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Natalie Craig's expressionistic drawings, paintings, and collage are rendered in mixed media on paper. As an observer, she makes notes, sketches and photographs from various land/urban-scapes as the source materials for her compositions. These foundations are compiled into final works in her studio. Taking time for sketching and participaiting in figure drawing sessions are important parts of her practice. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at San Diego State University, California, and Masters of Fime Arts, and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. In recognition for her accomplishments in art she has been awarded grants by the Ingrid Nickelsen Trust, The Beverly Faben Artists Fund, and the Pollack Krasner Foundation.
Her studio is located in Arcata on the coast of Northern California.
Contact: nataliecraigartist@google.com

EDUCATION
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Master of Fine Arts, 1976
San Diego State University, Bachelor of Arts, Painting/Printmaking, 1971

AWARDS,
Ingrid Nickelson Trust Achievement Award, 2017
Beverly Faben Artists Fund, 2015
Ingrid Nickelson Trust, 2015
Pollack/Krasner Foundation Grant, 2013
Excellence in Economic Impact, North Coast Small Business Development Center, Eureka, CA, 2012
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Artist in Schools Grant, Winter 1977 - Spring 1981
Ford Foundation Student Tuition Grant, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Mi, 1975-76

RESIDENCIES, INDEPENDENT STUDY
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. March, 2014
Morris Graves Foundation Residency, Loleta, CA, March 2013
Thupelo Workshop, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2007
Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Maine, USA. Artist in Residence, August 2007
Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa. Artist in Residence, October - December 2003
Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, USA. Artist in Residence, September - December 1976
Printmaker’s Workshop, London, England.  Visiting Artist, Summer 1974
Penland School, Penland, North Carolina, USA. Independent Study, March 1973 - May 1974
Santa Reparata Graphic Art Center, Florence, Italy. Independent Study, Summer 1971

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017 – Conversa, Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA, Mixed Media Drawings
2016 – Group Show, Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings
2016 – “stories”, Piante Gallery, Eureka, CA.
2015 – “Thupelo Invitational”, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa. Gouache Painting
2015 – “5”x7”, Small Works Group Show, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA Mixed Media Drawing.
2015 – “Notations on The Great Highway”, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2014 – Figure Sketches, Sewell Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2014 –  “In Place,” Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2014 _ “immerge”, On-site Gallery, Arcata, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2013 – C Street Studios Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2013 – Redwood Arts Association Group Exhibit, RAA Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2013 – 7 Humboldt County Women Artists, Arcata/Eureka Airport, CA. Invitational. Mixed Media Drawings.
2013 – Sewell Gallery Invitational, Sewell Gallery, Eureka, CA. Group Show. Mixed Media Drawing.
2012 – Redwood Art Association Member Exhibit, RAA Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawing.
2012 – Recent Work, Moonstone Winery, Trinidad, CA. Solo exhibit: Mixed Media Drawings.
2012 – Recent Work, Upstairs Gallery, Arcata, CA. Solo exhibit: Mixed Media Drawings.
2011 – Recent Work, Moonstone Winery, Trinidad, CA. Solo exhibit: Mixed Media Drawings.
2011 – Local Artists, 2nd Street Studios, Eureka, CA. Figure Drawings.
2011 – “Abstract Paintings”, Wine Spot, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2010 – Member Exhibit, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2010 – Anniversary Invitational, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawings
2010 – New Work, Moonstone Winery, Trinidad, CA. Solo exhibit: Mixed Media Drawings.
2010 – Recent Work Plaza Design, Eureka, CA. Solo exhibit of Mixed Media Drawings and Paper Collages.
2010 – Miniature Exhibit, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Collage
2010 – “Shelter”, Accident Gallery, Eureka California. Digital Collage/Writings & DVD Installation.
2009 – Humboldt County Arts Council Member Exhibit, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawing.
2009 – Erotic Art, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Digital Collages.
2009 – Local Artists, 2nd Street Studios, Eureka, CA. Paper Collages
2008 – Humboldt County Arts Council Member Exhibit, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. Mixed Media Drawing.
2008 – “in landscape”, Plaza Design, Arcata, CA. Mixed Media Drawings.
2008 – “Self-Portrait Invitational”, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Digital Collage.
2008 – “Sharing Spaces”. Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Curator of exhibit from Thupelo Workshop Artists. Mixed Medias
2007 – “Body Erotic”, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Drawing.
2007 – “Figure Drawings from Stewart Drawing Group”, Libations, Arcata, CA. Drawings.
2007 – “Figurative Works”, Art of Wine Gallery, Eureka, CA. Drawings.
2006 – Humboldt County Arts Council Member Exhibit, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. Paper Collages.
2006 – Recent Work, Humboldt Showroom, Eureka, CA. Paper Collages and Drawings.
2006 – “Abstraction”, Humboldt Artworks, Arcata, CA. Paper Collages.
2006 – “Figurative Works”, Art of Wine Gallery, Eureka, CA. Drawings.
2005 – Humboldt County Arts Council Member Exhibit, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. Paper Collages.
2005 – “Self Portraits Invitational”, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA. Paper Collages.
2004 – Humboldt County Arts Council Member Exhibit, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA. Pastel Drawing.
2004 – Group Show, Humboldt’s Finest, Eureka, CA. Paper Collages.
2003 – “Razzmatazz”, Ruste-en-Vrede Gallery, Durbanville, South Africa. Drawings.
1999 – Group Show, Tiso Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Drawings and Paper Collages.
1982 – Faculty Exhibition. Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ. Drawings.
1981 – Faculty Exhibition. Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ. Drawings.
1980 – Recent Work, Thompson Park Gallery, Lincroft, NJ. Drawings.
1980 – Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH. Mixed Media Collages.
1978 – Recent Work, Thompson Park Gallery, Lincroft, NJ. Drawings, March 1978. Mixed Media Drawings.
1978 – Artist in Residence Exhibit. Monmouth Museum. Lincroft NJ. Mixed Media Collages.
1977 – Women’s Art Symposium Exhibit. Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN. Mixed Media Collages.
1976 – Master’s Thesis Exhibit, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. Mixed Media Drawings and Installation.
1975 – “The Tree and it’s Derivatives,” Spirit of the Earth Gallery, New Hope, NJ. Mixed Media Drawing/Collages.
1974 – Penland Craftsman, Northwestern Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC. Mixed Media Constructions.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
1971 – Present: Working artist
1995 – Present: Freelance Graphic Design
2005-2007 – Instructor, College of the Redwoods Extension, Eureka, CA. Beginning drawing and figure drawing.
1991-1997 – Art Director, Dow Jones Financial Publishing Corporation, Shrewsbury, NJ. Financial Publications and custom publishing
1981-1991 – Art/Production Director, McGraw-Hill, Tinton Falls, NJ. Black’s Real Estate Guide, 16 Annual Regional
1979-1982 – Adjunct Instructor, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ/Figure drawing and beginning drawing
1977-1981 – Artist in Residence/Artist in Schools Program, NJ State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ
NEA/NJSCA Grant. Classes, seminars and workshops in the arts for public schools (K-12), teachers and parents
1976 (Autumn) – Artist in Residence, Penland School, Penland, NC. Presentations, workshops, and studio work

WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS/PROJECTS
2015-17 – Figure Drawing and Painting, 3-day workshop, Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, Otis, Oregon
2015 – “On the Expressive in Imagery”, Sitka Center for the Arts and Ecology, Otis, Oregon
2015 – Accessibly Learning Collaborative, CA Newtworks for Collaboration, Participant, Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA
2014 -–2015 – Figure Drawing, Expressive Landscaped with Mixed Media, Sitka Center for Arts & Ecology, Otis, Oregon.
2013 – 2017 – Beginning Drawing: Approaches to Rendering the Human Figure. StewArt Studios, Arcata, CA.
2010 – Presentation: Preparing Successful Marketing Materials. North Coast Small Business Development Center, Eureka, CA
2007 – Thupelo Wrap Up. Seminar Leader, Cape Town, South Africa
2007 – Collage and Writing. Community Workshop, Acadia National Park, Schoodic Point, Winter Harbor, Maine
2003 – “Painting Your World.” Collaborative workshop for Homeless Children, Cape Town, South Africa
1985 – 1990 – Preparing Advertising Materials for Print Publishing. Black’s Real Estate Guide Sales Meetings, Red Bank, NJ
1981 – “Power of Drawing: Beginning Concepts in Your Art.” Presentation, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
1981 – Art Projects for Classroom Teachers. George Washington School, Elizabeth, NJ
1980 – “Visual Statements.” Workshop at Young Authors Conference, Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ
1980 – “Relations in the History of Music & Art.” Collaboration with A. Dimitry, Warnsdorfer School, East Brunswick, NJ
1979 – “Encouraging the Arts.” Presentation to Parents and Teachers, Central School, East Brunswick, NJ
1978 – “Movement in the Arts.” Collaboration with Maureen Dance Company, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
1978 –  “Conducting an Artist in Residence Program.” Seminar Leader, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
1977 – “The Image as a Total.” Women’s Art Symposium, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
1976 – Design and Color Theory. Penland School, Penland, NC
1976 – Installation as an Art Form. Penland School, Penland, NC

GALLERY/MEMBERSHIPS
The Black Faun Gallery, Eureka, CA
Humboldt Arts Council, Eureka, CA, Redwood Arts Association, Eureka, CA
Curator – Arcata/Eureka Airport Art Exhibitions