About

These figures are all me on some level. In some way, shape, or form they are speaking in my voice. I work intuitively without sketches or pre-conceived ideas. The story evolves as I work. Life experiences, observations of people/nature, unresolved conflicts, fears, dreams, and disappointments all inform my work. Symbols appear, shapes, forms, faces, undefined creatures of deer/coyote, nature, and birds bring the story to life.

As a female, person of color, mother, wife, and artist, my journey is specific and unique to me. But often, there is a crossing of paths, or meeting place where the art speaks to or moves the viewer.  It is on a deeply spiritual or emotional level, steeped in remembrance, sympathy, empathy, joy, humor, ---all human to human connections. It is where my story walks with your story.

My art communicates emotion and seeks to evoke a time and space that is both ancient and contemporary. After utilizing text, drawing, and collage in my work I finish with oils, acrylics, wax, graphite, and textural glazes.

 

Education

2019: Workshop taught by Debra Fritts, Bellissima Art Escapes; Gig Harbor, WA

2016: Workshop taught by Lindsay Pichaske, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2015: Workshop taught by Patti Warashina, Shoreline Community College; Seattle, WA

2015: Workshop taught by Kensuke Yamada, Pottery Northwest; Seattle, WA

2014: Workshop taught by Lisa Clague, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2008: Workshop taught by Sunkoo Yuh, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM

2006: Summer Quarter taught by Doug Jeck, Univ. of Wash. Ceramics Dept; Seattle, WA

2006: Workshop taught by Arnie Zimmerman, Archie Bray Center; Helena, MT

1996: Awarded BFA, University of Washington

 

PublicationS

“Artists explore the meaning of Motherland at COCA”; Real Change newspaper; March 27, 2019

500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2; Lark Books; 2013

“‘Emerging Artists Exhibition’: Immersed in the emergent”; Yakima Herald; Jan. 10, 2013

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITS 

Sept, 2019: Two-person exhibition, MUSEO; Langley, WA

Exhibitions

2019: “Garden Show,” MUSEO; Langley, WA

2019: “Pets on Parade” exhibition, Schack Art Center; Everett, WA

2019: “Motherland” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2018: “Chasing Ghosts” exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery; Portland, OR

2018: “Creativity Persists” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2018:  “Salon des Gallery One Exhibition and Anniversary Celebration”; Ellensburg, WA

2018: “Bloom” exhibition, Smith & Vallee Gallery; Edison, WA

2018: “Best of Kirkland Arts Center”; Kirkland, WA

2018: “Flight of Fancy” exhibition, Smith & Vallee Gallery; Edison, WA

2018: “Nevertheless. We Persist” exhibition, Columbia City Gallery; Seattle, WA

2018, 2015, 2014, 2012: Artist Trust Juried Auction; Seattle, WA

2017: “Objectification 10” exhibition, Smith & Vallee Gallery; Edison, WA

2017: “A Generous Kingdom II” exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery; Portland, OR

2017: “Fine Arts Competition”, Phinney Center Gallery; Seattle, WA *Juror’s Choice Award, juried by Lynn Schermer, Kate Protage, Chris Sheridan

2017: “A 2017 Artist’s Exhibit”, Kirkland Arts Center; Kirkland, WA

2017: “Make America Create Again”, COCA; Seattle, WA

2016: “35 Live” exhibition, COCA; Seattle, WA

2016: Solo featured window artist, artEAST; Issaquah, WA

2016: “Roots” 2-person exhibition, artEAST; Issaquah, WA

2015: Eighth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show; Bremerton, WA

2015: KAC Artists Exhibition; Kirkland, WA

2015: Schack Garden Show; Everett, WA

2014: 19th Juried Art Show, Schack Art Center; Everett, WA

2014: 16th Annual Expression Northwest, Northwind Arts Center; Port Townsend, WA

2014: “Feminine Voices in Clay”, Gallery One; Ellensburg, WA

2014: Vashon Allied Arts; Vashon Island, WA

2014: “Hand Built”, Baas Gallery; Seattle, WA

2014: “Mud, Sweat & Tears”, UPFront Gallery; Issaquah, WA

2014: Columbia Winery, Curated by BHerd Gallery; Seattle, WA

2014: “Who Did She Think She Was”, Tashiro Kaplan Building – Pioneer Square; Seattle, WA

2014: Guest 3D Artist, Parklane Gallery; Kirkland, WA

2013: KAC Artist's Exhibition; Kirkland, WA

2013: Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery; Seattle, WA

2013: Mercer Island Event Center Gallery; Mercer Island, WA

2013: Sixth Annual Collective Visions Gallery Show, Juried by Alfredo Arreguin, Honorable   Mention; Bremerton, WA

2012: Guest 3D artist at Parklane Gallery; Kirkland, WA

2012: Columbia City Gallery's 7th Annual Juried Show; Columbia City, WA 

Gallery Artist 

Baas Gallery; Seattle, WA 

MUSEO; Langley, WA