.Michele Morehouse  biography


Curriculum Vita

Born:                                            July 1, 1950, Oakland, Ca.      

I was raised in San Francisco and left The City in 1969 for the rolling hills and redwood groves of Sonoma County, California.
I have pretty much lived and worked here ever since.  In 1980 I married my late husband William Morehouse and we maintained studios in New York City, Melaque, Mexico and The Old Creamery in Bodega.  I presently still maintain living quarters and studios in both Bodega and in Mexico, where I live, work and teach workshops.

Education:  SFAI, San Francisco, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Sonoma State University, BA 1977

Professional Experience:
1980-82   Founder of The Old Creamery Gallery in Bodega
1980-82   Director, John Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa
1980      Co-curated (with Inez Storer) "Nine Washington Artists" Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park
1984-93   Founder and Co-owner (with Joy Fibben) of Ethnic Art Exchange Exhibiting Tribal African and Mexican Folk Art  as well as Contemporary Art, Bodega, California
1982-1984 Associate, David Cole Gallery, Inverness, Ca
1979-80   Co-curated (with Fran Valesco)  “Animals: Celebration and  Communion”,   A Survey of American and Canadian Artists”  Exhibited  at The San Jose Museum of Art,  Alan Hancock College Art Gallery,  Sonoma State University Art Gallery,  The Ecology Center in San Francisco and The Pence Gallery in Davis, Ca.
1996-99   Mexico Workshops in Raku, Clay and Basketmaking with Judy Zafforoni and Kathryn Armstrong
2004   Raku Workshops  www.costaalegrerakuworkshops.com

Exhibitions:
1976    Marin County Civic Center of the Arts, San Rafael
1977    Women in Art, The Creamery, Bodega, Ca
1978    Experimental Art, Evolution Art Institute, Petaluma
1980-83 Animals, Celebration and Communion, A Travelling                   Exhibition  Sonoma State University , San Jose Museum of             Modern Art, Alan Hancock College, The Ecology Center in
            San Francisco and The Pence Gallery in Davis, Ca
1980     Clay Impressions, A Survey of Ceramic Work in Sonoma               County, Lincoln Arts Center, Santa Rosa
1980   Artisans Guild Invitational, Marin Civic Center, San                      Rafael
1980    A Drawing Show, Invitational, Santa Rosa Jr. College
1981    Animal Instincts, Oberon Art Gallery, Napa
1981    Contemporary Clay, David Cole Gallery, Inverness
1982    Art by Gallery and Museum Curators, John Bolles                         Gallery, Santa Rosa
1981    Contemporary Clay, David Cole Gallery, Inverness
1982    A Personal Selection, David Cole Gallery, Inverness
1985   Out of Africa, Oberon Art Gallery, Napa
1987   Ceramics “87”, Invitational Exhibition of Outstanding                Ceramic Artists of Sonoma County, California Museum of               Art at the Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa
1988     Representation by Susan Rush and Associates, New York,              New York
1990   The Winged Gate: Celebration of the Goddess,        
           Invitational Group Show, California Museum of Art, Santa               Rosa
1991   Fine American Crafts by Sonoma County Artists,       
            Invitational, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa
1992   Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Santa Rosa Jr. College Art                Gallery, Santa Rosa
1993    Sebastopol Center for the Arts Group Invitational
1995   Objects, However Humble,  Invitational National       
            Exhibition, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa
1997   Sacred Art, Second Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Mateel                 Community Center, Redway, Ca
1999    Sculpture Invitational, Mateel Cooperative Gallery,         
            Garberville, Ca
2000   The Land Underfoot,  Invitational Group Show, Bradford               Gallery, San Anselmo, Ca
2001   The Land Underfoot, Invitational Group Show, Bradford                 Gallery, San Francisco, Ca
2002   Yuri Zafforoni Gallery, Melaque, Mexico
2003   The Art of Living, The “A” Street Gallery, Santa Rosa
2004    Sadie Hawkins Day, A Leap Year Celebration"  Next Level              Communications, A Motorola Company, Rohnert Park, Ca
2004    Absurd, Silly and Surreal Next Level Communications, A               Motorola Company, Rohnert Park
2004    Representation with Quicksilver Mine Co. Forestville
2005    Spectrums   Vacaville Museum Invitational  Group Show
2006    Fire....Good, "A" Street Gallery, Santa Rosa
2007    In Celebration of The Creamery,  Art from Bodega
            The 8 Gallery, San Francisco
2010    Mapworks, The Map as Art Sebastopol Center for the                     Arts  Sebastopol, Ca     Coordinators Award
2012     Ceramics and Nothing but Ceramics, Gualala Arts Center
               Gualala 


Publications: 

Artweek, Review  Donna Lee Phillips  1982
The California Art Review, An Illustrated Survery of the State's Museums, Galleries and Leading Artists  Les Krantz  1989
William Morehouse A Memorial Exhibition, Cat. Essay by John Fitzgibbon  1994
           
 
               
Michele Jean Oxley