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Artist Statement

My work combines my love of bold graphic images and intense color.  Woodcut printing  provides me with the opportunity to create very bold images with sharp contours and positive and negative spaces.  I enjoy the process of designing and carving the wood printing plates.  Printing these plates, some of which are quite large onto white fabric provides its own unique challenges compared to printing on paper.  I then complete my vision with the application of color through paint.  In this way, I can combine the crisp black images with flowing color. Stitching adds the final part of the process.  I use matching or contrasting thread to enhance the imagery in piece.


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EXHIBITIONS

ONE PERSON

 2016    McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
 1995, 2000, 2006, 2015    Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA
 2012    Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
 2010    Bower Center for Art, Bedford, VA
 2008   Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, VA
 2008   The West Wood Nature Center, Novelty, OH
 2007    Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
 2006, 2000, 1995Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA
 2005   Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, VA   
 2004   CJMW Architects Gallery, Lynchburg, VA
 1999    Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA
 1999, 1997, 1996    On the Hill, Yorktown, VA
 1997    Sedalia Center, Big Island, VA
 1992    Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus, PA
 1989    Gallery Space, Monroeville, PA
 1989    The Guild House, Bridgeville, PA
 1988    Salem Crossroads Studios, Delmont, PA
 1984    Blue Sky Gallery, Murrysville, PA

TWO PERSON
2009   Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1994    Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA
1990    Allegheny County Bar Association, Grant Building, Pittsburgh, PA

INVITED

2015   "Woman in Art", Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews, VA
2015-2017   "The Spice Route", traveling exhibition
2014   "Artists Who Teach", Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
2013   “Something Old, Something New”, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC
           “Three Mixed Media Artists”, Rivermont Studio, Lynchburg, VA
           “How I See It”, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
2011     FT: Fiber Transformed, “Wish You Were Here”, Suffolk Art Center, Suffolk, VA
2010    “7th Biennial Invitational Quilt Show: The Art of the Quilt”, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA
            “Fiber on the Edge” Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA
2009   “Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2009”, Tainan City, Taiwan
2008   “6th Biennial Invitational Quilt Show: The Art of the Quilt”, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA
             “In Response”, The Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
             “Artisans of Distinction”, Blue Ridge Community College, VA
             FT: Fiber Transformed, “Wish You Were Here”, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
2007    FT: Fiber Transformed, “Wish You Were Here”, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, CO; Shenandoah
             Valley Arts Center, Waynesboro, VA
2006    “5th Biennial Invitational Quilt Show: The Art of the Quilt”, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA
2005    “The Goddess Revisited”, Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA   
2004    “4th Biennial Invitational Quilt Show: The Art of the Quilt”, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA
              FT: Fiber Transformed Group, Bedford Central Library, Bedford, VA
             “FABRICations” – PAQA-South, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC and 2005-2007 traveling exhibit
             “Art Quilts: Sew What’s New”, Craddock Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA
             FT: Fiber Transformed Group, Augusta Medical Center, VA
2003    “New Directions in Quilting”, The Arts Center in Orange, VA,
             “From a Woman’s Hand”, FT: Fiber Transformed Group, Artisan Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA,
             “Heaven and Earth”, National League of American Pen Women Exhibit, Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, VA
2002   “3rd Biennial Invitational Quilt Show: The Art of the Quilt”, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA
2001    Art at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond, VA, organized by the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA    
            Annual Invitational Craft Show, Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1999    Five Visions, Rock Creek Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.,
            Annual Invitational Craft Show, Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, D.C.                
1998    Three Artist Winners of the 7th Annual Gloria Fitzgibbons Juried Art Competition, AIA Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1997    Riverview Artists, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA                   
1994    Southwest Virginia Women Sculptors Traveling Exhibition, James Center, Richmond, VA, and
            The Wharf Gallery, Staunton, VA
1993    James River Art Show, Lynchburg Fine Art Center, Lynchburg, VA
1992    Rebearth, Group Show, Langhorne Gallery Lynchburg, VA               
1991     Back to Back, Group show of new members, Associated Artists Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for Art
1990    McKeesport Little Theater, McKeesport, PA                   
1989    Professional Women Artists Show, Community College of Allegheny County, Monroeville, PA
1988    New Board Show, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, The Birmingham Loft, Pittsburgh, PA   
1985    Four Person Show, Duquesne University, Les Idees Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND REGIONAL JURIED SHOWS

