The messages in these autobiographical narratives, using Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes to examine the state of the world, are harsh in the manner of Goya’s dark, war inspired masterpieces; works Badgley-Arnoux cites definitive and continuing influences. Although this type of work can be difficult to look at, it is beautiful – beautifully executed and realized. This authentic “from the soul’ art is accomplished through the artist’s innate talent, her almost 70 years of honed skills, and her willingness to remain emotionally open and vulnerable. Badgley-Arnoux gives us a once-in-a-lifetime visual experience with her timely vision of ‘Once Upon a Time’.

By, Susan Hillhouse for Badgley-Arnoux’s San Luis Obispo Museum exhibition catalogue.

 Solo Exhibitions:

2012 “A Time and a Place: Elaine Badgley Arnoux and Channing Peak, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA

2011 “The Mayrs of San Francisco: Mayors Office, City Hall, San Francisco, CA

 “People and Places: Old Mint Museum of Art and History, San Francisco, CA

2009 “The People of San Francisco: Premier Installation: Old Mint Museum of San Francisco, CA

2008 “Once Upon a Time: Santa Cruz Museum, MacPherson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

2004 Retrospective, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA

2001 “The People of San Francisco: Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA

1999 “Shadow and Light: Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

1992 “The New Frontier:_Rebuilding the American Dream: Premier Installation: – Twenty painted shopping carts as covered wagons pushed by homeless people and artists to the civic center in San Francisco, CA

1990 College of Holy Names, Oakland, CA

1985 “The People of San Francisco – 100 Portraits: California Historical Society, San Francisco, CA

1977 Municipal Art Gallery, Biot, France

1971-75 Gump’s Art Gallery (yearly shows), San Francisco, CA

1969-70 Gordon Woodside Gallery, Seattle, WA

1960 Scripps College Gallery, Pomona, CA

1957 Robert Day Gallery, Richmond, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 “Introduction Two: Selected Works:Gallerie Citi, Burlingame, CA

2011 “Women’s Rights: Barbara Beretich Gallery, Claremont, California

2010-09 “Group Exhibition: School House Art Gallery, 1892, Brownville, NE

2007 “M.A.H’s Plein Air Affair: Santa Cruz Museum, MacPherson Center, Santa Cruz, CA

2007 “Soirée of Petite Treasures,” San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA

2005 “Looking Back and Seeing Forward,” Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001 “Works on Paper,” The Achenbach Collection, San Francisco Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA

1998 “The California Landscape,” Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

1997 “HOME: De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

1997 “Face to Face: Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

1993 “The Night Sky: Premier Exposition: Center For The Arts, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, CA

1985 Creative Growth Programs, Oakland, CA

1984 Susan Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY

1984 “Faces: De Anza College, San Mateo, CA

1983 Fort Mason Printmakers, San Francisco, CA

1974 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

1964 Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1958 Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

1953 Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA

EDUCATION:

1981-82 Independent Study, Fort Mason printmakers, San Francisco, CA

1961-81 Travel and Independent Study: France and Spain

1961-64 Independent Study with Bruce Mc Curdy, University of California at UC Santa Barbara, CA

1957-61 Channing Peake: Professors at UC Santa Barbara

1944-47 Chouinard Art Institute, Special Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA

Awards and Commissions:

2001 Grants for The Arts, Hotel Tax Fund

2001 San Francisco Foundation

2001 Alice Phelan Sullivan Foundation

1992 Flow Fund, Rockefeller Foundation

1992 Carver Foundation

1985 Arts Grant, San Francisco Foundation

1985 Chevron U.S.A. Arts Grant

1954 Purchase Award, permanent collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art

TEACHING/ART RELATED EMPLOYMENT:

1994-Present Instructor/SOMA School of Art

1991-1994 Development of Bridge Gallery/EBA School of Art

1981-1994 Owner/Director/Instructor, EBA School of Art

1986 Commonwealth Club, “The Art of Portraiture”

COLLECTIONS, INDIVIDUALS:

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Anderson

Mrs. Ruth Asawa

Senator Barbara Boxer

Mr. & Mrs. Lyman Casey

Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Flagg

Mr. Stanlee Gattee

The Hon. James Hormel

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

2006 California Institute of Integral Studies, “The Life Series: Once Upon A Time”

1997 De Saisset Museum, “The Role of the Artist as Activist”

1986 Commonwealth Club, “The Art of Portraiture”

1985 University of Pennsylvania Quarterly Alumni Meeting, Northern California Chapter,

The Making of the People of San Francisco

EBA

Collections:

Achenbach Collection at S.F. Legion of Honor

Bancroft Library, Berkeley

De Saisset Museum

The Library of Congress: Special Collections

San Francisco Art Commission Collection

San Francisco Public Library: Special Collections

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Stanford Library: Special Collections

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara

University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Robert Flynn Johnson Mr. Nion McEvoy

Mrs. John Rosekrans

Ms. Charlotte Maillard Schultz

Mr. Brooks Walker, Jr.

Chuck Williams/Williams-Sonoma

Selected Media and Awards:

2009 “Shadow&Light—The Life & Art of Elaine Badgley Arnoux,” a film by William Farley

Carl Nolte, “Art Show Opens SF Old U.S. Mint,” San Francisco Chronicle

Feactured Interview, “A Life’s Work Of Portraits--And More,” San Francisco Examiner

2008 Fall Art Preview, MetroSantaCruz, Santa Cruz

2000 Feature, San Francisco Chronicle

1996 Kenneth Baker, Critical Review, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

1994 Featured article “Art in America”

1994 Kenneth Baker: Critical Review, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

1992 Feature photograph of “The New Frontier,” New York Times, New York, NY

Caroline Drewes, “Changing The Wheels of Fortune,” San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA

KGO-TV-“Habitat 1992: The New Frontier”

1985 KRON-TV, Five Minute Profile, “The People of San Francisco Exhibition”

KQED Radio, Interview

Kenneth Baker, “What’s in a Face: 100 San Francisco Portraits,” San Francisco

Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

KQED-TV, “Art Notes”

1981 Caroline Drewes, “Feature Story, ‘A Journey Through Provence ... and the Heart,’”

San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA

1980 Caroline Drewes, “The People of Biot: A French Village Between Yesterday and Tomorrow,”

San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA

1979 C. Drewes, “Capturing the Soul of a Village,” San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle,

San Francisco, CA

1977 L.Bonacina, “Elaine Badgley est venue des Etats Unis pour

Immortaliser les gens de Biot,” Nice Matin, Nice, France

1969 J.Batie, “Quality High on Capitol Hill,” The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA

1967 A. Holmes, “Exhibit Shows High Quality,” Palo Alto Times, Palo Alto, CA

Atherton Gallery to Exhibit Elaine Badgley,” Palto Alto Times, Palo Alto, CA

1966 R. Barrio, “Elaine Badgley Drawing Delight,” Palo Alto Times, Palo Alto, CA

1960 Richard Ames, “Famine Gives Way to Feast in Art Event in Town,”

Santa Barbara News Press, Santa Barbara, CA

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