Sandra Beard is from Ontario, Canada and now lives in Sacramento, California.  She received her B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Ottawa, Ontario and an MFA from San Jose State University.  Other studies include working with Master Printer, Joe Zirker and residencies at KALA, the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony and the Vermont Studio Center.  Her prints and paintings have been exhibited locally and internationally: Spain, France, England, Korea, New Zealand, Canada and Denmark.  She is a juried member of the California Society of Printmakers, the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and the Boston Printmakers.

Selected Exhibitions

Exhibitions – Solo

2017        “Paint”, ArtSpace1616, Sacramento, CA – curator, Mima Begovic

2016        Under the Influence, FireHouse Gallery, Grant’s Pass, OR

2015        Under the Influence, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2013        Run Rabbit II, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2011        Magenta, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA – curator, Theres Rohan

2011        REM Blue: unique prints from the flat files, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010        Tree House and other Precarious Alignments, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010        Circle Dance, Fire House Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grant’s Pass, OR

2009        Whitewash, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2007        Butterfly Before the Falls, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2006        Run, Rabbit Run, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2004        New Works, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA

1994        Prints, Tied House, San Jose, CA

1994        Works on Paper, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1993        Paintings, Cupertino City Hall, Artist-of-the-Year, Cupertino, CA

1991        Prints, Town Center, Art-in-Public Places Program, Los Gatos, CA

1989        Allegra Gallery & Eulipia, San Jose, CA – Director, Russell Moore

1985        Bechtel International Center, Stanford University, CA – curator, Priscilla Hexter

1985        San Jose State University, Masters Gallery, San Jose, CA

Exhibitions – 2 Person

2018        S. Beard and J. Nakashima, Sculpture and Painting, Merced College Gallery, Merced, CA

2002        Carnegie Art Center, Painting, Prints, Installation, Turlock, CA

2002        Fire House Gallery, Prints & Books, Rogue Community College, Grant’s Pass, OR

1999        Carnegie Art Gallery, Paintings, Drawings, & Prints, Turlock, CA

1995        Art F/X, Mountain View, CA – curator, Patricia Sotelo

1994        Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA – curator, Theres Rohan

1993        Gallery, Gartner Group, Santa Clara, CA – curator, R.G. Kelley

1987        Bay Currents, The Art Corridor, Menlo Park, CA – curator, Signe Mayfield

1985        Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Prints, Installation, Fremont, CA

1985        Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA – curator, Cheryl Nonnenburg

1984        P.ART.A. Galleries, San Mateo, CA

Selected Exhibitions – Group


The Art of A Story, 13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA

Brand 51: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Glendale, CA – Catalogue

Crocker Kingsley, Blue Line Art, Roseville, CA – Juror, Emma Saperstein, Curator, San Luis Museum of Art, CA – Catalogue

108th Annual California Society of Printmakers, Piedmont Center for the Arts, CA

Los Angeles 22nd National Print Exhibition, Mixografia, Los Angeles, CA – Juror, Kenturah Davis – Catalogue

Stuck Together & Torn Apart, Prints in the Pandemic Invitational, Gallery 625, Woodland, CA


49th National Juried Works on Paper, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA – Juror: Marvella Muro. Catalogue

Extraction, Response to the Changing World Environment, CSP, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

106th Exhibition, California Society of Printmakers, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA

CONNECT: Small Prints, Boston Printmakers Traveling exhibition 2021-2013. Lesley University, Boston, MA


Virtual Axis, Past, Present and Future, A Celebration of Axis Gallery
Walk Don’t Run, a series of acrylic paintings. An invitational online exhibit invited and presented with works by Richard Gilles.

14th Annual California Centered: Printmaking 2020, Merced, California.
Due to COVID, this exhibition is presented online. Juror: Matthew Hopson-Walker, Assistant Prof. Printmaking, California State University.

