Christine Oliver is Director of Marketing for SVVA and has been an exhibiting artist since 2000, participating in several juried art shows as well as Silicon Valley Open Studios (SVOS) and Peninsula Open Studios, earning an Award of Excellence from the AVA Artfest held at the Triton Art Museum in Santa Clara. As Director of Marketing, she manages the Public Relations and Advertising programs for SVOS.
Her formal art training began with a BFA in printmaking, sculpture and drawing from the State University of New York at Binghamton and ceramic courses at the University of Cincinnati’s acclaimed School of Design Art and Architecture (DAA), as well as drawing classes at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
After completing her undergraduate work, she received a degree in Graphic Design from the Central Academy of Commercial Art in Cincinnati, OH and worked as an artist, illustrator and designer at the George Tassian Organization, an advertising agency in Cincinnati. For more than 20 years, she applied her art training and MBA courses to direct global marketing communications programs for medical device, biotech, telecommunications and high tech companies in Silicon Valley. She has served on several non-profit boards in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oliver works in watercolor, acrylics, and collage, and has taught classes at the Palo Alto Art Center, and in the Sunnyvale/Cupertino and Mt. View/Los Altos Adult Education Programs.
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/chrisoliver
Web site: christineoliverfineart.com