Exhibitions

 
  2016   Neologian Art Gallery, May Show
Neologian Art Gallery, Introductions
Neologian Gallery: Spuratica: The Beautiful IrregularityUnpredicatable Creativity
Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century exhibition and book signing
Far Out Gallery, San Francisco: Encaustic Art in the 21st Century exhibition and book signing
  2015   Neologian Art Gallery, "Journeys", San Mateo, CA
  2014   NPS Yosemite Museum Gallery, “Yosemite Renaissance XXIX”, also traveling to Kings Art Center in Hanford and the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA.
"Past, Present and Future", Pajaro Valley Art Gallery, CA
  2013   Pajaro Valley Art Gallery: Best of Show: Fur, Flippers, Feathers & Fuzz
National Park Service Yosemite Museum Gallery, “Yosemite Renaissance XXVIII”, traveling to Kings Art Center, Hanford and Carnegie Art Center, Turlock
  2012   Pajaro Valley Art Gallery Monterey Bay: Land, Air, and Sea
Cabrillo College Art Gallery Your Art Here
  2011   "Marks of Nature", Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton, CA
  2010   Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA , "Coastside Invitational: Teacher and Students"
Cabrillo College Gallery, "Roll of the Dice"
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, "Visual Conversations with Women in the Arts II"
Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery and the Santa Cruz County Lands Trust, "Plein Aire Painting"
Los Pájaros: Birds of the Pajaro Valley. Pajaro Valley Art Gallery, Watsonville, CA
  2009   50/50: 50 paintings in 50 days, The Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
The Canvas Project 2, The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Atrium Gallery and Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Sketchbook Library, Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA
  2008   Oscillation, Cabrillo College Art Gallery and Michaelangelo Art Gallery, CA
  2007   Museum of Art and History, "100th Anniversary of the Boardwalk Show", Santa Cruz, CA
Museum of Art and History, "Plein Air Affair", Santa Cruz, CA
2006   Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, "Dog Show", Carmel, CA
The College of San Mateo, "Faculty Show", San Mateo, CA
2005   Cabrillo College Art Gallery, "Multiple Personalities", Aptos, CA
Sanchez Art Center, "All About Me,"Pacifica, CA
Pajaro Valley Arts Center, "Plantworks", CA
Mendocino Art Center "Artists-in-Residence"Exhibition, CA
Sequoia Law Group, San Francisco, CA
2004   Herbst International Exhibition Hall, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
"United Religions Initiative Interfaith Sacred Space Design Competition"
Sequoia Law Group, San Francisco, CA
2003   California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
"Source of Empowerment: Woman as Symbol"
Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, CA - "Botanical Art"
Sequoia Law Group, San Francisco, CA
1995   The Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA - "A Contemporary Look at Angels"
1994   The Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA - "La Femme"
The Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA - "Black and White"
1993   The Badé Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA (Solo)
1992   San Benito County Arts Commission Gallery, Hollister, CA (Solo)
Stevenson College Gallery, University of Santa Cruz, CA
"The Personal is Political and the Political is Personal"
1991   Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA (Solo)
The Badé Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
"Sub-vers-ive Spirituality"
Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University of Santa Cruz, CA,
"Exemplary Contemporary" 
1990   National Arts Club, NY - Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club "94th Annual"
National Arts Club, NY -- Audubon Artists "48th Annual Exhibition"
Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA - "Womankind"
Noël Fine Art Gallery, Bronxville, NY - Gallery Artists
1989   Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA
Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA - "2nd Annual National"
National Arts Club, NY - Audubon Artists "47th Annual Exhibition"
National Arts Club, NY - The Allied Artists of America "75th Annual"
1988   National Arts Club, NY - The Allied Artists of America "74th Annual"
Galeria Mesa, AZ - "Ego-Amigo - Artists' Self-Portraits"
Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY - "Recent Realism 1988"
1987   National Arts Club, NY - Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc.
"91st Annual Exhibition"
Salmagundi Club, NY - Knickerbocker Artists "37th Annual"
The Los Angeles Audubon Society, CA
"Wildlife and Environmental Art Show"
Springfield Realistic Fine Art Society, MO
"Best in the U.S.A. Realistic Fine Art Competition"
Mari Galleries, NY - Group Show
1986   Kirchgemeindehaus Thal, Switzerland (Solo)
National Arts Club, NY - M. Grumbacher, Inc. "Emerging Artists 1986",
Painting "Racing Days" featured in the 1987 Grumbacher catalogue.
1985   Yosemite Visitors' Center & The Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, CA
"Yosemite Renaissance 1985"
1984   Gallery am Ring, St. Gallen, Switzerland
1983   Yosemite Art Activity Center, Yosemite National Park, CA
   
 

