Kingsley Art Club Lecture Series: Kathrine Lemke Waste
Sightlines: Bring the Art of Women into Public View
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Work by women artists makes up only 3-5% of the permanent collections of art museums in America – a number that trends globally. How does this dismal statistic impact the artists? How does it, in turn, affect museum attendees, and their communities at large? Once we look at the scope of the problem we’ll share success stories and specifically focus on what one national nonprofit organization – American Women Artists – is doing to upend the status quo with an ambitious initiative to organize 25 museum exhibitions featuring the work of women over the next 25 years.
Kathrine Lemke Waste studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1980s, as well as what she describes as a “five-year apprenticeship” with Salvatore Casa, winner of the American Watercolor Society’s Gold Medal. She has taken workshops with Charles Reid, Nicholas Simmons, Guy Diehl and Stephen Kaltenbach. Waste teaches watercolor workshops for the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and throughout the Northern California region. Her teaching background extends to academe, where she spent 15 years teaching in the California’s state college and university system including UC San Diego, Palomar Community College and California State University, Chico. Currently, she brings the art of painting into the workplace through creativity and innovation workshops, recently completing a two-month project for Intel.
Kathrine is a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists and serves as President on the AWA Board of Directors.
Photo by Scott Bisch