2015, 2010, 2009 "Form not Function", Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN
2015, 2011 "Annual Juried Art Show”, Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA             
2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009 "National Juried Art Show”, Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA
2015, 2013, 2012 "National Juried Photography Show", Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
2013     7STITCH: Contemporary Textile Art, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
2012     TIQE 2012: Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition, Tainan City, Taiwan
             “National Juried Photography Show”, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
2011     “2011 Biennial Juried Art Show”, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
2009, 2010 “Form not Function”, Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN
2009     “Tribute to Fiber”, BlackRock Art Center, Germantown, MD
             “2009 Biennial Juried Art Show”, Roanoke College, Salem, VA
2008     “Amazing Art Quilts”, Staunton August Art Center, Staunton, VA
              “Art Quilts: Reflections”, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC
2007     “A Really Big Shoe Show”, Craddock-Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA
             “Art Quilts: Artists Respond”, Page Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC
2006     Lynchburg Juried Art Show, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
2005, 2006    “Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival”, Hampden, VA
2005     “Contemporary Traditions”, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC
2004    “Connected Threads”, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Glen Allen, VA
             “Art Quilts: Elements”, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC and traveling exhibition (Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, and    Pacific International Quilt Festival)
2003    “Art Quilts VIII: A Cut Above”, Chandler Center for the Arts, AZ
             “Vantage Point – South: Art Quilts”, Page-Walker Arts and History Center, Cary, NC
              “Quilts, Fabric and Wearable Art”, The Gallery at Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA
2002    “Hand Crafted”, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
2002, 2000, 1996    Roanoke City Art Show, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA
2001    “Truth or Dare”, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA
2001, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993    Lynchburg Area Art Show, Lynchburg Fine Art Center, Lynchburg, VA
2000   Equinox Open, Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, D.C.
             Lynchburg Area Photography Show, Lynchburg Fine Art Center, Lynchburg, VA
1996    Salon de Refuse, Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA
1995    Lynchburg Area Photography Show, Lynchburg Fine Art Center, Lynchburg, VA
1992    Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 82nd Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA   
1991    Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 81st Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
           Pittsburgh Society of Artists Annual, Pittsburgh Center for Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1984-1986, 1988, 1989, 1990    Westmoreland Arts National, Westmoreland Community College, Youngwood, PA
           Pittsburgh Society of Artists Annual, Pittsburgh Center for Art, Pittsburgh, PA   
1989    Greensburg Art Club 56th Annual Juried Art Show, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA,       
1988    1st International Works on Paper and Sculpture Show, Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1987, 1988    Pittsburgh Society of Artists Annual, Pittsburgh Center for Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1985    Greensburg Art Club 52nd Annual Juried Art Show, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2015    Artist in Education Residency – Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint) Covington High School. Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  

2015    Artist in Education Residency – Printmaking (print making, fabric painting) Charles City Elementary School. Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Charles City.

2015    Juror and Judge - "Art Speaks on the Bay", Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews, VA.

1992 – 2015    Speaker – Lectures and demonstrations on a variety of topics including colored pencils,
 hand-made paper, printmaking and art quilts at public and private schools, colleges, and art organization.

1988 - 2011    Judge - Numerous student and adult art shows including: Central Virginia Community College 2011 Annual Student Art Show, Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, 2011 Annual High School Art Show, 2002 Fall Festival, Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Lynchburg Art Club Kaleidoscope Show Student Exhibit, PTA/PTO Annual Art Exhibits, Student Christmas Card Exhibit, Bedford County, VA, High School Art Show, Lynchburg Women’s Club and Campbell County Fine Art Show.

1992 – 2015    Instructor – Taught drawing, painting, handmade paper and surface design classes and workshops for adults and children, and summer art camps for children for the Academy of Fine Arts (formerly the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center), Lynchburg, VA.

2009 - 2012    Managing Curator – International traveling exhibition managing curator.  “SAQA Frontiers: Art Meets Science”

2007 - 2010    Instructor-Extend Art for gifted students, Monelison Middle School, Madison Heights, VA
                                       
2003 - 2005    Virginia Commission for the Arts- Advisory Panel member for screening Artists in Education Residency Sponsor Applications.                                  
2004    Juror - Nelson Fine Arts Gallery Annual Juried Show, Lexington, VA

1997-2000, 2002-2004    Exhibition Curator - Academy of Fine Arts (formerly the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center), Lynchburg, VA. 
2003    Judge – 33rd Annual Seawall Art Show, Portsmouth, VA

1994    Coordinator - Organized and planned the summer art camp program for the Lynchburg Fine Art Center.                                 
1992 - 1995    Instructor - Taught colored pencil drawing and acrylic painting classes for adults and summer art camp classes for children, Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department, Lynchburg, VA.

1990-1991    Instructor - Taught art classes for young children (4 and 5 years old) and primary grade school children.                       

            
AWARDS AND HONORS

2015, 2011    Artist Fellowship - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

2015   Artist in Education Resdidency- Printmaking (collagraphs, monoprints)
Covington High School, Covington, VA. Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

2015   Visiting Artist - Printmaking and surface design
Charles City County Elementary School, Charles City, VA.  Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Charles City County, VA.

