ARTIST PROFILE

My work is deeply influenced by the natural world. I've followed an intense calling to express the sense of Being Alive as watercolor paint on paper.

 

I paint mainly using a wet into wet technique out in nature. Whether painting intuitively or abstractly - botanicals and landscapes tend to make up my primary subject matter

Other than art, I'm mainly interested in Advaita Vedanta, hiking, and backpacking in the Sierras. I live in Sacramento, California and am happily married to my Gemini twin, Brian.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Allison Spreadborough is a landscape, botanical, and abstract painter residing in Northern California. Allison works directly from nature or from intuitive inspiration. She received her formal training as an artist at California State University, Sacramento and two local community colleges.

 

Allison improved her training with private instruction from several national watercolor masters and has developed a dreamlike expressionist style of painting. The importance of granulating pigment is notable in her work as is the use of a wet into wet watercolor technique.

 

Spreadborough has exhibited at CSUS, Sacramento, American River College; Sacramento City College and numerous group shows. Her work is included in several permanent public collections and numerous private collections. She is a member of California Plein Air Painters.

 

In 2019, Spreadborough was awarded a month-long artist-in-residence at the Bauhaus inspired residency at Pond Farm. Pond Farm is located at Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve, Northern California.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Allison Spreadborough

sacheart@comcast.net

916.804.6248

www.allisonspreadborough.com

 

EXPERIENCE:

Watercolor, Nature Journaling, Plein Air, Oil and Cold Wax on Paper

 

GALLERIES:

MEMBERSHIP:

  • Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

  • Rancho Cordova Arts, Rancho Cordova, CA

  • California Plein Air Painters

ARTIST RESIDENCY:

Residency at Pond Farm - California State Park Recreation Area, Guerneville, CA in May 2019 https://www.artistcommunities.org/residencies/pond-farm-artist-residency

 

RECENT SHOWS:

  • 2019  California State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibit, Sacramento, CA

  • 2019  Slice, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA; Julia Couzens, Juror

  • 2019  KVIE Art Auction, Sacramento, CA

  • 2019  Verge Center for the Arts, Preview Exhibition for 2019 Sac Open Studios

  • 2019  If I only had words to tell you/Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Route One - Point Reyes Station, CA; M. Louise Stanley, Juror

  • 2019  7th Annual Open Fine Arts Juried Competition, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, Elk Grove, CA; Michelle Gregor, Judge

  • 2019  Pence Gallery Art Auction, Davis, CA

  • 2019  Members Inaugural Show; Rancho Cordova Arts

  • 2019  Elk Grove Artists – 2019 Art Extravaganza Fair and Show, Elk Grove, CA; HONORABLE MENTION; Telagio Baptista, Judge

  • 2019  Big Names, Small Art, Art Auction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

  • 2018  In the Fields: Botanical Lore, Juried Competition, Arts Benicia; Jennifer Perlmutter, Juror

  • 2018  6th Annual Open Fine Arts Juried Competition, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, Elk Grove, CA; Kristina Gilmore, Judge

  • 2018  Road Maps/Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery Route One - Point Reyes Station, CA; DeWitt Cheng, Juror

  • 2018  Elk Grove Artists - Inaugural ARTSbeat Art Fair and Competition, Elk Grove, CA; HONORABLE MENTION; David Peterson, Judge

  • 2018  Big Names, Small Art, Art Auction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

  • 2018  Pence Gallery, All Things Wicked, Davis, CA, Curated by Eileen Hendren

  • 2018  Celebration of Life, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA; 9th Annual Non-Juried Group Show

  • 2018  Pence Gallery, Annual Art Auction, Davis, CA 

  • 2018  Verge Center for the Arts, Preview Exhibition for 2018 Sac Open Studios

 

PERMANENT COLLECTION:

  • Sacramento City College, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Point Reyes, CA

TEACHING:

 

  • Assistant, Sacramento City College – Davis Campus, Sacramento, CA (course: Beginning and Advanced Watercolor, Spring 2017 with Professor David Lobenberg)

  • Assistant, American River College, Sacramento, CA (course: Beginning Watercolor, Fall 1990 with Professor Gary Pruner)

MEDIA/PUBLICATIONS:

Print: One Hundred Years, One Hundred (and Twenty) Artists, An Exhibition Featuring Seven Decades of Sacramento City College Art Alumni http://www.scc.losrios.edu/kondos/documents/one-hundred-years-one-hundred-artists-catalog.pdf

 

Online:  Administrator and Creator of “Sacramento Watercolor Artists”, a Facebook Group est. 2015: https://www.facebook.com/groups/871398396245748/

EDUCATION:

2008 – 2019     Multi-day art workshops taught by: Andie Thrams, Anthony Rogone, Barbara Nechis, Bill Cone, Birgit O’Connor, Carol Carter, Carolyn Lord, Charles Reid, Cynthia Schildhauer, Dale Laitinin, David Lobenberg, Don Andrews, Gary Bukovnik, Jeannie Vodden, Joan Hoffmann, John Hewitt, John Muir Laws, Juan Pena, Karen Bower, Kathleen Dunphy, Kristin Meuser, Laurie Wigham, Lucy Sargeant, Michael Reardon, Robert Regis Dvorak, Sandy Delehanty, Sara Post, Stephen Curl, Stacey Vetter, Sterling Edwards, Tom Hoffmann, Tracy Reid Lewis.

 

1987 – 2007     Sacramento State University, American River College, and Sacramento City College with professors: Anne Gregory, Bill Chambers, Fred Dalkey, Gary Pruner, Harold Schwarm, Joan Moment, Michaele LeCompte, Oliver Jackson.

 

2012   Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology, National University, La Jolla, CA

Born in Sacramento, California

 

 

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Contact Allison Spreadborough at:

916.804.6248