First Friday Art Walk March 1, 2019

Featured Artist Tatyana Fogarty

About Tatyana Fogarty

Tatyana Fogarty grew up in Russia and Ukraine with lots of exposure to great art and music through school and museum programs, as well as in her home. She remembers singing in harmony with her mother, studying piano at music school, and playing art games with her father. Though she always loved art, Fogarty didn’t have an opportunity to paint while living in Ukraine. With a master’s degree in French and English, Fogarty earned her living teaching languages to people of all ages. After immigrating to the United States, she has pursued art education through workshops, master classes, books and other methods of study. Painting landscapes en plein air allows Fogarty to immerse herself in a world filled with nature’s beauty.

Fogarty’s work has been widely exhibited, including:

California Art Club “Point Lobos & Beyond” Juried Exhibition 2018;

Laguna Plein Air Painters Association “Best Of Plein Air 2018”;

California Art Club “Shape of Water” Juried Exhibition 2018;

California Art Club “Amador Flower Farm En Plein Air” 2018;

8th Annual Plein Air Salon by Plein Air Magazine, June/July 2018;

Carmel Art Festival 2015, 20162017; 2018;

Telluride Plein Air 2016;

Los Gatos Plein Air 2015; 2017;

American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016;

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibits 2012, 2014;

Oil Painters of America Salon show 2015;

Crocker Art Museum Art Auction 20142016;

BNSA Big Names Small Art Silent Art Auction, Crocker Art Museum 2014, 2015, 2016; 2017;

Santa Cruz 84th California Statewide Landscape Juried Exhibition;

Mother Lode National Juried Exhibition 2013, to name just a few.

Since starting painting in 2008,Fogarty’s work has been gaining recognition, and she has won numerous awards at various juried competitions. Her recent awards include:

Best Water  Award Winner, 8th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition, June/July 2018, Judge Jean Stern, Director Irvine Museum

Honorable Mention Award, LPAPA “Best Of Plein Air 2018”, Judge Jean Stern, Director Irvine Museum

Jennifer Hill Award, Carmel Art Festival 2018

Award of Excellence, California Plein Air Painters International Yosemite show 2017

Award of Distinction, American Impressionist Society National Exhibition 2016, Judge Calvin Liang AISM;

Honorable Mention Award, Carmel Art Festival 2016, Judge Huihan Liu;

Award of Merit, California Plein Air Painters (CPAP) International Plein Air Challenge 2016;

Honorable Mention, Bold Expressions, NCA International Annual Exhibit 2016, Judge Stefan Baumann;

First Place Award at Folsom Arts Association Annual Exhibition 2015,

Award of Excellence at Mother Lode National Exhibit 2013, Judge Terri Miura;

Third Place Award at the American Landscape National Exhibition 2014 in Staunton, Virginia, Judge Steve Doherty, Editor Plein Air Magazine;

First Place Award at Folsom Arts Association 2014 show;

First Place at El Dorado Hills Art Association 2013 show;

Fogarty is a Signature member of American Impressionist Society (AIS), Signature Member of California Plein Air Painters (CPAP), an Artist Member of California Art Club (CAC), an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA).