Artist’s Resume

Education
2005 Workshop with Charles Reid, Bend OR.
1995 School of Visual Concepts, Seattle WA, Children’s Book Illustration with Keith Baker.
1972-75 University of Oregon, Eugene OR, BFA Painting and Printmaking.
1969-71 Occidental College, Los Angeles CA.
Exhibitions (of the last ten years)
2009 Annual Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society, Brea CA
2009 Anacortes Fine Art Festival, Anacortes WA.
2007-2009 Bellingham Art Festival (La Bella Strada), Bellingham WA
2006-2009 Allied Arts of Whatcom County Holiday Festival, Bellingham WA.
2008 Anacortes Fine Art Exhibit, Anacortes WA.
2007 Marin Art Festival, Marin CA.
2007 Salem Art Festival, Salem OR.
2002-2005 Private Gallery holiday Show, Bellingham, WA.
2001-2005 Salem Art Festival, Salem OR
2004 Marin County Art Festival, San Rafael CA.
2003 Bellevue Art Museum Festival, Bellevue WA.
2002 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausaslito CA.
2002 Bellevue Art Museum Festival, Bellevue WA.
2001 Northwest Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Bellevue WA.
2001 Solo Show, Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham WA.
1996-present Whatcom County Artists Studio Tour, Bellingham WA.
2000 Sausalito Art Festival, Sausaslito CA.
2000 Bellevue Art Museum Festival, Bellevue WA.
2000 Edmonds Art Festival
Professional Honors and Awards
2005 Benjamin Franklin Picture Book Award, Silver, for Too Many Murkles.
2003 Benjamin Franklin Picture Book Award, Gold, for One Smile
2003 Watercolor Award, Art in the Garden, Beverly Hills, CA.
2000 Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society
1999 Elected Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.
1999 IFEA Pinnacle Award, Bronze, for Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster.
1997 Juror’s Award for Painting, Tacoma Art Museum Northwest Biennial.
1996 People’s Choice Award, Northwest International Art Competition.
1994 Annual Northwest Poets and Artists Calendar Runner-up.
1991 Traveling Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society.
1991 Seattle Art Award, Northwest Watercolor Society Exhibition.
1990 Watercolor Award, Northwest International Art Competition.
Collections and Commissions
2001 Berry Dairy Days Festival Poster.
1999 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Poster.
Five portraits of distinguished Northwest Conservationists, commissioned by Roger M. Leed, Seattle WA.
Numerous private collections.
Professional Experience
1980 through present: Changing Light Art Works: watercolor, illustration, still life, portraits and landscape. Private watercolor classes, art coaching and workshops.
1976-80 Alaskan Silver & Ivory Company: scrimshaw and advertising design.
Publications
Two Many Murkles, illustrated by Mary Gregg Byrne, written by Hiedi Schmidt, Illumination Arts Press, Bellevue WA, 2004.
One Smile, illustrated by Mary Gregg Byrne, written by Cynthia McKinley, Illumination Arts Press, Bellevue WA, 2002.
Rachel Wolf, Splash 6: The Best of Watercolor, Northlight Press, 2000.
Rachel Wolf, Best of Flower Painting 2, Northlight Press, 1999, two pages.
Rachel Wolf, Splash 5: The Glory of Color, Northlight Press, 1998, two paintings included.
M. Stephen Doherty, “Ten Steps to Artistic and Professional Growth”, Watercolor Magazine, Winter 1998.
Gail Stark, “This Artist Isn’t Afraid of Beauty”, The Bellingham Herald, August,1990.