Recent Exhibitions

  • Blair County Arts Festival, Juried Fine Art Exhibit, 2016-19; First Place Award Winner 2016; Second Place Award Winner 2019 (Mixed Media Fiber)
  • Eye of the Needle, SAQA PA Regional Juried Exhibition, Bottleworks, Johnstown, PA, 2018 (Art Quilt)
  • Co-curator for Eye of the Needle, SAQA Regional Juried Exhibition
  • Art in Common Juried Art Exhibition 2018; Jurors Award (Mixed Media Fiber)
  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Juried Biennial Exhibition 2016, 2018 (Mixed Media Fiber Art)
  • Connected by Stitch, SAQA PA Regional Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA, 2016 (Art Quilt)

Professional Awards & Publications

  • Fabric Design winner for SAQA/Andover Mills Twilight Fabric Collection 2017
  • “Mixed Media Fiber Art”, Altoona Mirror, April 16, 2017; Feature Story
  • “The Last Word”, Quilting Arts, Feb/March 2017
  • Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling, featured Full Moon Turtle Waltz, Mixed Media Fiber
  • 2007 – Secondary Art Educator of the Year, by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association

Work Experience

Artist-in-Residence – Teaching artist for the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. I teach mixed media and surface design on fabric workshops to students of all ages.

Art Teacher – Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA, 1989 to 2015
I taught advanced Placement Studio Art, Survey of Art (Advanced Art), Art I, Art II, Painting, Art for Public Places (Murals)

Professional Organizations

Studio Art Quilters Association

Surface Design Association