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Painting en plein air at Grand Marais, Mn.

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 Painter, Potter, Muralist…

My paintings pay homage to the natural world; my main subject is that of the landscape. My clay designs range from whimsical sculptural pieces to functional dinnerware. Most of my murals adopt a historical theme. I currently exhibit my works in galleries and at art festivals throughout the Midwest.

 

Selected Resume

Trout Run Art Gallery and Ice Cream Shop…..Artist, Owner

Owner of a small business located in northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Superior. Gallery features the work of the owner and 24 other artists.

Zion National Park, A Century of Sanctuary…..Visiting Artist

One of twenty-one artists invited to be part of the 100th anniversary celebration of Zion National Park

Northland College, Instructor…..Adjunct Professor of Art History

Adjunct Professor teaching ancient art history course

Phipps Center for the Arts…..Instructor

The Phipps is a thriving arts center in Hudson, WI drawing patrons from the Twin Cities Metro area.  I developed the clay component of the instructional arts curriculum which serves both adult and child learners.

Craft Connection Gallery…..Manager

Gallery owned and operated by the Minnesota Crafts Council. Exhibited the works of 45+member artists. Coordinated daily operation of the gallery and supervised volunteers and staff. Responsible for gallery physical plant, layout of exhibitions and window displays. Organized open houses and customer appreciation events.

Minnesota Crafts…..Board of Directors; Vice-President

Served for four years as a member of the Board of this regional arts organization. Chair of the education committee, working at outreach in the community as well as programming opportunities and workshops for member artists.

Artspeople of Wisconsin…..Community Artist

Provided community arts programming for a three-county area in Wisconsin. Operated under a Federal CETA grant.

College of St. Benedict…..Pottery/Raku Instructor

Clay instructor for the summer academic camps co-sponsored by the Minnesota Arts High School and the College. Students built their own kiln and fired their own pottery.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls…..Instructor

Taught evening clay classes for those wishing to pursue a degree or just interested in learning the craft of pottery.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Girl Scouts of America-Indianhead Council, St Paul, MN

Created and produced an instruction video for utilizing re-cycled materials in a variety of arts projects for the Indianhead Council of the Girl Scouts of America

City of River Falls, WI

Introduced and implemented an exhibition program for local artists in the River Falls Municipal Buildings.

University of WI-Stout, Menomonie, WI

Lecturer “Women as Creator” Series, University of Wisconsin, Stout

GRANTS

Wisconsin  Arts Board Grant for creation of a mural
Wisconsin Humanities Grant for creation of a participation mural

Pierce County Title IIIB Grant for arts programming in senior centers

Wisconisin Arts Board, Chequamegon Arts Board for creation of a community mural

State of WI -JEM grant for Port Wing Plein Air Festival, 2 years

EDUCATION
1972-University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

Master of Fine Arts

Areas of concentration:  painting, drawing and pottery, Teaching assistantship; instructed Freshman level painting/drawing, Full tuition fellowship

 

1974-Mount Senario College, Ladysmith, WI

Teaching Certification Art K-12

Instructor for adult continuing education classes, Completed certification for teaching certification

 

1971-University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Areas of concentration:  painting ,drawing and printmaking