Resumé

Education

2002  University of Colorado M.F.A., Printmaking/Papermaking

1983  University of Colorado B.F.A., Printmaking/Papermaking
University of Colorado Certificate in Women Studies

1974 - 1976 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Printmaking/Photography

Additional Educational Experiences

2000 - 2002 Minneapolis College of Art and Design Women’s Art Institute

1990 Carriage House Paper, Boston, MA Papermaking Intensive

Teaching and Administrative Experience

2007 Adjunct Faculty, Printmaking, Department of Art and Art History,
College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN

2005 Adjunct Faculty, Foundations in Visual Art, Area Coordinator, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder

2004 Adjunct Faculty, Foundations in Visual Art, Libby Hall Residential Academic Program University of Colorado, Boulder

2004-2005 Instructor, Beginning Drawing, Papermaking and Introduction to Printmaking, University of Colorado, Division of Continuing Education, Boulder

Papermaking and Book Arts Teacher, Aftershool Literacy Enhancement Program, first and second grade students, at University Hill Elementary School, Boulder, CO

2003 Area Coordinator, Printmaking, Teaching Lithography and Alternative Printmaking Processes to all levels — beginning through advanced printmakers, undergraduate and graduate students. This was a sabbatical replacement position. University of Colorado, Boulder

Head of Book Arts and Papermaking Shop, Ran ongoing book arts and papermaking workshops and worked one on one with students developing and producing projects of their design. Buck's Rock Summer ArtsCamp, New Milford, CT.

2002 - 2005 Papermaking Instructor, Taught a comprehensive four week papermaking course in studio seminar format. University of Colorado, Division of Continuing Education, Boulder

2002 - 2003 Artist in Residence, Taught 6th grade art rotation, each group for one hour each day for 9 weeks, presented my own work to the sixth graders and coordinated shows of their work. Nevin Platt Middle School, Boulder, CO

Freelance Book Arts Teacher, Designed and taught book arts projects that enhanced classroom study and writing programs, Kindergarten through Middle School. Boulder Valley School District and Boulder/Denver Private Schools

2002 ArtsBridge Scholar, Taught printmaking, papermaking and book arts to a combined 4/5 class at University Hill Elementary School, Boulder, through the ArtsBridge Scholar Program administered by the University of Colorado

2001 - 2005 Workshop Teacher, Present one day papermaking workshops and half day book arts workshops for The Book Arts League, Lafayette, CO

Workshop Teacher, Present half day papermaking, paper lamp making and book arts workshops for Two Hands Paperie and Bindery, Boulder, CO

2001 Teaching Assistant, Co-taught Writing in the Visual Arts Course at University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Project Prepare Teacher, Taught printmaking to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students in an after school setting at Fitzmorris Elementary School, Jefferson County Schools, Arvada, CO

1992-1998 Administrative Director, Held all operational responsibilities for Friends’ School, a private Preschool through 5th grade. Taught art enrichment classes and after school art classes in a variety of media

Other Professional Experience

1984-1991 Cofounder and President, Optical Illusions, Inc. An audio-visual production company specializing in multi-image and special effects slide shows and printed materials for corporate training and marketing applications.

1979-1998 Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Boulder, CO Clients included IBM, Storage Tek, small local companies and a variety of local design and marketing companies

1980-1981 Gallery Manager and Custom Framer, Pivan Gallery, Boulder, CO

1976-1979 Camera Operator/Animator, The Filmstrip House, Chicago, IL

Recent Exhibitions

2008 The Wedding Party, Solo Exhibition. Regis University, Denver, CO (opens 3/9)

25th WARM (Womens Art Registry of Minnesota) Juried Exhibition, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN

Breaking Barriers, Building Community, juried invitational exhibition for the 35th
Anniversary of the Women's Caucus for Art. Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

2007 Leap of Faith, juried exhibition, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

The Faces of Art, juried exhibition, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St James, NY Nature House, juried exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Strong Waves, Feminism and Women's Art, juried exhibition, Northern California Women's Caucus for the Arts and Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA.

