Curriculum Vitae

I explore the world of the Ancients in my approach to creating art. Mixing natural earth minerals into paints, I integrate the mysteries surrounding their art, techniques and early language roots in style, signs and pictographs. The images that emerge on canvas, I also create in clay sculptures, using natural minerals and pit fires.

Education:

Master’s Degree:  Initiatives in Educational Transformation, George Mason University
            Thesis: Multi-modal Approaches to Education to Include Art, Graduated with Honors
BLS in Art and Languages, Mary Washington University, Graduated with Honors
Teacher Certification: Primary Education, Mary Washington University, Graduated with Honors

Present: Artworks in Public Places

Hat Ranch Gallery, 27 San Marcos Rd. “The Turquoise Trail”, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Silver Peak Gallery, 786 Main St. Cambria, CA 93428 (Bronze, Silver & Gold Gallery)

Art Experience:

2022-23 November-January: One Woman Exhibition, Nevada City Winery-Art Gallery

2022 September-October: Center for the Arts Exhibition, Grass Valley CA

2022 October: Open Studios Tour Nevada County West

2022 July-September: “Off Center” Ceramic Art, Blue Line Arts

2022 June: Crocker Art Museum Auction, Big Names, Small Works

2022 March: NCECA-Ceramic Exhibition, Sierra Foothills Clay Arts at Blue Line Arts

2022 March: Sun City Artists Group talk and Demonstration: Earth Artist Processes

2022 March: Blue Line Arts Talk on Mineral Paints in Painting and on Sculpture

2022 January: Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition, Grass Valley/Nevada City, Jurors Award

2021 November-December: ASIF Small Works Show

2021 September-October: Center for the Arts Exhibition, Grass Valley CA

2021 October: Open Studios Tour Nevada County West

2021 October: Nisenan Heritage Days Art Exhibition “Art through Visibility” & Commission

2021 August: Workshop for Nisenan tribe, Natural Mineral Paints

2021 June-July: Nevada City Winery Art Exhibition, One Woman Show

2021 July: Art through Visibility Exhibition (Nisenan), Talk Art Processes Nevada City CA.

2021 August: Blue Line Arts Talk on Earth Artist Processes in Painting

2021 January: Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition, Grass Valley/Nevada City, Jurors Award

2020-21 December-March: Manhattan Arts Online Art Exhibition “HerStory”

2020 October: Open Studios Tour Nevada County West

2020 October: Nisenan Heritage Days Art Exhibition “Art through Visibility

2020 August-September: Nevada City Winery Art Exhibition, One Woman Show

2020 June: Earth Art Workshop, Cascina Rodiani, Italy – Cancelled (COVID)

2020 May: From My Studio (Stay at Home) “Chalkin’ It Up!”  Across the USA

2020 April: Chalk Art “From My Street to Yours” Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

2020 April: Osborn Woods Gallery: Home Project Nevada City CA

2020 March: “Out From the Fire:” Pit Firing

2020 January-February: Two Day Workshops, Natural Mineral Paints

2019 Year “I Am” Project Art Exhibition Nevada County Arts Council (Belonging Project)

2019 September: Nevada City School of the Arts Talk and Demonstration

2019 September: Nisenan Tribal members Talk/Symposium

2019 September: Hat Ranch Gallery Mineral Paints and gold leaf workshop, Art exhibition, Talk

2019 October: Nisenan Heritage Days Art Exhibition “Art through Visibility”

2019 October: Open Studios Tour Nevada County West

2019 July: Nevada City Winery Art Exhibition, One Woman Show

2019 June: Natural Earth Paints Interview and Featured Artist

2019 May: Hiking the Out Back Australia Cave Art

2019 January-March: Two Day Workshops, Natural Mineral Paints

2019 January: Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition, Grass Valley/Nevada City

2019 January: Nevada County Arts Council Featured Artist

2018 Year “Belonging” Art Exhibition, 1 year project

2018 October: Nisenan Art Exhibition “Art through Visibility”

2018 October: Open Studios Tour Nevada County West

2018 January: Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition, Grass Valley/Nevada City

2018 January: WSFF Co-taught “Earth Works” Belonging Project with Ruth Chase Boudreau

2012 Private Instructor and small group instruction in Mineral Paint Processes and creating an eco-friendly Studio, Virginia

2011 Galerie Violeta, A Three Women Art Exhibition, Vienna Austria

2010 US Embassy Art Exhibition, Vienna Austria

2009-2011 Private and small group instruction for adults and preschool, Vienna Austria

2007 Summer: CESMA, A School of Archeology and Art Restoration, Cuorgne’, Italy Study of gold leaf application, fresco painting, and illuminated writing and symbolism

2007 – 2008: Art School Instructor, DOD Schools, Mannheim, Germany Elementary K – 5

2004-05 Elementary School Teacher K-5, Pilot Program for Spanish Language, VA.

2002-2004 Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, Virginia

1994-2002 Elementary School Teacher 3-4, Pr. William County Public Schools, VA

2000 & 2001 Summer Art Camp, Warrenton, VA – Fauquier County Public Schools

1961 Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego Young Artists Show