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BORN   Chicago, Illinois


              University of California, Berkeley  

                 M.F.A. Sculpture, 1981

                 M.A. Sculpture, 1980

                 A.B. Art Therapy-Independent Major, 1977 



2023   Powerful Fragility: Art, Biology & Spirituality, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA, Four-person Exhibition, February-March

2022   Shimmer, Curated Invitational Exhibition, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA

2020-21 Emotional Numbness: The Impact of War on the Human Psyche and Ecosystems, International Juried Exhibition, WEAD, Platform 3,

                   Tehran, Iran, and Online. Online 3D tour:

           The Legacy of Jo Hanson: Women Eco Artists Dialog, Curated, YoloArts Barn Gallery, Woodland, CA and Online

2018   Secret Language, Solo Exhibit, NIAD Annex Space, October, Richmond, CA

           eARTh: An Art Exhibit at the Office of Scott Wiener, for the Global Climate Action Summit, San Francisco, CA

2017   Lessons from our Grandmothers, San Francisco Central Library Jewett Gallery

2015   The Cell and the Sanctuary: Artists and Incarceration, Installation, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA, Nov-Feb

2014   Phases, McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Ventura, CA, Two-person Exhibition, October-November

2013   Ways of Water, Thoreau Center China Brotsky Gallery, Tides Foundation, SF, CA Four-Person Exhibition, February-April

2011   Carol Newborg & Evan Holm, Curated by Emma Spertus, Local 123, Berkeley, CA, May-July

           Nature Revisited, Curated by Richard Lodwig, Littlebigspace, Albany, CA, Four-person exhibition

2010   Adding On: Repetition with Variation, Marin Arts Council, Six-person exhibition, June-July                   

           Cloud, Seattle Art Museum Rental Gallery, Solo Window Installation, Fall       

2009   Adding On, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, Kimball Gallery Artist-in-Residence, Installation & hands-on group clay project, April

           Waterfall, San Francisco Museum Modern Art Artists Gallery, Loft Gallery, Mixed-media Installation, January-March 

2006   Beyond Boundaries: Five Installation Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Fort Mason, SF, CA 

2001   Realm of Motherhood: Artwork about conception, pregnancy, birth and mothering, Downtown Gallery, Tracy, CA., Four Person Exhibit

1995   Social Engagements, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Group Exhibition, Fence Installation- Collaboration with inmates,  Catalog                         Interconnections II, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, Five Person Exhibition

1994   Hidden Views, Solo Exhibition, Whittier College Mendenhall Gallery, Whittier, CA

1993   Fence/Wailing Wall, Installation, Collaboration with inmates, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA.,

1992   Interconnections, “Vulnerability” Installation, SITE Gallery, Los Angeles, Five Person Exhibition 

1991   Mixed Use Space, “Urban Woods,” Installation, Security Pacific Plaza Gallery, Los Angeles, Four Person Exhibiton,  Brochure

1990   Forbidden Entry, “Gateway” Installation, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Four Person Exhibit, Catalog                                Three Artists, Chaffey College Museum Gallery, Alta Loma, CA., Three-Person Exhibition

1989   Hillside Spiral, Temporary outdoor ceramic installation, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, UC Santa Cruz, Four Person Exhibit

1986   New Work, Solo Exhibition, Na-Bolom Cultural Center Gallery, San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

1985   Women and Spirituality:  Contemporary Visions, Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, Four Person Exhibit

           Village Echoes, Pomona College Montgomery Gallery, Claremont, CA., Two Person Exhibit

1983   Sanctuary, Solo Exhibit, Claremont Graduate School, West Gallery, Claremont, CA

1982   Ceramic Installation, Four-person Exhibit, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA



2023   Portals, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Juried Group Exhibit, Northern CA Women's Caucus for Art, Catalog 

           Pyramid Scheme, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, Bass & Reiner Gallery, Group Exhibit

