C.V.

Education

2012        National Endowment for the Humanities, Thinking Through Cultural Diversity: Bridging Cultural Differences in Asian Traditions
 

2007        Fulbright-Hays Study Abroad Program
        Religious Pluralism in Syria and Turkey
 

M.F.A. 2006    Ceramics Emphasis, Jewelry Minor
        Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.
 

B.F.A. 2002    Ceramics Emphasis, Jewelry Minor
          Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS.   

Professional Experience
2006-Present    Assistant Professor of Art, Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, Kansas

2005-2006    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
        Assisted in ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and art fundamentals.
        Teaching beginning handbuilding ceramics class.

2002–2003    Graduate Assistant to the Gallery Director, Landmark Arts Galleries of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
        Receiving and installation of artworks, facilitated gallery events and assistant to visiting artists.     

2001 – 06    Summer Art Programs Instructor, Hays Arts Council, Hays, Kansas
        Designer of curriculum, lesson planning, procurement of supplies and classroom management. Classes included ceramics: beginning handbuilding and throwing, jewelry and sculpture.

Board Positions
2010-Present    2nd Ave Art Guild, Dodge City, Kansas
2007-Present    Kansas Artist and Craftsman Association
2006-2008    Dodge City Arts Council, Dodge City, Kansas

Professional Memberships
1998-Present    National Council on the Education of the Ceramic Art
1999-Present   Kansas Artist and Craftsman Association
2005-Present    International Society of Glass Beadmakers

2010-Present 2nd Ave Art Guild

International Exhibitions
2008-2009 International Cone Box Show
Traveling Exhibition originating in Baldwin City, KS


Solo Exhibitions
2009 Glass on Metal
Barton County Arts Council, Great Bend, KS

2008 Interpreting America’s Nuclear Family
Depot Theater Gallery, Dodge City, KS

2006 America’s Nuclear Family, MFA Thesis Exhibition.
Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

2005 Atomic Culture, Solo Invitational Exhibition of ceramic sculpture and jewelry that illustrated the ideas and concepts discussed at the Eisenhower’s Nuclear Policies and their
Legacies Conference, Kansas State University Alumni Center, Manhattan, KS


Group Exhibitions
2008 Print on Clay
Artist Image Resource, Pittsburg, PA

2007 Beyond Nimesis
Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2007 Kansas Artists and Craftsman Association Members Exhibition
Flying Pig Studio, Lucas, KS    

2006 Invitational, Fabulous Foods
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS

2006 Kansas Artists and Craftsman Association Members Exhibition
Mingenback Art Center, Lindsborg, KS

2006 Southwest Kansas Art Educators’ Exhibition
Carnegie Center for the Arts, Dodge City, KS

2005 Plains’ Pitchers
Dodge City Community College, KS

2004 Biosynthesis
Sternberg Museum, Hays, KS

2002 Two-Person Exhibition, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
Hays Arts Council Gallery, Hays, KS


Selected Juried Exhibitions
2010 Materials Mastery
Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
Juror: Glen R. Brown and Dylan J. Beck

2010 Kansas Artists Craftsmen Association Juried Members Show
Mark Chapman Gallery, Manhattan, KS
Juror: Dylan J. Beck

2009 Baker Arts Center’s 11th National Juried Art Exhibition
The Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS
Juror: Scott A. Shields is the Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA

2008 Kansas Artists Craftsmen Association Juried Members Show
Barton P. Cohen and Mary D. Cohen Gallery of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Juror: Bruce Hartman, Director of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

2007 University of Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition
Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX
Juror: Val M. Cushing, Professor Emeritus New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred

2006 San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
Juror: Ann Lancaster, former executive director and co-founder of the Houston Center
for Contemporary Craft

2006 The Baker Art Center’s 10th National Juried Art Exhibition
The Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS
Juror: Stephen Wicks, Independent Curator

2006 9th Annual Sandhills Art Association Art Exhibit
Mercer Gallery, Garden City Community College, Garden City, KS
Juror: Ye Wang, Associate professor of Art at Dodge City Community College  

2006 Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics, Award of Excellence $500
Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS
Juror: Jan Schall, Sanders Sosland Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.

2006 Smoky Hill Arts Exhibition
Hays Arts Council Gallery, Hays, KS
Juror: Paul Dorrell, founder and director of the Leopold Gallery and author of “Living the Artist’s Life.”

2005 Kansas Artist and Craftsman Association Emerging Talent Exhibition
Sabatini Gallery at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
Juror: Gail Kendall

2005 Smoky Hill Arts Exhibition
Hays Arts Council Gallery, Hays, KS
Juror: Jan Schall, Sanders Soslend Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City

2004 Kansas Artist and Craftsman Association Members Show
Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS
Jurors: John Kudlacek and Larry Peters

2004 Materials: Hard & Soft
The Meadows Gallery: The Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
Juror: Davira S. Taragin

2004 The Propaganda Show
Gallery on Q, Lubbock, TX


Publications:
2009    500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, Lark Books.
Juried by Glen R. Brown. pg 175
2006    Image Transfer on Clay, Paul Andrew Wandless, Lark Books. pg 50.
2006    Creative Convocation, Apr-Jun Volume 2 Issue 2, pgs 42-43.
2006    Art on Fire: Lampworking, The University Leader, April 14, page 2.
2006    Lines: A Journal of the Arts, Fort Hays State University Printers, pgs 8,20.
2006    500 Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form, Lark Books, pg 178.
2004    1000 Glass Beads: Innovation and Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking,        by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader and Cathy Finegan, Lark Books, pg 68, 228.
2003    1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand, by Marthe Le Van and
    Robert W. Ebendorf, Lark Books, pgs 30,98.


Grants
2007    Fulbright-Hays Study Abroad Program, Religious Pluralism in Syria and Turkey
    For four weeks, participants traveled through Syria and Turkey while focusing on the
    existence of multiple religious belief systems and their tolerance for one another.
    Participants  also visited sites of cultural, artistic and historical significance.

2006     Research Grant from Fort Hays State University Graduate School, $400.
    Development of image transfer processes onto ceramic sculpture using screen printing techniques.


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