Saturday July 22nd – Saturday September 30th, Oakland California

On Site, Nancy Cook Fellowship II Exhibition.

Opens Saturday July 22nd, Opening 3-6 pm.

I am very excited and honored to be presenting photographic, animation and projection work as a result of my grant from the Nancy Cook Fellowship Award from 2022. This will be the second show and I will be exhibiting with two other Nancy Cook Fellowship recipients.

The Exhibition will be held in Slide Space 123 in the ARTS and VISUAL CULTURE complex at Mills College at Northeastern University.

 Exhibition Event at Close of Show: Saturday, September 30, 5:00-7:00PM 

Sunday August 13th

Grass Valley Pop Up Art Walk, 12-3pm, Mill Street, Downtown Grass Valley.

Come and enjoy lots of great artisan and food vendors, along with performances along Mill Street.

I will be exhibiting in front of Foothill Mercantile, so come by and say hi!

Please note the date on the image to the left is incorrect! The date is August 13th.

September 8th – October 9th, Pacifica California

15th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show

55 artists were accepted out of 180 applicants for this show. I will be creating 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days, in concert with the other artists beginning at the end of June. My theme is Fifty Shapes of the Goddess: Stories of the Sacred Feminine. My work will consist of 50 different collaged Goddesses from my original photographs and found images.

Note that September 8th and 9th require ticketed donations at specific times, so please go to their website to reserve your ticket!

Saturday & Sunday September 23rd & 24th, Mill Valley California

Mill Valley Arts Festival, 10am-5pm, Old Mill Park, Downtown Mill Valley.

Honored to be selected as part of this wonderful juried art fair! I will be selling my photography, so come on by and say hi! Lots of great artists, music and food & wine!

TBD September

Podcast Release Dr. Amanda Kemp, Podcaster/Author (Aminata Sol Plant Walker Fire Woman) Mother Tree Network Host will release her interview with me from June. Mother Tree Network Podcast. We will talk about my work and the Sacred Feminine.

Saturday & Sunday of October 14-15 and 21-22, Nevada City/Grass Valley California

Logo for Grass Valley California Open Studios October 2023

Open Studios & Center for the Arts Exhibit

My first Open Studio! I have a lovely studio on 10 acres at my home and will be sharing much of my artwork.

Two demos per day, food, drink and raffles!

More information/photos to come.

Saturday & Sunday November 18-19, Nevada City California

Banner Mountain Artisans 18th Annual Holiday Sale.

Honored to be a part of this juried Holiday Art Festival with many other wonderful artists at the Elks Lodge in Nevada City.

10 am to 4pm. Come on by and say hi, I’ll have lots of great Holiday gifts. 🙂


Friday & Saturday June 23rd & 24th

Barn Sale At Flag Ranch, Paso Robles.

I will have several photographs (TBD) in this Paso Robles barn sale. Join me for a dressed up sale of all kinds of home and ranch goods, plus some more artful pieces (mine and a couple other artists) under the eaves of their fabulous pole barn!

Friday, June 23, 5:30 to 7:30 PM: Preview sale for friends and family with tasty treats, wine pairings and local music.

Saturday, June 24, 9 am to 3 pm: Sale open to the public (cash only).

SAVE THE DATES and Contact Flag Ranch if you’d like to attend the Friday night festivities.

Sunday June 4th 2023, Grass Valley California

Art@Peace Art & Music Festival

Silent and live auction, partial proceeds to benefit the Peace Lutheran Church.

April 1-29 2023, Grass Valley California

“Creative Visions – A Photo Challenge”

This show was held at the Courtyard Suites in Grass Valley as a celebration of April Photography month. This is the photograph I submitted, a physical college, photographed then printed – of two images from my assigned grid area of Grass Valley – Empire Mine Historic Park.

The competition contained photographs of western Nevada County that were taken during one week in February, each photographer being assigned a specific grid area and rules to follow. It was a very fun, creative endeavor for everyone involved, sanction by the Nevada County Camera Club.

