Sylvia Miller
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Educational Background

    2015Certified Spiritual Practitioner of Science of Mind
    1970Sonoma State University, Standard Teaching Credential, Specialist in Secondary
    1966Sonoma State University, Standard Teaching Credential, Specialist in Elementary
    1965BA Sonoma State University, Art and Biological Sciences
    1963AA Santa Rosa Junior College
    1967, 1968Other graduate work: University of Pacifica, University of California
    1960-1985Watercolor workshops, studied with members of the West Coast Watercolor School (Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt, Morris Schubin, Dong Kingman, Jade Fon, George Post) plus Frank Webb and Gerald Broomer
Teaching Experience in the Arts
    2015-2020Artistic Spiritual Journaling Workshops: New Thought Center for Spiritual Living, Portland, OR; Eugene Center for Spiritual Living; Grants Pass Center for Spiritual Living; Coffee Creek Women's Correctional Facility, Wilsonville, OR
    2011-2015Grants Pass Public Art Commission
    2010-2016Artistic Sketchbook and Creative Spiritual Journaling Workshops - Centers for Spiritual Living in Grants Pass and Portland, OR
    2001Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
    1998-2000Pacific Academy of Fine Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
    1989-1998Sylvia Miller Watercolor Workshops (U.S., Mexico, Greece)
    1995-1998Santa Rosa Junior College, Community Education, CA
    1994-1998New Vista Adult Education Program, Sebastopol, CA
    1993-1995Santa Rosa City Schools, Art Quest Academy
    1984-1993Santa Rosa City Schools, Piner High School, CA
    1985-1990Sonoma State University Extension Classes
    1968-1984Santa Rosa City Schools, lawrence Cook Junior High
    1967-1968Sebastopol City Schools
Watercolor Workshop Instructor
    2015-2020Sylvia's Studio, Lake Oswego, OR
    2005-2014Sylvia's Studio, Grants Pass, OR
    2006-2011Sylvia's Studio, Grants Pass, OR
    2009, 2011Josephine County Art Association, Grants Pass, OR
    2008, 2011Southern Oregon Art Association, Medford, OR
    2009Redwood Coast Arts, Crescent City, OR
    2006Rogue Valley Art Center, Medford, OR
    2005Tuscany, Italy
     Magic Pallet Workshops, Seattle, WA
    2004Art Tours, Portugal
     Fifth Street Gallery, FL
     West Texas Watercolor Society
    2003Promotion of Mexican Culture, San Miguel de Allende
    2002GSJ & Associates, Provence, France
     San Juan Island Floating Workshops, WA
    2001Art/Tours, Indiatlantic, FL (Guatemala)
     Beijing International Sports and Cultural Exchange, China
    2000Art Cellar Gallery, Mansfield, OH
     Castro Valley Art Association, CA
    1999Napa Valley Art Association, CA
     Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum, Woodward, OK
     Baker Art Center, Liberal, KS
     Crescent City Art Center, Crescent City, CA
     Artventures, Larkspur, CA (Las Pozas, Mexico)
    1998-1999ElderHostel, CA and France
     Winecountry Artists, St. Helena, CA
     Art/Tours, Indiatlantic, FL (Greece)
    1998Danville Alamo Art Association, CA
     Artist in Residence, Kendall Jackson Winery, CA
     Feather River Fine Arts Association, Lake Almanor, CA
     Casa Colonial, Oaxaca, Mexico
    1997-1998Yaquina Art Association, New Port, OR
    1996-1997San Carlos Art League, Guaymas, Mexico
    1996Creative Connections of California, Vallejo, CA
    1995, 96, 97Sonoman County Watercolor Association (WASCO)
    1995Petaluma Art Association, CA
    1995Oakmont Art Association, CA
    1992, 94, 96, 97Santa Rosa Art Guild, CA
    1990-1994California Arts Project
    1993Art Workshop of Western Sonoma County
    1991, 93, 95,
      97, 99
    Artist's Round Table
    1993-1998Bodega Bay Allied Artists
    1989-1993California Arts Education Association
    1986, 1995Petaluma Art Association
    1985, 2001American Pen Women's Society
Works in Collections: Museums, Corporate, Public and Private
    Grants Pass Arts Museum, Grants Pass, OR
    Cultural and Sports Exchange Center, Beijing, China
    City of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
    Pioneer and Indian Museum, Woodward, OK
    Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
    California Museum of Art
    New York Stock Exchange
    Bank of America
    Ranier Lang Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA
    Charles Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
    City of Santa Rosa, CA
    U.S. Coast Guard, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
    (4 commissioned paintings)
    Memorial Hospital, Santa Rosa, CA
    Waldorf Schools, Ashland, OR
    Pacific Gas & Electric, CA
    Wolfgang Lang Collection, Germany
    Art Cellar Gallery, Mansfield, OH
    Art/Tours, Indiatlantic, FL
Solo Exhibitions and Juried Shows
    2020Portland Open Studios
    2019Lake Oswego, OR, Plein Air Exhibition
    2018Watercolor West - honored with the prestigious WWW Signature Status Award
    2017International Watercolor Society
    2016Watercolor Society of Oregon
    2015Watercolor West International Exhibition
    2014Grants Pass Art Museum Figurative Exhibition, Grants Pass, OR
    2013Grants Pass Art Museum Biennial Invitational, Grants Pass, OR
    2012Watercolor Society of Oregon
    2011Watercolor West International Exhibition, L.A., CA, juried show
    2011Grants Pass Art Museum Open Studio Tour
    2008, 2010Watercolor Society of Oregon, juried show
    2007-2009Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR
    2004The Sea Ranch Gallery, The Sea Ranch, CA
     Fifth Street Gallery, Melbourne, FL
    2003Local Color Gallery, Bodega, CA
    2002Baker Art Center, Liberal, KS
     Lighthouse Interpretive Center, Newport, OR
    2001Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA (Lighthouses); Feb.
     Wanfang Art Gallery, Beijing, China (sponsored by the International Sports Center and Chinese Ministry of Art & Culture); June
    1999Windsor Library Art Gallery, Windsor, CA
    1998-2000Kendall Jackson Wine Center, Artist in Residence
    1997Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
    1996Cancer Society Office Buildings
     Spring Lake Village Gallery
    1995Lynn Woolsey's Congressional Office
    1994Soundscape Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
    1993Park Point Clubs, Santa Rosa and Sonoma, CA
     Sebastopol Library Forum and Gallery, CA
    1992Sonoma County Administration Building, CA
    1992, 1983Santa Rosa City Council Chambers (Sonoma County Arts Council & City of Santa Rosa), CA
    1990Sonoma County Museum, CA
    1989-1992Piner High School Library, CA
    1987California Museum of Art / Sonoma Museum of Visual Arts
    1980Roos-Atkins Stores, Santa Rosa & San Francisco, CA
    1970, 1983Sonoma State University, CA
Judge and Juror
    2013Josephine County Art Association, OR
    2011Southern Oregon Art Association
    2010, 2011Josephine County Fair Art Judge
    2007Southern Oregon Art Association, Medford, OR
    2006Western Sonoma County Art Association
    2005Gualala Art Association Annual Art Show, Gualala, CA
     Apple Blossom Festival, Sebastopol, CA
    2004West Texas Watercolor Society, Lubbock, TX
    2003PENN Women's Art Show, Sonoma County, CA
    2000California Watercolor Society, Walnut Creek, CA
     Sonoma Festival of the Arts, Sonoma, CA
    1998-2000Kendall Jackson Tomato Festival Art Show, Fulton, CA
    1990Sonoma Festival of the Arts, Sonoma, CA
Books and Publications (articles featuring the artist's work)
    2017Art and Soul ... creative journaling from the inside out, written and illustrated by Sylvia Miller
    2010Josephine County Historical Society, OR
    2010Sonoma County Historian, CA
    2009Medford Tribune, Medford, OR
    2003Watercolor Magazine, Spring edition
    The Art Paper, Daler-Rowney, London
    1999Color, an American Artist publication
    1998American Artist, July
Gallery Associations
    2012Gallery One, Grants Pass, OR
    2007-2009Art & Soul Gallery, Ashland, OR
    2003Local Color Gallery, Bodega, CA
    2001Gallery One, Petaluma, CA
    1996-1997J. Thomas Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
    1993-1995The Rental Gallery, Santa Rosa & Sonoma, CA
    1992-1994Brandscomb's Gallery, Bodega, CA
    1980-1986Bruener's Fine Arts
    1968-1979Gilbert's Gallery, Santa Rosa & San Francisco, CA