Resume

Education
MFA     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville     Printmaking
BS      Southern Illinois University Edwardsville     Art Education

Exhibitions and Honors

2017

  • Making It In Crafts III, invitational international show at The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana.  


2016

  • Patron of the Arts 2016: Susan Bostwick, invitational show at Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Illinois.  


2015
  • Material Revival, curator and participant, Innovations in Textiles 10 exhibition, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Illinois. http://materialrevival.blogspot.com
  • Fiber Focus, juried competition for Innovations in Textiles 2015, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri.  
  • Transformed by Time, invitational show at Stone Bridge Valley Art Center, Michael, Illinois 62065
  • Cedarhurst Biennial, Juried Competition for Southern IllinoisMitchell Art Museum / Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois   
  • SCC Fibers Invitational, an Innovations in Textiles 10 exhibition, curated by Christine Holtz, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, Missouri
2014
2012
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, group show at studio of Erin Vigneau Dimick, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Contemporary Fiber Arts group show, J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO. 
  • EAC:TWO Juried Competition, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL      Honorable Mention
2011
  • Collaboration: Reaping and Sewing, curator and participant, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois.  Part of Innovations, a Biennial Textile Event. 
  • Fiber Focus, a nine state juried competition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
  • SCC Invitational, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, Missouri
2010
  • Fiber: Twenty Ten juried competition, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Edwardsville Art Center's First Juried Competition, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • JAC Juried 2010, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL
  • Elements, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
  • Farm Girl Landscapes--Solo exhibition at Boswell Gallery, Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Illinois
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville Fitness Studio, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Natural Selection, group show at By Design Gallery, Alton, Illinois
2009
  • Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition, Mitchell Art Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • ARTEAST Small Works Group Show, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
  • Heads and Threads for Love Fashion Show, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
  • Ex-Pat Show at the Our Common Ground Art Walk, Northcott House, Greenville, Illinois
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Maryville, Illinois
2008
  • Featured Artist Holiday Show, Ten Talents Gallery, Greenville, Illinois
  • Texture, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Fiber Nine-Regional Juried Survey of Contemporary Art in Fiber, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois -- BEST OF SHOW
  • ARTEAST Small Works Group Show, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
  • Fiber Fusion 2008, The Quilted Garden, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • CUSP:  Conjunctions, Ubjects, Stories and Places, featured artist by invitation at The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois
  • Art Work in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, by invitation at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Patterns and Pixels juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • May Day Fashion Show and Trunk Show, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois--FIRST PRIZE
2007
  • SIUE 50th Anniversary Alumni Juried Exhibition, University Museum Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Fiber Fusion 2007, The Quilted Garden, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • A Common Thread--Innovations in Textiles Exhibition, by invitation at Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition, Mitchell Art Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • Sentimental Pentimento--Solo Exhibition, Rowland Gallery, Maves Art Center, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois
  • Awards of Excellence, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois
2006
  • Art Saint Louis XXII juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fiber Arts national juried competition, Madden Arts Center, Anne Lloyd Gallery, Decator, Illinois
  • Traditions and Transitions--SIUE Textile Club juried exhibition, University Museum Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Jacoby Arts Center Second Annual Juried Competition, Alton, Illinois--THIRD PRIZE
  • Small Works Invitational, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • It's Not Your Granny's Quilt Show, Our Common Ground Exhibition at Rowland Gallery, Maves Art Center, Greenville, College, Greenville, Illinois
  • Layered, Stitched, Assembled juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Award of Excellence 2006 exhibition, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
  • Fiber Fusion 2006, The Quilted Garden, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois
2005
  • Re-Visions Group Show, Chesterfield Arts Gallery, Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Fiber Focus 2005--Nine State Regional Juried Exhibition, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fiber Fusion 2005, The Quilted Garden, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Where Fiber Reigns & Pouch, Pocket, Purse--invitational,  Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Jacoby Arts Center Inaugural Juried Competition, Alton, Illinois--FIRST PRIZE
  • Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition, Mitchell Art Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois--BEST OF SHOW
  • Those Who Teach--Do, Our Common Ground Exhibition at Rowland Gallery, Maves Art Center, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois
  • A Dash of Estrogen, juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Surfaces: Within & Without, juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO--AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
2004
  • Art Saint Louis Honors Exhibition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Selections from Art Saint Louis Honors Exhibition, William and Florence Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois
  • Mapping Memory, juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Fiber Fusion 2004, The Quilted Garden, Edwardsville, Illinois and at the Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Our Common Ground Gallery, Summer and Fall Group Shows, Lebanon, Illinois
2003
  • Art Saint Louis XIX, The Exhibition--juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition, Mitchell Art Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • Fiber Focus 2003--juried competition, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri--AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
  • Big Show From Edwardsville--group show, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Off the Road Exhibition, Our Common Ground Gallery, Greenville, Illinois--BEST OF SHOW--FIBERS
  • Farm Girl Landscapes in the Age of Horror Vacui--Thesis Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois
2002
  • Research Grant for Graduate Students, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Friends of Art--Annual Art Auction Student Competition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville--FOUNDER'S AWARD
  • Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville--BARBARA DYCK MEMORIAL AWARD FOR FIBERS
  • ARTEAST Studio and Exhibition Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois
2001--2002
  • Graduate Printmakers of Illinois Traveling Exhibition, tour included: SIUE, SIUC, ISU--Normal, NIU--Dekalb, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Publications


  • From the Inside Out Exhibition Catalog, published May 2016.
  • Fiber Art Now magazine.  Summer issue, release date June 8, 2013.  My shibori rust art featured in article on eco-dyeing/printing by Wendy Feldberg.
  • Art of Survival, Women, Healing and the Arts, edited by Elka Kazmierczak. c 2006 Elka Books, Carbondale, Illinois for Art4Empowerment.art4e.org  (Two works are included in this collection of essays and art.)
  • SIUE 50th Anniversary Alumni Art Exhibition 1957-2007 Exhibition Catalog, edited by Dan Anderson. c 2007 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Printed by LuLu.com
  • Ubjects I Exhibition Catalog for the first community history project CUSP, Conjunctions: Ubjects, Stories and Places.  c2008 Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, Illinois. 
  • Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition Exhibition Catalog. c2009 Cedarhurst Center for the Arts.
Collections
  • Meadowood Spa, St. Helena / Napa Valley, California 
  • Mitchell Museum of Art at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • Washington University School of Medicine, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Illinois
  • Hepler Broom Law Firm, Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Albers Studio and Design, Inc., O'Fallon, Illinois
  • SCI Engineering, Inc., O'Fallon, Illinois
Professional Experience

2015

  • Curator for Material Revival, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Illinois


2013/2014
  • Curator for From the Inside Out - Felt, Paper, Textiles: Revelaions in Natural Mark Making, Art and Deisgn West Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2012
  • Visiting Artist: Textile Department, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2011
  • Curator for Collaboration: Reaping and Sewing, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois
2007 and 2008    
  • Curator for Our Common Ground Quilt Show, Maves Art Center, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois
2004--2005     
  • Adjunct lecturer: Art Appreciation, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2004              
  • Adjunct instructor: Printmaking, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri
2003              
  • Adjunct instructor: Printmaking, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
2000--2003       
  • Graduate school teaching assistant: printmaking, drawing, print lab, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
1981--2000
  • Art department chair (1983-2000), Notre Dame High School, St. Louis, Missouri
1980--1981
  • Art teacher: crafts, ceramics, Collinsville High School, Collinsville, Illinois
1973--1977
  • Art department chair (1974-1977), Mater Dei High School, Breese, Illinois
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