Santa Clara University

Department of Art and Art History
Phone: (408) 554-1779
Location: Fine Arts Building
Room number: Fine Arts J

Don Fritz

Associate Professor

Educational Background

1978 M.F.A., Sculpture, Ceramics, University of California, Davis, California
1976 B.F.A., Printmaking, Sculpture, University of California, Santa Cruz, California
1975 B.A. with honors, Painting, University of California, Santa Cruz, California

Teaching Experience

2007- 11
Santa Clara University, Assistant Professor, (basic and advanced ceramics) 

2002-07
Santa Clara University, Lecturer: ceramics, drawing, mixed media, basic and advanced painting

2002-07-09
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, Colorado, Instructor, Guest artist

2001
University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecturer: ceramics, drawing, painting, mixed media

2001
University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecturer: beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing

1990- 02
University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecturer: beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing, ceramic sculpture, painting, mixed media

1999
California College of Arts and Crafts Instructor: ceramics 

1994-99
Monterey Peninsula College, Instructor: drawing and mixed media

1994-98
Monterey Peninsula College, Instructor: ceramic sculpture 

1988-98
Children's Art Foundation, Instructor: ceramic sculpture drawing and painting

1986-96
Santa Cruz Public Schools (S.P.E.C.T.R.A.) Instructor: painting and drawing

1994
Santa Clara University, Instructor: drawing and ceramic sculpture

1993
Santa Clara University, Instructor: painting

1992-93
Henry Street Settlement, New York City, New York, Instructor: experimental art 

1990
Monterey Peninsula College, Instructor: design

1989
University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecturer: ceramic sculpture 

1988-92
University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecturer: painting 

1988-90
University of California, Santa Cruz, Lecturer: visual fundamentals

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2015
“Atomic Icons”, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Lexicon” Gallery IMA, Seattle Washington

2013
“Turgid Flux, Coastal Eddy Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2012
“Mythos, Patrones Y Obsesiones” Galaria Angela Peralta Mazatlan, Sinaloa. December 

2011
“Candy Cane” Homey Gallery, Chicago Illinois

2010
“Nuevas Mitologias” Mazatlan Museum, Sala Carlos Bueno, Mazatlan Sinaloa, Mexico. 
“Nuevas Mitologias” San Blas Cultural Center, San Blas Nayarite, Mexico.

2009
“Deja Vu” Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery, Culver City, California. 

2008
“Kelly and Don Exhibition”, Yeongcheon/City Santa Clara City, Art Exchange Exhibition, May 2008
Yeongcheon Art Studio. May 13-26
Banasil Cultural Center. May 15-26
        Gallery Godo. May 14-20

“New Ceramics”, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, California“Recuerdos”, Mazatlan Museum, Mazatlan, Mexico

2006
“Selected Works”, Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, California

2005  
“Wonderland”, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, California

2004
“Circa”, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, California

2003
“Allegories”, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, Washington
“Transparency”, Tapio Gallery, Sapporo Japan

2001
“Open Studios 2001”, Santa Cruz, California

2000
"Little Cowboy", Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California
"New American Painting", Tapio Gallery, Sapporo, Japan

1999
"Souvenirs", Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1997
"Apple Pie", Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

1994
D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, California

1993
“California Art”, Art Amon, Tokyo, Japan
Sakura Gallery, Otaru, Japan

1989
Allegra Gallery, San Jose, California

1988
Porter College, University of California, Santa Cruz, California

1987
Freight Door Gallery, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

1986
Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, California

1983
Art Center, Santa Cruz, California

1982
Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, California

1981
Cedar Street Gallery, Santa Cruz, California

Group Exhibitions

2015
"Local Color”, Aticama Cultural Center, Nayarit Mexico

“Laluzapalooza” , La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

“The Art Of Painting”, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

“Passing The Baton”, ,Sierra College, Rockland California

“30 Sculptors”, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2014
"Sin Agua Sin Vida”, Galeria Ajolote, Guadalajara, Mexico 

5th Annual “Art of Painting in the 21st Century”, Natsuolas Gallery, Davis, California

“Laluzapalooza”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

25th Annual California Conference for Advancement of Ceramic Art, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California.

“Thought Bubbles” Invitational Enrique Chagoya, Petra Valentova, Don Fritz, Rhombus Space Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

“An Eclectic Grouping”, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, California 

2013
4th Annual “Art of Painting in the 21st Century”, Natsuolas Gallery, Davis, California

24th Annual California Conference for Advancement of Ceramic Art, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California.

“Laluzapalooza”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

“Coaster Show Invitational” La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

“Figurative Art”, Luna Gallery, Mazatlan, Mexico 

“Big Names. Small Art”, Crocker Kingsley Art Museum, Sacramento, California 

“Sin Agua Sin Vida”, Mazatlan Contemporary Museum, Sinaloa Mexico 

2012
“27th Annual Hospitality House Art Auction”, San Francisco, California

“18th Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala”, Palm Springs, California

Jacob’s Heart Children’s Hospital: “The 17th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala”, Santa Cruz, California

“Show & Tell, The Art of Pop Culture,” Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, California.

