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 Terry Pappas  (late 20th/early 21th century)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape and figure apinting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Growing up in San Francisco, she was an urgent-care physician for two decades before becoming, at age thirty eight, a fine artist of richly colored landscapes and still lifes.

Her paintings are done with the goal of achieving serenity or healing and result from her awareness of the intense need for that in people.  She lives near the River Parkway in Sacramento, and uses scenes in that vicinity in many of her works.

She works from photographs and in her studio creates the paintings.  For her the process of blending and having contact with the medium is therapeutic.

Lisa Sklar, "Art & Healing", American Artist, June, 1999

Biography from Elliott Fouts Gallery:

Born and raised in San Francisco, CA (fifth generation native), Terry Pappas moved to Sacramento, CA in 1978.

1969-71 CCSF
1971-72 U.C. Berkeley
1972-78 U.C. San Francisco, M.D., Internship and Residency
1984-85 Studied with Artist Peter Blos
1989-93 Numerous Art Classes at Sacramento City College, American River College,
Cosumnes River College with Fred Dalkey, Bob Leach, Gary Pruner,
Pam Maddock, Patrick Dullanty, Darrell Forney and Patricia Wall.

Artist In Residence; Yosemite National Park

California State Fair, Award of Excellence.

The Butler Institute of American Art, National Juried Show of the Pastel Society of America, March-May.
Yosemite Renaissance XVIII Juried Show, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, February-May.

Completion of thirteen landscapes commissioned by the Embassy Suites Riverfront Hotel, Sacramento, CA

California State Fair, Award of Excellence, Sacramento, CA

Pastel Society of America, 26th Annual Open Exhibition, Awarded Signature Status, New York, New York.

Artist Magazine 1997 Annual Art Competition Finalist
Philadelphia Water Color Club 97th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper, Da Vinci Award, Philadelphia, PA
Magnum Opus X, the 10th International Open Exhibition, Best of Color, Grumbacher Award, Sacramento, CA
Northern California Arts 42nd Annual Open Exhibition, juried by Mel Ramos, Merit Award, Sacramento, CA
Sacramento Waterfront Art Fest, Best of Show, Sacramento, CA

Pastel Society of America - 24th Annual Exhibition, Biggerstaff Award, New York, New York.
The American Artist’s Professional League 68th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
Magnum Opus IX, the 9th International Open Exhibition, Award of Excellence, Sacramento, CA
Savoir Faire International Art Competition juried by Janet Fish at the Kismet Gallery, San Jose, CA
Pastel Society of America - First Regional Exhibition and award the Pastel Society of America Award at the JoAnne Chappell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Northern California Arts 40th Annual Open Exhibition juried by Gregory Kondos, Awarded Best of Show, Sacramento, CA
The Pastel Society of America’s 23rd Annual Exhibition, New York, New York
Northern California Arts 1995 Annual Membership Exhibit Best of Show Awarded by Patrick Dullanty, Sacramento, CA
9th Annual Open at the Northwest Pastel Society, Seattle, WA
Two person show at the Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Collector’s List
Many paintings are in private collections including The Dali Lama, The Honorable George Schultz, Diane Fienstein, and in the permanent collections of UC Davis Medical Center and Clinics; Kaiser Hospitals and Clinics in San Francisco, Sacramento and Roseville; Serrano El Dorado Hills Development; Hewlett Packard in Roseville; the Galleria in Roseville; and Embassy Suites Riverfront Hotel in Sacramento.

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