Past Events

Landscapes, Cityscapes and Seascapes

October 6 -26, 2017

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St
Palo Alto






Book Arts Jam

One Day Only

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11am-5pm

Palo Alto Elks Lodge
4249 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California
Admission & Parking are Free!





9th Annual 50|50 Show

Sanchez Art Center
1220 Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA

September 1 – October 1, 2017




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Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA

April 15 – May 20, 2017

The Book Becomes Art–The 8th Annual Altered Book and Book Art Exhibition
Featuring 150 original book art objects




Tenth Annual 6×6
The International Small Art Phenomenon

Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14604

June 3 to July 16 2017




The Illustrated Accordion
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC)
May 5, 2017

This exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. The structure of an accordion book is simple: a long piece of paper is folded into pages that can be read like a book or spread open and displayed like a banner.




Collaborations and Inspirations 

Vargas Gallery
Mission College
Santa Clara, CA

March 15–April 15, 2017

• Installation • Video • Photography •  Sculpture • Social Justice •

Featuring works by Meredith Dalglish, Celeste Greco, Jan Nolte, Jamila Rufaro, Anitta Toivio & D. Cichon, artist, collaborator & curator




Public Alchemy II

Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP)
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road,  Studio U-7
Palo Alto, CA

Saturday, February 25th – March 18th, 2017





The 8th Annual 50:50 Show50|50 2016

50 small artworks created in 50 days by over 50 artists
August 26th-September 18, 2016

Sanchez Art Center
1220 Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA

7th Annual Altered Book & Book Arts ExhibitionCake with Box

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Novato Arts Center, Hamilton Field
500 Palm Drive
Novato, California 94949

April 23 thru June 4, 2016




Triton Museum Annual Gala

& Silent Auction

Santa Clara, CA 95050
May 07, 2016




Look!  Book ArtsFound Box

Healdsburg Center for the Arts
130 Plaza St., Healdsburg, CA

April 14, 2016 thru May 22, 2016






Public Alchemy Community Exhibition
Relicio2February 27-March 19, 2016
Cubberley Community Center, ArtLab (Studio U7)
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto (North Entrance)

Cubberley Artist Studio Program invited artists to submit work for their inaugural open exhibition.




Artifactory Holiday Showimage
December 4, 5 & 6, 2015
Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

30 Artists with an amazing variety of hand-made wonderful gifts including hats, jewelry, rugs, quilts, pens, ceramics, books arts, soaps, Ukrainian eggs, gord art, bird houses, and much much more.




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Salon Style Holiday Art Exhibition and Sale

Art Ark Gallery
San Jose, CA 95112
November 6th through December 4th, 2015

Featuring original artwork by 50 local artists working in a variety of media making this event the perfect place to find gifts for the holiday season.


Roots: Fall Exhibitionrosa1
Menlo College Administration Bldg.
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027

September – December 2015

The Menlo College Art Committee presents the fall 2015 Faculty, Staff, Friends, Alumni, and Student Art Show. Artists take a broad-minded approach to “Roots.”



Thirty Local and International Artists Present Interpretations of
SeaElemental:  Water, Earth, Air & Fire
Featuring Works in Assemblage, Collage, Encaustic, Fiber Arts, Mixed Media, Photography, Video and more.

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Art Ark Gallery
1058 South 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95113


Transformations 2: Upcycled and Recycled

June 18 – August 1, 2015

The Sun Galleryj.rufaro.Wisconsin
1015 E Street
Hayward CA 94541-5210

This exhibition showcased works of art where the creative act has altered simple ideas and materials in a variety of ways including painting, collage, sculpture, glass-work, ceramics, drawing, photography and found object assemblage.  In particular the exhibition will focus on artworks that have been re-created (up-cycled!) from preexisting objects and images.



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San Pablo Art Gallery
13831 San Pablo Ave, Maple Hall, Bldg 4
San Pablo, CA 94806




January 15 through March 2015
Palo Alto Art CenterSilence

Photographs and found objects, scraps of old newspaper and magazine clippings: All these and more serve as materials for collage and assemblage artists.  Palo Alto’s loose collective of more than 60 artists known as the “drop-in collage group” went to great lengths to explore the theme, from experimenting with meditation to studying deafness and sign language. The resulting works express their discoveries in a wide variety of media and forms. Among the works on display will be Dianne Kochenburg’s collage, “Silenced,” in which the body of a bird is splayed across a page announcing obituaries, as well as Marilyn Proffitt’s “Silent Spring,” a three-dimensional work in which bare white branches sprout from the pages of a book.


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November 12 through December 10th
Vargas Gallery
Mission College
Santa Clara, CA




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Art Ark Gallery
1035 S. 6th St.
San Jose, CA 95112

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 7th from 6-9pm
Closing Reception: Friday, December 5th from 6-9pm



Coptically BoundLeaves
September 18 – November 1, 2014
Abecedarian Gallery
910 Santa Fe
Denver, Colorado
On exhibit are a selection of works that utilize the coptic form. Coptic bindings are the first true codices, characterized by sections sewn across the spine. My entry, The Silent Story of Leaves, is eco-prints on mixed media paper.


Mixed Media Art Show and Sale
November 8, 2014
Menlo Park, CA



Artisans’ Bazaar
November 1 & 2, 2014
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
1985 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Book Arts Jam 2014


Menlo Park Library
800 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
October 2014

An exhibit of 58 artists books by members of Bay Area Book Artists
Well worth the trip to the library”


Book Arts Jam 2014
A Jamboree for the Book Arts
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Lucie Stern Center
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Woven Binding - Jamila Rufaro

Handmade Book Exhibit, Mountain View Public Library

Handmade Books Exhibit
Mountain View Public Library
585 Franklin Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
August 10 through October 16, 2014



One of 50 altered books for the 50|50 show

6th Annual 50 | 50 Show
70 Artists create 50 small works in 50 days!
August 22 through September 28 2014
Sanchez Art Center
Pacifica, CA 94044



The Illustrated Accordion

Bay Area Printer’s Fair and Wayzgoose
Saturday, May 17th 2014
History Park
635 Phelan Ave.
San Jose, CA 95112


The Illustrated Accordion
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
May 2 -31, 2014




Altered Book Show

Altered Book Show

Altered Book Show
Marin Museum of Contemporary Arts
Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field
500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA 94949
April 19 through May 24, 2014





85 Years, 85 Artists

85 Years | 85 Artists
Menlo College Administration Building
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027 ‎
March 17, 2014 – July 11, 2014


Wild Book Show
Gallery Route One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
February 14 – March 23, 2014




Jacaranda with Jute

Wild Book Show

Deep Reading
Euphrat Museum of Art
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA 95014
February 3 – March 20, 2014




Folded Altered Book swoosh

Deep Reading

Deborah’s Palm Holiday Bazaar and Craft Faire
Deborah’s Palm, A Community for Women
555 Lytton Avenue, Palo Alto
Saturday, December 7, 2013