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Tara Sood Resume


2018    MFA     Painting          Academy of Art University (AAU), San Francisco, CA


Painting Series

2022                On A Thought, Alla Prima & Plein Air                              Oil on Canvas

2021 ongoing  Curious Psychology                                               Oil on Canvas & Charcoal

2020 ongoing Nature’s Abundance, Plein Air & Studio                         Oil on Canvas

                         Scenes from Mission Trails Regional Park

2019 ongoing  Mother/Daughter                                                              Oil on Canvas

2019 ongoing  Cowboys, Cowgirls, Ranchers,                                        Oil on Canvas

                          And Life of the West

2016 – 2019 (ongoing)  The Japanese Potter, Art and Process             Oil on Canvas

2016 ongoing  The Life of Boys                                                                Oil on Canvas

2011 - 2013       Plein Air Works of California & Wyoming                        Oil on Canvas


Group Exhibitions

2022   Mission Trails Regional Park Juried Exhibition, Jan-Feb 2021, MTRP

Interpretive Center, San Diego, CA

2021    Finalist, Portrait Society of America, Members Only Comp, Still Life Category

2021    Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, 8x8 Members Show, Laguna Beach, CA

2021    6-Inch Squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2021    CAHA Guam Fall Exhibition, Agana, Guam

2021    Oceanside Museum of Art, Juried Art Mart on the Terrace, Oceanside, CA

2021    NEXT, Drawing Exhibition, West Coast Drawing, Las Vegas, NV

2021    First Plein Air Exhibition, Spreckels Reading Room, Coronado Cultural Commission,

            Coronado, CA

2021    Atmospheric Impressions, Randy Higbee Gallery Online Show, Costa Mesa, CA

2021    Taiwan/US Art Exchange & Exhibition, West Coast Drawing, Various cities tour,


2021    Unmasked, Summer Westcoast Drawing Virtual Exhibition

2021    Stretched Imagination, Oceanside Museum of Art – Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA

2020   Wintergreen, Ashton Gallery/Art on 30th, San Diego, CA

2020   Finalist, Outside the Box, Members Only Show, Portrait Society of America

2020   6-Inch squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery (Online), Costa Mesa, CA

2020   2020 Art & Nature, LPAPA (online), Laguna Beach, CA

2020   Mars: An Artistic Mission, California Art Club, CA

2019    Sep and Dec Open Studios (my studio #23 included) Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA

2019    6-inch squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2019    AAU Faculty & Alumni Auction, the Cannery, San Francisco, CA

2019    1st Annual Women in Watercolor International Exhibition, Women in Watercolor

2019    Open Juried Show, COAL Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2019    American Impressionist Society Small Works Show 2019, Petoskey, MI

2019    Okiten 2019 International Competition, Okinawa, Japan

2018    Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2017    Golden State Splendor by the California Art Club, Santa Paula Art Museum,

            Santa Paula, CA

2017    Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2016    Spring Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2015    Carmel-by-the-Sea plein air painting competition, Carmel, CA

2012    Small Works Show, Art Beat on Main Street, Vista, CA

2012    Small Works Show, Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia, CA

2012    6-inch squared Show, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2012    Open Juried Show, COAL art gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2012    Iconic California, California Art Club, Altadena Town and Country Club,

             Altadena, CA

2011     Small Works Open Show, Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia, CA

2011     6-inch squared Show, Randy Higbee gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

Art Affiliations (juried)

Oil Painters of America, 2018 - Present

West Coast Drawing, 2020 – Present


2019    American Art Collector November 2019, Small works editorial, group feature

2016    Academy of Art University Fine Art Department Blog, Featured,



2020 June     The Sand

2019 June      Memories of the Canyon

2018 June      Triptych of Okuma South Beach

2018 May        North and South Beach Okuma



San Diego, CA

Encinitas, CA

Southern CA


Naples, Italy


San Diego, CA



Buckinghamshire, UK


San Diego, CA

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