2011 Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentrations: Drawing and Sculpture with a certification, K-12, in art education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
One and two-person shows
2017 Go West Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, Kansas
2014 Inconstant Certainty 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory Virginia.
2020 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas. Juried by Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor of Art at Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma.
2019 Appalachia Now Asheville Art Museum, Juried by Jason Andrew, independent scholar, curator, producer at Artist Estate Studio LLC, Brooklyn, New York.
2018 Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia. Juried by Laura Roulet, Art Critic and Curator, Washington D.C.
2018 Facing the Wall, Art League Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island. Juried by Julia Samuels, Master Printer Overpass Projects, Providence, Rhode Island.
2018 Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia. Juried by David Houston, Executive Director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.
2017 27th annual artsthrive:Art Exhibition & Benefit, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2017 From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, Virginia. Juried by Courtney McNeil, chief curator of collections and exhibitions for Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia
2017 Paperworks 2017 Winners Exhibition, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington New York. Juried by Heidi Hirschl, Curatorial Assistant Museum of Modern Art
2017 Shifting Landscapes Juried, Surface Design Association, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2017 The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition Order and Chaos Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky. Juried By Robert L. Croker Artist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2016 Sculpture on Campus Revisited Invitational SIUE Art and Design Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
2016 Positive/Negative 31 National Juried Art Exhibition Slocum Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Tennessee. Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts
2015 Biennial: 36°46'22"N, 81°49'50"W MCA Art Gallery, McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
2014 Exploration, Discovery Emory & Henry College Art Faculty Slocum Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
2013 Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Juror Buzz Spector Dean, College and Graduate School of Art, Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
2012 Context Texture Art St Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Juried by Joe Chelsea, Professor of Design and Sculpture, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri and Jo Stealey, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
2012 Women’s Film Festival at the 2012 SPE (Society for Photographic Education) National Conference in San Francisco, California. Juried by Lynn Estomin, Professor, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
SELECT COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2015-2016 Co-curator A Woman in Her Place a traveling exhibition designed and curated with Amanda Pfister
2016 A Woman in Her Place SIUE Art and Design Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
2016 A Woman in Her Place Carver Center Gallery, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland
2015 A Woman in Her Place McGlothlin Center for the Arts Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
2015 A Woman in Her Place City Arts Wichita, Kansas
2015 A Woman in Her Place E. B. White Gallery, Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas
RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS
2018 Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges Mednick Award
2018 Mellon Fund Professional Development grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College through endowed Mellon Foundation funds
2018 Facing the Wall, Cash Award, Art League Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island. Juried by Julia Samuels, Master Printer Overpass Projects, Providence, Rhode Island.
2018 Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, Purchase Award, LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia. Juried by David Houston, Executive Director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.
2017 Mellon Fund Professional Development grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College through endowed Mellon Foundation funds
2016 Third Place for Field and Quarry, The 2016 Jax Juried Exhibition, awarded by Juror Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director Visual Arts Center of Richmond
2015 Summer Starter Grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College
2015 Mellon Fund Professional Development grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College through endowed Mellon Foundation funds
2012 Award of Excellence for Geographic Center of the Conterminous United States-Lebanon, KS awarded by Joe Chelsea, Professor of Design and Sculpture, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri and Jo Stealey, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri
2012 Best Dreamscape (Light) for Untie, Unfasten, Undo a collaborative project with Amanda Pfister awarded by Cinema St. Louis, Stella Artois St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase 2011, St. Louis, Missouri
2012 Don F. Davis Award for Edge awarded by the Friends of Art, Friends of Art 2011 Auction, N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College, Edwardsville, Illinois
Casting and Chasing: bronze, aluminum, sterling, nickel silver, pewter, resin, wax, plaster/ hydrostone, and paper, experience with standard investment with an understanding of ceramic shell, latex molds, silicone molds, and plaster molds
Ceramics: wheel throwing, hand building, electric and gas kiln loading and firing, mid to high fire glaze mixing, electric kiln repair, electric wheel repair
Glass working: sand casting, glass blowing, glass fusing, lamp working
Machinery: Proficiency operating: self propelled man lift with a 60 foot boom
Welding Methods: Oxy/Acetylene, MIG
Cutting Methods: band-saw, chop-saw, plasma torch, Oxy/Acetylene cutting, Beverly shear, bench shear
Paper making: Hollander and slurry beater, hand pulling with mould and deckle, casting, rendering pulp from natural fibers (local plants)
Photography: single lens reflex and 4 x 5 rail camera, black and white darkroom techniques, digital post processing
Safety: Familiar with NASAD and OSHA safety requirements, HMIS labeling
Cloth: direct and fiber reactive dyes, natural dyes, Thermofax printing, silkscreen and stencil printing
Sewing: pattern making, machine, hand, and embroidery sewing, pulled and drawn lace making, Crewel Embroidery
Weaving: Tapestry weaving, Archie Brennan loom creation and dressing.
Felting: Wet and needle felting
Spinning: one and two ply spinning with a Navajo drop spindle
Woodworking: Proficient in use and repair of power tools associated with the wood shop including the following: table saw, band-saw, panel saw, compound miter saw, radial arm saw, jointer, planer, lathe, pneumatic tools and drill press
Proficient in multiple styles of joinery includingthe following: mortise and tenon, butt joints, lap joints and half lap joints, dado joints, dowel joints, and miter joints
Wood carving and whittling