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professional practices.


Pastine Projects offers independent Professional Practices sessions that consist of one-on-one consultations and will be custom designed to fit your needs. Topics covered are portfolio development, knowledge and practical field experience necessary for the promotion and development of a professional career in the visual arts, exposure to a variety of career and graduate school opportunities, advancing your career through commercial and non-profit galleries, and how to present your work in a professional manner.

In addition to portfolio development, Professional Practices is designed to unpack the key experiences and challenges faced by artists and to help nurture artistic development and the importance of joy in our work. I assist you to function in professional context by understanding industry interactions, possibilities you have to choose from, what questions to ask and what might be expected of you. Skills fundamental to the working artist.

Sessions run one hour and are $85 per hour.  To sign up please contact

A Little About Me:

I have been involved in the arts community in San Francisco for over two decades and have taught at both public and private schools since 1995 including the San Francisco Art Institute,  California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley Extension, Continuing Educations at San Francisco City College, and Diablo Valley College.  

Over the course of my career I have been honored to be the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship through the Fleishhacker Foundations, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship.

In addition to teaching, I have maintained a dedicated studio practice and gallery career. My work has been included in exhibitions at Rena Bransten Gallery, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, Halsely Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, The Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, The Headlands Center for the Arts, and the National Gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria among many others. My work was included in the exhibit, Cut Up | Cut Out curated by Carrie Lederer, that traveled to different museums nationally, including the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, the Pensacola Museum, in Florida, and the Ellen Noel Museum in Odessa, Texas.  I have also had my work reviewed or featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, and New American Paintings, among others.

I received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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