Cheryl White

Cheryl White
Position: 
Adjunct Faculty, Art History

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Art, San Francisco State University, cum laude 
Master of Fine Arts in Art, Mills College 
Master of Arts in Art History, UC Davis 
Additional studies in Art History at UC Berkeley

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Art History Adjunct Faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1994-present 
Extension Division Instructor, University of California, Davis, 1990 
Extension Division Faculty, Calif. College of the Arts, 1985-87 

Work and Consulting Experience

Art Program Developer - Novato Youth Center, 1998 
Art Critic and Freelance Art Writer, 1986 to present 
Guest Curator - Richmond Art Center, 1993 
Assistant Director, Artists' Gallery - California College of the Arts 1984-85 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

I have been writing about art since 1987 for publications like "American Craft"; "ARTWEEK"; "The World and I"; "American Ceramics"; "Glass Art Magazine" and for the Richmond Art Center and Craft and Folk Art Museum. For the last seven years I was art critic for "The Pacific Sun", a Marin county weekly. 

I have a particular interest in the crafts and the art productions of other cultures, and have visited the pueblo cultures of the Southwest US; Oaxacan Valley potters in Mexico; Haida cultures in Canada and interviewed and written about Miwok and Pomo basketmakers. I have made three trips to India and in 1980 spent five weeks traveling and viewing art in China. 

Selected Lectures and Curatorial Work: 
San Francisco and Sonoma Artists' Groups, 1996-present 
"What is Postmodernism?", Visual Aid, 1999 
Panel Discussant, "What's Wrong with Craft Criticism?", SF Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 1994 
"Issues & Objects", cuated major craft exhibit, produced and wrote catalogue for the Richmond Art Center, 1993; 
"Sculpture's Expanded Field", Lecture: Richmond Art Center, 1992 

Guest Juror: 
Sonoma Salute to the Arts, 1999; 
Napa Valley Mustard Festival, 1997; 
Oakland Festival at the Lake, 1986

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

University of California Humanities Research Grant, 1990 
Eleanor E. Crumb Award, Mills College, 1978 
California State Graduate Fellowship, 1977