1971 – Present

A working and exhibiting Sculptor and Art Teacher

2001 – Present

Member, West  Sonoma County Abstract Artists’ Group

TEACHER

2008, May,  Brookhaven Middle School, Sebastopol,California
SEBASTOPOL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Conducting a sculpture workshop for people of all ages

2008 & 2009,  January-February, Brookhaven Middle School, Sebastopol,California
CREATIVE ARTS MAGNET PROGRAM/ REACH, Parents’ Foundation
Teaching  Composition, Basic fastener use (glue & screws), and Assemblage to 4th – 5th grade students, using Industrial cast-offs; a great variety of often beautiful, certainly  interesting materials, encouraging craftsmanship

2004-Present, Grant Recipient, Sonoma County, California
SONOMA COUNTY FAMILIES™ AND CHILDREN™S COMMISSION/(PRIVATE FOUNDATION)
Teaching simple abstract concepts and Assemblage (additive sculpture) to Head Start Pre-school Children.  Arranging for, Gathering and Preparing donated scrap materials from local businesses.

2002-Present    Private Teacher    Sebastopol, California
TEACHING CHILDREN AND ADULTS IN PERSONAL STUDIO, ONE-ON-ONE
Assemblage using Industrial cast-offs, Composition, Safety and tool use, Craftsmanship, Working Archivally, and Documentation

2000-Present, Excell Program, Rohnert Park, California
OFFICE OF EXTENDED EDUCATION, SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Teaching Modern Art History, Composition, Basic tool use, and Assemblage to gifted teens, using Industrial cast-offs; a great variety of often beautiful, certainly  interesting materials, encouraging craftsmanship, working archivally, and documentation

2001-2004, Willowside Middle School, Santa Rosa, California
SPECIAL EDUCATION 6TH, 7TH, AND 8TH GRADE CHILDREN
Teaching Modern Art History, Composition, Basic tool use, and Assemblage to developmentally challenged pre and young teens, using Industrial cast-offs, encouraging craftsmanship, working archivally, and documentation

2001-Present, Guest Artist/Teacher, Sonoma County, California
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Mayacama Golf Club, Santa Rosa, teaching assemblage to children of all ages, 3-day seminar, July 2009
Chops Teen Center, Santa Rosa; fabricating hanging sculptures for display in Center with teens, four days, August 2006, 07,08, 09
McDowell Elementary, Petaluma, making assemblages, Jackie Hallerberg™s 4th grade class, May 2006
Willowside Middle School Art Day: making assemblages with Entire Student Body 6th – 8th grades, One day 2003
Apple Blossom Elementary School: making stylized Kachina Masks, using paper bags decorated with small industrial cast-offs, with Entire Student Body K-5thgrades, Two days 2002
The Laguna Foundation, Sebastopol: building a figure from natural materials, with teens, One day 2001

SHOWS, Partial List

2009

Plaza Arts Gallery, Members Show, Healdsburg, CA, Best In Show
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, The Box Show, Sebastopol, CA, juried
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Members’ Show, Sebastopol, CA

2008

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Alchemy of ReUse, Sebastopol, CA, invitational

2007

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Re/Invented Collage & Assemblage, Sebastopol, CA, juried show

2006

Sonoma State University, EXCELL Student Show, Rohnert Park, CA, curator
Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma Co., Small Works, Santa Rosa, CA,  group show

2005

Finley Center, Sculpture Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA, one-man show
Quick Silver Mine Co., Sonoma Co. Artists, Forestville, CA, group show
Santa Rosa Jr. College, Sculpture Sonoma, group show
Cultural Arts Council , Sculpture Sonoma, Santa Rosa, CA, group show

2004

di Rose Preserve Permanent Collection, Napa, CA, open  to public
Plaza Arts Gallery, The Diptych Triptych Show, Healdsburg, CA, group show
Indian Valley Artists Gallery, Portals and Passages, Novato, CA, group show
India House Gallery, Small Works, Sebastopol, CA, group show
Quick Silver Mine Co. Gallery, Forestville, CA, group show

2003

Quick Silver Mine Co. Gallery, Sebastopol, CA, solo show
Ponds and Gardens Outdoor Gallery, Cotati, CA, group show
Art Trails, Sonoma Co. Cultural Arts,  juried Open Studio

1989 – 2002

Eight Solo Shows, Northern California Art Galleries; Twenty-four invitational Group   Shows, Northern California Art Galleries; Four juried Open Studios; Coordinator, three shows, SebastopoCenter for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA;

AWARDS:  five

Five years owner/operator/curator Redwing Blackbird Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA