photo: Alisha Referda
Director/Curator Emerita, Thompson Gallery, and Professor Emerita, San José State University
Director/Chief Curator Emerita, Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments (SPACES)
Director/Curator, Thompson Gallery, and Professor, San José State University, 2000-2019
Director, Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments (SPACES), 2006 – 2019
Resident Director, California State University International Program, Madrid and Granada, 2015-2016
Principal, Curatorial and Museum Management Services, 1993-present
Clients include: Smithsonian Institution-Archives of American Art, San Diego Museum of Art, Museum of American Folk Art (New York), High Museum of Art (Atlanta), Oakland Museum of California, Fund for Folk Culture (Santa Fe), de Saisset Museum (Santa Clara, CA), University of California-Davis, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, College of Notre Dame (Belmont, CA), Illinois State Museum (Chicago), Purdue University Galleries (IN), Grinnell College (IA), Arts Council/Silicon Valley (CA), Calif. State Univ-Hayward, Art of California magazine, Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments (SPACES), Univ. of California Extension- Art+Design, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley; Suzanne Strid Fine Arts, Carmel, CA, Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago; Notre Dame de Namur University, Wiegand Gallery, Belmont; Indiana University-Kokomo; Museus de Martorell (Spain)
Lecturer, University of California, Santa Cruz. 1999-2000
Consulting Curator, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA. 1993-2001
Director, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. December 1985‑November 1993
Director, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. January 1978‑November 1985
Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies, John F. Kennedy University, San Francisco. 1978
Assistant to the Director, Triton Museum of Art. October 1977‑January 1978
Rockefeller Fellow, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. 1976‑1977
Adjunct Professor, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas. 1977
Registration assistant, Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles. 1974‑75
University of California, Berkeley, Museum Management Institute, certificate, 1981
University of California, Berkeley and Davis, Museum Studies, 1978‑1979
University of California, Los Angeles. M.A. in Folklore and Mythology—concentration in Folk Art, 1975
University of Wisconsin, Madison. B.A. with Honors; Double Major in Political Science and French, 1974
Filmoteca de Catalunya, Barcelona. Round Table panelist, 2021
Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza and Asociaciones Vecinales, Harinera, Zaragoza, Spain. Lecturer, 2019
Outsider Art Fair, Paris. Panelist, 2018
Western States Folklore Society, annual meeting, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. Panelist, 2018
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Co-curator, 2017
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. “The Road Less Traveled” conference. Lecturer, panelist, 2017
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Diego. Panelist. 2017
Indiana University-Kokomo. Guest curator, lecturer, 2016
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR. Lecturer, 2016
University of Oregon-Eugene. Lecturer, 2016
University of Granada, Granada, Spain. Guest lecturer for Diploma in Art Brut, 2016
Bilbao Art District, Bilbao, Spain. Lecturer and participant in Round Table, 2016
Factoría Cultural, Madrid. Lecturer, 2016
Collection d’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Forum d’architectures. Lecturer, 2016
Collection Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Architectures exhibition, Co-curator of exterior photography display, 2015-2016
La Central, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid. Panelist/lecturer, 2015
American Folk Art Museum, New York. Lecturer, 2015
Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles. Exhibition curator/guest lecturer, 2015
Western States Folklore Society, annual meeting, Los Angeles. Panelist, 2015
Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania. Guest juror, 2015
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Lecturer, 2015
High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Lecturer, 2015
San José State University, University Scholar Series lecture, 2014
American Folklore Society annual meeting, Santa Fe. Panelist/lecturer, 2014
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Exhibition co-curator, 2014
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles. Lecturer, 2014
Mostra Cinema Frontera, Portbou, Spain, 2014
European Outsider Art Association annual meeting, Paris, 2014
Patrimoines Irréguliers de France, Neuvy-Deux-Clochers, France, 2012
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, Northwestern University, Natchitoches, LA, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles. Panel Chair, lecturer, 2010
Watts Towers Common Ground Initiative, conference committee, panel chair, speaker, 2010
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles. Exhibition co-curator, 2010
Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, 2009
University of Genova, Italy. Guest Lecturer, 2009
Notre Dame de Namur University, Wiegand Gallery. Belmont, CA. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 2008
J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. Guest Lecturer/Panelist, 2007
Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 2007
Chicago Architectural Foundation, Guest Lecturer, 2007
Santa Clara University, Guest Lecturer, 2005
Intuit Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago. Guest Lecturer/Panelist, 2004
Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA. Guest Curator, 2002
International Council of Museums, Triennial Conference Panelist, Barcelona, 2001
Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA. Guest Curator, 2001
City of Hayward, CA. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 2001
University of Santa Clara. Lecture/panelist. 2001, 1985, 1982
Arts Council Silicon Valley, “Arts Build Communities” conference panelist, 2000
Purdue University, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Kokomo/Howard County Public Library, IN. Guest Curator, 1999
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1999
Illinois State Museum, Chicago. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1999
California Arts Council Statewide Conference. Panelist, 1999, 1997
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Guest Curator/Lecturer/Panel Moderator, 1998
The Fund for Folk Culture, Santa Fe. Guest Curator/Project Director, 1997-98
Museum of American Folk Art, New York. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1998
Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Univ. of California, Davis. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1998
San Diego Museum of Art. Guest Curator/Project Director, 1994-1999
City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Dept.,” Living Roots” Conference panelist, 1997
High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1997
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University. Catalogue project director, editor, 1997
Oakland Museum of California. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1996
California State University, Hayward. Guest Lecturer, 1995
History Museum of Santa Cruz County/Arte Latino. Guest Lecturer, 1994
Art of California Magazine. Discovery Awards Juror, 1994
San Diego Museum of Art. Statewide Exhibition Juror, 1993
Judah Magnes Museum. Statewide Exhibition Juror, 1992
Montana State University, Bozeman. Guest Lecturer, 1991
Santa Cruz Art League. Statewide Exhibition Juror, 1991
Pajaro Valley Arts Council. Guest Curator, 1989
Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1989
American Cultural Centers, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Guest Lecturer, 1989
Binational Center, Lima, Peru. Guest Curator/Lecturer, 1988
Mendocino County Museum. Folk Cultural Specialist, 1987-1988
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art/Artist’s Equity. Panelist, 1987
University of California, Los Angeles. Guest Lecturer, 1986
American Association of State and Local History Annual Meeting. Panelist, 1986
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Juror, 1985
San Jose Art League. Juror, 1985
California Confederation of Arts. Panel, 1985
Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. Guest Curator, 1985
City of Oakland Sculpture Competition. Juror, 1985
California State University, Chico. Guest Lecturer and Juror, 1985
University of Santa Clara. Guest Lecturer, 2000, 1995, 1985, 1980
San Jose State University. Guest Lecturer, 1985
Danzantes Unidos Festival, San Jose. Guest Lecturer, 1985
California Folklore Society. Panlist, 1984, 1978
Sunnyvale Women in Business. Guest Lecturer, 1984
Daytona Beach Museum of Art. Guest Lecturer, January, 1983
Stetson University, DeLand, Florida. Guest Lecturer, 1983
Daytona Beach Community College. Guest Lecturer, 1983
Buffalo (NY) Museum of Science. Guest Lecturer, 1982
Walnut Creek (CA) Civic Arts Center Gallery. Guest Lecturer, 1981
University of Chicago. Guest Lecturer, 1981
Northwestern University. Guest Lecturer, 1981
University of Santa Clara. Guest Curator, 1981, 1978
California State University, Hayward. Juror, 1981
University of Wisconsin, Madison. Guest Lecturer, 1980
Hayward Area Festival of the Arts. Juror, 1980
Northern Illinois State University, DeKalb. Guest Lecturer, 1977
Kilgore College (Texas). Guest Lecturer, 1978
Museum of Cultural History, UCLA. Guest Lecturer, 1975
East Texas State University, Commerce. Guest Lecturer, 1975
Escultors de la festa: Els tallers Sarandaca, Ventura & Hosta i Dolors Sans (1985 – 2018). Co-authored by Manel Güell Barceló, Bienve Moya, Jo Farb Hernández, Paco Cruz, Amadeu Carbó, and Xavier Cordomí. Lleída: Pagès Edicions: 2018: 31 – 43.
“Seeing with the Hand, Painting with the Eye: Dynamism of Surface and Movement in the Work of La Pinturitas” in Hervé Couton, La Pinturitas. Montauban: Éditions Alpas, 2018.
L’últim barret d’en Garrell. (Exhibition brochure). Salt (Girona), Spain: Casa de Cultura Les Bernardes, 2016
Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition. (Exhibition brochure) Kokomo: Indiana University, 2016
Introduction. Where the Heaven Flowers Grow: The Life and Art of Leonard Knight. (Photographs by Aaron Huey). Seattle: Outsider Press, 2015.
Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments. London: Raw Vision, 2013.
Introduction, Acknowledgments, and General Editor. Creativity, Change, Commitment: A Celebration of 100 Years of the Department of Art. San José: Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, 2013.
Jon Serl: The Mutability of Being. San José: Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, SJSU, 2013.
Gerald Walburg: Looking, Thinking, Making. San José: Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, SJSU, 2007.
Forms of Tradition in Contemporary Spain. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press/San Jose State Univ., 2005.
Peter Shire: Go Beyond the Ordinary. Co-author and general editor; additional comments by Frank Lloyd, Marco Zanini, et al. San Jose: Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, 2004.
Marc D’Estout: Domestic Objects. Co-authored with Meredith Tromble, additional contributions by Philip Linhares and Robert Milnes. San Jose: Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, 2003.
Sam Richardson: The Color of Space. Co-authored with Patricia A. Sanders, introduction by Cathy Kimball. San Jose: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, 2002.
