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 Women in Watercolor International Juried Competition Finalist, Ode to Dirac Between Ecstacy & fear
2021 Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri, Award of Excellence, Imagination E+Mc2
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