University of Oklahoma. Norman, OK. Master’s of Liberal Studies. May 2007. University of Nebraska at Omaha. Omaha, NE. B.A. August 1986. Honors: Dean’s List.
Major: Biology. Minor: English. Colorado State University. Ft. Collins, CO. Attended: August 1981 - January 1984. Specialization: Ecology.
1994 - Present. Owner, Native Landscapes - A landscape design and maintenance company. Responsibilities include: all contact with clients, design, estimate for installation and carrying out to completion all landscape plans. Also; billing, management of employees and/or subcontractors; creating a finished product in agreed-upon time frame. 1993 - Present. Professional Artist. Wire sculptor. Previously worked as wildlife illustrator. Now I use baling wire to create hanging 2- dimensional sculpture and tabletop 3-d sculpture. Exhibited in many locations (see following) and have created many custom-made art pieces over 20 years. Newest work includes laser cut, steel sculpture.
Venice Biennale 2001. Top 110 Poet Bunker. In collaboration with poet Skip Largent. Leslie Powell Gallery. “Heart and Soul of the Great Plains” 2010. Lawton, OK. Wichita Falls Art Museum. Wichita Falls, Tx. 2010. Inclusion in “Texas Oklahoma Art Prize” show. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). Oklahoma City, OK. Selection in biennial “VisionMakers” exhibits. Selected years, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2009. MainSite Gallery of Contemporary Art. Norman, OK. 2001. Selected as one of five regional artists for participation in “Emerging Artists” exhibition.
Untitled ArtSpace. September 2011.
‘Monothon’. Monoprints made by select group of artists. Oklahoma City, OK.
Untitled ArtSpace. August 2011. ‘Can You See Me Now’. Photos taken with cell phones. Juried exhibit. Oklahoma City, OK.
STASH. June 2011.
‘Processes: A Mother - Daughter Journey’. Norman, OK.
Dreamer’s Concept’s. May 2011. In conjunction with Norman’s Music Festival. Norman, Oklahoma. Trichology Salon. February 2011. ‘Mayan Icons’. Oklahoma City, OK. A Jeweler’s Art. October 2010. Guest artist. PaseoDistrict. Oklahoma City, OK. Studio Six. August 2010. Guest artist. Paseo District.
Oklahoma City. City Arts Center. Circle Gallery. February 2010.
Solo Exhibit. ‘Music Makes a Life’. Oklahoma City, OK.
Untitled Art Gallery. January 2010.
“Function and Design” Exhibit. Leader of team for creation of outdoor functional artspace. Oklahoma City, OK.
M.A. Doran Gallery. September 2009 and 2010.
Participation in “Small Works” show. Tulsa, OK.
Mission Hill. April 2010.
Participant in group show. Norman, OK.
IAO Gallery. January 2009.
“This That and the Other Thing”. Exhibit of three artist’s installations. Oklahoma Ctiy , OK.
Liggett Art Studio. Solo Exhibit. “Whimsey”. December 2007. Tulsa, OK.
FUNDRAISER PARTICIPATION: (Annual) Living Arts Studio. “Champagne and Chocolate”. Tulsa, OK.
IAO Gallery. “Red Dot”. Oklahoma City, OK. Suzanne Wallace Mears Gallery. Fundraiser for animal shelter. Oklahoma City, OK.
Planned Parenthood. Annual fundraiser. Oklahoma City, OK.
GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Mainsite Gallery of Contemporary Art. Norman, OK. M. A. Doran Gallery. Tulsa, OK.
Pickard Art Gallery. Oklahoma City, OK.
Simply Oklahoma. Guthrie, OK.
Melton Art Reference Library Anita Hill - Private Collection Jan and Sara Jane Shankar - Private Collection COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EXHIBIT PARTICIPATION:
Allied Arts. Reflections of Art at OU Medical Center. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2002. Feet on Main Street. Norman, Oklahoma. Arts Festival. 2006, 2007.
Festival of the Arts. Sculpture Park Exhibit. Oklahoma City, OK. 2003.
Firehouse Art Center. Norman, Oklahoma. Gift Gallery. 2004 - Present.
Fred Jones Museum of Art. Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Biennial Exhibition. 2001 Kansas City Arts Coalition. 18 Annual th Benefit Art Auction. Kansas City, Kansas. 2001.
MainSite Contemporary Art. Represented artist. Norman, Oklahoma. 2001 to Present. McAbee Greer Museum. “Off the Wall” Benefit Fundraiser. Shawnee, Oklahoma. 2009, 2010. Norman Arts and Humanities Council. Featured Artist. Norman, Oklahoma. 2010. Also, featured in 2011 art calendar.
MayFair. Arts Festival. Norman, Oklahoma. 2001.
Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma benefit. Oklahoma City, OK. 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. 12 x 12 Art Benefit. Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 1998 - 2004.
University of Central Oklahoma. Donna Nigh Gallery. Women Who Eat Leaves. Group show with Abi Chodosh and Elia Woods. Edmond, Oklahoma. 2005.
Vermont Studio Center. Artist Residency. Johnson, Vermont. 2002.