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Wendy Goldberg

  • 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960, USA
  • Studio 17

Studio Information

Building Name

Isabel Cook Community Center

Studio Or Unit Number

Studio 17

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Free parking on street level/west end of building/wheelchair accessible

About The Artist

Artist Statement

My work is concerned mostly with the feeling or temperament of a place be it a landscape or an interior. With the landscape I’m interested in capturing fleeting moments and sensations through changes in light and atmosphere. With the interiors, I hope to convey what makes these spaces personal, what gives them character, what feelings they evoke, what came before or what may come next. How does one capture a sense of their particular story?

The landscape becomes a point of departure. From it I attempt to distill what is mysterious, ephemeral and often dreamlike—nuances of fog, rain and quickly changing weather, or the play of dark form/mass against brilliant light. Most, therefore, are portraits of a place or time of day where or when shadows are deep and the light is intense, uncommon or fleeting.The experience of working on-site in these constantly changing conditions becomes an integral part of the piece.

With both inner and outer “landscapes”, the character or sense of place is more meaningful to me than reproducing an exact likeness. I feel that these pieces reflect both a sense of time, brief as it may be, and a sense of timelessness as well as a reflection of an emotional state.

Drawing is my first love, for it’s immediacy, it’s messiness, it’s direct and vital connection between seeing and feeling, and for me, with this crazy world we live in, a brief moment where I’m not thinking but just taking in what’s immediately before me. Similar to gardening, where I can’t keep my gloves on, I like getting my hands dirty. I enjoy the challenges of drawing clouds/ weather, and the beginnings and ends of the day when the light and atmosphere are constantly changing. For me, the drawing medium seems the best and the most direct means of achieving this.


Wendy grew up in New York and New England and graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca where she fell in love with the moody, dynamic skies and landscape. Although she has lived in northern California for many years, with frequent trips to the east coast, she is equally inspired by the sensibilities of these two quite different and dramatic landscapes.

Wendy has been commended by artists and curators alike including Philip Linhares, Wayne Thiebaud, John Toki, Susan Jane Walp, Karin Breuer and Marian Parmenter. Her work is included in the Achenbach Collection of Prints and Drawings of the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum, the Haas Collection, Stanford University Medical Center, Genentech Corp, Loyola Marymount Health Center, New York Drawing Center Viewing Program, Engel & Davis, LLP, Anderson Consulting, Berkman, Bottger & Rodd as well as many other private and public collections throughout the country and abroad.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint, Pastel, Drawing, Prints and Printmaking

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

415 298-0815

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions


Stanford Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
Achenbach Foundation, California Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, CA
Haas Family Foundation/Levi Strauss, San Francisco, CA
Loyola University Health Systems, Chicago, IL
Genentech Corporation, Vacaville, CA
Berkman Bottger & Rodd, LLP, New York, NY
Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, MA
Weaver, Field & London, San Francisco, CA
Lisa Goldberg, John Sexton, New York University, NY
Jim Dunlop, Fairfield, CA
Terri Schwartz, Haarlem, Holland
Mbogeni Richman Buthelezi, Soweto, South Africa


Musaics of the Bay, Audrey Vardenega, Curator, 2021
Toby’s Gallery, Pt Reyes, CA 2021
Friends of Marin Center Gallery, San Rafael, CA 2018 Tiburon/Belvedere Library, Tiburon CA 2018
Kingston Gallery, “Among Friends”, Boston, MA 2017
SFMOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2015 Stanford Faculty Club, Palo Alto, CA, 2012
Thompson/Dorfman, LLC, Mill Valley, CA, 2011
Quicksilver Mine Gallery, Drawing Out the Shadows, Forestville, CA, 2008
Gallery at the Geary, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, 2007
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, Darkness & Fire, 2006
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA 2005
Sausalito Presbyterian Church, Sausalito, CA 2005
Thos Moser, San Francisco, CA 2005
American Conservatory Theater Gallery at the Geary,
San Francisco, CA 2004
Gallatin River Gallery, Drawing From the Landscape, Big Sky, MT 2004
Off Center Studios, San Anselmo, CA 2001
Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA 1996
Branson School Gallery, Ross, CA 1993


Superfine Art Fair, Teravarna Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2023

Artworks Downtown, Landscape Perspectives, San Rafael, CA, Juror Kim Eagles-Smith, 2024

