2015 Brandman University-Chapman University System, Art 4 Healing Certificate Program. Laguna Hills, Ca.
2000-03 MFA, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
1996-98 Bachelors of Arts in Applied Arts and Science, San Diego State University, Magna Cum Laude.
1993-96 Grossmont College, El Cajon, California.
1989-91 University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
1987-88 Ceramic Teaching Degree, Duke’s School of Clay and Fine Arts, Charleston, South Carolina.
1987 Adult literacy tutor training, Laubach Literacy International
1987 SDSU, Human Factors in Project Management
1986 Managing a Successful Assembly Line, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
1985 Effective Managerial Skills Training, Buck Knives Inc.
1985 ITS, Associates Degree in Specialized Technology, (Drafting and Design)
1978-81 Jackson Community College, Drafting Certificate, Jackson, Michigan.
Teaching and Related Experience
2015 Los Colinas Prison, Drawing Trauma with Line, Visiting Artist, Santee, Ca.
2014 Crawford High School, San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, Visiting Artist, Self Portraiture and Murals.
2013-Present San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, Director of Arts Education, muralallianceproject.org
2005-10 Mesa College, Adjunct Faculty, Beginning, and Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics, Ceramics: Emphasis in Women Studies, Glaze Calculation, Three Dimensional Design.
2008 Miramar College, Adjunct Faculty, Contemporary Crafts.
2004-08 Grossmont College, Adjunct Faculty, Art Portfolio for Ceramic Students, Ceramic Issues Development, Clay and Glaze Technology, Beginning Ceramics.
2005 Southwestern College, Adjunct Faculty, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Ceramics, History of Ceramic Art.
2003-04 San Diego State University, Adjunct Faculty, Art Appreciation: Intro to Art
2001 San Diego State University, Graduate Teaching Associate, Two Dimensional Design.
1997-99 San Diego State University, Ceramics Department Technician.
1998-99 Grossmont High School District, El Capitan High School, Art Technician.
1996-97 San Diego State University, Fibers Department Technician.
1990-91 Engineering Technician, Soil Conservation Service USDA, Revised and digitized New Hampshire Soils Manual.
1987-88 Duke’s School of Clay and Fine Art, Ceramic Sculpture.
1987 Laubach Literacy Program, Adult Literacy Tutor.
1983-87 Engineering Technician: Tooling and Product Designer at Buck Knives Inc. Technical Education for New Equipment or Process.
1979-81 Layout Designer at John Crowley Inc. Wrote Training Manual for new hire layout designers.
1978-79 East Jackson High School, Gymnastic Coach.
2002 show and tell, Everette G Jackson Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2015-16 Beauty: The Hidden Story, Encinitas Civic Arts Program, Community Center, Encinitas, California.
2015 Date Night, TARP Reform, Friends Collective, Helmuth Project, PoderesUnidos, A ship in the Woods, Space 4 Art, SPF 15, UAG, and Untitled Space, Horton Plaza, San Diego.
2015 Art San Diego 2015, Art Lab, Feminist Image Group, San Diego.
2015 Women at War, Feminist Image Group (FIG), Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon.
2014 Jars, Feminist Image Group (FIG), Art Produce Gallery, San Diego.
2014 The Fence/La Barda, Feminist Image Group (FIG), in Collaboration withTijuana’s Distrito Diez Gallery, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego.
2014 Storyteller Pyro Sync’d, Burning Man, Ryan Ellis and Linda Litteral, Black Rock City, Nevada.
2014 Spectrum, Raw Artists, Curator, Brittany Guarino, House of Blues, San Diego.
2013 Art Prize, Elizabeth Hertl, Curator, Cathedral Square Exhibition Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2013 Allied Craftsmen Today, Curators Jackie Hwang, Christine Knoke, Rob Sidner and Jerry Maloney, Mingei International Museum,
2013 Gift, Feminist Image Group, Curator, Allessandra Moctozuma, San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2012 Officially Unofficial, ArtPrize, Curator, Ron Pederson, Aquinas College, Cathedral Square Exhibition Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2011 Working With Clay, Sierra Mesa Library, San Diego, California.
2011 Toy Art International, Museu Brasileira De Escultura, (The Brazil Museum of Culture), Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010 Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas.
2010 ArtPrize, Curator, Ron Pederson, Aquinas College, Cathedral Square - Exhibition Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2010 Material Matters: Selected Works by Members of Allied Craftsmen, Curator, Olivea Luther, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, Escondido, California.
2010 The Self Portrait Project, Curator: Steven Peterman, The Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York.
2010 The Teapot Show, JRB Gallery, Curators, Barbara Broadwell and Charleen Weidell, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
2009 The Canvas Project, Curator, The Art House Co-op, Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia.
2008 Global Positioning/ China, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdzhen, China.
2008 Contemporary Craft, JRB Gallery, Curators, Barbara Broadwell and Charleen Weidell, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
2006 San Diego Design: New work from Allied Craftsmen, Curator, Beth Smith, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, Ca.
