Cathy VanVoorhis

1986        MFA   Painting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

1984        MA     Art History, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

1980        BA     Art & Philosophy, Albion College, Albion, MI

Grants and Honors

1989         Individual Creative Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts.

1983         Hinman Graduate Fellowship, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Solo Exhibitions

2018         Gifts of Art, Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

2017         Center Gallery, Glen Arbor, MI

2012         Kresge Foundation Art Gallery, Olivet College, Olivet, MI

2011         Chelsea Center for the Arts, Chelsea, MI

1999         Glen Oaks Community College, Centreville, MI

1997         Mott Academic Center Art Gallery, Olivet College, Olivet, MI

1995         Glen Arbor Art Center, Glen Arbor, MI

1994         Battle Creek Fine Arts Center, Battle Creek, MI

1993         Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

                 Joyce Petter Gallery, Douglas, MI

1992         UpJohn Corporate Headquarters, Portage, MI 

                 co-sponsor: Kalamazoo Institute of Art

1991         Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI

1990         Albion College, Albion, MI

1989         Lowell Arts Council, Lowell, MI

1987         Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018          Landscape Invitational Exhibit: Six Artists, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, MI

2017          Artumentary Invitational Exhibit, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

2016          55th Greater Michigan Art Exhibit, Dow Museum of Arts & Sciences, Midland, MI

                  Fine Arts Exhibit, Petoskey Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI

2015          54th Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Dow Museum of Art & Science, Midland, MI

                  Golden Apple Artist Residency Exhibit, Public Library, Jonesport, ME

                  Bettye Clark Cannon Gallery, Frauenthal Center, Muskegon, MI

                  Forest and Tree, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI

2014          86th Regional Exhibit, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2013          Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI

                  Legacy of the Land Through Art, Legacy Land Conservancy, Ann Arbor, MI

                  Small Paintings Exhibit, Riverside Arts Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI

                  Clark Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2012          Drawing Exhibit, Duderstadt Center Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2011          Stand in the Place Where You Live, Chelsea Art Center Gallery, Chelsea, MI   
                  Annual All Media Exhibit, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2010-11     ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2009          Hydrology Exhibit, Chelsea Center for the Arts, Chelsea, Michigan.
                  Five Senses, Work Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
2008          U-M Art and Design Faculty Exhibit, Slusser Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
2006          Landscape Visions: Six Michigan Artists, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, MI
2004          Gallery One: Invitational, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
1997          Community, Keeler Gallery, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
1994          On Land: Invitational Exhibit, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
1993          Michigan Artists Invitational: Three-person show, Department of Commerce, 

                  Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI 

                  Places in the Heart, Battle Creek Fine Arts Center, Battle Creek, Michigan.
1993-94     Botanical Images, Lansing Art Center, Lansing, MI
1992          Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, 

                  Oakland University, Rochester, MI

                  Approaches from 20th Century Women, Hefner Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
                  Realism in Oil: Three–person Invitational, The Art Center of South Bend, IN
                  Our Town Exhibition, Community House, Birmingham, MI
                  Landscape Invitational: Three–person show, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
                  Spring Invitational: Three–person show, C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, MI
                  Faculty Exhibition, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1988          Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
                  Michigan Art Competition, Holland Area Arts Center, Holland, MI
                  52nd Annual National Midyear, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
                  Realism: Three–person Show, Hefner Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
                  LAAC West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Art Center, Lowell, MI
1987          Michigan Art Competiton, Holland Area Arts Center, Holland, MI
                  Directions, Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI
                  Eighth Michigan Artists Competition, The Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
                  Small Painting National, Kentucky Highlands Museum, Ashland, KY
                  Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, MI
                  Faculty Exhibition, Albion College, Albion, MI
                  Fine Arts Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
                  Painting & Sculpture Competition, Lansing Art Gallery, MI
                  LAAC West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI
1986          Drawing Exhibition, Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI


2019         (upcoming) Biostation Artist Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2014         Golden Apple Artist Residency, Harrington, Maine.

2011         Glen Arbor Art Association, Glen Arbor, Michigan.

1999         Flora Kirsch Beck Visiting Artist, Glen Oaks Community College, Michigan.

1994         National Park Service: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan.


2014          Eva Cameron, "The Art of Sleeping Bear Dunes," Manitou, 

                  The Magazine of LeeLanau, vol. 5, Gemini publications, MI

2013          Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leelanau Press, Traverse City, MI

2012          Hannah Brinks “Seasons of Color Come to Campus,” Hillsdale Collegian, MI

2011          John Carlos Cantu, “Paintings Explore Wild Places,” Ann Arbor News (March 20)

2009          The Saugatuck Dunes: Artists Respond to a Freshwater Landscape,

                  Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance, Saugatuck, MI

1996          Elizabeth Edwards, “Artist’s Renditions,” Traverse Magazine, MI (September)

1995          Fred Glazer, “Stroll shows different styles,” The Commercial Record, Saugatuk, MI

1994          Sylvia Krissoff, “Two Artists share common bond,” The Grand Rapids Press, 

                  Grand Rapids, MI (September 1)

                  Mark Schwerin, “Artisans nurture nature,” The Battle Creek Enquirer (September 1)

1993          Sylvia Krissoff, “VanVoorhis Art evokes good nature,” The Grand Rapids Press, 

                  Grand Rapids, MI (October 8)

1992          Mary Klemic, “Realism seen in new light,” The West Bloomfield Eccentric Lake 

                  Edition, Bloomfield Hills, MI (January 23)

                  “Exhibition Focuses on Art Trends,” The Rochester Clarion, MI (January 30)

                  Sylvia Krissoff, “Nature-inspired oil paintings,” The Grand Rapids Press (March 22)

1989          John L. Allen, “Current Corcoran exhibit presents a study in size,” The Muskegon      

                  Chronicle, Muskegon, MI (May 10)

1988          Sara Albert, “Lovers of realistic art should check out Hefner show,” 

                  The Grand Rapids Press, Grand Rapids, MI (April 10)