Artist CV

Kathy Crabbe painting



  • (Upcoming) Solo Exhibit, Ironfist Brewery, San Diego, California


  • Les Femmes Folles BARED, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios, Nashville, Tennessee


    • "The 52 Project" Group 2 Mini-Exhibit, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
    • Featured Artist, Susun Weed's Mentor Site, Online
    • Carioca Soul, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA


    • Drought, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
    • Temecula Has Heart, Temecula City Hall, Temecula, CA
    • Featured Artist, Heather Pilapil Gallery, Temecula, CA
    • Featured Artist, Art Off the Walls, Temecula, CA
    • Featured Artist, Karma Boutique, San Diego, CA
    • Artist Showcase Solo Exhibit, Crush & Brew, Temecula, CA


    • Featured Artist, Brushworks Studio, San Diego, California
    • Featured Artist, Mystic Arts Gallery, Laguna Beach, California


    • Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact Or Fiction, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
    • Small But Mighty Print Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California


    • PAAR Exhibition, Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, California
    • Members’ Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
    • Divine Feminine Solo Exhibition, Sun City Library, Sun City, California
    • Divine Feminine Solo Exhibition, San Marcos Library, San Marcos, California
    • Art and Earth: My Art, My World, Murrieta Public Library, Murrieta, California
    • The Art of the Avocado, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, California
    • Verse to Image, Riverside Community Arts Association Gallery, Riverside, California
    • Your Face Here: The Modern Self Portrait, San Jacinto College Art Gallery, San Jacinto, California
    • Local Author Exhibit, San Diego Public Library, San Diego, California
    • Riverside Arts Council Exhibit, Riverside, California
    • PNET Members’ Print II Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California


    • Off The Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
    • PNET Members’ Print Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
    • Artscape, Riverside County Administrative Center, Riverside, California


    • Making Zines=Making Herstory, Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, San Diego, California


    • San Clemente Public Library, San Clemente, California


    • Musician’s Workshop, Temecula, California
    • Art of Zines, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
    • Dark Matter, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland


    • Zine Scene, Orange County Museum of Art Satellite, Costa Mesa, California
    • Borders Books, Chino, California Jojo Pinkie Gallery, Costa Mesa, California


    • Baltimore Museum of Art Archives, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Che Café Collective Zine Library, La Jolla, California
    • Columbia Teacher’s College Zine Library, New York, New York
    • Olympia Zine Library, Olympia, Washington
    • Pacific Northwest College of Art Library, Portland, Oregon
    • San Diego Public Library, Collections, San Diego, California
    • San Diego State University Special Collections Library, San Diego, California
    • San Jose Museum of Art, Anno Domini Art of Zines Library, San Jose, California
    • Sheridan Zine Library, Welland, Ontario
    • Solidarity! Revolutionary Center and Radical Library, Lawrence, Kansas
    • UCLA Arts Library, Los Angeles, California
    • 100 Sided Die Library, Montreal’s Mile End, Montréal, Québec

