Thirteen years’ experience in Watercolor, Pen and Ink, Acrylic and some Oils. Primarily an acrylic landscape artist and occasionally incorporate wildlife or farm animals. Use own photographs as reference material and have also painted a few plein aire and portraits. Have taken workshops with Aaron Bivins, Cindy Evans, Sharon Griffes-Tarr, Heiner Hertling, Gerald C. Hill, Rod Lawrence, Mark Mehaffey, Mary Rochelle-Burnham, Jerry Yarnell among others.
Served as a Member, Secretary, Vice President, Demonstration Coordinator, Workshop Coordinator, Exhibit Coordinator for Jackson Civic Art Association, Jackson, Michigan from 2003 through 2016.
Currently a member of the Lake Superior Art Association, Marquette, Michigan. Exhibiting at Zero Degrees Gallery, Marquette, where I am their Secretary; Open Wings Pottery and Gallery in Munising; and UP Scale Art in Munising.
Helped write a grant, develop and volunteer for “Art ‘a Loan”, a K-12 Juried art exhibit for public, private, and home-schooled Jackson County students for 10 years. The selected artwork was professionally framed, displayed at Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI and rented out to businesses for one year (which paid for the program for the following year).
Completed ten commission pieces in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Currently displaying artwork and prints at Open Wings Pottery and Gallery, Munising through December, 2017.
Currently displaying artwork and prints at the Explore Munising Visitor’s Center through October, 2017
Accepted, displayed and sold originals and prints at Art on the Rocks, July, 2017.
Displayed originals and sold prints at Marquette Farmers and Artisans Marquette, July, 2017.
Accepted and displayed “Fly Fishing” at Marquette Regional History Center in the “Kissing the Water Exhibition” from June 24th – September 16th, 2017.
Displayed and sold prints and originals at Pictured Rock Days, June, 2017.
Accepted and displayed at the LSAA members exhibit, May, 2017.
Displayed and sold originals and prints at Artisans and Farmers Market in Munising from May – September, 2017
Applied and was accepted to have a display at Peter White Library to hang a solo exhibit in 2018.
Joined Lake Superior Art Association in January, 2017.
Participated in Make, Take and Create, March, 2016 – a 24-hour Paint Venue – ART634 Gallery, Jackson, MI . Displayed finished work in ART634 Gallery, April, 2016.
Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History Volunteer Workers Exhibit, Feb. 2016.
Displayed by request an exhibit at Concord Schools and Concord Public Library with other Concord Artists in 2013 and 2016.
Displayed in both juried and non-juried exhibits through the Jackson Civic Art Association from 2005-2016.
Accepted and displayed in Bi-Annual State-wide Competition at Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI in 2012 and 2014 and 2016.
Displayed in “Landscapes/Cityscapes Exhibition at Jackson Potter Center, Jackson, MI, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Received People’s Choice for “Hunter’s Point, Copper Harbor” in Purely Michigan Exhibit held at Jackson College Potter Center Show, Jackson in 2013.
Accepted and displayed in Jackson Civic Art Association Bi-Annual Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI, 2013.
Accepted and displayed a one-woman show at Jackson Potter Center, Jackson in December 2011 - January, 2012 titled “Through the Seasons”. Sold seven paintings.
By invitation, displayed exhibit at Concord 175th Anniversary Celebration, June 2011.
Accepted into Spring Arbor University Art Show and Sale in 2011. Sold several cards and five paintings.
Accepted and displayed at Albion Library during Festival of the Forks in September, 2010 and 2011.
Accepted into Spring Arbor University exhibit in 2010 in Ganton Gallery.
Voted Artist of the month and displayed at Ella Sharp Museum several times throughout JCAA membership.
Received Honorable Mention for Watercolor, “Wildberry Creek Farm” in Juried Art Show at Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History in 2008, juried.
Organized and displayed at JCAA Booth at Ella Sharp Beer and Wine Festival, Jackson, 2008, 2014, 2015.
Organized and Displayed Rural Inspirations Exhibit, Jackson Potter Center Gallery, October 2008.
Displayed solo exhibit at Baker College, Jackson MI 2007.
Displayed in JCAA Representational Show and Exhibit at Baker College, Jackson, MI, 2006.
Displayed in area Libraries, banks, restaurants, Y Center, Colleges in Jackson County and Calhoun County.
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