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Press Room

I’ve been lucky to have received some great press coverage, both about my solo work and my group exhibitions. Check out some of the latest headlines about my work below and scroll through for collateral materials.

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Valley Center Art Gallery holds first fund-raiser

July 7, 2022

Valley Center Art Gallery held its premiere fundraising event, sponsored by Cosmic Solar, on Sunday, June 26 at a board member’s private home whose property adjoins the Rancho Guejito. The views from the property were reminiscent of early California.
Over 85 guests attended to participate in a silent auction of 24 works of art donated by 16 local area artists. Some of the most recognizable artists’ works included those of: Joe Garcia, Cathy Carey, David Miller, Barbara Scharnau, Gloria Warren, Julie Schneider-Ljubenkov, Carolyn McGraw, Mike Adams, Judith Shadzi, Sandy Zelasko and more.

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“Save the Ocean” exhibit making a splash.

October 28, 2021

An ocean exhibit is making waves in Escondido’s art world.
The “Save the Ocean” exhibit at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery (EAP) is showcasing some creative local talent and bringing attention to ocean preservation.
The display includes an assortment of works with a sea theme in mind. Superb mosaic-covered surfboards, fascinating sculptures, fabric art, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, a wood inlay picture, photography prints and mixed media creations offer a visual feast for all art afficionados and ocean lovers alike.
The show was organized by the “Surfing Madonna Oceans Project” (SMOP), a nonprofit group formed in 2013 by Robert Nichols and Mark Patterson to conserve, maintain and promote art and environmental conservation efforts. The exhibit was juried by artist Cathy Carey, artist Danny Salzhandler and craftsman/ musician Mike Redman who are SMOP members. The exhibit ends November 6. Most of the work exhibited is for sale.
According to their website “future projects include partnerships with local arts groups, support for Arts Alive banners, direct awards to local artists, a series of articles in local news outlets promoting the arts, programming events for the public to experience local artists through shows, readings, performances and more.”


Dozens of Arts Alive Banners to Be Auctioned Off

JULY 28, 2020

The Arts Alive hand-painted street banners that have been up on lampposts along six miles of Highway 101 from Leucadia to Cardiff are set be auctioned off.

More than 60 hand-painted street banners that have been up since mid-March on lampposts along six miles of Highway 101 from Leucadia to Cardiff are ready to be auctioned off. 

Cathy Carey banner titled ‘Swami’s’ is one of 62 Arts Alive Banners being auctioned off.

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‘Endangered’ exhibition shows imperiled Earth through artist’s eyes

JAN. 17, 2020

In a series of vivid expressionist landscapes, painter Cathy Carey portrays rolling hills and blooming agave under azure skies. And Julian-based painter Joe Garcia captured a bobcat brazenly staring down the viewer, along with a roadrunner at rest. 
“The art in “Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon” encourages introspection, revealing the complex and symbiotic relationship between humans and land,” the exhibition description stated.

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Meet Cathy Carey of Cathy Carey Art Studios

JUNE 14, 2018

An interesting question I am often asked is, “where do your ideas come from?” To that, I respond to everything around me and the world I live in. I paint the things I see and feel everyday – even when it looks made up, it is based in reality. I try to find a story within a scene that is engaging. I look for wonderful possibilities of color and for ways to use exciting shapes and textures.
My special talent is that I am a problem solver, and I sure know how to create a lot of problems artistically! My creativity is sparked when I am uncomfortable with something and have to figure out how to fix it so that everything will be OK again. Consequently, I am very adventurous with color and composition, knowing that each new obstacle in front of me will have an amazing solution if I can only figure it out. My father was an electrical engineer, who worked for NASA, sending the first men into space and to the moon using a slide-rule. I must have gotten this creative problem solving an aspect of my nature from him!

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Escondido artist opens studio for tours

APR 12, 2016

Escondido artist Cathy Carey is opening her art studio and giving tours of her gardens April 30-May 1. Part of the proceeds are earmarked for San Diego-based nonprofit Shelter to Soldier. The nonprofit rescues shelter dogs and trains them as service dogs for post-9/11 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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Artist opens studio, garden for San Diego Humane Society benefit tour April 25-26

Apr 23, 2015

Award-winning Escondido artist Cathy Carey hosts a studio and garden tour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26, as a benefit for the San Diego Humane Society and Project Wildlife.
For a suggested $10 donation, which goes directly to the folks greeting you at the door from the humane society, enjoy a tour of Carey’s colorful studio and succulent garden, plus tasty refreshments, at 2048 Ridgecrest Place, Escondido. As part of her continued support of the San Diego Humane Society, Carey will match $5 for every donation.



DECEMBER 18, 2021–MAY 1, 2022

OMA is thrilled to present their fifth biennial, continuing the tradition of elevating the voice of Southern California artists and celebrating the best work from OMA’s Artist Alliance. This exhibition represents only a small cross-section of our remarkable artist members. The competition was fierce—ultimately only 61 artworks were selected from nearly 900 entries by juror Alessandra Moctezuma, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Diego Mesa College.
Jurying the artworks to be included in this year’s exhibition was a challenge. Juror Moctezuma adds that, “As a curator and professor of art, I really enjoyed seeing the variety of approaches, unique concepts, media manipulation, and attention to craftsmanship. It was difficult to narrow it down to a limited selection. We wanted to include as many works as possible and as I made my selections, visual connections and relationships in mood and theme clearly emerged.

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