Biography

Solo Exhibitions

2014 http://carlasaunders.com/

2014 http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/Default.aspx?id=275274&mp=V3

2012 “Travel Impressions On Canvas and Paper,” carlasaunders.com, WordPress.com

2011 “80 Drawings in 80 Days,” Artist’s Studio, San Francisco, California

2006 Mondavi Winery, Napa, California

2005 “Fragments, Fadings, Feelings,” Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, California

2001 “Where There,” Heller Rare Book Room, F.W. Olin Library, Mills College, Oakland, California

2001 “caravanserai,” Exhibition; Book signing, The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California

2001 “Zellig,” an artist’s book, Booksigning: Oil paintings, St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, California

1995 “Jenner”, an artist’s book, The Athenaeum, La Jolla, California, Booksigning

1992 Trefethen Vineyards, Napa, California

1991 The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California

1983 The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California

1972 Il Pelicano / Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, California

1967 John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, California

1967 Stanford University International House, Palo Alto, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 “A Week in Calistoga,” Oakopolis Creativity Center, Art Murmur, Oakland, California

2010 “Drawings” Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

2010 “Roll Call, a SF Camerawork Members exhibition” SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California

2010 “Wandering in the Company of Strangers” Black Boots Ink, Public Art Installation, 24th Street and Valencia, San Francisco, California

2009 BetterPhoto.com – Masterpiece Membership

2006 Book Works 2006, Pacific Center for the Book Arts Triennial members’ Exhibition, San Francisco, California

2001 book arts: a student odyssey San Francisco Center for the Book, curated by Cathy Miranker

2000 Third Biennial Artist’s Books Juried Exhibition Curated by Lynda Corey Claasen, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California

1999 A Good read, Selections from the Book Arts, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, California. Curated by Jan Rindfleisch

1999 Bookmakers: West Coast, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, California

1999 In a Sea of Eternal Plastic Flowers: the Education of Four Artists, Sunnyvale Creative Arts, Center Gallery. Curated by Jan Rindfleisch. Invitational

1998-1999 Napa Valley Wine Auction, Napa, California. Invitational

1997-1999 Book works, Pacific Center for the Book Arts Members Exhibition, San
Francisco, California

1997 “55 and Up,” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California, Curated by Carrie Lederer

1997 Hollis Street Project, Emeryville, California. Curated by Cay Lang

1995 Artist’s Books, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California. Invitational

1994 The Women’s Mentor Show, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California. Created by Teresa Camozzi. Invitational. Catalogue

1990 Auction, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California. Invitational

1989 Annex Gallery, San Diego, California. Curated by Cora Boyd. Invitational

1989 Gwydian Gallery, San Diego, California. Curated by Cora Boyd. Invitational

1988 Auction 88 Installation Gallery, San Diego, California. Invitational

1987 Auction de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California. Curated by Robert McDonald, Invitational. Catalogue

1987 Paris Green Gallery, La Jolla, California. Curated by Cora Boyd. Invitational

1987 Mills College Alumnae Invitational Exhibition. Oakland, California. Curated by Phil Linares

1983 Lawson Gallery Invitational Exhibition, San Francisco, California

1982 The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, California

1975 Mills College Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, Oakland, California

1966 85th Annual Invitational Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Institute, SFMOMA, California

1961 Sculpture Annual, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California

Articles and Reviews

2011 The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography, Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager

2011 San Francisco Chronicle, Meredith May, “Your Own Medical Team,” November 21, 2011

2010 audio interview  “Gain the Seccret of Success from Master Photographers”   jim.betterphoto.com/Carla_Saunders 9/17/10

2010 BetterPhoto Basics, Jim Miotke

2010  Black Boots Ink, a publication about life in the pursuit of happiness  http://blackbootsink.com/

2005 Herter, Frankel, Lovett, Carla’s Hanging Mural, Photocraft, Cool Things to Do with the Pictures You Love You Love

1987 Artweek, Michael McManus, April, 4, 1987

1985 Interview with Joe Oppenheimer, March 10, 1985, channel 38. Del Mar, California

1983 West Art, September 9, 1983

1972 San Francisco Chronicle, Allen Tempco, Il Pelicano, January 19, 1972

1967 San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas Albright, “Lyrical Voice Found In The Small
Local Galleries,” January 1967

Residency / Panelist

2000 de Young Museum Residency, San Francisco, California

1999 What is art for? The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

Teaching

1995-1996 After school tutorial, SOMA Embarcadero YMCA, San Francisco, California

1989 Guest lecturer, Costa Mesa College, San Diego, California

1974 Children’s Art Class, artist’s studio, San Francisco, California

Collections

University of Vermont, Special Collections, Burlington, Vermont

University of San Diego, Special Collections, San Diego, California

F.W. Olin Library, Special Collections, Mills College, Oakland, California

San Francisco Public Library, Special Collections, San Francisco, California

The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, Artist’s Book Collection, La Jolla, California

Knightsbridge Associates, Symphony Towers, San Diego, California

Kaiser Center, Oakland, California

Kaiser Permanente Hospital, San Francisco, California

Private Collections

Education

Mills College, Oakland, California. Bachelor of Arts, 1962. Master of Arts, painting, 1964

University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon

4 thoughts on “Biography

  1. Oh my gosh, what an amazing list of exhibitions Carla!!! Wow, good for you. Well that’s a real inspiration after just having my very first one – a group exhibition with over 450 works!! I would love to get in a smaller gallery or even a solo exhibition one day. The blogroll is a good idea too, I think I will add one to my site and I’ll put a link to your blog on it.

    Anne.

    • Hi Anne
      Do add a blogroll. I’ll add a link to your blog. Let’s both try to grow with this thing. Yes, I was really interested in your exhibit because I remember when I started. You just have to keep working at getting your work shown. It took me two years to get my last one person show. I haven’t shown my photographs yet. Guess I’d better start looking for a venue :-)

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