Stephanie Goldman Biography

Stephanie Goldman is known for her richly colored figures, insightful portraits, boldly painted miniatures and dynamic charcoal, pencil and ink drawings.  Much appreciated by collectors and critics alike, Stephanie imbues her work with focused creativity and experimentation. Some of her exhibitions include fifteen unique portraits of children entitled “I Am A Child” at The Riverside Art Museum, “Bearing Exquisite Witness”- Joan Croc Institute for Peace and Justice USD and many national and international group exhibitions. She co-authored “The Complete Book of Poses for Artists” a Walter Foster Publication and selections of her work have been reproduced by Frontline Publishing,, and Aesthetics Inc.

A Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and San Diego Watercolor Society, Stephanie teaches Figure Painting and Portraiture at the Athenaeum School of the Arts in La Jolla and has worked with artist Ken Goldman for over three decades collaborating on large and small Public and Private Art Projects. She is represented by and


The focus of my work portrays the classical human figure with traditional and contemporary atelier techniques. I am comfortable with many mark making mediums and styles, ranging from pen/ink, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, oils and digital and enjoy discovering new ways to create with them. Each piece tells a story intrinsic to an individual person or idea in an emotional atmosphere intertwined with a modern and/or historical moment that relates to the human condition. The painting is my personal thesis written in pictorial iconography.

“Creating dulcet tones from the travails of the physical world will always be the work of my soul.” skg

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2017-18  There and Back Again, Ken &Stephanie Goldman, Girard Gourmet, La Jolla, CA

2015  Drive By’s, Walk By’s&Paint Outs_Landscape Jewels, Girard Gourmet, La Jolla, CA

2014  Seduced By Flowers, Fifteen Floral Paintings, Girard Gourmet, La Jolla, CA

2012  Portrait Of Erika Torri-Director Athenaeum, Unveiling Board of Trustees Dinner, La Jolla, CA          

2011  Portrait Of A Fencing Master-Maestro Edwin Hurst, Unveiling Cabrillo Academy Of The Sword, San Diego, CA          

2010  Flash Exhibit: From The Abbey, Barracks 19, NTC Promenade, Liberty Station, San Diego, CA      

2009  Bearing Exquisite Witness: Veiled Conversations, Joan Croc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, CA          

2009  Portrait Of An American Woman on Exhibit at the SD County Fair, Del Mar, CA 

2008  Portrait Of An American Woman, Unveiling and on Exhibit, Athenaeum Park Blvd. Studio, San Diego, CA 

2007  One Night Stand, Studio 234 Gallery, San Diego, CA 

2006  Riverside Art Museum, Solo Exhibition  “I Am A Child” Riverside, CA 

2000  A Decade of Exploration and Discovery, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels South Fair Artists Space, Del Mar, Ca          

1998 &1995 Goldman & Goldman Fine Art Studios, COVA Open Studios, San Diego, Ca. 

1995  10th Anniversary Art Walk Õ95, Studio Building, San Diego, Ca. 

1994  Drawings from the Abbey Beach Walk Plaza, Gallery-Cafe 501, Solana Beach, Ca. 

1994  Drawings from the Abbey Gallery-Cafe 928, La Jolla, Ca. 

1993  Drawings from the Abbey Gallery-Cafe 1018, Point Loma, Ca.        

1991  Paintings & Drawings Gallery-Cafe 928, La Jolla, Ca. 


2021 Flowing-Taoyuan International Watercolor Biennial, Invitational, Taoyuan City Council, Ming-Fu Kuo, Chin-Lung Huang, Qiong-Rui Xiao, Curators

2021 American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show,  Ode to Dirac, Kelly Kane Juror

2021 National Watercolor Society Member Exhibition, Broken, Juror Mat Barbour Kennedy, NWS Online Gallery

2021 Fallbrook Juried Signature Exhibition World of Watercolor, Ode to Dirac,  Best of Show, Fallbrook Art Center

2021 ARC Art Renewal Center International Exhibition Semi Finalist, Ode to Dirac Watercolor

2020 NWS HILBERT Museum, The First 100 Years, Ode to Dirac, Virtual Exhibition

2020 Invitational Still Life Exhibition, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA 

2020 NWS/Canada Visions Adjoin Juried Signature Exhibition, NWS Gallery and Canada

2020 Missouri Watercolor Society Juried & Judged International Exhibition, E=Mc2, MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain Juror Thomas Schaller, Judge Fealing Li

