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Cathy Erdmann is a Utah artist with a focus on figurative ceramic sculpture. Her work has been juried into various exhibitions throughout her home state and she has won several awards for her paintings and sculptures. She has also completed numerous commissions, including a life-sized bronze fireman for the City of Springville.

With a desire to add to her skill set and an undaunted spirit, Cathy decided to return to school at age 57 to complete her art degree. She graduated summa cum laude from Utah Valley University, in 2020, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and ceramics.

Cathy enjoys the complexity of fashioning a three-dimensional human form from a slab of clay and the additional challenge of discovering the perfect glaze. She perceives the ceramic process as fascinating.

Education
 
2020    BFA summa cum laude, Sculpture and Ceramics, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
 
Selected Exhibitions
 
2021    "Certain Women Art Show", Anthony's Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2017 – 2019   “Utah Valley University Student Art Show”, Woodbury Museum, Orem, UT
2014    “Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah”, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2012    “Spring Salon”, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
 
Public Commissions
 
2010    Springville Fire Department, Springville, UT.
2000   Westside Elementary School, Springville, UT.
 
Awards and Honors
 
2021    First Place, "Heaven Weeps, Heaven Reaches," Certain Women Art Show, Anthony's Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2019    First Place. "Psyche", Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah
2018    Best in Show Ceramics. “Two,” Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah
2018    Runner up Jurors Award. “Two,” Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah
2017    Best in Show Ceramics. “Teapot No. 1,” Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah
2017    ​First Place Art. “Teapot No. 1,” Touchstones, Utah Valley University
2014    Honorable Mention. “First Communion,” Spiritual and Religious Exhibition,
           Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.
2012    Second Place. “Hillary,” J Peterman Online Art Contest.
 
Exhibitions Juried
 
2014    Utah High School Art Show, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
 
Teaching Experience
 
2015 – Present            Private and Group Lessons
 
Career Related Experience
 
2013 – 2015    Member of the Board of Trustees, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT