Artist resume


Education

  • University of Kentucky
    Dental Laboratory Technology studies with a four-year full Violin Scholarship
  • University of Tennessee
    Bachelors of Science degree in Public Relations with a 2-year Violin Scholarship

Quilting and design education

  • Strip piecing (2004), Motifs (2005), Master Composition (2006, 2010 and 2011)
    with Nancy Crow, Baltimore, Ohio
  • Rachel Clark, Kaye England, Mary Ellen Hopkins and Katie P. Masopust
  • Dyeing Workshops
    with Jan Myers-Newbury at the Split Rock Art Program, University of Minnesota, July 2007 and at the Crow Barn, 2008
  • 3D Shibori 
    with Josef Bauhus at the Split Rock Art Program, University of Minnesota, July 2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.
    (SAQA)
  • Indiana Artisan
    Participating in Marketplace, Spring and Winter

Artist in residency

  • Mill Race Center
    Columbus, Indiana, November 4-8, 2013
  • Grand Canyon National Park
    North Rim, three weeks, Summer 2015

Public art commissions

  • IU Medical School
    Glick Eye Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Hotel Indigo
    Columbus, Indiana
  • Columbus Learning Center
    Columbus, Indiana (Kevin Kennon and Cesar Pelli designed buildings)
  • Turkle Surgery Center
    Carmel, Indiana
  • Design/Decorating Committee
    for Governor’s Arts Awards Dinner, 2008

Award artist

  • Contemporary Music Competition
    sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra at Indiana State University, 2009-2014
  • Bloomington Area Arts Council
    2007 Artists, Commissions to create the artwork for the Arts Leadership Awards, Nine awards presented February 21, 2007

Awards

  • Form Not Function Award of Merit
    Presented by Today’s Woman Magazine, Louisville, Kentucky, 2013
  • Best Use of Color (2005 and 2009), Judges Choice, (2006), and Best Art Quilt, (2011, 2012, 2013)
    Brown County Historical Society Quilt Show
  • 1st Place
    Brown Count Art Gallery Patron Show, June 2006
  • 1st Place Mixed Media 
    T.C. Steele Studio, Great Outdoor Paint Out, September, 2005
  • 2nd Place
    T.C. Steele Studio, Great Outdoor Paint Out,May 2006,
  • People’s Choice Award
    September, 2006

Grants

  • Indiana Arts Commission – Individual Artists Grant 2008
    To create three large art quilts inspired by the Native American Indian motifs found in the Eiteljorg Museum’s, Indianapolis, permanent exhibits, shown at Christian Theological Seminary, May 2009 and John Waldron Arts Center – Flashlight Gallery, April 2009
  • CLS acquired one of my art quilts for their art collection titled Eiteljorg Crosses
  • Indiana Arts Commission – Individual Artists Grant 2010
    To create an interactive 3D textile installation at Wonderlab, Children’s Museum in Bloomington, Indiana. Shown April – May, 2011

Exhibitions

Solo Shows
  • Columbus Learning Center 
    January-May, 2014
  • John Waldron Arts Center 
    Treasurer’s Gallery, March 2013
  • Christian Theological Seminary 
    Indianapolis, October, 2008
  • Fig Tree Gallery
    November 2008
  • John Waldron Arts Center
    Flashlight Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana, August 2008
  • John Waldron Arts Center
    Flashlight Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana, August 2005
  • Art Columbus
    Columbus Indiana, Member’s Gallery, September, 2005
Group Shows
  • Columbus Learning Center
    January-July, 2008 and September 2010 – February 2011
  • Gallery 423
    Columbus, Indiana – Summer 2007
  • John Waldron Art Center
    Bloomington, Indiana, June 2006 with AABC and January 2007
  • Nashville, Indiana, “Clay and Cloth”
    Chateau Thomas Winery
    , September, 2006
  • Kinsey Institute
    1st Erotic Art Show, 2006, Gallery show and website (http://www.kinseyinstitute.org/services/gallery/jeas/t.php)
  • Art Columbus
    Columbus Indiana, June, 2005
  • Fineline Gallery
    Kavanaugh Center, Illinois, March-May. 2005
  • Professional Art Quilters Alliance
    Website at artquilters.com, Color Challenge, 2005
  • T.C. Steele Studio
    Winner – Mixed Media – Great Outdoors Paint Out, September, 2005

SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Juried Shows

Seasonal Palette – traveling 2012-2014
  • International Quilt Festival 
    Houston, Texas, October 30-November 2, 2012
  • International Quilt Festival
    Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2013
  • International Quilt Festival
    Long Beach, CA, June 2013 and Brazil, 2014
Radical Elements – traveling 2013-2015
  • Cafritz Foundation Arts Center <
    Montgomery College, Silver Springs, Maryland, April 3 – May 9, 2014
Celebrating Silver – traveling 2013-2015
  • International Quilt Festival
    Houston, Texas, October 30-November 2, 2014
  • International Quilt Festival
    Long Beach, CA, April 2015
  • International Quilt Festival
    Chicago, Illinois. June 2015

Memberships

  • Indiana Artisan
  • Studio Art Quilter’s Associates
  • Art Alliance Brown County
  • American Quilter’s Society
  • Pioneer Women’s Club of the Brown County Historical Society

Television

  • HGTV’s “That’s Clever!” (episode #247 – Fabulous Fused Flowers, hand-dyeing fabrics and fused appliqué’ how-to)
    Filmed December ‘05 and aired October 10, 2006, & June 7, 2007 (see hgtv.com).

Magazines/Publications

  • QUILT Magazine
    Design and profile, June/July 2008
  • Quilting Arts Magazine #34
    Indigo Dyeing, Sept/Oct 2008
  • Best of Quilting Arts
    October 2012
  • Quilter’s Newsletter
    Fall 2013 with SAQA’s Seasonal Palette “Autumn Brown County”