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Kathleen Jardine exhibited in over 60 national and international competitions between 1981 and 2000. Among her many awards are top prizes from jurors who curated for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirschorn Museum, and London’s Tate Gallery.

Her beautiful and idiomatic paintings, made mostly from life, are in many fine private, public, and corporate collections.

She is a charter member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.

A Native Californian, she lives with her family and animals in the woods outside Chapel Hill, NC.

National & International Exhibitions & Awards

Best in Show, National Watercolor Oklahoma, 1996 & 1995; Museum Award, 1991; Kirkpatrick Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

Museum Awards, Watercolor USA, 1997, 1993, 1990, 1985, 1983; Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

Best in Show, Annual National Juried Exhibition, 1997 & 1998; Honorable Mention, 1991; Third Place, 1994; Shelby, NC

Excellence Award, Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Art Exhibition, 1997; Canson Award, 1996; Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN

Honorable Mention, Grand Exhibition 7th Annual National Juried Competition, 1997, 1996; Akron, OH

Houston 19th International Exhibition, 1996; Lyric Center, Houston, TX

61st Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, 1997 & 1985; Youngstown, OH; 1997

Artisan's Award, Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Exhibition, 1989; Colorado Water Media Award, Traveling Show, 1991; Foothills Art Center Award, 1993; Golden, CO

First Place, Madison National Watercolor Exhibition, 1985; Madison, WI

First Place, Dimensions USA, 1987; Winston-Salem, NC

Best in Show, 24th Chatauqua National Exhibit of American Art; Chatauqua, NY

Juror's Special Recommendation, U. S. Water Media Biennial, 1984 & 1982; Rochester, NY

Solo Show Award & Museum Purchase, Pensacola National Portrait Exhibition, 1985; Pensacola, FL

First Prize, National Watercolor Exhibition, Edgewood College, 1985; Madison, WI

Patron's Award, Galex Nineteen, 1985; Galesburg, IL

Associate's Award, Brand XII & XIII International Aquamedia Exhibitions, 1984 & 1982; Glendale, CA

Traveling Show, National Watercolor Society Members' Exhibition, 1984; Artists Magazine Award; Traveling Show, 1993; Redlands, CA

1984 World Exposition, National Women's Art Exhibition at Women's Pavilion, New Orleans, LA

Rutgers National Works on Paper, 1986 & 1984; Camden, NJ

San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 1986; San Diego, CA

Best in Show, 20th Annual Chatauqua National Exhibition of American Art, 1985; Chatauqua, NY

Allied Artists of America, 68th Annual Exhibition, 1981; New York, NY

Regional Exhibitions and Awards

Best in Show, Raleigh Fine Arts Society Annual Exhibition, 1997 & 1994; Raleigh, NC

Best in Show, 24th Annual Competition for NC Artists, 1996; Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC

Weatherspoon 32nd Annual Art On Paper Exhibition, University of North Carolina, 1996; Greensboro, NC

Best in Show, 1996 Open Juried Exhibition, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC

Juror's Choice Award: Through Women's Eyes Art Exhibition, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1985; Chapel Hill, NC

Best in Works on Paper, Spring's Art Show, 1985; Honorable Mention, 1994; Lancaster, SC

Best in Show, The Sixth Juried Show, Center Gallery, 1991; Carrboro, NC

First Place, Watercolor Society of North Carolina, 1988; Second Place, 1991; First Place, 1993

Best in Show, Henley Southeastern Spectrum, 1985; Cash Award, 1991; Winston-Salem, NC

Juror's Choice Award, Southern Exposure IV, 1984; Columbia, SC

Best in Show, Eleventh Annual Statewide Juried Competition, 1983; Lincolnton, NC

Honorable Mention Award, Southeastern Watercolor VI, Deland Museum, 1991;Third Place, 1994; Shelby, NC

Best in Show, Shelby Art League Exhibition, 1988; Honorable Mention Award, 1991; Third Place, 1994; Shelby, NC

Merit Award, Second Regional Juried Competition, 1985; Spartanburg, NC

First Place, Guild of Charlotte Artists, 1988, 1983, 1982; Charlotte, NC

Juror's Choice Award, Third Annual Charlotte Open Exhibition, 1982; Charlotte, NC


Somerhill Gallery, "Aquatica" Invitational, 2006, Chapel Hill, NC

Somerhill Gallery, "8x10" Invitational, 2006, Chapel Hill, NC

"State of the Art," 1999 & 1991, Biennial Watercolor Invitational, Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Somerhill Gallery, Still Life Invitational, 1999; Watercolor Invitational 1985; Chapel Hill, NC

"Contemporary Watercolor," 1997, Annie Boykin Gallery; Arts Council of Wilson; Wilson, NC

"Watercolor Now," 1997, 1995, 1993; Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

Deland Museum Watercolor Invitational, 1988; Deland, FL

"The Monumental Image," Springfield Art Museum, 1986; Springfield, MO

"Human Images," Appalachian State University, 1986; Boone, NC

Theme Invitationals, Spirit Square, 1983, 1982, 1981; Charlotte, NC

Southeastern Women's Caucus for Art Invitational, 1984; Charlotte, NC

McDowell Watercolor Invitational, WSNC, 1982; Marion, NC.

Solo and Small Group Shows

Rowe Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC; solo show, 2006

Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC; solo show, 1997

Kenneth Winslow Gallery, New York, NY; solo show, 1995

Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC; solo show, 1995 & 1985

Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC; solo show, 1991

Bishop Pace Gallery, Athens, GA; two person show, 1988

Gallery 10, Washington, DC; three person show, 1985

Chatauqua Institute, Chatauqua, NY solo show, 1985

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC; solo show, 1995 & 1984


Painting Color by Rockport Press, 1998; profile

Juried Springfest 1996, Charlotte, NC

Juried South Carolina 1996 Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbia, SC

Visiting Lecturer, University of North Carolina, 1994, 1993; Chapel Hill, NC

Mint Museum Workshop, 1989; Charlotte, NC

Sawtooth Art Center Workshops, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990; Winston Salem, NC

Spirit Square Workshop, 1995; Charlotte, NC

Arrowmont Workshops, 1995, 1994; Gatlinburg, TN

"Kathleen Jardine: Art for a New Millennium," 1996 Winter issue of Watercolor, published by American Artist magazine

Keynote Speaker, "Advocacy in Art," NC Art Educators Conference, 1990; Winston-Salem, NC

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Associate Residency with Janet Fish, 1992

Emerging Artists Grant, Durham Arts Councils, 1991

Binnery and Smith Excellence in Art Grant, 1993