2020 AWS 153rd Juried International Exhibition, Salmagundi Club New York, NY, Ode to Dirac,  Jurors Antonio Masi, Susan Avis Murphy, Carla O’Connor, George Politis, Donna Zagotta

2020 Fallbrook Juried Signature Exhibition, Euler’s Identity, Third Place, Fallbrook, CA, Juror Mark Mehaffey

2019 NWS 99th International Juried Exhibition, Ode to Dirac, Signature, San Pedro, CA Jurors: Jean Grastorf, Elaine Daily-Birnbaum, Frank Eber

2019 SDWS Juried International Exhibition, Juror Jeannie McGuire, San Diego, CA

2019 ISEA – 28th Annual Juried Experimental Art Exhibit, LowellArts, MI, Juror Joseph Becherer, Director, Snite Art Museum,

2019 InArte Fabriano in Acquarello 2018, Invitational, Fabriano, Italy

2018 Thirty Years of Pam: A Tribute to Pam Whidden (1952-2018) Athenaeum Rotunda Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2018 Watercolor International III Greece, Invitational, Thessaloniki, Greece

2018 SDWS – 38th International Exhibition, Signature Member Certificate, John Salminen Juror, San Diego, CA

2018 ISEA – 27th Annual Juried Experimental Art Exhibit 1st Merit Award, Ruth Armitage Juror, Newport, Oregon

2018 Hidden La Jolla – Invitational Group Show, La Jolla Public Library, La Jolla, CA

2018 NorthWest Watercolor Society 78th International Open Exhibition, Mark Mehaffey Juror, Bellevue, WA

2018 InArte Fabriano in Acquarello 2018, Invitational, Fabriano, Italy

2018 Trienal International Acuarela, Invitational, Santa Marta, Columbia 2018, Bolivarian Museum 

2017 Watercolor USA 2017 Springfield Art Museum, Laurin McCracken Juror, Springfield, Michigan

2016-2018 Song Of Water The 1st Nanning China International Watercolor Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Invitational, China

2016 Invitational “Let’s Face It” Gotthelf Art Gallery, JCC La Jolla, CA

2016 SDWS Juried International Exhibition, Jain Malkin Award, San Diego, CA

2016 Shenzhen /NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibit, San Pedro, CA

2016 Secret Garden Exhibition, La Jolla Library, Riford Branch, La Jolla, CA

2016 Muckenthaler Cultural Center, NWS Invitational Plein Air Painting Exhibition, Fullerton CA

2015 Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial NWS Small Image Exchange Exhibit, China 

2015 SDWS Juried International Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2015 SPARKS GALLERY, Persona Group Exhibition, Summer

2015 Secret Garden Exhibition, La Jolla Library, Riford Branch, La Jolla, CA

2014 NOAPS National Oil&Acrylic Painters Society Online Exhibition Fall 2014

2013 Homage to Frida Kahlo Collective Painting Exhibition, NTC Liberty Station, K.A.Kohlberg Studio

2013 smArt The Art of Jewish Educators, Gotthelf Art Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2012 Athenaeum School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, La Jolla, CA 

2011 The Market Street Group 25 Year Retrospective 

2010 Athenaeum School of the Arts Faculty Exhibition, La Jolla, CA

2008 Southern California Regional Juried Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute

2007 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA 

2006 Athenaeum School of the Arts, Faculty Exhibition, La Jolla, CA 

2005 First Annual Wildlife Art Exhibition, SD Natural History Museum 

2003  Democratic Juried Exhibition, Hyde Art Gallery Grossmont College, CA 

2002  Democratic Juried Exhibition, Palomar College Boehm Gallery, CA 

2002  A Family of Artists, Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, San Diego, CA 

2002-2001East Meets West 12 X 12 BY 6, San Diego Art Institute, CA 

2002  10th Annul Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Juried Exhibition 

2001  La Jolla Art Association 22nd Annual Show 

2000  Artists Guild Presents, San Diego Museum of Art    

1998  Athenaeum School of the Arts, Faculty Exhibition 

1998  SDMA Artists Guild All California Juried Exhibition 

1998  RBCPC Arts Forum Prints, Drawing and Graphics Invitational 

1998  SDMA Artists Guild Exhibition, Mondavi Winery 

1997  Poway Center for the Performing Arts Juried Exhibition 

1997  SDMA Artist Guild Juried Exhibition, San Diego Museum of Art 

1995  SDMA Artists Guild Juried Lyceum Exhibition, Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA 1995  Thomas Babeor & Co. Group Exhibitions, La Jolla, CA 

