Terry Pappas


Terry was born and raised in San Francisco, CA (fifth generation native) and still considers it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. She moved to Sacramento, CA in 1978 and discovered the ever-changing scenes of the American River. She continues to explore and revisit many of Northern California’s landscapes including Yosemite, Monterey vicinity, Lake Tahoe, the Sierra, and the entire coastline. The photo at the right is of her Grandfather doing a headstand on overhanging rock at Glacier Point, Yosemite in 1903.


  • Numerous art classes at Sacramento City College, American River College and Cosumnes River College with:
    Fred Dalkey, Patrick Dullanty, Patricia Wall, Bob Leach, Gary Pruner, Pam Maddock and D. Forney
  • U.C. San Francisco, M.D., Internship and Residency
  • U.C. Berkeley
  • City College of San Francisco

Exhibitions and Awards:


  • “Reflection and Introspection”, One Person Show, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 55th Annual Haggin Museum National Juried Exhibition

  • “Feathered Spirits”, One Person Show, Elliott Fouts Gallery
  • “Where We Live”, Group Show, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

  • “Going Home”, One Person Show, Elliott Fouts Gallery
  • Fourth Annual Sacramento Valley Landscape Exhibition, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

  • Artist in Residence, Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite, CA
  • Third Annual Sacramento Valley Landscape Exh., Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • “The Place We Live”, Group Show, EFGallery, Sacramento, CA

  • “Recent Roads”, One Person Show, EFGallery, Sacramento, CA
  • Second Annual Sacramento Valley Landscape Exh., Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • California State Fair, Award of Excellence

  • The Butler Institute of American Art, National Juried Show of the Pastel Society of America
  • Yosemite Renaissance XVIII Juried Show, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park
  • Sacramento School of Landscape Painting, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • Solomon Dubnick Gallery Group Show, Sacramento, CA

  • Artists Contemporary Gallery Group Closing Show, “Reflections”, Sacramento, CA
  • Solomon Dubnick Group Show, Sacramento, CA
  • Completion of fourteen regional landscapes commissioned by the Embassy Suites Riverfront Hotel, Sacramento, CA

  • “Close to Home”, One Person show, Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • Group Show, EFGallery, Granite Bay, CA

  • Artists Contemporary Gallery Group Show, Sacramento, CA
  • Manhattan Arts International, Award of Excellence
  • Installation of sixteen landscape oil paintings at the Galleria, Roseville, CA

  • American Artists Magazine article, June
  • One person show “Simple Pleasures”, Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • California State Fair, Award of Excellence

  • Pastel Society of America 26th Open Exhibition, awarded Signature Status, New York, NY
  • Artists Contemporary Gallery, 40th Anniversary Show, Sacramento, CA

  • Artist Magazine 1997 Annual Art Competition Finalist
  • Philadelphia Watercolor Club 97th International Exh., DaVinci Award, Philadelphia, PA

  • The American Artist’s Professional League 68th Grand National Exh., New York, NY
  • Pastel Society of America 24th Annual Exhibition, Biggerstaff Award, New York, NY
  • Savoir Faire International Art Competition juried by Janet Fish

  • Northern California Arts 40th Annual Open Exhibition juried by Gregory Kondos, Awarded Best of Show, Sacramento, CA
  • The Pastel Society of America’s 23rd Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
  • 9th Annual Open at the Northwest Pastel Society, Seattle, WA
  • Two person show at the Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Collector’s List

Many paintings are in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and beyond.

    The permanent collections of:

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Senator Diane Feinstein
  • Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper
  • President of Ireland, Mary Mc Aleese
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
  • Queen Rania of Jordan
  • University of California at Davis Medical Center and Clinics
  • Kaiser Hospitals and Clinics in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Roseville, CA
  • Serrano El Dorado Hills Development, CA
  • Hewlett Packard in Roseville, CA
  • The Galleria in Roseville, CA
  • The Embassy Suites Riverfront Hotel in Sacramento, CA