Irvin Tepper: When Cups Speak. Life with the Cup: A 25-Year Survey. (Additional essays by James Harithas, Janet Koplos, David A. Ross, Paul Schimmel et al). San José State University, 2002.
Mel Ramos. (co-authored with Flaminio Gualdoni and Enrico Mascelloni). Orvieto, Italy: Palazzo dei Sette, 2001.
Holly Lane: Small Miracles. New York: Schmidt Bingham Gallery, 2001.
Mel Ramos: The Galatea Series. Hamburg: Thomas Levy Gallery, 2000.
Fire and Flux/An Undaunted Vision: The Art of Charles Strong. Co-author. Belmont, CA: Wiegand Gallery, 1998.
Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition. Monterey Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.
Pohribny, Arsén, Pavel Konecny, Jiri Vykoukal, Jan Kriz, Jo Farb-Hernandez, Alena Nadvornikova, Jenny and Jan Hladikovi. Onirické vize Anny Zemankové. Muzeum umeni Olomouc (Czech Republic), 1998.
A.G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997.
Jeremy Anderson/The Critical Link: A Quiet Revolution. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1995.
Jeannette Maxfield Lewis:A Centennial Celebration Introduction and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art 1994
Creating a Style: Sam Colburn/The Early Years. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1994.
Brad Cole: Another Room. Preface and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1993.
“Wonderful Colors!”: The Paintings of August Francois Gay. Introduction and general editor, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1993.
Armin Hansen at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. Introduction and general editor, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1993.
Photographic Views of Meiji: A Portrait of Old Japan. Acknowledgments and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1992.
Anders Aldrin: 1889-1970. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1992. (Brochure)
Alan Shepp: The Language of Stone. Introduction and general editor, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1991.
Lorser Feitelson: Exploration of the Figure 1919-1929. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1990.
The Quiet Eye: Pottery of Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach. Introduction and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1990.
The Expressive Sculpture of Alvin Light.Introduction and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1990.
Colors and Impressions: The Early Work of E. Charlton Fortune, Introduction and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1989.
Jane Gottlieb: Monuments. Introduction. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1989
From Old Timer to New Timer: The Life and Work of Mark M. Walker. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1989.
Earl Cunningham: His Carefree American World. Introduction. Mennello Foundation, 1989.
The Artist and the Myth. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1987. (brochure)
Henrietta Shore. Introduction and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1986.
The Peters’ Heritage. Editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1987.
Armin Hansen at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. Introduction and general editor, 1986.
The Monterey Photographic Tradition: The Weston Years. Introduction and general editor. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1986.
The Heritage of India: Stowitts. Foreword. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1986.
New Furnishings (co‑authored with Marc D’Estout). Santa Clara: Triton Museum of Art, 1985.
Three From the Northern Island: Contemporary Sculpture from Hokkaido. Triton Museum of Art, 1984.
Crime and Punishment:Reflections of Violence In Contemporary Art. Triton Museum of Art, 1984.
Harriete Estel Berman: A Family of Appliances You Can Believe In. Triton Museum of Art, 1983.
Noritake Art Deco Porcelains. (Foreword). Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, 1982.
Mexican Indian Dance Masks. Author. Triton Museum of Art, 1982.
Robot Sculptures/The Robot Builder’s Manual: Metal Works by Clayton Bailey. (co-authored with Clayton Bailey and Mark Levy), Triton Museum of Art, 1981.
Native American Artifacts of California and the Southwest. Editor, Triton Museum of Art, 1980.
Day of the Dead: Tradition and Change in Contemporary Mexico. (co-authored with Sam Hernandez). Triton Museum of Art, 1979.
Elizabeth Boott Duveneck: Her Life and Times. Editor, Triton Museum of Art, 1979.
Aasen, Freimark, Middlebrook: Horse of a Different Color. Editor, Triton Museum of Art, 1979.
Our Heritage in Clothing. Triton Museum of Art, 1978.
“Peter’s Garden.” Raw Vision 110 (Spring 2022): 48-53.
“Justo Gallego 1925-2021: Building a Dream with Belief,” Folk Art Messenger 31:3 (Winter/Spring 2022): 34-35.
“Remote, Rocky, and Remarkable: Josep Amenós Felip’s Hand-constructed ‘Tire Park,” brutjournal 5 (January 2022). https://brutjournal.com/article/spain-josep-amenos-felip/.
“Obituary: Self-Taught Cathedral-Maker Justo Gallego Martínez,” brutjournal 5 (January 2022). https://brutjournal.com/article/obituary-spanish-artist-justo-gallego/.
“Justo Gallego Martínez (1925-2021).” Raw Vision 109 (Winter 2021/2022): 13.
“Flamenco Nation: The Construction of Spanish National Identity.” By Sandie Holguín. Review. Western Folklore 81:1 (Winter 2022): 91-94.