    Published Work

    • Radiance Magazine, published by The Temple of Light Spiritual Community, November, 2017. (reproduction)
    • Mystic Zine, Girls Only, Issue V, published by Liz Thompson and Lorna Dielentheis, 2017. (reproduction)
    • Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2016, published by Les Femmes Folles Books, 2017. (reproduction)
    • Bared Anthology: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, published by Les Femmes Folles Books, 2016. (reproduction)
    • Sage Woman Magazine, published by BBI Media, Inc., Summer 2016. (reproduction)
    • Creative Cronies Moon Calendar, published by Creative Cronies Moon Calendar Productions, 2017. (reproductions)
    • Garland of the Goddess: Tales and Poems of the Divine Feminine, published by Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2016. (reproduction)
    • Witches & Pagans Magazine, published by BBI Media, Inc., Issue 32, Spring 2016. (reproduction)
    • Ghost Town Lit Magazine, published by Cal State University San Bernardino, 2015, Issue 7. (reproduction)
    • Creative Cronies Moon Diary, published by Creative Cronies Moon Calendar Productions, 2015. (reproduction)
    • Faeries and Angels Magazine, published by MagCloud Publishing, 2014. (reproductions)
    • San Diego Poetry Annual, published by William Harry Harding, 2007, 2008.
    • We’Moon Journal and Datebook, published by Mother Tongue Ink, 1993, 1995, 2005, 2008. 2014 (reproductions)
    • Dawn, Orange County Arts, Cultures, and Innovations, published by The Dawn Foundation, Spring 2006. (reproduction)
    • Lighthouse Wire Magazine, published by Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada), 2006. (reproduction)
    • Altar Magazine, published independently, (Brooklyn, New York), Spring 2005, Issue 5, Winter 2006, Issue 6. (reproduction)
    • Broken Pencil Magazine, published independently, (Toronto, Canada), 2006, Issue 32. (reproduction)
    • Neighbors Newspaper, published independently, (Temecula, California), September 2006. (reproduction)
    • The Spoon Magazine, published by University of Windsor, (Windsor, Canada), August 2006. (reproduction)
    • Kiss Machine, published by Emily Pohl-Weary, (Toronto, Canada), Fall/Winter 2005, Issue 10, Fall/Winter 2005, Issue 11, Spring/Summer 2006, Issue 12, Spring/Summer 2007, Issue 13, Fall/Winter 2006, Issue 14, Fall/Winter 2007, Issue 15. (reproductions)
    • Art Business News, published by Avanstar Communications, February 2003.


    • Ethony, Lefty Oracle Deck Un-Boxing Video, July 2017
    • Press-Enterprise, “Artist Spotlight”, published by Enterprise Media, (Temecula, California), May 8, 2012.
    • Voyageur Magazine, published by St. Lawrence College, (Kingston, Canada), Spring 2009.
    • The Valley News, (Temecula, California), February 23, 2007, Issue 8, Vol. 11.
    • Broken Pencil Magazine, “Excerpts”, published independently, (Toronto, Canada), 2006, Issue 32. (reproduction)
    • Zine World, “Zine Reviews”, published independently, (Murfreesboro, Tennessee), July 2006, Issue 23.
    • Press-Enterprise, “Local, Townspeople: Over java, Temecula’s literati meet for inspiration”, published by Enterprise Media, (Temecula, California), April 18, 2006.
    • Los Angeles Times Calendar, “Pop Music Review”, published by Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2003.
    • Art Venues Magazine, “In the Spotlight,” (Capistrano Beach, California), 1997. (reproductions)

    Speaking Engagements

    Wise Woman Radio Interview

    Feminine Mojo Radio Interview
    Wise Woman University Interview (live recording)

    Speaker, San Diego Poetry Publication Party, San Diego, California

    Speaker, North County Author’s and Poets Book Fair, Escondido, California

    Artist Speaker, Michelle Shocked, Campfire Series, International Women’s Day Show, “Civil Liberties Are Like Marshmallows” in collaboration with the International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Los Angeles, California


    Private Watercolor Instructor
    Instructor, Awaken Your Creative Soul Class: Mt. San Jacinto College, Inspire San Diego Studio Facilitator
    Moon Circles: Yoga for Life, Gypsy Luv
    Wise Woman University Mentor, Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass

    HGTV, Your New House, silk painting demo

    Artist Educator, Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, California

    Assistant Instructor, Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Laguna Beach, California
    Private silk painting instruction, Laguna Beach, California


    • American Visions Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Artscape, Long Beach, California
    • Art for the Soul, Balboa Island, California
    • Black Cat Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, California
    • Brushworks Studio, San Diego, California
    • Chakra Shack, Laguna Beach, California
    • Ground Floor Gallery + Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Hanging Tree Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, California
    • How Original Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
    • Karma Boutique, San Diego, California
    • Laguna Beach Art Museum Store, Laguna Beach, California
    • Mandala Center, Santa Monica, California
    • Mermaids, Carlsbad, California
    • Mingei International Folk Museum Store, San Diego, California
    • Mystic Arts, Laguna Beach, California

