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artist , art educator

Cathy Demko, American artist, art educator. Achievements include presented to Govenor Mike Beebe a portrait she painted of him in oil. Named Govenors Engagement, 2009; recipient Peoples Choice award, Native American Pow-Wow Dancer, Proud Heritage Cheyenne Art Guild National, Living Trust award, Harlin Museum West Plains, Missouri.


Demko, Cathy was born on July 8, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Jean S. Badiaco.


Attended, Art Institute, Chicago. Attended, Cape Cod School of Art. Attended, Scottsdale Artist School.

Attended, Design Masters of California. Bachelor of Business Administration in Business, Tempe Business College. Bachelor in Childrens Literature, Connecticut, 1997.


Artist Marion Helpers, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, since 1992, United States Coast Guard, Washington. Teacher Mesa (Arizona) Parks and Recreation, 1983—1985, Collier County Recreational Board, Naples, Florida, 1985—1992, Snowflake Gallery, Wilmington, Vermont, 1992—1996, Collier County Public Schools, Naples, 1996—1998, Marco Island Art League, Marco Island, Florida, since 1997.


  • Achievements include presented to Govenor Mike Beebe a portrait she painted of him in oil.


  • Other Work

    • Rookery Bay Field Guide, 1998, scratch board, Preening Egret, 1999 (Audubon award, 2001), one-woman shows include Golden Gecko Art Gallery, Sedona, Arizona, 2003, Collies County Library., 2004, Everglades Museum, Everglades City, Florida, 2004, exhibitions include Lucky's Wave (Southern Waters award, 2000), Orange Blossom Express, 2000 (R.R. Excellency award, 2000), Kirkland Gallery, Washington, 2004, Coos Bay Museum, Oregon, 2004, Art Designs of Naples, Art League Marco Island, Von Liebig Art Center Naples, Sedona Parade of Homes, Naples Depot Museum, National Arts for Parks, Oil Painters American, Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, Naples Central Headquarters Library.


Teacher Senior Citizens Recreational Activities, Naples, 1982—2002. Artist Christian Womens Association, Marco Island, 1982—2002. Member of Artist Registry Arkansas, United Council Arts, Oil Painters American, Coast Guard Artist Program, American Society Artists (regional art representative 2004), American Society Marine Artists (associate), Plein Air Painters (associate), Art League of Marco Island (associate), American Women Artists (associate).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, writing, nature.


Married E. Ramon Nelson. 1 child Patricia Ann Jedike.

Jean S. Badiaco Demko

E. Ramon Nelson

Patricia Ann Jedike Demko