JUDY “JES” SCHAVRIEN, PH.D., MFT
1748 Golden Rain Rd., #7
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
· University of Chicago, BA, MA, Ph.D w/ honors.
o Mentor, the late Joshua Taylor, Director of The National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington .
o Mentor, and long-time friend, the late Harold Rosenberg, art critic for The New Yorker.
· The American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL.
· City College of San Francisco, Art Department, San Francisco, CA.
Awards and Publications
· Everything Voluptuous, book of poems with art insert and back cover remarks by Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow (back cover blurb quoted from my earlier book, what rhymes with cancer?), on Amazon, 2015.
· “Transpersonal Art—Does it Bite?”, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies [IJTS], 34(1-2), 2015, pp. 211-214.
· Book review: “Art, Culture and International Development: Humanizing Social Transformation,” IJTS, 34(1-2), 2015, pp. 215-218.
· Red Madonna, painting selected in national juried competition for Seeing Red show at Village Theatre Arts Gallery, Danville, 2015.
· Ginger, painting chosen in juried competition for exhibit at Creekside Grill, Walnut Creek, CA, 2015.
· For Love of the World—Ban Ki-Moon, painting chosen in juried competition for exhibit at Event Center, Walnut Creek, CA, 2015.
· The Actor: Erland Josephson from the Ingmar Bergman Ensemble, painting chosen in juried competition for exhibit at Creekside Grill, Walnut Creek, CA, 2015.
· Alice at the Rabbithole Café, book of iPad art, on Amazon, 2014.
· Awarded an online gallery in state-wide digital art competition, Everything Digital, by digitalartscalifornia. http://www.digitalartscalifornia.com/?p=3992, 2014.
· Oakland Artist of the Year, Nomination.
· what rhymes with cancer?, book published by New Rivers Press.
· Cover Article, “Gaining Face: The Art of Judy Schavrien”, in On The Issues (international journal).
· Front Page Article (culture section), Oakland Tribune, re Barnes & Noble Exhibit, The Courage to Feel.
· Franny With Guitar, painting published in international journal, Abiko Quarterly.
· Personal invitation extended, accepted, to visit him and view his collection from Robert Gore Rifkind (Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art), in response to his viewing my work.
Solo Exhibits and Commissions
· The Crackpot Crones, commission, scenery for touring troupe, Winter, 2015.
· Café La Boheme, San Francisco, CA. Solo exhibit, Spring, 2015.
· Café La Boheme, San Francisco, CA. Solo exhibit, Summer, 2015.
· Commission, art work, for Terry Baum, private collection, 2015.
· Solo Exhibit and Discussion Evening for the Rossmoor Art Association, Walnut Creek, CA., 2014.
· Barnes & Noble at Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. Solo exhibit and introductory talk, The Courage to Feel, Oakland, CA., 1999.
· Becton-Dickenson Corporate Offices, solo exhibit, Singing Her Heart Out, San Jose, CA., 1998.
· Hunter’s Point Open Studios, bi-annual solo exhibits, 1996-99.
· Photograph on permanent display, David Grene, at University of Chicago.
· Photograph as source for bust on permanent display, Dr. Maurice Rosenthal, at University of Illinois.
· Commission, art work, for Daniel Aulocino, private collection.
· Creekside Grill, Walnut Creek. 2014, 2015.
· Gateway Exhibits, Walnut Creek. 2014, 2015.
· Café La Boheme (duo exhibit), San Francisco, Winter, 2015.
· University of California, Berkeley, Large Format Work, San Francisco, 2014.
· Mission Cultural Center (national juried exhibit, brick and mortar; and online gallery), The Active Edge, San Francisco.
· Nectar Gallery (juried), San Francisco.
· Agora Gallery (juried), The Human Façade, Soho, NYC.
· Euphrat Museum (juried), To Your Health!, Cupertino, CA.
· Fort Mason Gallery (juried), San Francisco, CA.
