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California Contemporary Landscape Painter

 

Education
2004       B.A., Art   California State University Channel Islands, Option in Studio Art,

                                    Specialized Studies: Painting/Sculpture

2002                         Ventura College, Art

various workshops with David Leffel, David Gallup, Timothy Horn, Ray Roberts, Dan LaVigne and Mary Beltz Gilkerson.
 
One Person/Two Person Exhibitions
 
2016       Fox Fine Jewelry with Sparkle Taylor
 2012       Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura with Katherine McGuire
 2008       Discovery Gallery, Ventura, CA
 2008       Galaxy Gallery, Ventura, CA
 2006       Palmero’s, Camarillo, CA
 2006       Café Bariloché, Ventura, CA
 2005       Ventura Visitor’s Bureau as part of PhotoVentura 2005
 2005       Fox Fine Jewelry, Ventura, CA
 2004       Café Valentino, Simi Valley, CA
 2004       Buenaventura Art Gallery, Ventura, CA
 2003       Café Zach, Ventura, CA
 
Selected Group Exhibitions & Events


2016       “Angles: The Best of OSA” Ojai Valley Museum
 2016       Plein Air Exhibit – Invitational, curated by Gina Neibergall. Atrium Gallery, Ventura
 2016       South Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open
 2015       Ojai Valley Museum
 2015       Ventura Artwalk, Ojai Studio Artists
 2015       Ventura Plein Air Invitational Competition
 2015       Anacapa Brewery, Group Show
 2014       Santa Paula Art Museum, Ag Art Alliance
 2014       Buenaventura Art Association’s 60th Anniversary Exhibit
 2013       Atrium Gallery, Ventura Government Center
 2013       Buenaventura Gallery 27th Annual Open Competition
 2012       Santa Paula Art Museum, Ag Art Alliance
 2012       Ventura Artwalk
 2012       “Visions on Screen: Unfolding Art of 12 Women” Ventura Music Festival
 2012       “Alumni Now!” Studio Channel Islands Art Center, curated by Arlene Mead
 2011       CMH 1st Competition, Jessica Cusick juror
 2011       “Shorelines” National Juried Exhibition, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Tx
 2011       “Unity in Art, Art in Unity” Artists Union Gallery
 2011       Community Memorial Hospital “Splash of Color” Exhibit
 2011       Gallery Los Olivos, Los Olivos, CA
 2011       “Made in Ojai”, Ojai Studio Artists, Ojai Valley Museum
 2011       Museum of Ventura County, “Art in the Garden” Ventura Music Festival Artist
 2010       Community Memorial Hospital “Green” Exhibit
 2010       Ojai Studio Artists, Ojai Valley Museum
 2010       Libbey Bowl, Ojai Valley Museum
 2010       Buenaventura Gallery, juried by John White
 2010       Community Memorial Hospital “New Beginnings”
 2009       Community Memorial Hospital “Stimulus Package” exhibit
 2009       Maritime Museum Plein Air Exhibit, Oxnard, CA
 2009       Community Memorial Hospital “Healing Arts” exhibit
 2009       Buenaventura Art Association 23rd Annual Open Competition, Dennis Reed, juror
 2008       Silicon Valley Open Studios, Menlo Park, CA
 2008       Community Memorial Hospital “Local Scenes” exhibit
 2008       Crowne Plaza, curated by Accolades Gallery, Ventura, CA
 2008       Buenaventura Art Association 22nd Annual Open Competition, Michele Depuy Leavitt juror
 2007       Maritime Museum, Oxnard, Ca
 2007       Ag Exhibit Invitational, curated by John Nichols and Gail Pidduck, Ventura, CA
 2007       Buenaventura Art Association 21st Annual Open Competition, Matthew Furmanski, juror
 2006       Plein Air Open Competition, David Gallup, juror, Harbor Village Gallery
 2006       Herzog Winery, Oxnard, CA
 2006       “Taste of the Tour” Preview Exhibit Focus on the Masters Studio Tour, Affinity Bank, Ventura, CA
 2006       69th Annual Santa Paula Art and Photography Exhibit, Santa Paula, CA
 2005       “Waxing Poetic” curated by Sylvia Torres, Studio Channel Islands Art Center
 2005       Harbor Village Gallery, “Local Scenes”
 2005       Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Founders Room, invitational, Camarillo, CA
 2005       “Supervisors Select” Ventura County Government Center, invitational, Ventura, CA
 2004       Studio Channel Islands Art Center Member Show, Camarillo, CA
2004       Art & Law, The Law Offices of Strauss/Uritz, Ventura, CA
2004       The 19th Annual Open Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2004       Ventura Music Festival Painted Violin Competition, Ventura, CA
2004       City of Ventura Banner Competition, Ventura, CA
2004       Tradition and Technology, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Ventura, CA
2003       The 18th Annual Open Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2003       California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
2002       Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA various jurored group shows
2002       The 17th Annual Open Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2001       Viva! Italy, Ventura, CA
2001       Artwalk, Ventura, CA
2001       The 16th Annual Open Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2001       Ventura College Student Invitational Group Show, Ventura, CA
2000       Three Women: Emerging Paths, Ventura, CA
2000       The 15th Annual Open Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2000       Ventura College Student Invitational Group Show, Ventura, CA