Fellowships, Grants, Awards and Scholarships

 
  2016   Center for Academic Excellence Grant, College of San Mateo
  2015   College of San Mateo Innovation Grant
  2014   Nominated for the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship, Santa Cruz County Community Foundation
  2012   Cabrillo College Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society Teacher Recognition
  2010   AP Studio Art Reader Invitation
Faculty Professional Development Grant, The College of San Mateo, CA
  2009   ASCC (Associated Students of Cabrillo College) College Wide Support Grant, Cabrillo College, CA
  2008   2008 AP Studio Art Reader
  2007   Selected for the National AP Studio Art Exam Readers Pool.
Faculty Grant, Cabrillo College, CA
  2006   Appreciation Award for Inspiration, Teachers for Tomorrow Club, Cabrillo College
2005   American Institute for Foreign Studies, College of San Mateo Representative
Faculty for the Florence Study Abroad Program for Spring 2007
2004   American Institute for Foreign Studies, College of San Mateo Representative
Faculty for the London Study Abroad Program for Fall 2005
Faculty Senate Grant, Cabrillo College, CA
Fellowship; Mendocino Artist Residency, CA
2003   Fellowship; Jentel Artist Residency, WY
Faculty Senate Grant, Cabrillo College, CA
Alpha Gamma Sigma Faculty Appreciation Award, Cabrillo College, CA
1988 -1992   7 Spectra "Artists in Schools" Residency Grants
The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, CA
1990   I.B.M. Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club "94th Annual"
The William Meyeritz Memorial Award, Audubon Artists "47th Annual"
1987   M. Berlind Bach Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club "91st Annual"
Grand Central Art Gallery Award, Knickerbocker Artists, Salmagundi Club
Best of Show and Honorable Mention, Springfield Realistic Fine Art So.
Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Audubon Society
1986   The Leon Nechamkin Prize and Certificate of Merit, National Academy
1985   Purchase Prize, "Yosemite Renaissance", Yosemite, CA
1979   The Hilla Rebay Fellowship, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1975   Full tuition and travel merit scholarship, Colby College
 
 

Bibliography

 
2016   Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century
Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney, Foreword by Kim Bernard,Afterword by Ellen Koment
SchifferPublishing; Atglen, Pennsylvania
1stEd., 2016
ISBN13: 9780764350238
2010   "Plein Air, Connecting to the Land, Paintings of the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. Publisher: Pajaro Valley Arts Council

2009

  The Canvas Project 2, The Art House Encyclopedia VOL. 1, Art House Press, Atlanta, GA
3,350 works of art in 50 days? No problem, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 22, 2009 by Justin Berton
Artists create 50 new works in 50 days for Sanchez Art Center show, Oakland Tribune, Jul 24, 2009 by Bonny Zanardi
The 50/50 Challenge: Sanchez Art Center Hosts an Innovative Art Exhibit, Pacifica Tribune, Jul 23, 2009 by Nancy Hall
2005   The Register-Pajaronian, "Plantworks", April 7th, 2005
The Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Hothouse Art", May 7th, 2005
Cabrillo College The Voice, "Plantworks", May 2005
2004   San Francisco Chronicle, "Interfaith Contest Designed to Build Common Ground", Bay Area and California Section, Feb. 15, 2004
San Jose Mercury News, "One Place, Many Faiths", Feb. 14, 2004
2003   Sheridan Press, WY; "Public Presentations of Work by Jentel Residents", Aug. 2003
1994   Colby Magazine, ME; "Profile, Rebecca Alex: Fertile Year for a Fine Artist," Dec.
1991   John F. Kennedy University Magazine, "Rebecca Alex, M.F.A. Candidate," Nov.

   
 

Education

 
1990-1993   M.F.A., Painting and Mixed Media
John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA
1983-1986   The National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
Instructor: Ron Sherr
1980-1984   The Art Students League of New York, NY
Instructors: Robert Beverly Hale, Ted Seth Jacobs
1979   Internship, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1975-1979   B.A., English, Distinction in Major, Colby College, Waterville, ME
   
 

Teaching Positions

 
2013-current   Associate Professor of Art, The College of San Mateo, CA
2010   Egg Tempera Workshop, Cabrillo Art Institute, Aptos, CA
1995-2013   Adjunct Faculty, The College of San Mateo, CA
Beginning and Advanced Oil Painting, Life Drawing,
Drawing and Composition, Color, and Old Masters’ Aesthetics and Techniques
2003-2013   Adjunct Faculty, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
Beginning and Advanced Drawing and Composition
Design and Color, and Figure Painting
2006   Cold Wax Encaustic Painting Workshop, Mendocino Art Center, CA
Figure Painting Workshop, Cabrillo Art Institute, Aptos, CA
1994   Guest Lecturer, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda, CA
1994-1997   Summer Art Camps, Novato Parks and Recreation Dept.
1990-1995   Founder and Head Teacher, ArtWORKS!
Los Gatos Unified School District
1988-1994   Head Drawing & Mixed Media Teacher, Children's Art Foundation, S.C.
Drawing and Folk Art, 7 public elem. and junior high schools
Spectra Artists in Residence Program, Santa Cruz Cultural Council
1993   Mixed Media, Community School of Music and Art, Mtn. View
1991   Gifted and Talented Education, (G.A.T.E.), Hyde Elementary
 
 

Professional Affiliations

 
2014   Board Member, The Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
Board Member, Paintbrush Diplomacy, CA
2012-13   Member of steering committee for CabrilloArts, Cabrillo College, CA
1992-1994   Co-Chair of Exhibitions, Monterey Bay Women's Caucus for Art
1992   1992 Independent curator, "Children's Art Inspired by Museum Animal Specimens"
Santa Cruz Natural History Museum
1990-1992   Co-Founder and Co-President, Monterey Bay Women's Caucus for Art