Timeless Meditations: Mandalas and Patterns in Nature
Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona
October 12-November 11, 2012.
A nationally juried exhibition of work from 21 different states that is inspired by, represents, or includes sacred geometry, mandalas & patterns in nature.
In Case of Emergency
Herberger Theater Center
Less Is More: Small Works in a Great Space
The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
May 29 - June 19, 2013
This exhibition of small works, no larger than 8 x 10 x 4", included art from across the nation. Distinguished jurors Joann Moser (senior curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and Jack Rasmussen (director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)
Eye of the Beholder- The Fine Art of the Found Object
The Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland
May 31 - June 23, 2013
The Maryland Federation of Art's third national juried found art exhibition. Juror: Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Director and Owner of the Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington, Maryland.
Yavapai College 2013 Alumni Invitational
Yavapai College Art Galleries in Prescott and Cottonwood, Arizona
Target Gallery/ Torpedo Factory Art Center
April 10th – 28th, 2013
Target Gallery presents Trash Talk, an national juried exhibition that focuses on everyday common objects that are reclaimed, recycled, reinterpreted, and transformed into art. Juror: Maren Hassinger, Director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art.
I frequently exhibit at:
The Tis Art Center and Gallery
105 S Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
The ‘Tis Art Center and Gallery was established in June 2009 for the promotion of local artists and various styles of art, to teach art and to make art economically available to the Prescott Community.
The foundation and the art center are aptly named after a traditional Irish expression, ” ’tis ” which is short for “it is.”
“That’s your dream out now. That’s what my mother used to say when we were children in Ireland and a dream we had came true.” Frank McCourt, ‘Tis.
I was honored to be included in the Women's Environmental Art Directory juried membership exhibition. September, 2013.
This exhibition called for works of art that engage with anthropocentric climate change. It asked artists how we represent our degrading environment and its accelerating rate of change with images and projects that go beyond romancing nature or mourning the loss of the world as we have known it? How do we convey human responsibility - the source the designation of our epoch as the "anthropocene" - for our changing world, or encourage recognition of that responsibility in direct actions or participatory/communal projects in response to specific environmental challenges.
Juror: art historian and critic,
Suzaan Boettger, PhD
China Brotsky Art Gallery
Thoreau Center for Sustainability
The Presidio, San Francisco
"Offering" (at right) was the piece that was
exhibited in this show.
Treasured: Honoring Precious and Vanishing Worlds
Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell, Maryland
Jun 15, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
A national juried exhibit, Treasured, reveals the beauty and vulnerability of the endangered and the threatened. From disappearing plant and animal species, to vanishing languages and cultures, to threatened ecosystems, the exhibit highlights the intricacies and fragility of precious and vanishing worlds.
“Threads” was an exhibition that presented the versatility and innovative use of fiber in contemporary art. Historically, fiber art has been viewed as “women’s work”, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting. Contemporary artists have moved beyond the gender specific perceptions with innovative approaches to using fiber materials in art. Juror, Kay Khan of Santa Fe, NM (www.kaykhanart.com) has selected art from entries across the country creating a diverse
exhibit from wall hangings to sculpture to large scale installations. Artists from twenty different states are
represented in this exhibit.
Threads was on view in beautiful, Tubac, Arizona through November 17, 2013.
2015 SOUTHWESTERN INVITATIONAL
organized by the Yuma Fine Arts Association
"Arizona's Biggest Visual Art Event"
This statewide art event is designed to document, exhibit, and celebrate Arizona’s most exciting contemporary artists. 100 Arizona Artists were selected to participate in this event in Yuma. A smaller juried portion of the exhibit travels to six prestigious galleries throughout Arizona.
April 10 - May 30, 2015 - Yuma Fine Arts Association
October 30 - December 13th, 2015
- Tubac Center Of The Arts
A two person exhibition of my sculpture with with James Henderson's macro photographs of bird feathers at the beautiful
Yavapai College Art Gallery - May 13 - July 22, 2016.
Here are some fun images from the opening reception for Immanence of the Ordinary
Overcoat - the piece traveled with the Arizona Invitational.
Flights of Fancy -
Unexpected Works of Whimsy
Northbrook (Illinois) Public Library annual national juried exhibition.
The jurors sought works that "embrace unconventional or repurposed materials and take the viewer to a place of uninhibited whimsy and wonder."
Free Child and Quagga were exhibited in this show. Here is a link to the catalog:
Immanence of the Ordinary
Current, Upcoming, and Recent Exhibitions
That is Prayer for a Broken Mandala in the top row, second from right. Here is a pictures of the installation. I love the shadows here. I have two other sculptures and am in very good company in this beautiful show honoring the arts at Prescott College.
National Association of Women Artists
I'm honored to be a new member of this venerable group and to be included in the new members exhibit, opening November 3rd, with a reception on the 10th at the NAWA Gallery at 315 West 39th Street. New York City.
Quagga is in the NAWA exhibit. A Quagga is an extinct subspecies of zebra that lived in South Africa. Said to be wild and lively, Quaggas were once found in great numbers. The last, a female, lived in an Amsterdam zoo from 1867 1883.
I am very happy to be included in the Smith and Vallee Gallery's annual Objectification exhibit : Objectification 9
Smith & Vallee Gallery represents the finest established and emerging artists
across the Northwest and beyond. Located in the historic town of Edison,
Washington. The gallery is housed in a restored, turn-of-the-century school
house. The exhibition space has a beautiful hundred- year-old wood floor
and excellent natural light. Landscape and Birds and Unseen will be in this exhibit.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Saturday, December 3 from 5-8 PM.
The installation Yellow Dirt Testimony was part of the Flagstaff Art Council's blockbuster exhibition, Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land.
Mixed Media: Dust masks, paint, paper, vintage lace, metal framework.
18’ x 16’
Uranium poisoning was known to mine owners and the U.S. Government but Navajo miners were not provided safety training or personal protection; not even dust masks. I shared information on this history with people all over the country and asked them to, while acknowledging deep sorrow, anger, responsibility - and the fact that everyone on the planet is, in some way, downwind - record a message of hope, active peace, and honoring the earth, our source of life. This mushroom cloud is their pledge that the future will be different. The threatening shape disintegrates as it forms.
With appreciation to over 300 artists from Hawaii to Florida, including students from the following schools: Prescott College, Pratt Institute, Northern Arizona University, Plymouth State University, Highline High School, Smith Valley School. Special gratitude to the children at Bluff Elementary School after school program who made turtle shells and overwhelmingly voted to color them green, and at Cedar Tree Montessori School, who put lots of glitter on the birds.
Yellow Dirt Testimony installed at Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff. Photo courtesy of Thomas Fleischner
128th Annual Members' Exhibition
August 22- September 14, 2017
The National Association of Women Artists formed on January 31, 1889 to create greater opportunity for professional women artists in a male-dominated art world. The founders of NAWA envisioned an organization which would promote higher standards for women artists and provide them with the opportunity to exhibit their work. I was honored to be accepted into their ranks in the fall of 2016 and to be included with many other fine women artists in this annual members show.
Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10003
National Association of Women Artists
Yellow Dirt Testimony installed at Sam Hill Gallery at Prescott College
Song of the Lark
Mixed media: found box, vintage slide, altered aluminum pan, found metal, welded mild steel, glass beads, light.
18" x 18" x 36"
A Different Monument - The Inevitability of Freedom
Welded steel and cast iron
29" x 29" x 29"
December 10- January 27
Sedona Posse Grounds HUB
I am happy to be exhibiting with Sedona painter Adele Seronde, Cazaubon Seronde, who hails from Flagstaff and Sun City artist, Eveline Horrelle Dailey.
Our opening reception features readings from Tom Fleischner's edited anthology, Nature, Love Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness by Tom, me, and Melanie Bishop, as well as Adele Seronde reading poems from War on Two Worlds; Peace on One, and Eveline Horelle Dailey from her memoir, Let's Take a Short Walk.
We have several great events planned during the run of the show - a poetry reading: Celebrating Nature and Spirit on Wednesday, January 10, a panel discussion: Healing with Nature n Wednesday, January 24; and a closing celebration and dance on Friday, January 26.
Here is an article about the exhibit and it's associated events:
Sedona HUB hours are: Monday, 12-2, Tuesday, by appointment, 928-282-1660, Wednesday, 12-2, Thursday, 12-2, Friday, 9-1 (you may be able to make an appointment for other times, and can, of course, see the art during any of the planned events at the HUB
Awarded First Place, Sculpture.
Yavapai College Emerging Artist Exhibition - Fall 2017
Yavapai College Emerging Artist Exhibition - Spring 2018
My Favorite Dress (I Never Wore it Again)
Formed and welded steel based on a 1971 Simplicity pattern
61" x 36" x 19"
Awarded Best of Show, 3d, and First Place, Sculpture.