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Museum Exhibitions:

1999   Gulf Coast National Juried Art Show. Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX

            Juror: Ann Schneider Rasmus, MA, Art Museum of Southwest Texas

1996    Left, Right, & Center, 14th Annual National Competition; Orange County

             Center for Contemporary Art; Santa Ana, CA

1994    Four State Biennial Competition, Rockford Art Museum; Rockford, IL

             Mid-States 47th Six State Exhibition, Evansville Art Museum; Evansville, IN

Awards & Honors:

2023    Honorable mention, Light Space Time Gallery, All Women Exhibition

2005    Purchase Award “Architectural Interiors & Exteriors” juried exhibition, 

              Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL.

2003    First Place, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL

1997    Merit Award, Thunder & Lightning International Exhibition, Salisbury, MA

              Jurors: Chris Brownawell,Exec. Dir. Academy of Arts, David Scott, Past Dir.  

              Smithsonian Inst. Nat'l Museum of Art/Acting Dir. Corcoran Gallery Wash. D.C.

              Merit Award, Regional V, Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale, IL

             Juror: Don Lindstrom, Professor of Art

1996    Artist's Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

              Best of Show, 9th National Art Competition, Nicolet College; Rhinelander, WI.

             Juror:  James W. Auer, Art Critic and Writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

              Guest Juror, 48th Annual Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL

              Third Place, WWW National Art Exhibition,Indiana University; Bloomington, IN

1995     Merit Award,45th Annual Quad-State Exhibition,Quincy Art Center; Quincy, IL 

               Juror:  J. Burns McCrea MFA, Chairperson, University of Kansas Art Dept.

1994     Honorable Mention, Four State Biennial , Rockford Art Museum; Rockford, IL; 

              Jurors: Henry Moy, Dir. of Museums, Beloit College

               William Butler, Curator, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Science

               Award of Excellence, Vicinity Show, Norris Cultural Center;  St. Charles,IL

              Jurors:  John Knudsen, Professor of Art, Harper College; 

               Audrey Niffenegger, Newberry Library/Columbia College; Susan Weininger, 

               Professor of Art History, Roosevelt University, Chicago       

               Honorable Mention, Contemporary Arts Center; Arlington Hts., IL

              Juror:  Keith Struve, Struve Gallery Chicago

Public Speaking:

2020    Virtual Artist Panel Discussion in association with  Joliet College 

2018    Panelist, Joliet College, “Fascism in Art” Joliet, IL

2015    Panelist, North Central College “Breaking Criminal Traditions” Naperville,

1997    Visiting Artist Lecturer; Borders Book Store; Chicago, IL     

1996    Visiting Artist Lecturer; i.e. Roosevelt University, Harper College, and various

             arts organizations

Publications/media;

2020   Artsy website 

2015   Breaking Criminal Traditions, Forum 2015 online gallery

2009   Chicago Fine Art, Blogspot

1997   ART NOW  Gallery Guide, featured painting, Chicago/Midwest Publication

            Kevin M. Williams, "Artist's "Geometry" defies expectations" Chgo. Sun-Times,

            Different Strokes,  Chicago Sun-Times,

            10' O-Clock News, Fox 32, Chicago, images from Vedanta Group Exhibition

1996   Sunday MorningNews NBC5,images from "Art of Politics" Vedanta Gallery,      

             Dobbins "Drawing from Life"The Daily Herald,

             Wendy Ann Riehm, From Riches to Ragdale  Press Publications,

1995   Juror picks provocative works, The Herald Whig, 

              Catalogue - 45th Annual Quad-State Exhibition,  Quincy, Illinois

1994    Denise Linke, So others may share",  The Chicago Tribune,

              Painting a lively picture,  The Chicago Tribune

Education:

BA/Studio Art, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

AAS/Advertising, Design and Illustration, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

AGS College of Dupage   Glen Ellyn, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Specialization: large-scale ceramic sculpture

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada   Specialization: fiber sculpture

San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas   Specialization: mold-making

Cleveland University, Cleveland Ohio   Specialization: patination

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