Medium: 4 plate photo etching printed on Rives BFK paper
Size: 9" x 7"
Olmsted received her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Photography from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and her Bachelor of Arts in Printmaking & Photography from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since 1996, she has been Resident Faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, teaching Photo and Digital Printmaking, Silkscreen, PolyGravure, Intaglio, Book Arts, Alternative Photography, and Contemporary Practice. She is also Chair of the Department of Printmaking. In her own art, Olmsted works with these diverse media plus sculptural installations and painting. Her work also includes original written pieces which have appeared in extensive publications, and photographs of her art have appeared in regional and national journals including Printmaking Today, The Herald, Back Stage West, San Francisco Examiner, The Current, Tempe Tribune, Northern Lights, The Billings Gazette, New Times, and Photographers Forum. Olmsted's gallery affiliations are: AIR Gallery, New York, NY; Gallery 25, Fresno, CA; Photo Art Gallery, Burbank, CA; and Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: City Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2006; PhotoEtchings & Polygravures, Gallery Cantoo, Berkeley, CA, 2005; Opposites Attract, two person exhibit with Jadin Hawkins, Head Royce Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 1998; What Goes Around Comes Around, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Montana State University, Billings, MT, 1995; Borderline Equilibrium, Two person exhibit, The Works Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1993; New Work, Two person exhibit, Szabo Fine Art, Phoenix, AZ, 1992; Returning to the Point of Departure, Cinema and Photography Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1991; and Outside New York, Four person exhibit, AIR Gallery, New York, NY, 1988.
Her selected group exhibitions include: San Francisco Art Institute Annual Auction, SAOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005; New Work in Printmaking Today, Symposium, and Exhibit, Eastern Chapter of the National Printmaking Society, Rutgers University, Trenton, NJ, 2004; Big Deal Exhibit, SOMArts Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004; Emerging Artists of the Bay Area 2004, Emergence Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004; 37th Annual Art Auction and Exhibition, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, 2004; Kala Art Institute and La Estamperia, Traveling 2003-04, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, Kala Institute of Printmaking, Berkeley, CA and the Museum of Art, Quito, Ecuador, 2003; Works from the Permanent Collection, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT, 2003; Northern National Printmaking Competition, Nicolet College Gallery, Rhinelander, WI, 2002; National Printmaking Competition, ArtLink, Ft. Wayne, IN, 2002; 34th Annual Art Auction and Exhibition, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, 2001; Small Works, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, 2001; High Touch/High Tech, Space 743, San Francisco, CA, 2000; The December Show Invitational Exhibit Gallery 25, Fresno, CA, 2000; 14th Annual San Francisco Art Institute Exhibit and Auction, Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1999; Collection Show, Spectrum Gallery, Fresno, CA, 1998; and ADA: Women and Information Technology, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1996.