centennial National Traveling Exhibit touring the USA 1990 – 1991
Pastel Society of America (PSA) annual exhibits (NYC) and traveling exhibits including:
Contemporary Master Pastelists of America X’ion Fine Arts Academy + Gahsenze Memorial Gallery (Nanchang, China) 1998
25th Anniversary Exhibition: Master Pastelists at the Salmagundi Club (NYC) + Palette Chisel Academy of Fine Arts (Chicago) 1997
Master Pastelists of the USA the first international invitational exhibition (Paris, Lille, Lyon France)
Art du Pastel en France including Exposition International: Salons de Artists Contemporains Greniers a Sel (Honfleur), Salon International du Pastel (Giverny, France) 2005, Centre Culturel des Vikings (Yvetot, France) 2004, Centre Philippe Auguste (Vernon, Ginerny Grance) 2003
Studio Montclair Inc (SMI) including Artist as Mentor 2014, Full Circle 2013, SMI at Academy Square Galleries including Black + White 2011, Full Spectrum 2011, Genesis 2010, Art in the Garden Presby Gardens (Montclair NJ) 2011
Connections international exchange exhibit, the Kunstlerbund (Graz, Austria) 2003

American Artists Professional League (AAPL) including Landscapes, Seascape & Streetscape, a summer mini show 2013

Gallery Affiliations & Exhibits

Kling Fine Art Gallery [106 Walnut St, Montclair NJ] [2015 – present]

AVILA Fine Art Consultants [Bernardsville NJ] [1998 – present]

Gallery on the Hudson [Saratoga NY] (2007 – present), Kornbluth Gallery [1984 – 2007], Dupre Gallery [1978 – 2016]; Great Northwest Gallery [Oregon], Arroyo Fine Art [Pasadena CA], Fredrick Clement Gallery [New York City and Montclair NJ], Korby Gallery [Cedar Grove NJ], Nathan’s Gallery [W Patterson NJ] including “Emerging Contemporaries” – 1993, Seraphim Gallery [Teaneck NJ], Williams Gallery [Princeton NJ] [1982 – 1990], Grand Central Galleries [New York City], Visual Images [Cape Cod]


Pastel Society of America [national exhibits]: signature member since 1981, designated Master Pastelist 1985.

Featured artist Facebook 2015.

Art Times Award 1999 + 1994, Klimberger Memorial Award 1997, ARTSPEAK Award 1995, Hudson River Artists Association Award for Realism 1992, Strathmore Paper Co Award for Abstract 1985, National Arts Club Award (Best in Show) 1982
CLWAC [national exhibits] Metropolitan Museum of Art Award 1999, Gold Metal of Honor – Oil [Best in Show] 1993, Gold Metal of Honor – Pastel / Graphic [Best in Show] 1989, PSA Award [First Prize, Pastels] 1985 + 1992, CLWAC Award for Landscape [Oil] 1991
Pen & Brush (NYC) Mills Memorial Award 2000, First Prize, Pastel 1990, Best in Show [Solo Award Exhibit] 1989
American Society of Interior Designers [ASID] Industry Foundation Conference Logo 1997


*  A T & T
*  Tiffany Corporate Headquarters
Exxon-Mobil [Headquarters and Biochemical Divisions] Marsh USA Inc [New Jersey Headquarters] Marine Midland Banking Corp
*  Diamond, Esq [Chicago]
Nature Conservancy
Essex County (NJ) Collection (Verona); Essex County Environmental Center (Roseland)
*  BASF Corporation
Capital Health Corp
Connolly Insurance Corp
*  Angelbecks Private Label for Gruet Vineyards, (Bethon France)
Ivonilson Corporation (Brazil)
*  Salomon Smith Barney
British Airways
Hoffman LaRoche Pharmaceuticals
Qualiconsult Corp [Paris] New Jersey Institute of Technology
*  Dai Kitchi Corporation; TSUKI Corporation
Frederick Eldred Buck Collection (London & South Africa)
*  American Savings Bank
United Nations Millenium Collection (NAWA)
*  Yoga and Meditation Center

*  Van Vleck House + Gardens
*  Verizon
Pastel Society of America Permanent Collection

* commission


BA, Boston University
Further study: Fordham University, Yale University, the Tom Vincent School of Art,
Montclair Museum School of Art


Color: How to Use It, a Reference for Artists and Design Students by Marcie Cooperman [Prentice Hall 2013] Pastelists de France [2008] Pastel Society of America at the Butler Institute of American Art [2003] Best of Pastels 2 Rockport Publications
Who’s Who in American Art
Dun & Bradstreet
American Artists: An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporaries


Montclair Museum School of Art 1981 – present: pastel painting, landscape & plein air landscape, color, Independent Study, monotype
the Howard Van Vleck “Artist-in-Residence” [Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair NJ] 2001 to present : plein air painting, seasonal color , isometric perspective


Pastel Society of America, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Pen & Brush [New York City], American Artists Professional League, Women Artists of Montclair, Studio Montclair Inc [Executive Board 1985 to present], Knickerbocker Artists USA, National Association of Women Artists,   Viridian Print Studio [Founder + Executive Director]


“And at the end of the “Black & White” show, Catherine Kinkade’s drawings of snow on the wisteria vines at the town’s Van Vleck Gardens intoxicate with the hypnotic rhythms of her assured lines. Kinkade is also represented upstairs in the Virginia S. Block Gallery with “Study: Clos Wall 2,” a beautiful watercolor and ink French summer scene.” Carol Selman, Montclair Patch Review of Studio Montclair Shows ”Black, White and Technicolor Star in Two Shows” December, 2011