Mooneen Mourad creates in a variety of art forms including photography, ceramic, painting and jewelry, both functional and decorative. She is known for her sense of beauty, design, color, textures, and surprising originality and creativity. She is especially interested in how her artwork enhances and promotes healing as she holds a masters degree in the mental health and chemical dependency fields. Mooneen is a professional speaker and that is a passion of hers. Mooneen has been a docent at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 

Mooneen's mission, vision and philosophical view are demonstrated through her artistic projects, and in her personal and professional life.

Information on this page is current through 2014. Please contact the artist for updates.


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, MSSA, 1991
Kent State University: Art and Education, BS ED Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1968


  • 2012 Award Santa Barbara Art Association, Photograph, Benefit Show, two accepted, one award. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2012 Westmont Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition "Lift" 2 Photographs, Montecito, CA.
  • 2012 Award, Second Place, Photography, Hutton Goleta second place, Goleta, CA.
  • 2012 Publicity: Ceramic image "Woman With Sleepy Blue Eyes" Ceramic Face used on publicity for the show "Faces" at Gallery 855 in Carpinteria, CA.
  • 2011 Award, Photography "Seasons" Gallery 855, Carpinteria, CA.
  • 2011 Award, Second Place, Photograph, Gallery 855, Carpinteria, CA.
  • 2011 Award: Photograph, Honorable Mention Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2011 Awards Honorable Mention, Photograph, Semana Nautica Art Show "Sea and Sand", 3 accepted, Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2011 April 9, Publicity Image photograph "Swans in England" Santa Barbara News Press. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2011 April 21, Publicity Image photograph "Swans in England" The Independent. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2010 Award, photograph, Gallery 855, Carpinteria, CA.
  • 2010 Award, Honorable Mention, painting, Harris & Frieda Meisel Gallery Rehabilitation Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2010 Westmont Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition "Views and Visions Travelers", Photograph, Montecito, CA.
  • 2011 Publicity, Photograph of "Pink Building" in the Santa Maria Newspaper for the "Pink" Exhibit, C Gallery Los Alimos, CA.
  • 2009 Award First Place Ceramic Wall Art, Hutton Goleta, Goleta CA.
  • 2009 Westmont Reynolds Gallery, Metal Collage, Annual Juried Exhibition. "Views and Visions Interior Space", Montecito, CA.
  • 2009 Publicity Buddha Abides My Image used for the poster for 2009, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2006 Award First Place Ceramic Bowl Gallery Step One Gallery, Carpinteria, CA.
  • 2008 Award First Place, and Best of Show, Santa Barbara Fair and Expo Ceramics and Jewelry, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2007 Award First Place and Best of Show for Enamel Cloisonné Wall Piece Santa Barbara Fair and Expo, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2006 Award: Enamel Wall Art, Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, Santa Barbara, CA.


Galleries and showing opportunities represented in California:
  • Heal the Ocean
  • Sea Side Gallery, Pismo Beach, CA.
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History juried indoor show, three years
  • Santa Barbara Art Association Exhibits
  • Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild Exhibits
  • Gallery 113, three times featured artist
  • Gallery 855, Carpinteria ongoing
  • Artists Guild of San Ynez, the wall in Los Olivos, and two or more shows in the Cabrillo in Santa Barbara Ca.
  • Cabrillo ongoing
  • Faulkner Library shows
  • Goleta Art Association
  • Harris & Freida Meisel Gallery Rehabilitation Center ongoing
  • Fresco Five Points Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Brohfman Family Jewish Community Center Painting and Photography
  • Case Western Reserve Mandel School


Westmont Ridley Tree Museum Arts Council President 2011-2014
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, docent sustainer
Santa Barbara Art Association, officer one year
Abstract Art Collective
Goleta Valley Arts Association
Sculptors Guild of Santa Barbara
Carpinteria Valley Arts Association
Potters Guild Ventura
Artists Guild of San Ynez
CAMA officer one year
Contact Mooneen at: mooneenmouradartist@gmail.com