2021   Composing the Future, Bankhead Theater, Livermore, CA, Curated Group Exhibit, Northern CA Women's Caucus for Art, Catalog

2020   The Ground Upon Which We Stand, Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Northern CA Caucus for Art 

                    Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA and Online, April-May, Catalog 

2019    Map It Out, monca- Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA   

            Bridging the Gap, Women's Caucus for Art, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018   Here- Part 1, Berkeley Art Center, Artists Annual Exhibition

2017   Prayers, Protection and Resistance, Invitational, Muckenthaler Museum, Fullerton, CA

           Here, Berkeley Art Center, Artists Annual Exhibition

2016   Smaller Footprints: Artists Respond to Climate Change, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, January-March

           Rite of Passage, Invitational, Islamic Cultural Center, Oakland   

           Watersong Summit, Impact Hub, Oakland, CA, January

2015   Freedom, SOMArts, Imagine Bus Project Fundraising Exhibit, San Francisco, CA

2012-16  Win-Win, NIAD Art Center, Group Exhibit Fundraising Exhibit, Richmond, CA                 
2012   57 Degrees, Thoreau Center Gallery, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA, February-April

           Beyond Landscape, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA, Curated by Patricia Watts, June-September

2011   Reflections on Water, Gallery Route One/Art at the Cheese Factory, Pt. Reyes Station, CA, Juried Group Exhibition, February- April

2010   Cultural Currency Print Project, ChimMaya Gallery, L.A., CA, Corpus Christi, TX, Traveling Group Exhibition 

2005-10  SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Artists Warehouse Sale

2000-11   Visual Aid, San Francisco, SOMArts Gallery, Art Auction

2000&04  Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios, Nexus Studios, Berkeley

1995   Comite Zapata Vive Art Auction, Julie Rico Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1994   11th Annual Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, L.A. Photo Center

1995    A Roof of One’s Own, Fundraising Exhibit, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.,

1992-96   Venice Art Walk- Open Studio and Auction, Venice, CA

1989    Second Annual Hispanic Art Auction for South Central Family Clinic, Invitational, William Grant Stills Arts Center, Los Angeles, Catalog

1988-89   Light from Another Country, Fifteen artists teaching in prison and selected students, Touring Exhibition, San Francisco State University,

                   Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, more, catalog    1987        

            Hispanic Art Auction for South Central Family Clinic, Los Angeles, CA, Catalog


2021      Artist-in-Residence, Playa, Summerlake, OR

2019      Artist-in-Residence, Playa, Summerlake, OR

2017      Artist-in-Residence, Playa, Summerlake, OR

2013      Semifinalist, Creative Work Fund Visual Arts Grant

2009      Artist-in-Residence, De Young Museum Artist Studio Program, San Francisco, CA

1989      Artist-in-Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA.

1987      Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant

              Artist-in-Residence, Cummington Community, Cummington, MA. (awarded)

1986      Artist-in-Residence, Na-Bolom Cultural Center, San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

1984      Artist-in-Residence, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA. 

              Artist-in-Residence, Briarcombe Foundation, Bolinas, CA., (awarded)

1983      Artist-in-Residence, Dorland Mountain Colony, Temecula, CA.

1981      Tevis Jacobs Memorial Prize in Art, Art Department, University of California, Berkeley 

              California Alumni Association, University of California, Berkeley Foundation Grant



2014        Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Tides Foundation, Presidio, San Francisco, Permanent installation, Gathering Rain

2010-11   Albany Middle School, Albany, CA, Under the Sea Tile Mural Collaboration

2009-10   Albany Middle School, Albany, CA, In the Garden Tile Mural Collaboration

2008-9     Albany Middle School, Albany, CA, World Cultures Tile Mural Collaboration

2004-5     Marin Elementary School, Albany, CA., Tile mural collaborations

2002        Marin Elementary School, Albany, CA., Ceramic tile mural installed

1998-00   Poetry Houses, Ceramic Towers & Ceramic tile bench collaboration with youth, Santa Clara County Children’s Shelter, San Jose, CA 

1990        Muro para recuerdos, Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA, Outdoor concrete & stucco sculpture


2010-now   William James Association, Santa Cruz, CA, Exhibition and Public Panels/Readings Organizer:

                           SFO Airport Terminal 3, 9th Circuit Courthouse, San Francisco,Marin Civic Center Bartolini Gallery, Public Policy Institute of California

                           Four Alcatraz Island Exhibitions 2011-2017, University of Derby, England, USF Law School, CSU Chico,

                           Loyola Marymount University, SF Public Library Jewett Gallery-3 exhibits,

                           Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco “Bay Area Now 7”,

                           Tides Foundation SF “Flight and Freedom” (2015), Marin MOCA “Bookworks”

                           NIAD Art Center, Richmond, "Remembrance of Things Past" (2018)

2015     NIAD On-line Exhibit Curator, June

             San Quentin Prison Arts Project Print Exhibit for Black Arts Movement 50th Celebration, Laney College Gallery, Oakland, CA, February

             Arts in Corrections National Conference Exhibit, University of San Francisco, June

1987-96     California Department of Corrections Arts in Corrections Program, Community Outreach Consultant-

                              Organized statewide exhibitions and events for Watts Towers Art Center, LA City Hall, Self-Help Graphics,

                                Riverside Art Museum, UC Riverside, Cal Poly Pomona, Washington State University Pullman,

                                Oakland Museum Cafeteria, Whittier College, Cal State Northridge, and others

1979-80     Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Membership Secretary, Special Events Organizer

2013-2017 Women’s Eco Arts Dialog, Exhibitions Organizer, Board Member



2012-now  William James Association, San Quentin Prison Arts Project/Arts in Corrections, Program Manager and Instructor

2007-10     Artist-in-Residence, Part-time, Children's Hospital, Oakland

2008-10     Albany Middle School, Albany, CA, Ceramic Tile Project, Guest Artist

1999-06     Marin Elementary School, Albany, CA, Guest Artist

1998-00     Santa Clara County Children’s Shelter Art Program, Los Gatos, CA, Guest Artist

1997          Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, CA., Instructor

1996          California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA., Art Department, Instructor, Mixed Media, Winter and Spring Quarters

1991-94     UCLA Extension-Artsreach/California Arts in Corrections Program, Self-portrait Collage workshops, various prisons

1987-89     UCLA Extension-Artsreach/California Arts In Corrections Program, California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, CA.,

                       Instructor in ceramics, sculpture and drawing

1984-87     California Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Grant, California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, CA.

1984          Pitzer College, Claremont, CA., Guest Lecturer, Spring, Ceramics

1983-84     UCLA Extension-Artsreach/California Arts in Corrections Program, Instructor, California Institution for Women, Frontera, CA.,                                                  California Institution for Men, Chino, CA., California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, CA., Exceptional Children’s Foundation, L.A.

1982          Oakland Adult Education, Oakland, CA., Instructor in Senior Art Classes

1981          Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA., Art Instructor

1978          Creative Growth, Oakland, CA., Art Instructor Assistant



2016       Open Engagement National Conference, Organized & presented panel of former inmate artists, Oakland Museum, CA

               UC Berkeley Extension Social Practice Art Program panelist

2015       UCLA, Arts in Corrections Spring class, Guest Lecture

               Arts in Corrections National Conference, USF, San Francisco, Organized and moderated panel of former inmate artists

2013-20  Laney College, EcoArt Matters

               Berkeley City College, Artist as Citizen

2010-17  National Park Service, Alcatraz, Prison Arts Project panels and events- organized/moderated

