Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming

  • Personal Structures, Palazzo Mora, organized by the GAA Foundation in the context of the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, May-November 2019
  • The Very Very Rare Affordable Art Fair, JCO’s Art Haus, Los Gatos, CA, April 2019

2019

  • A Figurative Affair V, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Yuma Art Symposium: The Show, exhibition and presentation, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ
  • Arizona Western College, Artist lecture in conjunction with Yuma Art Symposium, Yuma, AZ

2018

  • de/re/construct, Jeff King & Co., San Francisco, CA (2018-2019)
  • Sculpture Is: In the Garden, a collaborative piece by Jamie Abbott and Barbara Downs, Sierra Azul Nursery, Watsonville, CA (2017-2018)
  • Take Aways: Art To Go!, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA
  • Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, CA (1988, 1989, 1991-1993, 2005-2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018)

2017

  • Art in the Arboretum: Environmental Installation, A collaborative piece with Jamie Abbott, Barbara Downs, Roy Holmberg, Invitational, UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz CA
  • 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

2015

  • Luck of the Draw, 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, 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
  • 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