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1983-85        MFA in Painting; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

                         Art History Minor: The Modernism of Emily Carr (Minor Thesis)

1974-78         BFA Museum Art School, Portland, OR

1972-78         BA Reed College, Portland, OR: Joint degree program

Languages:     Fluent French, Beginning Italian




2015            Taxonomies and Collections, (one-person) Courthouse Gallery, Jackson, TN.

2013            Sabbatical Show, Foyer Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.                     

2008           Metapaintings,(one-person)  Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY.

2007           Sabbatical Show, Foyer Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

2005           Two Person Show, Capitol Arts Gallery, Bowling Green, KY

2004           Open Studio, Slanted Floor Studio, Santa Monica, CA

2001             A Drawing Exhibition (two-person) Tippy Stern Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, SC.

                      Paintings and Drawings (one-person) Bethel College Gallery, Newton, KS. 

1999             Engaging Objects(two-person) Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC.

1998             Recent Work (one-person) Owensboro Community College, Owensboro,KY.

1997             Engaging Objects (one-person) Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

1996             Body and Soul(two person) Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY.

1994             The Landscape of Sensation (one-person) School of the Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica,                         NY.

1989             New Faculty Show(one-person) Ronald Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY

1988             Hermetics(two person) Site Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986             Drawings (one-person) Paier Art School, New Haven, CT

1985             MFA Thesis Show  (one-person) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1983             Paintings, Buckley Art Center Gallery, (one-person) University of Portland, Portland, OR         

1981              Paintings and Collages (one-person) Mittleman Jewish Community Center,Portland, OR                 1979            Two Young Painters (two person) Mayer Gallery, Portland, OR 



                        People’s Education Press, Beijing, China

                        Gainesville College, Gainesville GA.

                        Richard Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.

                        Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam College, SUNY, Potsdam, NY.

                        Private Collection of Mark Sloan and Michelle Van Parys, College of Charleston


2019                Drawn from Nature, Audubon Center, Mill Grove, PA.

2018                Frabjous, Openings, St Paul the Apostle Church, NY, NY. Joel Carreiro, Curator

                         A Winter Juried Collection, Third St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Luella Tripp, Curator

2017                A Starling in Shadow, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Bill Scott, Curator

                         Perspectives, Clemens Fine Art Gallery WKCTC, Paducah, KY.

2015                State of Painting, Bethel College, Bethel, KY.

2014                Three Person Show, Courthouse Gallery, Jackson, TN.

                          National Painting Invitational, Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY

2011                  Pattern Play, The Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY

2008                Other Worlds/Altered Visions Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN.

2006                Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY.

2003                Four Women Artists, Brescia University, Owensboro, KY.

2002                Visual Imagery, Gallery 303, Georgia Southern University; Statesboro, GA.

                           29th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, IL.

2001                 Arts on Main, Shelbyville, KY

                          Juried Exhibition, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.

2000               Works by KFW Grant Recipients, Artswatch Gallery, Louisville, KY.

                           A Sense of Place Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY.

                           50th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN.

                           Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN.

                           New Faculty Exhibition, Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

                           January Jubilee  Moreland Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY.

                           Water Tower Annual, Water Tower, Louisville, KY.

1999                  Exchange Faculty Show, Eastern Kentucky State University

                           Faculty Show, Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

1998                  Gutwirth, Layne, Leuthold, Mills, Art by SUNY Potsdam Faculty, Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY.

                           North Country Regional Exhibition, Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY.

1995                  Regional Matters, Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.

1994                  Red and Blue on White Walls,Kleinerts Arts Center, Woodstock Guild Woodstock, NY. 

                           North Country Regional Exhibition,Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY

1993                  North Country Regional Exhibition,Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY.

1992                  Second Annual Convention Days Exhibition,National Women's Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY

1991                   54th Annual Artists of Central New York, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY.

1990                  Three Artists IDIA Center, North Conway, N.H.

1989                  Art Acquisitions,  Georgia State Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.

1988                  Faculty ShowGallery 303, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA

                           Mardi Gras Invitational ,Decatur Council for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.

1987                  Faculty Show, Gallery 303, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA

                           Exchange Show, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

1986                  Faculty Show, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT

                           Juried Show, Showplace Gallery, New Haven, CT

1985                  Artists at Erector Square, New Haven, CT

                           Alumni Show, Vollum Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR

1981                   Blackfish Summer Invitational, Blackfish Gallery Portland, OR

1980                  Alumni Show, Portland Museum Art School, Portland, OR





2015                  Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA (a juried publication)

1998                  Watertown Times, Watertown, Sunday, February 1,1998

1996                  Observer, Fredonia, Saturday April 20, 1996

1994                  Times Union, Albany, NY. Sunday July 24, 1994

1994                  Woodstock Times, Woodstock, NY. July 14, 1994

1991                   Observer Dispatch, Utica, NY. Oct. 14

1990                  The Reporter, North Conway, N.H. Aug. 15

1988                  Savannah Morning News and Evening Press, Savannah, GA. Oct. 1988

19877                Savannah Morning News and Evening Press, Savannah, GA. Oct.  1987




2017                   Nominated for Joan Mitchell Award in Painting and Sculpture, Joan Mitchell Foundation

2004                 CISR Research Grant, Murray State University

2002                 Individual Artist’s Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women

2000                 Professional Development Fellowship, Kentucky State Arts Council

                            Individual Artist’s Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women

1998                   Juror’s First Prize (purchase award) North Country Regional, Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam,                                NY.

