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Signe Mayfield

curator of exhibitions

Signe Mayfield, American curator of exhibitions.


Mayfield, Signe was born on March 14, 1942 in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of James P. and Helen (Curtis) Shambaugh.


Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1965. Postgraduate, George Washington University.


Curator The Art Corridor, Menlo Park, California, 1984-1987. Gallery director Miller-Brown Gallery, San Francisco, 1988-1989. Curator of exhibitions Palo Alto (California) Cultural Center, since 1989.

Board directors Art Table, since 1994, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 1990-1997. Member advisory council American Art Study Center, M.H. de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museum San Francisco.


  • Revs., articles and featured exhibitions in Art of Perception (Australia), Artweek, American Craft Magazine, Fiberworks, Design, Woodturning (England), San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Art News, Wall St. Journal. Author exhibition catalogs Directions in Bay Area Printmaking, Christopher Brown: Works on Paper, Marriage in Form: Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale, Dominic DiMare: A Retrospective.


Married William B. Mayfield, January 24, 1946. Children: Ross D., Kendra.