Megan is an artist and scientific illustrator living and working on California's central coast. 


Education

2009 Graduate Certificate, Scientific Illustration, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

2002 BS (Magna Cum Laude), Art: Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, Portland State University, Portland, OR


Residencies

2018 Elkhorn Slough Artist in Residence Program, Watsonville, California

2018 Plumas Arts, Artist in the Lookout, Plumas National Forest, California


Exhibition Record

Solo exhibitions

2018   Monterey County Artists Open Studios Tour participating artist

2018   “Patterns in Nature”, Garimo’s Real Soap Studio, Felton, CA

2017   Santa Cruz County Open Studios participating artist

2015   Santa Cruz County Open Studios participating artist

2014   “Simple Pleasures”, 5 pins project, San Francisco, CA

2013    “Birds We Love to Hate”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2003   New Teachers Center, Santa Cruz, CA

1999   “Transformation” solo exhibition, White Gallery, Portland, OR

 

Group Exhibitions

2018   “Art of Nature”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2018   “Scientific Illustration”, Fe Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2017   Winter Print Sale and exhibit, Sentinel Printers, Santa Cruz, CA

2017   Tannery Art Center Winter Art Market, Santa Cruz, CA

2017   “Art of Nature”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2016   Print/Art Sale Pop-up at Home/Work, Santa Cruz, CA

2016   Carport Pop-up art market, Aptos, CA

2016   “Art of Nature”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2015   “Art of Nature”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2014   “Whatever Floats Your Boat”, Apricity Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

2014   “Art of Nature”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2014   “Fun-a-day”, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2013   “Art of Nature”, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2013   “Civic Art Exhibition”, Berkeley Civic Center, Berkeley,CA

2012   "Nature's Jewels", Tilden Environmental Center, Berkeley, CA

2012   "Art of Nature", Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2011   "Nature's Jewels", Tilden Environmental Center, Berkeley, CA

2011   "Filoli Instructors and Their Students", Filoli Center, Woodside, CA

2011   "Art of Nature", Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2010   "Art of Nature", Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2009    "The Sweet Voiced Bird Has Flown: Portraits of Common Birds in Decline"  exhibition of the GSNI Finger Lakes Chapter, Ithaca, NY (traveling exhibit, 2009-2012)

2009   "Illustrating Nature", Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2006   "Miniatures", Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

2002   “Family”, Everett Street Lofts, Portland, OR

2002   The Presidents Show, Disjecta Gallery, Portland, OR

2002   “Untitled”, Gallery 299, Portland, OR  

2002    The Cell Project, group installations, Portland, OR  (two installations: January & February, 2002)

2002   “Climate Control” Eagerwally Gallery and Studios, Portland, OR  

2001   PS What?  Gallery, Portland, OR

The House Show (March 2001) & The Science Fair (May 2001)

2001   Charm Bracelet “Meeting People”, Portland, OR

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Demonstrations and Workshops

2018    Workshop “Field Sketching @ Porter Ranch House, Elkhorn Slough, Watsonville, CA

2017    Workshop “Illustrating Birds” @ Kenneth Norris Center for Natural History, UCSC

2017 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2016 Workshop “Drawing in the Garden” @ People of Color Sustainability Collective, UC Santa Cruz

2016 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2015 Demonstration @ International Migratory Bird Day celebration, Muir Woods National Monument, Sausalito, CA

2015 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2014 Workshop “Drawing From Life” @ Camp Tannery Arts, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA

2014 Demonstration @ International Migratory Bird Day celebration, Muir Woods National Monument, Sausalito, CA

2014 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2014 Demonstration @ Bioblitz at Golden Gate National Parks, San Francisco, CA

2013 Workshop “Drawing From Life” @ Camp Tannery Arts, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA

2013 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2013 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2012 Workshop Field sketching history and techniques @ Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

2012 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2012 Demonstration @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA

2011 Demonstration @ Tilden Park Environmental Center, Berkeley, CA

 


Commissions

2016    Chicken portraits, private collector, Plumas County, CA

2016    Customized shoes, private collector, Santa Clara County, CA

2015    Flora and Fauna mural, Porter College, Santa Cruz, CA

2015    Logo design, Chick’n Heart Farm, Aptos, CA

2015    Reuseable bag design, Elks Lodge “Christmas Angel” program

2014    Pillow covers, Elks Lodge “Christmas Angel” program

2012    Advertising chalkboards Fritts Rosenow Boutonnieres, San Francisco, CA

2010    Pet portrait, watercolor on paper, private collector, San Francisco, CA

2009   Human figure illustrations, SageWorks, Ithaca, NY


Scientific Work

2018 Ecology and Conservation of California Bats, San Francisco State University, Sierra Nevada Field Campus

2014- present  Volunteer Raptor Nest Monitoring program, Pinnacles National Park

2014-present Volunteer California Condor recovery program, Pinnacles National Park

2014-present Volunteer Butterfly population surveys, North American Butterfly Association

2014-present Volunteer Moth population surveys, Pinnacles National Park

2010-2013 Volunteer Raptor Migration Observation program, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

2010 Intern Scientific Illustrator, Nature Education Program, Filoli Center

2009 Intern Bartels Science Illustration Internship program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Bibliography

Online periodicals

2009 Brooks, Cassandra. “Delivering Ecstasy”. Science Notes     <http://sciencenotes.ucsc.edu/0901/pages/birth/birth.html>

 

Print Media

2017 Food Web Coloring Book. Self-published.

2014 Rubiales, David. “First People” (2014).

2012 Cornell Lab of Ornithology. “Illustration at the Cornell Lab” BirdScope (2012). 4-5 <http://www.allaboutbirds.org/Page.aspx?pid=1291&ac=ac>

2012 Karla Linn Merrifield. “From KLM to GO ’K: Santa Fe Watercolor Abstraction on Paper: Juniper, Titmouse”. Weber—The Contemporary West. Volume 28, Issue No. 2, Spring/Summer 2012. 132.

2010 Partners In Flight. “Shared Birds, Shared Responsibility”. Saving Our Shared Birds (2010). 18. <http://www.savingoursharedbirds.org/shared-responsibility/shared-responsibility>

2009 Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Hummingbirds of North America (identification poster).

2009 Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Annual Report to Members 2009: 22.  <http://www.birds.cornell.edu/page.aspx?pid=1511>

2009 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Newsletter. Spring 2009.

2009 Brooks, Cassandra."Delivering Ecstasy". Monterey County Weekly Magazine. Issue 1075. Apr 30-May 6, 2009.

 



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