Since 2008 Kathy has given over 1000 Creative Soul Readings. She developed an eClass "Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul" for Susun Weed's Wise Woman University which quickly became the most popular class of the year. Currently Kathy is facilitating Moon Circles and Creative Soul Classes all over Southern California which combine creativity and spirituality within a shamanic circle.
Kathy received intuitive training from English psychic and channel, Adam Higgs and spiritual training from meditation teacher Om (devotee of Sri Chinmoy). She studied yoga with Atma Khalsa and Amanollah Ghahraman, herbalism with Susun Weed (Green Witch Intensive) and Therapeutic Touch with Joyce Fournier, RN. Kathy received certification in crystal healing from Katrina Raphaell’s Crystal Academy and has studied astrology with Steven Forrest, Patty Davidson, Laura DesJardins and Jeffrey Wolf Green. Currently Kathy is studying Celtic Faerie Shamanism with Francesca De Grandis, author of Be A Goddess.
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. 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 for Laguna Outreach Community Artists, the Sawdust Art Festival, HGTV, Wise Woman University and Michelle Shocked’s International Women’s Day Show in Hollywood.
Kathy’s work has appeared in various books and magazines including Kiss Machine, Broken Pencil and the We’Moon Datebook. She has self-published books, zines, oracle cards, a blog and e-course; The Zodiac Goddess Playbook, Creative Soul Cards, Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass, and the Creative Soul Blog. Kathy has exhibited her work at select art fairs including the Abbott Kinney Art Festival, New York Stationary Show, Sawdust Art Festival and the Santa Monica Contemporary Crafts Market. Her work has been licensed as greeting cards, fabric blocks, handbags and tattoos. Kathryn is a founding member of the The Temecula Writer’s Cafe and Riverside Art Museum Printmaker’s Network and currently volunteers at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.
Kathy’s latest creative endeavour is a class she is teaching at Mt. San Jacinto College and various art and yoga studios around Southern California called Awaken Your Creative Soul which she developed after spending seven years drawing a Creative Soul ‘Lefty’ Deck using her non dominant left hand. This awakened Kathy’s creative soul in new ways and inspired her to help others awaken and pursue their dreams.
Crabbe’s paintings and prints are a journey into the forgotten parts of the self – those places, both emotional and physical, that are rejected, neglected, or under-valued in our corporatized and sanitized culture. These neglected places exude a dark kind of beauty and complexity as they form themselves in her work. This work is a foray into sweetness, light and danger all at once. It is deep intimacy – a deliberate mirror and an intent of reclamation. ~ Tangerine Bolen, Executive Director, Revolution Truth.
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
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 Olymbia 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
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.
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)
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
2014-present Awaken Your Creative Soul class, Moon Circles
2010-present Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass
2010 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
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 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 Mermaids, Carlsbad, California Mingei International Folk Museum Store, San Diego, California Mystic Arts, Laguna Beach, California
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
Creative Image Licensing Designer Fabric Handbags Enchanted Tattoos Fantasy Tea Shop Fantasy Fabric Block Recycled Paper Greetings The Fairy Society
Awaken Your Divine Feminine Soul eClass Barely A Taste Chapbook by Tangerine Bolen, Ground Creative Soul CardsMoon Musings Volume 1 Zines & Chapbooks: Mugwort, Gadfly, Ground, Songs of the LeftiesZodiac Goddess Playbook
2011-2012, 2008 Founding Member, Social Media Communications, Riverside Art Museum Printmakers 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
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
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