AWD Gallery, Beyond  San Rafael, CA, Juror Donna Seager,2023

Gallery Route One, Blessed Unrest, Pt.Reyes CA, Juror Jack Fischer, 2022
Her Story, Renee Phillips/Manhattan Arts, Juror, 2023
Pence Gallery, Lover’s Eyes, Davis CA, 2022
Artworks Downtown, Small Works Show, San Rafael, CA, Juror Jack Fischer
Passion for Pastels, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA.,Curator, Eileen Hendren, 2021
Crossing the Divide, Gallery Route One Annual Exhibit, Pt Reyes, CA, 2021
realART Gallery, Spring Juried Annual, Agoura Hills, CA, Juror Sylvia White, 2021
Crocker Kingsley 80th, Bluelines Gallery, Roseville, CA, Juror, Carrie Lederer, 2021
Hardly Strictly Mini Small Works, Bolinas, CA, 2020
Maryland Federation of Art, Small Wonders, Annapolis, MD, Juror Linda Crocker Simmons, Corcoran Gallery, 2020
Where We Call Home, SGV Center, San Geronimo, CA, 2020
MFA, Circle Gallery, 42nd Annual Art on Paper, Annapolis, MD,
Juror, Gregory Jecmen, Assoc Curator Old Master Prints/Drawings,
National Gallery , 2019
Triton Museum, Statewide 2-D Exhbiit, Santa Clara, CA
Juror, George Rivera, Curator Triton Museum, 2019
Dee Dee Shattuck Gallery Invitational Small Works, Westport, MA, 2019
Artworks Downtown, Small Works Show, San Rafael, CA, Juror, Alexander Schwarz, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, 2019
Bolinas Museum Mini Show/Invitational, Bolinas, CA, 2019
Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, Juror, Linda Crocker Simmons, Corcoran Gallery,2019
Bartolini Gallery, Pastel Invitational, San Rafael, CA,, 2019
Blueline Gallery, Crocker Kingsley Juried, Roseville, CA, Juror, Gregory Kondos
Gallery Route One, Reaction, Annual Juried, Pt Reyes, CA, Juror, John Seed
Artworks Downtown, Drawing, San Rafael, CA, Juror, Seager Gray Gallery
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Small Works, New York, NY
Gallery Rte 1, Juried National, Duration, Pt Reyes, CA,Juror, Andrea Schwartz
Museum of Contemporary Art, Juried Annual, Novato, CA,
Juror, George Rivera
Marin MOCA,Contemporary Printmaking, Juror, Karen Breuer
Kevin Milligan Gallery, California Imagine, Danville, CA, Juror, Philip Linhares
Pacific Art League, Small Works Show,
Juror, Marian Parmenter, SFMOMA Artist Gallery Director
Sebastapol Art Center, Dualities, Sebastapol, CA, Juror ,Claudia Chapline
ACCI Gallery, National Juried Exhibition, Jurors, John Toki & Suzanne Tan


George Krevsky Gallery, Ten Artists; Ten Points of View, San Francisco, CA
Berkeley Arts Center, Works on Paper, Peter Selz, Juror
George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco Scenes, San Francisco, CA
SKH Gallery, Women Artists of SKH, Great Barrington, MA
Gallatin River Gallery, Earth & Sky, Big Sky, MT
SKH Gallery, Small Works, Big Art, Great Barrington, MA
City College of San Francisco, Friends/Artists: Dialogues I, SF, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Out There
World Council For Arts & Culture, International Exhibit, San Francisco, CA
Bolinas Museum Small Works Show, Bolinas, CA
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
Mary Etherington Fine Art, Vineyard Haven, MA
Marin Community Foundation, Conversations with the Landscape,Larkspur, CA
Society of the Four Arts, 62nd Annual National Exhibition , Palm Beach, FL
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Santa Rosa Museum, Small Works Show, Santa Rosa, CA.


Exhibition Designer and Installer, Marin Civic Center and Public and Private Installations
Guest Lecturer, Winter Market, The Ecology of Design, San Francisco Design Center
Guest Lecturer, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery,
Guest Lecturer, College of Marin Drawing Class
Curator, Designer, Pastels, Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
Curator, Designer, Drawing From Line to Shadow, Marin Civic Center,
Curator, Designer, Special Arts Exhibit, Youth in Arts
Art Instructor, Private and Small Group Workshops
West Marin Review, Pt Reyes CA
Cortland Review, New York,
4-Way Review, 4- Way Press, NY, NY
San Francisco Bay Area Artists, Jen Tough publisher
Drawing Out the Light, Wendy Goldberg/Blurb



Merit Award, “Blessed Unrest”, Gallery Route One, Juror Jack Fischer, 2022
First Place, Drawing, Marin County Juried Exhibition, 2015
Merit Award, “Duration,” National Juried Show, Juror, Andrea Schwarz, 2012
Honorable Mention, Contemporary Printmaking,
Juror Karin Breuer, Curator Achenbach Collection of Prints and
Drawings, SF Fine Arts Museum, 2010
Second Place, California Imagine, Kevin Milligan Gallery,
Juror, Philip Linhare, 2009
Award of Excellence, ACCI Annual, Berkeley,
Jurors, John Toki, Suzanne Tan, 2009 4
Showcase Winner, ArtSlant, International Art Network, 2009
Second Place, Distinguished Art Award, Marin Co Juried Exhibit, 2007 Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Dorothy Buley Award, 2003 Best in Class, Sausalito Exhibition/Fair, 1996
Marin Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant, 1993
People’s Choice Award – KTEH Art Auction and Exhibit,1993
Dean’s Scholarship, Cornell University



BFA Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
California Teaching Credential: Adult Ed Handicapped

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