Margaret Bertrand

lilymar@me.com        www.studiodoor.net     (805) 528-0704

 

1942           Born, Niagara Falls, New York 

1990           Moved Home & Business to Oakland, California from Evanston, Illinois

2003           Moved to Los Osos, California

 

Education:

1964 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A.

1987 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Organizational Change

 

Solo Exhibition:

2004 New Frontier Cafe, San Luis Obispo, California

2011 Joebella Cafe, Templeton, California

 

Group Exhibitions:

 2012      Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works,  Jurors: Daniella Woolf & Wendy Aikin, Pajara Valley Arts,  Watsonville, CA

               Linnaea's Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA, two person invitational show

               Art Center- Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA, Spring Fling(Feb/Mar);Shutters & Brushes (Mar./Apr.)

              Art Central,  San Luis Obispo, CA, Blissful Blues

               Art Central,  San Luis Obispo, CA, Underwater Dreams      

 2011      Encaustic Masters: Visual Voices, Columbia River Gallery, Troutdale, OR,;Jurors:Gary Gay, Gavin Shettler,  

               International Encaustic Artists ExhibitionConsequential Fusion: Messages in Wax, Art Center- Morro Bay,

                            Jurors: Dane Goodman,  Michael Miller,  Daniella Woolf

                Encaustic Art Institute, Ceerrillos, New Mexico, Pulp Fiction

               San Francisco Zen Center,, San Francisco, CA Sweetcake Enso, Juror- Catherine Spaeth  Traveling Exhibition

               Johnson's Gallery of Madrid, Madrid, New Mexico; Encaustic Art Institute Exhibition

               Art Center - Morro Bay, Wax 'N Wood

2010       ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition

               San Luis Obispo  Museum of Art, Enthusiastic Encaustic,  Juror – Tim Anderson

               San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Anything Goes     

2009       San Luis Obispo Art Center, Icons, San Luis Obispo, California

               Morro Bay Art Association Gallery, Winter Show

               ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition

                      Morro Bay Art Association, Featured Artist July & August

      Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Up Close in the Parks 2009, Morro Bay, California

2008.                        2008              Just Desserts, Art Is For Everyone, Los Osos, California

               ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition

               Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Up Close in the Parks 2008, Morro Bay, California

2007       ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition

               RRM Design, San Luis Obispo, California

                      French Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center, San Luis Obispo, California

               EDA  Design Professionals, San Luis Obispo, California

               Morro Bay City Hall & Morro Bay Library Community Room

               Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Up Close in the Parks 2007, Morro Bay, California

               Morro Bay Art Association Gallery

                                 Reflections                   Season’s Palette                 Coastal Inspiration

                                Nature’s Treasure         The Power of dreams                      

              2006      Morro Bay Art Association , Featured Artist January & February

              AAUW Garden Tour Exhibition

              Artship Exhibition:  The Sea, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, California

      San Luis Obispo Art Center, Found Objects – Curator, Tim Anderson

                      Stynberg Gallery,  2006 Open Studios Exhibition

                      Cameron Financial Group, San Luis Obispo, California

                      Mi Casa Salon, Los Osos, California

                      San Luis Obispo Community Foundation, San Luis Obispo, California

                      South Bay Library, Los Osos, California

                      Options, Morro Bay, California

                      Linnea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, California

               Morro Bay Art Association Gallery

                                 Spring Fling               Wild and Wonderful

                 2005       Morgan Stanley San Luis Obispo office, Art  After Dark, Group  Show

                 San Luis Obispo Art Center

Introductions                            Pulp - Curator, Tim Anderson

Tabula Rasa - Juror: Wesley Jessup. Executive Director of Pasadena Museum of California Art

                      Morro Bay Art Association Gallery

Art's Alive in 2005       Oil & Water Can Mix       Spring into April

Summer Sparkle        Harvest Harmony            Anything Goes

                      Morro Bay Museum of Natural History - Up Close in the Parks 2005   

                      City of Morro Bay, Department of Public Services

                       Linnea's Cafe, San Luis Obispo, California

                      Edward Jones, Los Osos

                      KCBX.net

                      San Luis Obispo Art Center, 2005 Open Studios Exhibition

2004       San Luis Obispo Art Center, Open Studios Exhibition

2002       Berkeley Art Center, Annual Members Showcase

2001       Berkeley Art Center, Annual Members Showcase

               ProArts, East Bay Open Studios

2000       ProArts, East Bay Open Studios

                      Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California. Fantasy & Humor.

                       Artship Foundation, Oakland, California. Watersheds Exhibition.

        1999      ProArts, East Bay Open Studios

        1998      The Holdsworth Studio, Oakland, California; Paintings of Michoacan, Mexico

                       Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California, Making your Mark

                       Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland. California, Art of Love

1995       Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California, The Inner Eye

               Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California, Membership Show

 

 

 

Awards/Commissions:

 

1985        Helene Curtis, Inc. Photography Competition, Chicago, Illinois,

First Place - Juried Competition

First Place  -  Employee Voting

Honorable Mention -  Employee Voting

 

1980        Logan Square Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois, First Place – Photography

 

1980        Palmer Square Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, First Place - Photography

 

Art Affiliations:

 

International Encaustic Artists

Encaustic Art Institute

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

               Central Coast Printmakers (CCP)

               The Painting Group  (TPG)

Morro Bay Art Association

ArtsObispo (San Luis Obispo Arts Council)

Artship Foundation, San Francisco, California

 

Art Related Employment & Activities:

         2011      International Encaustic Artists, Board of Directors, Chief Business Officer

2010      International Encaustic Artists, Board of Directors, Strategic Advisor to the Board

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art,  Enthusiastic Encaustic show, co-chair         

 

          2009     San Luis Obispo Art Center, Encaustic demonstration

                                  International Encaustic Artists, Board of Directors 2009 -2010 , Acting Treasurer

 

2005       San Luis Obispo Art Center, Printmaking demonstration

 

2000        Artship Foundation- Board of Directors 2000-2003, Fundraising Chair 2000-2003

 

1998      Artship Tuesday Art Series Presentation, Oakland CA

Oakland Zoo African Savanna Cultural Dwelling, Curator of Photography Exhibit

Summit Hospital Art in Schools Program, Juror,  Oakland CA

 

           1995     Cornnuts, Inc., Alameda, California; Curator of the Corporation's first Art Exhibition

                         Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Juror, Oakland Business Arts Awards                           

 

1993      Oakland Cultural Plan, Convener Arts Education Task Force

 

1992-'94 Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Chair Arts & Culture Committee

 

1990       Festival 2000, San Francisco, California, Marketing Consultant

 

1990-'94 Pro Arts, Oakland, California, Board of Directors

                   Treasurer of Board 1992/1993,

Chair Holiday Sale 1990, Served on numerous other committees

 

          1980-’83 *Director of Marketing Services, & Design Dept., Helene Curtis,Inc,.Chicago, IL

          1978-’88   Free Lance Photographer, John J. Lewis Ju-Jitsu Program, Evanston, Illinois

          Bibliography:

          2011      Loon Cries - poetry & photography

          2011      Encaustic Art Institute Member profiles

1981      Black Belt Magazine, Photography & article