Curriculum Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

2017

A Figurative Affair 2017, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
take aways Art To Go, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
stARTup Fair LA, Hollywood, CA

2016

12×12(x12):An Open Invitational 2016, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
Art in the Arboretum: Color, Invitational, UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz CA
Sculpture Is — Indoor at the Gallery, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville CA
Pacers Annual Benefit (Auction), Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, CA: 1988, 1989, 1991-1993, 2005-2011, 2013, 2015, 2016

2015

Luck of the Draw, Auction and Exhibition, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
Beasts on Broadway, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Juror: Melissa Pickford
Freehand: A Drawing Show, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
A Figurative Affair 2015, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2014

12×12 (x12): An Open Invitational 2014, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA

2013

2013 Painting Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Stars Auction and Exhibit, Live Auction, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Canvas for a Community, Feldner Project, Santa Cruz CA
A Figurative Affair 2013, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
The Drawing Salon, Invitational, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
Sleight of Hand, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA

2012

Monterey Bay: Land, Air & Sea, Invitational, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
Solo Exhibition, Vinocruz, Santa Cruz, CA
A Figurative Affair, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2011

Stars Auction and Exhibit, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, CA
Mix It Up!, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, award
Summer Gallery Invitational, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Solo Show, Lulu’s at the Octagon, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
EDGE: Art on the Westside, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Figuratively Speaking, Davenport Gallery, Davenport, CA

2010

2nd Annual Artists Look at Human Rights, Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Stars Auction and Exhibit–Live Auction, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Search for Self, Monterey Peninsula College Gallery, Monterey, CA
Go Figure!, juried by George Rivera, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
Three Painters: Figure + Form, Michaelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Los Pájaros, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
California, juried by Ruth Braunstein and Shannon Trimble, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
50-50 Show II, juried by Marian Parmenter, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Fur, Fins and Feathers, juried by Karen Kienzle, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, award

2009

National Drawing & Sculpture Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, award
Stars Auction and Exhibit, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Artists Look at Human Rights, Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, CA
Solo Show, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz, CA
Beasts on Broadway, juried by George Rivera, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
cabrilloArts/cabrilloArtists, Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA
Figures and Faces, juried by George Rivera, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Wide Open, Juried by Philip Linhares, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
Trimodia, MichaelAngelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2008

Stars Auction and Exhibit, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
The Art of Healing, Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Los Gatos Art Association Annual Open Juried Show, juried by George Rivera, Los Gatos, CA, award
Art is Essential, Invitational, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA

2007

Wanderings, Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA
Solo Show, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz, CA

2006

The Art of Painting, juried by George Rivera, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
A Sense of Place, Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA
76th Annual Statewide Exhibit, juried by Karen Kienzle, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

1990’s

Two-Artist Show, Mudzimu Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA, 1996
Poets and Painters, Invitational, Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Batista, CA, 1995
Planet Earth: Artists and the Environment, Invitational, Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA, 1994
California Works, juried by Inez Storer, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA, 1994, award
Chaminade Artists’ Series Quarterly Show, Chaminade Conference Center, Soquel, CA, 1994
Alumni Art Exhibition, juried by Rebecca M. Schapp, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1993, award
Two-Artist Show, The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County Sales/Rental Gallery, 1993

1980’s

Barbara Downs: Works on Paper, Solo Show, Alumni Office/Carriage House, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1989
Solo Show, Alumni Office/Carriage House, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1988
Women Artists, Invitational, Porter College, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1985
Women Printmakers, Invitational, Oakes College, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984
Solo Show, Merrill Lounge, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984
Solo Show, Merrill Lounge, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, 1984

Selected Publications and Presentations

Porter Gulch Review 2010, publication of the Cabrillo College Writing Program, back cover art and pgs. 105 & 108
KSBW Mid-Day News Program, presentation of work as promotional piece for Santa Cruz County Open Studios, Salinas, CA, October 13, 1992

Teaching

Art Extravaganza Encaustic Workshop, Watsonville, CA, 2009

Public Collections

Special Collections, McHenry Library, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA, group portfolio purchase
S.A.P. America Corporation, Foster City, CA