Education

 

Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California: 1980-1981 (Art Emphasis)

California State University, Long Beach: Bachelor of Arts (Major in Art), 1983

Workshop Mentors: Ray Roberts, Eric Jacobsen, Michael Gibbons, Marla Baggetta, Humberto Gonzales

 

Art Career

 

Laurel Buchanan Design & Display, 1983-1989. Worked by contract with southern California companies including:

 

    - M-PAC: Designed gift-wrap produced for national retail companies

    - Calty Design Research: On-site graphic artist and display designer, and display production

      assistant for Toyota Motor Corporation’s auto design center in Newport Beach

    - Toyota Motor Sales, USA: Designed and produced displays for American and Japanese executives

    - Kathe Karen: Assisted with production of high-end painted fabrics

    - Victoria Mournean: Dyed yarns and wove high-end fabrics

 

Laurel Buchanan Graphic Design, 1989-2001: Freelance graphic artist, Sunnyvale, California

 

Laurel Buchanan Fine Art & Design, 2005-2011: Freelance graphic artist and oil painter, Corvallis, Oregon

 

Laurel Buchanan Fine Art, 2011 - present: Plein Air Oil Painter, Corvallis, Oregon

 

Honors & Shows

2018: American Impressionist Society 2nd Annual Small Works Showcase, Cincinatti, Ohio

2017: American Impressionist Society 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition; Park City, Utah

2015: Philomath Open Studios Tour, Marianne Post Studio Gallery

2015: Third Place Award, Yaquina River Museum of Art Plein Air Show, Toledo, Oregon

2015: Los Gatos Plein Air Paint-Out, Juried Invitational, Los Gatos, California

2015: Everyday Plein Air Invitational, Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University

2015: New & Old Friends Group Show; Michael Parsons Fine Art, Portland, Oregon

2014-15: Solo Show - Oregon Fields & Skies; Murdock Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon

2014: First Place Award, Yaquina River Museum of Art Plein Air Show, Toledo, Oregon

2014: Portland Art Museum Plein Air Invitational: Paris in the Park Blocks, Portland, Oregon

2014: Honorable Mention - Lavender Festival, Yamhill, Oregon - Judge: Ramona Youngquist

2014: Reflections of Oregon: Oregon State University, Concourse Gallery; Corvallis, Oregon

2013:  Coos Art Museum, Expressions West, Coos Bay, Oregon, Judge: John Hewitt

2012: Best of Show - Vistas & Vineyards Annual Juried Show, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon

2010: Juror’s Choice - Vistas & Vineyards Annual Juried Show, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon

2009: Second Place - Tcha Timanwi Award - Vistas & Vineyards Annual Juried Show, Corvallis, Oregon

2005: Honorable Mention, Tcha Timanwi Award - Vistas & Vineyards Annual Juried Show, Corvallis, Oregon

 

 

Collectors (partial list)

 

Yaquina River Museum of Art, Toledo, Oregon; Kevin Weaver, Gallery Director, Art on the Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington; Rebecca D. Welch, San Diego, California; Cathy Miles, Portland, Oregon; Mike & Dee Riley, Lincoln, Nebraska; Jodi White, Palos Verdes, California; Carol Waitte, Los Gatos, California; Rob & Isabella Rennie, Los Gatos, California; Mary Jo Kynerd, Birmingham, Alabama; Peter and Marcia Lyons, Seattle, Washington; Mike & Patty Brown, Corvallis, Oregon; Mary Lea West, Long Beach, California; Tina Green-Price, Curator, Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon; Jan & Steve Shewmake, Corvallis, Oregon; Ellen Kraus, Corvallis, Oregon; Ed Wojeck & Betsy Jensvold, Kaizer, Oregon; Cindy Cauthorn, Portland, Oregon; Patricia Gallagher, Corvallis, Oregon; Betsy J. Coddington, Portland, Oregon; Jim & Anna Phelps, Corvallis, Oregon; Keith & Patty Wonderly, Corvallis, Oregon; Trey & Trish Phillips, Corvallis, Oregon; Ron & Marianne Post, Philomath, Oregon;  Margie Sunderland, Corvallis, Oregon; Jack & Mel Glubrecht, Corvallis, Oregon; Helen Anderson, Albany, Oregon, Dave & Lori Stubbs, Corvallis, Oregon.