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Education
University of Iowa, M.F.A.
University of Iowa, M.A.
University of Michigan, B.F.A.

Exhibitions
Solo
2018      
Featured Artist,
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, Boulder, CO
2017      
Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA, October-November
2015      
Quad City Arts @ The Quad City International Airport Gallery
, Moline, IL
Iowa State University Memorial Union Gallery, Ames, IA
Gifts of Art - Taubman Gallery, University of Michigan Hospitals & Clinics, Ann Arbor, MI
2014      
Brix Attic Gallery
, Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, Iowa City, IA
2013      
Chait Galleries, Iowa City, IA
Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery, Mississippi Valley Welcome Center, LeClaire, IA
2010      
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Project Art
, Iowa City, IA
2009      
The Studio
, Iowa City, IA
2003      
Charlene’s Gallery Ten
, Gills Rock, Door County, WI

Group
2017      
What’s Your GPS?, St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO
Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY
Framework, Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Dubuque Museum of Art 2017 Biennial, DUMA, Dubuque, IA
Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
Elevating Nature, Oak Park Art League's Midwest Juried Exhibition,
Oak Park Art League,
Oak Park, IL
Art League of Hilton Head 2017 Biennale, Art League of Hilton Head, Hilton Head, SC
The Walker Open Exhibition, The Walker Art Collections, Garnett, KS
Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York, NY
Wet, Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA
2016      
Concerning the Spiritual, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
13th Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
 Horizon: Contemporary Landscape, Community Arts Center, Danville, KY
West of Center, Northville Art House, Northville, MI
In the Moonlight, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro, MN
Blink Artists, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
Benjamin's Banquet, Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA
59th Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
51st Founders Juried Awards Exhibition, The Naples Art Association at The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
Boundaries, Borders, and Thresholds, Kreft Juried National Exhibition, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Small Works Juried Exhibition, Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL
2015      
Midwest Summer: Light & Warmth, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Open Road, Lanesboro Arts Center, Lanesboro, MN
Art Prize, St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Benjamin’s Buttons – Faces of Intensity, Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA
2014      
Art Comes Alive 2014, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
2013      
Portraits/42 display, Las Lagunas Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2009-2013 
Small Works Show
, Chait Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2003      
Jane T. Walsh Juried Show
, Arts For Living Center, Burlington, IA
18th Annual Harwell Mail-In Art Show, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO
The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
Realism 2003, Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV
27th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
2002      
Impressions 2002-2003
, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
National Small Works Painting Exhibition 2002, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY
Who We Were Then: Who We Are Now, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
17th Annual Harwell Mail-In Art Show, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO
Aesthetics 2002, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS
Seventeenth Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Central Missouri State
University Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, MO,
2001      
7th Annual Juried Show, Art Guild of Burlington, Burlington, IA
The President’s Best 2001, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, IA
51st Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
16th Annual Harwell Mail-In Art Show, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO
Arts in Harmony ’01, National Juried Show, Elk River, MN
2000      
Octagon’s 2000 Community of Artists Exhibition
, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
6th Annual Juried Show, Art Guild of Burlington, Burlington, IA
2nd Lots of Little Art Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2000, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Small Works 2000: A National Juried Exhibition, Gallery on the Square, Danville, KY
15th Annual Harwell Mail-In Art Show, Margaret Harwell Art Museum, Poplar Bluff MO
Vital Signs, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
24th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Collections
Project Art, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Hills Bank, North Liberty, Iowa
Mercy Hospital Hospice, Iowa City, IA

Commissions/Public Art
2012       BookMarks Project, Book Art in Johnson County, Iowa City, IA
A Book is a Present, The World According to Dan Gable
2004       Herky on Parade, Public Art Project, Iowa City, IA
Rock ‘n Roll Herky, Hayden Fry Herky, Ronald McHerky, Liberty Herky, Harry Carey Herky, Olympic Herky
2001       Overalls All Over, An American Gothic Happening, Public Art Project, Cedar Rapids, IA
MCI, Alliant Energy, Amstrong Race Realty

Awards/Honors
2017       Honorable Mention, Quincey Biennial, Quincy, IL
Second Place, Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
2011       Purchase Prize, Iowa City Public Library Purchase Prize Award, Iowa City, IA 2009
2009       Iowa Artists 2009, Purchase Prize Award Winner, EMC Insurance Companies, Des Moines, IA
2006       Honorable Mention, Museum of Computer Art, September, Digital Artists Virtual Gallery, moca.virtual.museum
2005       November, Featured Artist On-line, The Galleries Downtown, Iowa City, IA
2002       Merit Award, Aesthetics 2002, Lindsborg, KS
Featured Artist On-line February, Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project

Art Festivals
2017      
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Holiday Fair, Madison, WI
Greenwich Village Art Fair, Rockford, IL
Historic Shaw Art Fair, St. Louis, MO
St. Charles Fine Art Show, St. Charles, IL
Webster Arts Fair, Webster Groves, MO
2016       University of Iowa Fine Arts Council Holiday Thieves’ Market, Iowa City, IA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Holiday Fair, Madison, WI
2009       University of Iowa Fine Arts Council Holiday Thieves’ Market, Iowa City, IA
2008       University of Iowa Fine Arts Council Holiday Thieves’ Market, Iowa City, IA
1985       12th Annual Crown Center Art Festival, Arts Fest, Kansas City, MOA
Celebration of the Arts at Brucemore, Cedar Rapids/Marion Arts Council, Cedar Rapids, IA

Media    
2017       Cover Art, CRUX: A Quarterly Journal of Christian Thought and Opinion, Regents College, Vancouver, BC
2013       Winter 2013 Issue Portfolio "Discoveries" Featured, Still Point Arts Quarterly

Professional Affiliations
Iowa Women Artists Oral History Project
Employment - Graphic Designer - Retired, Iowa City Public Library,
Iowa City, IA 1985 – 2007

 

Collections
Gail Raymaker & Jerry Shay, Charlotteville, VA
Meredith Lucio, North Bergen, NJ
Steve & Judy Kaye, Wayland, MA
Patrick Muller, Iowa City, IA
Todd Pettys, Iowa City, IA
Sally Scott, Iowa City, IA
Mark & Betsy Roup, Crestwood, KY
Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jabar Al-Sabah, Kuwait
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Dillon, Iowa City, IA
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew T. Spragg, Iowa City, IA
Dr. & Mrs. Rod Zeitler, Iowa City, IA
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Nowak, Carmel, IN
Hills Bank, North Liberty, Iowa
Mercy Hospital Hospice, Iowa City, IA

 

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