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Born in Oakland, California
1977 California State Teaching Credential
Self Taught

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2002 TERCERA GALLERY, "Beneath The Surface", San Francisco, CA, Catalogue

1998 TERCERA GALLERY, "Evocations: Painting and Jewelry", Los Gatos, California, Catalogue

1997 WILLIAM ZIMMER GALLERY, "Recent Painting and Jewelry", Mendocino, California

1995 SHEILA NUSSBAUM GALLERY, Millburn, New Jersey

1994 MOBILIA GALLERY, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1993 MENDOCINO ART CENTER, Mendocino, California

1992 MOBILIA GALLERY, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1992 AARON FABER GALLERY, New York, New York.

1991 MOBILIA GALLERY, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1990 OKLAHOMA DESIGN CENTER, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1987 PRITAM AND EAMES, East Hampton, New York

1986 BERKELEY ART CENTER, Berkeley, California
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1984 SUSAN CUMMINS GALLERY, Mill Valley, California

1983 OKLAHOMA DESIGN CENTER, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1982 HOLSTEN GALLERY, Palm Beach, Florida

1981 WORKS GALLERY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1981 WILLIAM ZIMMER GALLERY, Mendocino, California

1981 PALO ALTO CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, "Processions", Palo Alto, California

1979 MOBILIA GALLERY, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1978 MOBILIA GALLERY, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1974 MENDOCINO ART CENTER, Mendocino, California

1973 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ, The Sesnon Gallery, Santa Cruz, California

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS - PUBLICATIONS:


LOST HORSE PRESS NEW POETS SERIES-Series editor Marvin Bell, Cover Art: "Coyote Live", oil on Linen, 40x50"

2010 RACINE ART MUSEUM, "Insects and Invaders", Racine, Wisconsin July thru October 2010

2010 RACINE ART MUSEUM, "Art Jewelry of the 1980's and 1900's: Donna Schneier Collection", Racine, Wisconsin 2009-2010

2009 PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, "Wrought and Crafted: Jewelry and Metalwork 1900 to Present", May 2009-Feb 2010

2007 PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART, "Previous Possessions, The American Craft Collection" November 2007-June 2008

2007 BOSTON MUSUEM OF FINE ARTS, "Jewelry by Artists, The Daphne Farago Collection" May 2007-March 2008

2004 SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM - RENWICK GALLERY, "Jewels and Gems", Washington DC

FULLER MUSEUM OF ART, "The Perfect Collection: A Shared Vision For Contemporary Crafts", Lincoln, MA

1999 SOFA • NEW YORK, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY

1998 SOFA • NEW YORK, William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA

1998 SOFA • CHICAGO, William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA

1997 SOFA • NEW YORK, William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA

AARON FABER GALLERY, "Modern Enamel Masters", New York, NY,

1996 SOFA • CHICAGO, "Featured Artist", William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA

TERCERA GALLERY, "Garry Knox Bennett and Colette: New Painting and Jewelry", Palo Alto, CA

WORKS GALLERY, "Bennett Bean and Colette", Philadelphia, PA

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN, "Gold and Silver", New York, NY, Catalogue

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, "Chromatic Essays" curated by: John Baltrushunas, St. Louis, MO

1996 PALO ALTO CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, "The Gold Show", Curated by Signe Mayfield, Palo Alto, CA, Brochure

THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, "Jewels and Gems: Collecting California Jewelry", Curated by: Kenneth Trapp, Oakland, CA

1996
NATIONAL ORNAMENTAL METAL MUSEUM, Memphis, Tennessee

DOWSE ART MUSEUM, New Zealand at the International Festival of The Arts/96, Catalogue

1993 ST. MARY'S COLLEGE-HEARST ART GALLERY, "California Metal", Curated by: Colleen and Marvin Schenck,
Moraga, CA, Brochure

AARON FABER GALLERY, "Three Women: Enamels in America, New York, NY
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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, "Hybridization: The Northern California Craft Movement From
1907 to The Present", Curated by: Dyana Curreri-Chadwick, Oakland, CA, Catalogue

1990 SOFA • CHICAGO, Schneider, Bluhm and Loeb Gallery, Chicago, ILL, Catalogue

THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, "Oakland Artists 1990", curated by Harvey Jones, Oakland, CA, Catalogue

1989 TENTH BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE, Limoges, France, Catalogue

CALIFORNIA CRAFTS MUSEUM, "Then and Now", San Francisco, CA

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS AND CRAFTS, Visiting Artist Semester, January through May 1989-1988

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN, "Poetry of the Physical", Curated by: Paul Smith, New York, NY, Catalogue
Exhibition Schedule: 1988-1987-1986 for the following Museums:
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond, VA
MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville, KY
LAGUNA ART MUSEUM, Laguna Beach, CA
THE DENVER ART MUSEUM, Denver, CO

