Ellery Akers

1592 Union St. #211
San Francisco, Ca. 94123
415-561-9199
info@elleryakersartist.com

 

EXHIBITIONS (*Solo Shows)
2019

  • Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

2018

  • Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
  • Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2017

  • Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2016

  • Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis, MD
  • Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2015

  • Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

2014

  • Trails and Vistas, Spooner Lake, Nevada State Parks, NV

2010

  • National Watercolor Society Exhibition, San Pedro, CA

2005

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
  • Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
  • T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Montpelier, VT
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2002

  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
  • Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA

2001

  • Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

1999

  • *Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

1997

  • Gallery Route One (4-person show), Point Reyes, CA
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

1996

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
  • Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA

1994

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA

1991

  • *Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
  • Somar Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Brewer Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989

  • San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986

  • Hayward Gallery, Hayward, CA

1985

  • Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

1981

  • Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbus, GA

AWARDS AND HONORS: VISUAL ART
Honorable Mention, Expressions West, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, 2016
The Watson Cross, Jr. Award, National Watercolor Society, San Pedro, CA, 2010
Fellowship, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 1999
Merit Award, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, 1996

AWARDS AND HONORS: WRITING
Thirteen national writing awards, including an Independent Publisher Book Award, Traverse City, MI, 2015; the San Francisco Book Festival Award for Poetry, San Francisco, 2015; The Autumn House Poetry Prize, Pittsburgh, PA, 2014; and the Poetry International Prize, San Diego, CA, 2011.

Fellowship, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, New York, NY, 1998
Fellowship, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY, 1992

BIBLIOGRAPHY (*reviews)
Ellery Akers, Practicing the Truth, Autumn House Press, 2015
Ellery Akers, Sarah’s Waterfall, Safer Society Press, 2009
*Mark St. John Erickson, Daily Press, June 19, 2005
*Shari Bledsoe, The Virginia Gazette, February 9, 1994
Ellery Akers, Knocking on the Earth, Wesleyan University Press, 1989

EDUCATION
San Francisco State University, M.A. honors, San Francisco, CA, 1974
Harvard University, B.A. cum laude, Cambridge MA, 1967