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MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2017

Kindness as Resistance, Euphrat Museum, Cupertino, CA

2015

Endangered, Euphrat Museum, Cupertino, CA

2014

Songs and Sorrows, The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2011

Love & Loss, The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2010

The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists’ Response, Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, CA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Radical Prayers, Ruth's Table Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013

The Cartography of Longing, Mohr Gallery, Mountain View, CA

Assembling the Pieces: Reconstructing Memory and Hybrid Identity, MACLA, San Jose, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Beyond Borders:im/Migration, Edward M. Dowd Art Center, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2016

Anne and Mark’s Art Party, an Occasional and Irrational San Jose Arts Fest, San Jose, CA

Pacific Rim Sculptors, Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA           

2015

Intersectionality, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA

Living with Endangered Languages in the Information Age, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014

Tactics of Survival, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

Anne and Mark’s Art Party, Mad Max meets Moulin Rouge San Jose, CA

2013

Mourning and Scars: Twenty Years After The War, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA           

2012

Honoring Women’s Rights, The National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA

Summer Juried Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

The Theory of Color In Ocean Trash, Centro Español, San Salvador, El Salvador

Left to Chance: In Search of the Accidental Book, San Francisco Center for the Book

2011

10 Printmakers, Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA

The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists’ Response, San Francisco Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

Breathed…Unsaid, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, CA           

2010

Earth Bound, City Windows Gallery, San Jose City Hall, San Jose, CA

Blue Planet, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists’ Response, Art Zone 461 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ordinary Miracles, Slaughterhouse Space Gallery, Healdsburg, CA

SparkPlug Art Print-In, SparkPlug Gallery, San Jose, CA

Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, CA

2009

The Seduction of Duchamp: Bay Area Artists’ Response, Slaughterhouse Gallery, Healdsburg, CA

TERRITORIOS: New Visual Currents, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Momentum, Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA

Anne & Mark’s Art Party, San Jose, CA

2007

Roots and Traditions, ArtWorks Downtown Gallery, San Rafael. CA

Monotype Marathon, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

Artistas del Grabado, National Art Gallery, San Salvador, El Salvador

 

 

BENEFIT AUCTIONS

2014

Latino Art Show and Auction, MACLA, San Jose, CA

Art Show and Auction, WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA

2013

ICA Fall Show and Auction, SJICA, San Jose, CA

Latino Art Show and Auction, MACLA, San Jose, CA

2012

ICA Fall Show and Auction, SJICA, San Jose, CA

Latino Art Show and Auction, MACLA, San Jose, CA

2011

ICA Fall Show and Auction, SJICA, San Jose, CA

Latino Art Now, MACLA, San Jose, CA

2010

ICA Fall Show and Auction, SJICA, San Jose, CA

2009

ICA Fall Show and Auction, SJICA, San Jose, CA

2008

ICA Fall Show and Auction, SJICA, San Jose, CA

 

EDUCATION           

2000 MFA Studio Art, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

1997 BFA Spatial Arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

 

AWARDS

2009

Center for Cultural Innovation Encouragement Grant

2008

Scholarship, Business of Art Program, Creative Entrepreneur Project/Center for Cultural Innovation/San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration

Jeffrey Edalatpour, Metroactive.com

2017

Euphrat Museum's fall exhibit explores Kindness and Hope

Jacqueline Ramsayer, Mercury News, November 17, 2017

Art to Heart

Khalida Sarwari, The Sunnyvale Sun, November 17, 2017

2015

Art Show Filled with Elegance, Beauty, and Subtlety

missionlocal.org/.../solo-mujeres-art-show-filled-with-elegance-beauty, Laura Wenus, March 29, 2015.

2012

An Artist’s Journey With Children: Tessie Barrera-Scharaga At Home And In The Classroom, by Kat Bell,

CONTENT Magazine, Issue 4.4, Education, Fall 2012.

2010

CERAMIC SCULPTURE SHOW IN SAN JOSE IS FUNKY, FUNNY, AND SUBLIME

http://artshiftsanjose.com/?p=2714#more-2714

2009

Tessie Barrera-Scharaga, Installation Artist

Erica Goss, San Jose Contemporary Art Examiner, Examiner.com, August 19, 2009

2008

El Corazon de la Muerte

Oakland Museum of California and Heyday Books, Berkeley, California.

 

TEACHING & RESIDENCIES           

2011-Present             

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), Mountain View, CA

  • Provides expert art instruction to over 600 students (per school year) in the Mountain View, Cupertino, and San Jose Unified School Districts,

  • Develops and implements lesson plans defining art standards and objectives, utilizing age appropriate materials, and focusing on relevant topics.

  • Introduce topical lessons on past and contemporary art and artists including Wayne Thiebaud, Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, Hung Liu, Roy de Forest, M.C. Escher, Gustav Klimpt, Frida Kahlo, Giorgio Morandi, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder and more. 

  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining art supplies and equipment at each school site.

  • Selects, organizes, and displays student artwork for school and community art shows. 

 

2014-2016

Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA

  • Conducted weekly thematic art workshops for elementary school students based on Museum’s exhibits.

2012-2013

Downtown Prep School, San Jose, CA

  • Conducted a bilingual art program for middle school students and organized the school’s yearly student art show.

 

2002-2005

The Girls’ Middle School, Mountain View, CA.

  • Classroom presentation of clay construction, glazing, and firing methods.

  • Prepared lesson plans and established course goals.

  • Observed and evaluated student’s work to determine student’s progress or to make suggestions for improvement.

  • Assisted students in developing their creativity and self-expression through various methods of building with clay and a variety of glazing and surface treatments.

 

2000-2012           

River Glen School, San Jose, CA.

Created a bilingual art curriculum for this (K-8) Spanish immersion school that included units in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and ceramics for every age group represented at the school.

  • Conducted weekly classroom presentation of the elements of art and principles of design for grades K-8th.

  • Increased the scope of the art program from a few classes to encompassing the entire student body, from K through 8th grade.

  • Organized and produced a yearly student art show with the help of a parent volunteer group.

  • Budgeted, managed, purchased, and inventoried art supplies and equipment.

  • Key contributions: The art program complemented and supported River Glen’s mission of imparting a double immersion bilingual education.                  

 

1993-1998           

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.

  • Presentation of art techniques, concepts, and processes to children, teenagers, and adults through the Museum’s on site, outreach, and summer art programs.

  • Demonstrated methods and procedures to students.

  • Selected books and art supplies for each lesson.

  • Collaborated as a team member of the Art School Program.

                                   

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Visual Arts and Educational Program Coordinator, MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana. Assisted Curator with all administrative and production aspects of the visual arts programs and coordinated MACLA’s after-school arts education contracts.

 

Art Director/Designer, Tessie Scharaga Graphics.

Developed marketing communications material and graphic design services for a variety of San Francisco, San Jose, and other Bay Area clients. Responsibilities included analyzing clients needs and budgets; generating concepts, layout and design; supervising design and production staff; coordinating and maintaining design and production schedules; evaluating vendor’s bids and purchasing printing.