Claudia Anne Stevens Teaching Artist Email: Claudia.firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION University of California – Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Art B.A. 1989
University of California – Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Art (Printmaking) B.F.A. 1990 Postgraduate
University of California – Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA Art (Science Illustration) 1989 One year
California State University – San Jose, San Jose, CA Art M.A. 1999
AWARDS 2018 (1990 – present) “Artists in Schools” Residency Grants The Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, CA 2010 Creative Work Fund Grant, San Francisco, CA (Haas Fund and Hewlett and Irvine Foundation) 1990 Presidential Fellowship, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA 1990 The Chancellor’s Award, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA
1990 – present Professional Freelance Teaching Artist, Aptos, CA
2018 _ Polar Diatom Conference Iowa State University, Ames IA
1996 – 2018 Art Teacher, Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, CA
1990 – 2018 Artist in Residence with multiple unified school districts (Santa Cruz, Pajaro Valley,
San Benito), Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA
2013 – 2015 Art Instructor, Cabrillo College Stroke Center, Aptos, CA
1989 – 1994 Art Teacher, Children’s Art Foundation, Santa Cruz, CA
1990 Internship, Emphasis on Scientific Illustration, Wilson Botanical Gardens, San Vito, Costa Rica 1989-1990 One year focusing on Botany and Science Illustration, Science Communications
Department, University of California Santa Cruz
Academic Press Hand Book of Marine Mammals, p. 38, 2010 Bernd Wursig, Ph.D. and Marc Webber, Ph.D. 2010, ISBN: 978-0-12-373723-6 Page 38
Lewis and Clark Mountain Wilds, Sharon Anelia Ritter, pp. 28, 43, 51 - 56, 67, 133, 193 – 196, 251 (first page of each chapter), 2002 Idaho University Press, ISBN 0-89301-258-0
Sunset Magazine, “Win the War Against Weeds”, Sharon Cohoon, pg. 100-103, April, 2001 Sunset Publishing, ISSN 0039-5404
Introduction to Biology – College Text Archipelago Distributed Learning, various authors, 1999 Harcourt College Publications, ISBN 9781582620268
Horticulture Magazine, Volume XCV;; Number 4;; April 1998, “A Taste for Weeds”, pp. 68-74,
Wayne Winterrowd, 1998 Horticulture Publishing, ISSN-0018-5329
Notes to Myself, Hugh Prather, 1990 Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-34864-7
Notes to Each Other, Hugh & Gayle Prather, 1991 Bantam Books, ISBN 0-553-05765-0 1
Backpacker’s Magazine, “Season of the Sneeze”, p. 20, Dennis Scholl, 1990 Rodale Press
Giclée Prints, Hand Painted Tiles and Fine Art Notecards, Claudia A. Stevens, (100 accounts: Museums, Galleries, Private collections), 2012-2017
Educational Signs (4’ by 5’) Displayed along Capitola Beach, Capitola, CA and the San
Lorenzo River Park, Santa Cruz, CA, 1994
. . . and more
NATIONAL JURIED & SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2016 Palace Arts, Capitola 6 Botanical Works, (Solo)
2013 Filoli Gardens, Woodside Salvia columariae
2013 San Francisco Botanical Gardens Rubus ursinus
2013 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove Twenty Botanical Works, (Solo)
2012 Monterey Historic Parks, Monterey 15 Botanical Works, (Solo)
2012 Woodside Gallery, Woodside Salvia mellifera
2012 Filoli Gardens, Woodside Salvia mellifera
2011 Stanford University, Palo Alto
2010 University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
2001 Triton Museum, San Jose Beaufortia squarrosa
1994 Elkhorn Slough National Estuary Grevillia, Beaufortia
1991 Natural History Museum, Santa Cruz Beaufortia
1990 Denver Art Museum, Denver Tidepool
One hundred wholesale accounts; CA, OR, WA, TX of fine art notecards, hand painted miniatures, and giclée prints.
Classically trained botanical illustrator with over 30 years of experience working with a variety of media on a variety of subjects; work is widely published in books and magazines.
␣ As an active teaching artist and illustrator, I have taught children in both public and private schools since 1990, and adults since 2013.
␣ Serves as an elected member on the advisory board for art education for the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, California.
␣ Artist in Residence at the Artist in Residency Program with the Santa Cruz Arts Council/Santa Cruz Public Schools under the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA from 1990 to present.
␣ As an avid gardener and naturalist, I travel often to locate and collect specimen samples for illustration; I generally prefer travel involving backpacking, camping, and hiking.