• Painting Process and Recent Show

    It may look like I've been utterly still over the last 3 years, but this is not the case. Clearly I am not good at posting news on my site. I'm going to be better about it in the future. I had a show this year - June 2020 at Guardino Gallery. I was so excited for this show as I had been veering in a certain direction with my work and I was eager to see the reaction from viewers. Due to Covid 19 not many folks ventured to the gallery to see the show in person. The work is highly detailed and does not show as well in online photos. We had no opening reception or artist's talk so it was a bit of a flop. I made this video for interested people to get a better look at the paintings and to learn a bit about my process. First time I've done this and I know where I can improve in the future.

  • New Paintings at Guardino Gallery

    New Paintings at Guardino Gallery

    I have fifteen new paintings on exhibit at Guardino Gallery in Portland, Oregon through February 21st, 2017 and will be giving a talk on Saturday, February 11th starting at 2pm. All of the work is acrylic on cradled wood panel, and most is larger than I usually tend to work. I am very pleased with this body of work and hope that you can see the show in person or share the event with people in the area. All available paintings are listed on this site in the 2013-2017 folder. Paintings can be shipped, request a quote if interested in purchasing.

  • Show at Guardino Gallery 2017

    Show at Guardino Gallery 2017

    Totems and Echoes is a show I have coming up at Guardino Gallery with ceramic artist, Kim Murton. The opening reception is January 26th , 2017 from 6pm to 9pm and the show is up through February 20th. I will also be giving an artist talk I believe on the 2nd Saturday after the show opens. I will post more about that later.
    Guardino Gallery

  • L.Tovar - new Estate Sales and Gallery on NW 23rd

    I am pleased to have six of my paintings at this new estate sales/gallery in NW Portland called "L.Tovar". If you are in the neighborhood drop in and see - next to the corner of NW Kearney and NW 23rd (on 23rd by Salt and Straw)

  • *Little Things Art Show* at Guardino Gallery

    I will have 12 tiny paintings for The Little Things Show
    TWO opening receptions for this fantastic display of tiny art by lots of local artitsts:
    Black Friday November 23rd 5pm-9pm and also the Last Thursday of the month, Nov. 29th
    Show runs through Dec. 24th I believe.
    2939 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211
    503 281-9048 • www.guardinogallery.com
    Hours: Tues 11-5, Wed- Sat 11-6, Sun 11-4 (some late nights)

    Artists : Mandy Allen•Sian Alexander•Janet Amundson
    Splidsboel•Diane Archer•Paula Blackwell•Emilio Berwick•Stephanie
    Brockway•Tory Brokenshire•Shelly Caldwell•Scot Camero Bell•Dayna
    Collins•Kurumi Conley•Susan Freedman•Julia Gardner•Pat
    Countney Gold•Mar Goman•Chantel Greene•Kim Hamblin•Carolyn
    Hazel-Drake•George Heath•Ingrid Hendrix•Iver & Jen Hennig•Marcia
    Hindman•Yuka Hirota•Hsin-Yi Huang•Robert Huff•Jenny
    Johnpoll•Lucia Johnson•Janet Julian•Erinn Kathryn•Jamee Linton•Mari
    Livie•Diane Marks•Donna Mattson•Peach MoMoKo•Kim Murton•Lulu
    Moonwood Murakami•KellyNeidig•Doris Rink•Susan Roden•Jay
    Stewart•Sara Swink•Rabun Thompson•Jill Torberson•Christopher
    Wagner•Donna White•John Wirth•Cathie Joy Young

  • The Big 300

    I will have 5-10 small paintings in this show.
    The 5th Annual Big 300 Art Show!
    300+ Artists
    3000+ pieces
    all 8" x 8"
    $40 each - cash & carry!
    Admission is free with a donation of a canned food item
    Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:00 pm
    People's Art of Portland
    700 SW 5th Ave
    Ste 4005
    Portland, OR 97204
    The show will remain up for one month but the opening is a lot of fun - music, drinks, art and lots of sales!

  • "Postcards from the Edge"

    I will have between 1-3 small paintings in this show in Astoria.
    Riversea Gallery
    December 2012 Invitational Group Show:
    “Postcards from the Edge”
    a small format show for wall-hung artwork
    Show Dates: December 8 - 31, 2012
    Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 5 - 8 pm
    1160 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA, OREGON 97103 503.325.1270
    Riversea Gallery

  • New Brow of Portland 3rd Annual Show

    I will have a painting in this fabulous annual show of 50 Portland artists curated by Chris Haberman via Peoples Art :

    New Brow of Portland 3

    The show opens with a catered reception from 5-8pm, November 1st, First Thursday, at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA, next to the Schnitzer, downtown Portland).
    1111 SW Broadway, Portland OR

    The show will be up for two months - through December 2012

  • Two Group Shows Coming Up

    I will have 6 small paintings in The Day of The Dead Show with an opening reception the last Thursday of the month October 25th from 5pm - 9pm
    (October 25-November 18)
    Guardino Gallery

    and also at Guardino Gallery
    I will have 12 tiny paintings for The Little Things Show with an opening reception last Thurday of the month November 23rd 5pm-9pm
    (November 23-December ?)

