Deborah Howard-Page





Modern Dance, Yoga at City College of San Francisco (2008, 2010, 2012); Business for Artists (1995-96)

Humanities at University of California Santa Cruz (2001, 1999)

Painting and drawing at San Francisco Art Institute (B.F.A., 1990-93); Foothill College (1988-90)

Early Childhood Development at Los Angeles Valley College  (1982-84); De Anza College (1988)

General studies at West L. A. Community College (1981)

Illustration and design at Otis Art Institute (1977)

Painting and drawing major at Mount Saint Mary's College (1975-78)

Classical ballet: Eva Ralf, Elizabeth Schutz, Israel Gabriel, Laurie Ichino, Tatiana Riabouschinska-Lichine (1970-87) Modern dance: Richard Oliver (1977-81); ballet and modern, Zohar Dance Studio (1987-88); Alonzo King LINES Ballet SF Dance Center, Kathy Mata Ballet, (2011-present)


2006 Peninsula Museum of Art Beaux & Eros, Belmont, CA

2010 International Encaustic Artists Advance Directory

2011 Encaustic Masters Inspirational Voices, Troutdale, OR


2020 Selected works at Dolci Salon, Potrero hill, S.F. CA

2019 Group exhibition, Nov. 5, 2019 - Feb. 9, 2020, "Love is a Rebellious Bird," at Mantra Wines & Gallery, Novato, CA

2016 Solo show, October, at Farley's Coffee, S.F. CA

2015 Solo show, October, at Farley's Coffee, S.F. CA

2011 - 2018 hiatus (to perform with KMB*), S.F. CA

2011 International Encaustic Artists conference, Portland, OR

2011 Introduction to Encaustics Wax Workshop, S.F. CA

2010 International Encaustic Artists Annual Advance conference, S.F. CA

2008 Birds#7 and Nest#4 on display in "For the Birds" at Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA

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

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

2005 Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA "Smitten," group exhibition

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

2003 - present San Francisco Public Library, annual group exhibition

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

2001 Art Auction, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, CA 

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

1996 Gallery Luscombe, S.F. CA, Valentine's group show

1995 Fort Mason, S.F. CA  group exhibition

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

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

Art instruction


2017 Encaustic tutor session, private/studio, S.F. CA

2014-16 Preschool art specialist at Congregation Beth Sholom, S.F. CA  

1998-2000 Encaustics demonstrations at San Francisco Art Institute, S.F. CA

2007, 2010 Encaustic workshops, private/studio, S.F. CA

1989-1998 Art classes for home-schooled children, CA

1988-2000 Adult watercolor classes, private studios, CA

1976-77 Ceramics Dept. Teaching Assistant (for Rita Yakoi) at Mount Saint Mary's College, L. A. CA

Other work/teaching/memberships


San Francisco, CA

2015 to present    Substitute ballet teacher (beginning level), Alonzo King LINES Ballet SF Dance Center

2016-2019    Preschool teacher, StarSeeds SF

2011-2019 *performer with Kathy Mata Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet SF Dance Center

2010-2013    Ballet teacher, YMCA Bayview Hunters Point

1995-2009    East Mission Improvement Assoc. member
2000-2004    San Francisco Art Institute Artists Committee

2000    Assistant in closing of 23rd St. Veterinary Hospital

1994-1998    Veterinary assistant/receptionist at 24th St. Veterinary Hospital (Joseph A. Killian, DVM, RIP)

1987-1990    Preschool teacher at Los Feliz Montessori & University Heights Childrens Center, S.F. Bay Area

Los Angeles, CA

1986    Acting Director/Lead Teacher at Bezalel Preschool

1984-1987    Lead Teacher at Bezalel Preschool

1982-1984    Lead Preschool Teacher at Hollywood-Los Feliz Jewish Community Center

1979-1987    Ballet instructor at The Dancer's Studio,  Dupree Dance Academy, 3rd St. Dance

1975-1984    Performer with Eva Ralf, Lichine Ballet, Richard Oliver, Rudy Perez; dancer in independent music videos

1977-1979    Receptionist/accounts receivable, Indian Earth
1974-1976    Paste-up/studio assistant, Jerry Braude Design

1973-1975    K. teacher trainee, Highland Hall Waldorf School



United States

California, D. & K. Abbe; B. Allen; L. Beaudry & J. Foster; A. & F. Pastine; L. Killian; C. Matteucig; D. & T. Howard; M. Stock (RIP) & S. Ding; C. Stafford & T. Wright; A. Hecht; O. Williams & S. Stewart; A. Pastine & D. Croce; R. Varney & J. King; L. Caprini; M. Casenave & W. Zimmerman; S. Ramon & E. Trossman; L. & T. Hoeber; L. Temple; J. & P. Makanna; family of B. Williams (RIP); K. Krech; P. VanderBerg; A. Dunlap; C. Crampton

Washington, M. Townsend; S. Goldberg

Minnesota, E. Kelly; D. & M. Murnane; S. Jorde & L. Gregory; C. Scheurer

North Dakota, family of L. Dietrich (RIP)


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

United Kingdom

London, P. Page

Manchester, L. Smith & T. Elston

Scotland, K. & G. Stanley


Tokyo, S. Verkhovsky & E. Goto

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