Bernice Huber (1915 - 1994)
Bernice M. Huber was born in Clem, Oregon on April 29, 1915. Huber painted landscapes, seascapes, and still life works in an impressionist manner. She worked in watercolors, oils, and acrylics. She studied art at the University of Washington, the Warner Studio in Portland, Oregon, and at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Huber also spent time studying with prominent watercolor artists Richard Yip, George Post, Eliot O’Hara, Rex Brandt, and Edgar Whitney.
Huber moved to the Monterey Peninsula in 1952 and settled in Carmel. In 1958 she moved to Sedona, Arizona, but returned to the Monterey Peninsula in 1961. In addition to her painting work she also did extensive pottery work. For some time she was better known for this artistic genre.
Bernice Huber became an artist member of the Carmel Art Association in 1973, and remained a member until her death. She served on the Carmel Art Association Board of Directors in 1976-77. She was also a member of the Oregon Society of Artists, Northwest Watercolor Society, and Women Painters of Washington.
In addition to the Carmel Art Association Gallery, she was one of only five artists who exhibited their works at the Valley Hills Cooperative Gallery in Carmel, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, the Monterey County Fair, the Santa Cruz Art League, as well as various locations in Oregon, Washington, and the Monterey Peninsula.
Huber taught art classes for 12 years at the Carmel Adult Education Center. She often gave watercolor workshops in the Carmel area.
Bernice Huber died in Sequim, Washington on April 19, 1994.