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EDUCATION 

  • B.A. Elementary & Secondary Art Education/Collegiate Professional Certificate, Longwood College, Farmville, VA.  'Outstanding Senior Art Award'

  • Graduated Colonial Heights High School, Colonial Heights, VA.  Vice President National Honor Society/President Quill & Scroll/Managing Editor school newspaper

  • Metal Sculpture Class/Innovative Fabrications, Phoenixville, PA

  • Adult Education Marketing Class/'How to Get Free Publicity for Your Business or Organization'/ Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

EMPLOYMENT

Teaching Experience:

  • Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

  • Oreland Art Center, Oreland, PA

  • Greater Norristown Art League, Norristown, PA

  • North Penn Arts Alliance, Lansdale, PA

  • Hedwig House, Norristown, PA 

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Administrator and instructor at Greater Norristown Art League's Summer Art Camp for Children for the past 20 years

Previous employment:

  • Art Director/R & R Magazine, distributed to Armed Forces throughout Europe/created visual aids/sales presentations/advertising for Anderson Advertisers, GMBH, Heidelberg, Germany 

  • Art teacher/American High School Adult Education, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Art teacher/Colonial Heights Public Schools, Colonial Heights, VA

HIGHLIGHTS

Invited demonstrator/speaker/workshop instructor:

  • Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA 2005

  • Greater Norristown Art League 2002 & 2006

  • Oreland Art Center 1998 & 2003

  • The Art League of Delaware County

  • Bethlehem Palette Club

  • Normandy Farms/2005

  • Guest Artist/Take Your Child to Work Day/Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

  • 2006/Recipient of Greater Norristown Art League's 9th annual "Appreciation Award" for longtime and dedicated service to the organization.

Juror:

  • Pine Run Retirement Home Annual Art Show and Sale 2012, 2015

  • Meadowood Retirement Home 2nd Annual Art Exhibiition 2011

  • Oreland Annual Members' Show 2008

  • 13th Congressional District 19th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition

  • Norristown State Hospital Annual Exhibition 2003 to 2016

  • Graterford Prison Annual Art Exhibit

Featured Artist/invited artist/solo and group shows:

  • Soroptomist Show/Phoenixville, PA

  • Episcopal Academy

  • Greater Plymouth Community Center

  • Meadowood Retirement Home

  • Springfield Estates

  • Colonial Community Gallery

  • Invitational Group Show/Gronendahl Barn Studio/Doylestown, PA

  • Invited Exhibitor/Philadelphia Art Museum 125th Anniversary Celebration/Memorial Hall/Phila., PA

      Publications:

  • Artwork ("Poppy Girl") included in the book, Collage in All Dimensions/co-authored by Gretchen Bierbaum and Petrina Gardner  (click here for more info)

  • Artwork ("The Chameleon"/First Prize Mixed-media) published in Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisans 2005 

Other:

  • Collages accepted for print series/Schiftan Inc., International Publishers, Morrisville, PA

  • Commissioned artwork/Plymouth Meeting Historical Society’s Christmas House Tour

  • “Sharing My Experience”/article published in Philadelphia Water Color Society Aug. 2003 newsletter

SELECTED AWARD and EXHIBITION Highlights

 

▪  Invited Artist, Villanova Universary, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010  

▪ "Old Man at the Country Buffet"/accepted PWCS 106th Annual International Exhibit of Works on Paper/Banana Factory/Bethlehem, PA

▪  "Carpetbagger Beetle"/accepted National Collage Society 22nd Annual Exhibition/Berman Museum

▪  Jacques MacCuiston Dowling Prize for Sculpture/Woodmere Art Museum 66th Members Exhibition

▪  Herman A. Tolz Award/Philadelphia Tri-States Artists Equity/Berman Museum

▪  Accepted/"Side by Side," collaborative International Exhibit/Philadelphia Water Color Society & National Watercolor Society/Berman Museum

▪  Accepted/National Collage Society Annual Juried Exhibition/Tubac, AZ

▪  Accepted/Philadelphia Water Color Society Annual International Exhibition/American College  

  Accepted/Philadelphia Water Color Society International Exhibition/Berman Museum

  Golden Artist’s Award/Collage Exhibition/Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists

  Collage accepted/Salmagundi Club Annual Non-Members Open Juried Exhibition/NY City, NY

 Accepted/Philadelphia Water Color Society 99th Annual International Exhibition

 Award of Merit/Annual International Exhibition/National Collage Society, Inc., Cleveland, OH

  Award/Philadelphia Water Color Club “Works on Paper”/American College
 Award/Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity Juried Members Show/Villanova College
▪  Hill School Award/Perkiomen Valley Art Center Annual Open-Juried Exhibition
 
Accepted/Philadelphia Water Color Club Annual International Exhibition, Berman Museum/obtained signature status

  Accepted Philadelphia Water Color Club 95th Annual International Exhibition/Woodmere Museum
 Award of Excellence & Purchase Prize/Ft. Clifton Arts Festival, Colonial Heights, VA
 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

National Collage Society, Inc./Signature Member-2003

Philadelphia Water Color Society/Signature Member-1996

Greater Norristown Art League/1983-present

▪  Membership Chairperson/2005 to present

▪  Web Master/2003 to present

▪  President/1999-2003

▪  Vice President/1997-1999

▪  Publicity Chairperson/1995-1999

▪  Board of Directors/1995 to present

North Penn Arts Alliance

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