About Ellen Howard

Ellen is a Co-Chair and Artist member of the California Art Club, San Francisco Region, member of the Salmagundi Club, a signature member of the Society of Western Artists (SWA), and the Monterey Plein Air Painters Association, a member of the American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPs), and Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA). Ellen had two solo shows in 2019: Mendocino Art Center, July and the Peninsula Museum of Art, September. Ellen also teaches weekly oil painting classes and several workshops a year.

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Juried Exhibitions

2020

• Where in the World is Plein Air?, Illume Gallery, May 2020
• Salmagundi Annual Members’ Exhibition, April 2020
California Art Club 109th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, May 2020
Carmel Art Festival, May 2020
Kern County Plein Air Invitational, April 2020
California Art Club, Treasures from the Bay Area, The Holton Studio Gallery, March 2020
California Art Club, Mid-California Highlights: From the Sierra to the Sea, January 2020
Salmagundi Club, Thumb Box Exhibition, January 2020

2019

 Castle Gallery, Holiday Show, 2019
Triton All State Salon Exhibition, November 2019
Tiny & HUGE Exhibition at Studio Gallery SF, November 2019
•  Art & Nature Exhibition, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, November 2019
Mendocino Open Paint Out, Judge’s Award, September, 2019
• Solo Exhibition: “Ebb & Flow” at Peninsula Museum of Art, September 2019
• California Art Club: Autumn Impressions: Painting the American Landscape, August 2019
• Solo Exhibition: “Out on the Edge” at the Mendocino Art Center, June 2019
California Art Club, Bay Area Parks, Outdoor Treasures, June 2019
• American Impressionist Society, Small Works Showcase, June 2019
• California Art Club, Summer Impressions: Painting the American Landscape, May 2019
• Annual Kern County Plein Air Painting Festival, April 2019
• 108th California Art Club Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, March 2019
• Artist in Residence, Mendocino Art Center, February 2019
• California Art Club, SF Chapter “The City by the Bay” Exhibition, February 2019
• Laguna Plein Air Painters Association “Town & Country” Exhibition, January 2019
• California Art Club, “A Journey Through Central California”, January, 2019
• Salmagundi Club, Thumb Box Exhibition, January 2019

2018

• Castle Gallery Fine Art, Christmas Invitational Exhibition, December 2018
• Studio Gallery Exhibition, “Tiny & HUGE”, November 2018
• Honorable Mention, Capitola Plein Air Paint Out, November 2018
• Salmagundi Club Membership, August 2018
• Featured Artist for Mendocino Plein Air Paint Out, September 2018
• Honorable Mention, Frank Bette Award, Frank Bette Paint Out, August 2018
• 107th Gold Medal Exhibition, California Art Club, June 2018
• California Art Club, SF Chapter, “Art Between the Lines”, April 2018
• Castle Gallery Fine Art, Valentine’s Invitational Exhibition, February 2018
• American Impressionist Society’s 2nd Small Works Showcase, March 2018″
• Laguna Plein Air Painters ” Town & Country” Exhibition at Forest & Ocean Gallery, January 2018

2017

• Artist Member of California Art Club, December 2017
• Signature Member of Monterey Plein Air Painters Association, November 2017
•”Art & Nature”, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, November 2017
• NOAPS, Holiday Small Works Exhibition, Cathy Kline Gallery, November 2017
• Capitola Plein Air Event, November 2017
• “Best Water Scene”, Mendocino Plein Air, September 2017
•  CPAP 2017 International Challenge, September 2017
• Co-Chair San Francisco Chapter of California Art Club, September 2017
• NOAPS, Best of America Exhibition, October 2017
• Signature Member, California Plein Air Painters, September 2017
• Plein Air Painters of Colorado Annual Exhibition, September 2017
•  Frank Bette Paint Out, August, 2017
• Second Place, Greater Bay Area Open Annual Exhibition, June 2017
• California, The Golden State, LAPAPA, June 2017
• Honorable Mention, Steinbeck Exhibition,  MBPAPA Annual Exhibition, May 2017
• Honorable Mention, California Plein Air Painters Exhibition, April 2017
• Outdoor Painters Society Plein Air Southwest Salon, April 2017
• Northern California Impressionism, Peninsula Museum of Art, October 2016 – January 2017

2016

• Published in “Plein Air Magazine’s” November 2016 issue
• “People Choice” Frank Bette Paint out, 2016
• Featured Artist for Mendocino Plein Air Paint Out, September 2016
• National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society: “Best of America” Exhibition, Sept.2016
• 66th Annual Society of Western Artist Exhibition, August, 2016
• Monterey Bay Plein Air Painter’s Annual Exhibition, August, 2016
• Laguna Plein Air Painters: “Welcome to Spring” Exhibition, April 2016