Kathryn Fehlig PSA ISAP

holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana with a major in drawing, printmaking and oil painting. Further graduate and continuing education studies in art education, painting/printmaking, graphic design/digital production and photography gave her a firm foundation in both graphics and fine art.

Kathryn Fehlig has been drawing and painting since childhood. In college her passion was large abstract oil paintings but she has evolved towards a more representational style using pastels and acrylics. She is also an excellent draftsman working in pencil, ink, scratchboard, and charcoal. Because of her love of animals and years of experience as a horse trainer, rider, showman and judge, she enjoys drawing and painting horses and dogs.

Landscapes in pastel and acrylic are her primary creative motivation and she paints "plein air" whenever Montana weather permits. She studied with landscape pastel artist Colleen Howe in 2005 and received a Montana Arts Council Professional Development Grant in 2006 to study with master pastelist Richard McKinley whom she also studied with in 2008. Kathryn also studied figure painting with both Dawn Emerson in 2010, Carolyn Anderson in 2012 and 2013, and acrylic workshops with Elizabeth Bass and R. Tom Gilleon in 2014. In 2015 and 2016she has studied with Greg Scheibel, George Bumann, Charles Dayton, and Howard Freidland. In 2017 she took a workshop in scratchboard from Janice Bogy and a workshop in landscape from Bye Bitney.

Kathryn has had one-man shows in Indiana, Missouri and Montana . Her work has won top awards and has been shown in juried group shows in Montana, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico and Idaho. She has been invited to participate in The Russell auction in Great Falls, MT, the Holter Museum annual auction and the Waterworks Art Museum auction in Miles City, MT. Her paintings and drawings are in museums and many private collections.

She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. She is an Associate Member of Women Artists of the West.

Her work can be regularly seen in Helena at her home/studio, Mountain Sage Gallery in Helena, and at Latigo & Lace Gallery, Augusta, Montana.

Kathryn's pastels, acrylics and drawings are for sale directly from her and from her galleries and exhibits as indicated on each art piece image on her website. She can be contacted at: kathyfehlig@charter.net or (406) 442-1134 .




2021--- painting workshop with David Marty

2018---figure drawing classes with Tim Holmes, Helena, MT

2017---painting workshop with Bye Bitney, Helena, MT

2017---scratchboard workshop with Janice Bogy, Helena, MT

2016---Painting workshop with Howard Friedland, Helena, MT

2015---Painting horses workshop with Charles Dayton, Jackson Hole, WY

2015---Drawing animals workshop with George Bumann, Helena, MT

2015---Painting workshop with Greg Scheibel, Helena, MT

2014---Painting workshop with R. Tom Gilleon, Helena, MT

2014---Painting workshop with Elizabeth Bass, Helena, MT

2013---Figure painting workshop with Carolyn Anderson, Helena, MT

2013---Watercolor workshop with Jim Howard, Helena, MT

2012---Painting the Figure Workshop with Carolyn Anderson, Jackson, WY

2010---Figure Drawing Workshop with Dawn Emerson, Bozeman, MT

2008---Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Richard McKinley, Bozeman, MT

2006---Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Richard McKinley, Bozeman, MT

2005---Plein Air Pastel Workshop with Colleen Howe, Dillon, MT

1989–1990---Completed graphic arts and computer graphics curriculum, Platt College, El Cajon, CA (certificate received)

1980–1982---Pottery courses, Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

1980---Photography course, adult education, Helena, MT

1967–1968---University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (teaching certificate in elementary and secondary art education)

1966–1967---Ball State University, Muncie, IN (completed course work towards Masters Degree in art)

1962–1966---St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (received Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in art [oil painting and printmaking])



1st Place Award---2020 Inland Northwest Open Pastel Exibition, Post Falls, ID

Richeson Award---2019 WaterWorks Art Museum Juried Art Exhibit, Miles City, MT

3rd Place---Women Artists of the West Summer 2018 Web Show

Judge's Choice Award---2016 Pastel Society of Oregon Biennial Exhibit

Honorable Mention---- 2016 Pastel 100, Abstract & Non-Objective, The Pastel Journal

Acrylic Artist Magazine Award---2015 International Society of Acrylic Painters Open Show, Paso Robles, CA

2nd Place----2014 Pastel Society of New Mexico 23rd Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

Richeson Award---- 2014 Pastel Society of Oregon 19th Biennial National Show, Springfield, OR

Terry Ludwig Award---- 2014 Northwest Pastel Society Member Show, Richland, WA

Sponsored Award---- 2013 Pastel Society of New Mexico 22nd Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

Third Place---- 2013 Tight Focus, Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies Small Works Show

Best of Show:----2013 Montana Interpretations Open Show, Butte, MT

Best of Show:----2012 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhibition, Ashville, NC

Third Place:----2012 Montana Interpretations Open Show, Butte, MT

Honorable Mention---- 2012 Pastel 100, Landscape & Interiors, The Pastel Journal

Third Place:----2011 Art of the Plains, Las Cruces , NM

Gold Medal Award---- 2010 Great Lakes Pastel Society National Show

Honorable Mention---- 2010 Montana Interpretations Open Show, Butte, MT

Best of Show----2009 Montanan Interpretations Open Show, Butte, MT

Finalist:----2009 The Artists Magazine 26th Annual Competition

Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award---- 2009 Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel National Show

Best of Show---- 2008 Montana Interpretations Open Show, Butte, MT

Chairman’s Award---- 2008 Pastel Society of the Northern Rockies “Pastel Extravaganza,”
Loveland, CO

3rd Place---- 2006 Montana Interpretations Open Show, Butte, MT


2016: Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

2013: Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

2013: Treasured Montana Artist, MT State Capitol, Helena, MT

2012: Queen of Arts Gallery, Helena, MT

2010–2011: Exhibition of Art, Marriott Residence Inn, Helena, MT

2008: Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT

1978: One-man show of oil paintings, Park Street Gallery, Helena, MT

1966: One-man show of oil paintings, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

1966: One-man show of oil paintings, Kirkwood, MO