“José Cao Lata: Art as a Call to Action/L’art comme un appel à se rallier.” Outsider Art & Co., Fall 2021 : 56-61.
“José Escuredo Vega’s Memorials of Art, Culture, and Devotion,” brutjournal 3 (October 2021). https://brutjournal.com/article/escuredos-art-environment/.
“In Spain, Unique, Site-Specific, Artist-made Environments Beckon – and Need Urgent Care,” brutjournal 1 (June 2021). https://brutjournal.com/article/n-spain-unique-site-specific-artist-made-environments-beckon-and- need-urgent-care-exclusively-for-brut-jo-farb-hernandez-reports/.
“Le torri di Sabato Rodia a Watts: Una Lunga Lotta e un’incerta Vittoria,” Osservatorio Outsider Art 21 (Spring 2021): 48 – 73.
“Taking it with you when you go: The Monumentality of Death and Everlasting Life in Artist-built Environments.” In Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time, ed. by Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez. Monographic Issue, Eikón Imago 10 (2021): 129-144.
“Joe Cole: Art that Comes from Within,” Folk Art Messenger 30:2 (Fall/Winter 2020): 12-15.
“Parque Mudéjar creator passes away,” Raw Vision. https://rawvision.com/news/parque-mudejar-creator-passes-away. Posted June 18, 2020.
“Félix Arranz Pinto (1934 – 2020),” Raw Vision. https://rawvision.com/news/felix-arranz-pinto-1934-2020. Posted June 18, 2020.
“La Lucha para Salvar La Casa de Dios de Julio Basanta y Otros Endangered Art Environments,” Revista Bric-a-Brac Arte Outsider 3 (Spring 2020): 44-50.
“In Memoriam: Roger Cardinal (1940-2019),” Revista Bric-a-Brac Arte Outsider 3 (Spring 2020): 5-8.
“’Pillipo’ José García Martín (1932-2019). Raw Vision 104 (Winter, 2019/2020): 12.
“Espacios Singulares,” OEE Texts. https://sites.google.com/site/oeetexts/farb-hernandez-jo-espacios-singulares. Posted October 18, 2019.
“Environment Makers: Rhea Marmentini,” Raw Vision 103 (Autumn, 2019): 59.
“Environment Makers: María Rodríguez,” Raw Vision 103 (Autumn, 2019): 64.
“Environment Makers: Neus Sala,” Raw Vision 103 (Autumn, 2019): 65.
“Espacios Singulares: una introducción a SPACES y a los “art environments” en España y en el mundo,” Revista Bric-a-Brac / Arte Outsider No. 2 (Summer 2019): 39-62. http://www.arteoutsider.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/numero-2_completo.pdf.
“Materiality in the Study of Art Environments: Manuel Garrido Villalba and the Power of Stone,” Creatividad, fantasia, anécdota e ideación: Curiosidades estéticas e historiográficas en el Arte y la Cultura Visual. La Rioja: Aguja de Palacios Ediciones, 2018.
“Julio Basanta (1933 – 2018),” Raw Vision 99 (Autumn/Fall, 2018): 13.
“Home is Where the Heart Is: Built Environments of Expatriate Artists in Spain,” Revista Bric-à-Brac / Arte Outsider. http://www.arteoutsider.com/environmentsofexpatriateartistinspain/. Posted May 28, 2018.
“The Work of SPACES,” Raw Vision 97 (Spring 2018): 20 – 29.
“Francisco González Gragera 1925 – 2016,” Raw Vision 94 (Summer 2017) : 13.
“Singular Spaces: les environnements d’art en Espagne,” Création Franche 45 (December 2016): 16 – 21.
“Josep Pujiula i Vila: Miracle Builder 1937 – 2016,” Folk Art Messenger 27:1 (Fall/Winter 2016-2017): 37.
“Jeanne Smith Morgan: Life-Long Activist for the Watts Towers,” Folk Art Messenger 27:1 (Fall/Winter 2016- 2017): 32-3.
“Folk Art in the Fine Art Museum,” Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First-Century Perspectives. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017: 89 – 105.
“Singular Spaces: The Power and the Passion of Spanish Art Environments,” Revista Sans Soleil – Estudios de la Imágen 8 (2016), 285-303.
Outsider Art Sourcebook: An International Guide to Art Brut and Outsider Art. Raw Vision, 2016: 26, 36, 40, 233, 238, 261, 273, 275, 292, 332.
Horace Pippin: The Way I See It, ed. by Audrey Lewis Book Review. CAA Reviews. http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2844#.V7Zbz6KT43e. Posted August 18, 2016.
“Josep Pujiula i Vila 1937 – 2016,” Raw Vision 90 (Summer 2016): 11.
“Jon Serl,” As Essential as Dreams. Houston: The Menil Collection, 2016: 74-79.