23rd Annual California Conference for Advancement of Ceramic Art, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California.

3rd  Annual “Art of Painting in the 21st Century”, Natsuolas Gallery, Davis, California

La Luz a Palooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

“Mitos, Patrones y Obsesiones”, Galleria Angela Peralta, Mazatlan 

2011
“La Luz de Jesus 25”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

“Wet Art” Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser, Santa Cruz, California.

“Chain Letter “ Shosona Wayne Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, California

“SF Fine Art Fair: Modern and Contemporary Art”, Sandra Lee Gallery, Fort Mason, California.

“Curious Association”, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, California. 

“Feedback” Arts alumni exhibition. Porter College Faculty Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz

“Ultra-Sweet, azucar y cosas de ninos”, Jesus Gallardo Gallery, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

2nd Annual “Art of Painting in the 21st Century”, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California. 

“30 Ceramic Sculptors”, CCACA 22nd Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art”, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California  

“Go Figure”, invitational figurative group show, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, California

“Cartoon Network Exhibition”, Cartoon Network, Los Angeles, California. 

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California. 

“Gala Exhibition and Fund Raiser”, Triton Museum. Santa Clara, California

Jacob’s Heart Children’s Hospital: The 16th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala, Santa Cruz, California

32nd Annual Anderson Ranch Art Auction” Aspen, Colorado

“Show & Tell, The Art of Building”, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, California

“The Arneson Legacy”, Blue Line Gallery. Roseville, California 

“The Bird House Exhibition”, James Kaneko Gallery. American River Community College, Sacramento, California 

26th Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, San Francisco, California

2010
“Day of the Dead International Exhibition”, Mazatlan Museum, Main Gallery, Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.  

“Child’s World”, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California. 

“Surf City Santa Cruz: A Wave of Inspiration”, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

“Earth Bound”, City Windows Gallery, San Jose, California. 

19th Annual Stars Art Action, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California. 

“First Annual Santa Clara Faculty Exhibition”, Santa Clara University Learning Commons, Santa Clara, California. 

“Group Show”, Bill Gould Design Art and Architecture, San Jose, California. 

“On Sight/In Sight and Just In”, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California. 

“A Seed Planted: a Tribute to Robert Arneson”, Davis Art Center, Tsao Gallery, Davis, California. 

“30 Ceramic Sculptures”, CCACA 21st Annual Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

“The Art of Painting in the 21st Century”, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California. 

“Go Figure”, invitational figurative group show, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, California. 

31st Annual Anderson Ranch Art Auction, Aspen, Colorado

“ICA’S 29th Annual Fall Auction”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose California

25th Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, San Francisco, California

“Keeping Art Alive”, Annual Art Auction, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California. 

2009
“Beyond Eden Art Fair”, Barnsdall Art Park, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California

“30 Ceramic Sculptors”, CCACA 20th Annual Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

“The Art Object Gallery”, San Jose, California

“Showmee Festival” Jana Center. Seoul, Korea

“Deja Vu”, Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery. Culver City, California

“Good Ol Days” Hespe Gallery” San Francisco, California

30th Annual Ranch Art Auction” Aspen, Colorado

“Sculpture Is ’09 PVAC/ “Pajaro Valley arts Council”, Watsonville, California

“Gala Exhibition and Fund Raiser”, Triton Museum. Santa Clara, California

18th Annual Stars Art Action, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California.

Jacobs Heart Children’s Hospital: The 14th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala, Santa Cruz, California

“ICA’S 28th Annual Fall Auction”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

24th Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, San Francisco, California

“ARAC@AAM: Ranch Arts Center At The Aspen Art Museum” Anderson Ranch, Aspin, Colorado. October 31 – December 7, 2008

2008
"Kelly and Don Exhibition”, Yeongcheon/City Santa Clara City, Art Exchange Exhibition, May 2008
Yeongcheon Art Studio. May 13-26
Banasil Cultural Center. May 15-26 
Gallery Godo. May 14-20

“New Ceramics”, Julie Baker Fine Art, Grass Valley, California

“ICA’S 27th Annual Fall Auction”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

“Open Studios, Santa Cruz, California

17th Annual Stars Art Action, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California.

“Eccentric Image”, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California

“War Show”, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 

“Art For Art”, Mill Gallery, Santa Cruz, California

29th Annual Anderson Ranch Art Auction” Aspen, Colorado. 

“Mass Consumption”, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

“Gallery Artist Group Show”, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

“Show & Tell, The Art of Vision”, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, California

23rd Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, San Francisco, California

2007
“Experience Teaches”: Santa Clara University”, Art Faculty Exhibition, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California

“Nor-Cal Clay”, Freight Door Gallery, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

“Bridge Art Fair”, Billy Shire Fine Art, London, England

“Bridge Art Fair”, Billy Shire Fine Art, Miami Beach, Florida

“Scope Chicago”, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, California 

“Show & Tell: The Art Of Harmony”, Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, California

“Time And Place” Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

16th Annual Stars Art Action, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California.