1995  SDMA Artists Guild Juried Lyceum Exhibition, Lyceum Theater, San Diego, CA 1994  Art in All Media, Del Mar Fine Art Exhibition, Del Mar, CA

1994 Council Members & Collector’s Choice, Paladion Exhibition, San Diego, CA 1993 Faculty/Student Group Invitational, Athenaeum School of Art, Del Mar, CA  

1992-1990  Brushworks Gallery, San Diego, CA  


2020 National Watercolor Society – Teaching Online – Zoom Event

2016 Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, Avenida Crest, May, 2016 Invitational

2015-16 China Cultural Art Exchange Tour (5 week) with Artist Ken Goldman

2015 Studio Tour Contemporary Arts Committee-Support Group SDMA

2015 Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla, La Canada Garden #2, May 16, 2015-Invitational

2013  Live Art In The Lobby,  A Weekend With Pablo Picasso, San Diego Rep, Lyceum Theatre,  CA

2013  Launch Live Art Experience, Game of Thrones, Comic Con, Sketch Artist, San Diego, CA


2016 Children’s Hospital of British Columbia, B.C. Canada-(Goldman&Goldman)

2015 Children’s Hospital Of Central California, Fresno, CA (Goldman&Goldman)

2014 Children’s Hospital Of Central California, Fresno, CA (Goldman&Goldman)

2014 Cardiac Suite, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA (Goldman&Goldman)

2012  MRI Suite, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA (Goldman&Goldman) 2010  Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA (Goldman&Goldman) 

2007  Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (Goldman&Goldman) 

2006  J B M Properites Inc., La Jolla, CA 921037 (Shorebreak Mosaic & Installation)2006

2004  Osteopathic Center for Children & Families, San Diego, CA 

(I Am A Child Series and Installation) 

2002  Mural Kaltenbach Residence, San Diego, Ca. (Goldman&Goldman) 

2001  Mercy Hospital Prayer Chapel, San Diego, Ca. (Goldman&Goldman) 

2001  San Diego Humane Society Animal House (Goldman&Goldman)

2001  Animal Shelter, San Diego, Ca. (Goldman & Goldman) 

2000  Peterson & Associates Inc., San Diego, Ca.(Artwork & Installation)  

2000  Mural, Children’s Hospital, San Diego (Goldman&Goldman) 

1999  Mural, Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico (Goldman& Goldman) 

1998  Fresco Secco, Blacksted Residence, Rancho Santa Fe, (Goldman&Goldman)    

1997  Series of Panel Paintings, Gagnard Residence, Rancho Santa Fe(Goldman&Goldman)

1996  CEO Portraits, Genetronics, San Diego, Ca. 

1995  St. Michael, Episcopal Community Services, San Diego, Ca. 


2021 Oregon Watercolor Workshop and Demonstration-Value of Values

2020 Reigning Cats and Dogs Fine Art Show, Barracks 16 Studio 101, Liberty Station Oct 4-13, 2019

2020 Spanish Village Juror Artist Selection

2018 Juror Member Exhibition, San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, CA

2017  North County Society of Fine Art, Demonstration The Value of Values

2016  The Figure in Art, Art on 30th Gallery, San Diego, CA

2014  San Diego Watercolor Society Juror Members Exhibition-Diversity Cross Cultural-April

2013  Juror Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA

2012  Juror Corona Arts Colony, Corona, CA                

2012  Juror Sophie’s Gallery, East County Art Assoc., El Cajon, CA  

2011  Juror and Demonstration, Coal Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA    

2009  Art Juror San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA    

2009  Juror East County Art Assoc., El Cajon, CA  

2001  El Cajon Art Association, Monthly Membership Meeting    

2001  San Diego Watercolor Society, Monthly Membership Show 

2001  Foothills United Methodist Church Festival of Art Awards Show 

2000  Creative Weavers Guild of San Diego-Talk “The Business of Art” 

1998  Juror El Cajon Art Association, Membership Show, El Cajon, Ca.  


Nicholas Turner, Curator of Prints & Drawings, The J. Paul Getty Museum 

Sir Denis Mahon, Oxonian Art Historian and Collector, London, England

Mason Phelps, Collector, Colorado

Peterson & Associates, Court Reporting Inc. San Diego, Ca.