               YBCA Prison Arts Project reading

2013       SF Public Library, Organized/Moderated Panel on Prison Arts Project

2012       California State Universtiy, Chico, Prison Arts Project panel, organized/moderated

2011       University of San Francisco, “Artist as Citizen” class

1999       College Art Association National Conference, Los Angeles, Session Chair, “Art and Trouble: Art in the Community”

1997       Sunnyvale Art Center, Public art workshop, “Hands on the Arts,”

1995       Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Artists’ Talks, “Social Engagement”  

1993       College Art Association National Conference, Seattle, WA, Session Chair, “Artists Working in the Community”

1989       Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art Annual Conference, Los Angeles, Panel Chair, “Artmaking from the Fringe of Society”

1986       Na-Bolom Cultural Center, San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico, Ceramic Workshop

               National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Annual Conference, Houston, TX., “Emerging Artists” panel

1985       Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, Lecture



University of Southern California Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles

Skirball Museum, Los Angeles

Wignall Collection, Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA

Carnation Company, Glendale, CA

Saks Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA

Berkeley Art Museum, Mail Art Exchange Collection, 2019

Private Collection, Lanet, France

Private Collection, Woodland, CA

Reverend Austin Collins, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN

Eleanor Dickinson, San Francisco

Nancy Macko, Claremont, CA

Jane Brucker, Bonn, Germany

Richard Lodwig, Albany, CA

Private Collection, Berkeley, CA



"San Francisco Opera and San Quentin Prison Team Up to Showcase Incarcerated Artists," Hyperallergic, Emily Wilson, October 18, 2021

Bay Area Women Artists’ Legacy Project 2020, Terri Cohn, Introduction, 29 Artists

The Ground Upon Which We Stand, Regional Juried Art Exhibition Northern California Women’s   

     Caucus for Art, Catalog, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA April 2020

Playa Anthology 2019, Selected work from Playa Summerlake Artists in Residence, 2020

Drew Himmelstein, “A Teacher Who Unlocks Prisoners’ Inner Artist," J Magazine,, January 14, 2016

Kenny Porpora, “Repetition with Variation,” San Rafael Patch (online), June 2011

Dorothy Brown, “Albany Artist: Carol Newborg,” Albany Patch (online), February 2011

Nancy Macko, “On Bees and Bee-ing:  Lessons from the Hive," College Art Association National. Conference Panel/Lectures, 1997

Peter Frank, LA Weekly, “Art Pick of the Week- Social Engagements,” March 31, 1995, p. 128

Jane Brucker, “Los Angeles Artists,” Lecture, Nepal Art Academy, Katmandu, June 1995

Orville Clarke Jr., Artscene, "Interconnections II," July 1993, p. 16

Lynn Andreoli Woods,  Artweek, "The Lobby as Alternative Space," February 28, 1991, p. 12, illus.

Shauna Snow, Los Angeles Times, Sunday Calendar, “Teaching Art to Inmates: A Liberating Experience,” August 25, 1990, p. 100, illus.

Bruce Nixon, Artweek, “The Risk of Passage,” October 25, 1990, p. 11

Peter Frank, LA Weekly, “Art Pick of the Week,” October 19, 1990, p. 129, illus.

Ben Marks, Forbidden Entry, Exhibit Catalog, USC Fisher Gallery, 1990, illus. 

Ginger Eaton, Muro para recuerdos, Brochure, Chaffey College, 1990, illus.

Arts in Corrections, Light from Another Country, Exhibit Catalog, 1988

Zan Dubin, Los Angeles Times, "'Women Artists in their Temples at the Skirball," June 15, 1985, p. V-2, illus.

Colin Gardner, Los Angeles Times, "'Women and Spirituality' at the Skirball, August 2, 1985, p. VI-6


"The United Nations Ocean Decade- The Ocean Flag," May 2022- 25-minute interview about my prison arts work

"Art is for All of Us: Stories and Images from Prison Art Studios," Sept. 2021,   (Bay Area Women Artists Legacy Project)      (Women Eco Artists Dialog)    


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