1968 Parkersburg High School ; Parkersburg , West Virginia ; Journalism major.
1968 – 1970 University of Hartford , Hartford Art School ; Hartford , Connecticut ; Painting major.
1970 – 1973 BFA; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence , RI ; Communications Design major.
1974 Washington University , St. Louis , MO ; Accepted in MFA Printmaking Program.
1975 Fontebonne College , St. Louis , MO. Weaving.
1979 Pilchuck Glass Center , Stanwood , WA , Architectural glass design, Ludwig Schaffrath.
1983 Colorado Outward Bound, Denver, CO. Wilderness Survival and Leadership Training.
1983/2006 Emergency Medicine, twice Nationally Registered EMT-B ; Specialized training in "street" medicine.
2011 Cal-Earth, California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture
2012 Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA. Foundation for Shamanic Studies
2014 Soul Retrieval, Sandra Ingerman, Joshua Tree Retreat Center
2015 New Mexico Certified Mental Health Support Worker
2016 Colorado Creative Industries Change Leader Institute
FINE ARTS RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island , NE (1976) One month Artist -in-Residence. Gallery exhibition of original quilts, children’s classes in design / geometry and quilting demonstrations at a living history museum.
Oregon Arts Commission, Klamath Art Center , Klamath Falls , Oregon , , (1978) Six month CETA Artist-in-Residence for Klamath County . Set up silkscreen studio for classes in stencil and photo silkscreen. Gave art workshops in public elementary schools, at the local college and the YMCA. Designed newsletters and various publicity for local non-profits. Created a series of seven 24 x24 in. acrylic paintings inspired by the eastern Oregon desert, Prayers for the Earth. The paintings were created to be hung in a public building and were exhibited with the work of two other artists-in-residence at the local art center.
Metropolitan Arts Council of Omaha, Omaha , NE (1981) Ten month CETA Artist-in-Residence. Produced public art in the form of murals, paintings and demonstrations. Folk Art Coordinator. Projects included a 4x10 ft. painting for the American Indian Center celebrating land that had been returned to native Americans by the US Government, a mural designed for the AFL-CIO as a Labor Day celebration and promotion of the arts council projects at fairs and in schools. As one of a team of eight artists and performers, I was the only one asked to attend board meetings due to my ability to offer an alternative perspective.
ArtsBridge, Parkersburg , WV / Marietta , OH (1995-1998) An arts agency serving the Mid-Ohio Valley . Artist in the Schools, Exhibitor, Workshops, Entertainment at arts functions and fairs. Major piece (Art Quilt) commissioned for lobby.
Honoring the Source: Artists and Ecologists Celebrate the River. An independent project which included a regional juried exhibition of visual art, an original choreographed performance by a professional dance company, original music and an educational exhibit on the theme of the Ohio River. The project premiered at the Hermann Fine Arts Center , Marietta College , September 5, 1998 and ran through October 9 of that year. It was funded through grants by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the Ohio Division of Wildlife. I was aided in organizing this project by a small group of artists and scientists concerned with the chemical pollution of the Ohio River . The exhibit entertained and raised awareness of the river ecosystem and its history.
The Knowledge Exchange, Crestone, CO (2017) Director. A community skill share funded by a grant from Colorado Creative Industries Change Leader Institute.
Elsewhere Artists Residency, Paonia, CO. Nov. - Dec. 2017. Artist and Writer in Residence.
Shamanic Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO. Winter 2019; Artist and Practitioner in Residence.
Aeolian Acres, Paonia, CO. March 2019; Artist-in-Residence
Wheeler Gallery, Providence , RI (1971) Attendant. Duties included opening and closing gallery, addressing and mailing invitations, serving food and wine at openings, and answering visitor’s questions concerning the art on exhibit.
Church Gallery, Providence , RI (1972-3) Co-director of a non-profit gallery. Duties included recruiting exhibitors, packing and transportation, hanging shows and publicity.
Confluence Gallery, Denver, CO (1976) Board Member of a cooperative gallery of fine crafts, in charge of members’ traveling shows. Exhibited contemporary quilts and stained glass, helped with retail sales.
Parkersburg Art Center , Parkersburg , WV (1994-96) Staff. Education Coordinator. Hired instructors, scheduled, promoted and taught classes, worked with docents and tour groups, produced art education newspaper distributed to Wood Co. schools, designed and produced newsletters and posters, reorganized library, organized extra exhibits, worked at fundraisers. Liaison with public school teachers. Wrote organizational grants.
Riverside Artists Gallery, Marietta , OH (1998) On Steering Committee which organized this cooperative gallery. Arranged for consultant through a program by WV Arts and Humanities. Researched policies of other cooperatives and helped write by-laws.
Museum in the Community, Hurricane, WV (1999) Staff. Exhibits and Program Coordinator. Researched and hung exhibitions, designed newsletter, ads, invitations and signage, arranged for and scheduled classes and lectures.
Crestone Artisans Gallery, Crestone, CO, cooperative gallery founding member (2004)
Educational Service Units 9 and 3, Hastings and Omaha , NE (1975) Artist-in-the Schools. Federal grant program. Classes in design and geometry through the techniques of piecing and quilting.
Oregon Institute of Technology. Klamath Falls , OR (1978) During my residency I lectured on “Design in Nature”. Shot original 35mm slides for this series.
Lundblade Glassart Studio. Klamath Falls , OR . (summer 1979) Taught stained glass classes and did wholesale purchasing and retail sales in trade for studio space and use of tools for private commissions.
Denver Free University, Denver, CO (fall 1982) Wilderness Survival and First Aid. Discussions on various subjects from orienteering to hypothermia were discussed with students while exploring the foothills of the Rockies on day hikes.
ArtsBridge, Parkersburg , WV / Marietta , OH , Artist-in–the-Schools (1995-8) Workshops on the elementary level. Using the theme of quilting, I taught geometry and design basics by discussion and hands-on work, using basic shapes to create paper “quilts”. I also related history and social movements to this unique American art form. Lessons in cultural diversity were taught through the study of African American and Hawaiian quilts. Children also did some actual quilting on a Children’s Community Quilt – a memorial to children who had died through violence.
Capitol High School , Charleston , WV (spring 2002) Demonstration and lecture on Shibori, a traditional form of Japanese textile dyeing.
West Virginia State College, Institute, WV (summers 2001-2) Charleston Stage Company Fine Arts Camp. Two week course in batik and shibori for junior and senior high age students.
Crestone Charter School, Crestone, CO (2016) Mentor programs in Book Design and Shamanism.
The Knowledge Exchange, Crestone, CO (2017) Various literary and art offerings
The Traveling Shamans, Grand Junction, CO (2018) A Shamanic Approach to Creativity
Shamans Camp Festival, Hotchkiss, CO (2019) Divination; Shamanic Drum Journey
Gunnison Valley Literary Festival, CO (2019) Beating the Beast of Block
Fahlgren Advertising Agency, Parkersburg , WV (1982-83, 1994) Temp and Freelance Production Artist and Art Director’s Assistant. Layout, Comprehensive and Mechanical preparation, stat camera operation, type ordering, locating and organizing models and props for photographic shoots.
Clear Creek Graphics, Inc. Denver, CO (1983-88) Officer of the Corporation. Duties included all those of a small business owner, including technical aspects of a high-quality two-color print sh0p: customer service, bookkeeping, collections, ordering stock, inventory, lease negotiations, vendor relations, sales, darkroom, graphics, bindery, deliveries, training and overseeing up to four employees. Sold the business to a larger corporation in 1988.
