Current Shows


Red Bluff Art Gallery:  Virtual Spring Exhibit
Saint Sebastian was accepted by Red Bluff Art Gallery's Virtual Spring Exhibit.  See Open Call Exhibit 2022 (

Edwardian Ball:  Feb 4-5, Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
Four of my insect paintings on stained paper will be on display.
And I'll be there on Feb. 4 in person with drawing supplies, sketching 
portraits and costumes on the fly.

Imitation Fruit Issue #18
My painting "Flowers" is used to illustrate the story "Planting Violas" by M. Kolbet.  See Planting Violas, Story by M. Kolbet , Artwork by Diana Blackwell (

Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA):  “Yes” Online Show

My “Saint Mary Magdalen” is featured

Contemporary Art Gallery Online:  2021 All Animal Exhibition
My painting "Dragonfly" on coffee-stained paper is featured in the Mixed Media section of this show, running 10/6/21-11/2/21.  

Jones Gallery:  November Group Art Show
My prints "Dandy (Red/Orange)" and "Lips" will be featured in an in-person show at Jones Gallery in Kansas City, MO, 11/3/21-11/25/21

3 Square Art:  "Figure That" 4th Annual Exhibition
My paintings "Resurrection" and "St. Mary Magdalen" were featured 7/30/21-9/3/21

Las Laguna Art Gallery:  The Second Half (50 and Older) - 2021
"An Autumn Wind" collage accepted into online show.
Started July 1, 2021

LightSpaceTime:  555 Special Art Exhibition
"Waiting for Him to Speak" received Special Recognition Award. See “555 Special” Art Exhibition 2021 – Painting & Other Media | LightSpaceTime.Art Virtual Art Gallery Opening Night
Five of my pieces have been accepted into this virtual art event, hosted by HelloRevel, an online community for older women.  The event will take place on December 10 at 5-6 PM PST.  Attendance is at capacity already, and the event promises to be great fun.

Edwadian Ball
Four of my collages have been accepted for display and sale at the fabulous Edwardian Ball in San Francisco!   Come see them in person and enjoy the amazing variety of live entertainment, period costumes, activities, and fun.

LightSpaceTime: Figurative Art Exhibition 2019
The LightSpaceTime online gallery has awarded a Special Merit prize to my painting St. Mary Magdalen, as part of their Figurative Art Exhibition 2019.  See

Studio One Arts Center:  A Portrait in Diversity:  Portrait/Self-Portrait Show
Two of my life-sized portraits will be on display, along with many other artists' work, 2/8/19-3/15-19.  Opening reception:  2/8/19, 6:30 PM.  
365 45th St., Oakland, CA  94609

Contest Winner!
The literary journal Imitation Fruit has declared "The Animal People" the winner in its contest for illustrations on the theme of "Let's Team Up."  See

Imago Dei Gallery:  Pre-Figured
Five of my figures-on-maps are on display, along with works by three other Bay Area artists.  5/1/18-6/15/18.  Opening reception:  5/5/18, 6-9 PM
1668 Bush St., San Francisco, CA     (415) 775-1117

T-Rex:  Landscapes and Prints
Twelve landscape paintings and block prints are on display at T-Rex from 10/25/12-5/1/13.
1300 Tenth St., Berkeley, CA
Imitation Fruit, Issue #10, April 2012
The Party has been used to illustrate the poem Friday Night Opera in Ft. Worth, Texas
Brick Rhetoric, Issue #8:  Assorted prints, paintings, and drawings
Mignonne DecorSelected  Prints
A variety of monotypes and linocuts on monotypes, both framed and unframed.
Dwight & San Pablo, Berkeley, CA

Urban Legends Winery: Abstracts
August 2 - Sept. 2, 2012
621 Fourth St., Oakland, CA
Imitation Fruit, Issue #9, Nov. 2011
Ishtar has been used to illustrate the story The People vs. Hiroko Uno by Linda Ferguson

A Verb for Keeping Warm
: Edna, Judith, Shawnrey, Prudence
These four portraits join works by half a dozen other women artists in the gallery
space of a knitting store in Oakland. The show is sponsored by Femme Cartel,
an grassroots organization supporting women's art.
Studio OnePortrait/Self-Portrait
Karen B.
Opening Reception:  12/15/2011, 7:30-9:30 PM
365 45th St., Oakland, CA  94611

Our USA Magazine:  American Shield
Spring 2011 issue uses American Shield on cover!  See
Imitation Fruit, Issue #8, May 2011
Yikes has been used to illustrate short story The Composer
by Marci Goodman.
Marin Musette Magazine
Volume I, Issue 1, p. 16
Illustration for story Genny
Status Hat:  Travel Issue
Selected landscape paintings are reproduced in this ezine to illustrate the idea "Momentary Places."
Seventeen Crazy Words from Cecily
All illustrations and cover design by yours truly.
Bridge Art SpaceLarge as Life--Portraits by Diana Blackwell
23 Maine Ave., Richmond, in the "Office Gallery"
Show runs Aug. 16-Sept. 20, 2011
Imitation Fruit online magazine:  Chair has been used to
illustrate Two Chairs story by Bob Mustin.  See
Expressions Gallery:  Cartoon and Humorous Art
A Drive in the Country, Alien Picnic, Cinderella
2035 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA\
Berkeley Planning & Development Dept.
2120 Milvia, Berkeley, CA 
Kiss, Love Love Love
April 28-June 29, 2011

