Art Education/Art Therapy Degree (Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI)
Art Educator: 1993-2008 Wisconsin: Milwaukee Public Schools 1994-2000 Milwaukee Very Special Arts Programs Arizona: Sunnyside District Arizona Wildcat Secondary School Tucson Oases Center: Senior Drawing/watercolor class Washington: Oak Harbor Senior Center: Basic Drawing
MEMBER: Whidbey Allied Artists
Past Member: Tubac Center of the Arts Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild SAWG Juried Member Southern Arizona Art Guild Greeting Chair Publicity Committee SAAG 2011 Judge
PROFESSIONAL ARTIST: I have done professional art since 1992. My expertise is drawing, acrylics and watercolor. However, I have also won several awards for photography and had a sculpture represented in Wisconsin Sculpture magazine. I have worked with music and dance therapists using visualization and the Mandala Project which helps adults and children work through stress and pain.
Exhibitions: WA: 2015 The Store Bayview, WA Whidbey Art Association Coupeville Shows 2014, 2015, 2016 Group shows: Oak Harbor, Regency & Oak Harbor Senior Center Coupeville Juried Shows 2014 and 2015 Regency Resident Home: One Woman Show and lecture Oak Harbor Library 2014 and 2015
AZ: Tubac Center for the Arts Member show 2012 - Juried Toscano Gallery, "Pause for Beauty" - Juried Blue Raven (All shows Juried): "Treasures of the Santa Cruz Valley" "Road Less Traveled" "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral"
Exhibitions, continued: Blue Raven Juried Shows, continued: "Life in Motion" "Backcountry, Boots, and Bolos" "Potpourri" "Feathers, Fins, and Scales" "Express Yourself" SAWG (Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild) "Experimental Art" Calendar Show 2010, 2011, 2012 - Juried "Autumn Blast" - Juried "Light & Shadow" - Juried (Merit Award) Fiesta Sonora 2010 - Juried 2012 - Juried SAAG (Southern Arizona Art Guild) Sheraton Hotel Fall/Spring Exhibition 2010/2011 Sheraton Hotel Spring and Fall Exhibitions 2011/2012 Artist of the Month winner 2013 La Pilita Museum Small Works Show
WI: Two Woman Show "Close to the Feeling" (Photography/Painting) Womankraft Gallery juried "The Muse" - National Juried The Gang of 40 Women - Juried Wisconsin Photography Association - Juried (Photography award) Milwaukee Botanical Gardens - Juried (Photography award)