Cherry, president of Women Artists of the West (2019-2020) has received the Bronze Medal at the Western Regional Oil Painters of America show, and the Best of the Masters award from the Women Artists of the West, and has been included in the permanent collection of several art museums. She is a Master member of the Women Artists of the West and a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America. Cherry’s work is in the permanent collection of several art museums, including the Phippen Western Art Museum in Arizona, the Eastern Idaho Art Museum, and she has had a one woman show at the Clymer Art Museum in Washington. She shows work in the Eagle Rock Art Gallery in Idaho Falls, and numerous national juried shows. Currently, she has a painting in the NOAPS “Best of America” in Park City, Utah at
Montgomery Lee Fine Art and will be showing in Mary Williams Fine Arts in Boulder, Colorado as an invited Master during the WAOW exhibition. Cherry was raised in rural Montana near the Yellowstone River. Her folks were big Charlie Russell fans, which boosted her interest in western art at an early age. Her mother put a paintbrush in her hand when she was eight and her dad sketched horses, especially bucking
broncs, rattlesnakes and a lot of other non-girly things for her on newsprint from an old lined pad of paper. In her elusive free time, Cherry writes short stories and the Jessie O’Bourne art mystery
series; a murder mysteries with an artist protagonist.