Kool-Kat News

Acrylic painting classes are currently being taught by Don Roth, in the Southern California Area. If interested, please contact the artist for more information.

Awards & Publicity

2018

  • “Kool-Kat website redesigned and updated for improved navigation and mobile device compatibility”
2017

  • “The Great Katsby”, 4th Place award,”Purrfect Petrol”, 5th Place award; America’s Best Galleries Art Show
2016

  • “Kool-Kat Konstruction” 2nd Place award “Colors of Humanity” Wet Paint Art Show
2015

  • April – Hidden Treasures art magazine publishes two page article on Don Roth’s Kool-Kat painting series
2014

  • February – “Feline Family Feast” image from the Kool-Kat Kollection featured on the back cover of International Conteporary Artists book, volume VIII, by ICA publishing
  • November – ICA Publishing releases hard bound book of Don Roth’s entire portfolio of work titled “The Kool-Kat Kollection” by Don Roth
2013

  • March – The “Merc Art Gallery” in Temecula, CA features Don Roth’s Kool-Kat Kollection in one-man-show
  • April – Press Telegram newspaper article “Cat’s eye view of art” featuring the Kool-Kat Kollection
2012

  • Artist Don Roth included among two hundred artists from around the world in new book published, titled “Contemporary Painters” published by Shiffer.
2011

  • Sept – Hot Springs Arkansas Gallery show: “The Whimsical Feline Art of Don Roth”
2010

  • July – “Touring Tabby” painting featured in Fallbrook California Art Center Gallery show “Wheels of Desire”, The Motorcycle as Art
  • Sept – 1st Place award for Banning Cultural Alliance city banner painting competition
  • Sept – 1st Place award, “American Art Awards”
    Humor Category in National Art Competition
    Juried by 25 art galleries across the United States
2009

  • Nov – Press Enterprise newspaper article: Artist Spotlight Don Roth, “Artist Roth is cat’s meow”
  • Nov – Record Gazette newspaper article: “Local artist depicts fanciful felines”
  • Jun – Press Enterprise newspaper article: “Making a name with Kool-Kats”
2008

  • Nov – Art Business News magazine article: Kool-Kat Artpromo through Applejack Art Partners
2007

  • Dec – Valley Messenger newspaper article: “Kool-Kat Kollection brings smiles
2005

  • Dec – Cats Magazine article: Japanese cat magazine “Kool-Kat artist Don Roth”
  • Aug – The Animal World news article: “The Norman Rockwell of cats – Don Roth”
  • Jul – Princess Cruise Lines featured artist live painting demo
2004

  • Oct – Carnival Cruise Lines featured artist live painting demo
  • Feb – The Animal Times news article: “The Kool-Kat Kollection”
2003

  • Jun – The Orange County Register newspaper article: “Kool Art display at Huntington Beach Library”
  • Feb – Best of Show award, Huntington Beach Art League, juried art show
2002

  • Mar – The Woodie Times magazine article: “Kool-Kats love woodies”
  • Mar – Best of Show award, Orange County Artist Showcase, juried art show
  • Feb – KOCE T.V., Real Orange news segment, television interview, pertaining to Artist Showcase Art Show
  • Feb – AT&T T.V. news segment, television interview, pertaining to Artist Showcase Art Show
2001

  • Oct – 1st Place award, Huntington Beach Art League, juried art show
  • May – Cat Fancy Magazine article, Meow Art feature, “Kool-Kat eye candy”
  • Apr – 1st Place award, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, International Art Exhibition featuring animals in art
  • Apr – 1st Place award, Anaheim Art Association, juried art show
  • Apr – 1st Place award, Huntington Beach Art League, juried art show
  • Feb – 1st Place award, Huntington Beach Art League, juried art show
  • Jan – 1st Place award, Huntington Beach Art League, juried art show
2000

  • Aug – Finalist Winner, The Artist’s Magazine, 2000 International Art Competition
  • Aug – Best of Show award, 7th Annual Orange Open, Orange Art Association, juried art show
  • May – Best of Show award, Anaheim Art Association, juried art show
  • Apr – Best of Show award, Huntington Beach Art League, juried art show
  • Mar – 1st Place award, Lakewood Art Guild, annual juried art show
Kool-Kat Kustomer Komment

We recently took a cruise, and came home with FIVE of your amazing Kool-Kat prints! We anxiously await their arrival. We just love all the detail, the settings, and the great expressions on the kat’s faces!”– Jeff B., Ohio