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    Born
    1950 Portland, Oregon


    Education

    1978 B.S. Arts—Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    1976 M.F.A. Painting—Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    1974 B.F.A. Painting—Fort Wright College, Spokane, Washington
    1972-74 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    1968-70 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

    Solo Exhibitions
    2015 Waterfalls, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2014
    Urban Forest, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2012 Connect, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR History Lessons, Helzer Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
    2010 Seasons, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2009
    Still Lives, Joanne Artman, Laguna Beach, CA
    2008 Northwestopia, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Patterns of Light, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
    2007
    Laura Ross-Paul: The Allusive Self, curated by Jessica Hunter Larsen, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (catalogue)
    2006 Naked, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (catalogue)
    2005
    Pattern and Illusion, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2004
    Connect, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2003 Juggling, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2002 Simple Geometry, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2000
    Markers, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (catalogue)
    1999
    Dances and Exorcisms, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Realism Into Abstraction, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    1997
    Defying Gravity, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR (brochure)
    1996
    The Emotion of Light, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
    History Lessons, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
    1995
    New Paintings, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA
    Recent Work, Oils and Monotypes, Oregon State University—Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR
    Studies for the Light Rail Mural, Oregon State University—Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR
    1994
    Collective Meditations, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    The Five Senses: New Lithographs, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    1993
    Laura Ross-Paul: Oil Paintings, Ceremonial Office of the Governor, Salem, OR
    Oil Paintings and Watercolors, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
    1991
    Oil Paintings and Watercolors, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    1990 A Decade of Painting: 1981-1990, curated by Terri Hopkins and Paul Sutenin, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR, (catalogue)
    Paintings and Drawings, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    1988 Northwest Viewpoints: Laura Ross-Paul—Watercolors, curated by John Weber, Portland Art Museum, OR (catalogue)
    1987 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    1985 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1984
    Works Dealing with Nature and Dreams, Multnomah Art Center, Portland, OR
    The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1983
    New Paintings and Watercolors, The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1982 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1981 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1980 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1979 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1978 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR
    1977 Oregon State University—Honors Gallery, Corvallis, OR
    1976
    Thesis Exhibition, Portland State University—Gallery 299, Portland, OR
    1974
    Thesis Exhibition, Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA


    Group Exhibitions
    2015
    This Everlasting Valley: Willamette River Valley and Basin, Art About Agriculture 2015, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg OR & Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
    The Pacific Northwest Art Annual, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
    Healing through Art, Central City Concern, Old Town Recovery Center, Portland, OR
    West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
    2014 In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
    Large Inventory, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
    2013
    Winter's Shadow Cast by Light: Work from the Pacific Northwest, curated by Daniel Pake, 1078  Gallery, Chico, CA
    Fire Department, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Creating Impressions:Printmaking in the Pacific Northwest
    , High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
    2012
    Large Inventory, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Artists of Oregon: 1940s To the Present,The Gallery at Pinckney Center, Prence Hall, Central Oregon Community College, Bend Oregon
    2011 Bonnie Bronson Fellows 20 Years, Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
    7 Days, 7 Artists, 7 Rings, online responsive exhibit conceived by Rebecca Campbell & Nicole Walker. Huffington Post, December, 2010
    Women on the Verge, Joanne Artman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Album, 30th Anniversary portrait exhibit, Art Gym, Marylhurst, Marylhurst, OR
    Los Angeles Art Show art fair, Joanne Artman Gallery booth, Los Angeles, CA
    2009 Town and Country: Oregon at 150, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Considering
    Spring, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
    Super Heroes, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
    2008
    Collaborations, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
    UnExpected Watercolor, Trude Parkinson & Teri Hopkins, co-curators, The Lee Center for the Arts, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
    First Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational, Lakewood Center
    Modern Myths,
    MJ Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Modern Myths,
    Gray Area Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Representation, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
    New Work
    , Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
    Women on the Verge,
    7° (seven-degrees), Laguna Beach, CA
    Landscape Now, Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR
    2006 Fourteen Artists/Fourteen Years: Mahaffey Fine Art, Dr Annette Dixon, curator, Portland Art Museum,
    Portland, OR
    Overlapping Lines, Mugoe Gallery, College of Design, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea
    2005 drawing(s) 40+ artists/200 works: A 25th anniversary exhibition, Terri Hopkins, curator, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
    First Person: a juried group exhibition, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2005 Unexpected Watercolors, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Marylhurst, OR
    2004
    Opening Exhibition, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
    The Clown Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Fifth Annual Realism Exhibit, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    2003 Building Traditions: Gifts in Honor of the Northwest Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Rock Hushka, Curator, (Catalog), Tacoma, WA
    Women by Women, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Fifth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
    Print Arts Northwest, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

    Expectations, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    2002 Summer 2002, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
    20th Annual Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University—Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Corvallis, traveling to: High Desert Museum, Bend, OR; Klamath County Government Center, Klamath Falls, OR; Jurors: Humberto Gonzales, Ronna Neuenschwander, Martha Werhle (award)
    Jenkins/Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, conjoined with San Francisco International Art Fair
    Fourth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
    2001
    Northwest Narrative: Portland, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR, Curator: Stuart Horodner
    Visual Chronicle of Portland: 1985
    , University of Portland—Buckley Center Gallery, Portland, OR
    Pressure Points: Recent Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer & The Jordan & Mina
    Schnitzer Foundation
    , The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR (catalogue) traveling to:
    Hallie Ford Museum of Art—Willamette University, Salem, OR
    Washington State University—Museum of Art, Pullman, WA (November 2002)
    NW Women 2001, Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR
    East Meets West, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Printworks 2001
    , Seattle Arts Commission Gallery—Key Tower Building, Seattle, WA
    Re Presenting Realism V, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, Curator: John O'Hern (catalogue)
    Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
    Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    ordinary extraordinary, Portland State University—Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR
    Portland Artists: Past and Present, Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR (in celebration of Jack McLarty)
    Winter Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
    Art About Art, Clark College—Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Curator: Marjorie Hirsch
    Introductions, Seattle Art Museum—Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
    2000
    Inaugural Exhibition, Portland Art Museum—Center for Northwest Art, Portland, OR
    Arts in Oregon Council Millennium Invitational, State of Oregon—Capitol Gallery, Salem, OR
    Wonder Women: 34 Amazing Oregon Women Artists, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR
    Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
    Printwork
    , Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
    Winter Group Show, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
    What Came First: New Beginnings
    , L&B Viewing Room, Portland, OR
    PSU Alumni Exhibition, Portland State University—Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR
    1999
    Talent, Alan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
    Annual Holiday Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Faculty Exhibit, Portland State University—Fine and Performing Arts Gallery, Portland, OR
    Pacific Rim Exhibitions: Oregon
    , Terrain, San Francisco, CA
    Plant Forms, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
    The Color of Dreams
    , Portland State University—Littman Gallery, OR
    Artists Collect, L&B Viewing Room, Portland, Oregon, Curator: Nan Curtis
    Self-Portrait Exhibition, Corvallis Arts Center, OR
    1998
    Here & Now, tidbit, Portland, OR, Curator: Randy Gragg
    Paper, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
    1997
    Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo (award) traveling to Hallie Ford Museum of Art—Willamette University, Salem, OR
    West Coast Painting and Sculpture, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
    Printmakers of the Northwest, Vancouver School of Art & Academics, WA, Curator: Kristy Edmunds
    Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo (award)
    Cultural Exchange Exhibition, University of Ulsan School of Design, Ulsan, Korea (catalogue)
    1996
    One Year Later, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
    Painterly!
    Clark College—Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA
    XV Anniversary Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds, Clark College—Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA (publication)
    1995
    Northwest Women Artists, Seattle Convention Center—Friesen Gallery, WA
    Fences, Tri-Met West Side Light Rail—Washington Park Zoo Station, Portland, OR (catalogue)
    1994
    Northwest Print Council at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI (catalogue)
    Intersections, Artquake, Portland, OR
    Prints From West Coast Presses, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    1993
    Crosscut: The Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curators: Curators: Kristy Edmunds,
    John Weber, Prudence Roberts, Terry Toedtemeier
    Monotypes, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
    1992
    Brenau College National Invitational Art Exhibition, Gainesville, GA, Juror: Leo Castelli
    Northwest Tales, Anchorage Museum, AK, Curators: Dave Nichols and Ron Glowen (catalogue)
    Master Alumni, State of Oregon, Salem, Curator: Mary Constans
    1991
    Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, traveling through 1992
    10th Anniversary Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    Portraits from the Collection, Portland Art Museum, Curator: Prudence Roberts (brochure)
    The Big and the Small of It, Portland Community College—Northview Gallery, OR, Curator: Cliff Michel
    Women's' Show, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
    Northwest Prints, Lower Columbia College—The Art Gallery, Longview, WA
    As the War Ended, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR, Curator: Terri Hopkins
    Monotypes: Unique Prints by Northwest and National Artists
    , Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
    PDX CVO, Oregon State University—Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR
    10th Anniversary Northwest Print Council, Portland Art Museum, OR
    1990
    Faces, Figures, Gestures and Signs, Oregon Art Museum, Portland, Curator: John Weber
    Visual Chronicle of Portland, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR (catalogue)
    Small Works and Miniatures: Articulated Textures and Volume, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
    NW x SW: Painted Fictions
    , Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA, Curators: Katherine Plake Hough and Michael Zabien (catalogue) traveling to:
    University of Houston—Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
    Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA
    Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
    1989 Northwest Print Council at Chicago Center for the Print, Chicago, IL
    ArtQuake, Portland, OR, Curator: Mary Beebe
    Invitational Print Exhibition
    , Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
    Group Exhibitions continued

