Arleen Olson graduated from Kean University,NJ with a B.A. in English and Art.
She has been a professional photographer for most of her life and her work has been exhibited widely. Her photographs have been published in environmental newsletters, college publications, catalogs, newspapers, magazines, brochures and many books. Her Virgin Passage poster has sold nationally in women’s bookstores. A compilation of her photographs is part of the permanent collection of Women Photographers in Humboldt County, 1850-2000, which resides in the Beinecke Library at Yale University.
She is author of Humboldt Wild, a visual journey through Southern, Central and Northern Humboldt along the spectacular Pacific Coast in NW California. The book concludes with a chapter highlighting Humboldt’s numerous renowned local events.