    Art Shows


    • Abbott Kinney Art Festival, Venice Beach, California
    • Art from the Heart, Solana Beach, California
    • Artistic License, Costa Mesa, California
    • Borrego Springs Circle of Art, California
    • Bowers Art Museum Show, Santa Ana, California
    • Carmel Valley Artists, San Diego, California
    • Fullerton Art Museum Show, California
    • Gogh Van Orange, Orange, California
    • Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, San Diego, California
    • Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines, Idyllwild, California
    • Irvine Studio Arts Festival, California
    • La Quinta Art Under the Umbrellas, California
    • New York Stationary Show, New York
    • Oceanside Days of Art, California
    • San Clemente Art Festival, California
    • Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market, California
    • Sawdust Art Festival (1995-2001), Laguna Beach, California
    • Sierra Madre Art Festival, Sierra Madre, California
    • Sierra Madre Creative Arts Group, California
    • Winter Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, California

    Licensed Art

    • Creative Image Licensing
    • Designer Fabric Handbags
    • Enchanted Tattoos
    • Fantasy Tea Shop
    • Fantasy Fabric Block
    • Recycled Paper Greetings
    • The Fairy Society

    Self Published

    • Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass
    • Lefty Oracle eClass
    • Barely A Taste Chapbook by Tangerine Bolen
    • Lefty Oracle Deck
    • Moon Musings Volume 1
    • The Zodiac Goddess Playbook
    • Zines & Chapbooks: Mugwort, Gadfly, Ground, Songs of the Lefties
    • Odds & Ends A Collection of Friends

    Related Activities

    Co-Founder, Temecula Mixer for the Arts, Creative networking group, Temecula, California

    Co-Founder, Facilitator, Temecula Artist's Circle, Facebook Group, Support/critique group

    2011-2012, 2008
    Founding Member, Social Media Communications, Riverside Art Museum
    Printmaker's Network, Riverside, California
    Volunteer, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Temecula, California

    Founder Facilitator, Creative Soul Circle, social site

    Founder Facilitator, Temecula Artist’s Salon, Temecula, California

    Founder Facilitator, Temecula Writer’s Café, Temecula, California


    Dorland Arts Colony, Temecula, California
    Printmakers Network (PNET), Riverside Art Museum
    Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California


    Painting studies with Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Lindsay Stripling

    Printmaking, letterpress, book arts, encaustic studies with Leslie A. Brown, Dixon Fish, Igor Koutsenko, Victoria Rabinowe, Sibyl Rubottom, Helen Shafer Garcia, Christina Li, Amber George, Kindra Crick

    Printmaking, Palomar College, San Marcos, California

    Life drawing, San Jacinto College, Menifee, California

    Silk painting studies with Christine Mariotti, Wild Fibre, Long Beach, Califonria

    Graphic Design Diploma, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada

    BA Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

    Artist Statement

    I paint from the heart inspired by my intuition and my shamanic practice.  My newest series of Spirit Animal paintings explore the bond between feminine nature and wild nature.


    Born 1965 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Kathy Crabbe lives and works in Southern California. Kathy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University and a Graphic Design Diploma from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Canada. She has been working as a professional artist since 1992.

    Kathy has exhibited her work at numerous galleries, public spaces, and museums including the San Diego Women’s History Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art and Art for the Soul. Her work has been featured in private and public collections including the UCLA Arts Library and the Carnegie Library. She has worked as an educator and mentor at Mt. San Jacinto College, Inspire San Diego, Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Sawdust Art Festival, HGTV and Wise Woman University.

    Kathy’s work has appeared in various books and magazines including Sage Woman Magazine and the We’Moon Datebook. She has self-published books, zines, oracle decks, a blog, and several eClasses. Kathy has exhibited her work at select art fairs including the Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival, Abbott Kinney Art Festival, New York Stationary Show and the Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market. Her work has been licensed as greeting cards, fabric blocks, handbags and tattoos. Kathy is a founding member of the the Temecula Artist's Circle, Temecula Writer’s Cafe and Riverside Art Museum Printmaker’s Network.

    Interviews with Kathy