    1988
    Oregon Women '88, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, OR
    West Coast Monotypes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    Contemporary Landscapes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    1987
    Oregon Biennial, Oregon Art Institute, Portland, Juror: James Demetrion
    Northwest '87, Seattle Art Museum, WA, Curator: Bruce Guenther
    Northwest Expressionism, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator: Mary Priester
    Close to Home
    , The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR
    1987
    Invitational Monotypes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
    Art is the Center, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR
    Watercolors
    , Shasta College, Redding, CA, Curator: John Harper
    Oregon /Washington
    , Maryhill Museum of Art, WA, Juror: Claire Kelly
    1986 Mt. Saint Mary's College Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: Bruce Richards
    Color Print USA, Museum at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Juror: Cornelia McSheehy (catalogue)
    Mayor's Invitational Exhibition, City of Portland, Oregon—Office of the Mayor
    Portland/BC, Northwest Print Council, Vancouver, BC
    1985
    Northwest Print Council, Cannon Beach, OR
    Portland Painting Now, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR (catalogue)
    Oregon 2-D
    , Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
    Erotic Art Show, Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, OR
    New Impressions, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, Portland, OR (traveling)
    1984
    Landscape/Point of View, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
    First Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
    Faces, Portland Community College—Sylvania Gallery, OR
    Seven Originals, Catlin Gable School, Portland, OR
    Heathman Collection of Oregon Art, Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
    ArtQuake, Portland, OR (invitational)
    All Oregon Annual
    , State Fair, Salem, OR
    Australian Show/Northwest Print Council, Portland, OR, traveling
    Summer Faculty Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art—Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR
    Summer Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
    Description/Portrayal, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, traveling
    Northwest Printmakers, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, traveling
    1983
    Print West, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art—Utah State University, Logan, UT
    Northwest Printmakers, The Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
    Los Angeles Print Society Invitational, El Camino College, Torrance, CA
    Artquake, Portland, OR
    Watercolor Oregon, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, traveling
    1982
    New Realism, Stone Press Gallery, Seattle, WA
    Art Wave, Portland, OR
    Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
    Faculty Show
    , Oregon College of Arts and Crafts—Hoffman Gallery, Portland
    Northwest Prints '82, Portland Art Museum, OR
    Printmakers Annual, Mt Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
    Faculty Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art—Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR
    1981
    Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
    ArtQuake, Portland, OR
    1980
    Representational Art, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR
    Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
    1979
    Open Studio Show, Studio 614, Portland, OR
    1307 Galleries, Portland, OR
    1978
    Professional Women's National Conference Show, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA
    Portland State University, OR
    1976 Lutheran Business Collective, Salem, OR, traveling
    Four, Mt Hood Community College, Portland, OR
    New Views
    , The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
    Camera's Eye Gallery, Portland, OR
    1975
    Spokane Regional, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA, Curator: Mel Ramos
    Oregon Annual, Portland Art Museum, OR
    Awards
    2015
    Juror’s Award: West Coast Biennuial, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding California
    2007 2007 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship award, Reed College, Portland, OR
    2002 Carey and Glenn S Strome Agriculture Art Memorial Purchase Award, Oregon State University,
    Corvallis, OR, Jurors: Humberto Gonzales, Ronna Neuenschwander, Martha Werhle
    1997
    Juror's Award: Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo
    Juror's Award: Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo
    1980
    Individual Artist Fellowship Recipient, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR

    Corporate and Public Collections
    4Culture, Seattle, WA
    Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
    Bellevue Athletic Club, Bellevue, WA
    Bonnie Bronson Memorial Collection, Reed College, Portland, OR
    Boutwell, Beard, Grimes, Portland, OR
    Central City Concern, Portland, OR
    City of Portland—Multnomah County Portable Works
    City of Portland—The Visual Chronicle
    City of Seattle—Printworks 2001
    Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR
    Fine Arts Graphics, Tualatin, OR
    First Interstate Bank, Portland, OR
    Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA
    Frank Russell Company, Tacoma, WA
    Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
    Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR
    Kaiser Permanente, Vancouver, WA
    Lutheran Business Collective, Salem, OR
    Management Compensation Group, Portland, OR
    Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, OR
    Dr. Debbie Miller, Portland, OR
    Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, OR
    Multnomah Athletic Center, Portland, OR
    Northwest Film Center, Portland Art Museum, OR
    Ochoco Lumber, Prineville, OR
    Oregon State - Bureau of Land Management, Eugene, OR
    Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
    Oregon State Capitol Art Collection, Salem, OR
    Oregon State University, Corvallis—Art Department
    Oregon State Univ, Corvallis—
    Art About Agriculture
    Portland Art Museum—
    Gilkey Center for Graphic Art
    Portland Art Museum, OR
    Portland Community College, Performing Art Center
    Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Portland,
    Portland State University, OR
    Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portable Works Collectiion, Portland, Oregon
    Salem Replacement Hospital, Salem, OR
    Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA
    State Capitol, Salem, OR
    State Office Building, Pendleton, OR
    State Office Building, Portland, OR
    State of Washington, Olympia, WA
    Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
    Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA
    U.S. Bank, Portland, Oregon
    W Hotel, Seattle, WA
    Wacker Chemical International, Portland, OR Commissions
    2002 Join, Portland Art Museum—Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts, OR, intaglio edition for the Patron Print
    1998
    Governor's Arts Awards, Oregon Arts Commission, series of oil paintings for the awards, painting for poster
    1996
    Harold and Arlene Schnitzer and the Claremont Hotel of Berkeley, California, six lithographs
    1995
    Tri-Met Westside Lightrail Zoo Station, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR, mural,
    Curator: Kristy Edmunds
    1990
    USA Network Movie—Spy, Hollywood, CA, series of paintings
    1985
    The Visual Chronicle, Metropolitan Arts Commission, painting documenting Portland, OR


    Fellowships and Residencies

    2013 Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist Residency and Teaching (ART) Program, PlacerArts, Placer County, Roseville, CA
    2007 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship


    Professional Experience

    2007 Board of Directors, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
    All Oregon Annual, Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR, juror
    1998-2001
    Steering Committee, Portland State University—Art Department Alumni Assoc, OR
    1997
    Works of Faith, juror, First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR
    Student Art Show, juror, Portland Community College, OR
    1996
    Regional Arts and Culture Council—Project Grant Panelist, Visual Arts, Portland, OR
    1994-1995
    Metropolitan Arts Commission—Chair of Grant Panel: Multidiscipline Project Grants, Portland
    1994-1995
    Commissioner, Metropolitan Arts Commission, The City of Portland, OR
    1994
    Visual and Media Arts Panel, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR
    Advisory Artist—Arts-In-Education, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR
    William Jamison Scholarship—Inaugural Juror, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
    1993
    Women in the Arts, juror, Center for the Performing Arts—Intermediate Theater, Portland, OR
    1992
    Founding Board Member: ART/NET, Portland, OR, non-profit arts resource/advocacy group
    1990
    Executive Committee Member, City of Portland, Oregon, Arts Plan 2000+
    Arts Plan 2000+—Steering Committee, The City of Portland, OR
    Artist Needs Task Force Leader for a major sub-division of the Arts Plan 2000+, Portland, OR
    Undercurrents
    , curator, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR (catalogue)
    1981-1984
    Board Member, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
    1978-1980
    Oregon Arts Institute—Advisory Committee Member, for the Four Conversations Series
    1979
    Artist-in-Residence, North Powder, OR, Sponsor: Oregon Arts Foundation
    Education Committee Member, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR
    1976-1979 Co-Founder—Northwest Artists Workshop, alternative exhibit space, Portland, OR

