ART CV

Chris Volker

Education

BFA in Painting and Drawing, The U. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa  1980

B.S. in Psychology, Portland State U., Portland, OR  1987

M.A. in Art Therapy, Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles, CA 1989

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, CA Inst. of Integral Studies,  San Francisco, 1997

 

Juried Group Exhibitions

2020

Magnum Opus National Art CompetitionSacramento Art Center.  

Juror Linda Gelfman, MFA.  Two Paintings Accepted.

Abstract Art Show,  Sacramento Art Center,

Juror Pam Avery, MA.  Two Paintings accepted.

Second Place Award

Flux: Wax in Art,  Arts Benicia.

Juror Sara Post, MFA.  

KVIE PBS Arts Auction, Accepted Painting, "Breathing Space". 

2019

Bold Expressions National Art CompetitionNorthern California Artists Inc.

Sacramento Art Center.  Juror Chris Daubert, MFA.

Journey of Hope Art Show, Elk Grove Fine Art Center, Sacramento Fine Art Center

Crocker Art Museum.

California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Jurors Chris Daubert, MFA and Shiva Amadi, MFA.  

AWARD OF MERIT

 

Figurative Expressions Art Show at Elk Grove Fine Art Center.  Juror Sarma Karsiere, MFA.   

HONORABLE MENTION

53th Annual Mother Load National Art Exhibition, Placerville Arts Association.

Juror Margaret Welty, MA.

 

59th Annual Spring Show, Lodi Community Art Center.

 

In & Beyond the Garden, Elk Grove Fine Art Center.

Artistic Journey Membership Exhibition, Northern California Arts Inc.

Sacramento Art Center

 

7th Annual Open Fine Art Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Center,

Juror Michelle Gregor, MFA 

2018

6th Annual Open Fine Art Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Center  

Juror Kristina Gilmore, MA

Health Issues prevented painting most of this year. 

2017

5th Annual Open Fine Art Competition,  Elk Grove Fine Art Center, Juror D. Neath.

BEST PAINTING IN SHOW

Artistic Journey, Northern California Arts Membership Exhibition,  Sacramento Fine Art Center.

Magnum Opus XXVIII National Art Exhibit  Sacramento Fine Art Center. 

Jurors:  Gloria Wooley, MFA, and Chella MFA

In the Style of the Old Masters,  Sacramento Fine Art Center,

Juror Rachel Miller, Ph.D.

1982-1987

Artwork shown in multiple galleries in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.

1985

Awarded Best of Show National Fine Art Competition, Seattle, Washington,

Juror Lucinda Parker, MFA         

Honors

TUITION SCHOLARSHIP 

The School of Fine Art, U. of Iowa 1979-1980

 

ALPHA SIGMA NU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 

Loyola Marymount U.1989,  LA, CA

 

BEST IN SHOW - 1987

National Art Competition, Juror Lucinda Parker, Seattle, WA

 

BEST PAINTING - 2017

Fine Art Competition, Juror D. Neath, 2017, EGFAC, CA

 

AWARD OF MERIT - 2019

California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Jurors Chris Daubert, Shiva Ahmadi, 2019.

 

HONORABLE MENTION - 2019

Figurative Expressions Art Competition, Juror Sarma Karsiere, EGFAC.

SECOND PLACE AWARD - 2020

Abstract Art Show, Juror Pam Avery, Sacramento Art Center, CA

Publications

The Artist As Social Activist, presented at the National Art Therapy Conference in 

Las Vegas, 1989 and published in The Art Therapy Journal.

 

Family Art Therapy with Political Refugees, (book chapter) in Art Therapy with Families  

In Crisis, Edited by Debra Linesch, Ph.D. pub. by Brunner/Mazel, New York  1993

 

The Art Therapist as Social Activist, (book chapter) in Mourning, Memory and Life Itself,                by Maxine Junge, pub. by Charles Thomas, Illinois, 2008.

Membership

2020          American Women Artists Association

2019-2020  Associate Member of the Board, The Elk Grove Fine Art Center, Elk Grove, CA

2017-2020  Member, The Sacramento Fine Art Center, Sacramento, CA

2017-2020  Member, Northern California Arts, Inc.

1983-1987  Board of Directors/Exhibition Chair, The Northwest Artists Workshop,

                   Portland, Oregon.