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​​​​​​​Silvia Trujillo is an artist and an art instructor originally from West Hollywood, California. She began studying art through fashion design in the 1970s, then turned her focus to fine art and painting in the 80s. Studying with a series of notable artist instructors including Wayne Theibaud, Terry Miura, Suchitra Bohsle, and Susan Sarback, Trujillo now continues to expand, experiment, explore, and move in new directions with her creations. 

Trujillo paintings have appeared in the Crocker Art Museum, the California State Capitol-Office of the Governor, and the Haggin Art Museum. Corporate and private collecters throughout North & South America, Asia, and Europe are proud owners of her work.

Silvia travels frequently in search of new landscapes and subjects to paint. One weekend may find her in a remote cabin on the Oregon Coast, the next in Napa Valley. She loves plein air painting; her particular passions are water, earth, sky, fields, and florals. Trujillo lives in Southern Oregon, where she is active in the local art scene. When she isn’t painting or teaching art, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and studying spirituality. 

 

Shows, Awards, & Exhibitions
  • Award of Distinction, Umpqua Plein Air Competition 2016

Office of The Governor Of California

  • Juried Show, “Winter in California”. Sponsored by the California Arts Council, Barry Hessenius, Director.

Crocker Art Museum Annual Art Auction

  • Accepted Artist 2001-2005. Various distinguished jurors.

2000

  • Special Award, Patrons Choice Award & Honorable Mention
    Amador County Art Assn. 18th Annual
    Juror: Carl Vosburgh Miller, AWS WSW
  • Best Use of Color
    CA Arts League Annual Show
    Juror: Dan Peterson, Professor of Art, Modesto JC
  • Honorable Mention
    Chico Art Center Open, “Defining Vessels” National Juried Exhibition
    Juror: David Middlebrook/ Assoc. Art Director, SJSU

1999

  • Best of Show
    Amador County Artists Association 17th Annual Open
    Juror: David Hollowell, Distinguished Artist and Professor of Art/ University of California, Davis.
  • Award of Merit
    The Sacramento Bee 24th Annual Open
    Juror: Patrick Dullanty, Professor of Art & Department Head, CSUS
  • 1st Place: Oil, Impasto, & Acrylic
    California Arts League Annual Open
    Juror: Gerald Boyd, SWA PSWC
  • 1st Place: Oil 
    New Artworks 3rd Annual Open 
    Juror: Greg Kondos, Professor of Art CSUS, Sacramento

1998

  • Award of Merit
    Haggin Museum of Art, Stockton, CA, 47th Annual National Exhibit
    Juror: Gil Dellinger, Distinguished Artist and Professor of Art/ University of the Pacific
  • Award of Excellence
    Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons (WASH)
    Juror: Greg Kondos, Prof of Art, CSUS, Sacramento
  • 2nd Place: Oil
    California Arts League Annual Open
    juror: Pat Smoot, Distinguished Artist