KRMA-TV Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Denver, CO (1988-92) Graphic and Broadcast Designer. As a member of the Marketing Department for a PBS station, I designed publications, ads, posters, sets and signage. Some broadcast design and animation. Dealt with and took bids from outside vendors (usually printers) met with volunteers, students, producers and engineers, helped plan fund raising campaigns. Involved with art department budgeting, purchasing and in the move from traditional graphic equipment to a computerized system.
S.W. Graphics, Parkersburg , WV (1995-96), Graphic Designer and Sign Technician. Designed all signage (engraving, sublimation, metal photo, vinyl and advertising specialties). Fabricated all vinyl banners and signs. Some installation.
Visual Purple, Freelance graphic design and illustration. Clients have included Fahlgren Advertising Agency; SW Graphics, ArtsBridge and Paideia Educational Foundation, Inc. Parkersburg; Katalyst Public Relations, Charleston Tamarack -The Best of West Virginia (juried vendor), Beckley , WV ; Peoples Bank, Marietta , OH .
Broadcast Designers Association
Foundation for Shamanic Studies
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Federation of Press Women
New Mexico Press Women's Association
New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative
ScSeed, Saguache County Economic Development - board member
Society of Shamanic Practitioners
Studio Art Quilters Association
The Contemporary Quilt: New American Quilts and Fiber Art; Contributing Artist. Patricia Chase, E.P. Dutton Company. 1978
Crafts Range , Contributing writer/reviewer; Colorado , 1975
Gambit, Contributing writer/fiction. Mid-Ohio Valley Writer’s Guild publication, 1982
The Conscious Use of Metaphor in Outward Bound, by Stephen Bacon; Cover Design and Illustration. 1983
Promo Magazine, Layout and Design; viewing guide for Denver Public Television, ‘88-92
Colorado Parent and Child Magazine, Cover Photograph, June Issue, 1989
Studio Art Quilters Association Newsletter; Contributing writer, 1990
ArtWorks; Contributing writer. Quarterly publication of the West Virginia Division of Arts and Humanities.
Artycles, Designer and Editor. Art education newspaper published by the Parkersburg Art Center through the Parkersburg Sentinel Newspapers. A six issue project distributed during the school year to grades five through high school. 1994-5
Art Quilt Magazine, “New Work”, Issue 11, 2001
U.U.World Magazine, “Creations” column, Sept./Oct. issue, 2003
Pilgrimage: Story, Place, Spirit, Witness, Vol.31, Issue 1 2006, short story, illustrator
Earth First! Journal, contributing writer, 2007
Crestone Eagle, contributing writer, 2005-7
An Appalachian Journey Toward Justice, The Appalachian Community Fund; 2009; Cover Art
"4 Warnings: Shamanic Journeys", author and illustrator , 2011
Tempo, Taos News Entertainment magazine:
Wild Women Rising, e-magazine , 2013-14; artwork and essay
The Gentle Traveler, blog, April issue, 2016; artwork and short story
She Who Hears the Cries of the World, author's blog
E.P.I.C. Magazine, Durango Edition, Nov/Dec 2016; poetry
Messages from the Hidden Lake, Vol. 8, 2016; Alamosa Public Library Literary and Art Collection; short story
We'Moon Datebook 2020; Jeweled Evening
What We Talk About When We Talk about Love; Short Story Anthology from DarkHouse Press
EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS
National Scholastic Print Exhibition, Louisville , KY ; Juried National
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Scholastic Print Competition. First and Third Place, First Place etching purchased by the Art Institute of Zanesville Museum, Zanesville , OH . Juried Regional
Brown University , Providence , RI . Ladies of the Faculty sale and exhibit; Dec.
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Senior Thesis exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design; Feb.
Loomis-Chaffee School , Windsor , CN; One-Woman show; May
First Place , Portsmouth Summer Art Exhibition, Portsmouth , NH
Newport Arts Festival, Newport , RI
Westerly Arts Festival, Westerly , RI
Second Place finalist, City Symbol competition, City of New Bedford MA.