· Royal Ground Gallery (juried), Real and Unreal, Oakland, CA.
· Somar Gallery (juried).
· Hunter’s Point Studio (juried), Environmental Exhibit.
· San Francisco The Lab (juried), Blood Ritual, San Francisco, CA.
· Fort Mason Gallery for City College (five exhibits).
· Portrero Hill Community Center, Figural, San Francisco, CA.
· Online: Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) website, www.gpiw.org. Acted as conference photographer: joint slideshow (myself and another) of Aspen peace summit.
· Online: Photograph of David Grene, University of Chicago classicist, http://danceofthemuses.org/Homer_Audio_Recordings/Entries/2002/11/22_Eulogy_for _David_Grene.html
· Exhibit/discussion of Schavrien’s Art (four annual exhibits), Global Doctoral Seminars, Sofia University, at Presentation Center, Los Altos, CA. 2009-2012.
· Delivered invited lectures to faculty and student classes on my own and the larger body of feminist art. Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA. 2011-2013.
· Delivered lecture on my own and the larger body of feminist art at Gender & Earth-Based Spiritualities Conference, San Francisco. 2011.
· Created and taught core curriculum for Global Doctoral Program in Transpersonal Psychology at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, including study of transpersonal art. 2003-2013. Chaired the program, 2004-2006.
· Team-created first two Women’s Spirituality higher degrees in the world: Masters and Doctoral. Created and taught “Reading and Writing Feminist and Lesbian Poetry” course, 1991-95.
Awards in Related Fields
Total of Research Awards and Awards in the Arts: 18. Selections:
· Five Jeff awards (Chicago equivalent of Tonys) for production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
· Awarded by Association of Women in Psychology the Pioneer Award for early innovation in feminist text writing, curriculum creation, and teaching, 2009.
· Appeared in joint interview with the poet Judy Grahn for video history archive called Voices of Feminist Diversity: Preserving Psychology’s Past, Enhancing its Future. The archive completes research recorded in the documentary The Changing Face of Feminism in Psychology. 2009.
· Maxwell, E. National Queer Arts Festival. Remember Me. Video interview in which I presented as representative of LGBT SF Bay Area history— therapist, scholar, poet, artist. Interview footage interlaced with theater production, 2009.
· Selected as member of University of Chicago’s Society of Harper Fellows. Membership began in 1975 and continues up to the present. Listed at their website http://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu. 2008.
· Received Founding Mothers Award from Women’s Spirituality Doctoral Program at California Institute of Integral Studies for co-founding, in Women’s Spirituality Studies, the first Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the world.
· Appeared on Oprah Winfrey show The Lesbian Couple.
· Appeared by invitation opposite Allan Bloom (author, Closing of the American Mind) with a defense of multicultural education versus Bloom’s defense of Western Canon at University of Chicago’s Centennial Celebration.
· Harper Teaching Fellowship for talent in teaching and research, University of Chicago.
· Shakespeare, Late Vision in Cymbeline, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 32(2), 2013, pp. 122-140.
· Basho, Haiku Insights, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 30(1), 2011, pp. 165-170.
· Sophocles and Aeschylus, Late Vision in the Athenian Golden Age, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 29(2), 2010, pp. 153-170.
· Shakespeare, Late Vision in The Tempest, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2008, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 199-223.
· On Being Shot Awake and the Dreams that Foresaw It, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2005, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 99-123.
· Shakespeare, Late Vision in The Winter’s Tale, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2005, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 25-38.
· The Rage, Healing and Daemonic Death of Oedipus Rex, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 1989, Vol. 21, No.2, pp. 149–176.
Other Professional Skills
Professor, Humanities, Social Sciences; Psychotherapist; Technical Writer.
Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Alliance; Institute of Transpersonal Psychology; GAYLESTA, LGBTQ psychotherapists of the SF Bay Area; first openly LGBT member to win election to national Association for Humanistic Psychology Board.