Seattle, Washington, USA


Individualized study in French Gobelin tapestry technique with Mary Lane, 1998-2001

Master of Arts, Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1990

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1983

Selected Exhibitions

2019  Heallreaf 3, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Espacio Gallery, London, UK.

2019  International Fiber Arts IX, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.

2019   Finalist's Exhibition: Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia.

2019   Transformation: Fiber as Medium, The Common Thread Gallery,

2019   Time Made Visible: Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA.

2018   Botanical RealmWorld of Threads, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

2018    World Tapestry Now: American Tapestry Biennial 12, online and publication.

2018  Creativity Persists: 2018 Members Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.

2018    Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2017    International Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA.

2017    Fiber Fusion, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA.

2016    American Tapestry Biennial 11. South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS; Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

2015    Small Tapestry International 4. Orville Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA; Biggs Museum of Art, Dover, DE; Artspace, Raleigh, NC.

2015    Coastal Fiberarts 2015. Heritage Museum, Astoria, OR.

2014    Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA.

2014    From Lausanne to Beijing: 8th International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong,China.

2014    Fiber Celebration 2014. Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.

2013    Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound: TAPS Contained, The Brick House Gallery, Tacoma, WA.

2012    Putting the Art in Fiber Arts: Proud Past, Dynamic Future, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2012    NWxSE. Gaston County Museum, Dallas, NC; Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA.

2006    American Tapestry Biennial 6, Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

2005    Fiber Celebration 2005. Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, Longmont, CO.

Honors and Awards

Winner, Heallreaf Prize, 2019

Finalist, Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, 2019

People's Choice Award, Northwest Fine Arts Competition, 2018

Best in Show, Coastal Fiberarts, 2015

Best in Show, Fiber Celebration, 2014

Best Dynamic Future, Putting the Art in Fiber Arts, 2012

Award of Excellence, Fiber Celebration, 2005

Professional Affiliations

Juried member, Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, 2012 – present

American Tapestry Alliance, 1997 – present; Board of Directors, 2003-2009

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