Resume and experience

EDUCATION

M.F.A. (Art and Design), Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 1984.

Certificate Program , Fiber Design (Weaving), Haywood Technical College, Clyde, NC, 1985-87

Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School

B.F.A. (Interior Design), Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, 1984

EXHIBITIONS

Selected Solo Exhibition,

2007   Uncommon Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2006   Broward Community College, Coconut Creek, FL (two-person)

1997  Ft. Lauderdale International Airport Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1996  Eklektikos Gallery, Washtington, DC.

1995  Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC.

          Gallery10, Washington, DC.

Statesville Arts and Science Museum, Statesville, NC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008     Art Fusion Gallery Miami Design District, Miami FL

2007    Boca Raton Museum Art School Faculty Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL

2006    Florida Craftsmen Group Invitational Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

98–08  Broward Community College, Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, Davie, FL

1997   Florida Atlantic University Adjunct Faculty Exhibition, Boca Raton, FL

Artserve Exhibition (juried), Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1996  Artserve Exhibition (juried), Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Rock Hill Art Center (opening invitational), Rock Hill, SC.

1996  South Carolina State Museum, Triennial 96′ (Invitational, traveled) Columbia SC.

1994  American Crafts Council Exhibition, (juried) Tampa FL.

         Schweinfurth Art Center, Art Quilt Exhibition, (juried), Auburn, NY.

Spoleto Exhibition, (juried) Charleston, SC.

Museum of York County (juried exhibition), Rock Hill, SC. (award)

Winthrop University Galleries, M.F .A. Thesis Exhibition, Rock Hill, SC.

1993  Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Freedom of Expression, Charlotte, NC.

Shelby Art Exhibition (juried), Shelby, NC.

Anderson Art Exhibition (juried), Anderson, SC.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Activities Assistant, Gallery Curator and Art instructor @ Vivante on the Coast, assisted living community, Costa Mesa, California 2014- present.

Professor of Art @ Broward College (all phases of art and design fundamentals, art appreciation & art history) 1997 – 2012

Curator of Exhibitions (freelance) Fort Lauderdale, Florida – to include: Artists doing Business As… & Florida Craftsman (S. Florida region) and SAQA (art quilts) South Florida.

Allied Artist:  Assistant to Dan Corson &The Light up Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Public Art Project, 2006-7.

Project manager & artist/designer for handmade tile mural, table, & benches for Broward Community College Tigertail Lake (watersports campus) 2005-2006.

Independent Freelance Designer and Artist

Fiber artwork commissions for residential & commercial interiors in Boca Raton, W.Palm Beach, Ft.Lauderdale, California, N. & S. Carolina, Washington D.C., Belgium, Bankok.

Exhibited in Carolinas, Florida, New York, Georgia, N. & S. Carolina, & Washington D.C. 1985-present

Designed two hot air balloons for Alf Erickson, Attorney, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1995-96.

Designed Exhibition showcase for Hoerst Celenese Corporation, Rock Hill, SC, 1995.

Graduate Assistant: Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 1990-94.

Assisted Gallery Director with all aspects of curating  exhibitions and installations.

Responsibilities also Included: placement of the permanent art collection, research and

compilation of text, developing and implementing organization of inventory and cataloging, as

well as finding and implementing options for conservation and restoration of the permanent

art collection.

Project Designer, Commercial Design Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1988-90.

Responsible for design and space planning of commercial installations as well as the

selection of materials and the written specifications of furniture, finishes, and accessories.

Prepared proposals, gave formal presentations, and supervised installations.

Gallery and Showroom Designer, Broyhill Furniture, Lenoir, NC, 1987-88.

Project Designer for furniture galleries and showrooms located throughout the U.S.

Designed and drafted floor plans, elevations, architectural details, lighting, electrical plans etc.

Assistant Designer of installations of the Dallas,

Atlanta, and Highpoint furniture market showrooms.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2008 Award Best in Category, Art Florida – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2008 Broward Community College mini-grant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2007 Broward Cultural Arts individual Artist Grant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2006 Selected as Broward County Allied Artist for Dan Corson, Seattle-based Light sculptor.

2004 Broward Community College mini-grant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2003 Broward Community College mini-grant, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

1994  Special Projects Grant, Rock Hill Arts Council/ SC Arts Commission -NEA

1993  Emerging Artist Grant, Charlotte/ Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council, NC

Purchase Award, Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC.

1992  Fine Craft Award, Anderson Art Center, Anderson, SC