Statement

An archivist by instinct, I create and collect images, symbols, words, objects and headlines to construct a visual vocabulary. Rather than a sketchbook, I keep an idea book to find connections and catalysts that might suggest a story. Unlike literal narratives, these are stories told in time and place with people, objects, marks and layers that rely on emotional memory and the mysterious connection and transformation from thought to imagery.

My work habits come from my formal education that included printmaking, painting and drawing, photography and graphic design. Images are superimposed by screen-printing, painting and drawing with dyes, paint and bleaching agents, processes both directed and serendipitous. I don’t mind being taken in a totally unexpected direction.

I continue to study and create art in various media, concentrating on developing a body of work that reflects this eclectic background.

 
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Resume

invitational exhibitions:

THREE DEGREES OF ABSTRACTION 2015
Visions Art Museum, San Diego CA
3-person invitational

ON THE PAGE: THE BOOK AS ART 2015
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH

PUSHING THE SURFACE 2013
Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton OH

CONTEMPORARY QUILT ARTISTS INVITATIONAL 2012
Earlville Opera House, Earlville NY

CREATIVE STATEMENTS: OHIO ART QUILTS 2012
Zanesville Art Museum, Zanesville OH

PARALLAX: VIEWS OF CONTEMPORARY QUILT ARTISTS 2011
Booksmart Studio, Rochester NY invitational

SIGHTLINES 2010-2014
SAQA traveling exhibit

selected juried exhibitions:

STATE OF OHIO GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AND RESIDENCE LOAN 2017
Columbus OH

TENTH OHIO VISUAL ARTIST REGISTRY EXHIBITION 2016
Columbus Main Library Galleries, Columbus OH

OHIO ART LEAGUE 2015
Fall Juried Exhibition
Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus OH

QUILT NATIONAL 2009, 2015
Dairy Barn, Athens OH

OHIO DESIGNER CRAFTSMEN BEST OF 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH
Challenge Award of Excellence: Best of Show 2013
Ruth Lantz Award for Excellence in Fiber 2015

OHIO STATE FAIR FINE ARTS EXHIBITION 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Cox Fine Arts Building, Columbus OH
Ohio Arts Council Award
City of Upper Arlington Award

CELEBRATING UA 2014, 2016
Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington OH

ART QUILTS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF QSDS 2014
Ohio Wesleyan University Ross Art Museum, Delaware OH

THE ART OF THE UNEXPECTED 2013
Ohio Wesleyan University Ross Art Museum, Delaware OH

VISIONS INTERPRETATIONS 2011
Visions Art Museum, San Diego CA
Award for Excellence

FOCUS FIBER 2011-2012
Canton Museum of Art, Canton OH

TEXTILES IN A TUBE 2011 2012
Riverworks Gallery, Greenville SC
Best of Show 2011

QUILTS=ART=QUILTS 2009, 2010, 2011
Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn NY

HAPPINESS: QUILTED EXPRESSIONS 2011
Riffe Gallery, Columbus OH

ART QUILTS XV: NEEDLEPLAY 2010
Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler AZ
Vision Gallery, Chandler AZ

ART QUILTS LOWELL 2007, 2010
Brush Gallery, Lowell MA

ARTIST AS QUILTMAKER XIV 2010
FAVA, Oberlin OH

FORM NOT FUNCTION 2009, 2010
Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany IN
Award of Excellence 2010

NATIONAL SMALL ART QUILT WORKS 2006
Main Street Gallery, Groton NY

QUILTS FOR CHANGE 2004, 2006
Cincinnati OH

SKINS 2005
Studio 16, Columbus OH

I REMEMBER MAMA
IQF Houston, TX 2003
IQF Chicago, IL 2004
Patchwork and Quilt Expo, Holland 2004

publications/events:

ARTISTRY IN FIBER
WALL ART Schiffer Press 2017: book

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS
LITERARY CATALOG fall 2015 cover art

INSTINCTIVE QUILT ART
by Bethan Ash 2011: book

QUILTERS NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE
Dec 2011-Jan 2012

FIBER ART NOW MAGAZINE
winter 2012

VALLEY FIBER LIFE
2011

GREATER COLUMBUS ARTS COUNCIL FINALIST
2011

ARTWATCH
guest artist, Zanesville Ohio Art Museum 2011

IQF Cincinnati
guest speaker 2011

QUILTING ARTS MAGAZINE
Oct-Nov 2010

SIGHTLINES

QUILTING ARTS TV

SAQA OHIO TALK

QUILT NATIONAL 2009
THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY QUILTS: catalog

QUILT NATIONAL 2015
THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY QUILTS: catalog

QUILT NATIONAL
guest speaker, Foundry Art Centre, St. Louis MO 2009

I REMEMBER MAMA
2005: catalog

education:

BFA Printmaking, Indiana University

MA Photography, The Ohio State University