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Joe Gerber

Joe Gerber is a retired college instructor, who worked at Santa Rosa Junior College from 1964 to 1995 where he taught Parapsychology and the Psychology of Creativity. Graduating from the University of San Francisco, he went on to earn two Master's Degrees, one from Sonoma State College, and the other from San Francisco State University. He then received his Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Joe began painting in the 1950's after his service years during which he served as a Merchant Marine Officer during World War II and later in the US Army in Korea. He visited Japan, Korea, and pre-communist China. It was during this time that he developed a deep and abiding interest in Asian philosophy and art, which has greatly influenced his approach it painting. In the summer of 1980, he returned to Japan to study Zen while staying at Doshisha University in Kyoto. His earlier works were done in oils but he now works in watercolor, acrylics, and Sumi-e.

He continues to give private painting lessons to beginning an intermediate painters at his studio in Santa Rosa. Among the courses taught are "The Zen of Watercolor", "Acrylics on Watercolor Paper or Canvass" and "the Use of Jungian Archetypes and Taro Symbolism in the Creative Process". These classes are limited to no more than two participants at a time. You may arrange for lessons by appointment by calling (707) 545-0408.

Galleries, Shows and Collections:

  • Represented by the J. Thomas Galleries in Santa Rosa and Sonoma, 1996
  • Aqua Areas show, 1997
  • Award of Merit, Kendall-Jackson Winery Show, 1998
  • Gathering of Artists shows, Coddingtown, Santa Rosa, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Taft street Winery shows, 1997and 2000
  • Rochioli Winery show, 2002
  • Hop Kiln Winery show, 2002
  • The Pedroncelli Winery Exhibit, 2003
  • His paintings are in private collections coast to coast.

Contact Joe:
(707) 545-0408

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Joe Gerber
"Kona Coast"
15" x 11"
Watercolor
Joe Gerber
"Winter at Little River"
15" x 11"
Watercolor
Joe Gerber
"Sonoma Coast"
15" x 11"
Watercolor
Joe Gerber
"Salmon Creek"
11" wx 15"
Watercolor
Joe Gerber
"Shrine at Hakone"
20" x 28"
Watercolor
Joe Gerber
"Giant Squid"
22" x 30"
Sumi-e on Japanese Rice Paper

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