norma herring

norma herring

normajherring@gmail.com

Website: http://www.normaherring.com

   12502 overbook rd., Leawood, KS

Proud to be part of the first wave of the famous/infamous “baby boomers.” I was born in Kansas City, MO and have lived on both sides of State Line most of my life. I am married to Joe Herring and between us we have four adult children and a beautiful four-legged daughter named Rosie. I graduated from Mount St. Scholastica College, Atchison, KS, in ’68 with a BS Dietetics degree followed by a one-year Administrative Dietetic Internship at Aetna Life and Casualty, Hartford, CT. My career as a Registered Dietitian was spent working in child and adult nutrition along with earning a Masters degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas in 1990. A life-changing diagnosis of breast cancer in 2001 followed by months of chemotherapy and radiation brought a serious re-examination of my life’s priorities resulting in a decision to retire and pursue my true love ~ watercolor painting ~ as a second career. With a renewed sense of energy I’ve worked hard to improve my skills with each new painting. I’ve begun experimenting with adding acrylics, iridescent watercolor medium, iridescent watercolors and archival gel pen touches to my transparent watercolor compositions with fun and exciting results!

Exhibitions and Honors:
*Heritage Fine Arts Guild Exhibition. Littleton, CO. 1981-82-83
Honorable Mention 1982, Purchase Award – United Bank of Littleton 1983
*Art Images Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Featured Artist 1987
*Heartland Artist Exhibition, 2003-04-06-07-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17 Honorable Mention 2015
*Greater Kansas City Art Association Blue Ribbon Show – 2004-06-07
*Solo Shows(recent): ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council ~ Apr/May ’16 First Fridays in the Crossroads
*Paint the National Parks – 2007
*Images Art Gallery Annual Show – 2005-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17
First Place 2008, Award of Merit 2011, First Place ~ Painting 2014
*Kansas City Voices Literary/Art magazine –2005-07-10-11-15 ~ 3rd Place-Art
*Sioux Narrows Art Festival – 2005-07-09 Ontario, Canada
*Johnson County Art Fest – 2005-08-10-11-12 Best of Show 2008
*International Artist Magazine Challenge #56 “Florals & Gardens” Competition – Finalist 2010
*Kansas Watercolor Society Show – 2010-11-15. *Signature Status.
*Missouri Watercolor Society Show – 2010-12-16. *Signature Status
*Illinois Watercolor Society Show – 2015 – Honorable Mention
*Watercolor USA – Springfield, MO Art Museum~ 2011-12-13-16. *Signature Status
Purchase Award for the Museum-2011 2 Purchase Awards plus the Director’s Choice Award 2013
*Watercolor Honor Society(WHS) 2011 WHS Board Member 2017-18
*Prairie Village State of the Arts – 2011-15
*Art at the Center – 2007-08-11-14
*Visions of the Flint Hills – 2010-13-15
*Leawood Arti Gras 2012-13-14-15-16-17 Best of Show2013 1st-Painting2014 HonMention2015-16
*The Artistic Touch 5 Book competition…2 paintings published 2012
*Southern Watercolor Society Exhibition 2017
*Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition 2017