SANDRA MARESCA
Artist Resume

P.O. Box 1593
Guerneville, CA 95446
www.sandramaresca.com
croneclown@comcast.net
707/869-9419

I have been a full-time artist since 2002, when I left behind a career in corporate marketing to live in Sonoma County (north of San Francisco) and follow my lifelong passion for painting, drawing and fiber arts. I have studied with San Francisco and North Bay Area painters Michael Loffredo, Sandra Speidel, Maurice Lapp, Lisa Beerntsen, Philip Buller, Robert Dvorak, and Don Feasel.

During the 1960s when I was a student at the University of Bordeaux in France, I began a lifelong exploration and study of the work of painters such as Toulouse Lautrec, Denis, Vuillard, Degas, Bonnard, Matisse. In addition to painting, in 2007 I began re-visiting my earlier interest in fiber arts and am now also creating multimedia pieces that incorporate clay, wire, and fibers that I have spun, woven and/or needle-felted.

Since 2004 I have participated  in Art @ the Source, West Sonoma County’s open studio program that takes place the two weekends of June every year. For these four days from 10-5  the public is invited to visit my art barn/studio at 16120 Watson Road, Guerneville, CA. Catalogs and maps for the 120+ participating artists can be found at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts

Partial list of juried and/or invitational exhibitions and other representations:

*Cambridge Artists’ Cooperative – Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA ( ongoing since 2003)

*Russian River Art Gallery --Guerneville, CA--(ongoing since July 2015)

*Art Trails--Sonoma County's annual juried open studio program (2012, 2013, 2014)

*Moshin Vineyards – solo shows -- Healdsburg, CA (winter 2007, 2009 and Fall 2014)

*Windsor Library--"Fabric and Fiber"--group show, Windsor, CA (Oct. 2014)

* Graton Gallery -- "Small Works" -- juried group shows  (Winter 2016 and Spring 2013)

*Occidental Center for the Arts --"Light & Shadow" --Occidental, CA (Summer 2013)--Award of Merit

*Quercia Gallery--invitational small works shows--Duncan's Mill, CA (Fall 2013, Spring 2010, Winter 2009)

*Blue Door Gallery—solo show—Guerneville, CA (March 2012)

*D’Argenzio Winery --solo show –Santa Rosa, CA (Spring 2011)

*Sebastopol Center for Arts -- “Innovations in Fiber Art V” –Juried group show—Sebastopol, CA (Fall 2010)

*Petaluma Art Center --“The Art of the Doll”—Juried group show – Petaluma, CA (July-Sept 2010)

*Dawn Ranch Roadhouse – Solo show -- Guerneville, CA (April-June 2010)

*Sebastopol Center for the Arts --“Dualities”, a juried multimedia group show--Sebastopol, CA (Fall 2009)

*Sebastopol Center for the Arts -- “Portraits” – a juried group show--Sebastopol, CA (Fall 2010)

*City Hall Council Chambers – solo invitational show – Santa Rosa, CA (Spring 2008)

*Sebastopol Center for the Arts -- Invitational annual benefit shows -- Sebastopol, CA (Spring of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011)

*Sonoma Co. Board of Supervisors – solo show –Santa Rosa, CA (Winter 2007)

*Plaza Arts Gallery --“Smitten” –Juried group show – Healdsburg, CA (February 2006)

*Motorola Building -- “The Silly, the Surreal and the Absurd”, a Barbara Thoulion--juried group show -- Rohnert Park, CA (Winter 2004)

Other gallery and public showings:
*Nexus– Gallery Guerneville, CA (now defunct) (2009-2011)
*Sebastopol Gallery (I was one of the co-founders) — Sebastopol, CA (Spring 2006)
*NUGALLERIA – Gallery in Rohnert Park, CA (now defunct) (2005)
*Cafes, restaurants, wineries, hotels, and various other locations in San Francisco and Sonoma County, CA
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