  • New Paintings @ Guardino Gallery Opening May 31st, 2012

    I am in a 2 person show with Lisa Kaser at Guardino Gallery with an opening reception Thursday, May 31st 6pm-9pm. The show runs through June 27th. To preview my work that is photographed so far go here . I will adding more images as I get them finished and photographed.

  • Simpy Red 2

    I am pleased to be taking part in this red group show curated by Mark Woolley. As well as the first opening at his new gallery space on the 3rd floor of Pioneer Place Mall, Mark will be celebrating his 60th birthday. It should be a wonderful event with art, drinks, and music. Wearing red is encouraged. Opening Saturday, April 21st 5pm - 9pm.

  • My paintings on Portlandia

    Two of my paintings can be seen in the background of the TV show Portlandia here : Portlandia season 2 episode 8

  • New Brow of Portland 2nd annual show

    Once again Chris Haberman and Jason Brown are pulling together 50 Portland artists for this wonderful show at the Performing Arts Center and I am pleased to be included. Opening 5pm-9pm Art Bar at the Performing Arts Center Sept 1st, 2011 New Brow of Portland

  • Peoples Gallery, Portland, OR

    I have several paintings and prints available at this fabulous gallery on the 3rd floor of Pioneer Mall in downtown Portland. It is a wonderful space run by artists Chris Haberman, Jason Brown, and Heidi Elise Wirz . Drop in anytime to see my work along with a slew of other talented Portland artists. Peoples Gallery

  • DJ goes touring

    I have 4 drawings in this traveling show in July and August 2011 in Yorkshire UK. Not sure where besides the below place the show will be going.

    Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery are bringing their mobile gallery to the Deer Shed Festival site. The DJ Tour vehicle is a small but perfectly formed 1960’s dinky Sprite Caravan and will be exhibiting original artworks in CD cases. And on the final day of the festival, the Big Top will be home to a Sunday market with a wide variety of arts, crafts and vintage wares on sale, all from local Yorkshire artists.

  • October/November 2010 Shows

    Dia de los Muertos at Guardino Gallery

    This is a group show of 18 artists. Opening reception : 6pm - 9pm, Thursday, October 28th Guardino Gallery

    Portland Tarot Show

    Group show based on Tarot deck cards. 100 artists. Splendorporium
    Opening reception November 5th

    Little Things 10 Group Show Guardino Gallery
    Opening reception, 6-9pm, Thursday November 26th

  • Paintings on display at PDX (Portland airport) - more info

    Seven paintings will be on display starting on September 15th 2010 through March 13th 2011. You will find them in Concourse A so if you are on your way somewhere or returning to PDX between now and then-keep your eyes peeled :)

  • New Brow of Portland

    Chris Haberman has curated this fabulous show of 50 Portland artists and I am very pleased to be a part of it. The opening is Sept 2 at The Art Bar at PCPA.
    More info here : New Brow of Portland

  • Retrospective at Vino Paradiso

    I will have a selection of work from the last 5 years as well as several new paintings on display from June 15th through July 31st.

    417 NW 10th PDX,OR
    Vino Paradiso

  • New Paintings at Guardino Gallery

    I have been working steadily towards this show since August. I will have all new work including a couple of paintings quite a bit larger than my usual size range.

    Last Thursday Opening Reception : Jan 28th
    Show runs Jan 28-Feb 23
    Cathie Joy Young, acrylic on wood
    Gaelyn Lakin, mixed media sculpture

    Guardino Gallery

  • Christmas show : $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Art Sale @ Annie's art and frame

    I am taking part in a holiday art show at Annie's art and frame in Seattle with an opening on Saturday, December 12th - 6pm - 9pm. I will have archival prints and small mixed media paintings available at some of the price points posted above. It sounds like it will be a fun opening with the Ballard Art Walk, a special holiday luminary walk, along with cookie and caroling parties at most shops in the neighborhood. This is an excellent opportunity to pick up some wonderful, reasonably priced art by talented regional artists.

