Cristen Miller - Oil and Pastel Artist
Academy of Art University Fine Faculty and Alumni Auction
My painting Sausalito Harbor will go up for auction at this years Academy of Art University Fine Art Faculty and Alumni Auction which benefits our school's student scholarship fund. The Auction is Saturday November 12 at 2pm in San Francisco's historic Cannery Building. Come and support our art students and collect some gorgeous paintings and sculptures by local artists. Any purchases are 50% tax deductible.

Academy of Art 2016 Auction
Oil Painters of America Show Awards Ceremony 2015
My painting Aspen View received the Honorable Mention Landscape award at the 2015 Oil Painters of America Show in St. Augustine, Florida.
Oil Painters of America
My painting "Aspen View" was selected for this year's Oil Painters of America show in St. Augustine, Florida! My painting will be on exhibit at Cutter and Cutter Fine Art at it's Brilliance in Color Gallery. The exhibition will run from May1-May 25th, 2015.
Pastel Journal Article
My painting "The Runaway" is featured in the April 2015 Issue of the Pastel Journal. The Pastel Journal included The Runaway in their 'Pastel 100" article where it was selected as one of the 100 best paintings of the year. Thank you Pastel Journal! :)
Salon International 2012
Two of my paintings have been accepted into the Greenhouse Gallery's 2012 "Salon International" show. The exhibition runs from April 14th - May 4th 2012. For more information on the exhibit visit
Workshops in 2012
I will now be teaching pastel painting and drawing workshops through Renditions Art Gallery in Walnut Creek. For more information visit or send me an email and I will forward you the information on dates and prices.
Article in Southwest Art Magazine
My work is included in an article in Southwest Art Magazine's March issue.
Renditions Art Gallery
My work is now represented by Renditions Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA. Please join me Dec. 9th for the artist's reception of their Small Works Show. Several of my pieces are included in the show which will run from 12/9/11-01/29/12.
Strokes of Genius 3 is in stores!
Two of my drawings have been published in the new book "Strokes of Genius Three." It is a collection of drawings by 95 contemporary artists. Check out my work on pages 38 and 90.
Academy of Art Faculty Auction
This year's Academy of Art Faculty Auction will be held on Saturday Nov. 12th, in the Academy's newest building The Cannery at 2841 Leavenworth in Ghiridelli Square. Come and bid on beautiful works of art created by Academy Faculty Members. Four of my works will be included in the auction. Preview the works at:

Laumeister Fine Art Competition
My work has been accepted into the third annual Laumeister Fine Art Competition at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont. The show will run from September 3rd - December 18th 2011.
A Century of Landscapes
Two of my paintings are being exhibited at the California Historical Society in San Francisco from July 14th through October 15th, 2011. My work is part of a juried exhibition of original artwork from the members of the California Art Club's San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. The California Historical Society is located at 678 Mission Street, San Francisco 94105.
Pastels USA 2011
My work will be included in the upcoming exhibition of the Pastel Society of the West Coast. The 25th Annual International Open Exhibition will be at The Haggin Museum from April 24th - June 19th, 2011. Find out more information about The Haggin Museum at
Strokes of Genius Three
Two of my drawings will be included in the upcoming book "Strokes of Genius Three." Look for it on shelves October of 2011.
Juror's Choice Award
My painting "Diablo Hills" won Juror's Choice Award at the California Art Club's show "Golden State Treasures."
Golden State Treasures
Two of my paintings are being exhibited at the California Art Club's 21st Annual Exhibition "Golden State Treasures." The show is being held at the historic Blinn House in Pasadena. The show runs from Dec. 4th- April 14th.
Strokes of Genius 2 Release Date
The book "Strokes of Genius 2, the Best of Drawing Light and Shadow" will be in stores October 8th 2009. Look for my work on page 75!
Mountain Trails Gallery
I am now showing my work at the Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
The Di Tommaso Gallery Closes
After many happy years of showing my work at the Di Tommaso Gallery in Jackson Hole, Mr. Di Tommaso is retiring and the gallery is closing. I wish Mr. Di Tommaso all the best in the future, and a happy retirement.
Strokes of Genius II
My drawing, "Quiet Rhythm," has been selected for publication in the upcoming book, "Strokes of Genius II." "Strokes of Genius II," is a book on contemporary drawing techniques and it will be released in 2009.
Pastel Journal Article
The April 2008 issue of the Pastel Journal Includes an article about my painting "Hope." "Hope" won third place in their annual Pastel 100 competition.
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