Christine Oliver

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Christine Oliver
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Christine Oliver has been an exhibiting artist since 2000, participating in several juried art shows as well as Silicon Valley Open Studios for over 11 years. Her formal art training began with a BFA in printmaking, sculpture and drawing from the State University of New York at Binghamton (NY) and courses at the University of Cincinnati's acclaimed School of Design Art and Architecture (DAA) and at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

After completing her undergraduate work, she received a degree in Graphic Design from Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, OH and worked as an artist, illustrator and designer at the George Tassian Organizaton, an ad agency in Cincinnati. For more than 20 years Ms. Oliver applied her art background and MBA courses to lead marketing communications programs for medical device, biotech and high tech companies in Silicon Valley. In 1995, she reactivated her fine art training by taking classes at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, CA. She has been taking and teaching watercolor, acrylic and collage classes for the last twenty-two years.

From 2006 to 2008, Oliver was Executive Director for Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) and she is currently Marketing Director for SVOS, responsible for promoting the event. She also worked on the Steering Committee for Peninsula Open Studios from 2001 through 2003. She worked with Beth Mostovoy and Julie Goodenough, co-founders of Art on the Square in Redwood City, to help produce these summer shows from 2012-2015 after exhibiting in them for a number of years. “My interest in producing Art on the Square was because of the unique position they hold in the community. They bring art to the people and people to art”, says Oliver. “The festive nature of these events, held in conjunction with Redwood City’s Music on the Square, invites local residents to enjoy local art and learn a bit more about how it is made”, Oliver concludes.

Ms. Oliver works in watercolor, acrylics and collage and has taught classes at the Palo Alto Art Center, in the Sunnyvale/Cupertino and the Los Altos/Mt. View Adult Education Programs. She has just completed a series of multimedia collage pieces using polaroid images and three dimensional totems, whimsically depicting roosters and chickens in honor of the Year of the Rooster.