Shari Arai DeBoer

Events


Art in the Nursery
I'll be one of 8 artists displaying artwork in the lovely garden setting of Berkeley Horticultural Nursery. All the art and garden are for sale! + Live music, Japanese street food and organic soft serve!

Saturday, September 14, 11am - 3pm
Free admission

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703



Agrarianaa
Art Inspired by Asian Pacific American Roots in Agriculture

Exhibition Dates: March 9 - October 13, 2019

Closing Reception & Plant Swap: Sunday, Sep 29, 1-3pm 
Enjoy a fun filled afternoon hearing from the artists, enjoying an interactive performance by PJ Hirabayashi & Yurika Chiba of San Jose Taiko and delight in tasting dishes from nectarines harvested at Masumoto farms. 


Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. 5th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Gallery hours: Thurs - Sun, 12pm - 4pm
$5 Seniors/Students, $8 General admission (includes admission to museum's historical exhibts)



Book Arts Jam 2019
A one-day exhibition and sale of unique artists' books, handmade prints and paper arts. I will have a table display of my book arts and prints. Other activities include demonstrations, make and take projects, a boutique of new and used materials and friendly conversations with vendors and visitors!

Sunday, October 20, 11am - 5pm
 
Free admission

Redwood City Community Activities Building
1400 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City, California

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Selected works on view at:

Valley Art Gallery
1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, CA 
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm
 
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Selected Past Exhibitions

"Sansei Granddaughters Footsteps: A Contemporary Art Installation," within the exhibition, Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, The Presidio, San Francisco, 2019.

"Water Life," solo exhibition, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Signature Gallery, Alameda, CA, 2019. 

"Agrarianaa, Asian American Roots in Agriculture", Japanese American Museum  San Jose, CA, 2019. 

"...scapes," Misho Gallery, San Francisco, 2018.  

"Artists Eyes, Art of Incarceration," National Japanese American Historical Society Peace Gallery and Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center, San Francisco, 2017-18, curated by Betty Nobue Kano and Judy Shintani.

"Mapping as Source: the Personal Cartography of Maps," Arts Benicia, 2017, curated by Katherine Harmon. 

"Impressions: The Art of Printmaking," Shari Arai DeBoer, Gail Morrison & Pete Villasenor, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA, 2017. 

"Beneath the Surface," California Society of Printmakers, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA 2017. 
 
"Liquid Stories," Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery, San Ramon, 2016, curated by Pallavi Sharma.

"California Society of Printmakers Pop-up Exhibition," Isabelle Percy West Gallery, CA College of the Arts, Oakland, 2016, juried by Karen Kunc.

"Printmaking Explored," 5 Artists using various techniques, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, CA, 2016, curated by Anne Austin.

"Pressed, A Printmaking Exhibition" Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 2105, juried by
Andrea Voinot, Kala Art Institute.


"Under Pressure: Printmaking in Modern Times," Healdsburg Center for the Arts, 2015, curated by C.K. Itamura and Sue Labouvie.

"Printing the Bay Area," Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, 2014, juried by Tom Killion.

"California Etchers Currents," Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, 2014, curated by Toru Sugita.

"underCurrents & the Quest for Space,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2013, curated by Linda Inson Choy.

 
"Bay Area Women Artists," O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2012, juried by Donna Seager, Seager Gray Gallery.

"Prints Galore," Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, 2012, juried by  Robin McCloskey and Jane Gregorious
 

“sheRose of our Time,” Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2012, curated by Eric Murphy.

“H20: Fragility and Strength,” Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, 2012, juried by Don Stoker, Don Stoker Contemporary Art.

“INdiVISIBLE, the Art and Activism of Cynthia Tom, Shari Arai DeBoer and Nancy Hom,” University of California Santa Barbara, MultiCultural Center, 2011.

“A Place of Her Own,” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francsico, 2011. 

"Natural Connections," Shari Arai DeBoer, Celia Wedding & Karin Werner, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, California, 2009.

“A Place of Your Own,” Artists-in-Residence, Asian American Women Artists Association, Kimball Education Gallery, de Young Museum, San Francisco, January, 2009.

“Local Voice 2008,” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, juried by Phil Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum of California.

“Cheers to Muses, Contemporary Works by Asian American Women Artists,” Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, 2007, curated by Cynthia Tom.

“Pacific Prints 2006, Thirteenth Biennial Juried Original Print Competition and Exhibition,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 2006, juried by Joe Zirker.

"Impressions 2006, Juried Print Exhibit," Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, 2006, juried by Karin Breuer, Curator of Contemporary Graphic Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

"Moments of Pause," a solo exhibition of watercolors and etchings, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Signature Salon, 2005.

“Impressions: Matrix and Image,” Alameda Art Center, 2005, juried by Benny Alba and Archana Horsting.

“20th Annual Juried Show,” Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, 2005, juried by Phillip Linhares, Chief Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California.

“California Printmakers,” Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, 2004, juried by Simon Blattner.

“Pacific Prints 2004, Twelfth Biennial Juried Original Print Competition and Exhibition,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 2004, juried by Paula Kirkeby.

 “2004 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition,” University of Hawai’i at Hilo, juror: Eileen Foti, Master Printer, Center for Innovative Printmaking, Rutgers University, 2004.

 “In Print,” Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond, CA, 2003, juried by Bob Freimark.

“Nature: A Mood, A Space, A Companion,” Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA, 2003, a three artist exhibition curated by Jan Rindfleisch, director Euphrat Museum.

“Pacific Prints 2002, Eleventh Biennial Juried Print Competition,” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, 2002, juried by Carolyn Peter.

“Slowly Enter,” San Francisco Arts Commission Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery, San Francisco, 2002, an exhibition by the Asian American Women Artists Association, curated by Rachel Osajima.

 “January Juried Show,” Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, 2001, juried by Karen Tsujimoto, Senior Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum.

“7 Voices,” San Francisco Arts Commission Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery, San Francisco, 2000, an exhibition by the Asian American Women Artists Association.

“2nd Biennial Watercolor Competition & Exhibit,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, 1994.


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