Deborah Howard-Page





City College of San Francisco, 1995-96 (art); 2008, 2010, 2012 (Dance)
University of California Santa Cruz, 2001; 1999 (Humanities)
San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A., 1990-93 (Painting)
Foothill College, 1988-90 (Painting & Drawing)
De Anza College, 1987-88 (Child Development, Ceramics)
Los Angeles Valley College, 1982-83 (E.C.E./Child Dev., 12 units)
Mount Saint Mary's College, 1975-77 (Painting major)
Classical ballet w/Eva Ralf, Elizabeth Schutz, Israel Gabriel, Laurie Ichino, Tatania Riabouschinska-Lichine, 1970-87; Zohar Dance Studio, 1987-88; Kathy Mata, 2011 to the present

selected exhibitions (history), California:


A dozen of my Garden Variety series paintings were on display throughout October at Farley's Coffee on Potrero hill. Remaining original paintings, reproductions, “wearables” and other merchandise remain in my studio, which is listed on ArtSpan's Open Studios map, Weekend #3, Sat., Oct. 31 & Sun., Nov. 1


From 2011 to 2013, I had the pleasure of teaching ballet at the S.F. Bayview Hunters Point YMCA. This led me back to my own dance practice (after a two decades-long break!), taking classes and rehearsing with Kathy Mata Ballet at Alonzo King's LINES San Francisco Dance Center. Kathy recommended Sally Miramon, who teaches basic beginning ballet there, to replace me at the Y. 


International Encaustic Artists Annual Retreat, Portland, OR

While there, I read Susan Brakney's informative and amusing Plan Bee. If interested in all things honey bee...and bee-yond (sorry, couldn't resist):

2010 and earlier

My first Introduction to Encaustics Wax Workshop* in Nov., 2011

International Encaustic Artists Annual Advance in San Francisco, Sept., 2010

Birds#7 and Nest#4 were on display in "For the Birds" at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA

Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, "Quinceanos," group exhibition, 2007

Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA "Beaux & Eros," group exhibition, 2006

Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, "Smitten," group exhibition, 2006

Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, "Images of the Virgin," group exhibition, 2004

San Francisco Public Library, group exhibition, 2003-05, 2012

YWCA U.C. Berkeley,"Binding Pigments," group exhibition, 2002

Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Art Auction, 2001

HANG gallery, ArtSpan auction, S.F. 2000, 2003

Gallery Luscombe, S.F., Valentine's group exhibition, 1998

Fort Mason, S.F., group exhibition, 1995

Cafe Fanari, S.F., solo show, 1994-95

Three Muses Gallery, S.F., group exhibition, 1992

art teaching experience:


Encaustics, S.F.A.I. 1998-2000; private/studio 2007, 2010
Art classes for home-schooled children, San Francisco, 1989-2008
Adult watercolor classes, private, 1988-2000
Ceramics Dept. Assistant, Mt. St. Mary's, Los Angeles, 1976-77

other work, teaching, membership experience:


San Francisco, CA:

Preschool Teacher, StarSeeds SF, 2016 to the present

Art Teacher, Congregation Beth Sholom Preschool/Pre-K., 2014-2016
Ballet Teacher, YMCA, 2010-2013

East Mission Improvement Association, member, 1995-2009
San Francisco Art Institute Artists Committee, 2000-2004
Veterinary assistant/receptionist, 24th Street Veterinary Hospital, S.F., 1994-98; 2000
Preschool teacher at Los Feliz Montessori & University Heights Childrens Center, S.F. Bay Area, 1987-90

Los Angeles, CA:

Bezalel Preschool, 1984-87 (Acting Director, 1986); Hollywood-Los Feliz Jewish Community Center, 1982-84

Ballet & modern dance instructor at The Dancer's Studio; Dupree Dance Academy; 3rd St. Dance Studio; performed with Lichine Ballet, Richard Oliver, Eva Ralf, Rudy Perez, 1979-87

Indian Earth, receptionist/accounts receivable, 1977-79
Jerry Braude Design, pasteup/studio assistant, 1974-76

Kindergarten teacher's aide at Highland Hall (A Waldorf School), 1973-75

selected collectors:


United States:

California, D. & K. Abbe; B. Allen; L. Beaudry & J. Foster; A. & F. Pastine; L. Killian; C. Matteucig; M. Stock; C. Stafford; T. Wright; A. Hecht; O. Williams & S. Stewart; A. Pastine & D. Croce; R. Varney & J. King; L. Caprini; M. Casenave & W. Zimmerman; L. Hoeber; T. Hoeber; L. Temple; J. & P. Makanna; family of B. Williams; J. & P. Makenna; A. & J. D.

Washington, M. Townsend

Minnesota, E. Kelly; D. & M. Murnane

North Dakota, family of L. Dietrich

Canada :

Ontario, P. Wedge; A. M. Stewart Page

United Kingdom:

London, P. Page

Manchester, L. Smith & T. Elston

Scotland, K. & G. Stanley


Tokyo, S. Verkhovsky & E. Goto


* this workshop went so well that we might do it again sometime.  If you are interested in arranging a session and/or signing up, send me an email.

I also recommend Introduction to Encaustics classes offered with Hylla Evans at Fort Mason, San Francisco; register with San Francisco City College.  Eileen P. Goldenberg gives great encaustics and ceramics workshops in San Francisco, too. Wax Works West give a variety of workshops, and have materials for sale, including DVD tutorials.  If you are in another geographical area, the International Encaustic Artists website may list workshops closer to you.

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