Masters of Fine Arts
Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting/philosophy)
Santa Clara University. Santa Clara, CA

2014 The Consortium for Women and Research, Davis Feminist Film Festival, Featured Keynote speakers Keep on Truckin’, April 10th
Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA, Keep on Truckin’, July- August
Campton Gallery, New York, NY, July
2012 Campton Gallery, New York, NY, New Works, November
2011 Campton Gallery, New York, NY, June
2009 Morris Graves Museum, Eureka CA, A Complimentary Compilation
2008 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA – February
Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa FE, NM – April
I Wolk Gallery, St Helena, CA – September
J Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA – November
2007 Morris Graves Museum, Eureka CA, Melissa Chandon: LandMarks, November
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA – January – February
Terzian Galleries, Park City, UT – July
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA – November
2005 Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, CA – June
2004 Phoenix Gallery, Sacramento, CA – July
2000 Tower Gallery, Sacramento, CA – November

2017 Hagen Museum, Stockton, Delta Forever
2016 Equity, A Film by Meera Menon, Broad Street Pictures, Start Date July 18, 2015, Release September, 2016
2016 Sacramento State University Library Art Gallery, Delta Forever, March-April
2015 Electronic Art Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CA, Media Motion, Glenda Drew and Friends, 2015
2015 Delta Protection Commission, State of California, Delta Forever, May
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, California Landscape Exhibition, June – July
2014 William D. Cannon Gallery, Common Thread: Traversing the American Landscape, June 14th thru August 17th
Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA, This Land is Your Land, July-August
Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA, American Flashback, March-April
Morris Graves Museum, This Land is Your Land, July-August
2013 Merced Multicultural Arts Center, Central Valley Threads, Keep on Truckin’, September
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, University Hall Gallery, OBJECTIFIED, January
Pence Gallery, Home is: Artists Reflect on the Meaning of Place, June
2012 Begovish Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, Common Thread: Traversing the American Landscape, September
2010 Sullivan Goss an American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, Small Works, November
I Wolk Gallery, St Helena, CA
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
Water Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Sullivan Goss An American Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA November – January
I Wolk Gallery, St Helena, CA – January
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Art of the Bicycle, January
Pence Gallery in conjunction with University of California, Davis, Davis, CA Consilience of Art & Science – March – April
I Wolk Gallery, St Helena, CA – April
Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – June
2008 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA – May – June
Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – November
2007 Selby Fleetwood Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – December – January
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Sacramento Valley Landscape – June – August
Art Santa Fe, July – John Natsoulas Gallery – An International Contemporary Art Fair, July
Exhibition de Paysages du Perche à la Gallerie ď air ď Alan Gauber, Mondoubleau, France – August
2006 University of California, Davis, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Davis, CA, Flatlanders: A Regional Roundup, A survey of forty-six artist’s residing in the Sacramento-Davis-Woodland, July – August
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Sacramento Valley Landscape, June – August
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, Art of the Bicycle, July -August
2005 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, Sacramento Valley Landscape, June – August
2003 Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA, Cow Town, September – October
Yolo County Arts Council, Woodland, CA Pieces of the Puzzle, September – November
University of California, Davis Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, Davis, CA, Pieces of the Puzzle, Sacramento Valley Landscapes December – January
2000 Sacramento Métropolitain Arts Council, Sacramento, CA, Capital Building, November – January
Smith Gallery, Sacramento, CA, September – October
1999 Soloman Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA, November
ArtScape West International, San Francisco, CA, October – November
Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA, June – July