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

28th Annual Anderson Ranch Art Auction, Aspen, Colorado

22nd Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, San Francisco, California

2006
“Bridge Art Fair”, Billy Shire Fine Art, Miami Beach, Florida

“ART LA”, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, California

“Scope Chicago”, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, California

“International Art Exposition”, San Francisco, California

“Painting, Faculty Works”, Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, California

“666, Beat the Devil”, Drawing Invitational, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

15th Annual Stars Art Action, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California.

“Inaugural Group Exhibition”, Homey Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

“Chicago Art Exhibition”, Julie Baker Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

27th Annual Anderson Ranch Art Auction, Aspen, Colorado 

21st Annual Hospitality House Art Auction, San Francisco, California

2005
“Inaugural Group Exhibition”, Billy Shire Gallery, Culver City, California

“Faculty Exhibition”, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, Colorado

“Funnel Cake Fantasy”, Roshambo Gallery, Healdsburg, California

“Emerging Artist’s Exhibition”, Julie Baker Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

14th Annual Stars Art Action, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California.

“International Art Expo”, Julie Baker Gallery, San Francisco, California

“Faculty Works”, Freight Door gallery, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

2004
“Scope”, Julie Baker Fine Art, Los Angeles, California

“50 Year Anniversary Exhibition”, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Hard Candy”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

"Lazy Days”," Julie Baker Fine Arts, Grass Valley, California

“International Art Expo”, Julie Baker Gallery, San Francisco, California

“Chicago International Art Expo”, Navy Pier, Julie Baker Fine Art, Chicago, Illinois

“Group Show”, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“Deep Focus”, Art Object Gallery, San Jose, California

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

2003
“Faculty Exhibition”, Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

“International Art Expo”, Julie Baker Gallery, San Francisco, California

“Group Show”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"Pacific Rim Art Now", Otaru Museum, Hokkaido, Japan

“Ceramic Show”, Roshambo Gallery, Healdsburg California

“Everything but the Kitchen Sink”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

2002
“Faculty Exhibition”, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snow Mass, Colorado

"Playground", Julie Baker Fine Arts, Grass Valley, California

"1000 Clowns", Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

“Affordable Art Fair”, New York, New York

“International Art Expo”, Robert Berman Gallery, San Francisco, California

"In Toon with the Times", Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California

"Un-Commercial Art by Commercial Artists", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

2001
“Chicago International Art Fair”, Catherine Clark Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

“Ocean Festival 2001”, Pajaro Valley Arts Center, Watsonville, California

“Art for New York, c/o Focus on AIDS Foundation”, Butterfields, Los Angeles, California

“Juried All Media Exhibition 2001”, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

“21st Annual Fall Auction”, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

"Faculty Works", Sesnon Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

"Life from Clay", San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

"This is Not a Book", San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

"Un-commercial Art by Commercial Artists", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

"Hospitality House, Art Auction", Braunstein/Quay Gallery and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000
"Pacific Rim Art Now", Otaru Museum, Hokkaido, Japan

"Luck of the Draw", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California

“International Art Expo”, Robert Berman Gallery, San Francisco, California

"Piecing it Together, A Visual Journal", Santa Cruz Museum, Santa Cruz, California

"Un-Commercial Art by Commercial Artists," La Luz de Jesus, Hollywood, California

"Mystery Ball", Auction Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, California

"Strange Attractors," collaboration, San Francisco Play Writers Association, San Francisco, California

“Art Document 2000”, Otaru Museum, Hokkaido, Japan

“Hospitality House Art Auction”, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

1999
|“Ceramic Sculpture Installation”, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, California 

"Bob Arneson and Friends", Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

"Works on Paper", Forrest Scott Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey 

"California Drawing", Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California 

"International Art Expo", Robert Berman and Catherine Clark Galleries, San Francisco, California 

"Piecing It Together: A Visual Journal", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California 

"Ceramics", Virginia Brier, San Francisco, California 

"The Child Within: Innocence and Anxiety in Contemporary Art", The Chase Foundation, Louise Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California 

“Group Exhibition”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Hollywood, California 

"Spinal Epidermal, Please", Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California, La Luz De Jesus, Hollywood, California 

1998
"Toy Show", D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, California

"Everybody Loves A Clown, Baby, Why Don't You?” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, California

"S.O.F.A." (Sculptural Objects and Fine Art), Navy Pier, Kumer/Winfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

"San Francisco International Art Exhibition", Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

“Group Exhibition”, Stewart Kumer Gallery, Gualala, California

“Group Show”, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"Small Works", Hayward Community College, Hayward, California

"Tweakville", Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

1997
"Time and Place: Fifty Years of Santa Cruz Studio Ceramics", Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

"Grins, Humor and Whimsy in Contemporary Art", Millard Sheets Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"S.O.F.A." (Sculptural Objects and Fine Art), Navy Pier, Kumer/Winfield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

"Pacific Rim '97", Otaru Museum, Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan

"Toys", D.P. Fong Gallery, San Jose, California

1996
"Time and Place: Fifty Years of Santa Cruz Ceramics", The Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, California

KTEH, brochure, November 1996. Print. Image: [“Rooster Flight” ceramic book]. 