Icons, Signs and Symbols, Parkersburg Community College , Parkersburg , WV . April ; 2-person show.
Young Professionals 2, Craft Alliance Gallery; St. Louis , MO ; July; 3-person Invitational.
Springfield Museum 45th Annual Exhibition; Springfield , MO ; Oct. Juried Midwestern Regional.
Midwest Fiber/Ttextile Invitational; Craftmens Guild Gallery, Omaha , NE ; May
Bed, body and Wall Works, Fiber Works Gallery, Chicago IL ; One-Woman show; June
Sthur Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE, artist-in-residence, July
Colorado Artist Craftsmen Annual Exhibit, Boulder Art Center, Boulder, CO; October.
Colorado Artist Craftsmen Traveling Exhibit, Loveland, CO; Nov-Dec. Juried picks from members’ exhibition.
Toys For Adults, Confluence Gallery, Fine Crafts Cooperative, Denver, CO. Dec.
Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO; Jan.; Invitational
Dakota Art Gallery , Rapid City , SD ; Feb.; Invitational
CDA Designer Showroom, Denver, CO; Feb.; Invitational
The Fantasy Show; Bodycraft Galleries, Winston-Salem , NC ; Aug. Juried
Northwest Crafts Exhibition 1977; Henry Gallery , University of Washington , Seattle , WA ; Nov. Juried Regional
Oregon Crafts ’78; Bush Barn Gallery, Salem , OR ; Feb. Juried State
Light, Form and Color, Klamath Art Association Gallery, Klamath Falls , OR ; July; 3-person artists-in-residence exhibition.
Glass Invitational; Craftmens Guild Gallery, Omaha , NE ; April.
Liberty ; Commissioned painting for American Indian Center through the Metropolitan Arts Council of Omaha, NE
CETA artist-in-residence, Omaha, NE
Lundblade Glass Art Studio, Klamath Falls, OR, summer-fall
Tamarack; The Best of West Virginia; Beckley , WV ; Juried vendor, Books and Paper
Pick of the Valley: the Ohio Valley Artists Invitational, Parkersburg Art Center , WV; May
A-May–Zing, Art and Religion Exhibition; First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta , OH ; May
Winter Regional Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center , Parkersburg , WV ; Jan.
Art on View ’97; Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center , Athens , OH ; April; Juried Regional
Reflections: Contemporary Fiber Images; Etowah Art Gallery , Cartersville , GA ; May; Juried Southeastern Regional
Quilts at Crossroads; The Greater Flint Arts Council, Flint , MI ; June; Juried International
Hanging By A Thread – a contemporary quilt exhibition; Northern Arizona University Art Museum ; July; Juried National.
The Art of Elements; Peoples Collection 1997, Peoples Bank, Marietta , OH ; Oct.
Reflections, Purchase Award, The Peoples Collection 1998, Peoples Bank of Marietta , OH , Oct.
Honoring the Source; Artists and Ecologists Celebrate the River; Hermann Fine Arts Center, Marietta College, Marietta, OH; Sept. Project Administrator, Judge and Guest Exhibitor.
Riverside Artists' Gallery, Marietta , OH
Salon des Refuse; Gallery Nuchims, Charleston , WV , Oct.
Sexually Charged: The Liberating Nature of Sensuality; Carmesi Gallery; Lawrence , KS ; May; Invitational.
Gallery Nuchims, Charleston , WV , Aug. Invitational
River Goddess series; The Annex Gallery, Taylor Books; Charleston , WV ; July; 3-person.
River Goddess series; Court Street Gallery; Fayetteville , WV ; Sept-Dec. One-Woman show
Womens Collection, Emma Byrd Gallery, University of Charleston, WV (patron's gift purchase for permanent collection)
Contemporary Fabric Art ’03; Levee House, Marietta , OH ; Jan. Regional Invitational.
