My abstractions come from seeing the world intimately, as if looking through a magnifying glass.  Details are seen as
compositions with intensity of color and simplicity of form.  The Abstract Expressionists have had a great influence on the
development of my personal style.  

Creation of artwork has been my major avenue of self expression and communication.  I received a BA in Art and a
teaching credential before pursuing art as a career.  Pottery, printmaking and encaustic are my primary focus.

Clay Mono-type is a painterly form of printmaking that uses liquid kaolin clay slip as the ink, mixed with pure color
pigments.  After using direct painting on the slab, as well as, many other techniques, these historical layers of slip are
transferred from the leather hard clay slab onto non-woven fabric with a wooden roller.

The process of encaustic which is ancient art form from the Greeks that uses heated beeswax and  damar resin at the
paint mixed with color pigments.  I am attracted to the luminosity and texture.

I create my work in my Clay Art Studio in Alameda, CA and teach ceramics at Mastick Senior Center.  There is a delicate
balance of spending time with family, friends and art leadership activities, as well as producing my artwork, to keep me
centered in my life.

In all this time, I remain humble to the realization that art is about the process of creation more than the
finished product.


SELECTED SHOWS AND FAIRS AND STORES
2016               
Abstract, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2015               
Here, Berkeley Art Center Member’s Exhibit, Berkeley, CA
2007-2015    Solo Show, Alameda On Camera and Juried Exhibits, Frank Bette, "Juror's Award 2009”, Alameda, CA
2014-2015    
California Now, Richmond Art Center and Members Exhibit, Richmond, CA
2013-2015    ACGA and RAC Member’s Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1993-2016    Alameda Women Artists Exhibits, various locations,  Alameda, CA
2007-2016    California Society of Printmakers, Triton Museum of Art and Various California Locations
2007-2016    
CROSS CURRENTS, Artists of California, Island Alliance of Arts, Alameda, CA
1991-2015    Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios and 2003 Box Show, Oakland and Alameda, CA
2014-2015    Richmond Art Center Member's Exhibit
2014             
 Altered Images, Redux Gallery, Alameda, CA
2013             
 Variations, Alta Bates Community Art Gallery, Alta Bates Hospital, Berkeley, CA            
2012              
Spatial Expressions, Ken Cook Gallery in Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
2012              Solo Exhibition,
Intense Colors and Underlying Textures, Pacific Pinball Museum, Alameda, CA
2012              
Love Show, Innagural Show, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012              
5 7 Degrees, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
2012              
Atrium Member’s Exhibit, 5th and Market, San Francisco, CA
2011              
The Gift, MESART.COM at Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007-2011    
Alameda On Camera and Other Juried Exhibits, Frank Bette, "Juror's Award 2009”, Alameda,CA
2008              Solo Exhibition, Napa City-County Library, Napa, CA        
2008              
A Visual Word and other exhibits, Alameda Women Artists, Alameda Library, Alameda, CA
2008              Solo Exhibition, Dragon Rouge Restaurant, Alameda, CA                
2007              
Strong Waves, Northern Women's Caucus for Art, Stinson Beach, CA
2004-2006   "Jurors Award" and other exhibits, Alameda Art Center 2006, Alameda, CA
2005             
 Julia Morgan Holiday Boutique, Participant and Co-Producer, Berkeley, CA                
1995-2003    ACGA Festivals, Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Various CA locations
1999-2002   
 A Teapot Event & Juried Holiday Show, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA                
1996              East Bay Bazaar, Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA
1995-1996    The Courtyard Gallery, Retail, Alameda, CA
1994              Roy Helms Contemporary Craft Market, Exhibition, Sales, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

EDUCATION AND TEACHING
2014               Encaustics Workshop with Kate Gordon, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2013               Workshop Class in Clay printing with Mitch Lyons, Taos, New Mexico
2005-2016    Ceramics Teacher, Alameda Adult School and Mastick Senior Center, Alameda, CA        
1987-2016    Ceramics Teacher, Clay Art Studio and Mastick Senior Center, Alameda, CA
1999-2004    Printmaking Classes, Berkeley Jewish Community Center, Berkeley, CA                
1992, 2000   California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
1989-1999    Saggar and Pit-fire Ceramic Classes, Mendocino Art Center, CA                 
1989-1990    Raku Pottery Classes, Walnut Creek Civic Arts, CA
1966              BACHELOR OF ARTS, CA State University, Hayward, CA
1967              LIFETIME TEACHING CREDENTIAL, CA State University, Hayward, CA

PUBLICATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
2013              CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF PRINT-MAKERS, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF PRINT
2013              ALAMEDA WOMEN ARTISTS, CELEBRATE 20 YEARS
2009              AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, Featured Artist, U.S.A.                                
2009              ALAMEDA MAGAZINE, Featured Artist, Alameda, CA
1993              CLAY AND GLASS, Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Selected Members Book, CA
1993-2014    Alameda Women Artists, Board President, Alameda, CA
1997-2014    Island Alliance of the Arts, CA Non Profit, Board President, Alameda, CA                
2006-2014    California Society of Print-makers, Northern CA
1994-2014    Association of Clay and Glass Artists, Member and Board Secretary 1992-2000
2003-2006    Alameda Art Center, Secretary CA Non Profit Board of Directors 2003-04, Alameda, CA
2000-2003    A.C.C.I., Berkeley Foundation for Arts, CA Non Profit Founder and Board President, Berkeley, CA
2004-2014    Other Organizations:  Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA; Pro-Arts, Oakland, CA;

SELECTED STORES AND GALLERIES
2013-2014    Artistic Home Studio and Boutique
1987-2014   Clay Art Studio Gallery, Alameda, CA                                
2004-2011    Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Various Exhibitions, Alameda, CA        
2002-2006    Alameda Art Center Retail Gallery, Alameda, CA
2003-2005    Art and Soul, Retail Gallery, Alameda, CA
2002-2003    A Twist of Fate Gallery, Cambria, CA
2000-2005    San Damiano Retreat Gift Store, Retreats and Gift Shop Retail, Danville, CA                
1999-2002    Arts and Craft Cooperative Gallery (A.C.C.I.), Retail Gallery, Berkeley, CA                
1996-1997    Oakland Museum Contemporary Gallery, Oakland, CA
1994              Contemporary Craft Museum and Chapson Artsvision Gallery Galleries, San Francisco, CA
1990-1994    Choices Gallery, Alameda, CA
1993              Rosicrucian Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
1993              Faith Nightingale Gallery, "Ring of Fire" Exhibition, San Diego, CA
1992              Branscomb's of Bodega Bay Galley, Bodega Bay, CA                           
      

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