“Battles of Good versus Evil in Contemporary Manifestations of Pre-Christian Traditions: The Catalan Correfoc,” Religious Diversity Today – Experiencing Religion in the Contemporary World: Volume II: Ritual and Pilgrimage. Denver and Santa Barabara: ABC-CLIO, LLC (2015) : Cover and 159 – 188.
“Labyrinth and Cabins of Argelaguer,” Forecast Public Art – Public Art Review. 52 (Spring/Summer 2015): 60-61. http://forecastpublicart.org/public-art-review/current-projects/2015/07/labyrinth-cabins-argelaguer/
“The place to be; kunst-environments in Spanje.” Out of Art (Amsterdam) 10:1 (May, 2015): 34-39.
“Singular Spaces.” Raw Vision 85 (Spring 2015): 28-35.
“Josep Pujiula receives two awards.” Raw Vision 84 (Winter 2014/15): 10.
“Tra magia e meraviglia. SPACES e la documentazione di Art Environments [Between magic and marvel: SPACES and the Documentation of Art Environments].” In Osservatorio Outsider Art 8 (Fall 2014)78-87.
“Singular Spaces.” The Outsider 19 (Fall 2014): 22-23.
“Local Art, Global Issues: Tales of Survival and Demise Among Contemporary Art Environments.” In Luisa Del Giudice, ed., Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014: 29-67.
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“Leonard Knight 1931-2014,” Folk Art Messenger 25:1 (Spring 2014): 30.
“Singular Spaces: Spanish Art Environments.” Folk Art Messenger 24:3 (Fall/Winter 2013): 26-31.
“José María Garrido: A Sailor Without the Sea.” Elsewhere – International Journal for Self-Taught and Outsider Art I: 1 (2013): 88 – 102.
“SPACES – Past Successes, Future Goals.” Elsewhere – International Journal for Self-Taught and Outsider Art I: 1 (2013): 103 – 104.
“Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain,” Raw Vision 78 (Spring 2013): 13.
“Francisco del Río Cuenca.” The Follies Journal. 12: 1 – 16. Birmingham, UK: The Folly Fellowship, 2013.
“Norman J. ‘Bud’ Goldstone 1926-2012,” Raw Vision 77 (Winter 2012/2013): 19.
“Linard Conference,” Raw Vision 77 (Winter 2012/2013): 63.
“Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain,” Raw Vision 75 (Spring/Summer 2012): 16.
“Juan María García Naveira,” The Follies Journal: Grottoes and Other Follies. 11: 47 – 72. Birmingham, UK: The Folly Fellowship, 2011.
“SPACES Update,” Folk Art Messenger 22:2 (Fall/Winter 2010/2011): 36.
“Taya Doro Mitchell: Art for Healing,” Raw Vision 71 (Winter 2010/2011): 40-45.
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Teresa J. Wilkins, Patterns of Exchange: Navajo Weavers and Traders. Book review. Western Folklore 69:2 (Spring 2010): 254-256.
Diamond, Heather A. American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition. Book review, Western Folklore 69:2 (Spring 2010): 267 – 269.
Pravina Shukla, The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India. Book review. Western Folklore 69:1 (Winter 2010): 132-134.
“Tradition and Innovation: Extremeñan Connections and Collaborations,” Ceramics Technical 30 (April 2010): 59-64.
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Russell, Charles, Sacred and Profane: Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art. Book review. Western Folklore 68:2-3 (Spring/Summer 2009): 369-371.
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“Patrick Arthur Polk, Botánica Los Angeles: Latino Popular Religious Art in the City of Angels.” Book Review. Western Folklore VXIV.3 & 4 (Summer and Fall, 2006): 342-344.
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“Irvin Tepper: When Cups Speak,” Kerameiki Techni (Athens) 46 (Spring 2004): 17-22.
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“Couple’s dream becomes shared vision and exciting reality.” Monterey Herald. May 27, 1993: Supplement: 1.
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“Wonderful Colors: The Paintings of August Francois Gay,” American Art Review. Spring 1993: 120-123.
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Outsider Art Fair, Paris. “L’Art Brut en Amérique?” 2018: 63.
Burkhart, Kenneth C. and Lisa Stone. Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow. Chicago: Terra Foundation for American Art, 2018: 132-133.
Weigel, Jeane George. “Isabro Ventura ‘Charro’ Ortega, at Home in the Clouds,” High Road Artist. http://high-road-artist.com/15930/artist-profiles/isabro-ventura-charro-ortega-at-home-in-the-clouds/. Posted August 21, 2018.
Wojcik, Daniel. Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016: 28, 210-214.
Michel Thévoz. L’Art Brut. Paris : SNELA La Différence, 2016: 37.
Laurent Danchin and Pascale Marini-Jeanneret, Architectures, Lausanne/ Milan, Collection d’Art Brut/ 5 Continents Editions, 2015.
Insider 5:1 (Winter 2011). Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 6-7.
Connect.50:1 (January/February 2011) Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: 2
“Sabato (Simon, Sam) Rodia,” L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980. Los Angeles: California International Art Foundation, 2010: 382.
