Sarnoff's Featured Artist of the Month - Barbara Rogers

Barbara Rogers has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at major galleries and museums in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.

Her work is in major public and private collections including The Frick Art Museum, University of Pittsburgh, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Crocker Museum (Sacramento, CA), The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona State University Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of Art, and The San Jose Museum of Art.

Barbara’s work has been reviewed in such major publications as The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Seattle Times, Los Angles Times, Art News, Art Forum and Art in America.

Barbara studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff at the San Francisco Art Institute. She graduated with a B.SC. degree in Art Education from Ohio State University; she received the Eisner Prize and her MA in Painting from the University of California at Berkeley.

Barbara Rogers has been a faculty member or visiting artist at many major universities in the US and internationally, including the University of California, Berkeley; the San Francisco Art Institute; University of Chicago; San Jose State University; Cooper Union in NYC; and finally at the University of Arizona.  In 2007, after numerous mentoring and teaching awards, Rogers retired and is now Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing in The School of Art at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

In 2010, Barbara accepted a commission for Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.  Barbara completed her largest work to-date, a mural for the three-story Adagio dining room that measures a remarkable 27 feet tall and 17.5 feet wide, and sixteen additional paintings measuring 4 feet tall by 10 feet wide. 

Following the success of this commission, Barbara began work on her first comprehensive book, Barbara Rogers: The Imperative of Beauty.  The 224-page book, designed and produced by Marquand Books and distributed by Hudson Hills Press, traces Barbara’s earliest influences and education, the shift in her practice following Hurricane Iwa, and her work since that time, which has grown increasingly complex and ambitious. The book not only documents the progress of an individual artist but also reflects the trajectory of women working in the arts in the latter part of the twentieth and the early part of the twenty-first centuries, and the challenge facing an artist working in the American West outside the world’s major art centers.

On the heels of the launch of the book, Barbara is preparing for her first major retrospective exhibition.  The Imperative of Beauty: A Fifty-Year Retrospective will open at the Tucson Museum of Art in October 2012 featuring over sixty original works from throughout her career.

Visit or visit Sarnoff Art Supplies to purchase a copy of Barbara’s book, or visit to see more of Barbara’s artwork and for additional information on upcoming events including her 50-year retrospective.

Gallery Representation
Gebert Contemporary – Scottsdale, AZ (
Gebert Contemporary – Santa Fe, NM (
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art – Kansas City, MO (
Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA (
Melissa Morgan Fine Art – Palm Desert, CA (
Art Böes – Omaha, NE




October 18, 2012

After the Storm
Five decades of work by Barbara Rogers is on display at the Tucson Museum of Art

Why I Shop at Sarnoff's Art

I met Henry Sarnoff within days of his opening his first modest art supply store.  That was 21 years ago.  Right from the start, I knew we were fortunate that he left a huge art supply store in Los Angeles to start his own art supply business in Tucson.  It was obvious to me that he cared about art, artists, art students, their processes and what products they needed to move forward with their projects. 

Henry helped me with my painting classes at the U of A by ordering supplies especially for my students and even delivering rolls of canvas to our classroom!  His generosity, helpful attitude, plus a successful business model, has proved to be the winning formula that has allowed him to succeed and contribute to the Tucson art community.

From modest beginnings, his way of doing business has proved to be so successful that now the store is spacious and has an inventory that could rival a similar business in a very large city. Walking into this store is a visit to a paradise designed to delight all visually creative souls.  Upon entering, one wide scan of the space tells you this is not a chain store!  This is a one of a kind retail art supply business that has taken years to evolve.  The inventory is shockingly comprehensive.  There are thousands of products, tools and art accessories in this store.  Each one is different and each offers a different path of exploration for an artist.  Henry and the people he hires know the inventory and can answer questions about each product.  That in its self is a gift to the professional artists and art students of this community.  Henry knows the art supply business from every aspect.  He has worked in it for years. His knowledge of art supplies and the history of the development of countless art mediums is a treasured resource for the art making community of Tucson.  His knowledge of what each product was designed to do is simply outstanding. He stays current about the art world and what new mediums are emerging.  He wants to help artists achieve their vision and his generosity for helping you research a product or procedure is becoming legendary in this community.  Henry loves art, art supplies and the processes used to create art.  His generous support of the work of art and architecture students at the University of Arizona has made a difference in the lives of future professional artists.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Starting in 1968, Rogers’ work has been presented in at least 42 solo exhibitions.

