SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013   The Studio Shop, Burlingame, CA, “A Sense of Place”
2010   Thos. Moser Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “City People and Country Roads”
2007   Thos. Moser Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “A Painter’s View”
2006   Thos. Moser Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Shadow and Light”

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Mill Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, "RECONFIGURED New Realism in the 21st Century"
Santa Clara University Gallery, Santa Clara, CA "Honoring the Legacy of David Park"
 • Juried by John Seed, DeWitt Cheng, Dr. Andrea Pappas, Jessica Phillips
Jen Tough Gallery, Vallejo, CA "Wax"

2016

The Studio Shop, Burlingame, CA  "Engaged"    
Tim Collum Gallery, Sacramento, CA, “Selected Gallery Artists”
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, “Summer Salon, Figurative Artists”
Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, “Art of Painting in the 21st Century”
SF Fine Art Fair, Seager Gray Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015

The Studio Shop, Burlingame, CA, “Approaching The Figure”
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, “Embodiment”
SF Fine Art Fair, Seager Gray Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley CA, “Figures In Abstract”
SF Fine Art Fair, Seager Gray Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, “New Artists Show”

2013
Tim Collum Gallery, Sacramento, CA, “The Summer Show”
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, “Summer Salon”
Epperson Gallery, Valona, CA, “Bay Area Figurative Works”

2012
Pacific Art League, Juror: Hung Liu, Palo Alto, CA, “Figures and Faces”
The Studio, Burlingame, CA, “How We See”
SF Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
Harrington Art Gallery, Juror: Kim Anno, Pleasanton, CA, “Fresh Works 2”
Coos Art Museum, Juror: Douglas Russell, Coos Bay, OR, “Expressions West 2012”

2011
The Studio, Burlingame, CA, “Go Figure”
Scene On The Strait, Martinez, CA

2010
Winter Open Studio, Menlo Park, CA, “Double Visions”
Scene On The Strait, Martinez, CA

2009
Studio Gallery. San Francisco, CA, “Tiny Show”
Scene On The Strait, Martinez, CA

2008
Seipp Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, “Castilleja Alumnae Art Exhibition”

2007
Hilliard Architects, San Francisco, CA, “On The Strait Edge, Landscapes of the Bay Area”

2006
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, “No Empty Walls”

2005
Eriksen Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Plein Air”

2004
Golden Oak Gallery, Saratoga, CA, “Waters Of Life”
Pieces, Healdsburg, CA, “Emerging Artists”

2003   
Eriksen Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, “Gallery Artists – Group Show”

San Luis Obispo Plein Air Painting Festival , San Luis Obispo, CA,

2001
Triton Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, “Alliance of Visual Arts”
Institute Of Contemporary ArtSan Jose, CA,” ICA, Monoprint Exhibit”

PUBLICATIONS

American Art Collector, Alcove Books 2012
American Art Collector, Alcove Books Vol. 2
American Art Collector, Alcove Books Vol. 1
Art of Northern California, Alcove Books

AWARDS

2012
Harrington Gallery,  Pleasanton, CA
Award of Merit, Fresh Works 2, Juror Kim Anno

2001
Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Award of Merit, Alliance of Visual Arts, Juror: George Rivera
Pacific Art League, CA
Second Place, “From The Mind’s Eye”

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Sigma Partners, Menlo Park, CA
Velogic, Sunnyvale, CA
Arizona Realty, Scottsdale, AZ

CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE

2013   
Author, “Open Your Studio”
Nine Steps to a Successful Art Event
2001 – Present
Instructor
Oil Painting Classes and Workshops

2011 – Present
Webinars and Lectures
“How To Run a Successful Open Studio”

1991 – 1992
Instructor:  Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION

1981  
BFA, Interior Architectural Design
California College Of Arts And Crafts, Oakland, CA

 

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