2006 Southwestern Clay, Southfair, Curator, Judith Nicolaidis, Del Mar, Ca.
2005 Home Sweet Home, San Diego International Airport and San Diego Repertory Theatre, Curator, Terri Hughes. www.sugarmuseum.org
Selected Exhibitions, Juried
2016 Resonance, Sparks Gallery, Juror: Sonya Sparks, San Diego.
2015 Open Studios San Diego Exhibition, The Studio Door, San Diego.
2015 Les Quatre Grandes Dames, Dolphin and Hawk Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla, Ca.
2015 50 to Watch, Curators: Stephen C Wagner, Arc Gallery and Studios, Patti Brady, Golden Artist Colors. The Studio Door, San Diego.
2015 Dan Kramer, Curator: Vincent Bodie, Tourquoise Cellars, San Diego.
2013 Some Things in the Heart Is Never Lost: Do Art Daily, Juror: Anna Stump, San Diego Space 4 Art, San Diego.
2012 Dissecting Color Theory, Juror, Nicole Dupont, Undiscovered gallery, Coronado, Ca.
2010 The Healing Power of Art, Juror, Joanie San Chirico, Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York.
2010 Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Juror, Mark-Elliot Lugo, Mission Valley Branch Library, San Diego, California.
2010 Porcelains & Celadons, Juror, Kevin A. Meyers, the Myers Gallery, Santa Ana, California.
2009 Diversity in Clay, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Juror, William Shinn, Pomona, Ca.
2008 Viewpoint: Ceramics 2008, Hyde Gallery, Juror, Richard Burkett, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA.
2008 Ceramic Objects/Conceptual Material, Anne Kittrell Gallery, Juror, John Perreault, Crafting Content Ceramic Symposium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ar.
2007 The Allied Craftsmen of San Diego Juried Exhibit 2007, Trios Gallery, Solona Beach, Ca.
2007 Reclaiming Our Voices, The Exit Gallery, Juror, Brooke Tummel, Montana State University, Boseman, Mt.
2006 Seventeenth Annual California Clay Competition, Juror, Patti Warashina, The Artery, Davis, Ca.
2004 Viewpoint Ceramics, Juror, Leslie Ferrin, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, Ca.
2003 NCECA National Exhibition, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, Ca.
2003 NCECA” Grossmont College, Curator, Les Lawrence, El Cajon, Ca
2002 From Stoneware to Porcelain, National Ceramics Fine Art Show, Juror, Howard Constantino, Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook, Ca.
2001 Dysfunctional, National Contemporary Ceramic Show, Juror – Marty Ray, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Co. Recognition Award
1999-00 California Contemporary Craft, Biennial Exhibition, Jurors, Dextra Frankel, Patrick Ela, Carole Austin, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Ca. (Catalog)
2000 Ceramics Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, Jurors, Richard Burkett and Joanne Hayakawa, San Diego State University, San Diego, Ca.
1994-96 Annual Student Exhibition, Hyde Gallery, Photography, Painting, Drawing, and Ceramics. Jurors. Professors
2011 Artists For Japan Relief, University Art Gallery, SDSU School of Art, Design, & Art History and The American Red Cross.
2010 Curiosity: Seasoned to Perfection, Art Auction, Escondido Center for the Arts, Escondido, Ca.
2006-15 Empty Bowls, Silent Auction, Coronado High School, participate yearly.
2003 Fundraiser, Grossmont College Art Council, El Cajon, Ca.
2010 Faculty Exhibition, Mesa College, Mesa Gallery, San Diego,CA.
2008 Faculty Exhibition, Grossmont College, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, Ca.
2008 Faculty Exhibition, Mesa College, Mesa Gallery, San Deigo.
2007 Faculty Exhibition, Grossmont College, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon.
2006 Faculty Exhibition, Grossmont College, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon.
2005 Allied Craftsmen, Palomar College, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA.
2005 Faculty Exhibition, Soutwestern College, Chula Vista, CA.
2005 Faculty Exhibition, Grossmont College, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon.
2004 Allied Craftsmen: New Work, UCSD, Grove Gallery, La Jolla, Ca.
2004 Faculty Exhibition, Grossmont College, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon.
2003 Graduate Alumni SDSU NCECA, Town and Country Convention Center, San Diego.
2003 Graduate Alumni Grossmont College NCECA, Town and Country Convention Center, San Diego.
2001 Altared State, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego State University.
2001 Graduate Review Exhibition, Everette G Jackson Gallery, San Diego.
2000 Graduate Review Exhibition, Everette G Jackson Gallery, San Diego.
1999 -01 Student Exhibition, Yuma Art Conference, Yuma, Arizona
1992 The Art of Healing II, National Invitational, Lake Shore Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire
1990 The Art of Healing I, National Invitational, Forum Court, Dover, New Hampshire.
1990 Annual Student Exhibition, University of New Hampshire, Dover, New Hampshire
1989-91 Member Exhibitions, York Fine Art Gallery, York, Me.
