Education

  1. 1990 – 1991
    Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, TN
    Independent Study in Clay
  2. 1974
    West Shore Community College
    Ludington, MI
    Graphic Design
  3. 1966 – 1968
    Illinois Institute of Art (Ray Vogue)
    Chicago, IL
    Commercial Art

Work Experience

  1. 2013 – present
    Clay instructor
    Lafayette, TN
  2. 1990 – present
    Artist/Sculptor
    Pleasant Shade, TN
  3. 1991 – 1993
    Clay Instructor: “Summer Artistiks”
    Hendersonville Arts Council
    Hendersonville, TN
  4. 1988 – 1989
    Art Teacher: Pre K-8th Grade
    Sumner Academy
    Gallatin, TN
  5. 1985 – 1988
    Owner/Director
    Graphic Reflections (graphic arts studio)
    Lafayette, TN

Organizations

  1. 2012 – present
    Tennessee Arts League
    Member
  2. 2007 – present
    Macon County Arts Council
    Member
  3. 2007 – present
    South Arts – Southern Artistry
    Member
  4. 2006 – 2007
    SECAC Southeastern College Art Conf.
    Member
  5. 2006 – 2007
    Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance
    Vice-President
  6. 2004 – present
    Association of Visual Artist – Chattanooga
    Member
  7. 1998 – 2002
    Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville
    Member
  8. 1995 – 1998
    Nation League of American Pen Women
    Vice-President, Nashville Chapter 1998
  9. 1994 – 1997
    Tennessee Association of Craft Artists
    Member
  10. 1995 – 1997
    Tennessee Arts League
    Member
  11. 1994 – 1996
    Arts Guild of Hendersonville
    Member
  12. 1993 – 1995
    Macon County Arts and Crafts Guild
    Member

Achievements, Press and Related Activities

  1. 2014
    ‘WCTE Close-Up’ Nov/Dec 2014 Issue
    Article “ART Prowl Artists at WCTE”
  2. 2014
    Pacesetters Artist in Residence
    ‘Painting the Tale’ Art Therapy Program
  3. 2013
    ‘Xpressions’
    Clay Class Instruction
  4. 2007
    ‘Bag/Body/Bisque’
    Clay Class Instructor
    Cookeville, TN
  5. 2006
    ‘Arts in Bloom’
    Juror
    Lafayette, TN
  6. 2006
    Nashville Artist Guild
    Galley Talk
    Nashville, TN
  7. 2003
    Telstar - Summer 2003 Article
    ‘Local Artist Makes Dung Beetle Bigger Than Life’
  8. 2002
    ‘What’s up at Cheekwood’
    Article “Dung Beetle”
  9. 1998
    Visual Alliance of Nashville Forum
    Gallery Talk - Finer Things
    Nashville, TN
  10. 1998
    ‘Scottsville Arts League Annual Exhibition’
    Juror
    Scottsville, KY
  11. 1997
    ‘Second Annual Ceramic Invitational Exhibition’
    Slide Lecture/Demonstration - Tennessee State University
    Nashville, TN
  12. 1997
    Sumner County Arts Teachers In-service Program
    Guest speaker
    Lafayette, TN
  13. 1993 – 1995
    Arts and Craft Guild of Macon County
    Artist in School Residencies
    Macon Co., TN
  14. 1993 – 1994
    Hendersonville Arts Council
    Artist in School Residencies
    Sumner Co., TN
  15. 1993 – 1994
    Tennessee Technological University
    Artist in School Residencies
    Putnam Co., TN
  16. 1993 – 1994
    Tennessee Arts Academy, participating artist
    Sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission

