• Margaret's Bio

    Margaret Bertrand has been painting full time for nearly twenty years. Her work has been exhibited and sold in the San Francisco Bay area and in San Luis Obispo county. She has studied painting with many noted artists throughout the United States, particularly with San Francisco Bay area artists as well as San Luis Obispo county artists.

    Margaret Bertrand was Chief Business Officer of International Encaustic Artists(IEA) in 2011/12 and was on its Board of Directors from 2009 to 2012. She served as Treasurer and as Advisor to the Board during that time. She is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Painting Group (TPG), Central Coast Printmakers, and ArtsObispo as well as long time past member of Art Center - Morro Bay.

    While in the San Francisco Bay Area, Margaret served on the Boards of ProArts (Oakland), ArtShip Foundation (Oakland and San Francisco), Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and Convener of the Arts Education Task Force of the Oakland Cultural Plan as well as a trustee of the Oakland Zoo.

    Margaret Bertrand was born in Niagara Falls , New York. Margaret graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois as a psychology major with a minor in art history and went on to spend thirty three years in business.

    She resides in Los Osos, California on the Central Coast.

  • Margaret's Art Resume

    MARGARET BERTRAND
    lilymar@me.com 805-528-0704 MargaretBertrandArt.com
    1942 Born, Niagara Falls, New York
    1990 Moved Home & Business to Oakland, California from Evanston, IL
    2003 Moved to Los Osos, California
    Education:
    1964 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, B.A
    1987 Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in
    Organizational Change
    One & Two Person Exhibitions:
    2015 Material Differences, The C Gallery, Los Alamos, CA, two person
    invitational
    2014 Coming Back to the Original River, San Francisco Zen Center, San
    Francisco, CA, Solo invitational
    2012 Linnaea's Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA, two person invitational show
    2012 Los Osos Public Library, two person invitational exhibition
    2011 Joebella Cafe, Templeton, California, Solo invitational
    2004 New Frontier Cafe, San Luis Obispo, California, Solo invitational
    Group Exhibitions:
    2018
    Treasure Box, McMeen Gallery, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art; Members
    2018 Beacon Art Show, San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, Jurors:
    David Limrite, artist; Angela Tahti, Director, ArtsObispo; Pastor Rick Uhls, San
    Luis Obispo United Methodist Church.
    2017
    Fragments, McMeen Gallery, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art; Juror: Margaret
    Korisheli, Chair of Fine Arts Department, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Phantom 5, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Pop Up Gallery; Jurors: Phantom
    Group Steering committee
    Phantom 4 - Abstract Sculpture & Painting; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
    Pop Up Gallery; Jurors:Phantom Group Steering committee
    Pushing Boundaries, Art Center Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA,Juror: Christa Harris
    On & Off the Wall, Art Center Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA, Juror: Ruta Salikilis,
    Curator and Director of Exhibitions, SLO Museum of Art
    Brushstrokes 2017 San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, , Juror: David Limrite, artist,
    coach and past Director of Ed., Brentwood Art Center and College of Design.
    2016
    No. 10, The Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Invitational
    Brushstrokes 2016, Art Center Morro Bay, Juror: Robert Burridge
    Paint Your Passion, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Juror: David Prochaska, art
    faculty Cuesta College
    2015
    Art After Dark Los Osos, Los Osos, CA, Invitational
    Teachers & Students Art Show 2015, The C Gallery, Los Alamos, Invitational
    One + One, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Invitational
    2015 Beacon Art Show, San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, Jurors: Tim
    Anderson,artist & curator; Margaret Korishelli, Fine Arts Division Chair,
    Cuesta College and Pastor Rick Uhls, SLO United Methodist Church.
    Material Differences, The C Gallery, Los Alamos, CA., Invitational
    Contemplative Encaustic Paintings by Five California Artists, San Luis
    Obispo Museum of Art; Invitational
    2014
    Contemplative Encaustic Paintings by Five California Artists, San Luis
    Obispo Museum of Art; Invitational
    Fromagerie Sophie; San Luis Obispo, CA; Invitational
    Hot Paintings in Wax, Gallery at the Network, San Luis Obispo, CA, Invitational
    Animal Spirits, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Wax Effects, Art Central, San Luis Obispo, CA;; Eileen Goldenberg, Juror
    Clark Center for the Performing Arts; Arroyo Grande, CA; Invitational
    Top Dog Coffee Bar; Morro Bay, CA; Invitational
    Spectrum, A Gallery; Provincetown, MA; Invitational
    Beacon Art Show; San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, Juror: Guy
    Kinnear, Azusa Pacific University; Tera Galanti, California Polytechnic State
    University; and Pastor Rick Uhls, SLO United Methodist Church.
    Minimal Color, Art Central; San Luis Obispo, CA;
    2013
    Brushstrokes 2013, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art; San Luis Obispo, CA;
    Juror: Steven Biller, Palm Springs, CA
    Beacon Art Show; San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church; Jurors: Dr.
    Ruta Saliklis, Jeff VanKleeck, Rev. Rick Uhls
    Wax Digital: International Encaustic Artists; Jurors: Pamela Skinner & Tony
    Natsoulas
    2012
    President's Invitational, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo
    Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrilos, NM; Jurors: Ellen Koment and Mark DiPrima
    (Zane Bennett Gallery)
    Brushstrokes 2012, Steynbery Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, Juror: Peter
    Steynberg
    Gallery Nord, San Antonio,Tx, EncaustiCon Juried International Exhibition,
    Juror: Polly Bery Owen, CEO Southwest School of Art
    A Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Invited artist for two exhibitions by Adam Peck
    Phantom 2, a pop-up show, Paso Robles, CA
    Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works, Pajara Valley Arts, Watsonville,
    CA Jurors: Daniella Woolf & Wendy Aikin,
    Art Center- Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA, Spring Fling, Shutters & Brushes
    2012 Blissful Blues, Art Central, San Luis Obispo, CA,
    Underwater Dreams, Art Central, San Luis Obispo, CA
    2011
    Encaustic Masters: Visual Voices, Columbia River Gallery, Troutdale,
    OR, Jurors: Gary Gay, Gavin Shettler,
    Consequential Fusion: Messages in Wax, Int’l Encaustic Artists
    Exhibition, Art Center-Morro Bay, Jurors: Dane Goodman, Michael Miller,
