Still life with Papaya and Rabbit

Still life with Papaya and Rabbit, acrylic on canvas, 30"x40"x2"


Biographical Information

Born in Larchmont, New York.


B.F.A. in Painting, University of Colorado, Boulder.


Continuing Education

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco City College, Fort Mason Arts Center, private life drawing group.

Juried Competitions


"Happiness", Exhibizone, juried online exhibit January through March.


"Hamsters, Hedgehogs, and Hummingbirds", Euphrat Museum, DeAnza College, Cupertino, CA, curated by Diana Argabrite.

4th Street Fine Art Invitational, 4th Street Fine Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

2022 Women, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Los Angeles.


Affordable Art Show, JCO's Art Haus, Los Gatos, physical and online exhibit.


"Advanced", Office of State Senator Scott Wiener, State Building, San Francisco, curated by Joseph Abbati.

"Play Date", FireHouse Art Center/Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA.


Spring Allure at Back to the Picture, Valencia Gallery, curated by Martha A. Castrillo.


"Art of the Toy", Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, juried by Tony Natsoulas.

ArtSpan satellite show at Mission Bowling Club, San Francisco.

"Still Life Past Present and Future", Ube Art, Berkeley.


Make it Work, Studio Gallery, San Francisco.


“The State of Painting” Bay Area Painters, ArtWorks Downtown, San Rafael, juried.

“Landscape at Risk”, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ, juried.

AXIS 3rd National Juried Exhibition, AXIS Gallery, 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, ArtSpan, 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 and three Person Shows


"Conversations in Paint", the work of Carmi/Anaheeda/Crampton at Goodman2 Art Center.


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.


Miscellaneous Group Exhibitions, Selected


"Refusee of the Bay", Voss Gallery and Metalhaus Gallery, online.

Spring, Fall Open Studios, and Holiday Party Shipyard Artists, San Francisco, CA, include ArtSpan Exhibition at Somarts Gallery and printed catalog, and online artist stores. Participated annually since 1988.

Dart for Art charity auction, Lyme Light Foundation, San Mateo Event Center or online exhibit annually since 2016.


Earth Island Initiative Conference Art Show, University of California, Berkeley, CA, online exhibit.


Earth Island Initiative Conference, University of California, Berkeley, CA, online exhibit.


Earth Action Initiative Conference, March 23, 2019, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

57th Annual Neighborhood Art Show, San Francisco Public Library Potrero Hill Branch.


56th Annual Neighborhood Art Show, San Francisco Public Library Potrero Hill Branch.


55th Annual Neighborhood Art Show, San Francisco Public Library Potrero Hill Branch.


54th Annual Neighborhood Art Show, San Francisco Public Library Potrero Hill Branch.


"7 After Eve", Artists Television Access, San Francisco, exhibition and performance.





Art Battle, live painting, won round one.


Corporate Art Installation, selected


Opera Plaza, San Francisco.


3COM, San Jose.


Network General Corp, Menlo Park.

3COM Corporation, Santa Clara.


Synopsys, Mountain View.



"Another Tuneless Racket, Punk and New Wave ub the Seventies, Vol 5: The American Beat West", by Steven H. Gardner, Gardner Press, 2023, mentions my Colorado fanzine "Not New Wave News", and bands, The Profalactics and The Varve, in the "Mountain States Scene" chapter, starting on page 692.

"Animal Attraction" by Diana Argabrite, Cupertino Courier, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, page 5.

Open Studios at the Shipyard, Potrero View, Dragon, Lion, Domo, Snake" image, April 2021.

 "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 for the Resistance, Vol 1" cartoons from 2016 to September 2019. Paperback, 186 pages, black and white, ISBN 978-0979308857, can be ordered from any bookseller. On Facebook, instagram, Twitter: @Laugh_About_It_ ,website: Laughaboutitcartoons.wordpress.com

"Argument Clinic,", a twelve-song music release with "The Insufferables". Crampton included song-writing, guitar, and backing vocals.

"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

cramptonarts.com, artspan.com, mostly rabbit drawings available as prints: daylighted.com

Twitter: @rabbits4ever, @Laugh_About_It_

Instagram accounts: carolynrcrampton and Laugh_About_It_


Public Collections

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.



Academy X, San Francisco, 2017 to 2020.

Bay Media, San Francisco, Instructor, 2013 to 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.


Professional Affiliations

Organizer for the Hunters Point occasional artist salons, 1994-2023.

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.