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résumé

Education

MFA
Western Michigan University (2001)

BFA w/ Honors
Kendall College of Art and Design (1997)

Other
Acadamia Di Belle Arti Pietro Vannuci -Perugia, Italy (1996)
Notre Dame University (1998)
Studio Art Centers International-Florence, Italy (2001)
Central Michigan University
Grand Rapids Community College

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 West Michigan All-State Regional Competition
  • Director's Choice Award
  • West Michigan Symphony Purchase Award
  • November 2011 New Work at Dominican Center at Marywood. Grand Rapids MI
  • 2011 Artprize /Painting at “The Spot”
  • 2011 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition (2 paintings)
  • 2011 BYRNE BAUMN Gallery “Cultivations” 2 person show
  • 2011 Grand Rapids Festival Regional Competition (painting Suite)
  • 2010 Grand Valley Artist Winter Competition 2ND PLACE (painting)
  • 2010 Kalamazoo Institute of Art Regonal (painting)
  • 2010 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional (lithograph)
  • 2010 Grand Rapids Festival Regional Competition (2paintings)
  • Destruct/Construct National Juried Exhibition, Union Street Gallery,Chicago Heights, ILL Sept. 2008
  • First United Methodist Church-One Person Show-July 2008
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Art Regional Competition 2008-Painting
  • University of Michigan/Dearborn 2008 Open Competition-Painting SPECIAL CATERGORY AWARD
  • Muskegon Museum of Art 2008 Regional Competition- Drawing
  • Grand Rapids Festival 2008- 2 Sculptures
  • Newago County Council for the Arts-One Person Show-2007
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Art 2007 Regional Competition-Painting
  • Grand Rapids Festival 2007- 2 Paintings, 1 Sculpture
  • Michigan Fine Arts Competition 2002 - Two entries
  • Newago County Council for the Arts One Person Show - Jan. 2002
  • Western Michigan University - 2001 MFA Show
  • Western Michigan University Sculpture 2001-Group Show
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Art Regional Competition 2001 (Apr)
  • Third Place - Arnold Mesches, Juror
  • Western Michigan University (2001) Kerr Award for Excellence
  • Michigan Fine Arts Competition-Birmingham, MI (Mar. 2001)
  • Great Lakes Regional Competition- 3 pieces juried in.Oct.2000
  • Kalamazoo Community College-MFA Candidate Group Show Sept/Oct. 2000
  • Grand Rapids FestivalCompetition-2 pieces juried
  • Kalamazoo Institute of Art Regional 2000-CSM Grand Prize Award- 2 entries juried-Robert Stackhouse (juror)
  • Carnegie Center for The Arts Regional Competition- First Place Award
  • Western Michigan University 2000 Kerr Award for Excellence
  • Western Michigan University-One Woman Show (Jan.2000)
  • Printmaker's Exhibition (Group Show) Western Michigan University (Jan.2000)
  • The Thin Line/Art and Pornography (Group Show) WMU
  • Works on Paper (Group Show) WMU (Jan. 2000)
  • Great Lakes Regional Competition (99) Midland, MI 3 pieces juried in
  • Riley Galleries/Rapture (aug.99) One Woman Show
  • Battle Creek Center for The Arts Regional Competition (99)
  • Regional VI (99) ARC Gallery, Chicago Ill /Michael Hall-juror
  • Festival Regional (99) Grand Rapids, MI
  • Lowell Area Arts Council Regional (99)
  • Muskegon Museum of Art Regional (98)/Wilma Lok, Italy-juror Curators Award
  • Great Lakes Regional Competition (98) Midland, MI 3 pieces juried
  • Merit Scholarship Award (95,96,97) Kendall College
  • Festival Regional (95) Merit Award
  • Rivertown Juried Exhibition (95) Best In Show
  • Ferris State University (96) Group Show
  • Kendall College of Art and Design (97) One Woman Show
  • Lowell Council for the Arts Regional Show (97)
  • Great Lakes Regional Competition (97) 3 pieces juried
  • Fine Arts Gallery (98) Two Person Show

Grants and Residencies

  • Deither Heineke Travel Grant WMU (2001) Italy
  • Western Michigan University Research Grant (2001)
  • Western Michigan University Research Grant (2000)
  • Vermont Studio Center Residency Grant (1999) cont.
  • Western Michigan University Departmental Research Grant (1999)

