Robert L. Pincus       San Diego Union Tribune, Women’s Work, ,Bonded by Nature, Bergman,          

 Foosaner, McCormack , Brooke. February 7, 2008

Suzi Gablik Resurgence, Mystery of Color, September-October 2004

Peter Selz    Art in America, July 2003, Ciel Bergman at R.B. Stevenson Gallery

Joe Szarek    The Rio Grande Sun, May 22, 2003, Coyote Artist: Seek the Beautiful or Perish

Guy Cross    THE Magazine, Santa Fe’s Monthly Magazine of the Arts, April 2003, The Universe of: Painter Ciel Bergman

Robert L. Pincus    The San Diego Union-Tribune, Night and Day, Up Front, November 21, 2002, Nature’s Present Tense

Chris Bache    IONS Noetic Sciences Review, March-May 2002, Stepping Into the Fire

Richard Tobin    THE Magazine, June 2000, Ciel Bergman, Antidote

Robert L. Pincus    The San Diego Union-Tribune, Night and Day, Visual Arts, January 27, 2000, Reaching for the Sky

Richard Tobin    THE Magazine, December 1998, pg. 41, The Art of Drawing

Marilyn Moyle    The Davis Enterprise, December 10, 1998, pg. 14, Ciel Bergman, The Artist’s Journey

Steven Jenkins    Art Week, November 1998, Ciel Bergman: Before New Mexico/After California, Paintings and Drawings, 1980-1998

Diana Armitage    THE Magazine, March 1998, Trees and Faces

Nancy Doll    Women/Beyond Borders, exhibition catalogue, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, 1996

John de Heras    Verde Que Te Quiero Verde, exhibition catalogue, a collaborative exhibition, Universities of Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, and California State University at Long Beach, California, 1995-1996

Thomas H. Garver    Flora:  Contemporary Artists and the World of Flower, exhibition catalogue, Woodson Museum, 1995

Ciel Bergman    Just Friends, exhibition catalogue, Berkeley Art Center, 1994

Sandy Ballatore    Crosswinds, Vol. 5, No. 10, September 1993, Reconnecting Art, Ciel Bergman

Laura Funkhauser    Seattle Weekly, March 24, 1993, Art Has No Gender

Laura Funkhauser    Vision Art Quarterly, fall 1993, Eco Trip: Embracing Nature, Seattle Area

Frank McEntire    Catalyst Magazine, February 1992, Sticks and Stones – The Artist as Shaman

Richard P. Christensen    Desert News, Salt Lake Center Newsletter, February 16, 1992, “SLAC Delivers Timely Spiritual Message”

Betty Klausner    The Independent, October 1, 1992, pg. 37, Healing Through Beauty, The Art of Ciel Bergman

Ciel Bergman    The Santa Barbara News-Press, Scene, View From Here, February 28, 1992, The Split Between Culture and Nature

Jerry A. Schefcik    Issues of Water, exhibition catalogue, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1992

Edward Leffingwell    Dreams and Shields, Spiritual Dimensions in Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, Salt Lake Art Center, 1992

Ann Skiold    The Santa Barbara Independent, June 6-13, 1991, Ten of Our Own

Joan Crowder    The Santa Barbara News-Press, Scene, June 7, 1991, 

Surrounded by Mysterious Pasts and Presences

Heather S. Lineberry    Challenging Myths – Five Artists, exhibition catalogue, Bakersfield Art Museum, 1991

Melinda Johnson    The Santa Barbara News-Press, August 25, 1990, UCSB Report

Joyce Hanson    The New City-Chicago Bi-Weekly, September 13, 1990, Can Art Save the World

Jeff Abell    The New Art Examiner, Chicago, December 1990, Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age

Roger Hurlburt    The Sun Sentinel News, Boca Raton, FL, November 1990, New Galleries Draw Attention to Boca

Josef Woodard    The Independent, February 2, 1989, The Better Sex

David Floria    Revelations – The Transformative Impulse in Recent Art

John Perreault    exhibition catalogue, Aspen Art Museum, 1989

Suvan Geer    The Los Angeles Times, September 22, 1989, Galleries

Ben Marks    Art Week, September 30, 1989, The Black-and-White Overturned

Mary Esbaugh Hayes    The Aspen Times, July 13, 1989, Revelation in the Aspen Museum

