EDUCATION 2004 Women's Art Institute- MCAD 1995 MA Degree. Saint Mary's University. Curriculum Design with emphasis in creativity. 1993 St. Cloud State University, MA program. 1982 BA Degree. Gustavus Adolphus College. 1981 Temple University in Rome Italy. Painting and drawing courses. AFFILIATIONS: Center for Independent Artists NEMAA WARM Florence Hill Studio Berkley Art Center Association Robbin Gallery Central Minnesota Arts Board College of St. Benedict's life drawing group. Suzuki of the Americas EMPLOYMENT: Ivan Sand Community School, Elk River, MN Rockford High School, Rockford, MN GUEST SPEAKER/RESIDENCIES University of MN- Compleat Scholar Series Juror: Drawing/painting- Uptown Art Fair 2003 1999 • Juror: CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Award Gustavus Adolphus College 1998 • Juror: CMAB/McKnight Individual Artist Award Sherburne County Phipps Center Orchestra Hall
Selected Invitational and Juried Exhibitions
2013 • “Lily the Buffalo Sculpture” for the City of Buffalo Outdoor Sculpture Project. Buffalo, MN
2013 • Invitational Exhibit: Allina Hospital. Buffalo MN
2013 • Invitational Exhibit/Auction. Art for Survival: fundraiser for Center for Sexual Violence. Mpls, MN
2013 • Invitational Exhibit: Artists of Central MN. Sherburne County Courthouse. Elk River, MN
2013 • Member Exhibit: NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show. Mpls, MN
2012 and 14 • “Spirit and Creativity,” Artist and Musician- Buffalo Methodist Church. Buffalo, MN
2012 • 24 Hour Film Festival Team Member; Zero Cool- Set Designer
2012 • Independant Film Project: “Menages,” -Site Coordinator. Film produced by Edith Tonou.
2012 • Invitational Exhibit: Art Institutes International. Mpls, MN
2011 • Corporate Art Force: Gustavus alumni art project. Mpls, MN
2011 • Crossings at Carnegie Group Show. Zumbrota, MN
2011 • Invitational Exhibit. Gustavus Alumni Show. Hillstrom Museum. St. Peter, MN
2011 • Juried Exhibit. Arts in Harmony. Elk River, MN
2010 • Penny George Institute for Health and Healing: Art Exhibitor. Mpls, MN
2010 • Invitational Exhibit/Auction. Art Relief for Haiti. Doctors Without Borders Rochester, MN
2010 • Buffalo Hospital Birth Center: Local Artist Installation. Buffalo, MN
2010 • Group Exhibit. Women and Water Mail Art Exhibition. University of MN, Mpls, MN
2010 • Group Exhibit. MIA Foot in the Door. Mpls, MN
2009 • Juried Exhibit. Arts in Harmony. Elk River, MN
2008 • Juried Exhibit. Flora and Fauna. St. Cloud, MN
2008 • Invitational Exhibit. Venus Rediscovered. Water and Oil Gallery. St. Paul, MN
2008 • Juried Exhibit. Healing Arts. Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. Mpls, MN
2008 • Juried Exhibit. Spiritual Arts. NE Mpls, MN
2008 • Juried Exhibit. Essential Art. Visual Arts MN. St. Cloud, MN
2007 • Group Exhibit. BAC Berkley, California.
2007 • Invitational Exhibit Central MN Artist Showcase. St. Cloud, MN.
2007 • Juried Exhibit Healing Arts. Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. Mpls, MN
2006 • Group Exhibit. BAC Berkley, California.
2006 • Invitational Exhibit. Labor Room C4IA. Mpls, MN
2005 • Juried Exhibit. Leap of Faith. Susan Hensel Gallery. Mpls, MN.
2005 • Invitational Exhibit. 6x6”. Moorehead State University.
2004 • Juried Exhibit. Dimensions 2004. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC.
2004 • Members’ Exhibit. HARG Artists. Robbin Gallery. Robbinsdale, MN.
2003 • Invitational Exhibit. Minnesota Artists. Minneapolis Foundation. Mpls, MN.
2003 • Juried Exhibit. 75th Annual Juried Exhibit. Harrisburg Center. Harrisburg, PA.
2002 • Juried Web Exhibit. Minnesota Artists. Walker Art Center. Mpls, MN.
2002 • Juried Exhibit. 75th Annual Juried Exhibit. Laredo Center for the Arts. Laredo, TX.
2002 • Juried Exhibit. Duluth Biennial. Duluth Art Institute. Duluth, MN.
2002-05 • Group Exhibit. Mussorgsky’s Pictures. Several national exhibitions.
2013 • SoloExhibit: Thrivent Office, Buffalo, MN
2010 • Solo Exhibit. Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. Mpls, MN
2010 • Solo Exhibit. The Independent. Mpls, MN
2008 • Solo Exhibit One Yoga. Gallery One. Mpls., MN.
2006 • Solo Exhibit. The Loft Gallery. St. Cloud, MN.
2004 • Solo Exhibit. Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN.
2003 • Solo Exhibit. Normandale College. Bloomington, MN..
2003 • Solo Exhibit. Benedicta Center for the Arts. St. Joseph, M
Professional Experience/Collaborations/Academic Assignment
1999-present • Art teacher. Elk River, MN.
2013-14 • Project Coordinator: “Open Drawing” during “Open Streets Buffalo, MN.”
2012-present • Grant Writing Consultant. Upper Midwest Flute Association
2009-14 • Art Instructor: Lake Sylvia Suzuki Flute Institute. Environmental Art. Annandale, MN
2007-12 • Art Instructor: Suzuki Institutes. MacPhail in Mpls and SEMSA in Rochester, MN
2008 • Juror: Powderhorn Art Fair
2004 • Guest lecturer: U of M “The Compleat Scholar,” St. Paul, MN.
2003 • Guest lecturer: Gustavus Adolphus College. St. Peter, MN.
2003 • Juror: Metris Uptown Art Fair
2001 • Resident Artist for Women’s Anger Management Group. Elk River, MN.
2011 • Individual Artist Award. Central MN Arts Board; funded by The McKnight Foundation.
1990-present • Written and received over 25 grant requests for public school art enrichment projects in Elk River,
Buffalo and Rockford, MN
2008 • Third Place Award. Majestic Pines Art Festival. Nisswa, MN
2004 • Individual Artist Award. Central MN Arts Board; funded by The McKnight Foundation.
2004 • Award of Excellence. Members’ Exhibit. HARG Artists. Robbin Gallery. Robbinsdale, MN.
2004 • Women’s Art Institute, The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Mpls, MN.
2001-2003 • Coached by painter Bela Petheo, former student of Oskar Kokoschka.
1995 • MA Degree. Curriculum design with emphasis in creativity. St. Mary’s University, MN.
1982 • BA Degree. Art education. Gustavus Adolphus College. St. Peter, MN.
1981 • Painting and art history courses. Temple University in Rome, Italy.
• Upper Midwest Flute Association
• Buffalo Arts Guild
• Education Minnesota
Elk River Star News, April 2010 Pulse Magazine, April 16, 2004
Women’s Press Dec. 2010 MPR “Word of Mouth”, Feb., 2002
St Cloud Times, June 19th 2004 Elk River Eddy, Nov-Dec 2002
Elk River Star News, Sept 22, 2004 MN Craft Connection, 2nd Qtr, 2000