404 Brannan:  Block Prints
404 Brannan, San Francisco, CA
Expressions GalleryAll You Need is Love
Kiss, Love Love Love
1/15/2011-March 25, 2011
2035 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception:  Sat., 1.15.2011m 6-8 PM
Expressions GalleryRazzle Dazzle
Pink Snow, Verdure, Sundrops, and Blue
2035 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception:  Sat., 10/30/10, 6-8 PM
Groove SalonSelected Abstracts
Calligraphy, Tower of Babel, Lines, Intersection, Dream Sky, Angel Voices, Stopping Traffic, Secondary Grid, Hypothetical Flight, Jazzin' Around, Desert Song, Heat Wave, Bamboo Grove, Afternoon Shadows, Fault Line, Winter Forest, Sacred Rain, Foggy Surf
215 Fremont St
Suite 1 (facing Howard Street), San Francisco, CA 94105-2310
(415) 975-9900
Firehouse North Gallery:  Work From the Model
Ricardo with Cello, G. Randall, Aurora, Shawnrey, Bonnie
1790 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 
Artist X-ChangePrintmaking
St. George, Annunciation II, Gabriel, Joe Reading, Tarot:  The Lovers, Crucifixion, Baboon, Demon
3169 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Imitation Fruit online magazine:  Winter Forest has been used to
illustrate Winter Berries poem by Katie Fesuk.  See
Aporia:  Landscapes
Hoffman Marsh, Lake Anza 
116 Main St., Tiburon, CA  94920
Mystic Dream:  Folklore and Fairytales Show
1437 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA  94596
GirlShapes UniversityStar and Bird
D-Structure:   Fault Line, Afternoon Shadows
520 Haight St
(between Fillmore St & Steiner St)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Artist X-Change:  Radish, Eggplant III, Bosc Pear, Watermelon Slice, Strawberry, Cherries, Red Delicious, Still Life with Glass Bowl
3169 16th St.
San Francisco, CA
Imitation Fruit online magazineParis Rooftops has been used to illustrate A Man's Castle is His Home by Meredith Escudier.  See:
Natural Magic:   Mudras, Amanita Muscaria, Ritual
Opening:  3/20/2010, 7-11 PM at Swankety Swank, 289 Divisadero @ Haight, San Francisco, CA
Mignonne DecorSelected Monoprints -- Hard Boiled, Peach, Strawberry, Red Fish, Pierrot with Rose
Green Remedy:  City Blocks, Winter Forest, Jazzin' Around, Hypothetical Flight

2928 Hilltop Mall Rd., Unit C, Richmond, CA

Angel Reborn (aka Integrative Spa):  Selected Abstracts -- Winter Forest, Stopping Traffic, Secondary Grid, Purple Rings, Purple Swirl

2940 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118

Pancho Villa Taqueria:  Portraits & Landscapes:  Barbara, Joe, Beer:  It Isn't Just for Breakfast Anymore, Joaquin, Carla, Bruce, Koyote, Nuala, Aurora, Bonnie, Becca, View of China Camp, China Camp Pier, Emeryville Marina, View of the Palace of Fine Arts, View of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Anza, The Cascades (Yosemite), View of Yosemite, Orange Tree

3071 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

750 ML Wine Bar:  Selected Abstracts--Musical Faces, Puzzle, Sunny Window, Kiss, Hypothetical Flight, One/Two, Stopping Traffic, Secondary Grid, Peninsula, Isthmus, Blue Island, 4 Elements, Red and Yellow Tangle, Melee, Purple Rings, Bevelled Glass

227 S. San Mateo Dr., San Mateo, CA

Brickhouse Cafe:  Selected Abstracts--Knots, Bevelled Glass, Jazzin' Around, Purple Swirl, 4 Elements, Red and Yellow Tangle, Melee, Blue Island, Peninsula, Isthmus, The House Always Wins

426 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA

Eclectix, El Cerrito, CA:  "All Gurlz":  Koyote, Dark Star

Je Suis Mignonne Decor, Oakland, CASelected Monoprints
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Eclectix:   "Eat It!":  Beer--It Isn't Just For Breakfast Anymore

Self Clothing Boutique:  Assorted works
1051 Bush, San Francisco, CA

The Creamery:
  The Old Oxbow, Sunny Window, Purple Swirl, Knots

4th & Townsend, San Francisco, CA

Velvet Lounge: Halloween show--see

Chan Chan, 4690 18th St., San Francisco, CA:
Colorful Prints and Collages

Imagine Bus Project fundraiser, Regency Center, San Francisco, CA:  Live Portrait Sketch

A Cut Above, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CAThree Linocuts

The Velvet Club, Oakland, CA:   Death of Cleopatra, Kiss, Lovers

D. Art Gallery, Easthampton, MA Kiss, Lovers

Third Street Grill, San Francisco,  CA: Group show 

July 4 Patriotic Show, Valkyrie Tattoos:  four photos

Chillin, San Francisco, CA Leah on the Sofa

Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NEJoan

Pink Week, Sacramento, CASick, Peninsula

Mask Show, Tangent Gallery, Sacramento, CAUntitled Mask


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