Group Shows

2001 - Current
Open Secret Bookstore
Rainbow Body Art Gallery
San Rafael, California

June 6th, 7th and 8th 2008
Transformational Art Village
Harmony Festival
Santa Rosa, California 

May 17th - 18th 2008
Inter-Dimensional Art Show
Seattle Washington

2005 October
Cell Space
Bryant Street, San Francisco, California

2005 May
Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, California
"Mind States Conference"

2005 April
1033 Revere, San Francisco

2005 April
Xanh Shortfilms // Artshow
Center for Sex and Culture
398 11th Street, San Francisco
“Altered States and the Spiritual Awakening”

2005 February-March
"18th Annual Solo Mujeres Exhibition"
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco
“Mujeres Visionarias”


2004 November
Cell Space
2050 Bryant St, San Francisco

2003- October
The Log Cabin
San Anselmo Memorial Park
San Anselmo, California
Flesh of the Gods

2001- December
Shamanic Awakenings
San Rafael, California
Visionary Art

1999- September
Occidental, California
Dragonfly Festival

1997- May
Galleria Tonanzin
San Juan Bautista, California
Cinco de Mayo

1996- November
Galleria El Balazo
San Francisco, California
Day of the Dead Celebration

1996 -October-November
Saint John¹s University
Queens, New York
Latin American Artists in the 90¹s

1996 - May
Brick Hut Gallery
Berkeley, California
Mujeres en el Arte

1996 -June
Galleria Tonanzin
San Juan Bautista, California
Las Latinas

1995- August
The Mission Cultural Center
San Francisco, California
Annual Women¹s Show

1994- March-April
The Mission Cultural Center
San Francisco, California
International Women¹s Day
Mil Vidas

1993- September
The San Francisco Art Exchange
San Francisco, California
A Chilean Artists¹ Collective

1993 -February
The Mission Cultural Center
San Francisco, California
Corazon del Barrio

1993 -March
In Her Image Gallery
Portland, Oregon
Visions From Our Mother

1989- August
Centro Ecuatoriano de Cultura
Santiago, Chile
Taller La Sandia

1987- February
Escuela Moderna de Musica
Santiago, Chile
Taller de Pintura al Oleo

Solo Shows

2003- June-August
Aroma Café
San Rafael, California

Café Sangha
Fairfax, California
Visionary Paintings

1998- July-September
Bay Club
Oakland, California
Under the Coralline Sea

1996 - November- January '97
Casa Latina
Meryll Hall- University of California, Santa Cruz
Ruedas de la Vid


1996 - July
Galleria Tonanzin
San Juan Bautista, California
Diosas Indigenas

1996 - August
The Brick Hut Gallery
Berkeley, California
10 Years Retrospective

1993 - August-September
Gathering Tribes gallery
Albany, California
Te Amamos Nuke Mapu

1992 - March
KBBK Studios
San Francisco, California
Elemental Spirits

1991 - March
La Pena Cultural Center
Berkeley, California
The World of a Water Nymph

1988 - May-April
Escuela Moderna de Musica
Santiago, Chile
Mariela’s Solo

Juried Shows

2005- July 4th
"Reggae on the Park
El Cerrito, California

2003- December
Spirit of Christmas
Santa Rosa, California

2002- June
Health and Harmony Festival
The Goddess Temple
Santa Rosa, California

The Goddess Festival
Santa Rosa, California

1996- December
Celebration of Craftswomen
San Francisco, California

1996 -November
East Bay Bazaar
Oakland, California

Marin County Jazz Festival
San Rafael, California

1995- July
Festival at the Lake
Oakland, California

Celebration of Craftswomen
San Francisco, California



2005- May
"Shaman's Drum Magazine"
Inside Back Cover

Higher Glyphic
Visionary Art Catalog
"System Catalog"

Higher Glyphic
Visionary Art Catalog
"Medicine Catalog"

2003-Earth Wisdom
Greeting cards
Visionary art of Plant Medicine
San Anselmo, California

1999- Tea Party Magazine
Oakland, California
Cover and 3 page article

1997- Wheel of the Year Calendar
Oakland, California
Amber Lotus, Dharma Press

1997 -Wheel of the Year Greeting Cards
Oakland, California
Amber Lotus, Dharma Press

1995 -Marine Life Greeting Cards
Watsonville, California
Published by Earth Wisdom

1994 -Women of the Earth Greeting Cards
Published by Ediciones Siena
Santiago, Chile

1993- Illustration for Uncoiling the Snake
Published by Harper and Row
San Francisco, California

1991- Illustration for Shakti Woman
Published by Harper and Row
San Francisco, California


Education And Training

Fine Arts

1992-1995- Graphics Department, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, California. Studied silkscreen under Rene Castro and Calixto Robles. Created 8 original works and printed approximately 50 serigraphs for each one. Designed and printed the poster for the Annual Women's Show in 1995. Also Collaborated with other artists developing original artwork.

1995- Creative Computers, Palo Alto, California. Took extensive workshops and private tutorials in the use of Painter and Photoshop graphics programs.

1986-1989 Visual Arts Department at the Escuela Moderna de Musica, Santiago, Chile. Course work and training in Classical Fine Arts, including human figure and classical techniques in oil painting.

1986-1989 Private mentoring with international painter Ida Gonzalez de Carreno. Intimate, hands on training in fine arts creation and development.

1988- Studio-based course work in charcoal and pencil drawing with Alberto Steinberg, Santiago, Chile.

1987- Private course work in the use of Alber's Theory in Color taught by Eduardo Vilches, Santiago, Chile.

1986- Studio-based work in pastels in still lifes with Cecilia Knerr, Santiago, Chile.

1985- Oil Painting - Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

1983- Art History Course - University of Guam, Guam, Mariana Islands.

1983- A course in "Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain" with Karalee Norris, Guam, Mariana Islands.



1982-1985- University of Guam, Mariana Islands, Graduate Courses in Psychopedagogy

1978-1981- Universidad Catolica de Chile, Major in High School Education with minor in English as a Second Language. Successfully completed 7 semesters in both with honors.

Work Experience

1997-2004- Studio work only
Oil painting and occasional private tutoring

1996- Crafts teacher for children Ages 3-7
Los Zenzlotes Music and Art Center
San Pablo Civic Center, Richmond, California

The East Bay Conservation Core
Project YES (Youth Engaged in Service)
Planner, designer, and teacher for middle school projects using art as a healing modality. Worked closely with disadvantaged and high risk youth successfully completing a series of sculptures with recycled materials at Calvin Simmons Junior High. These pieces are currently touring the community gardens and city buildings in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area. Also Completed two summer projects which consisted of 2 large murals working with groups of 10 to 14 children ages 13 and 14.

1995- The Walden House
San Francisco, California
Taught a summer program to high risk youth ages 13-18. 
Rehabilitation through art.

1990-1993- Private Tutoring
Oakland, California
Taught private lessons in oil paintings for adults out of studio

1982-1984- High School Teacher at The Academy of Our Lady of Guam
Taught Spanish as a second language, grades 9 through 12