    Daniella Woolf
    Pulp Fiction, Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrillos, New Mexico,
    Sweetcake Enso, San Francisco Zen Center,, San Francisco, CA, Juror-
    Catherine Spaeth, Traveling Exhibition
    Johnson’s Gallery of Madrid, Encaustic Art Institute Exhibition, Madrid, NM
    Wax 'N Wood, Art Center - Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA
    2010
    ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition
    Enthusiastic Encaustic San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Juror – Tim Anderson
    Anything Goes, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
    2009
    Icons, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, California
    Winter Show, Morro Bay Art Association Gallery, Morro Bay, CA
    ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition
    Morro Bay Art Association, Featured Artist July & August, Morro Bay, CA
    Up Close in the Parks, Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay,
    CA
    2008
    Just Desserts, Art Is For Everyone, Los Osos, California
    ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition
    Up Close in the Parks, Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay, CA
    2007
    ArtsObispo Open Studios Exhibition
    RRM Design, San Luis Obispo, California
    French Hospital Women’s Diagnostic Center, San Luis Obispo, California
    EDA Design Professionals, San Luis Obispo, California
    Morro Bay City Hall & Morro Bay Library Community Room
    Up Close in the Parks, Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, Morro Bay,CA
    Morro Bay Art Association Gallery
    Reflections Season’s Palette Coastal Inspiration
    Nature’s Treasure The Power of Dreams
    2006
    Featured Artist Morro Bay Art Association, January & February, Morro Bay
    AAUW Garden Tour Exhibition
    Artship Exhibition: The Sea, SomArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, California
    Found Objects, San Luis Obispo Art Center, Curator, Tim Anderson
    Open Studios Exhibition, Stynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Cameron Financial Group, San Luis Obispo, California
    Mi Casa Salon, Los Osos, California
    San Luis Obispo Community Foundation, San Luis Obispo, California
    South Bay Library, Los Osos, California , Invitational
    Options, Morro Bay, California
    Linnea’s Café, San Luis Obispo, California
    Morro Bay Art Association Gallery;
    Spring Fling Wild and Wonderful
    2005
    Art After Dark, Group Show, Morgan Stanley San Luis Obispo, CA
    Introductions San Luis Obispo Art Center, Curator, Tim Anderson
    Tabula Rasa, San Luis Obispo Art Center, Juror: Wesley Jessup. Executive
    Director of Pasadena Museum of California Art
    Morro Bay Art Association Gallery, Morro Bay, CA:
    Art's Alive in 2005 Oil & Water Can Mix Spring into April
    Summer Sparkle Harvest Harmony Anything Goes
    Up Close in the Parks 2005, Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
    2005 (continued)
    City of Morro Bay, Department of Public Services
    Linnea's Cafe, San Luis Obispo, California
    Edward Jones, Los Osos
    KCBX.net
    San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
    2005 Open Studios Exhibition, San Luis Obispo, CA
    2004 San Luis Obispo Art Center
    Open Studios Exhibition, San Luis Obispo
    2002 Annual Members Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
    2001 Annual Members Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
    East Bay Open Studios, ProArts, Oakland, CA
    2000 East Bay Open Studios, ProArts
    Fantasy & Humor, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California.
    Watersheds Exhibition, Artship Foundation, Oakland, California
    .
    1999 East Bay Open Studios, ProArts, Oakland, CA
    1998 Paintings of Michoacán, Mexico, The Holdsworth Studio, Oakland, CA
    Making your Mark, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California
    Art of Love, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland. California
    1995 The Inner Eye, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California
    Member Show, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, Oakland, California
    Awards/Commissions:
    1985 Helene Curtis, Inc. Photography Competition, Chicago, Illinois,
    First Place - Juried Competition
    First Place - Employee Voting
    Honorable Mention - Employee Voting
    1980 Logan Square Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois, First Place – Photography
    1980 Palmer Square Art Fair, Chicago, Illinois, First Place - Photography Art
    Affiliations:
    Gallery at the Network, San Luis Obispo, California 2014/15
    A Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Visiting Artist
    International Encaustic Artists
    Encaustic Art Institute
    San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
    Central Coast Printmakers
    The Painting Group (TPG) of San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
    ArtsObispo (San Luis Obispo Arts Council)
    Artship Foundation, San Francisco, California
    Art Related Employment & Activities:
    2015/16 The Painters Group (TPG) Co-President
    2011/12 International Encaustic Artists, Board of Directors, Chief Business Officer
    2010/11 International Encaustic Artists, Board of Directors, Strategic Advisor to
    the Board
    San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Enthusiastic Encaustic show, co-chair
    2009 San Luis Obispo Art Center, Encaustic demonstration
    2009/2010, International Encaustic Artists, Board of Directors, Treasurer
    2005 San Luis Obispo Art Center, Printmaking demonstration
    2000 -2003 Artship Foundation- Board of Directors
    2000-2003, ArtShip Foundation - Fundraising Chair
    1998 Artship Tuesday Art Series Presentation, Oakland CA
    Oakland Zoo African Savanna Cultural Dwelling, Curator of Photography Exhibit
    Summit Hospital Art in Schools Program, Juror, Oakland CA
    1995 Cornnuts, Inc., Alameda, California; Curator of the Corporation's first Art
    Exhibition
    Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Juror, Oakland Business Arts Awards
    1993 Oakland Cultural Plan, Convener Arts Education Task Force
    1992-'94 Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Chair Arts & Culture Committee
    1990 Festival 2000, San Francisco, California, Marketing Consultant
    1990-'94 Pro Arts, Oakland, California, Board of Directors
    1992/93 Pro Arts Treasurer of Board
    1990 ProArts Chair of Holiday Sale, Served on numerous other committees
    1980-’83 *Director of Marketing Services, & Design Dept., Helene Curtis, Inc.
    Chicago, IL
    1978-’88 Free Lance Photographer, John J. Lewis Ju-Jitsu Program, Evanston,
    Illinois
    Bibliography:
    2016 Profiles of theAncestors by Claude Lefebvre, translated by Margaret Bertrand
    2012 Waterfall Paintings
    2011 Loon Cries - poetry & photography
    2011 Encaustic Art Institute - Member profiles
    1981 Black Belt Magazine, Photography & article

