Kathryn Fehlig PSA

holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana with a major in drawing, printmaking and oil painting. Further graduate and continuing education studies in art education, painting/printmaking, graphic design/digital production and photography gave her a firm foundation in both graphics and fine art.

Kathryn Fehlig has been drawing and painting since childhood. In college her passion was large abstract oil paintings but she has evolved towards a more representational style using pastels and acrylics. She is also an excellent draftsman working in pencil, ink and charcoal. Because of her love of animals and years of experience as a horse trainer, rider and showman, she enjoys drawing and painting horses and dogs.

Landscapes in pastel and acrylic (in 2013 Kathryn began working with acrylics) are her primary creative motivation and she paints "plein air" whenever Montana weather permits. She studied with landscape pastel artist Colleen Howe in 2005 and received a Montana Arts Council Professional Development Grant in 2006 to study with master pastelist Richard McKinley whom she also studied with in 2008. Kathryn also studied figure painting with both Dawn Emerson in 2010, Carolyn Anderson in 2012 and 2013, and acrylic workshops with Elizabeth Bass and R. Tom Gilleon in 2014.

Kathryn has had one-man shows in Indiana, Missouri and Montana . Her work has won top awards and has been shown in juried group shows in Montana, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico and Idaho. She has been invited to participate in The Russell auction in Great Falls, MT, the Holter Museum annual auction and the Waterworks Art Museum auction in Miles City, MT. Her paintings and drawings are in museums and many private collections.

She is a signature member of both the Pastel Society of America and the Northwest Pastel Society; a member of the Art Center of Helena and Mountain Sage Gallery.

Her work can be regularly seen at her home/studio, Mountain Sage Gallery and Birds & Beasleys Gallery in Helena, and Latigo & Lace Gallery, Augusta, Montana. She occasionally shows paintings with the Helena Art Center group.

Kathryn's pastels, acrylics and drawings are for sale directly from her and from her galleries and exhibits as indicated on each art piece image on her website. She can be contacted at: fehligart@gmail.com or (406) 442-1134.




2014---Oil/Acrylic painting workshop with R. Tom Gilleon, Helena, MT

2014---Oil/Acrylic painting workshop with Elizabeth Bass, Helena, MT

2013---Figure painting workshop with Carolyn Anderson, Helena, MT

2013---Watercolor workshop with Jim Howard, Helena, MT

2012---Painting the Figure Workshop with Carolyn Anderson, Jackson, WY

2010---Figure Drawing Workshop with Dawn Emerson, Bozeman MT

2008---Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Richard McKinley, Bozeman MT

2006---Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Richard McKinley, Bozeman MT

2005---Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Colleen Howe, Dillon MT

1989–1990---Completed graphic arts and computer graphics curriculum, Platt College, San Diego, CA (certificate received)

1980–1982---Pottery courses, Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

1980---Photography course, adult education, Helena, MT

1967–1968---University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (teaching certificate in elementary and secondary art education)

1966–1967---Ball State University, Muncie, IN (completed course work towards Masters Degree in art)

1962–1966---St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (received Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art [oil painting and printmaking])



2014---Invitational Christmas show, HoHoHolter, Holter Museum of Art

2014---Juried Show: Pastel Society of New Mexico 23rd Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM -- 2nd Place Award

2014---Juried Show,: Pastel Society of Oregon 19th Biennial National Show, Springfield OR--Richeson Award

2014--- Northwest Pastel Society Member Show, Richland WA-- Terry Ludwig Award

2014---Juried Show: Northwest Pastel Society 28th Annual International Open Exhibit, Tacoma WA--
received Signature Member status

2014---Auction, by invitation, Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT

2014---Juried Show,: Richeson75 Landscape, Seascapes & Architecture Show, Kimberly WI

2014---Juried Show : Helena Art Center Members' Exhibition, Holter Museum, Helena MT

2013---Juried Show: PSNM 22nd Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM-- Sponsored Award

2013---PSNR Membership Show, River's Mist Gallery, Stevensville, MT

2013---Tight Focus, small works exhibition for PSNR members, Idaho Falls, ID -- Third Place

2013---One-man Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

2013---Auction, by invitation, Waterworks Art Museum, Miles City, MT

2013---Juried Show : Montana Interpretations, Butte MT -- Best of Show

2013---Juried Show: IAPS 22nd Annual Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

2013---Juried Show : Northwest Pastel Society 27th Annual, Tacoma, WA

2013---Artist of the Year, Helena Chamber of Commerce

2013---Treasured Montana Artist, Montana Secretary of State

2012---PSNR Tight Focus 6 x 6 Exhibition, Idaho Falls ID

2012---Juried Show : Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition, Ashville NC--Best of Show

2012---Juried Show : Oregon Pastel Society 18th National Exhibition 2012, Roseburg OR

2012---Juried Online Show : Richeson 5 x 7 Gator Foam -- Honorable Mention

2012---Juried Show : "MT Interpretations", Butte, MT--Third Place Award

2012---Auction, by invitation, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT

2012---Juried Show : Signature Artist Exhibition, Enduring Brilliance: The Pastel Society of America at 40, Oceanville, NJ

2012---Juried Show : Northwest Pastel Society 26th Annual, Tacoma WA

2012—Solo show : Queen of Arts Gallery, Helena, MT

2012---Pastel 100 Honorable Mention, The Pastel Journal

2012---Juried Auction, The Russell, Great Falls MT

2011---Juried Show : Art of the Plains, Las Cruces NM -- Third Place Award

2011---Invitation Exhibition of four paintings "Pastel Perspectives," Ann Lloyd Gallery, Decatur IL

2011---Auction, by invitation, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT

2011---Juried Show : "Montana Interpretations," Butte MT

2010-2011---Exhibit of work, Marriott Residence Inn, Helena MT

2010---Juried Show : Great Lakes Pastel Society National Show -- Gold Medal Award

2010---Juried Show : IAPS 16th Juried Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio

2010---Juried Show : "Montana Interpretations," Butte MT -- Honorable Mention

2010--- Auction, by invitation, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT

2010---Invitation Exhibition "Montana Landscape: the Eye of the Beholder," Holter Museum of Art

2010---Juried Show, Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies Member Show, Boise ID

2009---Pastel painting “Blush” chosen for fundraising poster, Old Governors’ Mansion, Helena MT

2009---Juried auction, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings MT

2009---Juried Show, Richeson 75 Small Works, Kimberley WI

2009---Juried Show “Montana Interpretations,” Butte MT -- Best of Show

2009---Finalist, The Artists Magazine 26th Annual Competition

2009---Juried Show, Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel -- Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award

2008---One-man show of pastel paintings, Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT

2008---Juried Show “Montana Interpretations,” Butte MT — Best of Show

2008---Juried Show, Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies “Pastel Extravaganza,” Loveland CO — Chairman’s Award

2008---Juried Show, Small Pastel Works for Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies, Idaho Falls ID

2007---Juried Show “Montana Interpretations,” Butte MT

2007---Juried Show, International Association of Pastel Societies, Naples FL

2006---Juried show, Big Fork MT

2006---Juried Show “Montana Interpretations,” Butte MT — 3rd Place

2006---Juried auction, Holter Art Museum, Helena MT

2004---Juried pastel show, Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies, Idaho Falls ID

1980---Two-man show of drawings, Tatum House Gallery, Helena, MT

1980---Three-man show of drawings, Ketterrer Art Centre, Bozeman, MT

1978---One-man show of oil paintings, Park Street Gallery, Helena, MT

1966---One-man show of oil paintings, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

1966---One-man show of oil paintings, Kirkwood, MO