"21st Century Tiki", La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

"Screen Memories", K. and E. Gallery, New York City, New York

"Consumption", Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

"Triton Art Fair", Triton Hotel, San Francisco, California

1995
"Black and White", Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, California

"KTEH Art Auction", Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California

1994
"Flights of Fancy", Pope Gallery, Santa Cruz, California

"Moore Art", Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California

“D.P. Fong Gallery”, San Jose, California

"Pacific Rim Art Now," Otaru Museum, Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan

1993
"Exquisite Corpse", Drawing Center, New York City, New York

“101 Wooster”, New York City, New York

“O.I.A. Gallery”, New York City, New York

1992
“C.B. Gallery”, New York City, New York

1991
“Morphos Gallery”, San Francisco, California

"Bob Arneson Invitational", Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

"Pacific Rim Art Now", Otaru Museum, Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan

“Jal Plaza Exhibition”, Sapporo, Japan

"California Clay", Artery Gallery, Davis, California

"Thirty Years of T.B.9", Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

1990
"Art Document-90 Hokkaido", Sapporo Museum, Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan

"New California Painting", Gallery Laranne, Tokyo, Japan

"Collecting With a Passion", San Jose State University, San Jose, California

"Tropical Topics", Monterey Museum, Monterey, California

1988
"Exemplary Contemporary", University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

"22nd Biennial Exhibition", University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

1987
“Himovitz Soloman Gallery”, Sacramento, California

1986
"Eccentric Image", Ek'ymose Museum, Bordeaux, France

1985
“Works Gallery”, San Jose, California

"Santa Cruz Museum Annual", Santa Cruz, California

"Wonder", Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California

1983
"Beyond Words", San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

1982
"Sculptors at UC Davis, Past and Present", Pence Gallery, Davis, California

1981
"A Critical Viewpoint", Heller Gallery, Berkeley, California

1980
"Eccentric Representation", Barbara Toll Gallery, New York City, New York

Permanent Collections (artwork acquisitions)

John Loring Emeritus Design Director Tiffany & Co
.
De Saisset Museum, “Playground” Permanent Collection, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

Crocker Art Museum, “Clowns World” Permanent Collection, Sacramento, 

California

Shields Library, “California Modern” University of California Davis, David California

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York

Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, Washington

Nicholas Cage, Actor, Los Angeles, California

Jim Carrey, Actor, Los Angeles, California

Cindy Miscikowski and Doug Ring, Los Angeles, California

Bob Arneson, Artist, Benicia, California

City Hall, Younchoen City, Korea

Otaru Museum, Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan

Mark Ryden, Artist, Pasadena, California

Howard Tullman, Chicago Illinois

Miklos Forman, Director, Los Angeles, California

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California

David Gilhooley, Artist, Davis, California

Gerald Brett, Language Pacifica Director, San Francisco, California

Hiromie Ai, Art Amon Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Publications and Citations

2013
“Clay Trippers” California: METRO Newspaper. 2013. Print. Image: [“Gift”, Raku Fired Ceramic]

“Sin Agua, Sin Vida”

2012
“Exponen Dos Estilos” Mexico: Noroeste.com. 2012. Online. Image: [“Wolf”, “Shot in the Back”, “Cowboy” Mural, Mixed Media Drawings] 

“3rd Annual Art of Painting in the 21st century” California: John Natsoulas Press. 2012. Print. Image: [“Spank”, Mixed Media Painting] 

“30 Ceramic Sculptors”. California: Natsoulas Press, 2012. Print. Image: [“Atomic Robot 2” Raku Fired Ceramic]

“Show and Tell, The Art of Pop Culture,” Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles, California.

2011

Books
Janice S. Gore, “La Luz de Jesus 25: The Little Gallery That Could,” Los Angeles: La Luz de Jesus Press. 2011. Print. Image: [“Burro de Amor” Mixed Media Painting]. 

Hemachandra, Ray. “500 Raku”.New York: Lark Books, 2011. Print. Image: [“Atomic Iron”, Raku fired ceramic.  

“30 Ceramic Sculptors”. California: Natsoulas Press, 2011. Print. Image: [“Atomic Robot”, Raku fired ceramic].

Newspaper
Dalkey, Victoria. “Make Time for 5 Exhibits of Note”. Sacramento, California: Sacramento Bee, 11 March 2011. Print. Image: [“Strong Arm”, mixed media drawing]

Catalog
“Creative Growth”. Santa Clara: Santa Clara University. 2011. Print. Image: [“Bowling Pin” Raku Fired Ceramic, “Robot” Raku Fired Ceramic, “Lexicon” Raku Fired Ceramic, “Pinnocchio” Mixed Media Painting, “Floppo” Mixed Media Painting]

“Anderson Ranch: Annual Auction”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, 2011. Print. Image: [“New Man”, mixed media painting on paper].  

Online Publications
Ramirez, Leonardo. “Ultra Sweet: Azucar Y Cosas de Ninos”. January 2011. Web. Image [“La Chica Perdida”, “Castigado” mixed media drawings]

“Anne & Marks Art Party 2011”. 25 October 2011.Web. Image: [“Floppo” mixed media painting].  

Suzanne Williams. “La Luz de Jesus: Los Angeles Contemporary Art World Artists”,Coagula Art Journal. 30 October 2011. Web. Image: [“Burro” mixed media painting].

2010

Books
“The Art of Painting in the 21st Century”. California: John Natsoulas Press, 2010. Print. Image: [“Levity”, “Countdown” mixed media painting]. 

“23rd Annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors”. California: John Natsoulas Press, 2010. Print. Image: [“Atomic Iron”, Raku Fired Ceramic] 

Newspaper
Guardado, Hector. “Caracturas que hancen pensar”. Sinaloa, Mexico: Noreste,10 October 2010. Print. Image: [“Dia en la Vida” mixed media drawing]. 

Ordaz, Arcelia. “Las‘Nuevas Mitologias’ de Don Fritz”. Sinaloa, Mexico: Concepto101, October 2010. Print. Image: [“Burro” mixed media drawing, “Sueno De Conejo Blanco” mixed media drawing, “Paiso”, mixed media drawing, “Castigado”, mixed media drawing, “Dia en la Vida”, mixed media drawing].

Catalog
“Anderson Ranch: Annual Auction 2010”. Snow Mass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation. 2010. Print. Image: [“Birthday Book”, Raku fired ceramic]. 

Online Publications
Loaeza, Dania. “Fritz Ensena Mitologias”, Debate.com, 11 October 2010. Web. Image: [“Dia en la Vida” mixed media drawing]. 

“On Sight/In Sight and Just In”, de Saisset Museum. 15 January 2010.  Web. Image: [“Playground” mixed media painting].  

Learmonth, Stephanie. “Child’s World”. Santa Clara, California: Triton Museum, 1 March 2010. Web. Image: [“Sky is falling” mixed media painting]. 

“A Seed Planted: A Tribute To Robert Arneson”. California: Davis Art Center, 2010. Print. Text.

Announcement Cards
“Nuevas Mitologias 2010”. Maztlan, Mexico, 2010. Print (Banner). Image:[ “Pinocchio”, mixed media drawing, “La Vida”, mixed media drawing, “Cada Pero Necesita Un Hueso”, mixed media drawing]. 

2009

Books
Song, Chang Soo. “Showmee Festival”. Jana Center, Seoul, Korea: May 2009. Print. Images: [“Modern Minhwa” pastel drawings]. 

“The Santa Clara Review” Page 45, Volume 96 No.1, Santa Clara: Santa Clara University, 2009. Print. Image: [“Play”, raku fired ceramic].  

Fritz, Don. “Exploring Pop Culture Through Mixed Media”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, 27 July 2009. Print. Images: [“Monkey” mixed media painting. Print. Image: “Boy in Red Shorts” mixed media painting]. 

Other Periodicals
“A Peek into What Experience Teaches”. Santa Clara, California: Art Post, Winter 2009. Print. Image: [“Mom Book”, raku fired ceramic]. 

“Open Studio Art Tour”. Santa Cruz: Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, 2009. Print. Image: [“Puzzle Piece”, raku fired ceramic].

“Annual Report”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, 2009. Print. Image: [“Ring of Fire, Pot of Gold”, mixed media painting]. 

Endo, Tasia, “A Peek Into What Experience Teaches”. Santa Clara: Art Post, Winter 2009. Print. Image: [“Mom Book”, raku fired ceramic].

Catalog
“Exploring Pop Culture Through Mixed Media”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, 10 May 2009. Print. Image: [“Underwater” mixed media painting]. 

“Anderson Ranch Annual Art Auction”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, 2009. Print. Image: [“Offering” raku fired ceramic]. 

Online Publications
Goodwin-Guerrero, Erin. “Don Fritz Pushes the Margins.” ARTSHIFT, 27 August 2009. Web. Images: [‘Day in the Life”, mixed media drawing, “Girl Next Door”, mixed media painting, “Kawaii”, mixed media painting,  “Barbie”, mixed media painting, “Genkie Girls”, mixed media drawing].

Edwin, Bruce. “The Good Ol Days Are Here Again”, The Hollywood Sentinel, 10 June 2009. Web. Images: [“Girl’s World” mixed media painting]. 

Kropoth, Phil. “Art: Cathy Bleck, Don Fritz, and Jenn Porreca”. Flavorpill: Your Culture Guide, Culver City, California. August 2009. Web. 

“Déjà Vu” Artist Day. 8 Sept. 2009. Web. Image: [“Spring”, “The Sky is Falling”]. 