2011 In Bloom, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Barbara Rogers: Samsara, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
2010 Allure of The Garden, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, AZ
2009 Barbara Rogers: Garden Archeology, Gebert Gallery, Venice, CA
Barbara Rogers: Walking in Paradise, Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Barbara Rogers: Improvisations, Azora Gallery, Tucson,AZ
2008 Barbara Rogers: New Work, Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 Fragments…From Day’s Caravan: New Work by Barbara Rogers, Graficas Gallery, Tucson, AZ, catalog
Barbara Rogers, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2006 Barbara Rogers, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2005 “Bustan al Janaa” Gardens of Paradise, College of Fine Arts, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Barbara Rogers, New Work, Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 Moon Gardens, Dosi Gallery, Pusan, South Korea
Barbara Rogers: New Work, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2003 Barbara Rogers: New Work, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2002 Barbara Rogers: New Work, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 Natural Facts: Unnatural Acts ,curator, Julie Sasse,Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Hothouse Hybrids, Vanier Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Garden of Feminine Reason, Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 The Garden as Theatre, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ (November)
Dreaming of Eden: Meditations on the Garden, Curator, Gina Cavallo Collins, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, (February) catalog
1999 Structuring Nature, Eleanor Jeck Galleries, Tucson, AZ
1998 Her Garden: Objects and Sites Remembered, Etherton Gallery at the Temple of Music and Art, Tucson, AZ
Retrospective: Works on Paper, Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH
1997 Recent Paintings, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO
Earthy Pleasures: The Garden as Source, Jewish Community Center, Tucson, AZ
1996 Personal Eden, One West Art Center, Ft. Collins, CO
1995 Ponds: The Garden Mirror’d, Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA
1994 Constructing Paradise, A mini-retrospective, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Eccentric Gardens by Eccentric Women, The Selby Museum of Botany and the Arts,  Sarasota, FL
1993 Barbara Rogers: Recent Work, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 
1992 Barbara Rogers: Paintings on Paper, Frauen Museum, Bonn ,Germany
1991-92 Bilder Uber dem Wasser, , exhibition touring Germany, co-sponsored by United States Information Agency, catalog
Deutsche Welle, Cologne, Badner Halle, Rastatt,  Haus an der Redoute/Bonn Museum Of Art,Bonn-Bad Godesburg,  Haus Dacheroden, Erfurt, Amerika Haus, Berlin
1989 Embracing Change, with sculptor, Bella Feldman, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1987 Barbara Rogers: A Retrospective of Paintings, University of the Pacific Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
1981 Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburg, PA
1980 Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL
1978 Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburg, P
1977 Hansen-Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976 Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1975 Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY
1973 Barbara Rogers, curator, Suzanne Foley, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1969 Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1968 Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Since 1963, Rogers’ work has been included in at least 115 group exhibitions.

