Indecision

Indecision

I am a native Sacramentan of Okinawan and Northern European ancestry and have lived most of my life in Sacramento except for a five-year period in San Felipe, Baja California.

Very early in life I was exposed to other cultures through the National Geographic magazines my mother subscribed to and this began a life-long interest in comparative mythologies and the cultural practices of indigenous people.  

I am fascinated by ancient figurines and the folk art traditions from many parts of the world.  This interest also includes music, traditional dress, spiritual practices and dance.  

Much of my art, particularly the sculptures , tell stories about human strengths and flaws. Some of the work is reflective.   Some of it is just plain silly.  If the work touches you in some way, maybe I’ve done my job.  

Making something from  nothing is like birthing.  Whatever comes out of my overactive mind is a gift from the universe, and I feel pretty lucky to be on this creative journey.  

RESUME

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2013 Crepeville – Davis, CA

  • 2005 SMUD Gallery: Weirdities & Oddities - Sacramento, CA

  • 2003 Commercial Bank Building, Sacramento, CA

  • 2003 Luna’s Café- Sacramento, CA

  • 2002 Luna’s Café - Sacramento, CA

  • 2001 Matrix Gallery - Sacramento, CA

  • 2001 Luna’s Café - Sacramento, CA

  • 2000 California Arts Council & Office of the Attorney General – Sacto, CA

  • 2000 Muffins, Etc. - Sacramento, CA

  • 1999 Luna’s Café: New Figures - Sacramento, CA

  • 1999 Matrix Gallery: Hand in Hand - Sacramento, CA

  • 1998 October Art Fest, Women Lawyers of Sacramento - Sacramento, CA

  • 1998 Phantom Galleries: Art, A Healing Passage – Sacramento, CA

  • 1998 Wild Orchid Gallery – Sacramento, Ca

  • 1996 Muffins, Etc. – Sacramento, CA

  • 1996 Phantom Galleries – e motion, six notions – Sacramento, CA

  • 1994 Luna’s Café – Beauty & the Beast – Sacramento CA

  • 1991 Matrix Workshop of Women Artists – Sacramento, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 Womens Wisdom Art – Sacramento, CA

  • 2011 Art Bra Show III – 40 Acres Gallery – Sacramento, CA
  • 2010 Womens Wisdom Art – Instructors’ Show – Sacramento, CA
  • 2009 Art Bra Show II – 40 Acres Gallery – Sacramento, CA
  • 2009 John Natsoulas Gallery – CCAC Show – Davis, CA
  • 2008 Art Bra Show I – 20th Street Satellite Gallery – Sacramento, CA
  • 2007 Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Gallery -  Cat & Dog Show – Sacto, CA
  • 2006 The Art Foundry Gallery: Holiday Gift Show – Sacramento, CA
  • 2005 The Art Foundry Gallery: Holiday Gift Show – Sacramento, CA
  • 2004 The Art Foundry Gallery: Holiday Gift Show – Sacramento, CA
  • 2001 The Crocker Art Museum: Altares Nuevos – Sacramento, CA
  • 2001 Tower Gallery: Tower Vision Show – Sacramento, CA
  • 2001 Lincoln Arts: Connections – Lincoln, CA
  • 2001 Artists Contemporary Gallery - Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 La Raza Galleria Posada: Mujeres del Valle - Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 The Art Foundry: Clay Show - Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 John Natsoulas Gallery: All Creatures Show – Davis, CA
  • 1999 John Natsoulas Gallery: All Creatures Show – Davis, CA
  • 1998 California State Fair: California Works – Sacramento, CA
  • 1998 Phantom Galleries: Death & Desire - Sacramento, CA
  • 1998 John Natsoulas Gallery: All Creatures Show – Davis, CA
  • 1997 SOFA Chicago Expo – Chicago, IL
  • 1997 Ink People Center for the Arts: Mask Show – Eureka, CA
  • 1997 Michael Himovitz Gallery: Breast Art Show - Sacramento, CA
  • 1997 UC Davis Dept of Design: Face the Nation – Davis, CA
  • 1997 Modernism Show – Los Angeles, CA
  • 1997 St. John’s Religious Art Festival - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 SMUD Gallery: Paper Work - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 Center for Contemporary Art - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 Amador County Arts Council – Sutter Creek, CA
  • 1996 Blooming Art: Mask Show - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 California State Fair: California Works - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 Phantom Galleries: The Phoenix Show - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 Blooming Art: The Romance Show - Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 John Natsoulas Gallery: All Creatures Show – Davis, CA

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2000 ELLI Library and Literacy Grant - Sacramento, CA

  • 1998 AT&T Waterfront Fest – 2nd place, ceramics

  • 1998 Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Comm. – New Works Grant

  • 1998 California Works, Ca. State Fair – Merit Award

  • 1998 KVIE Art Auction – merit award, sculpture division

  • 1997 Fairfield Visual Arts – 2nd place

  • 1996 Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Comm. – New Works Grant

  • 1996 KVIE Art Auction – merit award, sculpture division

  • 1996 California Works, Calif. State Fair – Merit Award

  • 1993 California Works, Calif. State Fair – Merit Award

  • 1992 California Works, Calif. State Fair – Merit Award

  • 1989 Sacramento Fine Art Center – Grumbacher award

WORKS IN PUBLICATION

  • 2002 “Mother of Life” – WeMoon Publications, cover art

  • 2001 “Facing Fear” and “Kali Ma” – WeMoon Publications

  • 1998 Sacramento Magazine – Arts & Entertainment, 6/98

  • 1997 “Song for Earth, Water, Air & Fire” – Sacramento New & Review 4/10/97

  • 1996 “Temptation” – e motion show, The Sacramento Bee, 9/13/96

  • 1995 Blooming Art, Mask Show – The Sacramento Bee, 10/1/95

  • 1995 4 Women & A Space – The Sacramento Bee, 3/10/95

  • 1994 Volunteer Profile – The Sacramento Bee, 12/29/94

  • 1994 Luna’s Café: Beauty & the Beast – The Sacramento Bee, 6/24/94

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2005 Crocker Art Museum – Masters Workshop for Children

  • 2002-03 Crocker Art Museum – Beginning Watercolor for Adults

  • 2001-02 Library and Literacy program, ELLI grant at Mark Twain School

  • 2000 Crocker Art Museum – Masters Workshop for Children

  • 1996-01 California Youth Authority

  • 1995-96 Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission – Artists in Schools

  • 1994-12 Womens’ Wisdom Art

  • 1994 Celebration Arts

  • 1993-94 Southside Art Center

  • 1993 Crocker Art Museum Summer Art Workshop

  • 1991-93 Process Theatre

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

  • 2010 Bill Bean Jr. Park Community Garden
  • 2008 Oak Park Community Center Project
  • 2008 Sacramento Food Bank, Mother-Baby Program Mural
  • 2004 Pride of Sacramento
  • 1996-2003 UC Davis Medical Center, various locations, watercolor paintings