2020: Maryhill Museum of Art, working in partnership with Oregon Art Education Association and Washington Art Education Association, showcases teacher talent by inviting educators to participate in Teachers As Artists, an annual juried exhibition in the museum’s MJ Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center.
In 2020 we invited regional arts educators to submit work around the theme Women of Influence. The theme engages artists to examine women who have influenced the artist’s life and/or artwork, reflected through any media or style. For Washington state arts educators, the juror was Lisa Commander, Director of Education, The Columbia Gorge Discovery Museum, The Dalles, OR, who describes her process in selecting the featured artists: “My rubric for judging works for the exhibit involved determining how well did the work represent the term influence, defined as “capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something.” I asked myself how easily I was able to discern how each artist portrayed these three elements/themes in their work.”
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington portion of this exhibition was not installed. It is presented here as an online exhibition. It’s our hope that the exhibition will be on view as scheduled at the Tacoma Art Museum during the summer of 2020.
AWARD-WINNER: SECOND PLACE
Influences come in many different forms and are woven into our personal histories. Strong and caring women have influenced my life at different ‘points’ through time. In this work, I’ve written the first names of my strongest influencers in chalk on a black chalk board, as these women represent my education. The women’s names sit on a strong grid structure, the grid connects and is shared. The names are smudged and not completely visible, representing that the influences come and go- yet remain present. The points of light represent the spirit of each woman, Shinning beyond their mere names.
2019 TRA Regents Gala
2019 WAEA FALL CONFERENCE SHOW, Leavenworth, WA
Memories Realized: LeMolo Cafe, June 2019
This show featured large scale works based on my travel sketchbooks. My previous show 'Sketching on the Fly' was an interesting segue, giving a glimpse into the creative process. Fun fact; we didn't use title cards, we used QR codes. Each work featured its own QR code, placed directly below. Patrons used their phones to scan and be directed to my website for detailed information on each work of art.
'Sketching on the Fly' LeMolo Cafe, January 2019
Sketching on the Fly, I love the energy of the line in my travel sketches. The sketches average 15-20 minutes. Finding time to sketch is a challenge, and when I do I force myself to just draw, find the line presented and discover as I go. Several of these sketches are done with pen... so no chance of erasing. The results are impresise and the whimsical lines tell an energetic story of ...time & place.
Archibald James Wine & Cider: Leavenworth Tasting Room 2018
WVMCC Local Artist Show 2018
Book: Stage Prop
This stage prop is two large, stretched canvas boxes with plywood 'covers' hinged at the back (built by Donnie Lane). Scroll down to see the process. After three coats of primer, I worked the surface to imitate a 3D book.
2016 Solo Show at Pybus Market, Wenatchee WA
Logo for NCW Invite 2018
2015 North Central Washington Juried Show, WVMCC, Wenatchee WA