Bibliography of Carolyn CJ Jones – Publications, Awards, Exhibits



  • The Beginning: Change Your Story, Change Your Life (CJ’s free report)
  • In Search of Forgiveness: Getting Past Your Anger to Find the Life You Want (CJ’s ebook)


  • Four Keys of Forgiveness: The Pathway to Peace (CJ’s CD/MP3 and Workbook set)


2007 (for gate and abstract photographs)

  • The Bay Area Women’s Journal, Nov/Dec issue, Be Inspired Photo, for photo Circle of Giving
  • Photos That Inspire: Photo Workshop, www.photoworkshop.comfor photo Blue Lava
  • Abstracts: 2007 – Volume Two,, for photo Color Burst


2012 (for book Opening the Gates of the Heart: A Journey of Healing)

  • Silver Medal Award for best Gift/Specialty book from Nautilus Book Awards
  • the daVinci Eye Award for best cover art from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards
  • Honorable Mention for Spirituality by the Nautilus Book Awards

2011 (for book listed above)

  • Best Fine Art Photography Book, by the Bay Area Independent Publisher’s Association
  • Finalist in Inspiration category in the Global ebook Awards by Dan Poytner

2010 (for book listed above)

  • First Prize, Poetry, by the Do-It-Yourself Book Festival
  • Honorable Mention, Spirituality, by the New York Book Festival
  • Honorable Mention, Photography/Art, by the San Francisco Book Festival

2007 (for abstract photography)

  • First Prize, Down the Straightaway, online juried show and contest: 2007 International Art Show: Part Two – Abstracts,
  • Second Place, Green Dot, online juried show: Abstracts,
  • Curator’s Choice Award, Color Burst,
  • Back cover of book, Abstracts 2007-Volume Two, for image Color Burst,
  • Semi-finalist, Bridge to Sanity, online contest: String Art Competition by The Violin Case 

Solo Exhibitions (for gate and abstract photographs)


  • Worldwide Chiropractic, San Bruno, CA, gate collections


  • Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency, Oakland, CA, gate and abstract collections
  • Larkspur Public Library, Larkspur, CA, gate collections
  • Laurel Valley Optometry, Oakland, CA, gate collections


  • Thompson Hall Gallery, Sausalito, CA, Dancing With Light, abstract collection
  • Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley, CA, gate collections
  • San Anselmo Public Library, San Anselmo, CA, gate collections

Juried, Group Exhibitions (for gate and abstract photographs)


  • Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA, gate and abstract collections
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Macro
  • Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, CA, Lines, Patterns, and Textures


  • Rackable Systems, Fremont, CA, gate collections
  • California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA, Art on the Walls
  • O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Art That Speaks: Blending Word and Image
  • Aurora Colors Gallery, Petaluma, CA, California Wine Country
  • O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Wabi-Sabi Exhibition
  • Aurora Colors Gallery, Petaluma, CA, Abstractions, Color, and Texture
  •, online exhibit, Abstracts


  • Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, The Edge of Abstraction
  •, online juried exhibition
  •, online juried exhibition, Abstracts 2007


  • Kent State University School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science Degree awarded June, 1974
  • self-taught photographer, augmented with classes and private instruction