Collaged photograph for the Nevada County Camera Club's spring competition.

October-November 2022, Cincinnati Ohio

Art Comes Alive, ADC Fine Art.

Two of my desert photographs “Cliff Dwellers” and “Twin Nuns” were accepted as part of an international competition and exhibit, held yearly in their fabulous 13,000 square foot gallery in Cincinnati Ohio. Over 200 artists were accepted. Honored to be a part of this group of talented artists and ADC Fine Art. Pictured with me is Sylvia Rombis, Creative Partner and Consultant with ADC Fine Art & Litsa Spanos, President.

Art Comes Alive logo for ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati, OH

September – October 2022, Berkeley California

Art & Lit Solo Show “Magical Desert Landscapes”

This “tiny show” was so much fun, creating tiny photographs to exhibit and picking out the tiny audience that “views” the work, with a reception in Andrea Scharff’s beautiful home garden. Art & Lit is a tiny art gallery, located in a drawer above her Free Little Library, which is set on the stone wall outside her home. They are located on Bay View Place, in Berkeley, California’s hills near the Berkeley Rose Garden and Codornices Park.  See map here.

Visitors can see shows day or night, as the gallery is usually lit until about two hours after dusk. Link to my exhibit here.

Shelley sitting in front of her "tiny show" Art&Lit exhibit Berkeley CA September 2022

July 2022, Santa Fe New Mexico

Art Santa Fe with ADC Fine Art

Five of my rock & sunrise desert pieces traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the Art Santa Fe show, where I used to live from 2003-2009. Santa Fe is the third largest art market in the United States.

5 of Shelley's desert photographic works at the Art Sant Fe show July 2022

May 14th 2022, Oakland California

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art Graduation, Mills College

I did it! Last graduating class of Mills College, ever…due to the takeover by Northeastern University.

Shelley with arms in the air in celebration at the Mills College Graduation ceremony May 2022

May 7th 2022, Oakland California

Mills College MFA Open Studios

The last open studios at Mills College, ever…due to the takeover of Mills by Northeastern University.

April – May 2022, Oakland California

Mills College MFA Thesis Exhibition

I exhibited three works in the show: Primordial, a large immersive room installation with dichroic film, projected experimental video with original audio, and two approximately 6’x9′ printed collages, Beacon and Transfiguration. The works are centered in the archetypes of power of the Sacred Feminine and the importance of saving nature.

Postcard promo image for Mills College 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition May 2022

November 2021 – January 2022, Cincinnati Ohio

Art Comes Alive, ADC Fine Art

Two of my photographs Window to the Soul and Badland were accepted as part of an international competition and exhibit, held yearly in their fabulous 13,000 square foot gallery in Cincinnati Ohio. Over 200 artists were accepted. Honored to be a part of this group of talented artists and ADC Fine Art.

Art Come Alive promotional image with ADC Fine Art

October 2021 – February 2022, Walnut Creek California

If a Tree Falls, Art of the Boundary Oak

Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek.

If a Tree Falls: Art of the Boundary Oak memorializes the City of Walnut Creek’s signature Valley Oak, which tragically fell during a massive windstorm in October 2019. As a tribute to the tree’s long life and rich history, which spanned 325 years, the artists in the exhibition created artworks from its wood, offering this monumental being a second life.

In addition to honoring the tree’s grand legacy, this timely community show provides a much-needed celebration of local artists and highlights the unifying forces of nature. If a Tree Falls included 64 emerging, mid-career, and established Bay Area artists who work across disciplines from painting and drawing to woodturning and carving. Each artwork—made exclusively for the show—incorporates pieces of Walnut Creek’s beloved Boundary Oak, providing visitors a rare opportunity to see how artists interpret the same base material in different ways.” – Bedford Gallery

My piece Dryads of the Boundary Oak aims to artistically represent the Dryad (Greek), or spirits of this tree. I collected two cross sections of an approximate 20″ branch, photographed and assembled into a collage.

Me in front of my work "Dryads of the boundary oak" at the "If A Tree Falls" at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek California

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