selected exhibitions
Book Arts Jam, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California. An annual juried event sponsored by the Bay Area Book Artists.
"Fifty Years in the Making: The Bay Area Metal Arts Guild 1951-2001," Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco.
"Books As Art: Art As Books," Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara. Metal book.Conceptually Bound, 1078 Gallery, Chico. Ten books.
"Kid's Lit 1.0.Wonder," Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto.
"Artist's Books, Art from Books, Sketchbooks," Sunnyvale Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale.
"Book explorations, '99," Yankee Barn Gallery, Kingston.
One person show in conjunction with North Redwoods Book Arts Conference, Graystone, Eureka.
"Small," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery. Spectacles, fish book. 
Body and Soul, one person show, Art and Soul Gallery, Mill Valley.
"Wearable Expressions: The Personal Art," Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes.
"Art by Design," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose. 
"Made in California," Contemporary Crafts Museum, San Francisco.
"Op Art: Eyeglasses by Jewelers," Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland.
"Metals of the Dreamtime," one person show, Maxine's, San Francisco.
"Small Treasures," Collector's Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland. 
"California Metals," Hearst Art Gallery, Moraga.
Featured Crafts Artist in March, Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum, Oakland.
"New Metalwork: Judith Hoffman, Bruce Metcalf," San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco.
"The Metal Arts Guild-Velvet da Vinci Show," Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco.
"Precious Metals and Small Surprises," Triton Museum Gift Shop, Santa Clara. Four person show.
"What a Sight: Spectacular Spectacles," Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles.
"Fish Out of Water," California Crafts Museum, San Francisco.
"In Book Form: The Artistís Book," Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley.
ACC Pacific States Craft Fair, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. (invited to share San Jose State Booth)
"Beyond Words: The Book as Metaphor for Art," (Volume I & II), San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum & California Crafts Museum, San Francisco.
"Metal: Sculpture and Function," Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco.
"Metals Now," Downey Museum of Art, Downey.
"Discovery '89," California Crafts Museum, San Francisco. Books, spectacles, small sculpture.
"Four from One," San Jose Art League, San Jose. Four person show.
"Women Artists '89," Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento.
"The Recurring Dream of Dragon Soup and Helicopters," Gallery III, SJSU,  San Jose.
BFA Exhibition, Gallery VIII, San Jose State University, San Jose.

selected awards
1995 "Wearable Expressions: The Personal Art," Palos Verdes Art Center, Juror's choice award.
"Art By Design Jewelry Competition". San Jose Museum of Art Bookstore, First Place. 
1994 "California Works '94." California State Fair, Juror's Award
1991 Slides accepted into juried Craft and Folk Art Museum slide library, New York.
1990 "California Metal Forms '90," California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, RGA  Award.
1989 "California Works '89." California State Fair, Award of Excellence.

LaPlantz, Shereen, "The Art and Craft of Handmade Books," 2001, photograph of my book "Celestial Navigator."
Nicholson, Marilyn, "Mechanics, Connection and Odd Stones" April, 1997, talk given at SNAG Conference. Marilyn included slides of my work.
McCreight, Tim, "Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing," photograph of a brooch. 1997.
LaPlantz, Shereen. "Cover to Cover, Creative Techniques for making Beautiful Books, Journals and  Albums," photographs of four books. 1995.
Patzlaff, Kris. "Metalwork: Metal Arts Guild Juried Exhibition," Metalsmith, Fall, 1992, page 44.
Bragdon, Phyllis. "Artist's Books show wide array of works in visually distinct format," Mill Valley Herald, August 19-25, 1991, page 6. Photograph of "Instruction Manual for the Stars."
Clagett, Leslie. "Bound for Art," SF Magazine, December, 1990, page 91. Photograph and description of "Instruction Manual for a Heart."
Douglas, Betsy. "SNAG '90," Metalsmith, Fall 1990, page 46. Photo of "Spectacles for Seeing Stars."
Turner, Priscilla. Gallery, Alaska Airlines Magazine, May, 1990, page 31. "Photograph of Instruction Manual for the Moon," and a short quote. 
San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, April 15, 1990. Photograph of "Man Moon-Go."
San Francisco Bay Guardian, 8 Days a Week, March 7, 1990, page 36. Photograph of "Instruction Manual for the Stars."
Thurston, Jacqueline. "Artist's Images, Memories and Dreams," C. G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, October 27, 1989. Jacqueline showed slides of my work and read some of my writings. Three other artists were included. The presentation focused on how to hear the voice of one's own symbolic imagery.

workshops, publications, lectures, community involvement
2004 Juror, Book Arts Jam.
2001  Article on making a metal book, Dog Eared Magazine.
1997  Instructor, Palo Alto Culural Center, Metal Techniques for Book Artists, Winter 1997.
1996  Juror, Metal Arts Guild Fair Competition.
Ten week bezel class, San Jose State University, through Career Development Catalog.
1994-1996 Workshops on "Bizarre Bezels," and "Getting in Touch With Your Creativity," for Palo Alto Cultural Center, David LaPlantz's advanced jewelry students at Humboldt State University and the Metal Arts Guild, San Francisco. 
1993  Juror, California State Fair, California Works Competition.
1992-1996 Articles on creativity, workshops and shows for "Jewelry/Metals Survey #2," (ed. David and   Shereen LaPlantz) and Metal Arts Guildletter.
1991-1996 Vice President, newsletter editor, writer for newsletter, Metal Arts Guild.
1989-1996 Guest Lecturer for advanced metals class at San Francisco State University; Metal Arts Guild, San Francisco; San Jose Art History Club; San Jose State University Humble Artist Lecture Series.

B.F.A. San Jose State University, 1983. Two dimensional emphasis. BFA project: collages and books.
M.F.A. San Jose State University, 1988. Three dimensional emphasis. MFA project: metal books, book people, boxes.








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