Aleta grew up in rural Northern California in the town of Redding, better known for its picturesque lakes, rivers, and surrounding white-capped mountains- it was here where her love for the outdoors first took root.  From there Aleta has lived in many beautiful areas to include, wild Alaska and all along the west coast spanning from rustic, pine covered areas of Northern Oregon, down to the redwood patched sprawl of Sonoma Country, to the pristine beaches and palm laden deserts of sunny Central and Southern California.  

Aleta received her BA in Art Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art from California State University, Long Beach and her MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.  Aleta now resides with her family in the California beach-centric town of Carpinteria.




2018                MFA - Painting            - San Francisco Academy of Art University

2008                Single Subject Teaching Credential - California State University, Long Beach

2006                BA - Art Education      -  California State University, Long Beach   

Group Exhibitions

2016                Academy of Art University Student Exhibition-  San Francisco, CA

2015                Abstractly-      Carpinteria Art Center-  Carpinteria, CA

2010                ArtQuest Showcase, Sonoma County Museum of Art-  Santa Rosa, CA

2009                ArtQuest Showcase- Sonoma County Museum of Art-  Santa Rosa, CA

2007                California Moderns Art Show II-  San Diego, CA

2006                California Moderns Art Show I-  San Diego, CA

2005                Intermedia- Student Exhibition-  Long Beach, CA

2005                Art in Technology- Student Exhibition-  Long Beach, CA


2000                Glencoe/McGraw-Hill- “Art in Focus” 2000


2015                Melanie Jackson, “Redding Heat”

 Professional Experience

2015-16           Substitute School Teacher - Carpinteria High School- Carpinteria, CA 

2013                Museum Educator - Museum of Contemporary Craft- Portland, OR

2012                Project Manager - Circle Painting Art Collaboration Santa Rosa, CA

2008-12          Visual Fine Arts Teacher - Santa Rosa High School- Santa Rosa, CA

2008               Student Teacher - Corona del Mar High School- Newport Beach, CA