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Education

2020               MFA Pictorial Arts (pending), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (expected Fall 2022)

2010               Clear CA. Single Subject Teaching Credential- Art

2008               Master of Arts Teaching, Chapman University, Monterey, CA

1992               BFA Studio Art: Painting and Drawing with distinction, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Exhibits

2020               Solo Exhibition Santa Cruz County Government Center, Santa Cruz, Ca (juried by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, Postponed due to Covid-19)

2020               SJSU MFA Group Exhibit, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, CA

2018-2020     Satellite Exhibit Open Studios, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2017-2020     Hearts for the Arts, Artisans Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2019               Shared Seas, Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, , Monterey, CA (curated by Melissa Pickford)

2019               Shared Seas, Radius Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA (curated by Robynn Smith and Margaret Niven)

2014-2019     Open Studios Artists Tours, Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, CA (juried by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County)

2002-2019     Mi Casa Es Tu Casa, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA

2009               Beasts on Broadway, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, Ca (Juried by George Rivera)

2009               Irreplaceable Places, Contemporary Landscape Painters of California Statewide exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA (juried by Kevin MacPherson)

2006               Inspiring the Creative Spirit, Manifestations of Educators’ Journeys, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA (curated by Veronique Marks and Dee Vlasak)

2005               2005 Biennial Exhibit, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, Ca (juried by Michael Schwager)

2004               Images of California Agriculture, National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA (juried by Karen Tsujimoto, Senior Curator of Art Oakland Museum of California, awarded 3rd place)

2002               El Rio/River Reflections, Celebrating the San Lorenzo, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, Ca (juried by Lance Linhares, Chief Curator Oakland Museum)

2002               Solo Exhibit, From C to Shining C, Santa Cruz County Government Center, Santa Cruz, Ca (juried by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County)

1991-2000     Open Studios Tour, Self Guided Artists Tours: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, (juried by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County)

1999               Solo exhibit, Images of Watsonville, Mansion House, Watsonville, Ca

1999               Solo exhibit, Watsonville is Blooming, Historic Jefsen Building, Main Street Watsonville, Ca

1998               Images of the Virgin, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, Ca (juried by Maria Herrera-Sobek)

1995               Membership Exhibit ’95, Monterey Bay Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, Ca

1994               Squid Art Retrospective, India Joze, Santa Cruz, Ca

1994               Solo exhibit, Chaminade Artist Series 17, Chaminade, Santa Cruz, Ca

1993               Squid Art ’93, India Joze, Santa Cruz, Ca (awarded 2nd place)

1993               Solo exhibit, Computer Curriculum Corporation, Simon and Schuster, San Jose, Ca

1992               Solo exhibit, BFA Exhibition: Place, San Jose State University Gallery 5, San Jose, Ca

1991               Solo exhibit, Becton Dickinson Inc., Mountain View, Ca

Commissions, Posters and Murals (corporate, public)

2019               W. M. Jefson Headquarters, commissioned painting, W. M. Jefson Inc, Watsonville, Ca

2014               Evening of Wine and Roses, promotional poster, Pajaro Valley Health Trust, Watsonville, Ca

2011               The Mystery at Pinto Lake, commissioned painting, Watsonville Public Library, Watsonville, Ca

2005-2011     11th, 14-17th Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival promotional poster, City of Watsonville, Ca

2009               25th Annual Mother’s Day Run for Shelter poster, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Watsonville, Ca

2005               Generations, Mural, Watsonville Public Library, Watsonville, Ca

2001               Watsonville Public Library Logo, Watsonville, Watsonville, Ca

Annual Student Exhibit Participation

2004-Present  Santa Cruz County High School Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, Ca

2004-Present  National Congressional Art Competition, 20th Congressional District offices, Sacramento, Ca and Washington DC

Professional Experience

2020               Teaching Assistant, San Jose State University, San Jose, Ca, (course: Art 198 BFA Seminar, Instructor Valerie Mendoza)

2004- Present  VAPA Department Chair, Faculty, (courses taught- Beginning to Intermediate Drawing, Painting, and 2D Design, Advanced Placement Drawing, Painting, and 2D Design, Beginning to Intermediate Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Yearbook Design and Desktop Publishing), St. Francis High School, Salesian College Preparatory, Watsonville, Ca, (grades 9-12)

2003-2006     Enrichment specialist, Stars Afterschool Program, Freedom Elementary School, Freedom, Ca (grades pre-K through 5)

2001-2003     Enrichment specialist, WCSA Afterschool Program, Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, Watsonville, CA (grades pre-K through 5)

1993- Present  Conservation picture framer (small business owner) specializing in French matting, gilding, antique frame restoration, (business associates include York Gallery and Framing, Santa Cruz, Ca; Giltwood Studios, Santa Cruz, Ca; Lyon’s Ltd. Antique Prints, San Francisco and Menlo Park, Ca)

Community Service

2018-Present  Board Secretary, Community Arts and Empowerment, “Un Watsonville Brillante,” Watsonville, Ca

2009               Gallery Committee, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, Ca

1999-2001     Santa Cruz County Arts Commission, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors 4th district, Watsonville, Ca