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Kay A Russell

  • 17 Woodland Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Rafael CA, 94901 upstairs

Studio Information

Building Name

Kay Russell Studio

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About The Artist

Artist Statement

My paintings are a composite of recollections and evolving observations of the familiar. The subjects chosen allow me to revisit and focus on sacred objects and locations which hold a special place in my heart. Connected by my personal history and observations, the subjects also share a common presence of being anytime, anywhere.

The paintings are watercolor, gouache, monotype paper, and thread.


Kay Russell Studio, working studio, offers classes.

Professor, City College of San Francisco, retired

Previous teaching at SF State, UC Berkeley extension, CCA, deYoung Museum

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, BFA Miami University. Oxford, Ohio, MFA Graduated from Sandusky High School, Sandusky, Ohio

Group Studio Details

There are 4 artists in Woodland Studio. Kay Russell, Katya McCulloch, Liz Schiff, Rainey Strauss.

17 Woodland Ave., San Rafael, CA.

Contact Information

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Contact Email Address

(415) 302-2066

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Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

•Accessories, juried exhibition, Sebastolpol Center for the Arts, Sebastolpol, C., 2023

•California Dreaming, juried exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA., 2023

• Harmonic Materials, Juried Exhibition, Artworks Downtown, SanRafael, CA., 2022

• Falkirk, juried winter exhibition, San Rafael, CA.,2022

•  Marin Open Studios, pop-up show, Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA., 2021-22

• Harmony, San Anselmo Cultural Center, San Anselmo, CA., 2021

Falkirk  Winter Annual, juried exhibition, San Rafael, CA., 2021

•Crossing the Divide, juried exhibition, Gallery Route 1, Point Reyes Station, CA., 2020

•Expressions, juried exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA. 2020

•Sense of Place, juried exhibition, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA., 2019

•Wall, national juried exhibition, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA., 2019

•Bartolini Gallery, Marin Civic Center, One person show, Marin County, CA., 2019

•Marin Community Foundation, Juried 25th Anniversary of Open Studio, San Rafael, CA, 2018.

•California Watercolor Association, national juried show, 1st place, Pleasanton, CA.2018

•Recollections, Triton Museum, one person show, Santa Clara, CA. 2013.

•Shadows, 3 person show, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, CA.2013

•Morris Graves/Kay Russell, Reflections from the Lake, Bolinas Museum, Boliinas, CA., 2012

•Trition Museum, 1st place ,Biennal Watercolor  Competition, Santa Clara, CA., 2012




•M.F.A., majoring in painting and drawing, June 1974, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

•B.F.A, majoring in art, 1968, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

•Sandusky High School, Sandusky, Ohio, 1964


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May 4-5 & 11-12, 2024

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