    Teaching Experience
    2007 Professional Practice – Senior Seminar, Portland State University, Portland, OR
    1990-2007
    The Figure, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
    1996-2006
    Advanced Painting: The Figure, Associate Professor of Painting, Portland State University,
    1994
    Watercolor Monotype, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
    1990-1995
    Watercolor Monotype, Watermark Press, Portland, OR
    1989-1991
    Painting Class—Guest Teacher, Menucha Arts, OR
    1989-1991
    Watercolor Workshop, Marylhurst University—Lifelong Learning Center, OR
    1986-1988
    Life Drawing and Third Year Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
    Painting and Drawing, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
    1986-1987
    Advanced Painting Seminar, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland
    1986-1987
    Advanced Painting, Marylhurst University—Lifelong Learning Center, OR
    1983-1984
    Painting/Basic Drawing; and Basic Drawing, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
    1980-1984
    Watercolor/Figure; Life Drawing; Drawing; and Watercolor and Portrait Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
    1979-1985
    Life Drawing; and Watercolors and Drawing, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
    1976-1978
    Painting; Drawing; Life Painting; and Life Drawing, Portland State University, OR
    1974-1976 Painting, Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, OR


    2012
    History Lessons, Helzer Gallery, Portland, OR
    2007 Guest Artist, lecture in conjunction with Allusive Self exhibition, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
    2002
    Studio Visit, Portland Art Museum—Contemporary Arts Council, Portland, OR

    2002
    Art Explorers, Center for Northwest Art—Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
    2001
    Culture and the Arts: Guest Speaker, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City, OR
    Disciplined-Based Art Education: Featured Speaker, Summer Institute, Portland, OR, since 1989
    2000 Issues Facing Women Artists Today, panelist, Marylhurst University, OR, Moderator: Lois Allan
    Portland Arts and Artists Lecture Series: Art After Hours, Portland Community College, OR
    1996 Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds: The Lives of 30 Artists Who Are Mothers, Clark College, Vancouver, WA,
    Marylhurst University/Lewis and Clark College: Senior Seminar, Portland, OR
    1996
    Spring Art Weekend, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
    1995
    Guest Artist, Oregon State University, Corvallis, lecture and demonstration for advanced students
    1994
    Women and Art: Still an Issue?, Marylhurst University, OR, panelist, Moderator: Susan Fillin-Yeh
    1994
    Spiritual Aspects of Post-Modern Art, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland, OR, panelist, Moderator: Loanne Rovinson Hill
    A Moment for Art: Featured Artist, Portland City Club, OR
    Arts and Cultural Committee, keynote speaker, Portland City Club, OR
    1993
    Palm Springs Desert Museum Contemporary Art Council’s Art Tour, studio visit and lecture, Curator:
    Katherine Plake Hough, Portland, OR
    1992
    Carl Morris Retrospective—Lecturer/Tour Guide, Portland Art Museum, OR
    100
    th Year Celebration: Guest Speaker for Impressionist Collection, Portland Art Museum, OR
    1990
    NW x SW—Featured Speaker, Palm Spring Desert Museum, CA
    Laura Ross-Paul—A Decade of Painting
    , retrospective lecture, Marylhurst University, OR
    1988
    Northwest Viewpoints—Laura Ross-Paul: Watercolors, lecture, Portland Art Museum, OR
    1979
    Northwest Artists Workshop: Co-Founder, Portland, Oregon, since 1976

    Books
    2003
    Artists of the West, Douglas Bullis, Schiffer Publishing
    1996 Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds, Anne Mavor, Portland, OR
    1995
    Contemporary Art in the Northwest, Lois Allan, Craftsman House, Australia, pp 172-3
    1992
    Modernism and Beyond, Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest, Lois Allan, Midmarch Arts Press, New York, NY, p 107
    Northwest Originals, Oregon Women & Their Art, Laura Ross-Paul: Watercolor Painting, Lois Allan,
    In Unison Publications, Portland, OR, pp 92-93
    1990
    The Visual Chronicle of Portland, Volume One: Acquisitions 1985-1989, Metropolitan Arts Commission,
    Portland, OR, Henk Pander essay, p 29