2016 Huffington Post, Kathy Leonardo, Melissa Chandon’s ‘American Weekend’ Offers Warm Shades of Nostalgia!, July 5, 5:34 pm
LA Art Party, Kathy Leonardo, On View Now: Skidmore Contemporary Art Presents “American Weekend” Featuring the Paintings of Melissa Chandon!,
Mutualart, June 25,–American-Weekend/83376B14F6BAA34F
July 5, 2016
I Require Art, March 27, 2016, Thinking Outside the Museum
I Require Art, March 16, 2016, Thinking outside the Museum
Southern Living, The New Sothern Colors, March 2016, page 83
Coastal Living, Spyker, Marisa, Palm Beach Perfect, March 2016, page 54
I require Art, March 15, 2016, Thinking Outside the Museum
San Francisco Examiner, Good Day, March 2, 2016
The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, speaker / panelist: Discussion About Painting in the 21st Century, March 12, 2016
2014 Daily Democrat, Staff, Davis Film Fest Premiers Tonight, 04//10/14
Times Standard, Polck, Lisa, Art Grows Here; Art Reflects Life, 07/17/14, 12:01 am
2013 Sun-Star staff, Exhibit showcasing Central Valley workers opening at Multicultural Arts Center,, September 18, 2013, 12:00 am
2013 Scott Hernandez-Jason, Director of News and Social Media, “Exhibit Brings Valley Threads Together”, University of California Merced,, September 16
2013, March 7, 2013
2012 Reid Singer, “The First-Ever Palm Springs Art Fair Debuts With Tributes To Judy Chicago and Cheech Marin, Blouin ARTINFO, published: February 16, 2012
2010 Charles Donelan, “Americans at Play at Sullivan Goss”, Santa Barbara Independent, July 2010
2010 Annie Boon, Melissa Chandon: New Perspectives, American Art Collector, October 2010, p 162 – 165
2010 Bonnie Gangelhoff, Best of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, September 2010, p 34
2009 Bound for Santa Fe: International Attention”; American Art Collector, August, 2009
2009 Staff Writer, “The Story So Far”; American Art Collector, July, 2009, p 188
2009 Melissa Hiatt, “The bigger-is-better set should watch their collective backs, because it seems that Bob Dylan’s words have become apt once again: “The times, they are a-changin.’”; Davis Enterprise, July 23, 2009
2009 “Forward Thinking”; American Art Collector, June, 2009, p 140 – 143
2009 Melissa Hart, “Vintage Vistas: A brush with the great American family road trip”; Davis Enterprise, February 19, 2009, p C6
2009 Melissa Hart, “Paul Cezanne Was a Physicist: Art and Science are Two Halves of a Greater Whole”; Davis Enterprise, March 19, 2009, p C6
2009 Bonnie Gangelhoff, “Under the Desert Sun March is High Season in Palm Desert”; Southwest Art Magazine, March 2009, p 58 -61
2009 Bonnie Gangelhoff, “Edward Hopper meets T. Boone Pickins”, The Artist Magazine, April 4, 2009,,date,2009-04-06.aspx
2008 Virginia Campbell, “Melissa Chandon’s Abstract Realism”; Southwest Art Magazine, May 2008, p 88 – 93, 112-113
2008 Joshua Rose, “Melissa Chandon Roadside America”; American Art Collector, April, 2008 p.149 – 153
2008 Hollis Walker, “Artist Resurrects and Restores the Icons of Life in the U.S. in the ’50s and ’60s to Their Original Luster”; Albuquerque Journal, April 11, 2008
2008 Elizabeth Kalfsbeek, “Davis Artist Brings Feeling of the Valley to New Med Center”; Daily Democrat & Davis Enterprise, May, 22, 2008
2007 Bonnie Gangelhoff, “Best of the West: Bygone Era” Southwest Art Magazine, May, 2007
2007 Gussie Fauntleroy, “Ten Artist to Watch 2007”; Southwest Art Magazine, January, 2007
2007 Cathleen Ferraro, “Subtraction Adds up to Art”; Inside the City Publications, January, 2007
2007 Suzanne Munich, “Davis artist acknowledged by national magazine”; Davis Enterprise January 2,
2006 Diane Chin Lui, “Varied Valley Visions”; Davis Enterprise, August 10, 2006
2005 Chrisanne Beckner, “Paint Your Valley”; Sacramento News & Review, September 1, 2005
2005 Victoria Dalkey, “Valleyscapes Paintings show the diversity of North Valley’s Regions”; Sacramento Bee, July 24, 2005, p 45


2013 On Valley Edition: Youth & Gangs; Bakersfield Power Plant; Central Valley Threads, September 17, 11:43 pm

2013 Arts in the Valley, September 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA , September 20, 2013

2010 California State Rice Growers Association, September 2010

2009 John Natsoulas Gallery



2013- present University of California, Davis, Design Department
2009 – 2008 University of California, Davis, Environmental Sciences, Art/Science Fusion Program
2001-1997 Davis Community Art Center, Painting, (color and form)
2001-1997 Davis Community Art Center, Drawing


2007 14-day workshop, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2007 14-day workshop, Mondoubleau, Franc
2006 2-day workshop, Yountville, CA
2006 2-day workshop, Clarksburg, CA
2005 14-day workshop, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France
2004 10-day workshop, Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico
ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP – SEMINARS (Sponsored Courses/Educational Partners)
1997 – 2007
Researched, coordinated, and executed over 100 field seminars to over 30 count with 12 to 45 participants per seminar. The seminars lasted one to three weeks in length and were accompanied by an expert guide or academic visiting museums for specific exhibitions, artist studios, special events special firings for ceramics, Pilchuck Glass School for a 1 week glass blowing event where 5 teams of glass blowing artist work. The field seminars were sponsored by various non-profit organizations. The trips additionally raised funds for the organizations. Listed below are the sponsors: Crocker Art Museum, City of Davis, Pence Gallery, Marin Museum of the American Indian, Yolo County Arts Council, KVIE Channel 6
University of California, Davis: Friends of the Arboretum, Design Museum, C. N. Gorman Museum, Medical Center, Department of Food Science and Technology, Shields Library Associates, Richard L. Nelson Art Gallery

2000 – 2004 Assistant to the Director, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis

• Implemented exhibition calendar, installation design and acquired specific equipment for each installation
• Trained students on art handling, gallery preparation and installation
• Scheduled student pool for exhibition staffing
• Coordinated special gallery activities; guest speakers, special events, visiting artist talks