Polly received professional training in apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City, paving the way for a successful career in clothing design. Transitioning into home décor she evolved into a nationally recognized quiltmaker and fiber artist. Adding to her skill set, she earned certificates in both Non-Profit Management and Fundraising Management working 7 years as an Arts Management professional for an arts council in New York.
With the advent of digital photography Polly became intrigued with the ease of use and endless creative possibilities. From her cache of photos, she layers images and textures creating dreamlike photographs.
Polly’s fine art photography has been exhibited in corporate venues, libraries, and galleries. It can be found in private and corporate collections. Clients for her commercial work include media publications, musicians, artists and executives. She is a current member and past board member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, American Society of Media Photographers, The Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, Cranberry Artists Network and AG Works.
Whitehorn moved to Pittsburgh from New York in 2012
2021-Impressions- Solo Exhibit, Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ
2021-Full Circle, Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2021-Cranberry Artists Network-Juried Exhibit, Cranberry, PA
2021-Jurors Honorable Mention, “botanical” ASmith Gallery, Johnson City Texas
2021-“botanical” ASmith Gallery, Johnson City Texas
2021-Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival-Juried Exhibit, Latrobe, PA
2021-Westmoreland Art Nationals-Juried Exhibit, Youngwood, PA
2021-Award of Merit-Greensburg Art Center Biennial Juried Art Exhibit, Greensburg, PA
2020-“Trees” ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2020-Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Exhibition, Latrobe, PA
2020-Westmoreland Art Nationals, Latrobe, PA
2019-Pittsburgh Society of Artists 2019 Annual Juried Exhibit, Panza Gallery, Millvale, PA
2019-Steel City Visions-Solo Exhibit-Craycroft Gallery, Shadyside, PA
2019-Visions of Navajoland-Solo Exhibit, Valencia, PA
2019-Artist Choice-Pittsburgh Society of Artists-Christine Frechard Gallery, Lawrenceville, PA
2019-Martinis and Monet-Annual Juried Exhibit, Cranberry Artist Network, Cranberry, PA
2019-Small Works-Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Ketchup City Creative, Sharpsburg, PA.
2017-Da Burgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show- Framehouse and
Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2017-AG Works Group Show, Image Box, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2016-Cuba on the Verge. Solo exhibit. Already Famous on Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2016-AG Works Group Show, Image Box, Pittsburgh, Pa
2016-Small Works, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Juried Show, Framehouse and
Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2016-Knitting the Andy Warhol Bridge-cover art
2015-InTrauSpective, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Three Rivers Arts Festival
2014-Small Works, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Most
Wanted Fine Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2014-Internationally Inspired, Pittsburgh Society of Artists Juried Show-Third Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA
2013-Digital Imagers Group Show-Bacco Law Library, Pittsburgh, PA
2012-Solo Exhibit, Make Your Mark Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA
2012-Sea Cliff on View, solo exhibit hosted by the Sea Cliff Arts Council
2012-My Studio Gallery, Port Washington, NY juried art exhibit-Water Mill Fog
2011-Foto Foto Gallery Juried Photography Show, Huntington, NY, Dawn on Avalon Beach
2011-Bold- Art Guild of Port Washington, NY. Quincineras
2011- Town of Hempstead Town Hall, Hempstead, NY. Hail Storm
2011- Soul of Peru, solo exhibit at Citibank Old Brookville, Old Brookville, NY
2011- Soul of Peru, solo exhibit -Elmont Memorial Library, Elmont, NY
2011- Soul of Peru, solo exhibit-Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore, NY
2011- Saved from the Fire, group show presented by the Long Island Center of Photography-Jayson, Got Milk, Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, NY
2011- Community– group show presented by the Long Island Center of Photography Skate Park, Hewlett Woodmere Library, Hewlett, NY
2011- Family Portraits– group show presented by the Long Island Center of Photography at the African American Museum of Nassau County, Hempstead, NY
2011-Long Island Arts Council at Freeport Juried Photography Show- Sea Cliff Dog
2010-Finding My Voice-group show hosted by the Long Island Center of Photography at the Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, NY
2009- Solo exhibit- Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore, NY