  • After Hours : Group Show @ Linfield College

    I used to paint for McMenamins about 10 years ago. I was invited to be in this group show of McMenamin artists at Linfield college in McMinnelille, OR. I am very happy to be taking part along with :

    Olivia Behm
    Kolieha Bush
    Joe Cotter
    Lyle Hehn
    Jenny Joyce
    Isaka Shamsud- Din
    Myrna Yoder

    Linfield College Gallery

    Opening on : Wednesday, Oct 14th with a round table discussion at 4pm
    Artist's reception: 6pm-8pm

    If the weather holds it will be a great time to drive out into Oregon wine country, hit a winery or two and then come to an art opening :)
    You could also check out some of my mural work for the McMenamins at the Oregon Hotel

  • Enormous Tiny Art Show VI

    Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth , NH

    I will have 12-15 tiny mixed media pieces at this fabulous twice annual show with aprox 40 other artists.
    September 2 - September 28: show dates
    Friday, September 4. Opening reception with the artists, 5-8pm
    110 congress street
    portsmouth, nh 03801

    Enormous Tiny Art Show

  • Shall the Meek? Available on Etsy

    The Original is sold but I have very high quality prints of Shall the Meek? listed on Etsy. Print

  • Pictures of opening reception

    The Opening at Annie's Art was wonderful.
    To see pics go here : Ballard Art Walk

  • Art show at Annie's Art and Frame in Seattle

    Opening Reception: July 11, Saturday 6pm - 9pm during the Ballard art walk.

    Annie's Art and Frame Website

  • Coeur Studio Show

    I am showing in June with the fabulous Nicole Linde @ Anna Todaro's Coeur Studio. First Thursday Opening Reception: 6pm -9pm Thursday June 4th. We will both have lots of work - I will have both old and brand, spanking new. The address is 323 NW 6th. The Coeur is located at the back of Virtuoso Studio.


  • Platform 58 EZine

    I have an image in Issue #7 of Platform 58
    #7 Buildings

  • Cathie Joy Young and Nicole Linde at Couer Gallery in June

    I will have a lot of new work for this show along with Nicole Linde at Anna Todaro's new version of her gallery " Studio Couer". The gallery is a small gallery inside a larger gallery in the Everett Lofts block so right on the First Thursday Walk.
    Opening Reception: 6-9pm , First Thursday, June 4th
    Studio Couer
    323 NW 6th Ave, inside of the Virtuoso Studios

  • Paintings @ Ristretto Roasters May 1st thru May 31st

    New as well as older work. Stop in and see the paintings and have some coffee - it's killer.

    Ristretto Roasters :

    Beaumont Cafe
    3520 NE 42nd Ave
    Portland, OR 97213
    hours: 6:00 to 6:00

  • Eight of my paintings to be exhibited at The Arizona Museum for Youth

    I am very excited about this opportunity to exhibit at The Arizona Museum for Youth in the " My Favorite Monster Exhibit", Thursday, May 21 through September 27, 2009.
    Arizona Museum for Youth
    35 North Robson Street
    Mesa, Arizona

    Rebecca B. Bennett, San Francisco, CA
    Daniel Davis, Peoria, AZ
    Carole Foster-Pitts, Phoenix, AZ
    Lisa J. Hamilton, Phoenix, AZ
    Dina Higgins, Mesa, AZ
    Mike Maas, Tempe, AZ
    Deborah MacMillion Nering, Phoenix, AZ
    Andrew Salomone, Tempe, AZ
    Roy Wasson Valle, Mesa, AZ
    Cathie Joy Young, Portland, OR.

    Arizona Museum for Youth

    In 1978, the Arizona Museum for Youth received its 501(c)3 status and was incorporated after several years in the preliminary development phase bringing the dream of Valley philanthropists Jack and John Whiteman to life. The museum was founded in 1980 as the only children's museum in the United States with a focus on fine art. Since then, it has been a major destination for families in Metro-Phoenix area, providing the community with interactive fine art exhibits inspired to introduce children to the world of art and discover self-expression. Featuring artwork by local, national and international professionals, the exhibits of the museum bring the very best of the world of art to those under 1 to over 101 years of age.

    AMY links each exhibitor with interactive art-making activities. Guided by current research, AMY’s education staff has developed the premier experience for the museum patrons. Caregivers and children learn together about the techniques, processes and materials used to create art while exploring themselves and our world through play and self-expression. With each exhibit, areas are dedicated to expression through music, reading, theatre, art making, and of course, art appreciation.

  • All Girl Group Show @ Fine Grind

    Artist's reception:
    sat night april 11th

    the fine grind arts cafe
    2035 se 39th ave @ lincoln
    portland ,or. 97214

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  • Featured on blog : Time For Frida

    I have a blurb on a great blog with some wonderful featured artists.

    Time for Frida


    New York Rifles are releasing their new CD "MAKE A WISH" on Friday the 13th of March and will be performing that night at the release party at the Doug Fir . See their MySpace for more info.

  • March Shows

    I will have a solo exhibit at the Monaco with a First Thursday Opening from 5pm - 7pm on March 4th. Join me between 5 and 6pm for complimentary wine and martinis :)
    The same evening ( March 4th) from 6pm-9pm I will be taking part in a group show at Show and Tell Gallery in the Everett St Lofts. I will be heading over there about 7:15pm.

