One week left to see Shadow and Mooring at Lubeznik


A great turnout for the reception of Shadow and Mooring on September 7, and many great conversations. A big thank you to everyone who came out!

One curator described my work as “seductive”. It is always interesting to see your work through someone else’s eyes. These paintings do need to be experienced in person, and will be on exhibit for more week (through September 29) at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, In.


Detail from”Wavering Divergence”, below.

Reception tonight!

Opening Reception for Shadow and Mooring tonight (September 7) at The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN, 5-8pm. Hope to see you there!

The exhibit will be up through September 29.

(Updated preview below: after replacing a painting that was sold before the show opened.)

Just published

Please visit to check out my recent interview!


Exhibition of New Works

Shadow and Mooring; 

an exhibition of new works by Cathy Feeman

at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts NIPSCO Education Studio, Michigan City, IN

August 30-September 29, 2018


I am excited to unveil new work in conjunction with Lubeznik’s current exhibition, Warhol: Icon and Influence

The subtle interaction between our past and present subsequently influences our interpretation of the future. My work seeks to provide a poetic observation of the internal and external influences that write and edit our autobiographies. It ultimately asks us to consider the role of the perception and recall of stories and myths, family histories and identities – or the absence thereof – in constructing and preserving personal and cultural narratives. Implying a sense of anchoring or stability, the theme of “mooring” is an underlying theme in my work.

Rooted in the midwestern working/middle class landscape of South Chicago and its suburbs, these painted and photo-based works are autobiographical in nature, prompted by real and inferred memories embedded in the shadows of appropriated family photographs, often employing mapping or topographical themes as metaphors for the moorings that influence the ways in which we engage with our world.

Please join me for a reception on Friday September 7, 5:00-8:00pm


Portrait drawing workshop for ages 55+ Register now!

In conjunction with CURE (Center for Urban and Regional Excellence) at IU Northwest, I will be teaching a (FREE) 4-week workshop during the month of April for artists 55+ of all skill levels who have a desire to learn to draw the human face.

Don’t be intimidated by figure or portrait drawing!

Drawing the human form is no different from drawing any other subject matter: this workshop will help you to recognize the combination of lines and shapes that comprise the human face, in a fun environment. Over the course of four, two-hour workshops, we will study the individual features of the human face, learn and sharpen techniques for drawing and shading with graphite pencil and charcoal, and complete a finished portrait drawing from a photograph of each participant’s choice.

  • This four-part workshop will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, & 27 at Indiana University Northwest. All materials are provided.
  • Senior University workshops are free and open to all those age 55 and better
  • Registration is required. To register, call the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at 219-980-6907 or email us at

Come and meet new people, learn new skills, and have fun!

Changes to my website!

While ads have never appeared on my website when viewed on a computer, they have been apparently showing up in obnoxious numbers on phones! I apologize for this annoyance, and the problem has been taken care of.

So… please feel free to browse the pages of my website on your smartphone unhindered by distracting unauthorized advertising!


Lots of new work just added to my gallery.

Lots of new work, and thrilled to share it! Click here

A glimpse of new work

This is an installation shot of a few of my 11 new paintings just completed, and just recently photographed.


South Shore Arts 74th Annual Salon Show

The 74th Annual Show, sponsored by South Shore Arts is on exhibit at the Munster center for Visual and Performing Arts though October 25, 2017.
I was honored to receive the Renee and Sam Denmark Memorial Award today for my piece, Comfort Zone Deliberation, from my current body of work.


Eight Reasons for Enrolling in a Drawing Class

There is still time to register for my six-week drawing course for adults ages 55+ through CURE‘s (Center for Urban and Regional Excellence) Senior University program at Indiana University Northwest!

Why should YOU take a drawing class?

  1. Drawing and art making are activities that anyone can do, at any age, anywhere
  2. Doing new things, especially things that challenge you, will keep your brain sharp!
  3. Drawing can be a very relaxing activity
  4. Drawing can be a great tool to process and express emotions, or relieve stress
  5. You will have FUN
  6. You will meet some new people
  7. You will feel really good about accomplishing something new
  8. (P.S., this class is also free!)

Whether you have never tried to draw (or never thought you could!), haven’t picked up art supplies in a very long time, or want to take your drawing to a new level, this class is for you! Weekly classes will introduce and reinforce concepts such as line, value, proportion and form, and composition while exploring expression with pencil, charcoal, and pen, drawing from both photographs and real life.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays between 2-4pm, July 26-August 30.

* This class is free, and all  materials are provided, but you must register!

Register today by calling 219-980-6978 or by emailing