Resume

Awards and Honors

  • First Art Ambassador of Berkeley, Berkeley, California 2003-Present
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition, Congress of the United States, Washington, D.C. 1999
  • Maxwell Award, UAH, Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington D.C. 1994
  • Susan Felix Day (2), Mayor, Berkeley City Council, Berkeley, California 1989, 1999
  • Commendation (Resolution California State Assembly,), Sacramento, CA 1987

Selected Exhibitions

2014
Solo Show, "From Pain Comes Newness", Liz Filmer Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2013
RETROSPECTIVE: "Susan Duhan Felix: Then & Now," Jewish Heritage Museum, Danville, CA
Group Show, Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA
"All in Bloom," Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Interfaith Show, Islamic Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
"ACGA Members Show," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2012
Solo Show, "Susan Duhan Felix: Then & Now," Jewish Heritage Museum, Danville, CA
"Ancestors," ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
"Members Show," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
"ACGA Juried Show," Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Group Show, Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA
Solo Show, CHL Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2011
Interfaith Show, Islamic Cultural Center, Oakland, CA
Group Show, Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA

2010
Group Show, Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA

2009
SOLO SHOW - Bade Museum, Berkeley CA - April 21st through June 30th, 2009. <online
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco CA - March 1st through July 26th, 2009.
Expressions Gallery, Berkeley CA - Through Feb. 6th, 2009.
Jewish Community Center, San Francisco CA, - Through Jan. 9th, 2009.

2008
"Peace is Possible" 4th Street Gallery, Berkeley, CA
"Community Artists Look at Israel", Bureau of Jewish Education JCL, San Francisco, CA
"Flamed Earth: The Ritual Objects of Susan Duhan Felix", Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX <online

2007
"Holiday Show", ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA <online
"ACGA Holiday Show" Art Object Gallery, San Jose, CA
"Flamed Earth: The Ritual Objects of Susan Duhan Felix", Hebrew Union College Museum, New York , NY<online
"All About Books: Artists' Books", Bureau of Jewish Education JCL, San Francisco, CA<picture
"New Beginnings" Show, Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2006
The Freud Show, Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA
Sacred Flame, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2005
"60 years of Fire", Form & Function, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
"Wholly Grace: The Work of Susan Duhan Felix", Bade Museum, Berkeley, CA <online
ACGA in Oakland State Cultural Gallery, Oakland, CA

2003
"What Joseph Wore", Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA

2002
"Contemporary Judaic Art in Jewish Time", Larchmont Gallery, Westchester, NY
"Opaque/Transparent Clay/Glass", College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Marin, CA
"Box Art/Art Box Pro Arts Gallery", Oakland, CA
"Flags and Bells", The Laurie Tisch Sussman Gallery, New York, NY
"Under the Chuppah", Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, KS

2001
"Displays of Courage", Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA
"Pacific Rim Sculpture Group; Member's Exhibit", 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA
"Tevet to Av; Celebrating Contemporary Judaica", Gallery of Design, Madison, WS
"Living in the Moment", Hebrew Union College, New York, NY

2000
"Living in the Moment Skirball Museum", Cincinnati, Ohio
"Art 2000" Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1999
"Clay Ritual Objects", Artship, Oakland, CA
"The Art of Jewish Healing", Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, CA
"A Cup of Life Margolis", Gallery, Houston, TX

1998
"Artifacts '98" International Sylvia Plotkin Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
Opening of re-mounted Permanent Exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA (Only ritual object in Jewish Feminist section.)
"More than Clay: The Toki Collection", Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1997
"Lights and Vessels solo show", Half Moon Bay Library, Half Moon Bay, CA
"Miriam Cup Show", Hebrew Union College, New York, NY (This piece was purchased by the National Museum of Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA)

1996
"Opening Show", Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1995
"Holiday Show", Craft and Folk Museum, San Francisco, CA

1994
"Gifts", Contemporary Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA
"Boxes", Contemporary crafts museum, San Francisco, CA

1993
"Solo Show", University of Delaware, Newark, DE

1992
"Festival of the Trees Museum of Art", Fort Lauderdale, FL

1991
"Invitational Mask Show", Jewish Community Museum, San Francisco, CA

1990
"For the Holidays", Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA
"Contemporary Judaica Craft Exhibit", Plotkin Judaica Museum, Phoenix, AZ
"Tradition Today; Modern Judaica Folk Art", The Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, CA
"Group Show", Art Options, Santa Monica, CA
"International Invitational Show and Sale of Charity Boxes", Christie's, London, England

1989
"Invitational Mask Show", Jewish Community Museum, San Francisco, CA

1988
"In Memoriam", Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, CA
"New Vessels for Traditional Seders", Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
"Expression of Love and Light", University of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA

1987
"Group Show", Koret Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
"In Memoriam", Lawson Galleries, San Francisco, CA

1986
"Writes and Rituals", Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA
"Forms for Faith", Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA (Citation for Excellence in Design from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture)
"Solo Show", Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA

1985
"Chanukah Show", San Francisco Jewish Community Museum, San Francisco, CA
"Women and Spirituality (collaboration)", Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Education

  • MA, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 1961
  • BA, Queens College, Queens, New York 1958

Credentials

  • Instructor Credential Community College, California 1982
  • Lifetime Junior College Teaching Credential, California 1969

Career History

  • Art Consultant, Resources for Community Development (RCD), Berkeley, California 2003-2005
  • Community Specialist, RCD, Berkeley, California 1999-2003
  • Development Consultant, KPFA radio station, Berkeley, California 1984-1985
  • Executive Director, UA Housing, Inc. (UAH), Berkeley, California 1979-1999
  • Instructor, Vista College, Berkeley, California 1983
  • Class Coordinator, Art Co-op, Berkeley, California 1972-1979
  • Ceramic Teacher, Art Co-op, Berkeley, California 1968-1978

Career Related Activities

  • Advisory Committee Berkeley Cultural Plan, Berkeley, California 2003-2004
  • Berkeley Cultural Trust, Berkeley, California 2002- Present
  • Ford Foundation Scholar, McAuley Institute, Houston, Texas, 1998
  • Art District Task Force, City of Berkeley, Berkeley, California 1995-1998
  • Panelist, Women of Vision, Washington, D.C.1994
  • Lecturer in Folk Art Program, Academy of Science, San Francisco, California 1991
  • Lecturer at Columbia University Center for Study of American Culture, New York, New York 1991

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, Member 2002-Present
  • Berkeley Arts Center, Member 2000-Present
  • Richmond Art Center, Member 2000-Present
  • Association of Ceramic and Glass Artists, Exhibiting Member 1996-Present
  • Jewish Arts Community of the Bay, Founder 1979, Executive Director 1989-1991
  • Tamalpa Institute "Circle of Earth", Board Member 1986-1989
  • Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center (BRJCC) Board Member 1975-1979
  • ACCI Arts and Crafts Co-op, Board Member 1970-1972

 

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