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,  and summer /fall of 2018 took first online course with Joan Fullerton - it was awesome!



              2019 Schedule:

                        January - solo show at Ahh Coffee in the Eastport Shopping Center in Annapolis, Md.
                        September - group show of the West River Artists at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis
                        October - "last minute" invite solo show at Ahh Coffee (filling in for another artist)

              2018 Schedule:

                        Aug-October - West River Artist Show,  group show at the Sports & Learning Complex, Largo, Md.

                        November - solo show at Sip at C Street, Laurel, MD.  Reception: Nov 9, 6 - 8:00 pm
                        December - solo show at Ahh Coffee in the Eastport Shopping Center in Annapolis, Md.

              2017 Schedule:  
                        Jan./Feb. - solo show at the Bowie Senior Center, Bowie, Md.                                                                                                                                                                                      
                        March - solo show at Olive on Main, Laurel, Md.

                        August  through Labor Day, 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, multiple mediums and surfaces. 5.                   Trees      

                  Representative Awards & Shows:

                             2018 Nov/Jan 2 miniatures accepted into the 85th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature (MPSGS)
                             2017 Nov/Jan  2 miniatures accepted into 84th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature  - (MPSGS)
                             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:


                             West River Artists Association - current
                             Annapolis Watercolor Society - current

                             New Church Artists Association – current

                             Maryland Federation of Artists - current

                             Montgomery Artists Association - past

                             Patuxent Art League - past

                             Guild of Bowie Artists (program chair 2005) past


                  Volunteer, Washington New Church and School - ongoing

                  President, Theta Alpha Guild Chapter (women’s auxiliary group) 2005 – 2009,  Vice President, 2012 - 2016
                  Member, Washington 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.