Thursday, April 26, 2007

Humay Might be the Sharpest Pencil in the Box

Initially artist Priscilla Humay used color pencils for studies of her paintings, but she soon discovered that she wanted the medium to be an end to itself. "It is a wonderful drawing medium that has been used by the masters including Gustav Klimt, who did many drawings in color pencil," she says.

There is something especially captivating about Humay's work, and it's not just the medium she uses. Take a look and you'll see what I mean. We feel very lucky to represent her at

Humay’s artworks are in private and corporate collections including: Cole Taylor Bank Collection, International Travel, Harris Bank, Illinois Bell, College of Lake County, and Household International. Her art is in the Bauhaus Archive in Germany and Chicago Historical Society and University of Illinois Archives.

Her individual exhibitions in the Chicago area alone include Portals Gallery, Arc Gallery, Garrett Gallery Northwestern, Deerpath Gallery, University of Illinois Champaign, and Elgin Symphony. In Florida, she had one-person exhibitions at Catch 22 Gallery in St. Augustine and at the Frizzell Gallery in Fort Myers.

Ms. Humay shows in major juried and invitational exhibitions nationwide gaining numerous awards and purchase awards and most recently "1st Place" at Midwest Color held in Illinois. She earned her 5-year merit signature status with the Colored Pencil Society of America, CPSA.

Currently Humay teaches art at the Peninsula Art School in Door County WI and at The Art Center in Highland Park IL. September of 2007, she will be teaching classes at the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin and at the Morton Arboretum in Illinois. She taught drawing at a college in Illinois, was workshop instructor at the CPSA national convention in Memphis in 2004, and has lectured and taught at universities, museums, and art councils.

Ms. Humay received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and MS from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She did Post Graduate Study at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.--Ruth Mitchell

Ruth Mitchell, Basic Author

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RobertaMurphy said...

Thanks for the Carnival of Luxury submission. Humay's art is beautiful. said...

Glad you like it, we have lots of material from our blog that you might be interested in, in the future. I think a carnival on luxury is a wonderful idea. Everyone likes luxury, and if they can't afford it, they like to read about it.