1998 Humanities/Art California State University Dominguez Hills Painting Project plus ThesisSpecialized Studies: Painting
1973 Fine Art Single Subject Credential California State University Long Beach 1972 B.A., Art Major California State College Long Beach
1969 A.A. Multiple Art Unit Pasadena City College
2015 – currently. Teaching oil painting to adults in my studio
1982 – 2011 Secondary public school art educator (drawing/painting, art appreciation, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture)
2019 – current. Workshops/art Academy Classroom with Jerry McLaughlin and Rebecca Crowell
2018 – workshop in upstate New York with Patti Mollica
2009 – small group lessons with Ruo Lee
2005 – 2008 studies and workshops with David Gallup
2006 – 2009 – Various Workshops with master artists
Other Notable Activities:
2021 –SoCal’s Best- Upstarts and Innovators,Expressions Gallery, Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025, juror-Dr. Deborah Williams, owner & curator of Fresh Paint Gallery in La Jolla, CA
2019 Collaboration with Margaret Garcia to be part of a museum show slated for 2020. (Covid pushed it back to 2021)
2015 Curator for the Plein Air Competition Art Walk Ventura
2015 Curator for Ventura School District Festival of Talent Art Exhibition
2014 Board Member for Ventura Art Walk 2014 Current – Curator for Crowell Weedon (D.D.Davidson) Gallery Exhibits and Youth Art Competition.
2013 Yearly judge for the Ventura County Fair amateur painting and sculptures.
2012 Judge for “The 11th Annual Exhibit and Awards of The National Arts Program”
2012 Mystery Masterpiece Fundraiser, Camarillo Art Center oil painting
2011 Ventura Music Festival. Painted a three panel screen for fund raiser. (auctioned for $1250)
2009 Ventura Music Festival. Painted a chair for the auction fund raiser (auctioned for $1450) “The Firebird” Cover art for Music Festival brochures and programs.
2009 Buenaventura Art Association elected board member.
2008 “Who Got Framed” Buenaventura Art Association
2008 “Ribbons of Life, 11 artists meet 11 breast cancer survivors for a future exhibit.
2008 “Empty Bowl Project”. Feeds the hungry of Ventura. Maker of Bowls.
2007 Artist paints a trash can at the Harbor Village.
2007 AVID fundraiser, painting for silent auction
2016 1st Place Buenaventura Art Assoc. Open Competition “Awash”
2015 5th Place for Painting, Ocean Series# 4, “White Water”
2014 2nd place for painting – Carmel Visual Arts Gallery, “Steinbeck Country”
2014 Honorable Mention, Oxnard Maritime Museum Plein Air Exhibit
2012 Director’s Award for “Streets in Beynac, France” at the Pro Arts Adaha Callahan Gallery, Ventura County Fair.
2010 Merit Award – Buenaventura Harbor Village Gallery Show.
2009 Ahaha Callahan Gallery County Fair 5th place for “Sierra Retreat Vista, Malibu” Oil
2008 3rd place, “Local Scenes” Harbor Village Gallery
2006 Co-Peoples Choice Award, Ojai Figurative Open Exhibition.
1990 Best of Show, Adaha Callahan Professional Arts, Ventura County Fair
Selected Private Collections
Marsha and Jan Frallic, CA.
McTernan, Marci, Ventura, CA.
Quinn, Becky, Ventura, CA.
Clay, John, Ventura, CA.
Brennan, Linda and Michael, Camarillo, CA
Dawes, Lorelle, Ventura, Ca.
Linda and Mike Brennan, CA.
Distad, Patti, Camarillo, CA.
Dr. Don Boger, Glendale, CA.
Irving, Frank and Maryanne, Ventura, Ca.
Moran, Linda, Medford, Oregon
Bergfeld, Linda, Ventura, CA.
Bloom, Paul, Oxnard, CA.
Wells, Jeremy, Houston, TX.
Gina Niebergall, CA.
Brianna McGrath, CA.
Encaustic Art Institute
Buenaventura Art Association
Abstract Art Collective_Santa Barbara
Los Angeles Art Association
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