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"I explore the relationship between the textural application of paint and the emotionally charged texture of life experiences. I want the viewer to connect with the spirit of the finished piece on a personal level. Painting is visually exhilarating and intellectually stimulating.
It is play and hard work. Painting is my passion, my anchor and my escape to reality." K.Bliss
Kathie Bliss

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Clymer Museum of Art, Memory Paintings Ellensburg, WA
2008 Seattle Shakespeare Theater Seattle, WA
2006 Gallery North Edmonds, WA
1995 Gallery North Edmonds, WA

Group Exhibitions

2017 Prince Street Gallery Women Artists Coast to Coast:East New York, NY
2016-2017 Women Painters of Washington and National Association of Women Artists Women Artists Coast to Coast:West Seattle, WA
2016 Women Painters of WA Gallery, Abstract Marks Seattle, WA
2016 Bellevue Arts Museum Community Education Gallery, Women's Work Bellevue, WA
2015 Schack Art Center, Seattle CoArts Member Show Everett, WA
2015 Women Painters of WA Gallery, BLACK & WHITE +one Seattle, WA
2015 Larson Gallery,Women Painters of WA juried, Visual Voices Yakima,, WA
2016-2009 Women Painters of WA Columbia Tower Gallery Seattle, WA
2016-2002 49th Street Studio, Ltd. Annual Open Studio  Seattle, WA
2014 Seattle CoArts Juried Show, Mercer Island CC Seattle, WA
2014 Women Painters of WA Columbia Tower Gallery, Prelude Seattle, WA
2013 Women Painters of WA Columbia Tower Gallery, Anthology Seattle, WA
2013 Seattle CoArts Juried Show, Kirsten Gallery Seattle, WA
2013-2012 Women Painters of WA Traveling Show 5 locations
2012 A Celebration of Washington Artists, WA Convention Ctr Seattle, WA
2012 Women Painters of WA Member show ,Scott Milo Gallery Anacortes, WA
2010 Crow Valley In Town Gallery, Made in America Orcas Island, WA
2010 Collective Visions Gallery, Postscripts from the Edge Bremerton, WA
2010 Seattle CIty Hall, Postscripts from the Edge Seattle, WA
2009 Clymer Museum of Art, Sweethearts of the Rodeo Ellensburg, WA
2009-2001 Edmond Art Festival and Juried Show Edmonds, WA
2009-1995 Seattle CoArts Annual Juried Show Seattle, WA
2009-2005 Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Juried Show Redmond, WA
2008 Clymer Museum of Art, Annual Miniature Show Ellensburg, WA
2008 Edmonds Art Gallery,  From Crayons to Oils Edmonds, WA
2008 Gage Academy Alumni Show Seattle, WA
2008 Clymer Museum of Art,  Invitational Illustration Show Ellensburg, WA
2007 Gallery North,   Edmonds in Bloom   Edmonds, WA
2007 Insight Gallery Anacortes, WA
2005-2003 Epilogue Books Seattle, WA
2004 D’Adamo/Woltz Gallery   Pioneer Square  Seattle, WA
2002 Plein Air Paintings of the Southwest   Seattle, WA
2002-1990 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators   Convention Center  Seattle, WA
1998 Miller Library Center of Urban Horticulture    Seattle, WA
1996 Judith Schorr Gallery    Seattle, WA
1995 Northwest Departures Gallery, Depot Art Center   Anacortes, WA

Awards and Publications

2012 Women Painters of WA Member show ,Scott Milo Gallery Golden Award
2009, 2004 Seattle Co-Arts Annual Juried Show  Honorable Mention
2008 Seattle Co-Arts Annual Juried Show First Prize
2007 Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Show   Third Prize
2005 Eastside Association of Fine Arts Annual Show   Gamlin Award
2004 21st Annual Artist’s Magazine Competition Finalist, Experimental 
2002 Edmonds Art Festival Juried Show Honorable Mention


1964 BA Western Washington University   
Artistic Development
2009 Artist Trust, EDGE Professional Development Program for Visual Artists
2009-2002 Professional Art Critique Group with Charles Emerson
2002/2001 Fine Art Study Tours, London and New York
2007, 2006, 2000-1995 Gage Academy  Seattle, WA   Painting and Drawing
1991-1989 North Seattle Community College  Painting
1974 Rhode Island School of Design  Providence, RI   Ceramic Art
1970-1965 University of Washington    Seattle, WA   Ceramic Art

Professional Affiliations

Artist Trust
Seattle CoArts
Women Painters of Washington