Katherine
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EDUCATION

              2007-8   Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA (Applied Theology)

MA         1999      Mills College, Oakland, CA (Developmental Perspectives in Teaching)

                            Multi-Subject Teaching Credential, CLAD, Art Certification

M.F.A.    1986      Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Ceramics/Sculpture)

B.S.        1970      Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR (English Literature)

 

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

2010     Semi-Finalist   I-90 Interchange, Denver, CO 

2009     Semi-Finalist  Millennium Bridge, Denver, CO

2007     West Regional Library, Broward Co. FL (Americans for the Arts Award)

            Coffman Pool, San Francisco, CA

2005     Loma Prieto Memorial, Oakland, CA

            South Berkeley Neighborhood Project, Berkeley, CA

2001     City of Dublin, Dublin, CA

2000     Anna Jean Cummings Park, Santa Cruz, CA

            Lake School, San Pablo, CA

1999     Peace Lutheran Church, Danville, CA

1998     California Veterans Memorial Commission, Sacramento, CA

1996     Osage Monastery, Sand Springs, OK

1994     City of Dublin, Dublin, CA

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions:

1993     San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992     Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1988     Graystone Gallery, Portland, OR (NCECA Conference)

1986     Graystone Gallery, Portland, OR

1983     Graystone Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2012     Beyond Landscape, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2012     Plate and Totem Show, The Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA (Invitational)

1995     California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA (Juror: Peter Vandenberge)

            Exposures, ProArts, Oakland, CA (Juror: Sandra S. Philips)

1994     69th Annual Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA

(Juror: Phil Linhares) Honorable Mention

1993     Eighth Annual San Angelo Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (Juror: Elaine Levine)

1992     Dog and Pony Show, Michael Himowitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1991     Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990     Peoples Choice Project, Art in Public Places Program, Todos Santos Plaza, Concord, CA

3 Dimensional Contemporary, Downtown Gallery, San Jose, CA (Juror: John Caldwell)

Feats of Clay III Gladding McBean TerraCotta Factory, Lincoln, CA (Juror: Jack Earl)

Matrix International, Judith Weintraub Gallery, Sacramento, CA

(Jurors: Joan Moment and Ruth Rippon) High Merit Award

Pro Arts 1990 Annual Exhibition, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA  (Juror Jacquelyn Bass)

1988     Contemporary Fine Art Competition, Natsoulas Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA

(Jurors: Clayton Bailey, Roy DeForest, Mel Ramos) Best of Show Award

Feats of Clay, Gladding McBean, Lincoln, CA (Juror: Ron Nagle) Purchase Award

Auburn Arts37,Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA (Juror: Rena Bransten) First Place Award

1987     Three Decades of Art in Davis, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA

30 Ceramic Sculptures, Natsoulas Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA

1986     Graduate Thesis Exhibit, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

Graduate Review Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA

1985     Art from the 51st State, Sandpoint, ID (Juried, regional)

Juried Art 85  Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, WA (Juror: Mary Beebe)

1984     Adeliza’s Christmas Show, The Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA

The Last Laugh, Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, OH (Juried)

1982     The Portland Poster Show, Portland Building, Portland, OR

10x7, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR (Invitational)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ART RELATED

2012      Board of Directors, WEAD (Woman's Environmental Artist's Directory)

2011      Teacher/Woman's Art/Writing Workshops, ANNNI, Pune and Vasai India

             Teacher/Art and Writing Workshops, Madurai, Pune, New Delhi, India

2010      Teacher/Woman’s Art/Writing Workshop ANNNI, Goa, India

2009      Artist Residency, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India

             Teacher/Woman's Art/Writing Workshop, ANNNI, Mumbai, India

2008-11 Travel, India, Ireland, England, Germany, Kenya, Madagascar, Ecuador, Antarctica         

2004-07  Teacher/1st grade, St. Martin de Porres, Oakland, CA

1999-04  Teacher/6th grade, Lake School, San Pablo, CA

1992-99  Partner/Gillman Granite, Oakland, CA

1991-92  Substitute Teacher and Volunteer, Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, CA

1990-96  Instructor/Ceramics, Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center; Walnut Creek, CA

1984-86  Teaching Assistant/Ceramics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

1982-84  Artist-Teacher/N.E.A., “Artist-in-Schools”Program, Portland, OR

1979-83  Instructor/Talented and Gifted Program, Multnomah County and Portland

              Art Director for Annual City-wide Talented and Gifted Art Show

1978-79  Instructor/Ceramics, Multnomah County Parks Department; Portland, OR

 

OTHER

2001        “I will work in a factory” – Video Documentary Lake School

1992        “Raising Aaron”, anthology – Feminist Parenting

 

GRANTS

1999-2000   Educational Fund, West Contra Costa County 500 square foot mural, collaboration with 100 2-6th graders and xfacto crew

 

REVIEWS

2008      Sculpture Magazine, May, article, photos

2005      The New York Times, October 22, National Report p.A9 - phoSan Francisco Chronicle, October 17, Bay Area, p.B1 – photo

             Oakland Tribune, March 21, 2005, front page, photo, Oakland, CA

2004      San Francisco Chronicle,March 31, 2004, B1, photo, San Francisco, CA

1998      Sacramento Bee,December 12, 1998,front page – photo,

1993      Artweek, August 5, 1993, p.23, photo, San Jose, CA

1992      Valley Times, August 6, 1992, Up Front, p.3A, photo, Dublin, CA

1990      San Francisco Chronicle, June 3, 1990, Review, p.15, photo, San Francisco, CA
            
Sacramento Bee, April 20, 1990,Hot Tickets, p4, photo, Sacramento, CA
            
San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 18, 1990, p.41, San Francisco, CA
            
Sacramento Bee, April 15, 1990, Encore, p16, Sacramento, CA