Wisconsin Art Environment Consortium. Wandering Wisconsin. Sheboygan, WI: John Michael Kohler Art Center,Herman Rusch’s Prairie Moon: cover.
The Incredible Power of One. Taro Hasumi. Seoul, Korea: Sallim Books, 2009: Tom Every and the Forevertron, Baraboo, WI:26-31 (4 photos); Sabato Rodia’s Towers, Watts, Los Angeles, CA: 38, 43; Josep Pujiula, Argelaguer, Spain: 98–103.
“Josep Pujiula i Vila,” Outer Horizons: Faire Chanter l’Espace 2 (2009) : 10-11.
The Incredible Power of One. Taro Hasumi. Japan: Takarajimasha, Inc., 2008: Tom Every and the Forevertron, Baraboo, WI:14–17 (4 photos); Sabato Rodia’s Towers, Watts, Los Angeles, CA: 22, 25; Josep Pujiula, Argelaguer, Spain: 62–65.
Sublime Spaces and Visionary Worlds. Leslie Umberger, with contributions by Erika Doss, Ruth DeYoung Kohler, Lisa Stone, and Jane Bianco. Sheboygan: John Michael Kohler Art Center, 2007: 21, 38-39.
The Last Resort, Lagunitas. A.J. Marson, Director and editor. 2020. Photographs.
Sobre la Marxa – The Inventor of the Jungle. Jordi Morató Pujol, Director and editor. 2014. Photographs and video, 77 min.
Garrell “El Tarzan d’Argelaguer.” Documentary, Dir. Marc Barceló Jordan, Executive Producer Dani Baró Guillamon, Line Producer Josep Serra Plans. 2013. Interviewed. 65 min.
Forms of Tradition in Contemporary Spain: Evelio López Cruz, Ventura and Hosta, Les Gàrgoles de Foc, JosepPujiula i Vila. Director, screenwriter, assistant editor. San Jose State University, 2006, 140 min.
A Sense of Place: Stranger in Paradise. Helen Borten, Producer, 2002. Public Radio Int’l. 28:55 min.
Yield to Total Elation:The Life and Art of A.G. Rizzoli Hearts and Hands Media Arts, 2001. Project Advisor 50 min.
Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition. Mac and Ava Motion Pictures Production, 1999. Executive Producer. 52 min.
Longtimers: Senior Artists of the Monterey Peninsula.Boczkowski/Wainscoat Productions, 1993, Interviewed. 60 min.
Time Captured in Paintings: A Central Coast Perspective. Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art/Mac and Ava Productions, 1991. Art Historian/Screenwriter. 16 min.
From Old Timer to New Timer: The Life and Work of Mark M Walker. Mendocino County Mus.1989. Folk Cultural Specialist. 30 min.
Exhibitions (third-party curators):
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Art Brut XXL. June 28 – September 22, 2019. [photographs]
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Outliers and American Vanguard Art. January 28 – May 13, 2018. [photograph]
Collection d’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Architectures exhibition, November 13, 2015 – April 17, 2016.
“4t Sexteni: Foc i Flama,” City Hall, Horta de Sant Joan (Tarragona), Spain. October 2015. [photographs]
“The 2015 International Award for Public Art,” Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, University of Auckland, New Zealand. June 27 – July 6, 2015. [photographs]
“Singular Spaces: From the Eccentric to the Extraordinary in Spanish Art Environments,” Fowler Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. April 12 – September 6, 2015.
“Josep Pujiula i Vila,” Argelaguer (Spain), July 2013
Photographs of the work of Sabato Rodia (Watts Towers, Los Angeles) and Josep Pujiula i Vila (Towers/Labyrinth, Argelaguer, Spain), Palais Ideal, Hauterives, France. May 1–October 1, 2013.
“L.A. Icons: Urban Light and Watts Towers,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art @ Charles White Elementary School, Los Angeles. October 15, 2010 – March 31, 2011. [photographs]
“Josep Pujiula i Vila,” Argelaguer, Spain. September 28, 2008. [photographs]
“Escultors de la Festa,” Centre Artesania Catalunya de Barcelona, Spain. January 30 – March 30, 2008.
“Connections and Links,” Department of Art and Art History Gallery, Santa Clara University, November-December, 2005. [photographs]
Gary Shapiro. “Jo Farb Hernández.” From the Bookshelf. KSCO Santa Cruz, CA. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jo-farb-hernandez/id543708822?i=1000517839671. April 19, 2021.
Aragón TV. ‘La Casa de Dios’ en Venta,” Aragón en Abierto. http://alacarta.aragontelevision.es/programas/aragon-en-abierto/miercoles-7-de-octubre-07102020-1804. October 7, 2020.
Balcells Huguet, Judit. “Sant Martí de Malda hereta un parc artistic que els experts qualifiquen d’‘art singular,’” TV3 A La Carta : Telenoticies-comarques. https://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/telenoticies-comarques/sant-marti-de-malda-hereta-un-parc-artistic-que-els-experts-qualifiquen-dart-singular/video/5948347/. Posted October 29, 2019.