    Catalogues
    2011
    Bonnie Bronson Fellows 20 Years, Lewis & Clark College, essay by Linda Tesner, pp. 13, 50
    Art of the Time, Oregon’s State Capitol Art Collection,
    Oregon Arts Commission, p 59
    2006
    Naked, Froelick Gallery exhibit catalogue
    2005
    Pattern and Illusion, Froelick Gallery exhibit catalogue
    2002
    George Johanson: Artist's Portraits, Portland Art Museum, OR, Essay: Prudence Roberts
    2001
    Pressure Points, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, OR, Essay: Elizabeth Anne Bilyeum
    Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Re Presenting Realism V, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY, Curator: John O'Hern
    2000
    Markers, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR, Essay: Jeffrey Wechsler
    Wonder Women: 34 Amazing Oregon Women Artists, Marylhurst University, OR
    Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, p 12, Essay: Valerie
    Gladstone
    1997
    Oregon Biennial 97, Portland Art Museum, p 29, Essay: Kathryn Kanjo
    1994
    NWPC Print Invitational, University of Hawaii at Hilo—Campus Center Gallery
    1993
    Crosscut/Contemporary Art from Oregon, Portland Art Museum, OR

    Articles continued
    1991
    Northwest Print Council Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, OR
    1990
    NW x SW: Painted Fictions, Palm Desert Museum
    Laura Ross-Paul—A Decade of Painting, Terri Hopkins, Marylhurst University, OR
    Northwest Viewpoints: Laura Ross-Paul—Watercolors, Portland Art Museum, OR, Essay: John Weber
    1987 Perspectives 9: Northwest Expressionism, Portland Art Museum, OR, Essay: Mary Priester
    Northwest '87, Seattle Art Museum, WA
    1986
    Color Print USA, The Museum at Texas Technical University, Lubbock, TX
    1985
    Portland Painting Now, Marylhurst University, OR, Essay: Paul Sutinen
    Images, Marylhurst University, OR
    1985
    Watercolor Oregon, Visual Art Resources, Portland, OR

    Periodicals and Videography
    2009
    Portland: Eco-Art Central, art ltd., speciel eco issue, March/April 2009, pp. 50 - 54
    2005
    One Review, Richard Speer, Willamette Week, Vol 31, Issue 28, May 18, p. 53
    2004
    One Review, Richard Speer, Willamette Week, 14 January, p. 43
    2003 Year End 2002, Best figurative show: Laura Ross-Paul-Froelick Gallery, Richard Speer
    , Willamette
    Week,
    31 December
    Calyx Journal, Corvallis, OR, volume 21, #1, Winter
    2002
    Gallery Hopping and Shopping: Oregon Artists Craft Great Holiday Gifts, Christina Melander, Travel Oregon, MEDIAmerica Inc, Salem, OR, Fall & Winter, p 12
    2002
    Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR, aired 11 April and 14 April
    Art, Food & Fiber, Karrin Ellertson, The Bear Deluxe, ORLO, Portland, OR, #19, pp 10-11
    2001
    Portlandscape Artists, Lisa Lambert, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 12 December, p 65
    World Report: Portland—Crossing Boundaries: East West Symposium in Print Art
    , Hidekki Kimura, Hanga Geijutsu, Tokyo, Japan, #114, Winter, pp 132-133
    2001
    Art Saves Lives! (Sort Of): On PICA's Visual Arts Flank, Steffen Silvas, Willamette Week, Portland, OR,
    26 December, p 26
    1998 Tidbit Gallery, Tiffany Broili, Anodyne, Portland, Oregon, May, volume 2, #8, p 41
    1997 Ross-Paul, Mike Roberts, Untitled, Portland, OR, Issue #34, November, J
    1996
    Precarious Motion, Seattle Weekly, Seattle, WA, 11 December
    Ernest Bloch Composing, Jim Svejda, Oregon Symphony, Portland, 6 October (feature)
    1995
    Women's Art Between Selling and Changing, Cyndy Gillis, Reflex, Seattle, WA, February/March
    1994
    Laura Ross-Paul: Collective Meditations, Ted Lindberg, Reflex, Seattle, WA, December/January
    Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Vern Jensen Jr., Oregon Magazine, Portland, OR, August/September
    1993
    Laura Ross-Paul at Francine Seders Gallery, Laura Lee Bennett, Reflex, Seattle, WA, Nov/Dec
    Art in the Governor's Office, OAC/NEWS, Salem, OR, Spring
    1992
    Laura Ross-Paul, Jean Hutton, Reflex, Seattle, WA, January/February
    1990
    Emotion and American Painting, Jae Carlson, Reflex, Seattle, WA, May/June
    Openings, Altered States, Alexandra Enders, Art and Antiques, March
    NWXSW Mix and Match, Ron Glowen, Reflex, Seattle, WA, September/October
    Figural Presences, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Los Angeles, CA, July
    Current: Laura Ross-Paul, A Decade of Painting, Renardo Barden, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 15 March
    Best Bet, Ross-Paul's Work, The Oregonian: Northwest Magazine, Portland, 11 March
    Painting a Picture of the '90's, Lois Allan, NW Gallery Magazine, June
    Experimental Art Show Should Arouse the Curious, A Halloran, The Downtowner, Portland, OR, 7 December
    Visualizing Area's Art Future, Joan Herman, PANACH! Astoria, OR, 30 March
    1989
    Laura Ross-Paul/Painter, Lois Allan, Women In UNISON, Portland, OR, August/September
    1988
    Capturing Woman's Essence, Lois Allan, Women In UNISON, Portland, OR, Fall, p 45
    Periodicals and Videography continued

