My Art Resume
Selected solo and group exhibitions
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
Solo show, Elizabeth M. Deedy Gallery, Kentfield, CA .; Innaugural Show, Studio G, San Rafael, CA,; Oil & Wax, ALNC, Novato, CA ; Blue Fence#10, Woman Made Galley, Chicago, Il ; Wish you were here, Air Galley, NY, NY,
Faces of the Fallen, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, , Wax Works, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA , Hot Wax, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Erotic Art, Sonoma Art League Gallery, Sonoma, CA, Welcome Changes, Studio G, San Rafael, CA, Absolutely Abstract, Artisan Gallery, San Rafeal, CA. A Matter of Scale, Art League Gallery, Novato, CA
obby Gallery, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Shape, Form, Texture, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem North Carolina, Immigration, Merging Cultures, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA; Novato City Offices Group Show, Novato, CA; 4th National Show, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA; Global Artists for Peace, Taranaki, New Zeland; Here and Now, MM Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Off the Grid, Lauren Taylor Gallery, Carmel, CA; Textures, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, Nevada; 12 Ways of Seeing More, solo show Positive Changes, San Rafael, CA; N9NE, Butte Art Center, Butte, MO.; Have A Seat, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA; White on White, International Museum of Collage, San Antonio, Texas
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA; Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Sebastapol Center for the Arts; Global Artists for Peace, Taranaki, New Zeland; Contemporary Arts Collective, Los Vegas, Nevada; Positive Changes, San Rafael, CA;
In 2009, my husband became ill and I was unable to continue showing art for the next six years.
Melted Masterpieces: An invitational encaustic show at the Fallbrook, CA Library Gallery, June Solo Exhibition: Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook CA, July, Encaustics, Tricia George Gallery, San Rafael, CA, May 2015
Art Residency; Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Asissi, Italy
Internaltional Contemporary Art Exhibition 2015, ART Gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy
Kol Shofar Gallery, solo show, Tiburon, CA
Resume of work in other fields
1963-1965 University of Wisconsin, Kenosha, Wiscons
Special events coordinator. Organized and ran the first college film festival at Kenosha extension, art exhibitions, foreign student diversity events by developing partnership with University of Chicago.
1965-1968 Antioch College Library, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Audio visual assistant
I was responsible for advertising film showings and other special events by designing posters and announcements targeted to students and faculty. This was before the internet so communication was by posters and snail mail notices.
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Creative Dance instructor in physical ed and education departments
Jasmine & Bread, Yellow Springs, Ohio/ Afghanistan. Founder, director.
A nonprofit to support craft makers in Afghanistan by importing to the US and insuring they received fair market earnings for their works. Sales were developed through the museum and boutique markets and sales representatives throughout the US.
1982-1985 Adopted four children and became a full time parent. Writer, self employed, working on the great American novel.
1991-2004 Pact, An Adoption Alliance, co-founder, co-director
Pact is a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve adopted children of color. In every case, the child is always our primary client. In order to best serve children's needs, we provide not only adoptive placement but lifelong education, support, and community for adoptees and their families on issues of adoption and race. Our goal is for every child to feel wanted honored and loved, a cherished member of a strong family with proud connections to the rich cultural heritage that is his or her birthright. We advocate for honesty and authenticity in matters of race and adoption. We strongly believe that adopted children's and adults' connections to birth family and birth heritage should be respected and maintained. We also strive to identify and counteract "adoptism," an unfortunately common social prejudice that challenges the legitimacy of the choice to place a child for adoption or to build a family by adoption. Finally, as an organization committed to children of color, we feel it is essential to educate ourselves and others about the pervasive power of race and racism as they affect our children, our families, ourselves and our society.
Inside Transracial Adoption, co-author.
Written with Beth Hall and published by Perspctives Press, this book is still the heavy weight in it’s genre. It was updated in 2013 and published in paperback by Jessica Kingsley
2005-2010 International Encaustic Artists, founder, president.
Founded in 2005, IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art, with over 375 member artists in thirty-four states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and artists in Mexico, Australia, Europe and Asia.
I am an encaustic artist, a dancer and a writer. I am currently working on a book about aging and movement, painting, and learning to be an elder.
Teaching Artist, Aquatic Park Senior Center, San Francisco, CA
Support Group Leader, Beyond Childhood, a program for adoptive parents of adult adoptees, Emeryville, CA
National Coordinator, Advocacy Leadership for Positive Aging, a program of Life Planning Network, non profit
Grant writer, O+, a nonprofit to support emerging artists by trading paintings for medical care
International Encaustic Artists, secretary