Exhibitions, solo

University of California Center (2006-07)
San Joaquin River Center (2005
Fresno Art Museum (2003)
Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest (2001)
Gallery 25, Fresno (1993-2009)
Fresno Symphony, Saroyan Auditorium (1997)

Exhibitions, group

Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno (2009-10)
Fresno Art Museum (1998, 2000-02)
Fresno City Hall (1990s)
CSU Fresno, Phoebe Conley Gallery (1986-88)
Sierra College Art Gallery, Rocklin (1970s)
California Art Education Association (1976-92)
National Art Education Association (1976-2001)
Placer Art League, Auburn (1970s)
Roseville Art Center (1960-80)
Crocker Art Museum (1970s)
CSU Sacramento, Robert Else Gallery (1958-60)
San Jose Museum of Art (1950s)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1950s)


Munro, D. & Matiosz, F. “Art Brings Them in from the Cold.” The Fresno Bee, January, 2009.
“Wild for Art.” The Fresno Bee, January 2009.
Matiosz, F. “The New Year Brims with Art Shows.” The Fresno Bee, January, 2009.
Lloyd, P. “Friendly Exhibit .” Neighbors Cityview, June, 2004.
Hale, D. “Artist Shares Her Love of Mountains.” The Fresno Bee, April, 1993.

Biographical Information

Education: Fine Art and Art Education
M.A., Ph.D. Art Education: University of Oregon, 1984
B.A., M.A. Fine Arts: University of California, Berkeley, 1949


Life Credentials: California State Department of Education
Limited Elementary, General Secondary--Art, English; Community College--Fine and Applied Arts. (My work has encompassed two dominant strands: Art Education and studio art.
Records/references: University of Oregon, University of California, Berkeley

Subjects: Art Education, Drawing, Oil/Watercolor Painting, Art History, Art Appreciation, Printmaking, Crafts, (Women's Studies, English, Piano, Natural History)

Experience: teaching diverse levels in diverse situations of public and alternative education in University, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary, Summer School, Adult Education, Museum Education, workshops for community organizations and school districts, and private instruction.
San Jose Adult Education (1952-55). Art Appreciation
California State University Sacramento (1957-60). Art Education, Painting.
Placer County Adult Education (1975-80). Drawing, Art Appreciation.
California State University Fresno (1986-89) Art Education.
California State University Fresno (1988-90). Women's Studies.
Fresno City College (1988-1990, 1992-97). Drawing, Art Appreciation.

Honors and Awards

Anne Bremer Prize in Art, University of California, Berkeley (1948)
James Phelan Traveling Fellowship in Art, University of California, Berkeley (1949)
San Francisco Art Institute Fellowship, University of California Berkeley (1950)
Ina McClung Award/Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon (1983)
Douc Langur Award, California Art Education Association (1988)
Ruth Jansen Distinguished Art Educator Award, California Art Education Association (1992)
Sierra Club Outstanding Service Awards as author/artist/environmentalist (1994-99)
Sierra Club Special Award for Outstanding Service on Public Land Issues (2005)
Dorland Mountain Art Colony residency (1996)
Santa Fe Art Institute invited study with Master Teachers: Nathan Oliviera, Gregory Amenoff, Sam Scott (1994-99)
California Arts Council: Artist in Residence, Fresno Art Museum (2000-2003)
Wrangell St. Elias National Park: Artist in Residence, (summer 2007)


Anderson, H. (2010), Art Education and Eco Awareness, A Teacher’s Guide to Art and the Natural Environment. Fresno, CA: Heather Anderson, Publishing..
Anderson, H. (May/June 2009). “The Natural World of Flowers.” School Arts.
Anderson, H. Sept. 2004-May/June 2005. “Art and the Natural Environment.” School Arts.
Anderson, H. (Nov. 2000). “A River Runs Through It: Art Education and a River Environment. Art Education.
Anderson, H. (Mar. 1992). “Making Women Artists Visible.” Art Education. 14-22.
Anderson, H. (Oct. 1987). “Alexander Nepote: Art Educator and Landscape Painter.” Art Education, (40) 2, 12-21.
Anderson, H. (Oct. 1986). “William Rice: Printmaker and Teacher.” School Arts . (86) 2,18-19.
Congdon, K. & Zimmerman, E., Eds. (1993). “Images of Women by Men and Women.” Women Art Educators 111. NAEA Women's Caucus.
Guilfoil, J. & Sandler, A. (1999). “Landscape Art and the Role of Natural Environment in Built Environment Education.” Built Environment Education in Art Education. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association.
Moore, S. (Ed.) (1989). “Artists of the California Landscape, 1850-1950.” Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women Artists. NY: Midmarch Arts Press.


Over 100 presentations and workshops given locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.
Local: River Parkway Trust, Central Valley Art Education Association conferences, museums and many other groups
State: Keynote speaker at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, for California Art Education Association (CAEA) conference
National: Speaker at conferences throughout the nation (NAEA, USSEA, INSEA)
International: Presenter in Germany, Sweden, and Nigeria (INSEA).