First Impressions, CSP, Tsao Gallery, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA

Anniversary Exhibition at ArtSpace 1616, Sacramento, CA


Sanctuary, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA – juror, Bryan Yedinak, gallerist, San Francisco, CA

Traditional Techniques:Contemporary Prints, CSP+TANA, The Barn Gallery, Woodland, CA

Print It! California Society of Printmakers, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA


Climart, CSP, Cannery Galleries, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA – juror, Gail Wight, Prof.,Stanford University

CSP Annual, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA

Traces Left Behind, CSP, Kings Art Center, Hanford, CA

Points of Departure, CSP, Bridge ARTSpace Gallery, Richmond, CA

Air, Water, Earth, LAPS, The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA – juror, Kim Abeles

12th Annual California Centered Printmaking, Merced Multicultural Center, Merced, CA – juror, Jamey Brzezinski


Abstraction, National Exhibit, Marin MOCA, juror, Catherine Clark, Catherine Clark Gallery, S.F., CA

California Society of Printmakers Annual, Piedmont, CA

Brand 45, National Works on Paper, Glendale, CA – juror, Leslie Jones, curator of Prints & Drawings, LACMA, CA

30th Anniversary of the Tsao Gallery, Davis, CA – curator, Michael Acevedo, Davis Art Center, CA

Triton Museum of Art, Ray Ashley Collection, Santa Clara, CA

Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA – juror, Susan Sayre Batton, Director, San Jose Museum of Art

30th National Works on Paper, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA – juror, Gia Hamilton, Director, Joan Michelle Center

Beneath the Surface CSP, Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA


Dreams & the Imagination CSP, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA

IN PRINT: Sandra Beard, Michelle Murillo, Carrie Ann Plank at Shimo Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA

East Room, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA


The Future: The Los Angeles Printmaking Society, SG Gallery, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

7 from Axis, James Kaneko Gallery, American River College, Sacramento, CA

Prints: CA, LA & Beyond, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, juried by Michelle Murillo


101st Annual, CA Printmakers, Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA

North American Print & Drawing Exhibition, Arts Visalia, juried by Roxanne Sexauer, Visalia CA

First Look, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Brand 42 Works on Paper, Glendale, CA, juror, Jack Rutberg, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

Free Press, Prints by Sacramento artists, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Sacramento, CA

Blue Line Arts, Exhibition & Auction, Roseville, CA , juried by Diana Daniels, Crocker Art Museum, CA


Art House, Print Exchange, Graphic Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA and the Robert Blackburn Printshop, New York, NY     

Text, Language, & Numerals, CSP at Sacramento State University, Union Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Pink 2013, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA – curated by Gioia Fonda

Prints: CA, LA and Beyond, California Society of Printmakers and the Los Angeles Printmakers, CA

Blue Line Arts, Exhibition & Auction, Roseville, CA, juried by Scott Shields, Crocker Art Museum

Printmaking Society Exchange, Los Angeles, CA, juried by Roxanne Sexauer.


Boston Printmakers, Colby-Sawyer College, Sawyer Center for Fine & Performing Arts, New London, NH

Side by Side, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA

6th Annual California Centered: Printmaking, Merced, CA

Thoreau Gallery, CSP, Every Expression is Justified, San Francisco, CA

California Society of Printmakers /Royal Society of Printmakers Exchange Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, UK

California Society of Printmakers 99th, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

California Centered: Printmaking 6th Annual, Merced, CA

BIG, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA


Verge Gallery, Axis at Verge, Sacramento, CA

Boston Printmakers, Transportation Building Boston, Boston,, MA

Boston Printmakers, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA

A Stones Throw, LAPS at Robert Blackburn 20 20 Gallery, New York, NY

The Abstract, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA – juror, Phil Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum of CA.