THE TAFT MUSEUM, "Masterworks Enamel 1987", Cincinnati, OH, Catalogue


1986
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, "Masterworks of Contemporary American Jewelry", Curated by: Barbara Rockefeller, London, England, Catalogue

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN, "Jewelry USA", Curated by: Paul Smith, New York, NY, Catalogue
Exhibition Schedule: 1984-1985-1986 for the following Museums:
BASS MUSEUM OF ART, Miami, FL
NEWPORT MUSEUM OF ART, Newport, R.I.
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, Long Beach, CA
HUNTER MUSEUM OF ART, Chattanooga, TN
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond, VA
THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, Oakland, CA

LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART, "Enamels International 1985", Long Beach, CA, Catalogue
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1981 THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, RENWICK GALLERY, "The Animal Image", Curated by: Michael Monroe, Washington, DC, Catalogue

1980 TAFT MUSEUM OF ART, "Animal Imagery", Cincinnati, OH, Catalogue1978 PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, "Group Exhibition", curated by: Jane Korman, Philadelphia, PA

1979 PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, Group Exhibition, curated by, Jane Korman, Philadelphia, PA

1978 FOURTH BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE, Limoges, France, Catalogue

THE ELEMENTS, "Animal Imagery", New York, NY, Catalogue

MARIETTA COLLEGE CRAFTS NATIONAL, "National Exhibition", Marietta, OH, Catalogue

EUNO ROYAL MUSEUM OF ART, "Enamel Exhibition", Tokyo, Japan, Catalogue

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DEIGO, "Master Enamelists", San Diego, CA, Catalogue

1975 CALIFORNIA PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR, "The Rainbow Show: Mixed Media", San Francisco, CA, Catalogue

1973 MENDOCINO COUNTY MUSEUM, "Four County Artists", Willits, CA

1972 PHOENIX GALLERY, "Group Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

1971 SIMON LOWINSKY, "Arts and Industry at Brooks Hall", San Francisco, CA

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SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, The Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 2009

1998 TRUSTEE EMERITUS OF THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL, New York, NY

1993 THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, "A Jewelry Symposium: Panel Discussion with Colette, Marilyn da Silva,Sandra Enterline and Christina Smith". Lectures and slide presentations organized by Kenneth Trapp, Curator of THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, The California Crafts Museum in Sanfrancisco and the Susan Cummins Gallery

1992 MENDOCINO ART CENTER, Workshop and Slide lecture, Mendocino, CA

1989 RICHMOND ART CENTER, Workshop and Slide Lecture, Richmond, CA

1987 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, Workshop and Slide Lecture arranged by Professor David LaPlantz

1986 THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, Lecture Series entitled, "Viewpoints: Discussions With California Artists", Oakland, CA

1986 CRAFTSPERSON TRUSTEE OF THE AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL, Term of office: 1982 through 1986, New York, NY

1986 AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL, Conference Chairperson and overseer of both developmental and implementation phases of The American Craft Council National Conference: ART/CULTURE/FUTURE: American/Craft/86'. Host and Co-Chair-Overseer Kenneth Trapp, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA. June,

1985 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FIBERWORKS Center for the Textile Arts, Term of office: 1984 through 1987, Berkeley, California

1984 THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, Workshops in conjunction with, "Jewelry USA" Exhibition. Working with Bay Area High Schools, Oakland, CA
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1983 SUSAN CUMMINS GALLERY, Slide Lecture, Mill Valley, CA

1982 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, Workshop and Slide Lecture arranged by Professor David LaPlantz, Arcadia, CA

1981 RICHMOND ART CENTER, Workshop and Slide Lecture, Richmond, CA

1979 ARKANSAS ART CENTER, Workshop and Slide Lecture, Little Rock, AK

1974 ANDERSON RANCH, Workshop and slide lecture, Willits, CA

CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, "Hand and Eye", Produced by Vincent Tovell for CBC

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, Women Artists: Recognition and Reappraisal Slide Lecture, J.J. Wilson & Karen Peterson
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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

THE ENAMEL FOUNDATION, Los Angeles, CA

ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, Toronto, Canada

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, Philadelphia, PA

THE OAKLAND MUSEUM, Oakland, CA

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, The Museum of Art, Providence, RI

BARBARA ROCKEFELLER COLLECTION, New York, NY

MARIETTA COLLEGE, Marietta, OH

BOSTON MUSEUM of FINE ARTS, Boston, MA

MENDOCINO COUNTY MUSEUM, Willits, CA

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM - Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN, New York, NY

OKLAHOMA DESIGN CENTER, Oklahoma City, OK

RACINE ART MUSEUM, Racine, Wisconsin

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