Selected Curatorial Projects: 1999 – 2016
- Life in Portraits, Cornell Museum, Florida, 2016; Curatorial Adviser
- Multiple exhibitions at various venues including Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles; SPARC, Los Angeles and the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles on behalf of A Window Between Worlds, national nonprofit organization, 2011-2015; Curator
- Joan Quinn Captured, Brand Library and Art Center, 2014; Curatorial Adviser
- Joan, Joan, Joan: One Subject, Many Artists, John Wayne Airport, 2013; Curator
- Mysterious Objects, Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn, Santa Ana College, 2011; Curatorial Adviser
- Robert Dowd: Pop Art Money, Santa Ana College, 2011; Curator
Robert Dowd: Pop Art Money, CCAA Museum of Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 2010; Curator
- The California Son: Milford Zornes, CCAA Museum of Art, Rancho Cucamonda, CA 2010; CuratorIn January 2010. J. Cheryl Bookout curated the inaugural Milford Zornes exhibition at the CCAA Museum at the Filipi Winery in Rancho Cucamonga. She received a special award for excellence from the museum for her efforts.
- Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2006; Curatorial Advisor
- Envisioning the Future, facilitated by Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman with 80 artists, multiple venues in Pomona and Claremont, 2002; Project Coordinator
A community-based collaborative art project began with an idea by Cheryl Bookout, director of SCA Gallery located in downtown Pomona. Her goal was to bring attention to Inland Valley arts, and revitalize downtown Pomona and its art colony. Cheryl took her idea of inviting artist and scholar Judy Chicago to be a resident artist in Pomona to Dr. Barbara Way at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In 2001, Cheryl and Dr. Way met with Judy Chicago and her husband, renowned photographer, Donald Woodman in their New Mexico home. As a result of this meeting, the project theme Envisioning the Future was conceived by Chicago and Woodman. It was Chicago’s largest project to that point, and included approximately 80 artists from 47 communities within eight counties in California. The project was two years in development and was facilitated by both Chicago and Woodman. Cal Poly Pomona anchored the project and Cheryl Bookout was the project coordinator.
- Approximately 80 exhibitions on behalf of SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA, 1999 – 2001 and 2005-2010; Curator