Environmental & Social Artivist
Education- San Jose City College, Associates Degree, Art 2014, Honor student, Phi Theta Kappa, San Jose State University, BFA -emphasis on Spatial Art, 2017 Overall GPA 3.7, 1987 State of Californis Cosmetology License, Livermore Academy of Cosmetology, Third Degree Reiki Certification, Soma Institute of Massage 1500 hrs Certification
Related Experience: Entreprenur, Business owner for 14 yrs of "Touch of Europe" Campbell, CA. Currently self employed Environmental & Social Artivist. Experience as a professional artist since 2003 beginning at Arbor Gallery in Merced Calfifornia. Nominated as Promotions Coordinator at Arbor Gallery. Have spent most of adult life as a volunteer and social advocate. Tutored and volunteered at San Jose City College and San Jose State University (SJSU) Nominated as an officer with the Ceramic and Sculpture Guild s at SJSU. Demonstrated experience in all aspects of collaborative and solo arr exhibits. Networked and volunteered to produce art events in ny communities. Teach individual art classes in my home studio. Trained as a painter, interior design painting, ceramic sculptor, mixed media, plaster casting, photography. Knowledge of lightroom and Adobe photoshop. Prior experience as Board Member for Works of San Jose as a volunteer and member of the community gallery. Participation in fund raising and donating to causes involving the arts, community, environment, women's empowerment and homelessness. Donated and auctioned artworks for social issues locally and nationally.Volunteered with Fugitive Watch San Jose as a grant writer, as well as Works of San Jose.
A highlight of my favorite Exhibits.
Arbor Gallery - Merced California, "La Lucha Vavoom," by Espino is in Permanent Collection at Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA, CCACA, Davis California, Ceramic Convention participant 2015, 2016, International Art Exhibition with Chinese Artists from Beijing, Trianon Theatre, San Jose, Ca 2015,2017, Colors in the Hue of Mexico, collaboration at San Jose City Hall 2014, sponsored by SJ Mayor;s Office, Annual Frida Kaulo Event, Mission District SF, 2017, Exhibits at SJCC & SJSU art galleries 2014-2017, Works of San Jose, Art Ark Gallery San Jose, CA. Art events throughout California for almost twenty years.The last decade has been dedicated to environmental issues.
Mexican Consulate ,San Jose, 2016 for outstanding contribution in the arts to Mexican\latinx community in San Jose California.
Have received write-ups and recognition on local media outlets, internet and newspapers.
Received 8 academic scholarships for student excellance,
Awarded Certificate from Santa Clara Sheriff's Department for volunteering 4 years at Women's Work Furlough Facility counseling inmates.
This is a brief summation of my experiences related to my past and current vocation. The list of exhibits is a small part of the many displays I have participated in as an artist and a volunteer throughout my career. Contact for further info.
Artist Creator Visionary
San Jose, California, 95110
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