Resume

Melissa AdkisonI have been painting professionally since 1985. I paint in most media, but specialize in watermedia. I favor a flat wash techniques with bright colors and varied patterns and am always exploring new techniques and color combinations. My subject matter includes still life, urban settings, portraiture, domestic frustration and dream interpretations.

Education

B.A. Art, UC Santa Barbara. Dean’s List 03/75
Art Studies, Indian Valley College, Novato, CA 9/87-9/90
Art Studies, Front Range College, Denver CO 9/85-6/87

Art Show Awards and Juried Exhibitions

Marin Society of Artists Annual – Award of Merit ’02, ’04; Grumbacher Award ’88; 1st Place ’98 ’90, ’91, ’95-’00
Marin Society of Artists Open – Honorable Mention ’96, ’97, 2nd Place ’98 ’92,’95-’98, ‘04,08
Marin County Fair – Honorable Mentions, ’94, ’04,’13,’15,’16,’17 ;Best in Class ’92; ‘88-’90, ’93, ’96, ’98-‘00, ’04, ‘05-’10; First & 2nd ’11; ’12,’14
Pikes Peak International 06/03
Watercolor USA, Springfield MO 06/03, 06,’09
California Watercolor Association National Open – Aura Award 04/03 6/99,’07-’10,’12-’15;’16; Richard Barrett      Memorial Award ’17
Houston International Watercolor Exhibition 04/03
PACO Arts Festival, Pittsburg, CA – 1st Place 02/03
Brand 32 Works on Paper – Merit Award 12/02
California State Fair – Award of Merit ’88, ’95, ’97, ’99, ’00, ’02 ‘05
Triton Art Museum (Santa Clara CA) Show – Honorable Mention ’96 ’94, ’96, ’98, ‘02,’06-’09
Missouri National Watercolor – Honorable Mention ’02 04/02
San Bernardino County Museum National Art Exhibition – 1st Place ’01 ’90, ’00, ‘01
San Diego International Watercolor Exhibition – Windsor-Newton Award ’98 ’94, ’98, ’00, ’01 ‘05
Arizona Aqueous National (Tubac AZ) – Honorable Mention ’00, ’01 ’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ‘05,’09, ’10
Watercolor Society of Alabama National Open ’00, ‘01
Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolor, Travel Show 06/00,’09
Midwest Watercolor Society 24th annual National Open 04/00
National Watercolor Society Membership Show – Signature Member ’95, ’96, ’98, ‘99
Mill Valley Art Festival ’93, ‘98
Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition – Colorado Watercolor Society Award ’94 ’94, ‘98,’07
Taos National Exhibit of American Watercolor 07/98
Long Beach Arts 93rd National Open Exhibition & Competition 03/98
Watercolor West ’96, ‘97
East Bay Watercolor Society 27th Annual Open 06/95
Indian Valley Artists Abstracts and Figures – Honorable Mention 11/94
Hamilton II and III, Indian Valley Artists 05/93
Louisiana Watercolor Society Annual Int’l Exhibition 05/92
Society of Western Artists 12th Annual Newark Exhibit 09/91
Solo Art Show, Fairfax Library, Fairfax CA 05/91
California Artists League 9th Annual Open Art Exhibit 04/91
62nd Marin Society of Artists Annual – Best of Show 10/89
Santa Cruz Art League 59th Annual Statewide Exhibition 03/89
61st Marin Society of Artists Annual – Grumbacher Award 10/88
Longmont Artists Guild Spring Art Show – Best of Show ’87, Honorable Mention ’86 05/86, 05/87
Tri-City Fine Arts Show – 1st Place, Water Media 04/87
Boulder Art Associations – Grumbacher Award 10/86
Artists Alpine Holiday, Ouray CO – Honorable Mention 08/86
Grand Junction Nat’l Art Exhibition – 1st and 2nd place, Water Media 07/86

Works on Consignment

Gallery One – Petaluma, Ca.