ARTIST STATEMENT

Using vitreous enamel on metal provides an opportunity for beautiful expression of the natural surroundings of my current home here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Working with new materials or familiar materials in new ways, challenges the design process as well the production aspect of creation. This experience provides opportunities for creative growth through trial, error and success while at the same time, opening one's perception to look away from the expected and into the unexpected offers joy and excitement.

EDUCATION

2005 M.A. Educational Technology Leadership, George Washington University

University of Malta, June 2005

40 hours PhD Educational Technology and Adaptive e-Learning 2005

University of Joensuu Finland, September 2005

Presenting Data and Information: One-day course taught by Edward Tufte May 2005

1994 B.S. Corporate Communications, University of Baltimore

Maryland Institute College of Art – 1978 Fiber sculpture, 1979-1980  Foundation courses

 

OTHER TRAINING

University of Virginia, Intro Sculpture, Summer 2017

3-day Picture in Picture in Picture Workshop, Andrew Kuebeck, 2016

Penland Craft School, Building the Intangible, Simon Cottrell,  2015 work study

3-day enamel workshop, Ricky Frank 2014

Touchstone Center for Crafts, Metal Interpretations: Inlay Marriage of Metals, Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, 2014

Touchstone Center for Crafts, Enameling, Linda Darty, 2013

Maryland Institute College of Art, Charon Kransen, 2012

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019    Creative Alliance, The Big Show, Baltimore MD

2019    Bay School Arts Center, Juried Show, Mathews VA

2019    Offbeat Bijou, Juried Show, Florida Craft Art, St. Petersburg FL

2017    Alexandria Art Purchase Award Finalist, Alexandria VA

2017    Baltimore Fine Craft Show, Baltimore MD

2017    Sideshow Clown Extravaganza Juried Show, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg VA

2017    Neighbors, New City Arts, Charlottesville VA

2017    Vitrine Juried JewelryShow, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore MD

2017    Transformations, Main Gallery, McGuffey Art Center

2016    Nature and Wildlife Juried Show, St. Augustine Art Assoc. FL

2015    Solo Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

2015    Privacy In America, , McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

2014    Group Show Summer, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

2014    Juried Show, Art Speaks on the Bay, Mathews VA

2014    New Members Show, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

2014    Juror’s Award, Enamelist Gallery, Alexandria VA

2013    Nature and Wildlife Juried Show, St. Augustine Art Assoc, FL

2013    New Associates Show, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA

2012    Nature and Wildlife Juried Show, St. Augustine Art Assoc, FL
2010    Nature and Wildlife Juried Show, St. Augustine Art Assoc, FL

2001    Animal Instinct, Humanscale 2nd Competition to benefit World Wildlife Fund,NYC

 

MEMBER

Juried Associate - Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria VA

Juried Resident - McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA

Juried Associate – Artisans of Central Virginia

Society of North American Goldsmiths

The Enamelist Society

Monticello Artisan Trail

 

PUBLICATIONS

Cville Weekly, September 2017

Elan, May 2015