Atónitos Huéspedes Aragon TV. “Bueno, bruto y bonito,” YouTube.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpBR42QAIkM. Posted October 21, 2019.
New Books Network. Rachel Hopkin. http://newbooksnetwork.com/jo-farb-hernandez-singular-spaces-from-the- eccentric-to-the-extraordinary-in-spanish-art-environments-raw-vision-2013/. Posted March 28, 2018.
Jake Brownell and Noel Black. National Public Radio, KRCC Colorado Springs. “Wish We Were Here: Bishop Castle.” http://krcc.org/post/wish-we-were-here-episode-7-bishop-castle. June 5, 2015.
National Public Radio, KPBS. News. Angela Carone, “Efforts to Save Salvation Mountain Under Way,” December 22, 2011. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/dec/22/efforts-save-salvation-mountain-underway/.
National Public Radio, KPBS. News. Angela Carone, “The Future of Salvation Mountain Uncertain,” December 20, 2011. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/dec/20/future-salvation-mountain-uncertain/
National Public Radio, KQED “Forum” with Michael Krasny, “A.G. Rizzoli.” 1997.
From French to English:
Couton, Hervé. “La Pinturitas de Arguedas: Painting as a Source of Life,” Raw Vision 93 (Spring 2017): 14-19.
_____. “María Ángeles Fernández Cuesta,” SPACES. http://spacesarchives.org/explore/search-the-online-collection/maria-angeles-fernandez-cuesta-la-pinturitas/. Nd.
_____. “Painting as a Source of Life,” La Pinturitas. Montauban: Édition Alpas, 2018: 43-46.
Danchin, Laurent. “‘Street Art’ Brut. La Pinturitas’ Endless Palimpsest Mural,” La Pinturitas. Montauban: Édition Alpas, 2018: 53-56.
Lobert, Sylvaine. “Didier Lobert de Bouillon Viéville,” Revista Bric-a-Brac Arte Outsider 3 (Spring 2020) : 51-54.
Department of Art and Art History, San José State University, naming of Jo Farb Hernández Masters Gallery
San José State University, Central Research and Scholarship Award, 2017, 2018, 2019
Department of Art and Art History, San José State University, Professional Development Award, 2017, 2018
College of Humanities and Arts, San José State University, Professional Development Award, 2016, 2017
College of Humanities and Arts, San José State University, Award for Research and Scholarly Achievements, 2016
College of Humanities and Arts, San José State University, Travel Fund Award, 2015
Where the Heaven Flowers Grow book: The Ten Best Photography Books of the Year. Smithsonian.com
San José State University, President’s Scholar, 2014.
American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition. Second prize: books/catalogues, 2014, for Singular Spaces.
San José State University, Quarterback Club, Outstanding Faculty – Selected by Academic Affairs, 2014.
Sobre La Marxa film:
Best full-length documentary film. Iberoamericano prize of Fénix cinema, 2015
Best First Work. Festival of First Works, Visual Cine Novísimo, Spain, 2015
First prize, feature-length documentary film. Alcances, Cinematic exhibition of the Atlantic, Cádiz, 2014
Special Jury Mention, MedFilm Festival, Rome, 2014
Special People’s Choice mention, Festival of Málaga: Spanish Cinema, 2014
People’s Choice First Place Award, Festival Internacional de cinema d’autor de Barcelona [Centre de Cultura Contemporánea Barcelona], 2014
Best Short Film, Trento Film Festival, Italy, 2014
People’s Choice Award, Trento Film Festival, Italy, 2014
People’s Choice Award (Top Ten), International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2014
San José State University, SSETF Fund award, 2013.
City of Banyoles, Spain. Honored for Forms of Tradition in Contemporary Spain, 2012.
San José State University, Award for Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activity, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015.
San José State University, Undergraduate Research Award (Faculty Mentor), 2013.
California State University, Research Fund Award, 2010.
Council for International Exchange of Scholars. Fulbright Senior Scholar in Residence. Spain, 2008.
University of Chicago/American Folklore Society. “Chicago Folklore Prize” (international award) for Forms ofTradition in Contemporary Spain, 2006.
San José State University, “Global Lens” photography competition, 3rd place, faculty/staff category, 2005.
International Gallery of Superb Printing, Silver Award of Excellence for Marc D’Estout: Domestic Objects, 2004.
Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Traditional Arts Development Program Grant, 2002, 2006.
California State University, Lottery Grant Award, 2004, 2001.
California State University Research Award, 2011, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001.
National Endowment for the Arts. Design Arts Grant, 2002.
College of Humanities and the Arts Dean’s Small Grant/Grant Development Support Awards, SJSU, 2005, 2001.
“Ten Best Art/Architecture Books-1997” for A.G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions. Amazon.com.
