RÉSUMÉ

ART EDUCATION

No formal art degree.  I am mostly self-taught, under the tuition of some marvelous artists and authors,
but I have studied with the following artists:
•    Mark Mehaffey  
•    Christopher Schink
•    Carla O’Connor
•    Linda Kemp
•    Robert Burridge
•    David Limrite
•    Barbara Nechis

PREVIOUS EDUCATION
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1991
M.A.,   French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980
B.A.,    French, University of Iowa, 1978

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Mixed Media Paintings, Humankind Fair Trade, San Luis Obispo, CA, November 2015
  • Dreams of Africa, Gallery at Marina Square, Morro Bay, CA, September 2015
  • Mixed Media Paintings, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, Arroyo Grande, CA
    January-February 2013
  • Visions of Utah (photography), Alta View Hospital, Sandy UT, March 2009

RECENT SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (JURIED)

2017 International Society of Experimental Artists annual All-Member Virtual Exhibition
Jurors: Kathleen Conover, Carol Frye, Carol Staub
"Flame Dancer" 1st PLACE AWARD

2017  Juried into the International Society of Acrylic Painters 8th Annual Online Open Exhibition
Juror: Carole Pickle
"Flame Dancer" 2nd PLACE AWARD

2017   Society of Layerists in Multi Media's National Exhibition Merge IV,
 African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM
"Man Gazing at Two Goddesses"

2017  Aquarius 2017 Pacific Regional Watermedia Exhibition, Central Coast Watercolor Society, San Luis Obispo
"Flame Dancer"
BEST OF SHOW AWARD

2016    International Society of Acrylic Painters 7th Annual Open Online Exhibition
“Ghost House”   

2016    Aquarius 2016 Pacific Regional Watermedia Exhibition, Central Coast Watercolor Society, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
“Ghost House”

2015      Rhythm and Hues, The Painters’ Group, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art San Luis Obispo, CA
“California Rain Dance” and “Breaking Out”

2015     18th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) International Open Exhibition,
Paso Robles, CA
“For Spock”

2015   Central Coast Watercolor Society’s Aquarius 2015 Pacific Regional Watermedia Exhibition,
San Luis Obispo, CA
“Carnaval”   MERCHANDISE AWARD

2015   6th Annual ISAP International Open Online Show
“Into the Gloaming”

2014    Central Coast Watercolor Society's Aquarius 2014 Pacific Regional
Watermedia  Exhibition
  "Kimono Sky"

2014    ISAP 17th Annual Open International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA
 "Breaking Out"

AWARDS

2017  First Place, International Society of Experimental Artists annual All-Member Virtual Exhibition for "Flame Dancer

2017  Second Place award, International Society of Acrylic Painters 8th Annual International Open Online Exhibition
for "Flame Dancer"

2017 Best of Show award, Central Coast Watercolor Society's Aquarius 2017 Pacific Regional Watermedia Exhibition for "Flame Dancer"

2015    Merchandise Award, Central Coast Watercolor Society’s Aquarius 2015 Pacific Regional Exhibition for “Carnaval”

2011    Second Place – Watercolor, Intermountain Society of Artists Fall Exhibition
for  “Cosmic Strings” (Utah)

2011    Third Place – Mixed Media, Intermountain Society of Artists Spring Exhibition for “Two Moons Rising”

2010    Honorable Mention – Mixed Media/Collage (for “Heliotaxis”) and
Award of Recognition for “Man Gazing at Two Goddesses,” Intermountain Society of Artists Fall Exhibition (Utah)

2010    Third Place – Oil/Acrylic for “Ghosts in My Machine” and
People’s Choice Award for “Oh!  What a Tangled Web We Weave,” Intermountain Society of Artists Spring Exhibition (Utah)

2010    Juror’s Award, Utah Watercolor Society's Spring Open Exhibition for “Man Gazing at Two Goddesses”  

PUBLICATIONS

PARTICIPANT
2013, 2015, 2017
            ArtsObispo’s county-wide Open Studios Art Tour, San Luis Obispo County, California

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
International Society of Acrylic Painters (Signature Member & Communications Director)
International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA)
The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM)
Utah Watercolor Society (UWS -- (Signature Member)
Central Coast Watercolor Society (CCWS -- Signature Member & Publicity Chairperson)
Morro Bay Art Association (MBAA)
The Painters Group (TPG - in association with the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
25 years as a professor of French & English language and literature; comparative literature; women’s studies; and humanities.
I have also given private art lessons to 9-10 year-olds.
Named three times to Who’s Who among America’s Teachers.