University of California Berkeley
University of San Francisco, B.S. 1978
Berkeley School of the Arts
Recent Group Exhibits
2014 Art of Space and Light Show, Tucson AZ November 14 - December 31, 2014. Location: 3202 East First Street, Tucson, AZ 85716
2013 Division for Planetary Sciences, October 6-11, 2013 Denver, CO.Exhibited was "Sunset On McNaught"
2013 Art and Science collaboration Inc. "The Cosmos" Exhibition to be held at the New York Hall of
Science, August 31, 2013-March2, 2014, August 31, 2013 – March 2, 2014, 47-01 111th St.,
2013 15th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery
2013 International Space Art Workshop 4, Exhibited were Sunset on McNauught, Accretion Disc 2 and
2012 The Planetary Society: Mars Pasadena Convention Center Saturday August 5 -6, 2012 Abraded
2011 Small Worlds and Beyond, NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA March 2011,
"The Art of Space" by Ron Miller 2014, Featured on page 114 is "En Route to the ISS."
"Beau's Dragon" Published by Sage Words Publishing 2014, Illustrator : Julie Rodriguez Jones, Author : S. Bradley Stoner
"The Adventures of Sarah England" published by Sage Words Publishing 2012, Illustrator: Julie Rodriguez Jones
"The Beauty of Space" by the International Association of Astronomical Artists, Edited by Jon Ramer, 2011
Two space art pieces are featured.
"The Alice Rodriguez Memorial Cookbook" by Carol Rodriguez and Julie Rodriguez Jones 2010
Cover art, photography, graphic editing, story editing, and personal stories by Julie Rodriguez Jones
"GROW Under the Southern Cross" by Lyn Hurry 2008, Cover by Julie Rodriguez Jones
"A New Dawn" by Jake George 2006, Cover by Julie Rodriguez Jones
"Grandfather's Song" by Jake George 2004, Cover by Julie Rodriguez Jones
"Women of Space: Cool Careers on the Final Frontier" by Laura Woodmansee 2003 Featured in chapter
abaout space artists
2007 Northwest Reno Library Gallery Dec 2006- Feb 2007.
November-December 2002 Benefit for the Capital Campaign of First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA
Recent Awards and Honors:
April 2015 "Red Eclipse" was chosen to promote the concert "Total Eclipse: The Music of Jim Steinman" at 54 Below in New York City.
August 2013 "Flaming Rose Nebula" appears on the cover of "Pulsar" the publication of the IAAA
April 2013 "Lighthouse Stole with Aurora" receives Special Recognition Award from the "Upstream People
April 2011 Apple Computer is considering "Nova" for a world wide license as a desktop image.
June 1, 2010 Special Recognition Award at the 12th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media Juried Online
April 1, 2010 12th Annual Judeo-Christian International Art Exhibition: Special Recognition Awards for
Mary's Transformation Shawl Banner and the Women at the Empty Tomb Banner
September 2009 Mercury Magazine of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific featured several liturgical
banners in an article by Lynette Cook about the state of space art.
April 2009 Arts and Religion Article in USA Today 4/8/09 features Art from the Soul
March 2008 "On the Mantel" People's Choice Award, Ironstone Vineyards
The most Frequently Asked Questions:
So tell me Julie, what kind of art do you do?
How do you get that look of realism?
Very carefully. I use a digital airbrush. It "sprays" wide or narrow, light or heavy, depending on the setting. I just usually do it on a screen rather than paper. I do have many pieces that are in traditional media--mostly pencil or colored pencil on paper.
Do you have a regular work day and philosophy about work?
You bet. I have my studio/office in my home. I work most days. I also believe in giving back to the community and so do a significant amount of work for health related organizations or organizations dealing with children. Most of these projects are pro bono. Some recent projects have included:
Holiday Cards for Healing Journeys
Galaxy Explorer's Handbooks (They are like high tech scouting.)
Poster for Neighbors without Borders
Logo and business graphics for the National Graves Disease Foundation
Business graphics and corporate art for the National African American Tobacco Prevention
Art for a Public Service Announcement for the California Black Women's Health Project filmed
by Women in Film.
Art for the Kelowna Art Gallery in British Columbia for a fundraiser for wild fire victims.
Art for Bay Area Adoption Services Fundraiser
Where do you get your ideas from?
Mostly from nature and my imagination. Once in a while I'll work from a photo I took.
Have you gotten MEMed yet?
Do you have exhibitions in the US or overseas? Ever gotten a big award?
Sure, take a look above at the exhibits and awards. Look here for current exhibitions.