L.A. Spowart

Artist, art historian, museum studies exhibition designer

My Résumé


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • The Color of Energy, Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel, CA, 2019
  • “Et Cetera & Sew On”, Jody Royee Gallery, Carmel Valley, CA, 2008
  • What I meant to say, Never on Sunday, Monterey, CA, 2007
  • Vessels, PK Fine Artifacts, Sand City, CA, 2006
  • Sleight of Hand, Satsoontsi Gallery, Salinas, CA, 2005
  • “(to have a happy childhood) it’s never too late”, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, 2005
  • Limitless Landscapes, Arthouse, Pacific Grove, CA, 2002
  • CHINA-A Printmakers Photographic Essay, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA 2001
  • New Monoprints, The Grove Homescapes, Pacific Grove. CA, 1999

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 33rd September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, 2020
  • Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, 2019
  • Transformation-Envisioning Change, Pajaro Valley Arts Council, Watsonville, CA, 2015
  • Healthy Monterey County, Arts Council for Monterey County, 2010
  • Le salon d’etudiant, Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Monterey, CA, 2008
  • Lauryn Taylor Fine Art, Carmel, CA, 2007
  • Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE, 2005
  • Fusion, Form, Function, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, 2004
  • “Exposing injustice and Revealing Beauty”, Maryland Federation of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2004
  • 17th Annual Exhibit of Women’s Work, Northwest Area Arts Council, Crystal Lake, IL, 2004
  • Small packages: Food for Thought, Lisa Coscino Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, 2004
  • December small Works, Limner Gallery, New York, NY 2003
  • Santa Cruz Art League’s Annual Statewide Exhibit, Santa Cruz, CA, 2003
  • The Art of Wellness, 15th Annual Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Salinas, CA 2003
  • Art-Connection/Connection-Art, 11 East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 2003
  • Close to Home, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA 2003
  • Spring Forward, Fall Back, Gallery Mia Tyson, Wilmington, NC, 2003
  • Substratum, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA, 2003
  • 17th Anniversary Open Invitational, 11 East Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, 2003
  • Mute, Cade Fine Arts Center Gallery, Arnold, MD, 2003
  • Spring Salon, Limner Gallery, New York, NY 2002
  • Bold Expressions, Northern California Arts, Inc., Sacramento, CA, 2002
  • “Feeding Ourselves, Feeding Others: Women and Food”, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA 2001
  • MetalMorphosis, Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Monterey, CA 1998

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP)
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
  • Cypress Coast Cardiac Surgeons (CCCS)
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital (SVMH)
  • Stahl Motor Company

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Dennis Taylor, “Her instincts inform her artwork”, Carmel Pinecone, November 7, 2019
  • Michael Chatfield,”Ones to Watch”, Homestyle by the sea Magazine, winter 2007
  • Lisa Crawford Watson, Monterey County Herald Go!, “Vessel for Art”, March 23, 2006
  • Lisa Crawford Watson, “Sleight of Hand”, Monterey County Herald Go!, May, 2005
  • Tom Leyde, “She’s an artist of all trades”, Salinas Californian, May 2005
  • “Sasoontsi Gallery Exhibits L.A.Spowart”, Monterey Bay Wine and Travel, Spring 2005
  • Lisa Crawford Watson, Layers of Meaning, Monterey County Weekly, April, 2003
  • “Tiananmen Square”, Lesley Anne Spowart’s monoprint on paper”, The Baltimore Sun, March 2003
  • Rick Deragon, “Rooms with a View”, Monterey County Weekly, September 2002
  • Lisa Crawford Watson, “Limitless Landscapes”, Monterey County Herald Go! March 2002
  • Kathryn McKenzie Nichols, Monterey County Herald, “Artists work conveys impressions, emotions of visit to China” May 2001
  • “Printmaking Explored at the Carl Cherry Center”, The Carmel Pinecone, 1999

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 1st & 2nd Place Mixed Media, Monterey County Fair, Monterey, CA 2017
  • Voted Best Local Artist Monterey County, Monterey County Weekly 2010
  • 1st Place, November Art Competitive, Avery Gallery, Seaside, CA 2005
  • 1st Place, Seaside Art Competitive, Seaside, CA 2001
  • 1st Place, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA 2001
  • Honorable Mention, Seaside Art Competitive, Seaside, CA 2000
  • 2nd Place, Marjorie Evans Gallery, Carmel, CA 2000
  • Honorable Mention, Seaside Art Competitive, Seaside, CA 1999

EDUCATION

  • Art &Creativity for Healing Certification, Chapman University, Laguna Niguel, CA, 2010
  • Museum Studies/Exhibition Design, California State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1982
  • Art History, U.C. Davis & U.C. Riverside, 1981
  • BA Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979

 

Born: April 4, 1957

Represented by:  American Art Gallery, Dolores St. between 7th and Ocean Ave, Carmel, CA  93921