Edward Goldman    Art Talk, Dennis Leon and Ciel Bergman at Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (over a Los Angeles radio station)

Joan Crowder    The Santa Barbara News-Press, December 1, 1989, Chock-Full of Artistic Adventure

Pamela Hammond    Art News, Los Angeles, December 1989, Ciel Bergman, Dorothy Goldeen

Joan Crowder     The Santa Barbara News-Press, Scene, July 31, 1987, Bowers Exhibit at CAF for the Vandal In Us All

Joan Crowder    The Santa Barbara News-Press, August 6, 1987, Installation of Trash: Disturbing Statement

Josef Woodard    The Independent, August 20, 1987, Atonal Convergence

Suzanne Muchnic    The Los Angeles Times, August 22, 1987, The Sensuality of Judy Dater Amid The Charms of Santa Barbara

Kathryn Diage Warren    Diversity and Presence, Women Artist Faculty of the University

Melinda Wortz    of California, exhibition catalogue, 1987

Tillie Olsen    Women’s Sensibilities, exhibition catalogue, Warm Gallery, 1986

Julie Yanson, Betsy Damon

Joan Crowder     The Santa Barbara News-Press, April 1986, Cheryl Bowers Germinates Seeds of New World

Betty Klausner    X-Change, Celebrating Art Made Out of the Mainstream, exhibition catalogue, Santa Barbara Contemporary Forum, 1985

Pamela Hammond    New Directions in California Painting, exhibition catalogue, Visual Arts Center, Anchorage, AK, 1985

Kenneth Baker    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 1985, New Paintings in Search of a Purpose

Bill Anderson    The Santa Barbara News and Review, June 20, 1985, Curating a Scene

Michael Kampen    The Santa Barbara News-Press, July 9, 1985, By The Sea

Isabel Anderson    Art Week, October 1, 1983, Running Big Risks

Charles Shere    National Watercolor Invitational, exhibition catalogue, University of Wisconsin, 1983

Robert L. Pinkus    The Los Angeles Times, September 30, 1983, The Galleries, Downtown

Tom Krumpak    Designers West, November 1983, Paint, Passion and the New Image

Alfred Jan    Images and Issues, November/December 1983, Cheryl Bowers

Sarah Kent    Time Out, London, England, May 21-27, 1982, Visual Art

George W. Neubert    Fresh Paint – 15 California Artists, exhibition catalogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982

Thomas Albright    Art News, September 1982, Fresh Paint

Suzan Boettger    The San Francisco Chronicle, June 1982, Fresh Paint, New Fingerprints

Cathy Curtis    Art Week, July 17, 1982, Fresh Paint, Questioning a Premise

Robert Atkins    The California Magazine, September 1982, Galleries

Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, October 1982, Bowers Art Re-emerges with Seasoned Clarity

William Wilson    The Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1981, Galleries, Downtown

Anne Gilbar    The Santa Barbara Magazine, Fall 1981, Living Art in Santa Barbara

Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, April 1980, New Cheryl Bowers’ Painting Ranks with California’s Best

Thomas Albright    The San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 1980, Three Artists Who Challenge Convention

Robert Atkins    The Bay Guardian, Night and Day, May 12, 1980, Cheryl Bowers

James Wood    Art Week, December 13, 1980, Records of China

Richard Ames    The Santa Barbara News-Press, November 29, 1980, Bowers’ Show a Departure

Suzanne Muchnic    The Los Angeles Times, February 23, 1979, Art Walk

Christina Madden    Art Week, March 10, 1979, Exploration of Self

Gerrit Henry    Art News, April 1979

Edgar Buonaguirio    Arts, June 1979

Charles Shore    The Oakland Tribune, May 1978, Cheryl Bowers Paints from the Inside Out

Edward Leffingwell    18 Bay Area Artists, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1976

Mary Stofflet    Three Bay Area Artists, exhibition catalogue, University of California Riverside, 1976

William Wilson    The Los Angeles Times, May 1976, Grim Portrait of Bay Area

Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, June 1976, Oakland, 1976

David Weinstein    Art Week, June 1976, Seven Oakland Artists

Mary Stofflet-Santiago    Art Week, May 1976, Cheryl Bowers and Sandra Taylor

Thomas Albright    The Art Gallery Magazine, February 1976, Mythmakers

The Whitney Biennial, exhibition catalogue, The Whitney Museum of American Art, 1975

