Krentz Johnson has a B.A. in Fine Arts from San Diego State University 1978, attended the Art Student's League of New York 1980, was the Assistant Gallery Director for Womanart Gallery, New York 1979-81, and Co-founder-Director Cygnus Gallery, San Diego 1982-4. In 2003 she began courtroom sketching in San Diego courts.
Exhibitions: Pastel Society San Diego, Galeria Carlos Olachea (La Paz, Mexico), San Diego Watercolor Society, East County Performing Arts Center (San Diego), Deicas Gallery (La Jolla), Cork Gallery (Lincoln Center), Ciccanelli Gallery (Tribeca). Publications: Lost Treasures of Baja California, 2nd Ed.(illustrations), Sudcaliforniano (review), El Peninsular (review),XHBZC TV-CANAL 8 (television interview), Art Speak (review),New York Times (photograph). Museum Collections: San Javier Museum, Baja California Sur, and Jesuit Museum of Mexico City.

Affiliations:  Pastel Society San Diego, Pastel Society of America


Fine Art Vitae

1978 Bachelor of Arts with Honors and Distinction in Fine Art, San Diego State University, California
1980 Art Students League of New York
1979-81 Assistant Gallery Director of Womanart Gallery, 50 W 57th St, New York City
1982-82 Co-founder/Director Cygnus Gallery, San Diego
2003 to present Courtroom Sketch Artist for San Diego area courts.
Affiliations: Pastel Society San Diego Executive Board Member since 2009. Past Affiliations include Membership in San Diego Watercolor Society and Spanish Village Art Center.
Juried Shows and Contests in Pastel
2018 Award of Merit, Bluff Strokes Paint Out
2018 Third Place, Pastel Society San Diego, Open Juried Show
2018 First Place, San Diego County Fair
2018 Plein Air Participant, San Diego County Fair
2017 Honorable Mention, Pastel Society San Diego, Open Juried Show
2017 Second Place, Plein Air Competition, San Diego County Fair
2016 Honorable Mention, Pastel Society San Diego
2016 First Place, Plein Air Competition, San Diego County Fair
2016 Honorable Mention, San Diego County Fair
2015 First Place, Pastel Society San Diego, Open Juried Show
2015 Invitational "Art of the Park" Marston House, Balboa Park
2015 Third Place, San Diego County Fair
2014 Honorable Mention, Pastel Society San Diego Open Juried Show
2013 Honorable Mention, Pastel Society San Diego Open Juried Show
2013 Plein Air Participant, Art in the Pines, Torrey Pines State Park
2012 Participant, Paint San Clemente
2012 Pastel Society San Diego Open Juried Show
2011 Pastel Society San Diego Open Juried Show
2010 Pastel Society San Diego Open Juried Show
2009 First Place, Pastel Society San Diego Open Juried Show