Creating The Goddess, Covenant House, Charleston , WV . April. 2-person
Riverside Artists' Gallery, Marietta , OH . May. Guest Artist
Tari’s Wild Women Gallery, Berkeley Springs , WV
Southern Highland Crafts Guild, Asheville , SC , accepted for entry.
Tamarack, The Best of West Virginia , Fine Art Jury Selection for Dickirson Gallery. April
Wrapped in Cloth – The Human Figure in Textiles, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac , AZ , Oct – Nov
Moving Mountains. River Goddess series chosen to illustrate cover and inside booklet for C.D. compilation of Appalachian songwriters.
Crestone Artisans Gallery, Crestone , CO
Mirage Trading Post Gallery, Moffat, CO
Ventero Open Press Gallery, San Luis, CO
Las Comadres Gallery, Taos, NM; guest artist, Dec.
Stray Arts Gallery, "Who Dun It?", Taos, NM
Las Comadres Gallery, Taos, NM; guest artist, Jan.
Stray Arts Gallery, Taos, NM; regular exhibitor
Optimysm Metaphysical Shop gallery, Taos, NM; One-woman show, April
Scripps Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; RISD Alumni Invitational, Aug. 11-Sept 8.
A Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Third AnnualRISD/NM Alumni Exhibit, June 14-July 27
Joyful Journey Hot Springs and Conference Center, Moffat, CO, One-woman show, June, July, Aug.
Taos Public Library, July
SMU-Taos, Burgwin Hall , July-Dec.
Arte de Descartes, Honorable Mention, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, Aug.
Ghost Horse Gallery, Moffat, Colorado
Taos Public Library, Wholly Rags, April, May, June
Artes de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Aug-Sept.
"Creativity and Spirit", presentation, Unitarian Universalists of Taos, April
New Mexico Press Women, First Place Single Short Story Award
National Federation of Press Women, First Place Short Story Award
Sister Winds Festival, Taos Village Farm, July 10-12
Arte De Descartes, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, Aug.
Crestone Creative District: various group shows; July, Aug, Nov.
Winterfest, Crestone, CO, Dec.
Wholly Rags, Taos Public Library, April, May, June
Artes de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM, Aug.
"Spiritual Journeys", Pinon Real Estate, Salida, CO, Aug.
"Ceremonial Visions", Open Studio in Crestone, CO, Summer
Crestone Artists Studio Tour, Sept.
Elsewhere Artists Residency, Paonia, CO, Nov-Dec.
Shumei International Institute, "Spiritual Journeys", Crestone, CO, Jan-Feb
Taos Public Library, Taos, New Mexico, March - May
Infinitea Gallery and Tea House, Alamosa, CO, April
Lake City Arts Center, Lake City, CO, June 16 - July 6,
Arte de Descartes, Stables Gallery, Aug 25 - Sept
Shamanic Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO artist/healer in residence
The Creamery Art Center, Hotchkiss, CO
Gunnison Art Center, CO, "Spiritual Journeys", May
Wholly Rags annual Art Quilt Exhibit, Taos Public Library, April-June
Shamans Camp Festival, Hotchkiss, CO, July
North Fork Valley Art & Ag Tour, Aug 31-Sept 1
Durango Art Center, CO, "Spiritual Journeys"
American Indian Center , Omaha , NE (painting)
ArtsBridge, Parkersburg , WV (art quilt)
Art Institute of Zanesville Museum , OH (etching)
Children’s Museum of Denver , CO (mural)
Citizens Action Group, Charleston, WV (wall hanging)
Emma Byrd Gallery, University of Charleston, WV (fabric collage)
Girls Club of Omaha (mural)
Omaha YWCA (mural)
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Charleston, WV (wall hanging)
Oregon Arts Commission - Klamath Falls Art Center (paintings)
Omaha School of Music. Omaha , NE (mural)
Peoples Bank, Marietta , OH (wall hanging)
Shamanic Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO (wall hanging)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Kanawha Valley , WV (banners)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Morgantown, WV (wall hanging)