LA Printmaking, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA – Juror, Mick McGee, Prof. of Art at Cal State Fullerton University

Abstract, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA – juror, Jeremy Morgan, San Francisco Art Institute, CA (award)

A Marriage of Opposites: Love & Hate, Life & Death, Heaven & Hell, CSP 98th Annual, Alameda, CA

Wrinkle, Axis Gallery Annual, Sacramento, CA


Boston Printmakers, Hunstville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

Boston Printmakers, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

5th Biennial National Print Exhibition, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ – juror, M. Yazzie, U. of Colorado

Arts On Fire, Sanchez Art center, Pacifica, CA – juror, Phil Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum, CA

4th California Centered:Printmaking, Merced, CA – juror, Jamie Brzezinski, U.C. Merced, CA

thINK, Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA, – exhibit traveling two years

Paper In Particular 31st National, Columbia College, Columbia, MO – juror, Bradlee Shanks, Un. of South Florida

Market Street Gallery, Small Works, CSP, San Francisco, CA

Circle Dance, FireHouse Gallery(solo), Rogue Community College, Grant’s Pass, OR

Tree House and other Precarious Alignments (solo), Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA


Marin Society of Artists, National Juried, Ross, CA – juror, Scott Shields, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento

Working in Wax, National, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA – juror, Eileen P. Goldberg

The Dimension of Dreams, CSP, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA – juror, Betsy Davids, Rebis Press

Today: through the artist’s eye, CSP, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA – juror George Rivera, Director, Triton Museum, CA    


A Stone’s Throw Exchange, LA ARTCORE, Brewery Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Roseville Arts 32nd National, Roseville, CA – juror, Phil Linhares, Chief Curator, Oakland Museum

California Society of Printmakers, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA

Brand Associates Purchase Award Collection: Retrospective Exhibition, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale CA

Strength & Vulnerability, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, Long Beach, CA – juror, Cheryl Bennet

Contemporary Ruin, California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, Escondido, CA – jurors, Mary Catherine Ferguson,

Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Foundation of the Arts, Loveladies, NJ – juror, Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Mus. of Art

Off Center, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA (catalogue)

Personal Impressions, CSP, 94th Annual, Pacific Grove Art Center, CA

Hidden Spaces of Sacramento, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA

The Art of Prints, CSP, Synopsys, Mountain View, CA – curator, Carol Dabb

Public Collections

Ray Ashley Collection, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

Kaiser Permanente, Modesto, California

Southern Utah State College, Utah

Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, California

City of Sunnyvale, California

Plotter Pros, San Jose, CA

San Jose Medical, San Jose, California

Heritage Bank, San Jose, California

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Marcus & Millichap, PA

Dillingham Construction, San Jose, California

Marcus & Millichap, NY

Howell & Hallgrimson, Pleasanton, California

Ford Land Development, Chicago, Illinois

Synopsys Corporation, Mountain View, California

Kidney Dialysis Unit, Chicago, Illinois

CSB Legal Document Service, Santa Clara, California

Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, California

Saks Fifth Avenue, Corporation, San Francisco, California

Minutillo & Gorman Law Offices, San Jose, California


McNeese National Works on Paper, Purchase Award, Permanent Collection, McNeese State University, LA 2017

Abstract, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, CA – juror, Jeremy Morgan, San Francisco Art Institute, CA 2011

Roseville Arts 32nd National, Best of Show, Roseville, CA 2008

Arts on Fire, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA 2005

Boise State University, Women’s History Month, Boise, Idaho 2002

Arts Connect Grant, Quetzal House Project, Bill Wilson Center, Santa Clara 1999

Arts Connect Grant, Advent School Project, Morgan Hill 1999

Fine Arts Commission-Cupertino, Grant 1998

Cupertino Telecommunications Commission, Grant 1997

Matrix International. Sacramento, CA, Award 1996

Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY 1995

Award, Long Beach Arts National Abstract Exhibition, Long Beach, CA 1995

Brand Library Art Galleries, Purchase Award, Permanent Collection, Glendale, CA 1995

Vermont Studio Center, VSC Grant, Johnson, Vermont 1994

Distinguished Artist Award, City of Cupertino, CA 1993

Purchase Award, Permanent Collection, City of Sunnyvale, CA 1985

Award of Merit, California Women Artists, Sacramento, CA 1984

Award, Printmaking, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA 1983

Purchase Award, Permanent Collection, Southern Utah State College 1983

Purchase Award, Beyond Words 2, SJICA, San Jose, CA

Graphics Award, Creative Arts Center, Sunnyvale, CA