2012 The Current Past: A Invitational Exhibition for Past, Tenured University of Arizona Teaching Art Faculty, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2011 Delight Becomes Pictorial: A Visual Lexicon of Dickinson’s First Lines, Kore Press Big Read Pop-up Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2010 Rehistoricizing Abstract Expressionism in the Bay Area: 1950 to 1970, Carlos Villa, curator
Luggage Store Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 Trouble in Paradise, curator, Julie Sasse, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ , catalog
2008 Bodacious Botanicals, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2007 She Objects!  Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Looking Closer: Inspired By The Beauty Of The Sonoran Desert, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, catalog
Hothouse, with Eleanor Miller, Nancy Sansome Reynolds, Will Robinson, Susan Street Gallery, Solana Beach, CA
Winter Garden, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO  
2005 Summer Show, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Painting, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2004 The Artist and The Garden, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, AZ
2003 43rd Annual Painting Invitational, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, Texas, catalog
2002 As Real As It Gets, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2001 Neobotanica: Flora by Four Contemporary Artists. Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, FL
Necessary Beauty, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
2001 Paintings on Paper, Vanier Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
In Celebration: A Century of Arizona Women Artists, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, touring exhibition
Small Paintings, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2000 The Buddha Show, Oskar Friedl Gallery, Chicago, IL
Flora, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL.
In the Garden, Phoenix Sky Harbor international Airport Art Program, Phoenix, AZ
Atelier 2000, Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA
1999 Organic Matters, Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Group Exhibition, Myriel Hiner- Boes Gallery, Omaha, NE
The Garden at Carlsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, November 1 – 24. Curated by Suzanne Woods.
1998 Bright Shining Lights, DC Harris Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Another Arizona: A State-Wide Juried Exhibition,  ASU Art Museum: Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ, curated by Marilyn Zeitlin and Heather Lineberry, catalog
1997 The Permanent Collection 1997: Recent Acquisitions, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1996 Water Book Exhibition, Rio Arriba Gallery, Abiquiu, NM
Picture This, Photography Exhibition, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1995 Nature/Culture: Meeting at the Border, Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Skirting the Decorative, The Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
1994 Pencil to Paper, One West Art Center, Fort Collins, CO
1992 Human/Nature, Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1990 Bridges: Artists Responses to Disaster, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA (catalogue)
1989 Selections 49, The Drawing Center, New York, NY          
Primal Forces, Women’s Caucus for Art, National Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York, NY          
Landscape: A Presence, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Looking North: New Work from the Bay Area, Gensler and Associates/Architects, Los Angeles, CA
1988-89 Art Across America: Artists and Their Students, Traveling Exhibition, Tucson, AZ; DeKalb, IL; Eugene, OR; Seattle, WA; Hayward, CA
1988 Artists Choose  Artists, Falkirk Cultural Center,San Rafael, CA
Tropical Topics, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1987 True North, Far West, Rosemont Gallery, Regina Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
The Extended Figure, Hayward State University Art Gallery, Hayward, CA
1986 Print San Jose II: A Traveling Exhibition, San Jose Art League Downtown Gallery, San Jose, CA, curated by George Rivera, catalog, American Cultural Center, Islamabad, Pakistan and Lahore, Pakistan
American Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium
1985 Flowers on a Grand Scale, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburg, PA
Tropics Exotics, One Market Plaza, San Francisco, CA
1985 In the Advent of Change, Joyce Aiken, Guest Curator,Fresno Museum of Art, Fresno, CA
Sprayed Paint, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA
Stars, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Unity of Opposites: Art About Architecture,  Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
Magnolia Editions: Selected Prints, Smith-Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Sixteen Contemporary Realists, Modesto, CA
1982 Northern California Realist Painters, Redding Museum and Shasta College, Redding, CA
The Artist and the Airbrush, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (Catalogue)
1981 Forty Famous Californians, Judith Christian Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary American Realism: Works on Paper, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA
1980 Photo-Realist Painting in California:  A Survey, curator, Paul Mills, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
Neo Romanticism Of The Eighties, Gallery Yves Arman, New York, NY
1978 Drawings:  Just Drawings, Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, CA
1977 Downtown Dog Show, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Downtown Center, San Francisco, CA
1976 Twenty Bay Area Painters, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA 
1975 Six Painters, Six Attitudes, The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Working Photographs by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, curated by Maurice Tuchman and Stephanie Barron January,
Realism in Painting and Ceramics, Helen Euphrat Gallery, Cupertino, CA
Images of Woman, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Classic Revival, Illinois Bell Telephone, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
1974 Faculty Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Seventy-First American Exhibition, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Urbana-Champaign, IL (catalogue)
1973 Northern California Artists, Sonoma State College Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
Twelve Painters of the Human Figure, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1972 Realist Painting: Twelve Viewpoints, One Hundred and Eighteen, An Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Centennial Exhibition of The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Museum, San Francisco, CA
1970 The Peaceable Kingdom, Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
West Coast ‘70, Biennial Invitational, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1969 New Realist Painters, University of California, Davis, CA
1966 Associate Faculty Show, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Painting and Drawing Annual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1963 Painting and Sculpture Annual, curated  by Michael Goldberg, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Selected Reviews and Articles

Since 1963, Rogers’ work has been reviewed or written about in over 88 publications.

