Kathy Pollak Colored Pencil Artist

Kathy Pollak
648 Wisteria Ct
Dunedin, FL 34698
H 727 738-9132
C 727 324-3658

www.kathypollakbooks.com

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Kathy Pollak grew up in New York City. She was accepted into the High School of Music and Art after meeting their rigorous entrance requirements. This school is now known as Fiorello H LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Kathy was a bronze medal winner from the Art Students League in a city-wide contest and received a scholarship to the Pratt Institute. Her BA is in Fine Arts from Hunter College.

Kathy’s skills as an artist cover a broad range of media. She creates with oils, water color, pen and ink, and colored pencils and does three-dimensional work, including original sculpted dolls. Kathy worked for a time as a commercial artist. “How-to” articles and photos of her dolls have appeared in Dolls and Doll Crafter &Costuming magazines. Kathy has earned recognition in all the fields of art she has pursued.

A retired classroom teacher, Kathy spent most of her thirty-two years teaching first grade, twice appearing in Who’s Who in America’s Teachers. She also taught art to children of all ages including adults. Her interest in words came from her father who published books, wrote Off Broadway plays and television scripts.

Kathy created many story books for her classes over the years. Teaching children to write is one of her joys. Often her books started as teaching tools, modeling for students how to paint with words and use illustrations to add detail. Children look forward to Kathy’s colorful books, which encourage imagination and creativity. She is member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators) and the Florida chapter.

Other membership includes Miniature Art Society of Florida, Creative Artists Guild, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, PAVA, Colored Pencil Society of America, Chairman of Art Department GFWC-FL Clearwater Woman’s Club, and Past President of her Sorority Alpha Delta Kappa (a teacher’s altruistic organization).

Recent awards

Miniature Art Society of Florida 37th Annual Show 2012
Best Work By A First Time Entrant “The River” 5”x2” Sold

El Dorado Fine Arts Gallery 31st Annual Miniatures Show 2012
First Place Graphic “The Market 3 ¼” X 2 ½”
Second Place Graphic “Summer Friends” 3 ¼” X 2 3/8”
Third Place Graphic “ The Flower Market” 2 7/8” X 2 7/8”
Third Place Mixed Media “ Glacier Bay” 2 7/16” X 1 7/8”.

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