    On March 8th I will have 5 paintings in the Portland International Women's Day At Portland State University : From 10am to 4pm, the 3rd floor of the Portland State University Smith Student Union will play host to a showcase of women's creativity, knowledge, and compassion.

  • Featured on Myartspace.com and soon to be on a blog

    My work is featured on the online arts community listed below for one month.
    You may have to page through to find me as they feature more artists.
    In a few weeks I will be featured on an art blog which I will link to when it is up.


  • Love Show IV

    I will have two paintings in two group shows happening at The Olympic Mills Building with an opening tonight - Friday the 13th of February from 7pm-midnight.
    Over 200 artists represented in the show called Love Show IV and aprox 12 artists who are Portland curators in the Voyeur Show.
    Should be quite a party with snacks, booze available for purchase, musical guests, etc. More info here : LOVE SHOW

    And for the article in the Portland Tribune with a picture of one of my paintings:

  • Paintings on exhibit at Delia

    I have paintings displayed at this incredible metal working show room and studio. Delia makes everything from hand welded metal bed steads to wine stoppers to coffee tables. See their site for more info about what they do and drop in to see my paintings.

  • December and January Shows and a blurb in a blog.

    Charmagne Coe is a brilliant artist who blogs and she included me in her favorite artists of 2008 : Charmagne's Blog
    I am honored to be amongst her choices - all exceedingly talented artists. Be sure and look at Charmagne's work while you are there, it is beautiful. Although different in style to my own, her work feels kindred, like we are mining in the same mountain range.

    My show is still up at Vino Paradiso through November 30th.

    I will have 5 pieces in the Works Night Show :Wednesday, December 3rd at the Old Church on SW 11th and Clay St. 7pm-10pm

    the same night I will have one painting in a group show I curated at Vino Paradiso. The opening is also Wednesday, December 3rd from 6pm - 9pm.
    Gallery Paradiso

    In January I will have paintings on display at the Hotel Monaco Downtown. I will have nore info about that soon.

  • Dreams Show at Launchpad gallery

    Here is the painting I will have at this show which opens on Friday Oct 3rd

    Sea Dreams

  • Paintings for Nahcotta

    Here are the paintings which will be available through Nahcotta

  • September/ October 2008 Shows and Prints available

    I FINALLY have some archival prints available on Etsy !
    My friend Lucia is helping me get started with this.
    You can find Lucia's Etsy store here: Lucia Johnson

    100th Monkey Show
    I will have two paintings in the September First Friday
    2nd Annual Juried Show.
    Opening Reception : Friday, September 5th from 6-9 opening
    Show Dates: 9/5-11/2
    110 SE 16th Ave
    Portland, Oregon
    Closed Mondays
    Tuesday through Thursday 10am-6pm
    Friday 10am-5pm (*First Fridays open until 9pm)
    Saturday 10am-5pm
    Sunday 11am-4pm

    The Show at Nahcotta in Portsmouth NewHampshire also opens on Friday, Sept. 5th. I will have 13 small paintings in this show. Depending on how I do in the next several days, I may finish up 2 more for a total of 15.

    I will have one painting in the Dreams group show at Launch Pad Gallery with an opening reception on Friday, October 3rd. They put on a great party and there will be about 100 artists displaying work. Reception starts at 6pm and goes until Midnight.
    Launch Pad Gallery, 534 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214 - 971.227.0072
    Open Tuesday-Friday 3-6pm, Sunday 12-3pm & by appt

  • Square Foot Show APW Gallery - NYC

    I will have five 12" by 12" paintings in a group show at APW Gallery 195 Chrystie St. Suite 200, NYC in July.
    Opening Reception: July 18th, show runs through August 1st.

  • The Enormous Tiny Art Show

    I will have 8 + small paintings in a show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire September 08. Yippee! Finally cracked open the East Coast and am very pleased it is with this venue because it looks wonderful.


  • Art Opening @ Vino Paradiso - show extended thru June 1st 2008

    Opening Reception Wednesday, April 2nd, 7pm-10pm
    417 NW 10th ave.
    Portland,OR. April 2nd through June 1st.
    I will have new work on display at Vino Paradiso,

  • Group show February 1st 2008 at LaunchPad Gallery,Portland

  • My work is still up at Dezart One Gallery

    The work can be seen in the back part of the gallery.

    For information go to: dezart one gallery

  • Dezart One Gallery show

    Dezart One Gallery. I will have 9 paintings on display October 11, 2007 – November 11 , 2007 – Dezart One Gallery – Group show – Michael Pfleghaar, Nina Tichava, Cathie Joy Young Artist reception: Saturday October 13th 6-9 PM. 2688 Cherokee Way, Palm Springs. 760-328-1440