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FALL 2016 Schedule:

Tuesday:  World Art 1.2   10:30 - 12:00   Call Hall PC 698; Petaluma Campus

Tuesday:  Office Hours 12:00 - 1:00  Call Hall PC 671 Faculty Offices

Online:  Art 2.3 History of Modern Art

Bachelor of Arts in Art, San Francisco State University, cum laude
Master of Fine Arts in Art, Mills College
Master of Arts in Art History, UC Davis
Additional studies in Art History at UC Berkeley

Academic Experience

Art History Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1994-present
Extension Division Instructor, University of California, Davis, 1990
Extension Division Faculty, Calif. College of the Arts, 1985-87






Presentations and Publications

Publishing: 1986 - 2003 - Art Reviews & Articles: "American Craft"; "ARTWEEK"; "The World and I"; "American Ceramics"; "Glass Art Magazine"; Richmond Art Center and Craft &Folk Art Museum; Art Critic for "The Pacific Sun" until 1996.

My area of expertise is Modern, Contemporary and "Postmodern" art. I also have a particular interest in the crafts and the art productions of the varied cultures of our planet. I have visited the Pueblo cultures of the Southwest United States; Oaxacan Valley potters in Mexico; Haida cultures in Canada and published articles on many modern artists as well as California Miwok and Pomo basketmakers. I have visited India three times and in 1980 spent five weeks traveling and viewing art in China.

Selected Lectures and Curatorial Work:
Lectures: San Francisco and Sonoma Artists' Groups, 1996-present
"What is Postmodernism?", Visual Aid, 1999
Panel Discussant, "What's Wrong with Craft Criticism?", SF Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 1994
"Sculpture's Expanded Field", Lecture: Richmond Art Center, 1992
Sonoma Salute to the Arts, Juror, 1999;
Napa Valley Mustard Festival, Juror, 1997
Oakland Festival at the Lake, Juror, 1986

Curated exhibition, "Issues & Objects: Northern California Craft in the 1990s", Richmond Art Center, 1993: Produced and wrote the catalogue; interviewed and selected artists and procured funding for the catalogue--all a great adventure!

Honors and Awards

University of California Humanities Research Grant, 1990
Eleanor E. Crumb Award, Mills College, 1978
California State Graduate Fellowship, 1977