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CURRICULUM VITAE

Professional Experience:

Director/Curator, Thompson Gallery, and Professor, San Jose State University, 2000-present

Director, Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments (SPACES), 2006 – present

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

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

Educational History:

University of California, Berkeley, Museum Management Institute, certificate, 1981

University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Training in Museum Studies, 1978‑1979

University of California, Davis Extension, Museum Studies, 1978

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

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:

Arts Council, Silicon Valley, Artist Laureate Nominator, 2013, 2015

Community Foundation, Santa Cruz County, Rydell Fellowships, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013

The Fleishhacker Foundation, Eureka Fellowship Program, Nominator, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015

School of Art and Design, San José State University, Director Review Committee, 2001-2, 2010

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

 

Lectures/Guest Curating:

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

 

Publications:

Books/Catalogues:

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.

 

Journals/Collections:

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 Reviewshttp://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.

“Peter’s Garden: Case Study of a Spanish Art Environment.” In Environment, Space, Place 6:1 (Spring 2014): 97 – 124.

“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.

“Watts Towers Conservation,” Raw Vision 71 (Winter 2010/2011): 14.

“Damage to Pujiula’s Towers,” Raw Vision 71 (Winter 2010/2011): 10.

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.

“Josep Pujiula i Vila: Out of the Ashes,” Raw Vision 68 (Winter/Spring 2010): 57.

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.

“The Creative Urge,” Raw Vision 67 (Fall 2009): 55.

“Watts Towers,” Raw Vision 67 (Fall 2009): 61.

Rossov, Nanci, ed. “Seymour Rosen.” The Watts Towers: 50 Years Inspiring Art. Los Angeles: Watts Towers Art Center, 2009: 44.

“Don Reitz: Out of the Ashes,” Ceramics: Art and Perception 77 (Fall 2009): 3-7.

“Catalonia’s Labyrinth: Life Cycle of an Art Environment,” Taking the Road Less Traveled: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists International Conference Proceedings. Sheboygan, WI: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2009: 14-20. [conference 2007]

“Timelessness of Form,” Humberto Hermosillo Sculptor. San Jose: Hermosillo Trust, 2008:6-7. Co-authored with Sam Hernandez.

“Spanish Environment Under Threat From New Road,” Raw Vision. 64 (Autumn 2008): 14.

“SPACES Archive,” Raw Vision. 63 (Summer 2008): 24.

“SPACES Update,” Folk Art Messenger. 20:1 (Spring 2008): 30.

“Weavings of War,” [book review]. Western Folklife 67:1 (Winter 2008): 126-7.

“A.G. Rizzoli: Master Architect,” The Outsider XII:2 (Fall 2007): 11-16.

“Josep Pujiula i Vila’s Labyrinthine Environment.” Folk Art.32:2 (Spring/Summer 2007): 64–72.

“Forms of Tradition in Contemporary Spain.” Folk Art. 32:2 (Spring/Summer 2007): 72-73.

“Seymour Rosen.” Raw Vision. 58 (Spring 2007): 34–37.

“Seymour Rosen.” Folk Art Messenger. 19:1 (Fall/Winter 2006): 35.

“Art Environments.” Encyclopedia of American Folklife. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006. Vol.I: 50-54.

“Outsider Art.” Encyclopedia of American Folklife. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2006. Vol.III: 927-931.

“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.

“The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery and the Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University,” American Folklore Society Public Programs Bulletin. Vol. 23 (Spring 2006): 21-24.

“Forms of Tradition in Contemporary Spain,” Raw Vision 51 (Summer 2005): 61.

“Crafting Tradition,” Journal of American Folklore 117 (Spring 2004): 233-234.

“Irvin Tepper: When Cups Speak,” Kerameiki Techni (Athens) 46 (Spring 2004): 17-22.

“Collections Spotlight,” Le Temps. De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Fall 2003: 7.

“Addition as Primary Structure,” Competitions: Architecture, Art, Planning. 13.2 (Summer 2003): 18-31.

“Josep Pujiula i Vila.” Raw Vision. 40 (Fall 2002): 24-29.

“Raw Classics: A.G. Rizzoli,” Raw Vision. 39 (Summer 2002): 61.

“Watts Towers,” Raw Vision. 37 (December 2001): 32-39.

“Misch Kohn: Beyond the Tradition,” American Art Review. X.3 (May/June 1998): 164-9.

“Magnificent Manifestation: The Symbolic Architecture of A.G. Rizzoli.” Folk Art. 22.1 (Spring 1997): 34-45.

“The Dawn Drawings of Anna Zemankova.” Raw Vision. 14 (Spring 1996): 40-45.

“Folklore and Museums: Issues and Applications,”Putting Folklore to Use. Lexington:Univ. of KY Press, 1994.        

“Armin Hansen,” American Art Review. Summer 1993:156-157.

“Couple’s dream becomes shared vision and exciting reality.” Monterey Herald. May 27, 1993: Supplement: 1.

“Paul Dougherty,” 75 Works/75 Years: Collecting the Art of California. Laguna Beach: Laguna Art Museum, 1993.

“Wonderful Colors: The Paintings of August Francois Gay,” American Art Review. Spring 1993: 120-123.

“Two Sides of the Same Reality: The Day of the Dead in Mexico,” The World and I (Washington: The Washington Times), November 1990.

“From Old Timer to New Timer: The Life and Work of Mark M. Walker.” Humanities Network. (California Council on the Humanities) Summer 1989: 10.

“Folk Art in the Fine Art Museum,”Folklife and Museums. Nashville:Amer Assoc State and Local History, 1987.

“Clayton Bailey’s Robots,” Clayton G. Bailey: Science Fiction Sculpture. Walnut Creek Civic Arts Gallery, 1982.

“Kottler Collection:Noritake Ware 1921‑41,” National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Newsletter, 6.2 (1982): 6.

“Mexican Indian Dance Masks,” African Arts, XIV:3 (May 1981).

“Piecin’ & Quiltin’:Two Quilters in SW Arkansas,”Southern Folklore Quarterly 39.4(December 1975): 363-75.

 

 Photographs:

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.

 

Video/Film:

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 (my work in other curators’ projects):

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]

 

Radio:

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.

 

Awards/Distinctions:

College of Humanities and Arts, San José State University, Professional Development Award, 2016

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:

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

 

Bibliographical Listings:

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

 

Languages:

French: Reading, writing, speaking excellent

Spanish: Reading, writing, speaking excellent

Catalan: Reading excellent

Gallego: Reading fair

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