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Exhibitions ’90 - current

1990, ’91, ’92, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09 Santa Clarita Valley Art Classic, Valencia, CA
1991, ’92, ’96, ’97, ’98 Golden State Sculptors Annual Juried Sculpture Show, Agoura, CA
1997, ’99, 2000, ’02, ‘05 “Affaire In The Garden Juried Art Show”, Beverly Hills, CA
1998, ’99, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ‘05, ’06 Redstone Art Center Annual Stone Carvers Exhibition, Redstone, CO
2000, ’01, ’02 “Bella Via”, Valencia, CA
1999, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’03, ‘05 “Gallery of Silent Wishes”, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
2001, ’02, ’03, ’04, ‘05 Salon Member, VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
1991 Maxine’s Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
1991 Griegor’s, South Pasadena, CA
1991 “Dimensions Sculpture Exhibit”, Thousand Oaks, CA
1992 ACCV Visual Arts Show, Thousand Oaks, CA
1992 Sho-En Outdoor Sculpture Center, Ramona, CA
1995, ’96, ‘97 Orlando Gallery, Van Nuys, CA
1995,’96 “Art Of Our Time”, Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills, CA
1998 “Art For All Ages”, HMNMH-ADHC, Santa Clarita, CA
1999 “Cowboy Poetry Festival”, Melody Ranch, Newhall, CA
1999 “VIVA 3D”, Valley Institute of Visual Art, Northridge, CA
2002 “Rock”, Atelier Gallery, Chatsworth, CA
2002 “Women In Art”, The Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA
2002 “Festival Of The Arts”, B & R Gallery, Canyon Country, CA
2002 “Old Town Newhall Art Walk”, City of Santa Clarita Cultural Affairs, CA
2003 “Friends Of VIVA”, Burbank, CA
2003 “West Hollywood Art Walk”, The Orchid Co., Los Angeles, CA
2003 “Colors Of Spring” Exhibition, Valencia, CA
2003 “Dust is also Buddha”, Camarillo, CA
2003 Town Center Gallery, Valencia, CA
2004 “Elements”, Whites Gallery, Montrose, CA
2004 “79th Annual Pasadena Society of Artists Show”, Pasadena, CA
2004 “Sculpture In Stone”, Fine Artists Factory Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2004 “California Sculptors’ Symposium Exhibit”, Cambria, CA
2004 Hammer, Chisel, Stone Gallery, Morro Bay, CA
2005 “A Journey to Favorite Places”, San Gabriel Fine Arts Gallery
2005 “80th Anniversary Juried Exhibition” Pasadena Society of Artists
2005 “California Sculptors’ Symposium Exhibit”, Cambria, CA
2005 “Central Coast National Fine Art Competition”, Morro Bay, CA
2005 “Pasadena Society of Artists Juried Winter Exhibit”, Whites Gallery, Montrose, CA
2006 “69th Annual Juried Santa Paula Society of the Arts Art Exhibit
2006 "Sculpture By The Sea", Cambria, CA
2006 " Wistaria Festival", Sierra Madre, CA
2006 "Chasing Open Spaces", Old Town Newhall, CA
2006 "Sierra Madre Fine Arts Festival", Sierra Madre, CA
2006 "By The Artists’ Hand", 4 woman exhibit, Valencia, CA
2006 "Juried Fine Art Small Works Exhibition", Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2006 "A Journey of Healing", Valencia, CA
2006 "81st Anniversary Juried Exhibition", Pasadena Society of Artists
2006 "A Journey of Healing", Valencia, CA
2006 "ArtSplash", Carlsbad, CA
2006 "Off The Wall", Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2006 "Small Treasures", Segil Fine Art, Monrovia, CA
2006 "By The Artists’ Hand II", 4 Woman exhibit, Valencia, CA
2006 "Floating Waters and Coastal Vista", CAC Juried Exhibit, Blinn House, Pasadena, CA
2007 "Dreams On Canvas", juried exhibt by the Circle of Care Foundation, Van Nuys, CA
2007 “A Journey Of Healing”, Valencia, CA (second installation)
2007 "Impressions Of Sierra Madre", 100 year celebration juried exhibit, Sierra Madre, CA
2007 “California Sculptors Symposium Show”, Cambria, CA
2007 “Chasing Open Spaces II”, Old Town Newhall, CA
2007 “A Taste Of Art”, Juried show benefiting ASC, Gales Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2007 “Wild Things”, California Art Club, Pasadena, CA
2007 “By The Artists’ Hand III”, 5 Woman show, Valencia, CA
2007 “Second Expressions”, 2 Woman show, Segil Fine Art Source, Monrovia, CA
2007 “Theodore Payne Foundation”, Sunland, CA
2007 “Under The Tuscan Moon”, CTG Gala Art Invitational, Old Town Newhall, CA
2007 “Carriage House Gallery”, Juried group show, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA
2007 “Off The Wall”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
