Colfax, WA
(206) 291-5269
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International Art Residency

Selected as one of 35 artists for International "Millennium Images Ireland and America" art residency and cultural exchange at Centrum, Port Townsend, WA


Selected Juried Exhibitions


"Art Among the Trees" Colfax Library
WPW "Fusion" exhibit, Richland, WA
Colfax Arts Commission First Prize. "Inspired Palouse 2017"

2014 - 2007
Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Columbia Center Bldg, Seattle, WA


Eastern Washington Univesity "Defining Freedom"
Whatcom Museum of History and Art – selected for exhibit “Enduring Legacy: Seventy Five Years of Women Painters of Washington – 1930 -2005” Bellingham, WA
University Unitarian Church, Seattle, WA
Depot Gallery Exhibit, Women Painters of Washington Exhibit award
NWWS Waterworks Exhibit, New Dimensions Frame and Gallery, Bellevue, WA
Esquire Depositions Services Exhibit (international law firm) – Seattle, WA
Bellevue Art Museum –EAFA Volunteers Award Exhibit Bellevue, WA
Arts West Gallery West Seattle, WA 2003
Lakeshore Gallery Kirkland, WA 2003
Esquire Deposition Services Exhibit (international law firm), Seattle, WA
University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA
Overlake Hospital, EAFA “Healing Arts” Bellevue, WA
Olympic College Women Painters of Washington Exhibit, Bremerton, WA
Montana Watercolor Society
Childhoods End Gallery Olympia, WA
North Seattle Community College Women Painters of Washington Exhibit 2002
Arts West Women Painters of Washington exhibit, Seattle, WA
Seattle Convention Center A Voice Like Yours: Words and Images of a Shared Sojourn with Irish Artists May-June 2001
Mercer Island Community Center, Mercer Island, WA
Society of Watercolor Artists, National Exhibition Houston, TX
Wyoming Watercolor Art Society National Exhibit
Watercolor West – Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Waterworks 2000 NWWS, Mercer Island, WA
Northern Colorado Watercolor Society, Denver, CO
Georgia Watercolor Society, National Exhibition, Georgia
Montana Watercolor Society, Bigfork Cultural Center, MT


Invitational Solo Exhibitions

2018     "Ancestors Roots" exhibit, Avenue West Gallery, Spokane, WA
2017    "A Palette's Journey to the Palouse" Bank Left Fine Art Gallery, Palouse, WA - Sept-Dec 2017
2014    University Unitarian Church "Healthcare: On the Edge of Change"

2005    Olympic College Art Gallery, “Eldercare USA”, Bremerton, WA
2004    Edmonds Arts Commission, “Elders and Kittens”, Edmonds, WA
2004    Macy’s Art Gallery, downtown location, Seattle, WA
2003    Pike Place Market, Art Stall Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002    Bon Marche/Macy’s Art Gallery, downtown location, Seattle, WA
2002    Columbia Basin Community College: Wallenstein Art Gallery & Museum, Moses Lake, WA
2002    Excessive Happiness Art Gallery, Moses Lake, WA
2001    Pike Place Market, Art Stall Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999    Edmonds Arts Commission (invitational solo exhibit)
1999    Pike Place Market, Art Stall Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999    Starbucks Coffee Company, University Village, and Fremont Seattle, WA

Newspaper & Other Publications (recognition)

2017    Whitman County Gazette  “Inspired Palouse” exhibit, Rothwell wins first prize August 2017
2005    Univ of Washington Press: “An Enduring Legacy: Women Painters of Washington 1930-2005 “ p. 115 Seattle, WA
2005    Kitsap Sun News: “Eldercare USA -- Art Exhibit at College” Bremerton, WA
2005    Ballard News Tribune: “Ballard Artist Depicts Health Crisis” Seattle, WA

2004    Edmonds News: “Artist Explores Strength, Fragility” Edmonds, WA
2002    Spokesman Review: “Rothwell Exhibit Shows Attitude” Spokane, WA
2002    Active Seniors News: “Grandmother’s Quilts” Moses Lake, WA
2002    Columbia Basin Herald: “Grandmother’s Quilts Art Exhibit”, Moses Lake, WA
2001    Pike Place Market News: “Artist Supports Rachel the Pig” fund drive, Seattle


Awards and Recognition

2017    Colfax Arts Commission. First Prize "Inspired Palouse 2017"
2005    “Eldercare USA: Finding My Artistic Voice” solo WPW lecture, Seattle Art Museum
2004    Depot Gallery, Women Painters of Washington award, Anacortes, WA
2003    Lakeshore Gallery, Gallery honorable mention award, Kirkland, WA
2003    Eastside Association of Fine Arts (EAFA), Volunteers Award, Bellevue, WA.
2002    North Seattle Community College Women Painters of Washington “Best Political Statement Award” Seattle, WA
2002    Montana Watercolor Society, award Bigfork, MT
2001    Watercolor West: award Riverside, CA Montana Watercolor Society, award


BS in Physical Therapy 1962/ Masters in Public Health 1985, U of Washington
Numerous watercolor, oil, drawing classes by various instructors: Catherine Chang Liu, Alex Powers, Henry Stinson, Deanne Lemley, Cathe Gill, Barbara Pitts, Eric Weigardt, etc.

Professional Affiliations

Avenue West, Spokane
Art Stall Gallery, Pike Place Market - Member/Exhibitor; 1999 - 2012
Watercolor Societies: San Diego, Georgia, NWWS (board member), Montana
Women Painters of Washington – President 2001-2003; Life Member
Numerous affiliations related to healthcare