DEGEES and CERTIFICATION:

  • ME – North Carolina State University, graduated Phi Kappa Phi 1996

  • BFA – University of Cincinnati 1970

  • NBCT National Board Certification 2002  –  Adolescent and Young Adult Art Education 

POST GRADUATE:

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, TICA Teacher’s Institute in Contemporary Art, painting and Drawing July 2010, 2011, and 2012

  • Art Educator Forum - Savannah College of Art and Design eight or more times between 1996 – 2012

AWARDS and HONORS:

  • 1st Place, Illumination 2019, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C.

  • Honorable Mention,  Yadkin Arts Council 2019 Juried Exhibition

  • 1st Place, 2019 Handcrafted,  Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, N.C. Juror W. Earle, SECCA

  • Merit Award,2016 Scope, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror D. Fuller, Atlanta Contemporary

  • 2nd Place, 2016 Wilson, N.C. POP, Nest Installation with Brenda Brokke

  • 1st Place, 2015 Cameron Art Museum, Art of Illumination,  Wilmington, N.C.,

  • 1st Place, 2015 POP Fuquay Varina, N.C. for Love Nest, Installation with Brenda Brokke

  • Best Cinema Inspired Artwork, 2015 Scrapel Hill Art Contest and Exhibit VI, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • 2nd place 2015 for Comfort Quilt, Visual Art Exchange, Common Goods show, Raleigh

  • 3rd Place, 2014 NCAEA Exhibition, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

  • 1st Place, 2014 Latitude/Longitude, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror S. Harbage Page-UNCC

  • Honorable Mention, 2014 Move, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, N,C., Juror Dana Raymond-NCSU

  • Regional Artist Project Grant, 2012 United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County ($1,500)

  • Voted most inspirational teacher by the Apex High class of 2012

  • Selected to be a mentor-TICA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2011

  • Best in Show - 2008 Art Educator Forum-exhibition, international exhibit of art by art teachers,  Savannah College of Art and Design

SOLO, 2-3 PERSON EXHIBITS:

  • Block Gallery​, Raleigh Municipal Building, 2017 Darning Memory, three person show: with M. Starke and E. Urbanski

  • Litmus Gallery, 2017 Raleigh, N.C.  DownLoad Exhibit,  two person show with Jayne Walther

  • Solo show, 2015 Remnants of a Technical World, Herb Young Community Center Gallery, Cary, NC

  • Red Gallery, 2015 The Day The Music Died, Rolesville, NC two person show with Cassie Cousler

  • Litmus Gallery, 2013 Raleigh, N.C., two person show with Brenda Brokke

  • Solo show – 2012 The Mahler Fine Art Gallery, Raleigh, N.C., - Rescuing Memories 

SELECT JURIED EXHIBITS: Exhibits that are listed above are not included in this category.

2020

  • 2020 Handcrafted, Maria V. Howard Arts Center Museum, Rocky Mount, N.C.

  • 66rd  Annual Juried Exhibition, Durham Art Guild

2019

  • 3 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN AWARDS

  • Unconventional, d'Art Center, Norfolk VA

  • Fusion Mid-Atlantic, The Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA

  • 65th  Annual Juried Exhibition, 2019 Durham Art Guild

2018

  • 64rd  Annual Juried Exhibition, 2018Durham Art Guild

  • Raleigh Fine Art Society, 2018 NC artists Exhibit, Juror- Jennifer Dassel Assoc. Curator, NCMA

2017

  • 2 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN SOLO and 2-3 PERSON EXHIBITS  

  • 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017 Durham Art Guild

  • Art of Illumination 2017 Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

  • Constellation Studios, 2017 Lincoln, Nebraska, Invisible Cities

  • 525,6000 MINS, Waterworks Art Center, Salisbury N.C.

2016

  • 2 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN AWARDS

  • Art of Illumination 2016 Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC

  • Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered: Found Object Art 6th Annual International Juried Exhibit, 2016

University of N.C. Pembroke, Pembroke N.C.

  • Visual Art Exchange, 2016 Media, Raleigh, N.C.

2015

  • 4 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN AWARDS

  • 2 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN SOLO and 2-3 PERSON EXHIBITS

2014

  • 3 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN AWARDS

  • Raleigh Fine Art Society, 2014 NC Artist Exhibit, Juror Dr. Eric Denker- Smithsonian

2013

  • 2 EXHIBITS LISTED ABOVE IN SOLO and 2-3 PERSON EXHIBITS

  • Frank Juarez Gallery, 2013 Sheboygan, WI.

  • Visual Art Exchange,2013 Raleigh, NC, Build It

  • Visual Art Exchange, 2013 Raleigh, NC, Still

SELECT NEST INSTALLATIONS: with Brenda Brokke:

  • Artsplosure 2019 – Quilt Nest

  • Lucky Tree at The Royal, Raleigh 2018-19 – Homebound, with Brenda Brokke and Amy Friend

  • Artspace –2017 Homebound, nest installation with Brenda Brokke and Amy Friend

  • Milton Rhodes Art Center, 2017 Winston Salem, N.C.

  • Beta Verde, 2017 Winston-Salem, N.C. permanent installation

  • Cary Art Center Gallery 2016, Cary N.C.

  • NC Museum of Art, 2015 Un/natural Nest, Raleigh, N.C.

  • Visual Art Exchange, 2015 Generation Nest, Exchange Gallery, Raleigh N.C.

  • Halle Cultural Arts Center, 2014 Apex, N.C

  • Sparkcon Festival, 2013 Raleigh, N.C.

GUEST SPEAKER:

  • Rolesville High School 2019

  • Campbell University 2016 and 2017

  • Halle Cultural Arts Center 2014

  • YMCA 2014

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  2011 Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art

  • Meredith College 1992, 1990, and 1989

  • North Carolina Museum of Art, 1988 Collecting contemporary art

  • East Carolina University 1988

ACTIVITES:

  • Current member Artsplosure Steering Committee

  • Current member of Artspace, Visual Art Exchange, Durham Art Guild

  • Maintain a studio at Litmus Gallery and Studios in Raleigh 2013  - present

  • Participated, In Clothes We Remember, Community Art Project with Jan-Ru Wan, Cary Arts Center

  • Juror for the 7th district Congressional Teen Art Competition 2014

  • Curator - Apex High Reunion Art Show at the Halle Cultural Arts Center, Apex, 2009 - 2012

  • N.C. Museum of Art, 2012 Raleigh, NC,  Art of The Auction Juried

  • Cameron Art Museum, 2014 Wilmington, NC, State of the Art; Art of the State