Trends Magazine, Spring 2011, Bill Macomber, Barbara Rogers: Artist Profile
Java Magazine, March 2011, Scott Andrews, Samsara
Tucson Lifestyle, Home and Garden, March 2010, Duncan Tweedy, A Living Palette
Arizona Daily Star, April 19, 2009, Christina Licata, Roaming Rogers Simply Must Create
Tucson Lifestyle, Home & Garden, March 2009, Duncan Tweedy, Apocalypse Wow!
Tucson Weekly, April 2009, Margaret Regan, Gems Among the Schlock
Arizona Daily Star, Foothills Section, November 22, 2007, Jill Torance
Alumnus, The University of Arizona, Summer 2007, Sarah Beaudry, She’s Got Soul—The Heart and Soul of an Artist and Teacher
Southwest Art, May 2007, Gardens of the Imagination, Barbara Rogers’ Micro Landscapes Combine the Beauty and Drama of the Natural World, Virginia Campbell, Beauties of the Night used on the cover
AZ Daily Star, April 2006, Ernesto Portillo Jr., 19 Tucsonans who aided feminists
Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975, 2006, Barbara J. Love, Biographical entry in this directory of leaders in the second wave women’s movement
Arizona Daily Wildcat, November 29, 2005, Laura Ory, Art Prof visits Middle East
Southwest Art, January 2004, Bonnie Gangelhoff , A Contemporary Eye, Six Painters Captivate Viewers With Their Fresh and Sometimes Unusual Eye
ARTLIFE, Fall/Winter, 2003-2004, Kirsten Anderson, Barbara Rogers: The Garden As Metaphor, cover
Tales of Yellow Skin: The Art of Long Nguyen, 2003, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, catalogue essay, Joanne Northrup
THE, Santa Fe’s Monthly Magazine of The Arts, October 2003, Jan Ernst Adlmann, Barbara Rogers: New Work
The New Mexican, El Pasatiempo, September 5, 2003, Paul Weideman, Detritus By Design
KUAT, Arizona Illustrated, August 13, 2002, Sooyeon Lee, Creation, Destruction and Rebirth: The Art of Barbara Rogers
Tucson Home, Spring 2003, Charlotte Lowe-Bailey, Three of A Kind
Shade Magazine, December 2002, The Meaty Issue: Barbara Rogers: Project Paradise, Kimberly Van Syoc
Jacksonville Times-Union, November 9, 2001, Ivette M. Yee, Forget What You Know About Flowers: Four artists interpret plant life in exhibit
Tucson Museum of Art Publication, November 17, 2001, Barbara Rogers: Natural Facts/Unnatural Acts, Julie Sasse, curator, essay, April 20, 2001 Richard Donagrandi, Barbara Rogers: Garden of Feminine Reason at Oskar Freidl
Phoenix New Times, November 23, 2000, Joshua Rose, “Cutting Hedge: “Gardens As Theatre” artist Barbara Rogers doesn’t rest on laurels in latest exhibition”
Arizona Daily Star, November 24, 2000, Charlotte Lowe-Bailey, “Beauty of Paintings is What Viewers Take From Exhibit”, October 26,2000, G. Jurek Polanski, “The Buddha Show: 25 Artists Interpret Buddha”, online review
The Arizona Republic, April 13, 2000, Richard Nilsen A Garden’s Whisper: Paintings speak softly of nature’s demise
Scottsdale Tribune, April 6, 2000, Betty Webb, “Tucson Artist Paints Garden of Earthly Delights”
KUAT, Arizona Illustrated, March, 2000, Leslie Epperson, “Barbara Rogers: Dreaming of Eden”
The Arizona Daily Star, February 1999, Pamela Portwood, “Beginnings of Life Permeate Barbara Rogers’ Works”
Foothills Today, 1998, Tucson Citizen, pp.113-5, 1998-99 Edition
New American Paintings 1997, The Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA
Worlds in Collision:  Dialogues on Multicultural Art Issues, 1995, International Scholars Publications, Carlos Villa, Project Director
Encyclopedia of Women Artists, 1995, 2 Volumes, Garland Press
Women in Art, 1992 Calendar, Pomegranate Artbooks
30 Women Contemporary Artists, 1990, Pomegranate Artbooks
California Artists Calendar, 1990, California International Arts Foundation
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, 1985, Thomas Albright, University of California Press
Who’s Who in American Art, 1976 through current year, 12th Edition, Jacques Cattell Press, Tempe, AZ
Fort Collins, Coloradoan, June, 1996, Chryss Cada, “Artist’s Eye for Eden”