2007 “Rivers & Harbors/Sources & Confluences”, California Art Club Juried, Exhibit, Pasadena, CA
2007 "Red Ribbon Holiday Show", Segil Fine Art Source, Monrovia, Ca
2007 "Holiday Show", Descanso Gardens Gallery, La Canada Flintridge, CA
2008 "71st Annual Santa Paula Art Exhibit", Santa Paula, CA
2008 "California Landscapes", solo show at Gales Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2008 "Art Matters", Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
2008 "46th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair", Sierra Madre, CA
2008 "Dreams On Canvas", City Art Gallery, Van Nuys, Ca
2008 "By The Artists’ Hand IV", 4 woman show, Valencia, CA
2008 "Paint San Clemente 2008 Competition", San Clemente, Ca
2008 "Natural Beauty", California Art Club Juried Exhibit, Pasadena City Womens Club, Pasadena, CA
2008 "Encore" juried group show at Descanso Gardens Carriage House Gallery, La Canada Flintridge, CA
2009 "Visions Of Santa Clarita: Where The Good Life Takes You", Juried, Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA
2009 "Tournament Players Club", Juried Quarterly Exhibit, West Ranch, CA
2009 “39th Annual Wine And Cuisine Tasting”, Sierra Madre, CA
2009 “72nd Annual Santa Paula Society Of The Arts Art Exhibit”, Santa Paula
2009 “Love Is In The Air”, Hyatt Valencia, CA
2009 “Creative Arts Gallery”, Juried Exhibit, Sierra Madre, CA
2009 “Chasing Open Spaces at Earth Day”, Saugus, CA
2009 “Roses”, Group show, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA
2009 “Cowboy Festival Quick Draw Invitational”, Hart Hall, Newhall, CA
2009 “Dreams On Canvas”, Juried Exhibit, City Art Galley, Van Nuys, CA
2009 “Taste Of Art”, Gales Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2009 “Chasing Open Spaces IV”, Canyon Theater Gallery Hall, Newhall, CA
2009 "Peaceful Light", Solo Show, Segil Fine Art Source, Monrovia, CA
2009 " The Beauty Of California Painters Exhibition", Carter Sexton, North Hollywood, CA
2010 "25th Annual Juried All Media Art Exhibition, Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, CA
2010 "85th Annual Pasadena Society of Artists Exhibition", VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
2010 “Dreams On Canvas”, Juried Exhibit, Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake, CA
2010 “48th Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair Invitational”, Sierra Madre, CA
2010 “The Ring Cycle”, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA
2010 “Affaire In The Garden”, Beverly Hills, CA
2010 “Surf’s Up” Juried California Art Club exhibit, Pasadena, CA
2010 “San Clemente Plein Air Competition Exhibit”, San Clemente, CA
2010 “California Heritage”, Juried California Art Club exhibit, Pasadena, CA
2010 “Catalina Colors” paintings of the island interior by the Pasadena Gallery Association, Segil Fine Art Source, Monrovia, CA
2010 “Pasadena Heritage’s Nineteenth Annual Craftsman Weekend Exhibit”, Pasadena, CA
2010 “3rd Annual Falkner Vineyard Winery Fall Art Invitational”, Juried, Pasadena Gallery Association event, Segil Fine Art Source, Temecula
2010 “Off The Wall”, Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA
2010 “Golden State Treasures” 21st Juried California Art Club exhibit, Pasadena, CA
2010 “Magnificent Miniatures”, Juried California Art Club exhibit, Pasadena
2010 “8th Annual Holiday Small Works Show”, Segil Fine Art Source, Monrovia
2010 “Silvana Gallery Annual Small Works Exhibit”, Silvana Gallery, Glendale
2010 “Silvana Gallery Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Art”, Silvana Gallery, Glendale, CA
2011 "Marstons, Valencia", Juried California Art Club exhibit, Valencia, Ca
2011 "Ventura Museum Art Alfresco", juried exhibit, Ventura, CA
2011 Duo exhibit with Belinda Del Pesco (40 paintings) at Gales in Pasadena, CA
2011 "San Diego Artwalk", San Diego, CA
2011 "Sierra Madre 49th Annual Juried Art Festival", Sierra Madre, CA
2011 "Valencia Fine Art Fair", Valencia Town Center", CA
2011 "Thousand Oaks Artwalk", Thousand Oaks, CA
2011 "Catalina Island Conservancy Ball Exhibit", Avalon, CA
2011 "Inspired Synergies", Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA
2011 "Fresh Air: Landscapes of California", Fremont Gallery, South Pasadena, CA
2011 "Silvana International Show", Juried, Silvana Gallery, Glendale, CA
2011 "Studio City Art Show", Juried, Studio City, CA
