Besides being artist of the month in the Museum Shop at the New Orleans Museum of Art last October of 2012, Kat was selected as a NOLA for Life semi-finalist with her painting "Blue Trumpet Highway" by the Arts Council of New Orleans last June 2013!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
"Are We Blue" Tickling the Ivories and Blowin After Katrina" 30"x 40" acrylic on canvas
Kat is and artist and singer living in New Orleans. She has had a diverse life with different influences on her musicality and artistry. She had many piano lessons. She was the first woman golfer to compete on the men’s team while she was a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point among the third class of women. Kat has a BA in Theater Arts with a minor in dance from PLU in Tacoma, WA. She apprenticed for 8 years under the late great artist Peter Walker doing much of his underpainting. She has shows in New Orleans and does caricatures for events and private clients. Kat fronted a performance art rock bank called Kat & The Rhythm Rats in Los Angeles, CA(venues include: opening for Chuck E. Weiss at the Central(now the Viper Room)on Sunset Blvd & Whiskey A Go Go), Kat fronted a blues band also in Los Angeles, CA(venues include: Mama Pajamas and Molly Malones. In New Orleans, performance highlights since Hurricane Katrina (where Kat's house, like so many others, took 6 feet of water) include The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, French Quarter Fest, Parkway, Temple Sinai, Tipitinas, The Big Top.