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artist , Graphic designer

Kathy Herranen, American Artist, graphic designer. Certified teacher art, State Board Dirs. for Cmty. College of Arizona.


Herranen, Kathy was born on December 22, 1943 in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of John and Helen Elizabeth (Sayti) D'Biagio.


Student, Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College, since 1990.


Horseback riding instructor Black Saddle Riding Academy, Lancaster, California, 1960—1965. Telephone company supervisor Bell Telephone, Bishop, 1965. Reporter, part-time photographer Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) Ledger, 1967—1970.

Back-country guide and cook Mammoth Lakes (California) Pack Outfit, 1970. Motel manager Mountain Property Management, 1970—1972. Reporter, bookkeeper Hungry Horse (Montana) News, 1973—1974.

Pig farmer Columbia Falls, 1973—1975. Fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer Montana, California, and Arizona, since 1980. Fine arts consultant Collector's Gallery, Galleri II, Yuma, Arizona, 1983—1984.

Wind chime designer, creator Phoenix, since 1995. Represented by Backstreet Furniture and Art, 1995—2001, Marcella's Arizona Collection, Phoenix, 1995—2003, Hohn Gallery Fine Arts, Ltd., Scottsdale, since 1997, Magickal Paths, Tempe, 2003—2004, Coomers Mall, Phoenix, 2003—2004, Roselea Farm Greenhouse and Garden Thyme Accents, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, since 2003. Guest lecturer Paradise Valley Teacher.

Academy, Phoenix, 1993, Senior Adult Education Program, Scottsdale (Arizona) Community College, 1994, pastel painting instructor, since 1996. Guest demonstrator Binder's Art Center, Scottsdale, 1995, Backstreet Furniture and Art, Phoenix, 1995-1996. Guest lecturer, demonstrator Summer Education Program Paradise Valley School District, 1996, 99, 2000.

Guest demonstrator Phoenix Artists Guild, 2000, Paradise Valley Artists, 2000.


  • Certified teacher art, State Board Directors for Community College Arizona.


  • Other Work

    • Solo shows include Pinnacle, Phoenix, 1993, Villas of Sedona, Arizona, 1995.


Secretary Young Democrats, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, late 1960's, Vistas Home Owners Association, Phoenix, 1995-2006. Troubleshooter Maricopa County Elections Department, Phoenix, 1994-1996, 2000-2006. Member National Association Senior Friends Fine Artists (chair 1995-2003, honorable mention 1993, People's Choice award 1996, 1st place award, honorable mention, 2001), Women's Caucus for Art, Phoenix Artists Guild (honorable mention 2003), Arizona Pastel Artists Association (charter member, juried member, membership chair 1995-1996, since 2002, Second vice president, show chair 1996, guest demonstrator 1995, guest lecturer 1998, Merit award 1995), Arizona Art Alliance (juried member, publicity chairman 2000-2005), Artists and Craftsmen of Flathead Valley Montana (founder, charter member, president 1981-1982), Desert Sage Artists (charter member, juried member, vice president 2003-2004), Phi Theta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: public speaking and acting, dancing, stamp collecting, photography, interior decorating.


Married John Warma Herranen, December 31, 1974 (divorced February 1994). 1 child, Michael John.

John D'Biagio

Helen Elizabeth (Sayti) D'Biagio

John Warma Herranen

Michael John Herranen