Artist Statement




Catherine Reade has been working in fine arts and graphic design for more than 30 years. She has shown her work all over the country in both retail and wholesale settings, including such prestigious juried shows as Scottsdale Arts Festival, La Jolla, Brentwood, Henderson, Beverly Hills, Montage Resort of Laguna Beach, etc. She was honored First Place in Fine Jewelry at the Southwest Arts Festival. And Catherine has been featured in the L.A. Times Calendar Section as well as other Southland arts publications.

With her Masters of Arts Degree in graphic design, Catherine taught at California State University, Fullerton, the Art Institute of Sounthern California and Orange Coast College.
Her interests in both education and the design and fabrication process keep Catherine Reade's Fine Jewelry Collections exciting and alive. She continually creates a fresh look with the precious metals and stones she loves.

  • Sawdust Festival, Fine Arts & Craft Festival, Laguna Beach, CA,
    2000 to present
  • Artwalk, Annual Sawdust Studio Tour, Laguna Beach, CA, 2001 to present
  • Winter Fantasy, Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach, CA, 2000 to present
  • La Jolla Festival of the Arts and Food Faire, La Jolla, CA, Juired Show,
    2000 to present
  • Brentwood Arts Festival, Brentwood, CA, 2002 to present
  • Henderson Arts Festival, Henderson, NV, 2006
  • Scottsdale Arts Festival Museum Show, Scottsdale, AZ, Juried Show,
    2000, 01',04',05'
  • St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Event: Art for AIDS III/Laguna Art Museum/Art Donor, 2004
  • Owner, Catherine Reade Designs, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Indian Wells Art Festival, Indian Wells, CA, Juried Show, 2003, 2004
  • Great Fair, Fountain Hills, Arizona, Juried, 2001, and Feb & Nov 2002
  • Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA, Juried Show, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Laguna Beach Fine Arts & Crafts Guild Shows, 1999, 2000
  • Rosen Shows, Fine Arts and Crafts, Philadelphia/Boston,
    Juried Show 1995-1997
  • JA Las Vegas, Hand Fabricated Jewelry, Juried, 1996
  • University Professor, California State University, Fullerton, CA
  • College Instructor, The Art Institute of Southern California,
    Orange Coast College
  • Master of Arts, Graphic Design, Mass Communication, CSU, Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design Mass Communication, CSU, Fullerton
  • Jewelry Fabrication and Design, 2 yr certificate, Orange Coast College


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