  • Resume - Business Resume

    CAREER SUMMARY
    Thirty-year career in marketing, advertising and marketing services in domestic and international operations. Skills include product development, long-range planning, advertising development, sales promotion, package de-sign, and market research.

    BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
    1993 to 1997 CORNNUTS, INC Alameda, CA : A family owned snack food company focused on convenience stores.
    Vice President of Global Marketing & Product Development

    1989 to 1993 BERTRAND MARKETING GROUP, Oakland, CA
    Marketing consulting firm specializing in planning growth for small and medium sized companies. Focused on strategic planning, product development, and international expansion.

    1979 to 1989 HELENE CURTIS, INC., Chicago, IL
    A $625 million consumer products company selling in mass market channels and specialty (beauty salon) channels. Leading products are Suave toiletries line, Finesse and Salon Selectives hair care lines.

    Vice President of International Marketinq (1983-1989)
    Responsible for marketing all the company's products outside the U.S. based on U.S. activities. This included development of annual operating plans and long-range strategic plans of six existing subsidiaries and for new areas of geographic expansion. Supervised a staff of eight professionals and clerical di-rectly. Functional responsibility for fifty-five professionals on a worldwide basis.

    Director of Marketing Services (1980-1983)
    Responsible for three U.S. departments: Marketing Research, Sales Promotion, and Design.

    Market Research Manager (1979-1980)
    Directed market research on all consumer research projects during a period of major planning for growth.

    1967 to 1978 LEO BURNETT COMPANY, INC., Chicago, IL
    Largest advertising agency in Chicago and 10th largest in the world during this period.

    Account Management (1973-1978)

    Research Management (1967-1973)
    Supervised agency research of OTC pharmaceuticals, fast foods, alcoholic beverages, toiletries and banking.

    1966 -’67 CAHNERS PUBLISHING COMPANY, Chicago, IL
    Research Analyst

    1964-’67 MARKET RESEARCH CORP. OF AMERICA , IL
    Field Supervisor


    EDUCATION

    B.A., Northwestern University, 1964
    Executive Program in Organizational Change, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, 1987