2010    Artist in Education Residency- Papermaking (sheets and cast paper)
Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Annandale, VA.  Sponsored by Canterbury Woods
Elementary School and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.                   

2009    Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint)  Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg, VA.  Sponsored by Walsingham Academy and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.                     

2008    Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint)
Canterbury Woods Elementary School, Annandale, VA.  Sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
             Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint, relief)  Walsingham Academy, Williamsburg, VA.  Sponsored by Walsingham Academy and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.                     

2007/2008    Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint, drypoint)
Amherst County Schools (elementary, middle, and high school). Sponsored by Amherst County School Board and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

2006    Juror's Choice Award- Lynchburg Juried Art Show, Lynchburg, VA

2005/2006    Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint, drypoint)
Alleghany High School.  Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.               

2001 - 2006    Artist in Education Residency-Exploring Art and Creativity.  Bethune Nursery School,
Lynchburg, VA.  School is a United Way Agency.  Residencies sponsored by Lynchburg Division of Social Services.                    
2001    Artist Study Grant - Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist in Education Program.           

            Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph, drypoint) Jack Jouett Middle School, Charlottesville, VA.  Residency sponsored by the Jack Jouett Middle School PTO and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.                   
            Artist in Education Residency-Printmaking (collagraph on paper and fabric) McIntosh Elementary School, Newport News, VA.  Residency sponsored by the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and the Newport News Arts Commission.                   
            Artist in Education Residency-Papermaking (cast paper tiles) Forest Elementary School, Forest, VA.  Residency funded by the Forest Elementary PTO.

1999/2000    Artist in Education Residency – Printmaking (drypoint, monoprint) Alleghany High School. Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.         

1999/2000  Artist in Education Residency - Printmaking (collagraph, drypoint)
Yorktown Middle School and Tabb Middle School.  Residency coordinated by the Yorktown Arts Foundation and funded by the York County School System and the Virginia Commission for the Arts
                               
1998    Artist in Education Residency - Printmaking (collagraph, monoprint)    
Yorktown Elementary School.  Residency sponsored by the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and
Hampton Roads Junior Women’s Club, Newport News, VA.
                                           
1997    Artist in Education Residency – Printmaking (collagraph, drypoint) Grafton Middle School, and Queens Lake Middle School. Residency coordinated by the Yorktown Art Foundation and funded by the York County School System and theVirginia Commission for the Arts.
                                       
1996     Winner: Seventh Annual Gloria Fitzgibbons Juried Art Competition
             Artist Study Grant -Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist in Education Program.                                    

             Artist in Education Residency – Painting- Green Valley Elementary School, Roanoke County.  Funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts     and the Green Valley Elementary School PTA.   
             Artist in Education Residency – Papermaking (sheet forming, pulp painting, cast paper) Waller Mill Elementary School and Yorktown
Elementary School.  Residency coordinated by the Yorktown Arts Foundation and funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the York CountySchool System.

1995    Artist in Education Residency – Printmaking (collagraphs, drypoint, monoprint) Alleghany High School and Covington High School. Sponsoredby the Alleghany Highlands Cultural Arts Center and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.    
               
1992    Artist in Education – Broken tile mural. Boonsboro Elementary School. Residency funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and Boonsboro Elementary School, Lynchburg, VA.               
                               
COMMISSIONS
 “My Story, Your Story, Our Story”, 2010, Roanoke Public Library, Roanoke, VA
 “Saving Grace”, 2005, Snidow Chapel, Lynchburg College, VA
 “Pope Benedict XVI”, 2005, St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Lynchburg, VA
                           
COLLECTIONS
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
MSU Museum, Michigan State University
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Augusta Medical Center, Fishersville, VA
Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Executive Mansion Collection, Richmond, Virginia
Roanoke Arts Commission Public Art Collection, Roanoke, VA
Johnson & Johnson, The Spectacle Lens Group, Roanoke, VA
Monroeville Public Library, Monroeville, PA
Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Campus, PA
Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, Lynchburg, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
The Summit, Centra Health, Lynchburg, VA                           
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System, Pittsburgh, PA
Work in numerous private collections in the United States, Ireland and France.
                                           
MEMBERSHIPS
Studio Art Quilt Associates - Professional Artist Member                           
Surface Design Association - State Representative for Virginia and West Virginia
 FT: Fiber Transformed

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Adams, Deidre, ed: Studio Art Quilt Associates Portfolio 20, 2013: p. 127
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EDUCATION

1979-2015    Classes and workshops.  Princeton Art Association, Pittsburgh Center for Art, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Art Student League of New York, Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Pyramid Atlantic, Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts, Sweet Briar College, McGuffey Art Center.

1978    Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, New York, NY
Master of Science - Metallurgy.

1976    College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Bachelor of Science – Chemistry.