Artweek, August 1995, Clarissa J. Welsh, Preview: Barbara Rogers at Frederick Spratt Gallery
Arizona Illustrated, August 1994, Michael Boyle, Interview, Tucson, AZ
Tucson Weekly, September 1994, Margaret Regan, “Media Mix”
Tucson Citizen,  August 1994, Charlotte Lowe, “Shaped By a Storm”
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 1994, Joan Altabe, “Gardens of Heavenly Delight on Display  at Selby Museum”
Art Papers, July 1993, Laurence Holden, “Barbara Rogers, Recent Work”
General-Anzeiger, January 1992, Angelika Storm-Rushe, “Reverence for the Water”
National Public Television, December 1991, Interview, “European Journal”
KUAT-TV, 1990, Interview, Michael Boyle, “Arizona Illustrated”
Artweek, June 1989, Terri Cohn, “Looking at the Land”
The Stockton Record, March 1987, Margo Ernst, “Barbara Rogers: A Retrospective”
Fresno Bee, December 1986, David Hale, “Liberating Pre-Feminist Pre-Conceptions”
The Art of the Dot: Advanced Airbrush Techniques, 1985, Robert Paschal and Robert Anderson, Van Nostrant Reinhold & Co., New York
New Horizons, 1982, Calendar, Pomegranate Press, Corte Madera, CA
Airbrush Digest, July/August 1982, William Urban, “Barbara Rogers, An Interview”
Oakland Tribune, February 1982, Charles Shere, “An Impressive Show of Airbrush Painting
San Jose Mercury News, February 1982,  Doroth Burkhart
Pittsburg Post Gazette,October 1981, Donald Miller
Palo Alto Times, April 1978, Joanne Dickson
Pittsburg Post Gazette, November 1978, Donald Miller, “New Exotic Realism at the Berger Gallery”
Art Voices/South, January/February 1978, p. 36, H. J. Weeks, Florida
Art in America, March-April 1978,p.142, Knute Stiles, Barbara Rogers at Hansen Fuller
Oakland Tribune, November 6, 1977, p. 17, Charles Shere, “Three Solutions to the Same Painterly Problems”
Oakland Tribune, August 1977, Charles Shere, “When a Painter Assembles Exhibit, Expect the Unusual”
San Francisco Chronicle, September 25, 1976, Thomas Albright, “Photographs Get to the Spirit of Art”
Seattle Times, May 25, 1976,  Deloris Tarzan
The Art Gallery Magazine, February 1975, Tom Albright, Myth Makers
Arts Magazine, April 1975, Barbara Rogers, First One Artist Show in New York
Artweek, September 6, 1975, p. 5, R.F. Stephan, “Six Bay Area Artists”
Oakland Tribune, August 10, 1975, p. 43, Charles Shere,“Six Artists Playing Games with Eyes and Mind”
Seattle Times, November 1975, Deloris Tarzan, Artists’ women show more face, less figure
Artweek, November 29, 1975, Regina Hackett, “Woman’s Many Facets”
San Francisco Chronicle, July 24, 1975, p. 43, Thomas Albright, “Painting with No Dominant School”
Berkeley Gazette, July 18, 1975
Art Gallery Magazine, February 1975, p. 44, Thomas Albright, “Mythmakers”
Arts Magazine, May 1975, p. 14, Ellen Lubell
The New York Times, July 14, 1974, p. 19, Hilton Kramer, “New Art of the 70’s in Chicago” includes image of “ Renee With An Indian Prince”
The Herald, June 19, 1974, John Forwalter, Chicago
This Is Women’s Work, 1974, Susan Efros, Panjandrum Press, San Francisco, Alice with Toucan is on the cover
Artweek, October 6, 1973, Robert McDonald, “Rogers Tropic Fancies”
Oakland Tribune, October 2, 1973, p. 39, Charles Shere,  “Women’s Shows Booming, But No Exploitation Here”
Reviews and Articles, continued
Los Angeles Times, January 1973, Helen Winer, “American Realist Painting at Santa Barbara Museum of Art”
The Soho Weekly News, February 27, 1973, John Gruen, New York City, On Art: The Non-Objective Vision”
Art News, November 1973, p. 63, Jerome Tarshis, “Managing Conflicting Pressures”
San Francisco Chronicle, September 11, 1973, p. 41, Thomas Albright, “Bay Area Myth Makers”
Minneapolis Tribune, May 14, 1972, p.80, Mike Steele
Artforum, January 1970, p. 80, P.D. French
San Francisco Chronicle, November 6, 1969, Alfred Frankenstein
San Francisco Chronicle, February 1, 1968, Thomas Albright”Just A Few Days Left for These Art Shows”
KQED, November 1969, ,  Charles Shere, National Public Television, San Francisco affiliate
Artforum, Summer 1968, pp. 62-63, P.D. French

