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American Impressionist Society, Signature member
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, Signature Member
California Art Club

Julia grew up in Northern Kentucky and attended to the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Cincinnati majoring in Industrial Design and received a degree in Illustration form San Jose State. After a full career in retail design she has devoted herself to painting full time. She has participated in the west’s most prestigious plein air events; Carmel Art Festival, Los Gatos, Sedona, Telluride, Sonoma, Zion, Escalante, Easton Maryland, and Santa Fe NM. She has been invited six times to the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art and has a painting in the permanent collection at El Tovar. Her paintings have been selected for numerous exhibitions with the American Impressionist Society, California Art Club and Laguna Plein Air Painters. Julia’s works have been in shows at the San Luis Obispo Art Museum, Steinbeck Museum, Wilding Museum, Epperson Gallery, Monterey Maritime Museum, Pacic Grove Art Association, the Triton Art Museum and the Steinbeck Center. Julia was awarded First Place for oils in the Santa Cruz Statewide Landscape Show by juror, Jean Stern and Best of Show in LPAPA’s Best of Plein Air Exhibition earning an invitation to the Laguna Plein Air Festival. She was honored as Artist of the Month in 2011 by the LPAPA. Julia has been featured at Galleria Tontantzin, Portola Art Gallery, Baywood Gallery, and currently at Viewpoints Gallery in Los Altos CA.

Alameda Island Award, Frank Bette Plein Air 2017
1st Place, MBPAPA Signature Show, 2015
Artist Choice, Big Blue BBC sponsored Marine Plein Air 2015
1st Place Paint the Village, Carmel Valley 2015
Artist Choice at the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air 2016
Honorable Mention LPAPA, Less is More 2017
2nd Place LPAPA National Parks Exhibit 2017
Times Publishing Award, Capitola Plein Air 2017
2nd Place MBPAPA Natividad Show, 2018
Pacic Grove Nat. History Museum 2018
Honorable Mention in the 88th Santa Cruz Statewide 2018
1st Place, Best of Plein Air 2010, LPAPA
Honorable Mention, Carmel Plein Air 2019
3rd Place MBPAPA Signature Show 2020
PAPO Award, Frank Bette Plein Air 2019 (Featured on all Advertising for 2020)
Southwest Art Magazine Artist to Watch Jan. 2013
Southwest Art Magazine California section, September 2013
Southwest Art Magazine Landscape Feature, February 2014
Western Art Collector, Artist Focus Editorial Nov 2016
Western Art Collector, State of Art California Editorial Feb 2017
Plein Air Magazine, Spirit of Trees editorial, October 2017
Capitola Soquel Times. January 2018
Western Art Collector, Artist to Watch, March 2019
Southwest Art Magazine, Great Outdoors Feature, June 2020
Western Art Collector, State of Art California Editorial Feb 2023