Creative Awards


Third Place-Green Goddess Gown, Fragile Xpression Rock Your Rubbish, Denver, CO    2015
Second Place-Tikkun Olam, Fine Art, Recycled 3D, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA    2013
Third Place-Great E-Scape, Toy Store Small Scale, EAP Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA    2012
Third Place-Tikkun Olam, EAP Members, EAP Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA    2012
Second Pl-Mythos+Logos: Moonlogic, Art & Science, EAP Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA    2011

Installations and Window Displays

Entrance Window, “Her Chariot,” Swirlz Candy/Novelty Emporium, Escondido, CA, 2011-13
Front Window, Valentine’s Day, Swirlz Candy, Escondido, CA, 2013
Commuter Terminal Inside Window, San Diego International Airport, San Diego, CA, 2002
Front Window and In-Store Displays, Arcata Books, Arcata, CA, 1997-98
Front Window, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, American Cancer Society, Eureka, CA, 1996

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & CREDENTIALS


Doctor of Divinity and Ordained Minister, Universal Life Church, 2014
Whole Foods Nutritional Counseling, School of Healing Arts, San Diego, CA, 2009-10
Teaching Writing/English Lit Dual-MA prog, TESL grad minor, HSU, Arcata, CA, 1995-98
California Basic Educational Skills Test, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, CA, 1993
BA Comparative Literature, Art History minor, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1990
University of Florence, Florence, Italy (Smith College Junior Year Abroad), 1988-89
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (Intensive Italian Summer Language School), 1988
FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (Disc Jockey), 1988
High School Diploma, Le Lycée Français, Los Angeles, CA, 1981-86
    (Full-Submersion French-language Baccalaureate program, 1983-1985)

BIOGRAPHY

L.A. native Tanya Alexis Notkoff is a multi-faceted 21st Century Artist who refuses to ignore the interconnections between all things, a philosophy which fuels her art, writing, design, and teaching.  She is the editor of two young adult educational books, a published poet with an emphasis on ekphrastic writing, and an award-winning repurposed materials artist and fashion designer.  Since relocating to the Denver area in 2013, Tanya’s success in her fashion has led to her invitational participation in three fashion shows and a five-month exhibition at the Lakewood Heritage Museum.  Her successful re-emergence over the last six years she attributes to her escaping all the nay-sayers but most especially, to finding true Love, which has inspired her to return to her writing and teaching as well as to pursue her passion for making art from trash, in which she is completely self-taught.  She is eager to continue her teaching on the subject of Mythos, originally the topic of her Master’s project in Teaching Writing, which she translated into a course taught at the Philosophical Library in Escondido, California in 2012.  In 2014, Tanya became an Ordained Minister.

Rêverend Tanya A. N.

Lectures, Teaching & Tutoring, Classroom Experience


Lecturer, Survey on Mythos, Philosophical Library, Escondido, CA, 2012
Arts Instructor, Grape Day Park, Escondido History Center, Escondido, CA, 2011
ESL/EFL Instructor, International English Language Institute, HSU, Arcata, CA, 1999
Journalism Class Aide, Zoe Barnum High School, Eureka, CA (“at-risk” teens), 1998
Teaching Associate, English Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1996-97
ESL, English and Writing Tutor, Arcata, CA, 1996
Teaching Assistant, English Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1996
Aide, English Class, Eureka High School, Eureka, CA, 1996

Volunteer Work and Internships

Volunteer, CRC, Greenwood Village, CO, Sum-Fall 2018

Open Figure Study Monitor, Art Students League, Denver, CO, Fall 2015
Volunteer, Poet’s INC at EAP Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA, 2011-2012
Volunteer, EAP Muni Gallery, Escondido, CA, (included working with ages 3-19), 2010-12
Volunteer, No On 8, San Diego, CA, Fall 2008

Intern, Interview Magazine, Advertising Department, New York, NY, Sum 1989
Outreach Volunteer, Children of the Night, Los Angeles, CA, Sum 1988
Moot Court Photographer w/ SCJ Stanley Mosk presiding, CSU Dominguez Hlls, CA, June 1985
Disc Jockey and Fundraiser, WOZQ Radio, Northampton, MA (Smith College), 1988-1990
Research Assistant on pre-law textbook, Jeanne Curran, Los Angeles, CA, Sum 1983
Volunteer, Brotman Memorial Hospital, Culver City, CA, Sum 1983

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This Site is Work-in-Progress and I will continue to develop it, adding images, missing links, and  sales pages for items that are for sale. So please do check back from time to time and thank you for visiting. New work to be added, as well.  Be well.

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Additional Work History


Freelance Artist’s Model, San Diego (area), CA and Denver (area), CO, 2011-15
Confidential Office Support Admin Asst, President’s Office, SDSU, San Diego, CA, 2004-05
Sales Associate/Assistant Manager, Del Sol Color Change, San Diego, CA, 2003-04
Admin Asst Temp, Tops Staffing, San Diego, CA, (SDCRAA/S D International Airport;
    S D Port Authority; S D Unified School District—GATE, Spec Education; SAIC), 1999-03
Newsltr Editor, “ASDEG Update,” Assoc of S D Educators of the Gifted, San Diego, CA, 2001
Sales Associate, Bombay Company, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2001
Proofreader, Parsons Engineering (Tops Staffing), San Diego, CA, 1999
Administrative Assistant Temp, Sequoia Personnel, Eureka, CA, (Humboldt Bank,
    Hunter’s Advertising, Hilfiker Retaining Walls), 1996-99
Sales Associate/Assistant Manger, Arcata Books, Arcata, CA, 1997-98
Receptionist & Office Support Admin Asst, SHN Engineers & Geologists, Eureka, CA, 1995
Sales Associate, Restoration Hardware, Eureka, CA, 1994-95
Freelance Writer, Los Angeles, CA, 1992-94
Admin Support Temp, Pro Staff Personnel, Pasadena, CA, (Republic Indemnity Co), 1993
Proofreader, “Powerbook,” J.D. Power & Assoc, (London Temps) Agoura Hills, CA, 1993
Admin Support Temp, London Temps, Woodland Hills, CA, (Cambridge Development
    Group; California Video Center; Buchanan & Associates; Westwood Savings), 1986-93
Portrait Artist’s Model, Learning Tree University, Chatsworth, CA, 1992
Office Manager/Receptionist, Chrysalis Records/Chrysalis Publishing, L.A., CA, 1991-92
Regional Sales Coordinator, Home Video, Republic Pictures, Culver City, CA, 1990-91
Portrait Artist’s Model, Il Pitto Studio d’ Arte di Gabriele Mossa, Florence, Italy, 1989
Executive Assistant & PR Coordinator, Children of the Night, Los Angeles, CA, Sum 1987
Portrait Artist’s Model, Los Angeles, CA, 1979-81