Selected Collections

Rogers’ work is included in at least 19 major collections.

The Center for Neurosciences, Tucson, AZ
Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
Evergreen College, WA
Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, CA
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Prudential Insurance Company, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Duke Power and Energy, Houston, TX
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona, Bioscience Research Building (Bio5), Tucson, AZ
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Esteé Lauder Foundation, New York, NY
Frick Art Museum, University of Pittsburgh

Selected Commissions

Rogers has created more than 40 commissioned works for corporate and private clients

2010 Allure of the Seas,Adagio  Dining Room, Main mural 320.5” x 211’ and sixteen 51’ x 122.5”, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
2007 Hotel Monaco, Alexandria, VA
2006 BIO5 Institute, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2005 Ritz Carlton Huntington, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Dawson Rose Design Associates, Tucson, AZ
2000 Pointe South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ
2000 Hollywood Casino, Shreveport, LA
2000 Italian Sea Princess, Princess Cruises, Boca Raton, FL
2000 Anthem Country Club, Henderson, NV
2000 Pointe South Mountain Resort, Phoenix, AZ
2000 Lucayan Resort, Bahamas
2000 Ritz Carlton, Washington D.C.
1999 Italian Sea Princess, Boca Raton, FL
1999 Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA
1999 Christy Martin, Interior Designer, Tucson,AZ and  Santa Barbara, CA
1999 Inverness Hotel, Denver, CO
1998 (Westin) Hotel Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
1998 Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Awards and Grants

Rogers has been honored by numerous organizations for her continued work.

2010 Nominated for Governor’s Arts Awards, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2009 Nominated for Arizona Arts Awards, Community Foundation, Tucson, AZ
2007 Dean’s Award for Creative Achievement, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona
2004 University of Arizona Alumni Association, Extraordinary Faculty Award
2003 Sabbatical Leave from the University of Arizona for academic year 2004
2002 Beyond The Call of Duty Award, Dean’s Fund for Excellence, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona
1999 Richard Florsheim Art Fund Grant
1996 Recipient of the Advising /Mentoring Award for the College of Fine Art, University of Arizona
Nominated by the Faculty of Fine Arts to receive the University of Arizona Distinguished Professorship
1992-93 Fine Arts Summer Research Grant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1991 International Travel Grant, Office of International Programs, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1991 Research Grant, Office of Vice President for Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1991 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
1989-90 Sabbatical leave from San Francisco Art Institute
1963 Eisner Prize in Painting, University of California

Visiting Artist and Lecturer

Since 1976, Rogers has been invited as a visiting artist in over 20 colleges and universities. 

2011 Tucson Museum of Art, Art League, Rogers Art Takes to the High Seas
2011 Denver Botanic Gardens, Café Botanique, Allure of the Seas:  The story Behind 17 Paintings, Denver, CO
2009 University of Kansas, Department of Art, Lawrence, KS
2008 University of Kansas, Department of Art Lawrence, KS
2005 University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2004 Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea
2001 Colby College, Waterville, Maine  
Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
1999 JFK University, Berkeley,CA
Mills College, Oakland, CA
1998 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1997 University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1995 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
1993 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1991 Printmaking Department, San Jose University, San Jose, CA
1990 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
1989 Cooper Union, New York, NY
1982 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
1980 University of Chicago, MMidway Studios, Chicago, IL
1979 California College of Arts and Crafts
1976 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Academic Positions

Since 1965, Rogers has held faculty positions at numerous fine institutions. 

2007+ Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona, School of Art, since 2008
1992-2007 Professor, University of Arizona, School of Art, Painting and Drawing (since 1990)
1991-92 Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Art, Graduate Coordinator
1990-91 Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Art, Faculty Assistant to Department Head
1987-90 Professor, San Francisco Art Institute, Department of Painting, Chair of Graduate Program in Painting, Sculpture, and Ceramics
1983-87 Professor, Chair, Department of Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
1978-83 Visiting Faculty, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1977-78 Visiting Faculty, Contra Costa College, El Sobrante, CA
1975 Visiting Faculty, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1974 Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute
1972-73 Visiting Faculty, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1965-68  Associate Faculty, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1964 Assistant Director, Art Education Program, Northport Public Schools, NY


1963 Master of Arts in Painting, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Studied with Felix Ruvolo, Glenn Wessels, Karl Kasten, , John Haley, Earle Loran, Visiting artists, Michael Goldberg and Angelo Ippolito
1961 Studied with Nathan Oliveira at California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1960 Studied with Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and Frank Lobdell at The San Francisco Art Institute  (formerly the The California School of Fine Arts,) San Francisco, CA
1959 Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Studied with Dr. Manuel Barkan

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