2000 Master of Fine Arts
Northern Illinois University
Teaching Fellowship, Drawing
1973 B.F.A. Pratt Institute, Honors
Major: Drawing
Minor: Education
2007 Elmhurst Art Museum
2004 Columbia College
Carroll College
2002 Elgin Community College
Kishwaukee College
2000 Master of Fine Arts Exhibit, Northern Illinois University
2008 University of Michigan, Slusser Gallery, “Aging with Attitude”
Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Portrait Exhibition
2007 University of Illinois, Chicago, 3 Blond White Women Wearing Glasses
Norris Vicinity Exhibition

Norris Vicinity Show [juried]
Gallery 33 [invitational]
Old Town Art Festival [juried]

2005 Living Artist Invitational, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago
2004 Lyola University, four person exhibition
Maryland Federation of Art “Go Figure”, National Exhibition [juror-Wilford W. Scott, Dept. Head, National Gallery of Art, 900 entries, 70 accepted]
Alpan International 2004 [juror - Catherine Valenza, Dir. Of collections, Islip Art Museum]
46TH Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, N.Y.[juror- Michael Glitz, director Marlborough Gallery, NYC] 75 out of 1600, 2 pieces selected
Rockford College, Three Person Show [Beneath the Surface: Body, Mind and Spirit]
46th Annual International Award Exhibition, San DiegoArt Institute
[juror-Hugh Davies-director Museum of Contemporary Art]
Union Street Gallery, Islands inthe Stream[national, juried]
The Chicago Solutions Show, Gallery on Lake [juror-Ed Paschke, painter, professor Northwestern University]
St. Louis Artist Guild, "Face It: Portraits" [national juried exhibition]
Columbia College, "Paper in Particular" 24th National Exhibition[juror- Jerry Schutte, professor painting, Arizona State University]
Dimensions 2003, National Juried Exhibition, Winston-Salem, N.C.[juror- Stephen Phillips, curator Phillips Collection,Washington D.C.]
2003 20x20x20 A Compact Competition,National Exhibition, Lousiainna State University[juror-Michael Rooks curator Museum Contemporary Art Chicago]
Multisensory: Visual Responses to Memory$Synesthesia,National Exhibition,Hera Gallery, Hera Educational Foundation,R.I.[juror- Rachael Rosenfield Lafo,director of Cutorial Affairs, DeCordova Museum,Ma.]
2002 ARC Gallery, Chicago Illinois, "ISee London I See France"[juror-Gregory Knight, curator Chicago Cultural Center]
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Lousiainna[national,juror-Mark o'Grady, Chair,Professor Pratt Institute]
2002 International Juried Exhibition, Nese Alpan Gallery, New York [juror-Donald Kuspit,critic and professor Stony Brook University]
Woodstock Courthouse gallery, Three Person Show[Beneath the Surface:Body, Mind and Spirit]
2002 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 105th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York City [juried]
60th Annual National Art Exhibition, Southern Utah Univeresity [juror- Thomas A. Leek, professor,University of Utah]
51st Annual Art Competition, National Exhibition, Fort Smith Art Center, Arkansas [juried]
14th National Juried Exhibition, Mapelton, Georgia [juror-J. Bruce Bobick, Chair Dept. of Art State University West Georgia]
Color Pencil Society of America9th International Exhibition [juried, Academy of Art, San Francisco, California]
51st Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition
Northwest Area Arts Council: Women's Works[juror-Eleanor Spies Ferris]

Lester Norris Award, Norris Vicinity Exhibition
Visual Culture and Gender, Multimedia journal, featured Artist

2005 Flash Quake, Digital Magazine, featured artist
2004 Living Artists, Nationally published book, a featured artist
2003 Ragdale Foundation Residency
2003 Best of Show, Paper in Particular, Columbia College
2001 Northern Illinois University Diversity Award [recognition for instruction of students with learning differences]
2001 Best of Show, 60th Annual, Southern Utah University National Exhibition
2000 City of Warrenville, Community service recognition for work in the arts


Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Tellabs Corporation
City Of Warrenville
Catholic Order of Forrestors
John Santucci
2006 - 2008 Acting Foundations Coordinator, Northern Illinois University
2003 - present Foundation Drawing Coordinator / Mentor for Graduate Teaching assistants
2000 - present Full time Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
Foundation Drawing 100,101, 2D design, Life Drawing begining and advanced,
Intermediate Drawing 300 and 301, Painting I, Illustration I - II
2004 Temporary Acting Foundation Coordinator, Fall Semester
2003, 2004 Foundation Drawing Graduate Teaching Assistant Supervisor
1988 - 2000 Adjunct Professor of Health and Wellness, North Central College
2000 Visiting Instructor, Elgin Community College, Art Appreciation
1997 - 2000 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Drawing 100, 101, Design, N.I.U.
2007 National Think Tank, University of Georgia
Foundations in Art Theory and Education, Panel Chair, Panelist Elmhurst Art Museum
2006 National Think Tank, Foundations, School of the Art Institute
2005 Foundations in Art Theory and Education, panelist, national conference
2004 Columbia College, slide presentation and discussion of work
Carroll College, gallery talk
2003 Rockford College, gallery talk
Foundation in Art Theory and Education, panelist, national conference
“Taking it on the Road” Color Pencil workshop
2002 Elgin Community College, slide presentation and discussion of work
Kishwaukee College, slide presentation and discussion of work
1999 Richard Morton Corporation, Stress Management seminar
Women's Forum, Illinois Benedictine University / North Central College
“Holistic Living: Art and Wellness”