1997                    Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

1995-96            Sabbatical Leave, Potsdam College

1995                   Merit Award, Potsdam College

                            Term Faculty Development Award United University Professional Union. S.U.N.Y.

1994                   Term Faculty Development AwardUnited University  Professional Union. S.U.N.Y.

1993                   Nominator for Diverse Forms, a Regrant Program funded by the National Endowment for the                                  Arts

                             NEA/NSF FIPSE Grant recipient for group development of Coordinated Studies Course 

1991                     Participant in National Endowment for theHumanities SummerSeminar on Postmodernism

                             Research and Creative Endeavors Grant. Potsdam College

1990                   New Faculty Development Award,United University Professional Union. S.U.N.Y.         

                             Curriculum Diversification New Course Development Grant Dean of Liberal Studies, Potsdam                              College.

1986                    Honorable Mention, Juried Show, Showplace Gallery, New Haven, CT

1983-85            Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2015                    Public Gallery Talk, Courthouse Gallery, Jackson, TN

2008                   Lecture,Western Kentucky State University, Bowling Green, KY

2003                   Panel Discussion (Women in Art) Brescia University, Owensboro, KY.

2002                   Gallery Talk, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

2001                    Recorded Juror’s Lecture, Henderson Art Guild, Henderson, KY

                              The Poetry of Eavan Boland, Jesse Stuart Symposium 

                              Composition Workshop, Murray Art Guild

1999                     Slide Lecture, College of Charleston

                              Gallery Talk and Workshop, Owensboro Community College

                              Public Juror’s Lecture, Paris Art Guild, Paris, TN

1998                     Slide Lecture SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY.

1998                     Juror's Lecture: “Abstract Painting: Light, Space and Form in the Theater of the Mind”

                              St Lawrence University, Canton, NY.

1996                     Gallery Talk: "Still/Life" Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY.

1995                     Paper Presented: "Parallels Between Verbal and Visual Communication and Useful                                                     Divergences” College Art Association, San Antonio, TX.      

1995                     Gallery Talk: "Memory and Touch” St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.    

1995                     Artist Lecture SeriesState University College at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY.

1994                     Public Lecture:"Landscape of Sensation" Munson Williams Proctor School of Art, Utica, NY.

                              Public Lecture:"The Artist as Muse" for Women's History Month at Potsdam College

1992                     Paper presented:  "Rauschenberg's Tightrope and Pollock's Dance " Liberal Arts and the                                           Education of Artists Conference, NYC, NY.

                              Panel Presentation, Teaching in the Experiential Classroom: Artists and Scientists, AGLS                                         Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

1991                      Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Framingham State College,  Framingham, MA.

1989                     Public Gallery Lecture, Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY 

1987                     Visiting Artist, Lecture and Critique: Trinity College, Hartford, CT




Retired                 Spring 2017

1999-2017          Professor of Painting, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

2003                    Instructor, Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Italy program

2002                    Instructor, Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Italy program

2002-2007       Associate Professor of Painting, Murray State University, Murray, KY

1999-2002        Assistant Professor of Painting, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

1998-99              Visiting Lecturer, Murray State University, Murray, KY.

1997                      Associate Professor, Potsdam College, SUNY, Potsdam, NY

1995-96              Visual Arts Advisory Board, Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art

1989-1996          Assistant Professor, Potsdam College, SUNY, Potsdam, NY             

1987-89              Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA                    

1986                      Lecturer, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland,                                 

1986-87               Lecturer, Paier College of Art, New Haven, CT 

1985-87               Lecturer, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT               

1986-87               Lecturer, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT

1985                      Teaching Intern,  Education Department, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1983-85               Teaching Assistant Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY: Art History Survey, Senior Painting.

1978-83                Painting and Exhibiting in Portland, OR


Between 1990-2017


Travel in Scotland.  Travel to Prague (five weeks), Vienna (Kunsthistoriche and Liechtenstein Museums) and Budapest. Travel to Belgium and Holland and return to Paris three times (numerous museums and sites).  Two weeks of travel in China. Teaching twice for five weeks in Italy: Rome, Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Sansepulcro, Pisa, and Venice.  Travel to Seville, its archeological museum and art museum, as well as the Cathedral and gardens and Royal palace.  Travel to Bangkok, Thailand, many sites including Ayutthaya and Jim Thompson House. Traveled twice to Italy, visited Uffizi and Accademia Galleries and numerous other sites. Traveled to Ireland twice, traveled twice to London to visit the Tate Gallery, the Courtauld, and the National Gallery. Traveled to Madrid to visit the Prado. Four weeks of travel in Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto and Nara, numerous cultural sites and museums.

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