2011 "At The Foothills of the San Gabriels", California Art Club juried exhibit, Altadena, CA
2011 "Creative Arts Group, Gallery Artist", Sierra Madre, CA
2011 " 20th Pasadena Craftsman Expo", Juried exhibit, Pasadena, CA
2011 "Art Between the Lines", Juried California Art Club exhibit, Hennessey + Ingalls, Santa Monica, CA
2011 "Second Annual Small Works Art Exhibit", Silvana Gallery, Glendale, CA
2011 "9th Annual Holiday Small Works Show", Segil Gallery, Monrovia, CA
2012 "Iconic California", Juried California Art Club exhibit, Altadena Town and Country Club, Altadena, CA
2012 "French Impressions", Group show, Segil Fine Art Source, Monrovia, CA
2012 "87th Annual Juried Exhibition" Pasadena Society of Artists, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA
2012 "Contemporary Masters III", Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA
2012 "Summer Escapes", juried California Art Club exhibit, Altadena, CA
2012 "Art Matters, Encore!", Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA
2012 "19th Annual Carmel Art Festival", juried plein air competition, Carmel, CA
2012 "Paint San Clemente" plein air competition, San Clemente, CA
2012 "Land and Light", solo exhibition, Segil Gallery, Monrovia, CA
2012 "75th Annual Santa Paula Art Show", Santa Paula, CA
2012 "Pavement to Pastures" duo show, Gale’s Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2012 "San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival", San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
2012 "21st Annual Pasadena Heritage Craftsman Expo", Pasadena, CA
2012 "Inside the Artist’s Studio: Still-Life and Interiors", juried California Art Club exhibit, Altadena, CA
2012 "Fine Art Salon of Award Winning Artists 2011 - 2012", Silvana Gallery, Glendale, CA
2013 "California Heritage", California Art Club exhibit - Jose Vera Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 "City Lights", California Art Club exhibit - Altadena, CA
2013 " Elsmere Imagined", Santa Clarita, CA
2013 “51st Sierra Madre Art Fair”, Sierra Madre, CA
2013 “Art for Animals”, Gale’s Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
2013 “Arlington Gardens Art Show”, South Pasadena, CA
2013 “Creative Arts Gallery Show”, Sierra Madre, CA
2013 “Art Alfresco!” Invitational Exhibition and Art Sale, Ventura Museum, CA
2013 “Paint The Lakes”, Plein Air Event, Lake Arrowhead, CA
2013 “10th Annual Thousand Oaks Art Festival”, Thousand Oaks, CA
2013 “Glorious California”, Galeria Gitana, San Fernando, CA
2014 "California’s Heritage: The Mission Trail", California Art Club exhibit, Altadena, CA
2014 "8th Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational", Anza Borrego, CA
2014 "Spring Art Festival", Agua Dulce, CA
2014 "52nd Annual Sierra Madre Art Fair", Sierra Madre, CA
2014 "21st Annual Carmel Art Festival 2014 Plein Air Competition", Carmel CA
2014 "Los Gatos Plein Air 2014", Los Gatos, CA
2014 "Quintessential California", Santa Paula Art Museum, CA
2014 "First Friday" Art Open House at The Lake House, Lake Arrowhead, CA
2014 "Canyon de Chelly, Spirit of Land and Light", Segil Gallery, Monrovia, CA
2014 "Contemporary Masters, Artistic Eden IV", Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA
2014 "Craftsman Exposition", Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
2014 "Natural California: Landscapes We Cherish", La Galeria Gitana, CA
2014 ’Different Views Small Works’, Laurie Hendrix Gallery, South Pasadena, CA
2015 "The Romance of Europe", California Art Club exhibit, Altadena, CA
2015 "Canyons of the West", Hillside Fine Art, Claremont, CA
2015 " Fresh Paint", Saga Gallery, Monrovia, CA
2015 "Different Views", The Burgess Collection Gallery, South Pasadena, CA
2015 "53rd Annual Sierra Madre Art Festival", Sierra Madre, CA
2015 22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival and Plein Air Competition, Carmel, CA
2015 "The Colors of Summer", Hendricks Burgess Gallery, South Pasadena, CA
2015 "Paint Ventura-1st Annual Plein Air Event", Ventura, CA
2015 "Landscapes - Historic and Contemporary", College of the Canyons Gallery, Valencia, CA
2015 "12th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival", Thousand Oaks, CA
2015 "10th Annual Pasadena Artwalk", Pasadena, CA
2015 "The Beverly Hills Art Show", Beverly Hills, CA
2015 "Traveling the West ARt Show and Sale", Southwest Gallery, Dallas Texas