“Déjà Vu”. Los Angeles Times Entertainment, Summer Hot List.  28 July 2009.Web 

“Culver City News and Announcements Cathy Bleck, Don Fritz, Jenny Porreca at Billy Shire Fine Arts”. Americantowns.com.28 July 2009. Web. 

“Déjà Vu”. Real Reason. August 2009. Web. 

“Slide Lecture Presented by Matt Long, Don Fritz and Amy Stein”. Aspen Daily News Online. 28 July 2009. Web. 

“People”. Louie-Meager Art Gallery: Ohlone College, 9 Jan. 2009. Web. Image: [“The Sky is Falling”, “Fairy Tail”].  

2008

Books
Stern, Kate. “Show & Tell – The Art of Vision”. Page 4, Canada: Jeffery Alec Communications. April-June 2008. Print. Image: [“Hawk Eye” mixed media ceramics].

Newspapers
Martin, Krista. “Art for Art”. Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Good Times, 4 June 2008. Print. Image: [“Wonderland”, (Mixed Media Drawing]. 

“Que Ver en el Museo”. Sinaloa, Mexico: Noreste, 2 May 2008. Print. Image: [“Teachers Pet” mixed media drawing].  

“Que Ver, Manana en el Mueso De Arte: Don Fritz”. Page 16. Sinaloa, Mexico: El Sol de Mazatlan, May 1 2008. Print. Image: [“California Modern” Mixed Media Painting]. 

“PLASTICA. La muestra sera en el Mueso de Arte”. Page 18. Sinaloa, Mexico: El Debate, Friday May 2, 2008. Print. Image:[“Forgotten Day” Ceramic]. 

“Mostrara al Publico Parte de sus Recuerdos”. Sinaloa, Mexico: Noreste, May 1, 2008. Print. Image: [“California Modern” Mixed Media Painting].

“Recuerdos: Mazatlan Museum”. Sinaloa, Mexico: Noreste, May 4, 2008. Print. Image: [“Dreamer” Mixed Media Drawing].

Guardado, Hector, “Cuestiona con sus recuerdos”. Page 14.  Sinaloa, Mexico: El Debate, May 3, 2008. Print. Image: [“Wonderland” Mixed Media Drawing].  

Trazos del pasado”. Sinaloa, Mexico: El Debate, 4 May 2008. Print. Photographs of artist with work in gallery. 

“Que Ver? Este Mes En El Mueso De Arte”. Page 14. Sinaloa, Mexico: El Sol de Mazatlan, May 8, 2008. Print. Image: [“Stroller” ceramic puzzle piece, various ceramic books, Raku fired Ceramic]. 

“Recuerdos del pintor Don Fritz”. Sinaloa, Mexico: Viejo Mazatlan, 2008. Print. Image: [“Garden”, mixed media drawing]. 

Catalog
Hwa Kim, Jung. Seok Kang, Hong. “Kelly & Don Exhibition”. Youngcheon City, Korea: Santa Clara City Art Exchange Exhibition. 13 May 2008. Print. Images: [Many paintings, drawings, ceramics].

“ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch Arts Center At The Aspen Art Museum”. Aspen, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, 31 October 2008. Print. Image: [“Ring of Fire, Pot of Gold” mixed media painting]. 

Other Publications
“Anderson Ranch Art Center Annual Report”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, May 2008. Print. Image: [“Ring of Fire, Pot of Gold” mixed media painting].

Online Publications
Tullman, Howard. “Hind Sight” Collectors Blog. 23 March 2008. Web. Image: [Stroller” raku fired ceramic, “Humpty” Raku fired ceramic, “ Secret” raku fired ceramic]. 

Goodwin-Guerro, Erin, “Childhood Deceptions, Don Fritz in Mexico and Korea”. ARTSHIFT. May 2008. Web. Images: [“Bobbie Sox” mixed media painting, ”Ubber Boy”, mixed media painting, “Little Cow Boy” mixed media painting, “Explorer” mixed media drawing, “Consumption” mixed media drawing, “Mom” Raku fired ceramic book]. 

Announcement Cards
“Kelly & Don Exhibition” Yeongcheon City: Santa Clara City Art Exchange Exhibition, 2008. Print. Image: Large poster with image and banner with text advertising exhibitions. [“Red Phone” Raku fired ceramic].

2007

Other Periodicals
Fischer, Zane. “Poker, Pasticcio and Possibility: ART Santa Fe”. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Art LTD. August 4, 2008. Print. Image: [“Father”, mixed media painting].

Catalog
“Show & Tell – The Art of Harmony”. Los Angeles, California: Zimmer Children’s Museum, April 30-June 2007 Print. Image: [“Pinocchio” raku fired ceramic.

Kinezel, Karen, “Experience Teaches”. Pages 12-13. Santa Clara, California: De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, 2007. Print. Image: [“Lexicon”, “Mom Book”, “Emergency Telephone” Raku fired ceramic].

2006

Online Publications
“Dick and Jane Re-Cast”. Mountain View, California: Mountain View Voice, 10 April 2006. Print. 

