Gainesville, Florida  

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Education

 

•University of Florida 1980 -1984

Major studies in Liberal Arts, minor in gender studies. 

Independent Studies with faculty and graduate students in Fine Art and Design.

•Saint Leo University 2012 - 2014

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude – Psychology

Emphasis: research studies on art and dream therapies

 

•Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC

Deborah Horrel, Patte de Verre. Tom Speleth, Mold Making.

Julia Harrison, wood carving.

•Hot Glass Horizons, Corning, NY Michael Dupille, Fritography

•Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN. Ellen Wieske, Metalsmithing.

 Kari Minnick, Glass Surfaces and Layers

•New Orleans School of Glass, Glass Blowing and Glass Casting

Selected Exhibitions

Art Collector Gallery, Showcase III Florida Craftsmen Invitational 1986

Thomas Center Main Gallery, Summer Showcase, Gainesville, Florida 1986

Tokyo International Craft Expo, Tokyo, Japan 1992

Via Laura Gallery, Small Works Tokyo, Japan 1993

Thomas Center Main Gallery, Florida Craftsmen Northern Spectrum Exhibition, Gainesville, FL. 1998

River Gallery, Ethereal Artistry, 2005

Santa Fe Gallery, Portray, Preserve and Prosper, Gainesville, Florida, 2008

Hippodrome Theatre, Main Gallery, The Glass Menagerie, 2009

River Gallery, Emerge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, June, 2010

Arrowmont School of Art, Summer Faculty Exhibit, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2005

Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Best of the Best, March 2014

Thornebrook Gallery, The Mob, Gainesville, FL 2014, 2015

 

Selected Corporate and Private Collections

Disney Corporate Collection

Norman S. Hirschl of Hirschl and Adler Galleries, New York, New York

The Palley Glass Collection, Myrna and Sheldon Palley, Miami, FL

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida

Florida Craftsmen selected for permanent collection, Saint Petersburg, FL

Kehler Associates, Reston, VA

Caton and Taylor, Oral Surgery, Gainesville, FL

 

Instruction

Summer Faculty Arrowmont School of Art 2005 – 2009, 2015

John C. Campbell Folk School 2013, 2014

University of Florida Craft Center 1989 - 1994

Santa Fe College Community Education 1992 - 2000

Private Studio instruction - ongoing

Curating / Coordinating

Santa Fe College Fine Art Gallery: Portray, Preserve and Prosper 2008

Marion County Chamber of Commerce, Through the Lens, Photography 2008

Florida’s Eden, Evinston Paint Out, 2008

Florida’s Eden, Heart of Florida Paint Out 2009

Florida’s Eden Dudley Farm Paint Out 2010

Cedar Key Art Center Gallery, Visions for the Region 2012

 

Public Art Installations

Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center Hospital, Findlay, Ohio

 

Selected Awards

1991 Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL,Award of Merit

1992 Bluff Park Arts Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, Award of Merit

1993 Mt. Dora Festival of the Arts, Mount Dora, FL, Award of Merit

1993 Beaux Arts Festival, Miami, FL, Best in Glass

1993 Springfest, Charlotte, NC, Best in Show

1993 Hyde Park Art Festival, Tampa, FL, Second Place – 3D

1994 Uptown Art Festival, Minneapolis, MN, Award of Distinction

1995 Beaux Arts Festival, Miami,FL, Award of Excellence

1994 Manayunk Arts Festival, Manayunk, PA, First Place

1994 Art Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Award of Excellence

1995 Mount Dora Festival of the Arts, Mount Dora, FL, Merit Award

1995 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, Award of Distinction

1996 Springfest, Charlotte, NC, Award of Merit

1997 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, Award of Excellence

1997 Festival of the Masters, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Selected for Disney Corporate Collection

1998 Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL, Award of Distinction

1999 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA, Award of Merit

1999 Northern Virginia Fine Arts, Reston, VA, Award of Excellence

2000 Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, FL, Best in Show

2001 Cedar Key Arts Festival, Cedar Key, FL,Award of Distinction

2002 Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD, First Place

2008 Downtown Festival, Gainesville, FL, Award of Excellence

2008 Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, FL, Award of Distinction

2009 Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL, Award of Merit

2010 Artigras, Jupiter, FL, First Place

2010 Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival, Best in 3-D

2014 Downtown Festival, Gainesville, FL, Best in Show

2015 Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, FL, Award of Distinction

2015 Judges Choice, GFAA Gallery exhibit

2016 Spring Arts Festival, Gainesville, FL, Award of Distinction

2016 Third Place GFAA Mixed Media and Collage exhibit

2017 Art Beth-el Invitational – Best in Show (Boutique)

2017 Tioga Art Festival – Best in Show

2017 Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, Florida - Best in Show

2017 Downtown Festival, Gainesville, Florida - Award of Excellence

2018 Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival - Award of Merit

2018 Art Festival at Thornebrook, Gainesville, Florida - Best in Show

2018 Ocala Fine Arts Festival, Ocala, Florida - Award of Merit

2018 Downtown Festival, Gainesville, Florida - Best in Show, 3-D