Artist CV

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Art Background

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.

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.

Art Resume

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Les Femmes Folles BARED, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios, Nashville, Tennessee,

2016
"The 52 Project" Group 2 Mini-Exhibit, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
Featured Artist, Susun Weed's Mentor Site, Online (reproductions)
Carioca Soul,
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

2015
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

2014
Featured Artist, Brushworks Studio, San Diego, California
Featured Artist, Mystic Arts Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2013
Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact Or Fiction, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
Small But Mighty Print Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

2012
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

2011
Off The Wall, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
PNET Members’ Print Show, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
Artscape, Riverside County Administrative Center, Riverside, California

2006
Making Zines=Making Herstory, Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, San Diego, California

2005
San Clemente Public Library, San Clemente, California

2004
Musician’s Workshop, Temecula, California
Art of Zines, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Dark Matter, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2003
Zine Scene, Orange County Museum of Art Satellite, Costa Mesa, California
Borders Books, Chino, California Jojo Pinkie Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

Collections

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

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.

Reviews

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

2017
Wise Woman Radio Interview

2010
Feminine Mojo Radio Interview
Wise Woman University Interview (live recording)

2007
Speaker, San Diego Poetry Publication Party, San Diego, California

2006
Speaker, North County Author’s and Poets Book Fair, Escondido, California

2003
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

Teaching

2010-2017
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

2001
HGTV, Your New House, silk painting demo

1995-2001
Artist Educator, Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Beach, California

1990′s
Assistant Instructor, Laguna Outreach Community Artists, Laguna Beach, California
Private silk painting instruction, Laguna Beach, California

Galleries

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

1994-present
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
Odds & Ends A Collection of Friends

The Zodiac Goddess Playbook
Zines & Chapbooks: Mugwort, Gadfly, Ground, Songs of the Lefties

Related Activities

2015-!7
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

2010
Founder Facilitator, Creative Soul Circle, social site

2007
Founder Facilitator, Temecula Artist’s Salon, Temecula, California

2006
Founder Facilitator, Temecula Writer’s Café, Temecula, California

Associations

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

Education

2016-17
Painting studies with Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Lindsay Stripling

2005-14
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

2007-08
Printmaking, Palomar College, San Marcos, California

2003-06
Life drawing, San Jacinto College, Menifee, California

1994
Silk painting studies with Christine Mariotti, Wild Fibre, Long Beach, Califonria

1992
Graphic Design Diploma, St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Canada

1988
BA Art History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Interviews with Kathy

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