Sara V Cole
Jhina (Hee-na) Alvarado is a self-taught artist who is represented by galleries across the United States. Her work has been featured in various international and national magazines, blogs, and art technique books. She currently works part-time as a calculus and pre-calculus teacher at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and paints full-time in her home studio in San Francisco.
Marie Cameron is a Los Gatos artist working in oil and mixed media assemblage. One of the current themes she is exploring is a Birds & Teacups series in which a wild birds are lured into a domestic still life by the synchronicity of the setting - an antique teacup with a matching bouquet, creating a subtly surreal moment of past and present mingling with whispers of a diminishing wild space. Marie Cameron completed her BFA with distinction at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Her award-winning work has been exhibited and collected internationally and can be seen at Gallery 24 or by appointment in her Los Gatos Studio.
For womanKIND, Marie shares that she is a self-identified Environmentalist, Feminist, Antiquarian, and Humanitarian
Sara is a nationally represented, internationally exhibited published author, teacher curator and fine art painter with a full-time art making studio practice. Sara has placed work with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Bi-annual Auction, Hilton Hotels, the Microsoft Collection, Stanford University, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Iberia Bank in Louisiana, and De Anza College in Cupertino.Sara has an extensive list of exhibition history including NYC's Asian Cultural Center Gallery and Sunset Magazine show houses and for events such as a City Year fund-raiser with HGTV's Kenneth Brown.Sara is in the private collections of many patrons including that of Actress Sela Ward. Sara earned her BFA in ceramic sculpture and installation/performance art with a minor in art history in 2002. In 2006, she earned her MFA in painting and drawing. In 2007 she studied graduate level Non-Western Contemporary Art History for one year, all before mentioned at San Jose State University. Sara is currently studying Ethnic & Gender/Women's Studies and political art. Cole has taught at the collegiate level for more than a decade including foundations of design, color, beginning drawing, figure drawing, beginning painting and encaustic painting. She currently teaches out of her studio.
For womanKIND, Sara has self-identified as a Rable-Rousing Social Activist fighting the fight for equality, Feminist, Indigenous Rights Activist, Environmentalist, Other-Abled, and an LQBTA-QIA Art Warrior. Sara says that she is just the average white girl trying to fight for civil rights for all us girls.
Susan Drews Watkins
Lisa Renée Falk
Karen Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States but has now settled in the Bay Area in California from New York City. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco and the Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, was the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art, Member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org. She is a co-partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, an organization that creates art as activism exhibitions “changing the world through art” and actively promotes the work of activist artists with national touring exhibitions exhibiting the work in galleries and documents the work in catalogs and online. She is an art consultant – renting artwork to corporations and individuals. Lastly, Karen is also an exhibiting artist with a focus on “Art as Activism” to facilitate social change.
For womanKIND Karen shares that she is an art as activism Feminist.
Henri Mansfield Herns
Henri's designs have adorned the tables of events, small and large, from weddings and Bar Mitzvahs to corporate events such as those held by TESLA, Google, Intuit, Cisco, Cal Tech University and many others. She studied Fine Arts with an emphasis in interior design at the Academy of Arts college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989. She went on to establish Tableart, a business specializing in unique floral and non-floral centerpieces.