Photograph of Marie Gonzales

 

I was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan. I have always enjoyed drawing and being creative but my initial encounter with pastels, right after I moved to Honolulu, Hawai’i, made all the difference.  I took classes from an award winning artist, Mr. Wayne Takazono (waynetakazono.com) before moving to Folsom.  I have been very fortunate to be able to continue my classes under Mr. Barry Jamison (pastelpainter.com) who is also an award winning Pastellist and under Margot Schulzke who is a PSWC Pastel Laureate, Signature member Pastel Society of America, Degas Pastel Society, Distinguished Pastelist (PSWC) and author.  I was the Secretary of the Pastel Society of the West Coast (PSWC)(2014-2017) and was the El Dorado Hills Art Association (EDHAA) Scholarship Chairperson (2013-2014).

 

 

 

Shows/Exhibitions

 

2010  

Second Saturday on Sutter Street.  The Black Rooster, Folsom, CA.

 

2011

Second Saturday on Sutter Street.  The Black Rooster, Folsom, CA.
Pastel Society of the West Coast,  Pastel in Light Exhibition, Folsom, CA
Bloom Coffee & Tea, Roseville, CA.  (18 Pieces)

 

2012

2012 Pastel National, Wichita, KS
Second Saturday on Sutter Street. The Black Rooster, Folsom, CA
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Membership Show, Auburn, CA
Arts in the Orchard, Apple Hill, Camino, CA
KVIE Art Auction 2012, Sacramento, CA



2013

El Dorado Hills Art Association Membership Show, Folsom, CA 2nd Place & Honorable Mention
El Dorado Hills Art Association Studio Tour, Folsom, CA
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Membership Show, Sacramento, CA
Second Saturday on Sutter Street, The Black Rooster, Folsom, CA
Arts in the Orchard, Apple Hill, Camino, CA
KVIE Art Aution 2013, Sacramento, CA

Holiday Fine Arts Market, Artspace, Placerville, CA

2014

El Dorado Hills Art Association Studio Tour, CA
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Membership Show, Roseville, CA

Blue Line Gallery 2014 Ellene Ashcraft Membership Medley Honorable Mention
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel USA, Morro Bay

2015

El Dorado Hills Art Association Studio Tour, CA
KVIE Art Auction 2015, Sacramento, CA Curator's Award


2016

Pastel National 2016, Wichita, KS
11th Pastels on High International Exhibitions, Sacramento, CA
El Dorado Hills Art Association Studio Tour, CA

2017

KVIE Art Auction 2017, Sacramento, CA
El Dorado Hills Art Association Studio Tour, CA

2018

EDHAA Visionary Realty Group, El Dorado Hills, CA (2 months)
El Dorado Hills Art Association Studio Tour, CA
KVIE Art Auction 2018, Sacramento, CA