2005

Other Periodicals
M Nostalgia With a Twist”. Sherman Oaks, California: Lifescapes Publishing, October 2005. Print. Image: [“Playground”]. 

NWP Beck, John. “Another Artsy Spectacle at Roshambo Winery”. Sonama, California: Press Democrat, April 2005. Print. Image: [“Mom’s World” Raku fired ceramic]. 

M“Wonderland”. New York, New York: Art Forum International Magazine, October 2005. Print. Image: [”Playground”]. 

M “Wonderland”. New York, New York: Art in America Magazine, June 2005. Print. Image: [“Playground”].  

2004

Newspaper Magazine
Baker, Julie, “Circa 1950”, Art Contemporaries Magazine, April 2003. Print. Image: [“Sci-Fi Cowboy” pastel, charcoal, gesso, paper].

Thurman, Judith. “Before & After: John Loring in West Palm Beach”. New York, New York: Architectural Digest, October 2003. Print, Image: [“Fighting Boys”, “Boy Eating Sandwich”]. 

Other Periodicals
Dalkey, Victoria. “Edging Back”, Sacramento, California: Sacramento Bee, May 2004. Print.

Catalog
“Don Fritz and Marnie Spencer at Julie Baker Fine Art”, California: Art Week, July-August 2004. Print. Image: [“Playground”]. 

2003

Book
“Santa Clara Review (Cover)” Santa Clara, California: Santa Clara University, 2003. Print. Image: [“Father” mixed media drawing]. 

Magazine
“New Ceramics: Juxtapoz Magazine” California: High Speed Productions, March 2004. Print. Images: [“Saw” “Running Girl ‘ Raku fired ceramic].

Other Periodicals
“Allegories Exhibition”. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Magazine, 2 January 2003. Print. Image: [“Green Tent” mixed media painting, “Red Phone” Raku fired ceramic]. 

Catalog
“Pacific Rim Art Now 2003”. Hokkaido, Japan. 2003. Print. Image: [“Humpty Dumpty” Raku fired ceramic].

“Anderson Ranch Annual Art Auction”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation, May 2003. Print, Image: [“Lost Boy” mixed media painting]. 

2002

Magazine
“Playground Exhibition”. Sacramento, California: Sacramento Magazine, January 2002. Print. Image: ["Little Cowboy," painting].

Catalog
“Palo Alto Cultural Center”. Palo Alto, California, January 2002. Print. Images: ["In Toon with Time”, "Rebus," Raku fired ceramic].

“Anderson Ranch Arts Center”. Snowmass, Colorado: AndersonRanch Arts Foundation. July 2002. Print. Image: ["California Post-Modern” mixed media painting].  

Announcement Cards
“Tuesday Night Artist Lecture Series”. San Jose, California: San Jose State University. 2002. Print. Image: ["Rocket Ships and Roller Skates" pastel on paper]. 

2001

Other Periodicals
“This Is Not A Book" California: Art Week, March 2001. Print. Image.

"Fictitious Identities", San Jose, California: San Jose Metro, 29 March 2001. Print. Image.

“Faculty Works” San Jose, California: San Jose Metro, April 2001. Print. Image: ["Red Phone" Raku fired ceramic]. 

“Books That Are Not Books". San Jose, California: San Jose Mercury News, 8 April 2001. Print. Image: [Book, Raku fired ceramic] 

“Ocean Festival". Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz Metro, May 2001. Print. Image: [“Underwater” mixed media painting]. 

“Faculty Works”, Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 2001. Print, Image: ["Ring of Fire, Pot of Gold" painting]. 

"Picture This", Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz Metro, June 2001. 

2000

Other Periodicals
“Piecing It Together: A Visual Journal”, San Jose, California: San Jose Museum Newsletter, January 2000. Print. Image: ["Explorer” mixed media painting]. 

“San Jose Mercury”, San Jose, California: San Jose Mercury, 12 November 2000. Print. Image: [“Mama Chicken” Raku fired ceramic].

Catalog
“Pacific Rim:Art Now” Otaru Museum, Japan, July 2000. Print. Image: ["New World" drawing]. 

Announcement Cards
"Life from Clay" San Jose, California: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, October 2000. Print Image: [ Mama Chicken” Raku fired ceramic]. 

1999

Other Periodicals
“On The Fritz” San Jose, California: San Jose Metro, 6 October 1999. Print. Image: ["Nuclear Family" mixed media painting].

“On the Fritz," Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz Metro, 6 Oct. 1999. Print. Image: [“Boys Life” mixed media painting].   

Catalog
“The Child Within: Innocence and Anxiety in Contemporary Art” The Chase Foundation, Louise Stern Fine Arts, 29 April 1999. Print. Image: ["Seed" mixed media painting]. 

1998

Books
"New American Painting". Wellesley, Massachusetts: Open Studios, 1996. Print. Image: [“Reminiscence” “Rocket Ships and Roller Skates”]. 

Other Periodicals
"Clowning Around with a Cliché”. Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Times, 15 Sept. 1998. Print. Image: [“Clown” mixed media painting]. 

