Resume

Education

  • Portland State University - Graduate classes, 1990
  • Bowling Green State University - Masters of Fine Arts (MFA), Major - Painting, Minor - Art History and Sculpture, 1976
  • Bowling Green State University - Masters of Arts Degree, (MA), Major - Painting and Art History, Minor - Sculpture, 1975
  • Kent Blossom Summer Arts Program, Kent State University - Scholarship, 1973
  • University of Hawaii, Honolulu Hawaii - Chinese Painting and Eastern Traditional Water Color Techniques
  • University of Toledo, School of Design Toledo Museum of Art - Bachelors of Art Education, 1971
  • Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina - Printmaking, Glass Blowing, Foundry, Sculptures, 1970

Vocation

  •  Professional Artist/Painter - 1973 to Present
  • Public School Art Teacher - 1973 to 2013, Retired


Awards, Endowments, Grants and Scholarships

  • Global Indiana, Partnership to China - USA, 2010
  • Fulbright Hayes Summer Seminar - India,  2009
  • Eli Lilly Fellows Grant - Travel to Egypt, study Art Expressed in World Religions, 2009
  • Bloomington, Indiana Regional Arts Council - Outstanding Artist of the Year Award, 2006
  • Fulbright-Hayes Summer Seminar to Australia - June 2006
  • JFMF, Japanese Fulbright Memorial Grant Recipient - November 2005
  • NEH, National Endowment of the Humanities - Seminar Grant to Vienna, Austria to design an Interdisciplinary Unit of Study, 4 weeks Summer, 2005
  • TEA, Teachers of Excellence National Grant with The American Council of International Education, Russia to teach about the USA, in Russia, 2005
  • Indiana State Department of Education, Interdisciplinary/ Cross Curricular Grant Recipient - Summer 2004
  • Bloomington Regional Art Council, Individual Artist Grant - 2005
  • Brown County Leadership Program - Represented the Brown County Schools
  • Eli Lilly Creativity Grants - 1992 and 2002
  • NEH, National Endowment for the Humanities - 1993 Artist and Research Grant
  • Art Interest Scholarship, Toledo Museum of Art - 1973
  • Kent Blossom Summer Arts Scholarship, Kent State University - 1973
  • Walbridge Sinclair Scholarship, Toledo Museum of Art - 1970


Permanent Museum and Corporate Collections

  • Permanent Collection of the Civil Rights Museum, Birmingham, AL - 2001 and 2002. Paintings depicting A Woman's Perspective of War. Series entitled The Madonna of Kosovo - 7 paintings
  • Acquisition by the Indiana State Museum - Permanent Collection, 1999 & 2006 - 2 paintings
  • The Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Acquisition Permanent Collection, 1974 - 1 painting
  • Eli Lily Collections - Acquisition Permanent Collection, Corp. Indianapolis, IN - various paintings
  • Indiana University, Kelly School of Business Collection - Acquisition, Bloomington, IN, Permanent Collection, 2008

   

Juried and Prize Winning Art Shows - Highlights

  •   Hoosier Salon, Indiana History Center - Outstanding Landscape Award 2014 and 2015, numerous shows and merit awards
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indiana Artist Club - First Place 2012, numerous shows and awards
  • Midwest National Abstract Painting Competition - Second Place, 2011
  • Heartland Art Show, Indiana State Museum - Featured artist, May 2010 - February 2011
  • Curators Choice, chosen works from the Indiana State Museum Permanent Collection, - September –November 2006
  • Whispers to Shouts Indiana Women Who Create Art, Indiana State Museum - Invitational Show, 2005
  • Best of America National Juried Art Show, National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society - 2004-2005
  • South Side Art League Regional Competition - Prizes and purchase awards including 2003 Best of Show, participant 1996-2013
  • Indiana Heritage Arts - Numerous prizes and purchase awards, 1995-2014, Most Outstanding Oil or Acrylic
  • Hoosier Salon - Numerous prizes and purchase awards, 1994-2014
  • Wabash Valley Exhibit, Swope Art Museum - Merit Award 1983-2003
  • Indiana Artist Club Art Competition, Indianapolis Art Museum - Numerous prizes and purchase awards, 1994-2014, including Outstanding Impressionistic Landscape 1997
  • The National Exhibition, Akron Ohio - 1996
  • National Art League Spring Exhibition, New York, NY - 1996
  • Bowling Green State University Juried Alumna Show - 1996
  • Fort Wayne Art Museum - One Person Show, 1974


Publications and Books  

     Featured articles

  • Appreciation of the Arts, An Integral Part of Curriculum, 2002, article published by the Indiana Department of Education

     Featured paintings

  • Hoosier Painters of the 21st Century by Mark Butterfield, published in 2005
  • Mayer’s International Art Sales, Vol. 3, 2003, 6 paintings


Service and Professional Memberships

    Local, Regional, State and National Organizations

  • Brown County Community Foundation - Board of Trustees, 2010-2011
  • Brown County Community Foundation - Grants committee, 2010-Present
  • Swope Art Museum - Demonstrator and lecturer, 2008
  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site - Artist in Residence, demonstrator and lecturer, 2007
  • Brown County Career Resource Center - Fund Raising Committee 2010-Present
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) - 2004-Present

     Judge for numerous art competitions including:

  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site Paint-Out - 1991-Present
  • Indiana Artist Club - 1996-Present
  • Hoosier Salon - 1996-Present
  • Indiana Heritage Arts - 1995-Present
  • Bloomington Area Arts Council - Grant reader and facilitator, 1999-Present
  • Brown County Art Guild - Member and Board of Directors, 1995-Present
  • Art Alliance Brown County - Member, 2001- Present
  • Brown County Arts Commission – Past board member and founding member, 2002-2005


Presenter | Speaker | Demonstrator | Juror

  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site and Museum, Belmont, Indiana - Presenter, July 2010
  • TAH, Teaching American History Seminars
  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site Museum, Belmont, Indiana - Painting demonstrator, September 2007
  • Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana - Demonstrator and presenter, April 2008
  • T.C. Steele State Historic Site and Museum, Belmont, Indiana - Juror for numerous Paint-Outs for over 15 years

Associations & Memberships

Hoosier Salon

Brown County Art Guild
Artist member since 1999

Indiana Artisan

Art Alliance Brown County



Artist's Statement

 Creating rhythms, movements and most importantly vibrations of light and color, a painting is capable of evoking an emotional expression unlike the experience of simply looking at recognizable objects. A painting must stand alone, not merely as a representation of an object from the real world, independent of recognizable imagery. I aspire for my paintings to function on a level of abstraction, never conveying a literal representation. I delight in color simply for the sake of color, recognizing that colors and shapes are organized into recognizable subjects is secondary to the importance of color and light. Slashing emotional brush strokes, scintillating and vibrating follow the movements of thick paint, applied in the impasto technique creating flickering touches of light and color.