Solo Exhibitions

2019     Shadows, Frisco Art Gallery; Discovery Center, Frisco, TX (upcoming September)
2018
     Targets and other Tangents, Gallery8680, Frisco, TX 
2017     Targets, MCL Grand Center for the Arts, Lewisville, TX
2010     Survivors, ARTSPACE, Hope Gallery, Frisco, TX
1992     Domestic Perspectives, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA   
1985     Relationships: Prints & Paintings, Madison-Cooper Airport Gallery, Waco, TX

Juried and Invitational Exhibits

2019 
Upbringing, Indiana University Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IN
47th Annual International Exhibition, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, TX
The Art of Celebrity and Brand Making, Cultivate 7twelve, Waco, TX

2018
The New Protagonists, David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, NM
13th Annual Texas Artists Coalition Juried, Ft Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, TX
THE ARTS faculty, The Arts Gallery, Collin College, Plano, TX (since 2006)

2017    
Vignette Art Fair, Women’s Museum, Dallas, TX
A Shift of the Mind’s Eye, ART7 Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX
12th Annual Texas Artists Coalition Juried
, Ft Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Red, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX
11th Annual 125-mile Exhibition, Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX Underwood Award

 2016    
Dia de los Muertos; Long Live the Artist, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Fresh Ideas Regional, MCL Grand Art Gallery, Lewisville, TX First Place
Ft. Worth Biennial, Focus Galleries, Ft. Worth Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Greater Denton Arts Council Open Call, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2015 Curvature, ART7 Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX Americana, ART7 Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX 9th Annual 125-mile Exhibition, Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX Red, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX

2014 Art & Social Change, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Delta Center for the Arts, Stockton, CA Something Funky Something Blue, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX Hot & Sweaty III, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 8th Art in the Atrium, Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco, TX

2012 14th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International, Upstream Gallery, Omaha, NE Special Recognition 44th Annual National, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Meadows Gallery, Denton, TX Texas & Neighbors Regional, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX Me, Myself and I, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX 101x101, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX

2011 The Edge, Laura Moore Gallery, McKinney, TX Inspiration, Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco, TX Black & White, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX Beautiful, Discovery Center Galleries, Frisco, TX Water, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX Celebrating Women Artists Invitational, thegallery8680, Frisco, TX 12th Annual Realism International: Online Juried Exhibition, Upstream Gallery, Omaha, NE

2010 Best of 2010, TVAA Gallery Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX Discovery, Discovery Center Galleries, Frisco, TX Nostalgia, TVAA Gallery Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX Second Place 125, Plano Art Association, The Arts Gallery, Collin College, Plano, TX

2009 Progress in Motion, Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco, TX Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Members Show, Frisco Arts Center, Frisco, TX

2008 Regional Voices, Purefoy Municipal Center, Frisco, TX

2007 El Corazon Invitational, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX 9th Annual Realism International: Online Juried Exhibition, Upstream Gallery, Omaha, NE Special Recognition Images of Frisco, Frisco Arts Center, Frisco, TX

2006 20th Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX Fort Worth Community Arts Center Biennial, Fort Worth, TX 16th Annual National – Faces of Woman, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

2005 19th Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX Visual Arts Guild of Frisco- Members Show, McKennon Art Center, Frisco, TX

1995 Alumni Invitational Exhibition, University Gallery / Martin Museum, Baylor University, Waco, TX

1992 Works on Paper, Los Medanos Junior College, Pittsburg, CA Faculty Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA Drawing Directions, Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA    

1991 Women on Women, Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, California Images and Objects, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, California Faculty Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Napa Valley College, Napa, California Four Women, Ohlone College Art Gallery, Fremont, California New American Talent: The Seventh Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas, selected for two-year tour National Small Painting Exhibition, Boise State University Gallery, Boise, ID California Artists: 2D Contemporary, San Jose Art League Downtown Gallery, San Jose, CA 5th Annual National – Women in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT              

1990 Intimate Matters, Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA Women Artists ‘90, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA First Place Faculty Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA Bolinas Museum Small Works, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA Calgene Contemporary Competition, Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA, curators Wayne Thiebaud & David Gilhooly      Rendered Realism – National, Graham / Horstman Gallery, Denton, TX Icons – National, Castle Gallery, Billings, MT- Catalog East Ashland National, East Ashland Independent Art Center, Phoenix, AZ Interiors, Main Street Gallery, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA 4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA    

1989 California Society of Printmakers Membership Show, MLK Gallery, FUC, San Francisco, CA Photo-Derived – National, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, curator Joel-Peter Witkin Bay Arts ‘89, ACSMC Gallery, Belmont, CA Women Artists ‘89, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA Three Realists/Three Realities, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA MFA /UCB, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA Images & Objects, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA The Board Selects, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA Bay Area MFA Exhibit, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

1988 Paper Works, Studio M, Oakland, CA, Honorable Mention Common Ground:  The Women’s Connection – National, Women’s Caucus for Art, Dallas, TX Women Artists ’88, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA, Juror’s Award, Catalog San Antonio Print Club Group Exchange Show, El Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Peru Pacific Prints ’88: 4th Biennial Print Competition and Exhibition, The Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, Catalog Prints and Paintings: Two Woman Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1987 Works on Paper, The Art Store Gallery, Oakland, CA Five, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1986 OPEN/86, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, curator George W. Neubert, Catalog All Texas 2-D Competition, College of Architecture Gallery, College Station, TX

1984 Art in Public Places: Area Artist Invitational, Madison-Cooper Airport Gallery, Waco, TX

           Education

MFA, Painting, University of California, Berkeley, California Post Graduate Work in Printmaking, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas BFA, Communication Design with a concentration in Printmaking, Magna cum Laude, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Awards / Gallery Talks 2018            Outstanding Associate Faculty of the Year 2017            Collin College Vision Award 1993            Gallery Lecture, Domestic Perspectives, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA             1991-93       San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gallery Artist, Ft. Mason, San Francisco, CA Affiliations

Women’s Caucus of Art / Lifetime member College Art Association Cross Timbers Artists Guild, Studio Tour Participant 2016-2019 Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, 2002-14 Texas Artists Coalition 2015-17 Artseen Studio Tour Participant, 2011-2016

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2006 Artist Lecture & Drawing Workshop, Kargel-Baedecker International Christian School, St. Petersburg, Russia 2003 Applied Linguistics Training Program: Concepts of Design and Illustration, Curriculum Development & Instruction, Payap University, Chang Mai, Thailand 2003-04 Art History and Techniques of Georgia O’Keefe, Curriculum Development; including Power Point Art Presentation & Technical Instruction; as well as coordinating volunteers & supply procurement, FISD, Frisco, TX 2002-03 Art History and Techniques of the Mexican Masters: Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo, Curriculum Development; including Art History Lecture, slide presentation & technical instruction; in addition to coordinating volunteers & supply procurement, FISD, Frisco, TX 1998 Mona Lisa Project, Children’s Pastel Portraiture, Klein ISD, Spring, TX 1988-90 Japanese & Italian Renaissance Summer Academies, Curriculum Development & Art Instruction, Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley, California

Travel: UK, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Mexico, Thailand, Kenya, Russia, Philippines, Tahiti and El Salvador