John Asaro, Artist 

Dr. and Mrs. Albert Cutrie, Mission Hills, Ca.

Kohlberg Family Trust, Rancho Sante Fe, CA 

Schuyler Hoffman Family Trust, Point Loma, Ca. 

JBM Properties, La Jolla, CA

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Dr. Alex and Suzanne Settee, La Jolla, CA

Maitre d’Armes Edwin Hurst, Cabrillo Academy of the Sword


2018 Oceanside Museum of Art-Art Auction&Party, Oceanside, CA

2017 Center for Community Solutions, “A Night of Resilience” Emma Jackson Organizer

2013  San Diego River Park Foundation, San Diego, CA, Sarah Hutmacher Organizer

2013  San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido, CA

2012  Portrait of the Fallen Memorial, Wall and Internet Event, Sherry Moore Organizer    

2012  Mural Painting for SoCalFamily YMCA Healthy Kids Day, San Diego, CA    

2008  Heart and Soul Gala, Jewish Family Services Donation                

2006  San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, 5th Annual Art of Caring, San Diego, CA 

2006  Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Benefit Art Auction Invitational, La Jolla, CA 

2001  Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 12th Annual Gala        

2001  National Kidney Foundation of Southern California, Silent Auction      

1998  Kids on the Block of San Diego, Comedy Night Live Auction 

1997  Escondido Library Endowment Foundation, Small Treasures II, Escondido, CA 

1996  Epilepsy Society of San Diego County, SDMA Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 

1996  San Diego Ballet, Wyndham Emerald Plaza, San Diego, Ca.        

1995  San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca.          

1994  American Cancer Society, Fresno County Unit, Fresno, CA 


American Watercolor, Watercolors That Wow, Kelly Kane, April 6, 2021 

Ask The Experts, Linda Baker AWS-df, NWS – online interview 2020

Pam Whidden – Life as a Muse: Models are to Artists Like Flowers are to Bees by Mary Pennell & Kirsten Aaboe, October 29, 2019

Portrait Painting of Rabbi Bohm page 116- Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators-November 2016

VoyageChicago Magazine, Art & Life with Stephanie Goldman, Online Interview Publication, September 11, 2018

SDVoyager Magazine, Meet Stephanie Goldman, Online Interview Publication, August 6, 2018

Studio Visit Juried Publication 2017-George Kinghorn, Executive Director And Curator at the University of Maine Museum of Art

ebook “The Value of VALUES”  Stephanie Goldman, Peecho Publishing, 2017

The Complete Book of Poses, authors Ken Goldman, Stephanie Goldman,Walter Foster-Dec.2016

ecatalog “Drive By’s Walk By’s & Paint Outs” Landscape Jewels, 2016 issu

ebook “Seduced By Flowers” Published by Goldmanfineart, 2014  itunes and issu

35 Women Building Peace, Zeinab Blandia Portrait, ISBN 978-935212-98-0, Easton Press, 2012

Joe Nalven: The 180 degree picture-Interview-Stephanie Goldman, U~T San Diego Blogs, 2011

Artists commissioned to add ‘fun’ to MRI room at children’s hospital-Emily DeRuy, La Jolla Light 2011

American Journal Roentgenology Integrative Imaging, ARRS, AJR  August  2008, 

American Journal Roentgenology Integrative Imaging, ARRS, AJR December 2007, Vol. 189, No.6.pp.S35-5XX

East meets West, The Year of the Ox,  San Diego Art Institute Press, 2003

Myrna Zanetell, Angel Works Often Spring From Artists’ Compassion or Suffering Inform Art, Fall 2000

Finding Gold. The Publication, Vol II/Issue VI, August, 1997 

Pallanhol, Aeloisa. Peak Inside the Studio. Peninsula Beacon, 1995.

Saville, Jonathon. Artists Who Can Still Draw. San Diego Reader, 1995

Stiff, Burl. Picture This. San Diego Union Tribune, 1995.

Van Doren, Phyllis. Art Design News. San Diego Home and Garden, 1995

Stiff, Burl. Salute to Artists. San Diego Union Tribune, 1994.

