Kay Carlson Sausalito California Colorist - Biography

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Born:   Meet the Artist
1948 Marshfield, Wisconsin Biography
1971 Relocated to San Francisco Exhibitions
Education:   Art Gallery
1970 B.F.A. in English Literature, University of Wisconsin, WI Purchasing Kay's Art
1972-75 Post Graduate Study in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA Prints
2007 Wayne Thiebaud critique seminar, University of California, Davis, CA Art Gifts
2007-09 Jove Wang Workshop, Marin Art School, Novato, CA Sausalito Art Studio
2008 Cedrick Egeli Portrait Workshop, Cape Cod, MA My Blog
    Media Interviews
Solo Exhibitions   Contact Kay
2016 Madrigal Wine Gallery, Sausalito, CA Kay's Mailing List

Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA

Kay's Free Ecards
2009-2011 Wm.Torphy Fine Arts, 255 California St. Corporate Exhibition San Francisco, CA Art Links
  Linda Penzur Gallery, San Anselmo, CA  
  Crome Architecture, San Rafael, CA  
2000,04,11 University of California at San Francisco CA Kay's Home Page
1996 Sausalito City Hall, Sausalito, CA  
1994 Bank of Marin, San Rafael, CA  
1992 Amex Corporation, San Rafael, CA  
1991 University of Wisconsin Wood County Center, Marshfield, WI  
1979 BankAmerica World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA  
2015 Google, San Francisco CA  
2012 & 2017 Marin Community Foundation, Sourcing Color, Novato, CA  
2012 Robert Beck Gallery, San Anselmo, CA  

Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA


 Gumps’ of San Francisco, CA

2009-10 Pearl Canyon Gallery, Carmel, CA  
2008 Claudia Chapeline Gallery, Christo’s Curtain Stinson Beach, CA  
2005,6,8 Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA  
  Marin/Scapes, Escalle Winery Exhibition, Larkspur (also 1992-96)  
  From the Artists Hand, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA  
  525 Market Street Corporate Exhibit, San Francisco, CA  
2003 Extemporanea di Nicola XXI, Nicola, Tuscany, Italy  
2002 Outside in, Inside Out, Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain  
2001 “A Personal Need” Manuel Neri’s Collection, Benicia Art Center  

American Impressionist Society, Wm Lester Gallery, Point Reyes St

  101 California Street Red Umbrellas Exhibition, San Francisco, CA  
1999-10 Falkirk Annual Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA  

Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA


Hearst Art Gallery, St. Marys’ College, Moraga, CA

1991-7-8-9 Mill Valley Art Festival, Mill Valley, CA (poster 2004)1995-98-00  

Nordic Five, Carnegie Art Center, Turlock, CA

1993-17 Marin Open Studios, Sausalito CA  
1991-17 Industrial Center Building Annual Open Studio, Sausalito, CA  
1991,04,02 Bolinas Museum Miniature Exhibition, Bolinas, CA  

Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR

1990 LEAA Southwest Regional Exhibition, New Mexico College,  

3 COM Corporation, Santa Clara, Ca  & Loral Corporation, San Jose

1989 Jan Holloway Gallery, Marin Six, San Francisco, CA  
1984 Sarah Rentschler Gallery, New York City, New York  

Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York/ Source Gallery, San Francisco

2004 Poster for the Mill Valley Art Festival, Commission  
2000 American Impressionist Society 2nd Annual Merit Award  
1991 University of Wisconsin Honorarium and Guest Artist Lecture  
2018-18 Marin Open Studios Executive Director, Founder  
1997,00 President & Board Member, SIGHT/INSIGHT Art Center, Mill Valley  
1998 Project Directr Underground Gallery, Downtown Art Cnter San Rafael  

Project Director & Founder, Marin Open Studios

1992,18 Tamalpais Community Education Teacher, drawing, painting  

College of Marin Instructor

2012 Marin Arts Council Board Member  (previously 1990-94)  
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  Group Exhibitions  
  Selected Collections  


Selected Collections  
BankAmerica Corporate Collection, San Franciso, CA Manuel Neri, Benicia, CA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  Itel Corporation, Boston MA
U.S. Department of Labor, San Francisco CA Vijay Mallya, Sausalito
Environmental Protection Agency, San Francisco    Chuck Curley,Larkspur
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Seattle WA

Peggy Haas, Ross, CA

Robert Mondavi, Oakville, CA       Sim Vander Ryn,Sausalito CA
Federal Home Loan Bank, of San Francisco, CA Peter Sullivan,SanFrancisco
Roberta Romberg, Napa, CA  Marc Weill, Greenbrae, CA
Maureen Blanc, San Franciso, CA Maureen Bluedorn, NewYork