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Textile Collages gallery
Sewn Textile Collages Gallery

Memory Collages Gallery
Memory Collages Gallery

Contemparary Quilts Gallery
Contemparary Quilts Gallery

Traditional Quilts Gallery
Traditional quilts galleries

Curriculum Vitae
Ileana Soto, MA, MFT

Professional Education & Study

BA in Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

On-going courses in weaving, color, design: Cleveland Art Institute, Baltimore Institute of Art, Spokane and Seattle, WA

Artist in Residence, State of Washington

California College of Art, Oakland, CA, post-graduate study, 1985-86

Art Teacher, Cedar Creek Montessori Pre School, Berkeley, CA

MA Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, 1989

MFT Licensure (Marriage and Family Therapist), 1993

Post-Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy, UC Berkeley Extension, 1998

Family Therapist and Acting Manager, Horizons Family Counseling, Livermore, CA, 1993-June 2014

On-going workshops on surface design and art design principles, July 2014 to present: mentors: Jane Dunnewold, Els Van Baarle; workshops with Sherrill Kahn, Sue Benner

Art Cloth Mastery Program, through Jane Dunnewold, San Antonio, Texas, February 2015 through February 2017

Selected Juried Exhibitions

Exhibit: "Fiber Sculptures," Spokane Art Gallery, 1988

Exhibit of fiber sculptures and pastels, John F. Kennedy University Art Gallery, Orinda, CA, 1989

Exhibit: sewn textile collages: "Late Harvest Artists," Livermore Public Library, October 2006

Exhibit: "Multiple Choice," Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Feb/Mar 2007.

Exhibit: "Crafting a Better Planet," International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Lincoln, NE, September 5-November 9, 2008

Exhibit: "STRATA: new works from the Studio Art Quilt Associates" at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Art Center, Pleasanton, CA. Juried by Yvonne Porcella; November 12-December 16, 2015; Metro Gallery, Reno, NV, September 19-November 4, 2016. .

Exhibit: LaConner Quilt Museum (now Pacific Northwest Quilt Museum), LaConner, WA, October 2016

Cold Feet, a textile art exhibit on climate change, Bay Quilts, Richmond, Ca, Oct 2016

Uncommon Thread, Danville Theater, Danville, CA, Jan-Feb 2017

Ocean Artistry, Yachats, OR, March 2017

Norwich Art Museum, Norwich, CT, June-Aug 2017

Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, July-Aug 2017

Global Murmurs, Rochester NY, Oct 2017

Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, Oct 2017-Jan 2018

Junctures II, San Jose Museum of Quilts, San Jose, CA, Dec 2017-Jan 2018

The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA Jan-Mar 2018