Art & Design Resume
Mernie Buchanan

Solo & Two Artist Exhibitions
2007 Impressions of Art History at The Benicia Public Library Art Gallery, Benicia CA
05-06 Mansion Library at the Daffodil Tea Benefit, Mare Island CA
2005 Floral Studies at The Arrangement Day Spa, Napa CA
2004 The Faux Louvre at Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA
2004 The Money Series at Arts Benicia Presents, Benicia CA
2004 Iconography at Benicia Coffee Roasting Company, Benicia CA
2001 Baroque co cos at Benicia Public Library Art Gallery, Benicia CA
2000 Old Money / New Work at Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA
1999 H20 colors with John Finger at Prism Gallery, Benicia CA
1998 Night & Day with Nila Oakes at Prism Gallery, Benicia CA
1992 FormalGardensat Delta Memorial Hospital, Antioch CA

Group Shows

2007 Bayshore Film & Stage Studios     Artworks SF, San Francisco CA
05-08 Faux Louvre at 50+ Juried Fine Art & Craft Festivals in CA & NV
1993-08 Auction/Art of a Community/Open Studios at Arts Benicia Center Gallery, Benicia CA
2004 What are Dogs For? at Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA
2004 From the Garden at Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo CA
2004 Earth & Cosmos at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA
2005 Really Rosy at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda CA
2004 Spring Flowers juried exhibition, Danville Fine Arts Gallery
02-06 Bay Area Flyway Art Show, Mare Island Environmental Center
2002 In the Garden at CitiArts Gallery, Fairfield CA
2002 Rose Mandalas at Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA
2001 Meet the Makers juried exhibition, Arts Benicia Center Gallery
2001 Painters Painting Painters, Arts Benicia Center Gallery
2001 1st Annual Solano Co. Juried Show, CitiArts Gallery Fairfield CA
2000 Local Artists at Klysinski Gallery, Benicia CA
1998 Four Benicia Artists at Epperson, Crockett CA
1996 This Land Juried Plein Air Exhibit, Arts Benicia Center Gallery
1986 Best of 12, 71-82: Alumni of UNLV, University Gallery in Las Vegas
1976 Guerrilla Art, University of Nevada, Reno

Selected Commissions - murals, portraits, scenic art, etc
2008 Conference room mural & wall graphics, Anka Behavioral Health Services, Inc , Concord, CA
2008 Wine label art, signage & graphics, Courtesan Winery & Little Flower Vineyard  Napa, Castro Valley
2006-08   Wine cave mural with portrait,    Oak Hill Ranch, Moraga CA
2006 Luogo di Famiglia mural for Oak Hill Ranch, Moraga CA
2006 Triple Play mural for Vallejo residence
2005 Five Horses mural for the Oak Hill Ranch in Moraga CA
2005 Fish mural for Yankee Pier Restaurant, San Francisco Airport
2005 Stairwell mural for Glen Cove residence
2004-06 Lead scenic artist for Willows Theater, Concord CA (6 productions)
2004 Diablo view mural for Walnut Creek residence
2003 Public Transportation mural for Solano County Transit Authority
2003 175' 'Rainforest Rock Wall' mural for San Francisco Zoo
2003 Living room mural for American Canyon residence
2003 Bathroom mural for Hercules residence
2002 Athlete Murals at the Concord Youth Center for The Hofmann Foundation
99-03 Lead scenic artist for Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland
90-02 Lead Scenic artist for Solano College Theater (11 productions)
2000 Hollywood' murals for Dean residence in Las Vegas NV
2000 32"x38" Oil on canvas portrait for Grace & Manuel Mendez
1999 Grapevine mural for Phillips Winery in Lodi CA
1997 Entrance stairwell mural for DST Controls Engineering in Benicia CA
96/99 200' Decorative ceiling border murals for To Your Health! In Benicia CA
1994 Diego Rivera style murals for Pelayos Restaurant in Fairfield CA
1993 Kitchen mural for Jelly Belly Candy Company in Suisun CA
1993 Interior & exterior super graphics for Cost Plus World Market in San Diego CA
1992 Clubhouse mural for Tosco Refinery in Martinez CA
1991 2 portraits for Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek CA
1991 Formal French Gardens mural for Delta Memorial in Antioch CA
1988 Martinez Estate architectural rendering in oil for Victor Webber, Architect Danville CA
1980 Terrazzo marble front entrance floor for Las Vegas Hilton Hotel
1978 Minoan fresco artist reconstruction for Archeology Dept., Cornell University in Ithaca NY

Education
1977 BA in Art - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1981-82 Continued studies - design - California College of Arts

Awards
2006 First place, sculpture and Best of Show, painting at Bloomz fine art show, Mare Island, CA
2003, 04 & 06 Jurors award - Bay Area Flyway Festival art show, Mare Island, CA
1991 ELLIE (Northern CA Theater) award for Best Set - Big River
1990 ARTY (Contra Costa Theater) award for Best Set - Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1974 First place - drawing -UNLV student art exhibit Las Vegas NV

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