Curriculum Vitae



The Gift of Emptiness, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Elko, 2016
Tahoe Chamber Music Society, Incline Village, NV, 2016
Home & Away, Sparks (NV) Public Library, 2015
Reno Open Studios (2014-16)
Midtown Art Walk, Reno, 2015
Great Western Market, Reno, 2015
Tempus Fugit, The Art House, Chicago, 2013
Life on the Vine, Long Grove, IL, 2011
Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA, 2007


Reinvention II, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Nov 2018
Sacramento (CA) Arts Festival, 2016
Arts for All Nevada, ROS group show, Reno, 2016
Incline Village (NV) Fine Art Festival, 2016
ViewPoints 2016, juried group show, Aljira, Newark, NJ, 2016
Coral Academy, ROS group show, 2016
On the Body, juried group show, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA, 2016
What Does #Black Lives Matter Mean to You?, juried group show, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA, 2016
Art Indeed! gallery, ROS group show, Reno, 2015
Louisville (CO) Fine Arts Festival, juried group show, 2015
Zeitgeist, Anacortes (WA) Arts Festival, juried group show, 2015
Art by America, juried group show, The Art House, Chicago, 2015
Home Means Nevada, group show, Trinity Episcopal Church, Artown festival, Reno, 2015
Faces of the Artist, Trinity Episcopal Church, Artown festival, Reno, 2014
Inside/Out: Identity in Transition, 3-person show, The Art House, Chicago, 2012
Logan Gallery, group show, Oak Park, IL, 2011
BFA Exhibit, Sullivan Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, 2010
The Well, Feasterville, PA, 2007
First Friday, Doylestown, PA, 2007
Numerous juried national, regional and local quilt and fiber exhibits (1996-2006)


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011
Certificate in Fine Arts (Painting), The Art House, Chicago, IL, 2013
Master of Arts, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA, 2009
Master of Fine Arts in Writing, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1988
Bachelor of Arts (English/Creative Writing), cum laude, Wichita State University, KS, 1983

Awards, Publications & Commissions

Commission, "Trinity Altar," Trinity Episcopal Church, 2015
Commission, "Galilee Morning," Galilee Episcopal Camp, 2015
The Art House award for merit, Art by America, 2015
Review, Art by America,, 2015
President’s award, Biblical Theological Seminary, 2009
Mary, dramatic monologue, The Well, 2008
First place, theme category; second, third places, art quilts; NJ State Quilt show, Edison, 2007
Second place, contemporary quilts; Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Ft Washington, 2005
1993 & prior:
Fallen, novel excerpt, Ploughshares
“The Reading” (short story), Cottonwood
"To the White Goddess," poem, Yellow Silk
Grant, New Jersey State Arts Association
Fellowship, School of the Arts Writing department, Columbia University
Best Column Writing, Sunflower, Journalism department award, Wichita State University
Merit scholarship, English department, Wichita State University