University of Maryland, B.A, 1974 (College of Applied Design)
Multiple workshops, including by Fritz Brig, Irene Silvester, Frank Webb, Tara Funk Grim, David Daniels, Skip Lawrence, Carrie Burns Brown, Donna Zagotta, Ted Minchen. Pat Dews, ( with repeat classes with my favorite instructors )
Jan./Feb. - solo show at the Bowie Senior Center, Bowie, Md.
March - solo show at Olive on Main, Laurel, Md.
August - solo show Woods Memorial Church, Pasadena, Md.
November - solo show at The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, and for those of you who are reading this, I will never again schedule more than 2 solo shows a year - it is crazy! Plus have our daughter's wedding this fall!
Current Activities: Working on multiple series. 1. Ongoing - colors and landscapes inspired by Arizona, the Grand Canyon and hiking in the Sierra in different mediums. 2. Abstracts, varied surfaces and mixed water media and collage. 4. Florals, multiiple mediums and surfaces. 5. Trees
Representative Awards & Shows:
Ongoing: yearly 1 – 2 month solo exhibits at The Bowie Public Library and continual exhibit at the law office of Sasscer,
Claggett and Bucher, Upper Marlboro, Md.
2016 October/November, solo show, The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Bowie, Md.
2015 January/ February, The Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 4 works accepted
2015 January Maryland Federation of Artist Members show - 2 works accepted
2014 August - September, 2 person show at Paul's Homewood Cafe, Annapolis, Md. with Martha Walker
2014 June - July, solo show at The Bowie Center for the Performing Art's
2014 April - published in online Visual Language Magazine
2013 December Patuxent Art League's 25th Open Juried Exhibition, Laurel,Md. 2 works accepted
2013 July West River Artists Show, Quiet Waters, Annapolis Md., 5 works accepted, first place
2013 June / July Md. Fed. of Artists, Maryland Artists, U of Md Art Gallery, College Park,Md. Juried
2013 May - July solo show, Snow Hill Mansion, Laurel, Md.
2013 May - September solo show, Md. National Park and Planning Commisioner's Office, Prince George's Co.
2013 March/April solo show, Prince George's County Sports and Learning Center, Md.
2011 March/April solo show, Doctor's Hospital, Lanham, Md. 2010 Jan. solo show, Bowie Senior Center, Bowie, Md.
2006 Nov. Md. Federation of Artist, Annapolis, Md. Juried
2006 Nov. Mattawoman’s Fine Arts Center, La Plata, Md. Juried
2004 Spring Quietwaters, Annapolis Watercolor Show, Juried
2004 Oct. Bryn Athyn Arts Center, Bryn Athyn, Pa. “ Eleven Women and their Flowers”
2003 July Montauk Club, Brooklyn, N.Y. 4 person show
2001 Feb., Brookside Gardens, Silver Spring, Md. Solo
2001 April Barnes and Noble, Annapolis, Md. Solo
2001 July 49 West, Annapolis, Md. 2 person show
2000 Nov. Quietwaters, Annapolis, Md. 4 person show
2000 Feb. Gallery West, Alexandria, Va. (honorable mention)
1999 Oct. Bryn Athyn Arts Center, Bryn Athyn, Pa. Solo
Multiple acceptances into the juried art shows at Montpelier Mansion, Laurel, Md. from both Patuxent Art League and Laurel Art Guild from 1995 to recent past with 3 honorable mentions, and juried into multiple shows with The Maryland Federation of Artists, Annapolis, Md.
Memberships & Positions:
Guild of Bowie Artists (Program Chair 2005) - current
West River Artists Association - current
New Church Artists Association – current
Maryland Federation of Artists - current
Montgomery Artists Association - past
Patuxent Art League - past
Volunteer, Washington New Church and School - ongoing
President, Theta Alpha Guild Chapter (women’s auxiliary group) 2005 – 2009, Vice President, 2012 - 2016
Member, Wahington New Church Pastor's Council ( 2010 - 2014 )
2004 – 2010 - proactive in educating the public on the dangers of inhalant abuse. Spoke to PTA’s, high school students, a Bowie Baysox game and the Maryland General Assembly. Started a campaign with the incredible help of The Alliance for Consumer Education (ACE) and together got all the Giant Food pharmacies across the Eastern Seaboard to launch campaign to educate the public about inhalant abuse in April of 2006.
Member, Citizens Advisory Board, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, Maryland ( 1999 - 2002 )
Play the hammered dulcimer, garden and love being a grandmother to 4 beautiful girls!
Love to hike with my husband and kids when it is under 12 miles and no scary cliffs.