Lectures and Workshops

  • Grand Valley State University - Guest Lecturer/Philosophy Dept. Aesthetics w/ Prof. Kelly Parker, Phd. (2010 & 2011)
  • Western Michigan University Direct Encounters Program (Jan.2000) - Guest Artist
  • Kendall College of Art and Design (96) Lecture - Mixed Media
  • Rivertown Artists Guild (95) Workshop - Rules as Tools

Collections

  • West Michigan Sympony
  • William Cole
  • Dominican Center at Marywood
  • Elmridge Construction Co.
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Montiegel and Associates
  • Franklin and Jacqueline Riley
  • Ms. Lauren Ewing (Rutgers University)
  • Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Lakeshore Health Care (Holland Hospital)
  • Various private collections

Current

Aug 2013-present
Representative, Service Reproduction Company - Grand Rapids, MI

Collections

  • William Cole
  • Dominican Center at Marywood
  • Elmridge Construction Co.
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Montiegel and Associates
  • Franklin and Jacqueline Riley
  • Ms. Lauren Ewing (Rutgers University)
  • Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Lakeshore Health Care (Holland Hospital)
  • Various private collections

Teaching Experience

1997-2000

Kendall College of Art and Design

  • Continuing Studies/ includes curriculum implementation
  • Beginning Drawing
  • Intermediate Drawing
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Life Drawing
  • Intro to Watercolor
  • Outdoor Watercolor
  • Painting in Oils
  • Figure Painting-oils
  • Painting in Acrylics
  • Color Theory and Practice in Paint

Aug. - Dec. 2001

Western Michigan University
Instructor of Record - Life Drawing 210. A comprehensive introduction to the experience of drawing the human figure from life - for Art Majors only.

Jan. - Apr. 2001

Western Michigan University
Instructor of Record -Painting 240. An introduction to oil painting for art majors- Responsibilities include all aspects of teaching and grading of this class. Prof. John Link, Area Coordinator.

Sept. - Dec. 2000

Western Michigan University
Teaching Assistant - Intermediate Painting - Professor Cat Crotchett (Foundations Co- Chair). Responsibilities include all aspects of assisting the teaching of Painting 340.

Sept. - Dec. 2000

Western Michigan University
Teaching/Lab Assistant - Lithography - Professor Curtis Rhodes. Responsibilities include all aspects of teaching beginning Lithography 343 and assisting in all operations of the litho lab.

Jan. - Apr. 2000

Western Michigan University
Teaching Assistant- Life Drawing - Professor Don King. Responsibilities include assisting in all aspects of teaching.

Related Academic Experience

2011

Co-Curator ARTPRIZE Huntington/50 Monroe
2010-2012
PRESIDENT Grand Valley Artists, Inc.

2010
Curator/Site Manager ARTPRIZE Grand Valley Artists at Alten Place

2001-2002 Academic Year
Western Michigan University
Academic Integrity Committee-Member

Jan.- Apr. 2001

Western Michigan University
Assistant Director of Exhibitions

Sept. 1999 - May 2000

Western Michigan University
Assistant Director of Exhibitions
Responsibilities included directing Student Rotunda Gallery and South Gallery space.

June 2000

Something's Fishy
Performed as Lead Artist on a public arts project producing a work of art with two student assistants (similar to the Chicago Cow Project) for The East Hills Neighborhood Association in Grand Rapids, MI.

Other Related Experience

  • Youth Program Director - West YMCA
    Responsibilities included overseeing entire youth program from conception to implementation including all related staff positions and budget.
  • Creative Director - Genesis Advertising, Inc.
  • Teacher - West Side Christian School
    Teacher of Omnibus Program. A pull-out program for the gifted and talented . Units of study included Law and Egyptology.
  • Program Director for Word Fellowship - Sunshine Community Church
    Responsibilities include the overseeing of 30+ women responsible for the spiritual life of 150+ women. Including Booking speakers, budget, training of leaders, retreats, and all other aspects of the program.
  • Board of Directors - West Side Christian School
    Two consecutive full terms including chairing the Education Committee and Executive committee member (Secretary).
  • Board of Directors - Grand Rapids Kennel Club
  • Owner/Operator - Black Oak Farm
    A private facility devoted to the breeding of Purebred Friesian Horses. Affiliated in good standing with The Friesian Horse Association of North America and the mother studbook; Het Fries Paarden Stamboek.(Netherlands)
  • Volunteer - American Red Cross
      Member:

 

  • College Art Association
  • FHANA (Friesian Horse Assoc.)
  • FPS (Friesian Horse Assoc. Netherlands)
  • American Association of University Women
  • Museum for Women in the Arts
  • Metamora Carriage and Driving Association
  • Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Who's Who of University Women