Artist Christine Oliver

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I am a watercolor and mixed media artist who has been creating art since 1996. I also teach watercolor and collage classes at a variety of sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a BFA in printmaking, sculpture and drawing from the State University of New York at Binghamton, have taken ceramic courses at the University of Cincinnati's School of Design Art and Architecture (DAA), as well as drawing classes at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
After completing my undergraduate work, I received a degree in Graphic Design from the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, OH and worked as an artist, illustrator and designer at the George Tassian Organizaton, a local advertising agency. For more than 20 years I applied my art training and MBA courses to direct global marketing communications programs for medical device, biotech, telecommunications and high tech companies in Silicon Valley. I have served on a number of non-profit boards in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Currently I am Director of Marketing for Silicon Valley Visual Arts (SVVA), a non-profit parent organization for the popular Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS), which has operated for 35 years. I have been an exhibiting artist since 2000, participating in several juried art shows as well as Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) and Peninsula Open Studios, earning an Award of Excellence from the AVA Artfest held at the Triton Art Museum in Santa Clara. As director of marketing for SVOS, I manage the Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing programs.
I work in watercolor, acrylics and collage and I have taught classes at the Palo Alto Art Center and in the Sunnyvale/Cupertino and Mt. View/Los Altos Adult Education Programs. Currently I am teaching an Advanced Watercolor class at www.DetatiArt.com. I have just completed a series of multimedia collage pieces using polaroid images and three [...]

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