Biography


EDUCATION:

1999 ColumbiaCollege – Service Mural Project -Punta Allen,Mexico
1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Minor Art History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Exhibitions:

2016 Art in Nature Nocturne, Barrington IL Second Place Barrington IL
2016 Woodstock Garden Show, Woodstock, IL
2016 Art in Nature, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, IL
2016 Woodstock Plein Air Event, Woodstock, IL Honorable Mention

2015 Garlands Of Barrington – AIN Group Show, Barrington IL
2015 Art In Nature, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington IL , 3rd Place Recipient
2015 One Person Exhibition Village Of Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates, IL

2015 Woodstock Plein Air Event, Woodstock, IL
2015 Schaumburg Prairie Arts Festival Paint Out, Schaumburg, IL

2014 Art in Nature Plein Air Event, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington IL
2014 Plein Air Group Show, Garlands of Barrington, IL
2014 Woodstock Plein Air Event, 3rd Place Recipient, Woodstock IL
2014 Plein Air Paintout and Exhibition, Schaumburg IL Prairie Arts Center,

2013 Christmas Exhibition, Woodstock IL
2013 Fly Invitational, Woodstock IL
2013 The Wave, Elgin IL
2013 Village of Hoffman Estates, Hoffman Estates IL
2013 Al Fresco Garden Show, Woodstock IL

2012 Village of Hoffman Estates,  Hoffman Estates IL
2012 The Next Wave Art Salon, Elgin IL
2012 Caribou Coffee, One person Exhibit , Elgin IL
2012 Garden Exhibition, Woodstock Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock IL
2012 “ It’s What We Do”, Group Exhibition Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St Charles, IL
2012 One Person Exhibit  – “Hide & Heal” Clair E Smith Gallery, Barrington IL

2011 The Next Wave Art Salon, Elgin, IL
2011 Grow Green 2011 –Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2010 6th Annual Portrait Show– 33 Collective Gallery, Zhou B Arts Center, Chicago, IL
2010 One Person Exhibit – “Child’s Play” – Gail Borden Public Library Elgin, IL

2009 Red Bar Winery Wine Series – chosen winner of label contest Elgin IL
2009 Garden Show, Woodstock Courthouse, Woodstock, IL
2009 Women’s Works Annual Exhibition, Old Courthouse Arts Center Woodstock IL
2009 “E/go”, group exhibition, Dole Mansion Crystal Lake IL

2008 “Art – Train Exhibit”, OldCourthouse Arts Center,Woodstock,IL
2008 Dundee Public Library, October Group Exhibition,Dundee,IL
2008 Creperie Group Exhibition,Woodstock. IL
2008 “Environmental Invitational”,WoodstockCourthouseArtsCenter,Woodstock,IL
2008 “E/mErsion”, group Exhibition, Sage Gallery, Lakeside Legacy Foundation,Crystal Lake,IL

2007 “One Nite Stand”, Group Exhibition, Starline Gallery,Harvard,IL
2007 “Environmental Invitational”,WoodstockCourthouseArtsCenter,Woodstock,IL
2007 “Good Friday Juried Exhibition”,WillowCreekCommunityChurch,Barrington,IL

2006 “ART IN THE RAW II”, Division Street Drawing Guild Group Exhibition,Elgin,IL
2006 “Every Blumen’ Thing”,WoodstockCourthouseArtsCenter,Woodstock,IL

2005 Algonquin Art Walk, Group Showing, Books & Beans, Algonquin, IL
2005 Art in The RAW, Division Street Drawing Guild Group Exhibition,ElginIL
2005 St. Charles National Juried Art Exhibition, JURIED, Norris Gallery,St. Charles,IL

2004 Women’s Works 17th Annual Exhibition, Old Courthouse Arts Center – Woodstock, IL, PURCHASE AWARD

1998 Northwest Area Arts Council Fine Art Members Exhibit,OldCourthouseArtsCenter, Woodstock, IL

1997 Women’s Works 10th Annual Exhibition, OldCourthouseArtsCenter, Woodstock,IL ARTISTIC MERIT AWARD AND BUSINESS PATRON AWARD

1996 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show,OldCourthouseArtsCenter,Woodstock,IL
1996 “Thank You for Coming to the Show”  Solo exhibition, Ruth M Wendt Gallery, Dundee,IL

1995 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show, OldCourthouseArtsCenter, Woodstock, IL
1995 ‘”Works on Display”,Chicago Originals,Chicago,IL

1995 TLDDesignCenter & Gallery, Feature Artist April,Westmont,IL
1995 “Bubotto”, SearsArtGallery, group show, ElginIL

1994 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Exhibit, OldCourthouseArtsCenter, Woodstock,IL,  SECOND PLACE
1994 Women’s Work’s Seventh Annual Exhibition,WoodstockIL, ARTISTIC MERIT AWARD

1992 “Vertigo”, Solo Exhibition, Egyptian Theatre,DeKalb,IL
1992 “Commencement Exhibition”, group show,NIUVisualArtsBuilding,DeKalb,IL

1991 “Dysfunctional” Solo exhibition, NIUHolmesCenter, DeKalb, IL
1991 “Images”, group show, NIU VisualArtsBuilding -DeKalb, IL
1991 “Art Army”, group show, HolmesCenter, DeKalb, IL

ART COMMITTEES:

2014 Art In Nature, Co-Chair Barrington, IL

2010 Service Mural Project – Century Oaks Elementary Elgin IL
1998 thru 2006 Celebrity Charity Chair Auction Designed and created autographed celebrity
chairs in order to raise money for numerous Chicago charities. Celebrities included the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Billy Crystal, Jay Leno, Dusty Baker, and Jim Belushi.

1998 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show Committee,Woodstock,IL
1997 Women’s Works Committee,WoodstockIL
1996 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show Committee, Woodstock IL
1994 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show Committee, Woodstock IL
1994 Women’s Works Special Events Coordinator, Woodstock IL

 

 

 

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