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CV

Education 

2022-Present

2019-2022

2018-2019

2016-2018

BA in Sculpture, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Associates Degree, Studio Art, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA

Art Major, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Envision Visual Arts Conservatory, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA

Residencies

2023

2022

Cooler Room Artist in Resident, Art Produce, North Park, CA

Month-long artist occupancy, The Backfence Society, Vista, CA

Exhibitions

2023

 

 

 

2022






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2021

2020

 

2019

 

2018

18th Annual SDSU Art Council Scholarship Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Athenaeum Rotunda Gallery, San Diego, CA

California Sister Cities California Young Artist Expo, Group Exhibition, Santa Monica, CA

North County Student Creatives, The Hill Street Country Club, Oceanside, CA

Desert Echoes, Group Exhibition, Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA

25th Annual Student Award Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Line and Space, Group Exhibition, SDSU Installation Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

Now I lay me down to rest: A Controlled Burn, Performance, Landmarks of Art, Anza Borrego, CA

More Than One, Group Exhibition, Barbara Freeman Gallery, San Diego, CA

Coyote & Doves, Solo Exhibition, Employee of the Month Gallery at Quint Gallery Warehouse, San Diego, CA

Posters of Optimism, Group Exhibition for San Diego Design Week, Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA

30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego, CA

Identity Through Americana, Group Exhibition, Barbara Freeman Gallery, San Diego, CA

Western Art Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Fusion Art, Online

Where the Heart Is, Two-Person Exhibition, Backfence Society, Vista, CA

Artists Together: Today and Tomorrow, Group Exhibition, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

Connections, Group Exhibition, Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA

Human Faces and Figures, Group Exhibition, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 

Without and Within, Two-person Exhibition, Blue Gate Gallery, Oceanside, CA

 

Launch, Online Group Exhibition, Temporal Venue Arts Gallery

 

Works of Arts by Students, Group Exhibition, JB Hall Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

 

CHILDSPLAY, Group Exhibition, Del Mar Art Center, San Diego, CA

Awards & Scholarships

2023

 

 

 

2022

2023 SDSU Art Council Award Scholarship, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Office of the President Award, 25th Annual Student Award Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

 

LOA Art Scholarship 2022, Landmarks of Art, Anza Borrego, CA

Honorable Mention, 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego, CA

First Place in Ceramics & First Place in Drawing, Connections, Group Exhibition, Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA

Tidepools 2022 Art Award, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA

Blue Gate Gallery Curatorial Award, Oceanside, CA

Publications

2023

 

 

2022

2021

MiraCosta College, Tidepools 2023, Vol. 37, June 2023

Pacific Review: Graphic Edition, Literary Journal, May 2023

 

MiraCosta College, Tidepools 2022, Vol. 36, June 2022


MiraCosta College, Tidepools 2021, Vol. 35, June 2021

Invited Talks

2023

2022

Artist Presentation, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego, CA

“Creative engagement outside of the studio,” Panel Symposium, Landmarks of Art, Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA


"Emerging Artists Find Nirvana at Bfree Studio to Showcase Innovative Work," Podcast, Drew Schlosberg’s Spotlight on the Community, San Diego, CA

Curatorial Experience

2022

Where the Heart Is, Two-Person Exhibition, Backfence Society, Vista, CA

Navigating Uncertainty, Group Exhibition, Blue Gate Gallery, Oceanside, CA

Bodies and Beings, Two-person Exhibition, Blue Gate Gallery, Oceanside, CA

Place Within, Two-person Exhibition, Blue Gate Gallery, Oceanside, CA

Bibliography

“Annual SDSU Art Council Scholarship Exhibition open house and presentation, May 13, 2023,” Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Press, May 2023

“MiraCosta College’s Kruglak Art Gallery Presents Desert Echoes,” MiraCosta College News Center, March 2023

Wild, Stephi. “MORE THAN 1 Exhibition Comes to BFREE Gallery,” Broadway World,     November 2022

“‘Posters of Optimism,’” KPBS, November 2022

“Photo gallery: 30th Athenaeum Juried Exhibition opens after record number of hopefuls 

submit artworks.” La Jolla Light, August 2022

“40 Local artists share spotlight in La Jolla at Athenaeum Juried Exhibition through Sept.3,” Times of San Diego, August 2022

Grossman, Dan. “BFree Studio shakes up the La Jolla art scene with ‘Identity through 

Americana.’” Indy Correspondent, July 2022

“Barbara Freeman Gallery: Artist Talks: Helena Westra.” Barbara Freeman Gallery, July 2022

Dobbins, Zachary. “Identity Through Americana.” Barbara Freeman Gallery, July 2022

“LifeStyles: Identity Through Americana.” La Jolla Light, June 2022

“Closing Reception at Backfence Society - Where the Heart Is,” North County Daily Star, June 2022

Ines, Aria & Rand, Patricia, “Hot glue, ravens and vulnerability - advanced ceramics demands 

more than a pottery wheel.” The MiraCostan, May 2022

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