PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE2000-2006 Visual Artist
I have been practicing the art of painting for 17 years. During the past five years I have dedicated myself to being a full time painter. Primarily working with acrylics on stretched canvas. I maintain a studio in Pioneer Square, in downtown Seattle and participate in solo and group exhibitions. I also have taught workshops, organized and curated exhibits, while maintaining all aspects of a small business. I am a member and past board vice president of Metropolis the Gallery- an artists' collective in Bremerton WA. In the Fall of 2005 I completed the Artist Trust EDGE program, a professional development program for artists. In the spring of 2006 I moved to a new studio and began, with Marcia Riwney and Grego Rachko to curate and maintain a gallery space. Alchemy Gallery features monthly exhibit of solo and group shows.
1996-99 Founding Member- WAIL Collective
A project dedicated to creating a place where arts and agriculture co-existed. I participated in planning and implementing a series of programs ranging from “Spectacle from Scratch”–a nine day circus retreat, to “A Natural Building Symposium”–a week long alternative building camp. We also conducted a series of workshops on “Art and Social Change”. As a collective, we managed the day-to-day running of a 40 acre land trust, made upgrades to the property, oversaw a small organic farm project, and planned and coordinated fundraising, outreach to the community and other events.
1992-94 Teacher – Spruce Street School
Team taught the after-school arts-based program at this private school, serving K-5. Developing themes and activities that tied into their classroom curriculum. Including printmaking, painting and mural projects, bookmaking, ceramics and cooking.
1993-95 Co-Owner – House
I was a part owner of this arts and crafts consignment shop on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Involved in all aspects of running a small business, including seeking new artists for display and sale and coordinating quarterly shows.
1990-95 Co-Director - Heart to Art
A community arts organization dedicated to raising awareness, money and creativity in response to HIV and AIDS. I ran the office and workshop space, coordinated three gallery locations, planned major events and art projects throughout the Seattle area. Here I gained experience in public relations, community outreach, grant writing and fundraising.
ARTS RELATED PROJECTS
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
CURATORAlchemy Gallery team curating monthly shows began April 2006 Seattle, WA
“The Water Show” Bremerton, WA, 2006
“Community Art Show” Bremerton, WA, 2002-04
“Band of Artists”, Metropolis the Gallery, Bremerton, WA, 2002
15 Puget Sound Artists in a variety of mediums
COMMISSIONED WORKSGilda's House, Red Door Campaign Seattle, WA, 2005
N.W. Flower and Garden Show Seattle, WA, 2003
Eve Nyman Yoga Studio Seattle, WA, 2002
Interviewing Services of America Van Nuys, CA, 2001
AWARDSEDGE-artist professional development program, Artist's Trust, 2005
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
MUSEUM GROUP SHOW