Alfred Frankenstein    The San Francisco Chronicle, August 1975, Winners for Sure

Judith Dunham    Art Week, August 1975, 1975 S.E.C.A. Exhibit, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Suzanne Foley    1975 S.E.C.A. Exhibit, exhibition catalogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1975

 Interstices, exhibition catalogue, San Jose Museum of Art, 1975

Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, April 1974, Choose History or What’s Happening

Cecile McCann    Art Week, May 4, 1974, Bay Area Studio Sampling

Robert Keil    Art Week, October 5, 1974, Cheryl Bowers in Search of Centeredness

Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, October 3, 1974, Cheryl Bowers Paints with Knowing Visi

Thomas Albright    The San Francisco Chronicle, October 5, 1974, The Search for Mythology

Paul Allman    The Berkeley Gazette, June 30, 1973, Art Who.


Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, June 3, 1973, Cheryl Bowers’ Art in Berkeley


Joanne Dickson    Art Week, September 29, 1973, Cheryl Bowers, Works on Paper


Charles Shere    The Oakland Tribune, October 9, 1973, Berkeley Artist’s Work is Suite of Tone and Texture









Lucy R. LippardUndermining, A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art In The Changing West, The New Press, 2013, pg 179

Roshi Joan SutherlandAcequias and Gates, Miscellaneous Writing on Koans,  illuminations throughout the publication, 2015


John K Grande, Esko Nummelin, Dr. Peter Selz, curator, PIA HOVI-ASSSAD,   ECO-ARTArt and Nature, Pori Art Museum, Pori, FinlandTammerprint Oy, Tampere, 2012

Gass/ZimbardoFifty Years of Bay Area Art, The SECA Awards, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Press,  2011,   pg 53


Nancy F. Cott    Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, Univ.Ill. ,Press, Editor, B.J. Love, 2006, pg 39

Peter Selz    Art and Politics in California,  UC Press, 2005


Suzi Gablik    The Reenchantment of Art, Thames & Hudson, New York, NY, 1991


Henry Hopkins    California Painters, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1989


Elinor Gaddon    The Once and Future Goddess, the Goddess Within:  A Source of Empowerment for Women


Sylvia Moore (ed)    Yesterday and Tomorrow:  California Women Artists; Art & Spirituality: Eight Women, Midmarch Press, New York, NY, 1989


Thomas Albright    Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, University Press, UC Berkeley, 1985

    The California Art Review, Second Edition, pgs. 98, 228 and 229, 

                                    American References, Chicago, IL, 1989

                                      Who’s Who in American Women, 1998

                                   Who’s Who in American Art 1989






Suzi GablikResurgence, The Mystery of Color, September/October 2004


Chris Bache    IONS Magazine, Stepping Into The Fire, Transformation of Consciousness (photograph of painting to accompany text), March/May 2002, No. 59


Sandy Ballatore    Crosswinds, Reconnecting Art, Vol. 5, No. 10, New Mexico’s News Monthly, interview by Sandy Ballatore, September 1993


Elizabeth Darby Junkin    Buzzworm, The Environmental Journal, Nature’s Vanguard, Vol. II, No. 5, The Works of Ciel Bergman, William Lesch, Ana Medieta and James Balog Explore the Boundaries of Environmental Art, September/October 1990


Mary Beth Nelson    Southwest Art, The Moving Spirit: Artists Offer Signposts Toward the Preservation of the Earth, pgs. 60-64, April 1990


Anne Simkinson    Common Boundaries, Women When the World Began, pg. 20, May/June 1989

    Images & Issues, Contemporary Art Review, Vol. 3, No. 6, work reproduced on cover of magazine, May/June 1983

Ciel Bergman    Images & Issues, Equal Time, pg. 4, September/October 1983


Eve Reynolds    Women in Contemporary Art, interview, host Cecelia Davidson, for PBS Broadcasting, Producer Reynolds taped at Continental Cable vision, Marina Del Rey, CA, 1989