New York Booksellers Association, Honorable Mention for A.G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions.
Caroline Goldsmith Fellowship, ARTtable, 1997, 1996.
CINE Golden Eagle Award for Time Captured in Paintings video, 1992.
Leader of the Decade – Arts, Leadership Monterey Peninsula, 1992.
Rockefeller Fellowship, 1976‑1977, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
Ralph C. Altman Award, Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, 1975
Phi Beta Kappa, 1974
Trewartha Award, University of Wisconsin, 1974
National Honor Society, 1970
Selected Board Memberships:
Advisory Council, Bric-a-Brac Arte Outsider journal, Spain and Italy. 2017 – present
Advisory Board, Laboratorio Galego de Ecocrítica, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. 2017 – present
International Editorial Board, Elsewhere: The International Journal of Self-Taught and Outsider Art (Australia), 2013 – present
National Advisory Board, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, Wilson, NC. 2010 – present
Founding Board of Directors, and Executive Board, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, 2002—2010
Founding National Advisory Board, Friends of Fred Smith, 2002- present
International Editorial Board, Raw Vision Magazine, 2001- present
National Advisory Board, SPACES, 2000—2004; Board of Trustees, 2004 – present
The Fund for Folk Culture, National Advisory Council, 1995-98
President, Board of Directors, California Association of Museums, 1991-1992
Executive Board, California Association of Museums, 1985 – 1994 (Vice-President, 1985-91)
Western Museums Conference, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1989‑91
Professional Fieldwork Research:
European “outsider” art environments, 1976, 1997, 1999-present
American ”outsider” art environments, 1974‑1976, 1997, 2000-present
Traditional ceramics, material culture, and performance events, Spain, 1999-2005, 2007-present
Yaqui Semana Santa Observances, 1992, 1995, 2014
Mexican Day of the Dead Observances, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981
California Day of the Dead Observances, 1980, 1982, 2000- present
Northwest Coast Native American Carving Techniques, 1981
Vernacular Architecture, Eastern Europe, 1981
Bulgarian‑American Easter customs, Los Angeles, 1976
American quilts and quilters, Texas and Arkansas, 1975‑1977
Macedonian folk dance, art, and traditional material culture, 1973, 1976
Professional Relations/Community Services:
American Association of Museums (National Program Committee, 1992-93; Museum Assessment Program Surveyor, 1990, 1994; Panelist, Annual Meeting, 1983)
United States Information Agency (Proposal Review Panelist, 1992; Lecturer, 1989; Project Director, 1988-89)
Western Museums Association (Executive Board and Board of Directors, 1989-1991; Program Committee, Annual Meeting, 1991, 1990 (Chair), 1984; Chair, panel, Annual Meeting, 1986, 1984; Nominating Committee, 1985-1986)
California Association of Museums (President, Board of Directors, 1991-1992; Vice-President, Board of Directors, 1985-1991; Executive Board, Board of Directors, 1993-1994; Chair, Executive Search Committee, 1993; Chair, Annual Meeting, 1990; Panelist 1993; Chair, Nominating Committee, 1990, 1988, 1992-3; Chair, Membership Committee, 1985-1987)
California Arts Council (Consultant, Grants Panel, Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, 1999; Grants Review Panelist, Visual Arts Organizations, 1986, 1992; Grants Review Panelist, Multi-Cultural Entry program, 1989; Grants Review Panelist, Traditional Folk Art program, 1988-1990; Site Evaluator, Visual Arts Organizations panel, 1985-1990; Grants Review Panelist, Artist-in-Residence program, 1983-1985)
Grant Review/Professional Selection Panels:
Art Journal Peer Reviewer, 2021
Arts Council, Silicon Valley, Artist Laureate Nominator, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Delaware Division of the Arts. Individual Artists Fellowship juror, 2016
Community Foundation, Santa Cruz County, Rydell Fellowships, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
The Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka Fellowship Program, Nominator, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
Fund for Folk Culture, Traditional and Folk Arts Program Grants, 2001
Creative Work Fund, San Francisco, Traditional Arts Grants, 2001, 2004
Villa Montalvo, Artist Residency panelist, 2000
The Oakland Museum of California, Curator Search Committee, 1996
Monterey County Cultural Council, Executive Director Search Committee, 1989
San Francisco Arts Commission, Curator Search Committee, 1985
Business Awards for Support of the Arts, Santa Clara County, award panelist, 1985
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Art in Public Places panelist, 1984 – 1985
Cultural Council of Santa Clara County, Grant Partnership program, 1983
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Executive Director Search Committee, 1983
North San Mateo County Center for the Arts, Architectural Design Competition, 1982
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who of American Women
Who’s Who in the West
Who’s Who of Women in Education
World’s Who’s Who of Women
French: Reading excellent, writing and speaking very good
Spanish: Reading, writing, speaking excellent
Catalan: Reading very good
Galego: Reading fair