Sheehan, Margot. Stephanie K. Goldman. Gallery News, 1994


1987  Bachelor of Arts, Humanistic Studies, University of Humanistic Studies, Del Mar, CA

1988  Master of Arts, Psychology/Clinical Nutrition, University of Humanistic Studies, Del Mar, CA

1988-1990  Margarethe Hauschka Schule, Art Therapy,  Boll, Germany

1988  Oil Painting study with Peter Mothes, Germany

1990  Emerald Foundation Art Therapy, Den Hagg, Netherlands

1988-1991  Trained with artists Ken Goldman, Wolf Kahn, Lilly Rosa & Gary Hansmann, Willie McGrath & John Asaro

1991  Private Study, The British Museum, London, England

1992  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vt. Critiques by: Irving Petlin,  Majorie Portnow, Johnathon Santlofer, Wolf Kahn

1992  Workshops with artists Albert Handell, Mary Beth McKenzie & Burt Silverman

1994  Private Study, The British Library, London, England

1996  Charles Reid Master Class, The Grove Workshop,  San Pasqual, Ca.

1996 Workshop with artist Ben Konis 

1997-1996  Workshop with artist Glenn Villpu

2001  Workshop with artist Ken Auster at the Ken Auster Sudio Laguna, CA 

2002  Private Mosaic Study, Rome, Florence, Orvieto, Ravenna, Naples, Italy

2005  Study with Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA

2006  Study with Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Study with Nelson Shanks at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Fall Semester with Adrian Gottlieb, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Steve Huston Workshop, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

2011  Thomas Fluharty-Oil Painting the Flemish Approach, Schoolism on line

2012  Steven Assael Workshop, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

2013  Steve Huston Workshop, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art

2013  Watts Atellier, Encinitas, CA

2017  Walking Italy Tour with David Whyte Poet-Tuscany, Italy 

2017  Robert Burridge, David Taylor


2021 Fallbrook Signature Exhibition, Best of Show

2020 Fallbrook Signature Exhibition, Third Place

2017  San Diego County Fair, Drawing, Annual Show-Best of Show

2016  San Diego County Fair, Drawing, Annual Show-1st Place

2015  San Diego County Fair, Drawing, Annual Show-1st Place

2001  La Jolla Art Association 22nd Annual Show-1st Place            

2000  Art Trends  Gallery Choice Winners –Inspirational Art p 48      

1998  Curator’s Choice, SDMA Artists Guild Curated Exhibition 

1997  Director’s Award, Poway Performing Arts Juried Exhibition, 

1994  Mayor’s Choice, Honorable Mayor Susan Golding, Paladion Exhibition, San Diego, CA 1990  First Place, Jurors Award, La Jolla Art Association 


2021 National Watercolor Society Vice President/Director Education

2019-20 National Watercolor Society Director Education/Special Projects

2015-2018 National Watercolor Society, Board Member, Recording Secretary, San Pedro, CA

2007  Panel of Professionals for Palette Award, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA 

2005-1997  Board of Directors, San Diego Museum of Artists Guild  

1999-1997  President, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild          

1999-1997  Trustee, San Diego Museum of Art Board of Trustees          

1996  Vice President, San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild        

1996-1995  Chairperson, Open Studios Workshop for Artists COVA-Open Studios Board 


NWS National Watercolor Society (Present)

American Watercolor Society (Present) 

San Diego Water Color Society (Present) 

The Athenaeum Arts and Music Library, La Jolla, CA (Present)

San Diego Art Institute (Past)

Oil of Painters of America (Past) 

California Art Club (Past)

American Portrait Society (Past) 

San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild  (Past)

Pastel Society of America (Past)


Present-2011  Guest Instructor, Canyon Crest Academy, Del Mar, CA 

Present-1997  Instructor, Athenaeum School of the Arts, La Jolla, Ca.  

Present-1997  Private Art Instruction, Locally and Abroad

2021 Oregon Watercolor Society, Zoom Demo & Workshop

2017 Kanuga Watermedia Workshop, Asheville, North Carolina

2016 SDWS Workshop Instructor-Solving Painting Problems on Your iPad

2016 Kanuga Watermedia Guest Artist, Asheville, North Carolina

2014 SDWS Workshop Instructor-Solving Painting Problems on Your iPad

1995-1988  Teaching Assistant to Artist Ken Goldman, Athenaeum School of the Arts,  La Jolla Ca.                

1989-1988  Guest Instructor, Margarethe Hauschka Schule for Massage and Art Therapy, Boll, Germany    

1999-1988  Guest Instructor, The Waldorf School, San Diego, CA