Catalog
Hunt, David, “Tweakville Reflections”. San Francisco, California: Catherine Clark Gallery, 6 July 1998. Review. Print. Image: [“Ko-gal” mixed media drawing]. 

Announcement Cards
“Life From Clay" San Jose, California: San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, October 1998. Print. Image: ["Mama Chicken” Raku fired ceramic]. 

1997

Magazine 
Porges, Maria. “San Francisco Fax”. Santa Monica, California: Art Issues, October 1997. Print. Image: [“Rocket Ships and Roller Skates”]. 

Other Periodicals
“Toys”. San Jose, California: San Jose Mercury, December 1997 Print. Image: ["Momma Chicken"  Raku fired ceramic].  

Catalog
“Sculptural Objects and Fine Art”. 1997. Print. Image: ["Book" ceramic sculpture].

“Pacific Rim Art Now '97”. Otaru Museum, Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan. 1997. Print. Image: [“Father” mixed media drawing].

Announcement Cards
“Grins, Humor and Whimsy in Contemporary Art”. Los Angeles, California: Millard Sheets Gallery, 1997. Print. Image: [“Time” mixed media painting]. 

“New California Painting”. Sapporo, Japan: Tapio Gallery, August 1997. Print. Image: [“Geisha Girl” mixed media drawing]

1996

Brochure
KTEH, brochure, November. Print. Image: [“Rooster Flight” ceramic book]. 

1995

Catalog
Burkhart, Dorothy, “More Art, The Vision and Influence of Russel Moore”. Los Gatos California: Montalvo Art Center, 10 December 1995. Print. Image: [“Pacific Rim” mixed media drawing].

1994

Newspaper
Blumberg, Mark, "Two Tales: Don Fritz and Kelly Detweiler Visualize Off Beat Stories". San Jose, California: San Jose Metro, 17 Feb.1994. Print. Image: [“Shaman and Pacific Rim” mixed media drawing]. 

1993

Newspaper
"Toys Review". San Jose, California: San Jose Mercury News, 1993. Print.  

Catalog
“S.O.F.A. Exhibition”. Chicago, Illinois: Kumer/Winfield Gallery, 1993. Print.

1991

Books
“Thirty Years of T.B.9”. Davis, California: Natsoulas Gallery, 8 June 1991. Print. Image: [“Clay Tablet” Raku fired ceramic]. 

Catalog
“Pacific Rim Art Now '91”. Otaru City, Hokkaido, Japan: Otaru Museum, 1991. Print. Images: [“Self Portrait”, “optimistic Existentialist” mixed media drawings]. 

1990

Books
“Art Document 1990 Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art”. Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan: Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 4 March 1990. Print. Images: [“Car Paintings”]. 

Other Periodicals
Waters, Christina, “On the Fritz”. Monterey, California: The Monterey Bay Monthly, February 1990. Print. Images: [“Hunter” mixed media painting]. 

1989

“Collecting with a Passion, Gerald Brett”. catalog, 1989. San Jose State University, San Jose, California. Print. Image: [“Blue Boy” oil painting]. 

1988

"Clay Still a Powerful Medium", Monterey Herald, Monterey, California. Print. 1988. 

“Tropical Topics”, Monterey Herald newspaper, October 1988. Print. Image: ["Dangerous Crossings" cast paper]. 

1986

Marechal-Workman, Andree, Eccentric Image, catalog, Ekymose Museum, Bordeaux, France. 1896. Print. Image: [“Zulu Chief” Raku fired ceramic]. 

1984

Waters, Christina, "The Art of Don Fritz", Santa Cruz Sun. Santa Cruz, California 1984. Print. Image: ["Boogie Boy" painting]. 

1982

“Attesting to Pluralism”, Art week, Magazine, November 1982. Print. Image: ["House" painting]. 

“Sculptors at UC Davis - Past and Present”, catalog. Print. Image: [“Untitled” ceramic bas-relief]. 

1979

“Gestures in 2 and 3 Dimensions”. University of California, Berkeley Gallery. Artweek, 3 Nov.1979.Print. Image: ["Totem" ceramic sculpture]. 

 

Awards

 

2007 – 2015     Faculty Student Research Assistant Project, Santa Clara University ($1000)

2014        Dean’s Grant, Beyond Borders, Santa Clara University (1,500)

2013        Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Award, Silicon Valley Art’s Council ($5000)

2012        Thomas Terry Grant, Santa Clara University ($2300)

2011        Arts and Science Award ‘New Mythologies' ($2800)
        
2010-11    Locatelli Junior Faculty Grant ($1288)

2009        Thomas Terry Grant, Santa Clara University ($3750)

2007        Professional Development, Santa Clara University ($5000)

2007        Start Up Funds, Santa Clara University ($5000)
    
2001         Artists Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. ($15,000)

2001         Visiting Artist Project Grant, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado

1997        Artist Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. ($10,000)

1995        Best of Show, Triton Museum-KTEH Art Auction

1993        Japanese Cultural Exchange Grant, travel grant, one month ($5,000)

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