Exhibitions and Awards

  1. 2014
    ‘2014 Art Prowl’ WCTE Featured Artist
    Cookeville, TN
  2. 2013
    ‘Arts in Bloom’ First Place in Oils, MCAC
    Lafayette, TN
  3. 2013
    ‘Art in 3D’ Best of Show, Macon County Arts Council
    Lafayette, TN
  4. 2012
    ‘Association of Visual Artists Membership Exhibit’
    Chattanooga, TN
  5. 2012
    ‘Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Arts Exhibit’
    The Emporium, Knoxville, TN
  6. 2012
    ‘2012 TACA Biennial/Best of Tennessee Craft’
    TN State Museum, Nashville TN
  7. 2012
    ‘TAL Members juried exhibition’
    TPAC, Nashville, TN
  8. 2012
    ‘47th Annual Central South Art Exhibit’ Tennessee Arts League
    Nashville, TN
  9. 2012
    ‘Arts in Bloom’ Best of Show
    Lafayette, TN
  10. 2012
    ‘Body Language’ Art a la Carte - Featured artist
    Cookeville, TN
  11. 2010
    ‘Princess’ a commission/installation
    Lumberton, NJ
  12. 2008 – 2009
    ‘In Perfect Balance’ a commission/installation, sight specific
    Center Hill Lake, Silver Point, TN
  13. 2007
    ‘Artclectic’ University School - Juried Exhibition
    Nashville, TN
  14. 2007
    ‘9th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition’
    The Renaissance Center - Dickson, TN
  15. 2006
    ‘41st Central South Art Exhibition’ Tennessee Art League
    Nashville, TN
  16. 2006
    ‘8th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition’
    The Renaissance Center - Dixon, TN
  17. 2006
    ‘CeraMIX’ invitational exhibit - SECAC/MCAA Conference
    Ingram Studio Art Center, Vanderbilt Univ. Nashville, TN
  18. 2006
    ‘Seventh One-of-a-Kind Furniture Show’ Juried Exhibition
    Finer Things - Nashville, TN
  19. 2005
    ‘Appalachian Corridor Exhibition’ Juried Exhibition
    Charleston, WV
  20. 2005
    ‘New Blood’ Invitational Exhibition - Finer Things
    Nashville, TN
  21. 2004
    ‘Artclectic’ University School - Juried Exhibition
    Nashville, TN
  22. 2004
    ‘6th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibition’
    The Renaissance Center - Dickson, TN
  23. 2003
    ‘Lite Lunch’ - Commissioned work for Permanent Collection
    Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital - Nashville, TN
  24. 2004
    ‘Fruitions’ - Two Person Exhibition
    Hendersonville Arts Council - Hendersonville, TN
  25. 2004
    ‘SOFA Show’ - Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
    Chicago, Ill
  26. 2004
    ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ - Permanent Collection
    The White House - Washington, DC
  27. 2004
    ‘Terrific Treehouses’ - ‘Dung Beetle’ Permanent Collection
    Cheekwood/Owl’s Hill - Nashville, TN
  28. 2004
    ‘My Master’s Pieces’ - Solo Exhibit
    Appalachian Center for Crafts - Smithville, TN
  29. 2004
    ‘Mixed Media’ - Group Exhibit
    Finer Things - Nashville, TN
  30. 2004
    1st Place - Large Sculpture - ‘Central South Exhibition’
    Lue Gallery, Belmont University - Nashville, TN
  31. 1999
    1st Place - Small Sculpture - ‘Central South Exhibition’
    Lue Gallery, Belmont University - Nashville, TN
  32. 1999
    ‘From Head to Toe’ - Invitational Exhibition
    Finer Things - Nashville, TN
  33. 1998
    ‘SOFA Show’ - Sculptural Objects and Functional Art
    Chicago, Ill
  34. 1998
    1st Place - Sculpture - ‘The Pennyroyal Exhibition’
    Hopkinsville, KY
  35. 1998
    ‘It’s About Time’ - Solo Exhibit
    Finer Things - Nashville, TN
  36. 1998
    ‘Best of Tennessee Crafts’ TACA Biennial Traveling Exhibition
    Nashville, TN Clarksville, TN Athens, TN Martin, TN Dalton, GA
  37. 1998
    1st Place - Small Sculpture - ‘Central South Exhibition’
    The Parthenon - Nashville, TN
  38. 1997
    1st Place - Sculpture - State Conference Exhibition
    National League of American Pen Women - Memphis, TN
  39. 1997
    Best of Show - State Conference Exhibition
    National League of American Pen Women - Memphis, TN
  40. 1997
    1st Place Sculpture - State Conference Exhibition
    National League of American Pen Women - Memphis, TN
  41. 1997
    ‘Spotlight ’97’ - American Crafts Council Exhibition
    Hickory Museum of Art - Hickory, NC