I am foremost an artist, working in printmaking, drawing, mixed media and book arts from my studio in Minneapolis, MN. I studied studio art at Sonoma State University and have an MFA in printmaking from the Academy of Art University. I then worked in marketing and advertising as a graphic designer and illustrator for 18 years. A brief illness forced a departure from the work for a year in 2001 and in that reflective time I decided to turn to teaching. I taught drawing at community art centers for a few years, which overlapped with full-time teaching graphic design and illustration at Dakota County Technical College until 2016. I took an early retirement in order to focus fully on my fine art practice. I have maintained a regular studio routine since college and am now quite happy that it is the main focus of my time.

EDUCATION 

·  MFA, Printmaking : Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, 1984

·  BA, Art Studio : Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 1982

·  Certificate, Marketing and Communications : San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1986

·  Continued education : Discover Graphics Atelier, Alexandria, VA; Pyramid Atlantic, Riverdale, MD; Lee Arts Center,
Arlington, VA; Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN;
Split Rock Arts Program, St. Paul and Cloquet, MN; Botanical Illustration at Como Conservatory, St. Paul, MN; Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Women’s Art Institute, St. Kate’s University, St. Paul, MN 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Artist at large, Minneapolis, MN, to present date

Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN, 2002 to 2016 Adjunct Faculty: Graphic Design Technology and Applied Visual Arts 

Como Park (Marjorie McNeely) Conservatory, St. Paul, MN, 2002 to 2006 Drawing Instructor: Botanical Arts and Illustration Program

Freelance Commercial Artist, St. Paul, MN, 2001 to 2007 · Designer and Illustrator for various projects specializing in corporate identity and packaging

UpFront Productions, Inc., St. Paul, MN, 1999 to 2001 Art Director / Senior Designer  · Designer, art director and illustrator for corporate identity and branding, logo design, retail packaging, exhibits, displays, signage, publications, media kits, brochures and web sites. 

Alpert & Alpert, Inc., Herndon, VA, 1994 to 1998 Art Director · Designer, art director and illustrator for design projects including annual reports, publications, media kits,
brochures, exhibits, conference materials, corporate capabilities and identity packages, and web sites. 

Freelance Commercial Artist, Bethesda, MD, September to December, 1994 · Commissioned projects, assignments with Creative Options in Washington, DC and Alpert & Alpert, Inc.

Calvert Group, Bethesda, MD, 1988 to 1994 Art Director · Managed corporate image through design, illustration, and production of corporate communications materials. 
· Directed designers and in-house production staff. Recruited hired and trained production/marketing assistants. · Negotiated and managed relationships with printers and designers and managed quality control and budget. 

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute (SEMI), Mountain View, CA, 1984 to 1988 Senior Marketing Specialist · Coordinated production operations of in-house art department, acted as liaison between managers and designers, printers and other suppliers in the production of publications and supporting collateral materials,
and conducted marketing surveys and analysis.

OTHER RELAVENT EXPERIENCE 

· Teaching Assistant: Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA, 1983–84 

· Editioning Apprentice: Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA, 1984


Collaborations in Printmaking and Book Arts

· Portfolio: Access Print Studio at Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 1997 

· “Route 29 Artists Book”: Access Print Studio at Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA with a project grant from the Arlington Commission for the Arts, 1998 

· Visual Journal Collective: A Minneapolis book arts and sketch group on various book collaborations 2010-2015 


ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

· In Cahoots Printmaking Residency — Petaluma, CA, April 2020

· Artist at Pine Needles — a residency program sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station (a division of the
Science Museum of Minnesota), Marine on St. Croix, MN, 2005 

· Paw Print Studios, Lake of the Woods, MN 2005


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Open Studio Events

· Art-A-Whirl, Northeast Minneapolis, MN, every May from 2000 to 2019

· Art-Attack, Studio 447 and 452, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN, every November from 2000 to 2019

· LOLA, League of Longfellow Artists Art Crawl, Minneapolis, MN  2017, 2018, 2019

· Saint Paul Art Crawl, various locations in St. Paul, MN  1999-2002, 2015-2016 

Solo Exhibitions

· Crosswords: Conversations in the spaces between handwritten words, Tandem Gallery, Northfield MN 2019

· Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

· Colonial Church, Edina, MN, 2013 

· Field Botanicals and Birds, Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis, MN, 2003 

· Prints & Pots, Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 1997

Select Invitationals / Group Shows

· The Beginning of Everything: An Exhibition of Drawings, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, coming January 2020

· Wet Paint +1 Invitational, New Studio Architecture, St. Paul, MN, 2019

· Work from The Women’s Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive, Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, St. Paul, MN 2019

· Energetic|Sense, Art at the Bridgewater Lofts, Minneapolis, MN, 2018

· Northfield Art Guild Annual Member Show, Northfield, MN, 2017

· 262 Studios, Lowertown St. Paul: St. Paul Art Crawls, 2015-2016 and Mail Art Show, 2016

· Seasons on St. Croix Gallery, Girlfriends Show, Hudson, WI 2016

· NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Shows, Grainbelt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN, each year 2001 to 2013

· The Foot in the Door Show, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, 2000 and 2010

· Pine Needles Artists 5th Anniversary Exhibit, Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater,MN 2007

· New Beginnings, Instructors from the Botanical Art and Illustration Program, Como Conservatory, St. Paul, MN, 2005

· Luxury Home Tour, House 6, Kyle Hunt and Partners, Medina, MN 2004

· Idyllics, Franklin Bank, Minneapolis, MN 2004

· Logan Park Neighborhood Show, The Art Collective, Minneapolis, MN 2002

· Light, The Art Collective, Minneapolis, MN 2002

· Show of Access Print Studio portfolio, Kennedy Center Staff Cafe, Washington DC, 2000

· Art on the 7th Floor, Washington Design Center, Washington, DC, 1997

· Summer Salon ‘97, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA, 1997

· Carpe Diem: 28 Printmakers, Creative Partners Gallery, Bethesda, MD, 1997

· Working from the Ghost Without Spirits, show of non-toxic water-based monotypes, Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 1996

Juried Shows

· Artistry Members’ Juried Art Exhibition, Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington, MN, 2019

· Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Shows, State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2019

· Grand Opening Exhibit, Pierre Bottineau Community Library, Minneapolis MN, 2003 

· Extremely Minnesota, Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN, 2001

· Landscape: Defined Refined, The Art Collective, Minneapolis, MN, 2001

· Arts in Harmony 2000, Elk River Area Arts Council, Elk River, MN, 2000

· 23rd Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN, 1998 

· The Art League, Alexandria, VA, various monthly membership shows 1996–1998

· Fourth Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition, League of Reston Artists, Reston, VA, 1997 

· Arlington Showcase IV, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA, 1996

· June All Media Membership Show, , 1996

· July All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1996

· American Landscape Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1996

· October All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1996

· Small Works Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1996

· Color Drawing Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1996

· Living With Art, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1997

· April All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1997

· American Landscape Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1997

· April All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1998

· July All Media Membership Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1997


COMMISSIONS / HOLDINGS / AWARDS

· Scholarship, The Women’s Art Institute, St. Catherine University, 2019

· Acquisitions by Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2017, 2018

· Commission for Penny George Institute at WestHealth, Plymouth, MN, 2014

· Honorable Mention, NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, Minneapolis, MN 2012

· Third Place Award in Print/Drawing/Photo, NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, Minneapolis, MN, 2002 

· Acquisition by Minneapolis Public Library, Pierre Bottineau Branch, Minneapolis, MN 2001

· Honorable Mention: Arts in Harmony 2000, Elk River Area Arts Council, Elk River, MN, 2000

· Award of Merit: 23rd Annual Member’s Juried Exhibition, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN, 1998

· Equal Merit Award for Printmaking: Fourth Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition, League of Reston Artists, Fairfax, VA, 1997

· Third Place Award: American Landscape Show, The Art League, Alexandria, VA, 1996


MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

· NEMAA Northeast Minneapolis Artists Association

· WARM The Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota

· LOLA The League of Longfellow Artists

· Northfield Art Guild, Northfield, MN

· Artistry Theater and Visual Arts, Bloomington, MN 

· Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN