Recent Exhibitions

  • Art at Baker: A Special  Exhibition at Baker Mansion; Group Exhibition; Summer 2016
  • Connected by Stitch, Pennsylvania College of Technology, SAQA Art Quilt Exhibition 2016
  • Blair County Arts Festival, Juried Fine Art Exhibit, First Place Award Winner, 2016
  • Art in Common Annual Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, 2016
  • Biennial Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 2016
  • Biennial Exhibition, Westmoreland Museum of American Art 2010
  • Making Connections, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh 2008
    • Received Surface Design Award of Excellence
  • Up Over, Down Under, Traveling Fiber Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA and Sydney/Brisbane, Australia 2006

Professional Awards & Publications

  • “Mixed Media Fiber Art”, Altoona Mirror, April 16, 2017; Feature Story
  • “The Last Word”, Quilting Arts, Feb/March 2017
  • “Deconstructed Architecture”, School Arts, January 2017
  • Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling, published my artwork –Full Moon Turtle Waltz and description of artwork
  • SAQA Journal 2014, published Art Quilt – The Mother, The Daughter and the DNA Code
  • 2011 – Ken Kuhn Memorial Award for Artistic Distinction, by the Blair County Arts Festival
  • 2007 – Secondary Art Educator of the Year, by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association
  • 2001 – National Art Honor Society Co-Sponsor of the Year, by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association
  • “Vanishing Prints”, Schoolarts, May/June 2013
  • “Talking Kente Cloth”, Schoolarts, February, 2006
  • “Six Degrees of Visual Separation”, Schoolarts, January, 2006
  • “Fantasy Chessboard”, Schoolarts, September, 2005
  • “Art for Public Places”, Schoolarts, April 2004

Work Experience

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, Arts for Public Places (Murals)

Curator of Education – Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art , Loretto, PA, 1988 – 1989.
Duties included designing SAMA’s first Arts-In-Education museum outreach program for local school districts; preparing didactic materials for exhibitions; docent training; inservice workshops for teachers; coordinating Artist-In-Residence programs.

Professional Organizations

Studio Art Quilters Association

Surface Design Association