Bio

Bernadette Howard is a native of California and currently lives in Sebastopol.  During the last 15 years, she studied drawing and painting with art professionals of northern California, and has been painting professionally since 2008. Her contemporary artwork, merging abstract and representational, has been exhibited in juried, invitational, group & solo shows within the North Bay area.  Ms. Howard’s work, "After the Rains 6", was featured in Sonoma Valley Museum Biennial of 2009, Jurors: Susan Cummins, Michael Schwager, and Francis McCormack.  She won Best of Show award with "Brainstorm, Blue" for the juried exhibition, “BLUE”, juried by Karen Sjoholm, Director JFK University in 2012.  “Light Play” was featured in the exhibition, “IN THE RED”, juried by Susan Kantor, Assistant Curator for Yerba Center for the Arts, San Francisco.  “Conversation with One’s Self, no. 6” was featured in the National Juried Exhibition, “CHOICE”, juried by Catherine Clark of Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.  In 2013, Ms. Howard's work included a solo exhibition, “On the Edge”, curated by Satri Pencak, and "IMBY" at the Sonoma County Museum, curated by Pat Lenz & Domenic Egan.  Her works are among private collections, and has been published on-line and in journals.

 Exhibitions

* Group Show

• Solo Show
 

2017

* Art for Life - A benefit for Face to Face, September 15-16, 2017, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
• OVER THE THRESHOLD:  The Continuum, May 18 - June11, Hinman-Chaney Gallery, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
* "Mostly Monochrome", Jan 21 - Feb 18, 2017, IceHouse Gallery, Petaluma, CA

Publications & Online
"American Art Collector, 2017", Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA. -  released October 2016, Jurors-  Howard Eige, Jan Christensen-Heller

2016
• Sonoma County Art Trails 2016, Open Studio Tours, October 11-12 & 18-19, Sebastopol, CA
* Art for Life - A benefit for Face to Face, September 16-17, 2016, Sebastopol, CA
*  Fulton Crossing, July-Sept, 2016, Fulton, CA
*  Calabi Gallery, July 16-September 10, 2016, Santa Rosa, C
• Art at the Source 2016, Open Studio Tours, June 4-5 & 11-12, Sebastopol, CA

Publications & Online
"American Art Collector, 2016", Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA. -  released October 2015, Jurors-  Howard Eige, Jan Christensen-Heller

2015
• Art at the Source 2015, Open Studio Tours, June 6-7 & 13-14, 2015. Sebastopol, CA
* “BLACK & WHITE, and Shades of Gray”, February 24 – March 26, 2015,  O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley CA,  Juried by Barry Peterson

Publications & Online
 "Creative Quarterly 39", On-line gallery, Runner-up-Fine Art Professional, Creative Quarterly–The Journal of Art & Design, c/o 3x3 Publishing, New York, NY, released Summer 2015

2014
• Radio-Coteau’s Fall 2014 Open House, November 2014 (date tbd), Radio-Coteau, Sebastopol, CA
• Sonoma County ArtTrails 2014, Open Studio Tours, October 11-12 & 18-19, Sebastopol, CA
* “Dis-Connect”, June 6 – July 19, 2014, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA, Curators -  Ruth Santee, Cameron Brian Cloverdale Library Annual 2014, May 1-31, 2014, Cloverdale, CA
• FAIRWEATHER & ASSOCIATES,  March 29 – July 31, 2014, Santa Rosa, CA
* “IN THE RED”, February 20 – April 4, 2014, Sebastopol, CA, Juror – Susan Kantor, Assistant Curator, Yerba Center For The Arts, San Francisco

Publications & Online
"Disconnect", 2014 NCWCA Members’ Exhibition, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA), Oakland, CA, released June 6, 2014
'SONOMA COUNTY TRAVEL BLOG' June-July 2014, Interview by Satri Pencak
http://www.sonomacounty.com/blog/meet-sonoma-county-artist-bernadette-howard

2013-14
* “The Place Where We Live”, November 15, 2013 – January 3 2014, Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA
* “ARRAY”, December 5, 2013 – January 3, 2014, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
* “MEMBERS SHOW, SCA”, December 12, 2013 - January 3, 2014, Sebastopol, CA
* “CHOICE”, December 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014, Arc Gallery and online, San Francisco, CA,  Juror – Catherine Clark, Catherine Clark Gallery, SF

Publications & Online
"American Art Collection, 2014", Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA. -  released October 2012, Jurors-  Howard Eige, Jan Christensen-Heller
“CHOICE”, exhibition catalog, National Women’s Caucus For Art (NCWCA), Oakland, CA, Due to release December 12, 2013

2013
* Pop-up Exhibition,  December 17, 2013, Fulton Crossing, Fulton, CA
• The Space @ RiskPress Foundation Preview, Invitational, December 2012 - April 2013, Sebastopol, CA
* "Seventh Annual Invitational2013", January 16 - February 24, 2013, Graton Gallery,  Graton, CA
* "IMBY" (In My Backyard) 2013, January 25 - February 24, 2013, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA, Curators - Pat Lenz, Dominic Egan
•“ON THE EDGE”, Risk Press Gallery, Sebastopol, CA, May 4-26,2013, Curator – Satri Pencak                          

Publications & Online
"American Art Collector, 2013", Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA. -  released October 2012, Jurors -  Howard Eige, Jan Christensen-Heller

2012
•  “syn-er-gy”, Gallery 300, Santa Rosa, CA, 6-21 October
* "Blue", Best of Show, February 9 - March 17Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, Juror - Karen Sjoholm
* Art at the Source 2012, Open Studio Tours, June 2-3 & 9-10, Sebastopol, CA

Publications & Online
"American Art Collector 2112, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA, released October 2011, Jurors - Howard Eige, Jan Christensen-Heller
"Creative Quarterly 26", Winner Fine Art Professional, April, The Journal of Art & Design, c/o 3x3 Publishing, New York, NY

2011
* "Hats Off to the Arts", Invitational Fundraiser, September 9, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
* Quicksilver Mine Co., Forestville, CA, 8 July – 14 August, “Boxed In:  A Small Works Show”, Invitational
* Art at the Source 2011, Open Studio Tours, June 4-5 & 11-12, Sebastopol, CA
* Invitational, November 2010 - January 2-11, Local Color Artist Gallery, Bodega Bay, CA

Publications & Online
"American Art Collector 2011",  Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA, Released October 2010, Jurors - Howard Eige, Jan Christensen-Heller

2010
* "National 2010", Sebastopol Center for the Arts, June 17 - July 18, Sebastopol, CA, Juror - Maria Medua
* Invitational, id: art. Design., May - July, Healdsburg, CA
* "SCA Members Show", December 10-31, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
* "Camera Locavora - Featuring Three Ox Farm", Collaboration with Photographer Amanda Lane, October 2009 - April 2010, Peter Lowell’s Restaurant, Sebastopol, CA

Publications & Online
"Creative Quarterly 18", April,  On-line - First Runner-up Fine Art Professional, The Journal of Art & Design, c/o 3x3 Publishing, New York, NY

2009
* "Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Biennial 2009",  September 3-29, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, Jurors - Susan Cummins, Michael Schwager, Frances McCormack
* Invitational, Quicksilver Mine Co., September - October, Forestville, CA

2008
* "On Paper", July 24 - August 31, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol,  CA , Juror:  Jennifer Sturgill
* "Art & Impermanence", February 22 - March 30, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol,  CA, Juror -  Alison Bing