Rachel Rosenthal    Painting images projected over-scale as set for L.O.W. in Gaia, a performance by artist Rachel Rosenthal, Los Angeles, New York and Documenta, Germany, 1989

Cheryl Bowers    Sea of Clouds What Can I Do, produced by artist to run concurrent with the exhibition of the same name



1999    Abrams Lecture & Prize, UCSB Women’s Center, Santa Barbara, CA


1993    Notes on a Pilgrimage to Beauty, The Sacred in the Arts, A Conference and Celebration Transcending Contemporary Taboos: Reawakening to Beauty, Wonder and Sacred Values Through the Arts, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY


1992    Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age, College Art Association, panelist (first public reading of Ecological Degradation and the Cultural Repression of Beauty), Chicago, IL

    The Heart of Helping, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

    Ecological Degradation and the Cultural Repression of Beauty, Brigham Young University, UT


1991    Beauty Conferred: Dr. James Hillman, Jungian analyst; Ursula K. LeGuin, poet essayist; Suzi Gablik, artist, author; Julian White, pianist, composer; Cheryl Bowers, professor, painter – Scottish Rite Auditorium, Pacifica Graduate Institute, San Francisco, CA (on tape)

    Artlink Symposium: Sea of Clouds by Ciel Bergman, Wasteland by David Hanson, Toward a Post-Columbian World by Lucy Lippard, The Reenchantment of Art by Suzi Gablik, Phoenix Community Alliance, AZ


1990    Woman: Image & Image Maker, a three-day colloquium celebrating Women’s History Month with Dr. Eira Patnaik, Professor of English Studies, Rollins College, Florida; Ann Deavere Smith, author/artist/professor; Sandra Cisneros, writer/lecturer; Sandra Shotlander, playwright/actress/director, Australia – College of Arts and Lectures, Department of Foreign Languages, and Department of Women’s Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age, with Robert Janz, painter/performance; David Hanson, photographer; Mierle Ukeles, sculptor/performance; critic Suzi Gablik – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    The Heart of Helping, papers by Jack Kornfield, Ph.D.; Sam Naifeh, Jungian analyst; Arthur Coleman, Jungian analyst; Yvonne Rand, Zen priest; Cheryl Bowers, painter – Fort Mason Conference Center, C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, CA

    Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age (panel), Suzi Gablik, guest speaker, with painters Othello Anderson, Ciel Bergman, and photographer David Hanson – Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Borders and Bridges, MACAA 1990 Conference, panel on Environmental Sculpture: Specific References, Helen Escobedo, Thomas McCauley, Nobuho Nagasawa, Ciel Bergman – University of Arizona, Tucson


1989    In High Gear/Survival in the ’90s, panelist; Chair Margaret Lazzari, Southern California Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Los Angeles

    Artist Activists: A Woman’s Art for the Transformation of Culture, Chair Dr. Elinor Gaddon, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, College Art Association, San Francisco, CA


1988    Women When the World Began, symposium with Marija Gimbutas, Professor European Archaeology, UCLA; Lucy Lippard, art critic; Mayumi Oda, serigrapher; Dr. Sylvia Brinton Perera, Jungian analyst; Dr. Nor Hall, psychotherapist/author; Dr. Betty De Shong, Jungian analyst; Maia Aprahamian, composer of opera; Cheryl Bowers, painter/professor, UCSB; C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco, CA


1987    A Fifteen Year Survey, Scripps College, evening slide lecture, Claremont Graduate School, CA


1986    Seaside, a public lecture series, “Gates to the Ocean: The Paintings of Cheryl Bowers,” School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene


1982    Invited keynote speaker, M.F.A. Commencement, University of California, Berkeley

1981    Co-created with Sam Erenbert, The Actual Symposium: Change Persistence in Creativity and Culture, May 8, 9, 10, by Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum.  Grants by the National Endowment for the Arts and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Arts Project, a discourse between Dr. Jose Arguelles, art historian; Dr. Niccolo Caderni, theoretical physicist; Leslie Labowitz, performance artist; Dr. Richard Hecht, historical theologian; Dr. Michael Moerman, anthropology; Chick Strand, independent filmmaker; Gene Youngblood, author/lecturer on electronics/communication revolution. Review:  Art in America, The Actual Symposium, Dr. Peter Selz, UCB, November