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Todos Artes, Baja Sur, California - Guest Artist in Residence, 2018, 2019.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Guest Artist, October, 2005, & 2009.
California Palace of the Legion of Honor - Artist in Residence, March 2003.
Chaing Mai University, Thailand Artist in Residence, March, 2000
Vermont Art Studio Center -  Artist in Residence.  Johnson, Vermont, 1998.
Maryland Institute, College of Art - Baltimore, MD.  BFA in Painting, 1989.
Queens College Summer Program - Long Island,  New York, 1988.
Studio Art Center International - Florence, Italy,  1988.
     Select Solo and Group Exhibitions:
Content  Group exhibition of Artist Books curated by Adele Shaw. Davis, CA 2020
Hamilton/Shaw  Two person exhibition.  Davis, CA. 2020
Water/Wax  Solo exhibition The Artery Gallery, Davis, CA.  2019
Hot Wax Group exhibition Kaneko Gallery American River College, Sacramento, CA. 2018
Color and Light at the Tropic of Cancer  Solo exhibition. Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento CA. 2018
Natural Rhythm. Solo exhibition. Gallery 625, Woodland, CA. 2017
Heat II. Group exhibition. Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA. 2017
Illumination. Group exhibition. Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2017
The Artery. 3 person exhibition. Davis, CA. 2017
Water: a fluent conversation.Solo exhibition.  Gallery 1855. Davis, CA.  2016
Davis Garden Tour &  Exhibit. Group exhibition. Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. 2016
Heat. Group exhibition. Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, CA. 2016
Material Worlds. Group exhibition. Davis, CA. 2015
Winter’s Tales. Group exhibition. The Artery, Davis, CA. 2013
Hot and Cold. Group exhibition. The Artery, Davis, CA. 2012
Adele Louise Shaw, Proclivities. Solo Exhibition at Inclusions Gallery, SF. 2010
Clay and Wax. 2 person exhibit with Jerry Wallace. Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. 2010
Merci Beaucoup.  Solo Exhibition of Paintings at Google. Mountain View, CA. 2009
Working in Wax. Juried exhibition. Bedford Gallery. Walnut Creek, CA.  2009.
Nature Would Never.  Solo Exhibition of Paintings at Inclusions Gallery, SF.  2008
Waxed. Curated by Dawn Black, Los Medanos College Art Gallery, Pittsburg CA. 2007
Re-Newal. Juried by Bob Nugent.  Marin MOCA,  2007
Here and Now: Encaustics and Time.  Juried by MM Gallery. SF 2007
Off the Grid; New Dimensions in Wax. Juried by George Blair. Monterey, CA.  2007
12 x 12: 12 Artists Process + Time: 12 Months. Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA 2006
Impulse.  National Encaustic Art Show. Jurors: Elise Wagner. Portland, OR.  2006
Oil and Wax. Marin MOCA, Novato CA.  2005
California Legion of Honor. Artist in residence exhibit,  SF.  2005
15 x 15 Juried Alumni Exhibit.  Maryland Institute, College of Art.  2005, 06, 07, 08.
Female as Vessel as Female. SF Art Council. Group Show 2003
California Palace of the Legion of Honor- Artist in Residence Solo Exhibition.  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, De Young Art Center.   2003.
Insects! Randall Museum. San Francisco. 2002.
Back and Forth.  ODC Theater SF.  Group show. Celebrating Women’s History.  2002.
Beaux & Eros.  Tribute to St. Valentine.  Vorpal Gallery San Francisco.  2002.
Sunset Artist Society Group Shows.    San Francisco. 2000 - 2005.
INK & CLAY 27  Juried by Marti Koplin.   W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  2001.
MADE IN CALIFORNIA. Juried Exhibition. City of Brea, CA 2001.
21st, 22nd, 23rd ANNUAL EXHIBITION at the WILSON SCHOOL GALLERY.   Mountain Lakes, NJ. 2000, 01, 02.
THE VERY GOOD SHOW.   Solo Show.  Terrapin.  West Hurley, New York. 1999.
THE GOOD SHOW.     Solo Show. Red Mill Gallery. Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. 1998.
JURIED UNDERGRADUATE SHOW.    Juried Group Show.   Deckert Gallery.   Maryland Institute, College of Art.   Baltimore, Maryland.   1989.
M.I.C.A. TRAVELING SHOW.    Group Show Curated by staff of the Maryland Institute, College of Art.    Traveled to China, France, Poland, and Russia.   1987.
DOVER ART ASSOCIATION ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT.    Juried Group Show with Honors.  Morris County College Art Gallery.   Dover, NJ. 1985
               Public art Projects:
Second Bite, the Wisdom of the Apple  New Media Art Installation. Davis, CA. 2015 - present
Ghost Train, an Industrial Seance.  “Unquiet Ghosts” collaboration with Larry Dieterich and Don Paul Swain.  New York Central Train Terminal, Buffalo, NY. 2007.
The Divine Photo Project. Photographing women posing as Goddess. 20013 – 16
Celebrating Sweet Nature. 9 Public art installations involving the visual manifestation of the feminine spirit of trees in parks throughout CA. 2006 – 2009.
The Tempest Cozy.  21 consecutive Public Art Commissions involving dramatically oversized knitting. 2004 – 09.  All located at Parkmerced, San Francisco, CA.
“Books by Hand” handmade book binding & artists books: Davis Arts Center - 2016
“Creative Geometrics” Geometric drawing with a focus on tessellations. DAC 2016
“Exploring Encaustics”  SF Wax Exploration Studio, SF CA 2015-present.
“The Lure of Encaustic Painting”  Teaching the art of painting with beeswax. Sharon Art Studio, Quiet Water Studio, Fogbelt Studios, in San Francisco. 2001-13
Print Shop Tech and Master Printers’ Assistant.  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.  July-December 1998.  Technician to visiting artists in the print shop.
GUEST SPEAKER/ARTIST:  Wilson School, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.  2001.
GUEST ARTIST: Independent Studio Fellowship. Chaing Mai University, Thailand 2000.
City of Davis Arts & Cultural Affairs program Grant,  2019, 2020
Intersection for the Arts CORE Program.. 2016 - present.
Pro Bono and Benefit work:
Board of Directors, the Artery of Davis. 2018 - present
Yolo By-Pass Environmentalists Fundraisers 2009 - ’13
Board of Directors, Artspan, San Francisco  2007 - ‘09.    
Artist council, Artspan, San Francisco  2000 - ‘08.
Hearts in San Francisco. Public Art benefiting General Hospital 2004 & ’08
Artspan Guide to San Francisco Open Studios Guide Cover Design.  2003.
Sunset Artists Society Board of Directors 2001 - ’03