Born in Larchmont, New York.
B.F.A. in Painting, University of Colorado, Boulder.
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco City College, Fort Mason Arts Center, private life drawing group.
"Art of the Toy", Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, juried by Tony Natsoulas.
"Still Life Past Present and Future", Ube Art, Berkeley.
Make it Work, Studio Gallery, San Francisco.
“The State of Painting” Bay Area Painters, ArtWorks, San Rafael, juried.
“Landscape at Risk”, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ, juried.
AXIS 3rd National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento, CA.
Beyond Fiction, Artwork Gallery, San Francisco, juried.
Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA, juried by Phil Linhares.
Best of the West, 11 E Ashland Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, juried.
Fremont Art League Annual, Fremont, CA, juried by William Yokoyama.
Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, juried.
Selections from Open Studio, juried.
Art of Collage and Assemblage, Arts Benicia, juried by Phillip Linhares.
Selections from Open Studio, Academy of Art College Gallery, juried.
California Dreaming, Bayfront Gallery, curated by Phillip Linhares.
“Fixing the Earth,” Badé Museum, Berkeley, juried.
Annual 2D Competition, San Jose Art League, juried.
Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Adrienne Fuzée.
Opts Art, San Francisco, curated by Wallace Gorell.
Invitational, The New England Fine Art Institute, Woburn, MA.
Alligator Gallery at the Bayfront Gallery, San Francisco.
Skyline College Gallery, San Bruno, juried competition.
Gallery Arcade, Old Oakland, juried.
"Fire Art Project", installed at Alta Bates Hospital, juried by City of Oakland.
Works Gallery, San Jose, juried.
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes; curated by Ann Chamberlain.
Annual Bay Area Exhibit, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley; curated.
Marin Society of Artists Open Exhibition.
Sun Gallery and Hayward Area Forum for the Arts, Hayward, juried.
One–three Person Shows
Goodman2 artists, Goodman2 Building, San Francisco.
Carolyn Crampton plein air landscapes, The Sequoia’s, one-person show, San Francisco.
Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, three-person show, curated by Dan Robeski.
WORKS Gallery, San Jose, three-person show.
Inaugural exhibit, Duveen Gallery, Burlingame, CA.
Inaugural exhibit, Azido Arts Gallery, San Francisco, three-person show.
Group Exhibitions, Selected
Spring Allure at Back to the Picture, Valencia Gallery, curated by Martha A. Castrillo.
Artists living on Potrero Hill, San Francisco Public Library Potrero Hill Branch, annually.
ArtSpan satellite show at Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco
"7 After Eve", Artists Television Access, San Francisco, exhibition and performance.
Corporate Art Installation, selected
3COM, San Jose.
Network General Corp, Menlo Park.
3COM Corporation, Santa Clara.
Synopsys, Mountain View.
"American Art Collector 2015", Alcove Books, Berkeley, juried by Howard Eige and Jan Christensen-Heller.
"International Contemporary Artists", Volume 8, I.C.A. Publishing, 2014, juried.
“Open Studios, photos by Vasna Wilson”, Potrero View, December 2013.
“Artists at the Goodman2 Open Studio”, Potrero View, October 2013.
"Women, Trauma and Visual Expression" by Amy Stacey Curtis, WTVE, Portland, ME, 2005.
“The Layoff, Spring Open Studio”, Potrero View, October 2003.
Selections Exhibit Catalog, 1997.
"Whispers" Exhibit Catalog, 1997.
“Fixing the Earth,” Badé Museum catalog, 1994.
“Trees Cause Rain,” Noe Valley Voice, May 1994, p. 11 & 13.
Static Magazine, San Jose, Issue 8, 1993.
Herb Caen, “Monday Mixmeister”, SF Chronicle, San Francisco, April 20,1992.
Art Calendar, San Francisco Bay Guardian, March 7, 1992.
“Artists!,” Vox Art Magazine, Winter, 1991.
"Eight Days A Week", San Francisco Bay Guardian, April 11, 1990 and July 19, 1989.
"Laugh About It" cartoons started on Facebook in 2016 with writer/lawyer Kat Hatz. We expect to turn them into a book when it's all over. Twitter: @Laugh_About_It_, website: Laughaboutitcartoons.wordpress.com
"Ladybird: My Eight Lives", Howell Park Press, 2016
"Dumbunny" by Mary Ann Wolf, Howell Park Press, 2014
"Rabbit Language or 'Are you going to eat that?' ", Howell Park Press, 2006
Web and social media
The Nektar Collection, San Carlos, CA.
Awards & Prizes
Instructor of the Year, and Teacher of the Year, Expression College, 2008.
Fremont Art League Annual, Fremont, CA, juried by William Yokoyama, honorable mention.
Honorable Mention, Whispers Exhibit, Gallery on the Rim, San Francisco, 1997.
Honorable Mention, Shipyard Artists at Sally’s, S.F., curated by Renny Pritikin, 1994.Honorable Mention, Annual 2D Competition, San Jose Art League, 1993.
Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, Instructor, 2013–present.
Expression College, Emeryville, CA, Instructor in Motion Graphic Design program 2004–2016, Landscape Workshop, 2004.
Private art classes, 2013–2014
San Francisco City College Continuing Education, landscape art and still-life painting instructor, 2003–2004.
Monet-for-Day, private instruction, 2001-2005.
Introduction to Design, San Francisco Public School system for the AIGA, 2001.
Organizer for the Hunters Point occasional artist salons, 1994-2017.
Curator for Macromedia Corporate Headquarters Gallery, 1997-1999.
S.F. Women Artists Gallery, newsletter columnist 1993-1997; Emerging Artist Exhibit 1989-1992 (1992-chair).
Seven After Eve, San Francisco, artists club co-founder, 1989-1992.
Crampton working on the Ladybird book at her studio in 2013. Photo by Beppe Sabatini.
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