Illinois State University,
Normal, Illinois - MFA Accepted into program, 1983 - Earned 52
Illinois State University,
Normal, Illinois - MS Degree in Painting and Drawing, 1983
Millikin University, Decatur,
Illinois - BFA Degree in Painting and Drawing - Special
SELF EMPLOYED FINE
Exhibited in professional,
juried shows and been invited to participate in many group and
one person shows in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina,
and Texas. Places of exhibition have included Lakeview Museum,
Peoria, Illinois; Illinois State Fair Professional Artist
Exhibition; Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois;
Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Normal, Illinois; Kirkland
Fine Arts Center, Decatur, Illinois; Tarble Arts Center,
Charleston, Illinois; Decatur Public Library, Decatur, Illinois;
Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur, Illinois; Sheldon Swope Art
Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana. Represented in many private and
Sales galleries are: Barucci Galleries, St. Louis,
Missouri; Lakeview Museum Gallery, Peoria, Illinois; and the Edmond Craig Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas.
As a paid employee and as a
volunteer, taught academic and nonacademic classes in drawing,
oil painting, watercolor, printmaking, art appreciation and
ceramics for adults and children. Worked for various community
agencies including Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois;
Richland Community College, Decatur, Illinois; YWCA in Raleigh,
North Carolina and Decatur, Illinois; Decatur Art Center; Adolph
Meyer Clinic; St. Marys Hospital; C.E.T.A.; Decatur Area
Arts Council; Decatur Neighborhood Arts Program; Decatur Senior
Citizens Center; and District #61 Schools, Decatur,
Created graphic designs,
painted murals, illustrated and laid out ads, brochures and
posters, designed theatrical sets, constructed displays, designed
and drafted plans for remodeling projects and structural
additions, and drew and painted many commissioned portraits.
Experienced with photography and B/W darkroom techniques.
Familiar with lettering styles and printing processes including
silk screen. Experienced with computer graphics and PC desktop
publishing. Worked as a courtroom artist for television news.
People Choice Award & savoir Faire Award, 37th Annual Juried Fine Arts Awards Exhibit, Denton, Texas.
North Light Books Award 36th Annual Juried Fine Arts Awards Exhibit, Denton, Texas.
Named Artist of the Year - 2004 by the Visual Arts Society of Texas.
Named Artist of the Year - 2003 by the North Texas Area Art League.
$1000 Greater Denton Arts Council Award, best of show, 35th Annual Juried Fine Arts Awards Exhibit, Denton, Texas.
Lettie Grooms Award, best of show, North Texas Area Art League member show, 2002,
Grumbacher Gold Medal Award, North Texas Area Art League juried spring show, 2002,
Louis Tarble Purchase Award,
10th Biennial, Watercolor: Illinois,
Artist Advancement Award,
Decatur Area Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Council, N.E.A.
Jurors Award, Confluence
of Color, St. Louis Art Guild, St. Louis, MO.
Henry Klein Memorial Prize, The
Human Element, St. Louis Art Guild, St. Louis, MO.
Merit Award, 9th
Biennial, Watercolor: Illinois, Charleston, IL.
One of six artists featured in
Figure Painting Illinois, Lakeview Museum Gallery,
Painting used as brochure
cover for 3rd Women in Art Exhibition,
a national juried show.
Purchase Award, Decatur Area
Purchase Award, Art on Campus
Committee, Illinois State University.