 
Bibliography (Articles/Reviews)

2007       American Artist Magazine, May
2005       D’Amore, Nicole “Music is one of Christine Beirne’s Muses”, Ventura County Star, February
2005       Pasles, Chris. “Strings Attached to Fundraiser”, Los Angeles Times, January 30
2004       California State University Channel Islands “Current”, Summer Vol 8, No. 2
2004       Staff Reports, “An Evening of Violin Magic”, Ventura County Star, Oct. 28
2004       Klamps, Michelle L. “Graduates Build CSUCI Tradition: Art Students Create Arch for School as Class Gift”, May 30
2004       Klamps, Michelle L. “High Schoolers Shown How College Art Works”, Ventura County Star, April 22
2003       Staff Reports, “Spicy ‘Palette’”, Ventura County Star, Dec. 25
2001       Woodard, Josef. Water Everywhere, Los Angeles Times, March 3, P.B5
2000       Woodard, Josef. Drawing A Crowd, Los Angeles Times, October 7, P.B8
2000       Woodard, Josef.  Photo Finish, Los Angeles Times, Aug 12, P.B11

Permanent Collections

Breckenridge Group, Camarillo, CA

Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, CA
Ventura College, Ventura, CA

Public Art
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Harbor Village, Ventura, CA


Selected Private Collections

Apostolina, James and Helen.  Phoenix, AZ
Apostolina, Michael. West Hollywood, CA
Barnholtz, Kate.  Hidden Hills, CA
Cook, Susan and Bob.  Ventura, CA
Cooper, Nelda and Joe.  Dallas, TX
del Aguila, Miguel.  Camarillo, CA
Galbraith, Mary and Jim, Ventura, Ca
Laski, Jennifer, MD.  Lavack, Ont.
Long, Tracy, Phd. Ventura, CA
Mann, Susan, Santa Paula, Ca
Marshall, Lisa and Michael.  Ojai, CA
Mathews, Tom  Ventura, CA
McConaughy, Elizabeth.  Ojai, CA
Person, Karen.  Burbank, CA
Rupio, Gloria.  Ventura, CA
Scott, Mary and Don, Ventura, CA
Taylor, Don, Ventura, CA

Other Notable Activities:

2016                   Public Arts Commissioner, City of Ojai
2015                   Founded with Kay Zetlmaier the annual Ventura Plein Air Invitational
2011                   Ojai Studio Artists Tour
2011                   300 Paintings in 365 Days.  http://blog.ChristineBeirne.com
2010                   Foster Park Calendar
2010                   Ojai Studio Artists Studio Tour
2007                   Conceived and organized artist “Round Robin Performance Piece” at Bell Arts Anniversary Celebration
2007                   Nominated for “Art Star Award – Artist in the Community” Ventura County Arts Council
2007                   Focus on the Masters Studio Artists Tour
2006                   Nominated for “Art Star Award – Artist in the Community” Ventura County Arts Council
2006                   Focus on the Masters Studio Artists Tour
2004                   “Art Inspires Art” with the California String Quartet.  An Art Explosion Event in conjunction with the Ventura Music Festival.  Painted a canvas while the quartet performed.
2004                   Curated Hiroko Yoshimoto’s “Mentor to Many” at Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
2004                   Won a CAPPIE Award for Best Art Program Buenaventura Gallery Presents (produce/direct/edit)

 Professional Activities

Present/2015  Art Instructor, Vita Art Center

Present/2015  Treasurer, Ojai Studio Artists
2012                   President, Buenaventura Art Association
2012/2011        Vice President, Ojai Studio Artists
2010                   Vice President, Buenaventura Art Association
2009                   Plein Air Instructor for high school students with the Ventura County Maritime Museum
2006 - 2009     Executive Director, Buenaventura Art Association
2006 - 2003     Marketing Director, Buenaventura Art Association
2004                   Public Relations, Studio Channel Islands Art Center
2004/2003       Director/Editor “Buenaventura Gallery Presents”

 
Awards

 2012                   Honorable Mention, Plein Air Competition Studio Channel Islands Art Center

2006                   2nd Place, Plein Air Open Competition, David Gallup, juror, Harbor Village Gallery
2006                   Judges Award “Honorable Mention” Santa Paula 69th Annual Art & Photography Exhibit
2005                   Merit Award, “Local Scenes” Kerry Adams-Hapner juror, Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura
2004                   3rd place 2-D, Studio Channel Islands Art Center Annual Member Show, Laurence Gipe and Wayne Healy, jurors
2004                   Honorable Mention, 3D/2D, Traditions and Technology, CSUCI
2001                   Award of Excellence, Sculpture/Painting, Ventura College
2000                   Award of Excellence, Sculpture/Painting, Ventura College
2000                   Art Supply Scholarship, Ventura College
1999                   Art Supply Scholarship, Ventura College
1999                   Ventura College Purchase Award

Memberships

Ojai Studio Artists
Buenaventura Art Association
Focus on the Masters
Santa Barbara Art Association