.Michele Morehouse  biography

Curriculum Vita

Born:  Michele Oxley  July 1,1950

 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 

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
2014       Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Vine Hill House
              Santa Rosa, Ca.


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