1988 North and South Carolina Ceramic Invitational, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
2014 Portrait of a Community, Crawford High School, Visiting Artist: Linda Litteral, Teacher: Bryan Black, 5’x112’ , Retaining Wall, 51st St. San Diego, California.
2002 Summer Days, 10’x12’, Barn Mural, Jackson, Michigan.
2015 Bathroom, custom handmade tile mural, Jackson, Mi.
2009 Bathroom, custom handmade tile mural, Santee, Ca.
2006 Kitchen, custom handmade tile mural, Santee.
2004 Patio, custom handmade tile countertops, Santee.
2003 Retaining wall, custom handmade tile mural, outdoors, Santee.
2002 Summer Days, barn mural, Jackson, Mi.
1999 Outdoor patio counters, custom handmade tile surface. San Diego
1997 Outdoor work bench, custom handmade tile surface. San Diego
2013-Present Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
2011-12 San Diego Museum of Fine Art, Balboa Park.
2010 Escondido Museum of Art, Escondido, California.
2008-Present Tryyn Gallery, Guatay, California.
2007-09 Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California.
2005-07 CASD Gallery, (Ceramic Artists of San Diego)
1988-89 East Bay Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina
Selected Reviews, Catalogs, and Books
2015 "50 To Watch: Highlighting San Diego Visual Artists ," Presented by The Studio Door, North Park, Ca.
2014 “International Contemporary Artists”, Curator, Julie Adison, I.C.A. Publishers, Athens, Greece.
2013 "Allied Craftsmen Today," Mingei International Museum, Produced by Allied Craftsmen, San Diego, Ca.
2011 "International Dictionary of Artists", Despina Tunberg-Biannopoulou, World Wide Art Books, Santa Barbara, Ca.
2010 "ARTPRIZE: Unexpected Art at Church", Joseph Becherer, The Grand Rapids Press, Friday, October1, 2010.
2008 “Crafting Content”, J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
2007 “Trios Gallery Hosts Allied Craftsmen Exhibition”, Patricia Morris Buckley, North County Times, November 1, 2007.
2007 “China Paint and Overglaze” by Paul Lewing, The American Ceramics Society, Westerville, Ohio.
2002 “Refining (and Redefining) Fine Art”, Marsha Manna, San Diego Union Tribune, September 12, 2002
2001 “Artbreak Improbable Pottery”, Dave Rootes, Colorado Springs Independent, June 28, 2001.
1999 “California Contemporary Craft”, Dextra Frankel, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, California
2008 Critical Ceramics, Letter from China, Linda Litteral
2009 Sculpture Symposium, Residency, Gyorgy Bronze Foundry, Ogens, Switzerland
2005 Teaching Excellence Award: Adjunct of the Year, Grossmont College
2003 Artist in Residence, Grossmont College
2001 Ecuador Travel Grant, San Diego State University
2001 “Dysfunctional” Recognition Award
1999 Scholarship, Nottingham Center for the Arts, Peter King Workshop
1997 Scholarship, San Diego Weavers Guild
1995 Photography Workshop Scholarship, Museum of Photographic Art
1991 Certificate of Appreciation, US Department of Agriculture
Presentations and Workshops
2014 House Building Workshop, Art Produce, San Diego, Ca.
2014 Portrait of a Community, Mega Conference, San Diego County Art Education Association, Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, Ca.
2009 A Woman Artist Influenced by Women Artists, Women's History Month, Mesa College, San Diego, Ca.
2008 Figurative Work in Ceramics, Coronado High School
2006 Photographing your Artwork, CASD, San Diego, Ca.
2001 Slide presentation, Ecuador Workshops, San Diego State University
2001 Ceramic hand building workshop, Coronado High School
2001 Work and Influences presentation, Universidad Nationale, Quito, Ecuador
2000 Panel presentation, Women and Self-Portraiture, San Diego State University
1999 Glaze Workshop, El Capitan High School
1998 Throwing and Glazing Workshop, Navy Wives Club, USS Pogy SSN
2012 - 2015 San Diego Cultural Arts Alliance, Graffiti Education and Mural Arts Program, Advisory Board, Director of Art Education.
2012 - Present Toastmasters International, Santee, California.
2012 - Present Feminist Image Group, San Diego, Juried Membership, "FIG".
2011 - Present Space 4 Art, Juried Membership, gallery and studio space, San Diego.
2005 – Present American Museum of Ceramic Art, “AMOCA”
2005 – Present Clay Artists of San Diego, “CASD”
2005 – 07 Clay Artists of San Diego, Board of Directors
2004 – Present Allied Craftsmen, San Diego, Juried Membership
2002 – Present Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
2001 – Present National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
1996 – Present National Council for Ceramic Education “NCECA”
Denise D. Johnson
Museu Brasilerio da Escultura, Brazil
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China
San Diego State University: PSFA
San Diego State University: Art Department
Sherry and Dan Mckim