Awards
"12th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival" Honorary Chairs Award
"22nd Annual Carmel Art Festival and Plein Air Competition", Honorable Mention
“Santa Clarita Art Classic IVXX”, 2013, Best in Show Award.
“Paint the Lakes” Lake Arrowhead Plein Air, 2013, First Place, Honorable Mention and Best Use of Color Awards.
“10th Annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival”, 2013 Honorable Mention Award
2012 San Luis Obispo Plein Air, 3rd Place, Quick Draw
"87th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Pasadena Society of Artists, 2012 Honorable Mention, Juror Meher McArthur
"85th Annual Pasadena Society Of Artists Exhibition", 2010 David Spruling Landscape Award, Juror Juan Bastos
Bakersfield Museum Visual Arts Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Jurors Laddie John Dill and Margaret Nielsen
79th Annual Pasadena Society of Artists show, Award of Merit, 2004, Juror Wesley Jessup, California Museum of Art
Santa Clarita Art Classic: 1990 Best Of Show, 1991 2nd place, 1992 1st place, 1996 Honorable Mention, 1997 Silver Award, 1998 Gold Award, 1999 Judges Special Merit Award, 2000 Silver Award, 2001 Gold Award, 2002 Gold Medal Award, 2003 Masters Silver Award, 2005 Masters Gold Award and Gold Medal in Oil.
Golden State Sculptors: 1991 3rd Place Award, 1996 Decker Studios Special Award, 1998 3rd Place Award.
“Affaire In The Gardens” 2000 and 2005 Award for Sculpture,
“Art For All Ages” 1998 First Place Award
"Impressions Of Sierra Madre", 3rd Place Award
"71st Annual Santa Paula Art Exhibit", 1st Place Award and 2nd Place People’s Choice Award

Public Art
2002 Commissioned by the City of Santa Clarita Cultural Affairs Office to create a sculpture, “Para-sails”. 2003 Commissioned by the City of Santa Clarita Cultural Affairs Office to create a sculpture, “Stage Lights and Snakeskin”. 2004 installed “Comedy and Tragedy”, Canyon Theater Guild, Santa Clarita, CA. 2004 Commissioned by the City of Santa Clarita Cultural Affairs Office to create a sculpture, “Cool Coyote”.

Workshops:

May 31 and June 1, 2014 "Landscape Oil Painting in the Studio" in Lake Arrowhead, CA


Education
1990 thru 2006 MARBLE/marble Stone Carving Symposiums, Marble, CO
1997 Stone carving workshop, Pietra Santa, Italy
Instructors: Bruno Bresciani, Mirio Viviani, Kazutaka Uchida, Anthony Amato
Painting Workshops and Education: John Cosby, Scott Christensen, and Margot Lennartz

Affiliations
California Art Club (CAC)
Pasadena Society of Artists (PSA)
Oil Painters Of America (OPA)