    1987
    The Outer Reaches of Expressionism, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Los Angeles, October 3
    On the Rivers of the Mind, Lois Allan, Artweek, Los Angeles, CA, February 7
    Under Currents, Renardo Barden, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, March 12
    Chain Links, Renardo Barden, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, January 29
    1985
    The Perils of Insularity, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Los Angeles, CA, September 21
    What's Wrong with Portland Painting Now? Anne Schmidt, Willamette Week, September
    1985
    Myopic Chronicles, Angie Jabine, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 31 October
    1982
    Fountain Gallery Displays LC Professor's Work, Pioneer Log, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 15 April
    1981
    Artquake Lure for Galleries, Andy Rocchia, Oregon Journal, Portland, 10 September
    1978
    Personalized Style, Palette, Inspire Artist, CS Vijayakekshimi, The Vanguard, Portland State University, OR, 14 April
    1977
    Laura Ross-Paul: Art Lost - Art Found, MJ Paulsen, Spectrum Magazine of the Arts, Portland, OR,
    Summer, volume 1, #3
    ArtQuake Provides Showcase for Lesser Known Artists, Andy Rocchia, Oregon Journal, Portland, OR,
    23 September
    1976
    Welcome to Seven Young Artists, M.J. Paulsen, The Downtowner, Portland, OR, 23 August
    Articles

    2014 The Best Visual Art of 2014,  Best Mixed Media, Richard Speer, Willamette Week, Dec. 24, 2014
    2010
    Laura Ross-Paul at Froelick Gallery, Richard Speer, Visual Art Source (www.visualartsource.com)
    2009
    Artist Profile: Laura Ross-Paul, Roberta Carrasso, ArtLtd, November
    2007 Bonnie Bronson award announcement,
    D.K,’s Hot Sheet, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 20 April
    2006
    On Display, a Passion for Prints, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, December
    Shows of Note, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 3 November
    2006
    Expression of Form, Portland State Magazine, Fall issue
    Life Interrupted (image of “Wings”), Riviera, Orange County, September issue
    2006
    Work is ‘In’, Roberta Carasso, Orange County Register, 15 June
    2002
    OSU Display Offers Agricultural Art, Connie Petty, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR, 22 March
    Unusual Program Blends Music, Art, David Stabler, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 14 September, C7
    2001
    The Buzz That Was: October 13, November 1, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 28 December, A&E, pp 6-10
    2001
    The Frame Game: "East Meets West" at Froelick Gallery, Stan Hall, The Oregonian, Portland, OR,
    14 October, p F10
    Print City: Froelick Gallery, Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 9 October, E1
    Art Within Art Offers Hints of Masterpieces, Annie Pierce Rusunen, The Columbian, Vancouver, WA,
    D1-D3
    Galleries, Pick Hit: Art About Art at Archer Gallery, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 18 February
    First Thursday: Jack McLarty's Singular, Sometimes Spiny Vision Forms the Core of a Showcase of Portland Artists, Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, Portland, 27 April, A&E, p 56
    2000 A Painter’s Passage, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 2 November, E1, E5
    Laura Ross-Paul: Taking Chances, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 21 May, F2
    1999
    Technical Gems, D.K. Row and Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 16 July, p 66
    What Summer Doldrums?: This Month’s First Thursday Gallery Exhibits Offer a Sizzling Palette of Shows
    , D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 5 August, pp E1, E4
    1998
    1997 Expands the Spectrum of the Local Art Scene, Randy Gragg, Oregonian, Portland, OR, 2 January,
    p 53
    1997
    Ross Paul on Ross Paul, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, November, E1
    Out on a Limb: The Portland Art Museum Offers a Surprising View of the State’s Best Art,
    Randy Gragg,
    The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 22 August, pp 62-63 (cover illustration)
    Pleasant Changes Enrich BAM’s Annual Show, Matthew Kangas, Seattle Times, WA, 6 July
    A Chance To Shine in Bellevue, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, 7 August, C1-C2
    Articles continued

