About

As an artist and educator for over 40 years, one of her appointed tasks has been to see and respond to what others might overlook, to magnify what others might not notice. As a painter she is attracted to common objects and the stories their visual relationships can tell.

Most recently her energies have been focused on the visual metaphor of a singular object, a simple silver bowl and the meditative qualities its attributes bring. As a source of contemplation, the act of painting has brought her to a place of intriguing calm, quiet devotion, and reflective worship.

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Education

1977-1979
University of California Santa Barbara, MFA Painting

1970-1971
University of California Santa Barbara, Secondary Teaching Credential: Art

1968-1970
University of California Santa Barbara, BA Art


Professional Employment

2014
Professor of Art, Emerita, Westmont College

2009–2014
Professor of Art, Westmont College

2003–2009
Associate Professor of Art, Department Chair, Westmont College

1997–2003
Assistant Professor of Art, Westmont College

1995–1997
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, Westmont College


Exhibitions

2017

Invitational: “100 Grand”
Sullivan Goss, an American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

2016

Invitational: “The Art of Santa Barbara”
Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

2015

SOLO EXHIBITION
“Given to the Light”
Leigh Block Gallery, Hospice of Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: “100 Grand”
Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

2014

Invitational: “The Fine Art of Teaching”
CASA Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA         

Juried exhibition: “Come to the Table”
CIVA Traveling Exhibit (travels the USA through 2018)

Invitational: “100 Grand”
Sullivan Goss- An American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: “Invisible Realms, Encountering the Sacred”
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Invitational: “Sacred Voices”
Canton Museum of Art
Canton, Ohio

2013

Invitational: “100 Grand”
Sullivan and Goss an American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA 

2012

Invitational: “The Last Word”
Pacific Theatre
Hollywood, CA

Invitational: “The Fifteen”
Frame
Santa Barbara, CA

2011

“5 x 5 Invitational”
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: “100 Grand”
Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: “One Night Stand”
Brooks Institute Gallery 27
Santa Barbara, CA

Selections From the Permanent Collection
Westmont Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA

2010

Invitational: “100 Grand” 
Sullivan Goss-An American Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

SOLO EXHIBITION
“Confluence”
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

Juried Invitational: “Faith as Art: Art as Faith”
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL 

2009

Invitational Exhibition: “Collage”
Santa Barbara Tennis Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Juried Invitational: “Fanatically Yours”
New York Center for Art and Media Studies
New York, NY

2007

Juried Exhibition: “Small Images #21”
Atkinson Gallery Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

2005

SOLO EXHIBITION
“Silent Dialogue”
Delphine Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Faculty Exhibition: “The Fine Art of Education”
Westmont College Reynolds Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Juried Exhibition: “Space and Spirit”
Calvin College Center Art Gallery, 
Grand Rapids, MI

Juried Exhibition: “Embracing the Gift: 25 Years of Faith And Vision”
Azusa Pacific University Gallery, Azusa, CA

2004

SOLO EXHIBITION
“Bearing Witness”
Westmont College Reynolds Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

2003

Invitational: Santa Barbara Collage and Assemblage
Fielding Institute
Santa Barbara, CA

2002

Invitational: “Art of Devotion”
Westmont College Reynolds Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

2001

Westmont Faculty Show
Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA

Juried Invitational: “Collage/Assemblage/USA”
New Media Gallery, Ventura College
Ventura, CA

2000

Invitational: “Room With A View II”
30 Arlington Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: “The Value of Art In Education: Selected Works by Students and Teacher Mentors”
The Fielding Institute
Santa Barbara, CA

1999

Invitational: “The Apple” 
Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: “Room With A View”
30 Arlington Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: "Autumn Mix"
Frame
Santa Barbara, CA

"The Paint, Pastel and Collage Of Summertime: Savage, Strasburg, and Walker"
Frame
Santa Barbara, CA

Women Beyond Borders Benefit Exhibition: "Lending A Hand"
Contemporary Arts Forum
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational: "The Art of Dining"
Westmont College Reynolds Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Juried Show: "Small Images #2"
Ventura City College,
Ventura, CA

1998

Juried Show: "Small Images #13"
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational:  "Shoe Show"
Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational:  "Chair-ity"
Contemporary Arts Forum
Santa Barbara, CA

1997

Juried Show: "Small Images #12"
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

Invitational:  "Cup Show"
Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA

1996

Juried Show: "Small Images #11"
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

1994

Juried Show: "Un Ange Passe"
Westmont College Reynolds Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

Juried Show: "Small Images #9"
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, CA

1991

Juried Show: "Un Ange Passe"
Westmont College Reynolds Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA 

1984

Alumni Invitational: Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, California

1981

SOLO EXHIBITION
Elizabeth Fortner Gallery
Santa Barbara, CA

1979

Stewart Street Gallery  *SECOND AWARD*
San Francisco, CA

MFA SOLO EXHIBITION
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

1972

Santa Barbara Art Association
Santa Barbara, CA

1970

Santa Rosa Community Artrium
Santa Rosa, CA

 
 
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