RESUME

BACKGROUND

  • Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Moved to California in 2014
  • Long-time writer and communications consultant
  • Began painting as a hobby in 1999, primarily in watercolor
  • I have exhibited in galleries and special shows in both Kentucky and California.  In Benicia, my work can be seen at HQ Gallery, 331First Street, 333-D First Street and at my studio in the historic Arsenal Art District

EXHIBITS

  • The March, Arts Benicia,“Get the Message Out,” juried exhibit, November 2020
  • Protection, Mendocino Arts Center, “Together Apart,” members on-line juried exhibit, June 2020
  • Daylily in Red, Marin Society of Artists,Expressions,” exhibit, San Rafael, California, national juried exhibit, June-July, 2019
  • Wildfire, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, “Reflectivity: Artists on Climate Change,” Healdsburg, California, national juried exhibit April – June, 2019
  • Painted Ladies, Gallery 216 at Estey Realty, Benicia, CA. One of four women painters featured, February, 2019. Showcasing nine of my watercolor paintings.
  • Wildfire, 55th Annual Nor-Cal Regional Juried Art Show, Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association, November 2018
  • Lemon Women, Arts Benicia, “In the Fields: Botanical Lore,” juried exhibit, November, 2018
  • Arts Benicia, “The Art of the Community,” Benicia, California, annual members exhibitions, 2014-2019
  • Holiday show, Umpqua Bank, Benicia, 2017 – 2019
  • Solo show at Umpqua Bank, Benicia, 2017
  • American Canyon Arts Foundation annual exhibit, 2015, 2017. In 2015, I was awarded second place in the watercolor division for my painting,The Joy of Koi
  • Birth of the Blues, series of 12 paintings exhibited as featured artist, Gallerie Renee Marie, Benicia, 2016
  • Daylily in Red, “Red,” exhibit, awarded Best of Show, Gallery 104, La Grange, Kentucky, 2014. I was awarded Best of Show.
  • Awakening, awarded first place, Jewish Community Center, Emerging Artists Exhibit, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010.
  • Annual Kentucky Watercolor Society member exhibit, 2007 – 2014
  • Metropolitan Women’s Club of Louisville juried show, 2011 – 2013

GALLERIES

  • HQ Gallery, Benicia, California, 2018-Current
  • Java Point Cafe, Benicia, California, exhibiting member of the Camel Barn Painters, 2016-2020
  • Gallerie Renee Marie Contemporary Art Co-Op, Benicia, California, 2015 – 2018
  • Gallery 104, La Grange, Kentucky, 2009 – 2014.

WORKSHOPS / CLASSES

  • Patricia Ritter, Louisville, Kentucky, 1999-2014
  • Diane Williams & Chuck Potter, Benicia, 2018
  • Robert Burridge, Mendocino Arts Center, 2016
  • Dale Leitenin, 2015
  • Laura Lein-Svencer, 2013
  • Carol Cooper, 2012
  • Sterling Edwards, 2012
  • Karen Knutsen, 2009, 2017
  • Elise Beattie, 2011
  • Judy Greenberg, 2011
  • Karlyn Holman, 2010
  • Gail McDaniel, New Mexico, 2008, 2009

ART ADVOCACY

  • Arts Benicia, Board of Directors, 2016 – Present. Currently servicing as Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Arts Association of Oldham County Kentucky, 2011-2014. Served as Vice-Chair and coordinated a marketing strategic planning process
  • Music Theatre of Louisville, Board of Directors, 2000 – 2003

EDUCATION

  • BA – Eastern Kentucky University, 1973
  • MA – Eastern Kentucky University, 1974

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