    1996
    Gallery Walk: Laura Ross-Paul, Robin Updike, Seattle Times, WA, 12 December, p 80
    Clarity: The Eyes Have It, Megan McMorran, The Oregonian, Portland, 12 January, 16-17
    1995
    Conveying Emotional States Through Figurative Narration, Michelle Pappas, After Hours/Barometer,
    14 February, A&E
    Heroic Emotions Fill OSU Exhibition, Corvallis Gazette Times, Corvallis, OR, February 17
    Abstract Constructionists, John Foyston, The Oregonian, Portland, 4 June
    A Flawed but Welcome Look at Northwest Art, Randy Gragg, Oregonian, Portland, OR, 22 October, E1- E4
    1994
    Laura Ross-Paul's Work Comes in Loud and Clear, The Oregonian, Portland, 23 October
    The Yin & Yang of Painting, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 6 October, A&E
    Luminous Landscapes Explore Communion with Nature, Michele Sung, The Daily Vanguard, 5 October
    1993
    State of the Art, the Art Museum's Crosscut, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 18 July, D1-D6
    Individualists’ Styles Share the Spotlight in Show of Women Artists
    , Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, 19 January, pp D3-D4
    1991
    Paintings by Laura Ross-Paul, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, 13 December
    Artists' Work Show True Response to War, Jon Larson, Lake Oswego Review, OR, 1 April
    The Big and Small of It, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 15 March
    Make Art, Not War, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 14 April
    1990
    Galleries Celebrate Human Figure in March, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 1 March
    Art About Town, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 15 March
    Spring Splash, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 30 March, H28
    Two of a Kind, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 21 March
    Show's Sloppy Makeup Smear the Integrity of Regional Artwork, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian,
    Portland, OR, 7 May
    Looking Inward, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 3 June
    Plenty of Art for Art's Sake, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 30 November
    1988
    1987's Achievements in the Visual Arts a Reminder of PCVA's Status in Limbo, Barry Johnson,
    The Oregonian, Portland, January 1
    Critic's Choice - West Coast Monotypes, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, January 29
    The Utopian View of Laura Ross-Paul, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, 20 May, p E24
    Water Works: Ross-Paul’s Sense of Renewal, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, 6 June
    Directions Divergent for Landscape Artists, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 12 August
    Galleries Growth Dramatic Around Portland, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 30 Dec
    1987
    Critic's Choice—Close to Home, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 9 January
    Visual Arts: Laura Ross-Paul, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 19 February
    The Changing Direction of Artists, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 6 March Undercurrents Explores Human Drama, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 27 March
    Critic's Choice—Seattle Art Museum, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 3 July
    The Seattle Art Museum, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 31 July
    NW '87 Is Startling Collection of Current and Diverse Regional Art, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, 3 August
    SAM Includes Oregon Artists’ Works, Deloris Targan, Seattle Times, 6 August, B1-B4
    West Coast Watercolors at College, Record Searchlight, Redding, CA, 29 August
    Expressionists Blooming For Fall, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 30 August
    1986
    Critic’s Choice—Laura Ross-Paul, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 9 January
    Rain Show, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 28 March
    Bright Mood Marks Last Fountain Show, The Oregonian, Portland, 24 June
    Fountain Closing Spurs Changes, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 4 July
    Museum Effort to Rectify Impression, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 15 August
    PCVA Promises Year of Whimsical Exhibitions, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 15 August
    First Thursday Arrives at Last, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 29 September
    Articles continued

    1984
    Heathman to Display Collection of Northwest Art, Alan Hayakawa, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 27 July
    Faces Explores Psychological Portraiture, Alan Hayakawa, The Oregonian, 14 February, C4
    1982
    Fountain Gallery Displays Lewis & Clark Professor's Work, The Oregonian, Portland, 14 February
    Northwest Prints, Alan Hayakawa, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, October 15
    1980
    All Oregon Art Show Promises Exciting Exhibits, Beth Fagan, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 22 August
    1976
    New Work, Beth Fagan, The Oregonian, Portland, 2 June
    A Young Woman in Hong Kong, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, p 11
    1975
    Realism Show, Beth Fagan, The Oregonian, Portland, 21 December

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