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Cathy Van Raay-Myers

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Cathy Van Raay-Myers is an artist from the Chatham-Kent area. Her interest in art began early when she began drawing from the etchings and drawings of Rembrandt. She has studied drawing and basic design as an option while studying forestry at Lakehead University , life drawing and sculpture in Montana, drawing with Michel Binette in Ridgetown, drawing and raku classes in Haliburton and is working towards her BFA at the University of Windsor. 

She combines different techniques to create rich layered textures and is able to move easily between genres and mediums. Her work hangs in private collections in Canada and the United States. Her work is throughout the Retro Suites Hotel in Chatham. 

Exhibitions
Oct 2008 Artspace, Chatham, Solo Exhibition 
August 2006 Blyth Festival Solo Exhibitio 
April 2005 Cover of Neuron Science Magazine 
Dec 2004 Chatham Cultural Centre Juried Exhibition 
July 2004 Solo exhibition temp. Gallery, Chatham, Ontario 
Nov 2003 Chatham Cultural Centre Juried Exhibition 
2002-2004 Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, Ontario 
2001 Kenneith Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario 
1999 - 2001 Alley Cat Gallery, Chatham, Ontario 
1999 Solo Exhibition, Chatham Cultural Centre, Chatham, Ontario 
1998 Artistex Gallery, London, Ontario 
1990, 1995 Home County Folk Festival, London, Ontario 
1984 Artisians Alley, London, Ontario 
1982 Two-Person Exhibition, Gallery in the Grove, Brights Grove 
1982 Two-Person Exhibition at Chatham Library, Chatham, Ontario 
1985 - 1996 Chatham Cultural Centre Annual Eye for Art 
Awards 
2001-2004 Dean's Honour Roll, BFA, University of Windsor 
1995 Ontario Honourable Mention for Artistic Merit, Home County Folk Festival, London, Ontario 
1986, 1990 Award for Excellence, Chatham Cultural Centre 
Art Education 
2000 - 2004 BFA studies at University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 
2002 Life drawing, Haliburton Summer School 
1985 - 2000 Various workshops in drawing, oils, watercolour, printmaking And sculpture 
1990 Painting with Robert Bateman, Sculpture with Veryl Goodnight, Montana, USA 
1980 - 1981 Drawing with Michelle Binette, Ridgetown, Ontario 
1976 Basic Design, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario