About Kenneth Cotlar

e-mail: kc@kcotlarart.com       USPS: 522 E.Horner St., Ebensburg, PA. 15931


Kenneth Cotlar, originally from in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; earned a BFA from Penn State University in 1969. He worked as a graphic design artist in Philadelphia for several years before moving to Cambria County to partner with his wife in business. He freelanced graphic design projects for various regional businesses as well as visual merchandising and advertising art. For three decades he painted sporadically, selling his works selectively. Retiring from business in early 2001, he returned to full time painting after graduate work at Indiana University of PA. His award winning paintings have been exhibited in numerous juried shows, one man exhibits, art festivals and are held in private collections throughout the United States.

Juried Shows

Pittsburgh Society of Artists seasonal exhibits
Allied Artists of Johnstown seasonal exhibits 2001 to present, winning numerous awards. Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Biennial exhibits
Five Counties Art Assc. West PA Art Exhibit 2007
Art inCommon, Altoona seasonal exhibits 2001 to present, winning numerous awards. Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts January, 2004 + 2006
Westsylvania Arts & Heritage Festival / Pa Council on the Arts May, 2002 + 2003 Westmoreland Art Nationals July, 2002 (2 selections)

Special Exhibits

One Man Show: 2012 Fine Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
One Man Show: 05-2011 Zola Gallery ,State College, PA
One Man Show 2010 Southern Alleghenies Museum Art, Altoona PA
One Man Show Spring 2010 Community Arts Center Johnstown, PA
One Man Show: 2/09 Zola Gallery/Bistr, State College, PA
One Man Show: 10/2007 Zola Gallery ,State College, PA
One Man Show: 10/2005 202a Gallery State College, PA
One Man Show: 8/2005 Blair County Arts Foundation, Downtown Altoona, Pa
One Man Show: 3/2005 The BottleWorks Ethnic Arts Center, Johnstown, Pa
One Man Show 7/2004 Featured artist / Arts Along the Avenue, Altoona, Pa program sponsored by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Group Show Agora Gallery, Soho, NY January 2003
One Man Show: 7/2002 Mountaintop Gallery, Cresson Pa