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Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2014    Seeing Through Layers, Clay Monoprints, Aegis Gallery, Saratoga, CA
2013    Starr Davis: Retrospective, Arden Wood, San Francisco, CA
2012    .Net Play, Clay Monoprints, Aegis Gallery
2009   New Work: Clay Monoprints, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA
2004   Breaking Limits, Aegis Gallery
2003   Inner Islands, Gallery House
2001   Turkish Turquoise, Gallery House
1999     Starr and Stripes, Aegis Gallery
1998    Paintings and Sculpture, Gallery House
1996    New Watercolors and Sculpture, Aegis Gallery
1995    New Directions in Sculpture, Gallery House
1995    Yosemite Watercolors, Yosemite Art Center, Yosemite National Park, CA
1993     Iris Falls, Gallery House
1991     Starr Davis, California State University, Hayward, CA
1990   murmer de mussels,  Gallery House
1989    Ripples and Water Stains, Gallery House
1988   Yosemite Watercolors, Yosemite Art Center
1987    Where the Road Ends ... Water/Colors, Gallery House
1985    Landscapes on Paper and Clay, Fellowship Gallery, First Methodist Church, Los Gatos, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  California State Fair Fine Arts Competition, honorable mention, Sacramento, CA
2016  Pacific Prints, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
2016   Arrangements in Black & White, A National Art Exhibit, Santa Cruz, CA
2015   50 Shades of Clay, 4 Ceramic Artists, Aegis Gallery
2015   Voices: An Artist’s Perspective, Catalogue, NAWA Gallery, NY, NY
2014   Yosemite Renaissance XXIX, Yosemite Museum Gallery; show traveled to Hanford and Turlock
2012   40 Watts, Illuminating Herstory, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
2012    Land & Water, Flow & Form, Gallery House
2011    Small Works, Vargas Gallery, Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
2011    Red, Pacific Art League, honorable mention; Palo Alto, CA (Juror: George Rivera)       
2011    Choices, Women’s Caucus for Art, MLK Library, San Jose, CA
2011    Better Luck Next Time, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
2011    Manipulation, 2nd place cash award, Women’s Caucus for Art, San Diego, CA
2011    Uncommon Views, Art in Council Chambers, Los Gatos, CA
2010   West Coast Prints, Competition & Exhibition, Pacific Art League
2004   Honoring the Found, 2nd City Council, Long Beach, CA (Juror: Davy Rothbart)
2004   South Bay Momentum, Petite Trianon, San Jose, CA
2004   74th Annual Statewide Exhibit, Santa Cruz Art League (Juror: Paul Figueroa)
2002   Textures in Clay, Aegis Gallery
2000  Endangered Landscapes, Salinas Municipal Courthouse, Salinas, CA
1999    Ancient Myths & Modern Urban Legends, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Baptista, CA
1996    Gallery House Juried Exhibition (Juror: Pegan Brooke, San Francisco Art Institute)
1995    Bay Area Arts and Crafts Retrospective Show, honorable mention, Genesis Gallery, San Jose
1995    Yosemite Renaissance X, Juried Show, Yosemite Visitor’s Center; show traveled to Turlock, Mariposa, Hanford, Redwood City, Fresno, and Merced
1994   Women and the Body, Women’s Caucus for Art, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
1993   Footloose, Bay Area Arts and Crafts Guild,  1870 Gallery, Belmont, CA
1992   Group Show, Women’s Caucus for Art, Syntex Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1992   Group Show, South Bay Area Women’s Caucus for Art,  Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
1991    Juried Exhibition, Gallery House (Juror: Robert McDonald, Director, de Saisset Museum) 
1991   Tempo, Bay Area Arts and Crafts Guild,  Rosicrucian Museum, San Jose, CA
1991    6th Juried Exhibit, honorable mention, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA
1990  Juried Exhibit, Los Gatos Art Association, third cash award
1990  Juried Show, Gallery House (Juror: Georgiana Logoria)
1990  Fans, Light and Fibers Gallery, Portland, Juried Show
1990  Juried Show, Gallery House (Juror: Joe Zirker)
1989   Valentine Invitational Show, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
1988   Juried Shows: Olive Hyde Gallery, Triton Museum, Olympiad of Arts
1986   Yosemite Renaissance II, Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite, Fresno Metropolitan Museum (Jurors: Henry Hopkins, SFMOMA, Millard Sheets, Terry St John, Oakland Museum)
1967   Alaska Centennial Traveling Art Exhibit

Publications

"Art Review: Fine Art Exhibition," Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, July 14, 2016
Starr’s Mussels, 2015
Tongues and Totems:  A Comparison of Northwest Coast Indian Art with Art Forms of Other Cultures Around the Pacific Basin (with special reference to the collection of the Alaska International Art Institute) 1976

Education

San José State University, San José, CA: 1967-68
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL: summers and 1966
Beloit College, Beloit, WI: B.A. in Art: 1964

Workshops

Mitch Lyons, clay monoprints: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME and Pacific Art League, CA
Arthur Gonzalez, John Toki, Sam Hernandez, sculpture; Anderson Ranch, CO, Wayne Higby, Paul Soldner, ceramics: Anderson Ranch, CO
Stephen DeStaebler, ceramic sculpture: Mendocino Art Center, CA

Professional Experience

1995 and 1988   Visiting artist/teacher, Yosemite Art Activities Center
1974 and 1966    Art Curator, Alaska International Art Institute, Anchorage, AK
1965   Art Teacher, Lebanon High School, OR
1964   Art Teacher, Newington High School, CT

Current Galleries 

Aegis Gallery, 14531 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA

Video

SVOSTalkart, YouTube, 2016,  26 minutes
KMTV, New Horizons # 198, October 19, 2004. Interviewed by Suzanne Barnett. Director Richard Kent, 27 minutes