Food for Thought, Issues Surrounding Food in Our Culture, juried exhibition, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN

The Art of Healing, juried exhibition, Women's Artist Registry of Minnesota and the Institute for Health and Healing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

A View From the Cage/So Much Potential, Solo Exhibition, Solo Exhibition
Catherine Murphy Gallery at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN

2006 Mega Paper Sextet Invitational Show and the Annual Member's Juried Exhibition at the 25th Anniversary Friends of Dard Hunter Conference, Chillicothe, Ohio

All About Me, self-portraits in all media, juried exhibition, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO

Annual Member's Show, Woman Made Gallery, juried invitational exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Word Play, group exhibition sponsored by the Colorado Women's Caucus for the Arts, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO

Reflowering the Garden: Women and Nature, juried exhibition, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY

Eat Your Words, annual group exhibition of edible books, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Reader's Art 6: Changing The Wind, juried exhibition, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Sculptural Books, small group show curated by Alicia Bailey, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2005 Book + Art = ?, juried exhibition of artist books, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

Lessendra International Mini Print Exhibition, juried exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria

Women, juried exhibition, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

The American Color Print Society 59th Members Exhibition, invitational exhibition, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Eat Your Words, annual group exhibition of edible books, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Women, Words and Images, juried exhibition, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Saint James, New York

8th International Open Exhibition, juried exhibition, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

American Color Print Society 58th Annual, juried exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA Stella Drabkin Memorial Award winner

Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition, juried exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii

2004 Wearable Art, juried exhibition, Backberry Gallery, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

As I Am, juried women's exhibition, Jaffe Art Center, Norfolk, VA

Paper on the Edge, group exhibition of 7 paper artists from the Denver/Boulder area, Phillip Steele Gallery at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO

A Sense of Place: Fire and Water, a juried exhibition in support of the James Creek Watershed, Jamestown, CO

Celebrating the Goddess, national juried show of all media. Joan Hanley Gallery, La Veta, CO

Transferred, the Contemporary Art of Printmaking, juried exhibition of printmaking, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

Gems, art reflecting the intensity, intimacy and concentrated essence of women, juried exhibition of current work by participants of the Women's Art Institute. Participant and exhibition co-ordinator. Catherine Murphy Gallery at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN

Eat Your Words, annual group exhibition of edible books, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Against Tradition, juried exhibition of alternative printmaking techniques, coordinated by Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

All About Paper, group exhibition of 7 paper artists from the Denver/Boulder area, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2003 Staff Works, faculty and staff show, Buck's Rock Camp, New Milford, CT

First Juried Show, open juried exhibition Gallery Sovereign, Boulder, CO

Spark, annual open juried exhibition, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

16th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, juried exhibition of prints no larger than 10"x10". University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

2002 Nuts and Bolts, invitational showcase of 20 Boulder/Denver artists as a fund raising event for the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

Dairy Doors Project, invitational project where 20 Boulder/Denver artists created doors that were displayed and sold as a fund raiser for the Dairy Center for Arts, Boulder, CO

Following Her Through the Gates, installation at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Women, open juried show, Core Gallery, Denver, CO

Spark, annual open juried exhibition Spark Gallery, Denver, CO

Penumbra, M.F.A. Thesis group exhibition, CU Art Galleries, Boulder, CO

Eat Your Words, group exhibition of edible books, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Book Explorations 2002, The Quest for Meaning, juried group exhibition, The New Art Forum, Kingston, MA

2001-2002 Sight/Insight, group travelling portfolio, show locations include: Sonneschein Gallery, Durand Institute, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL; The Work Space Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Instituto de Artes, Medellin, Columbia.

Publications

2008 Women's Caucus for Art website, featured artist for the month of May.

Hand Papermaking Magazine, Summer Issue, images and paper sample included in an article by Catherine Nash on various beating processes.

2004 One of 19 artists chosen from 117 international applicants for the Current Registry and Archive Registry of slides housed at the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, GA. These images are posted on Hand Papermaking's website, duplicated and distributed as a set, and available as a CD-ROM product.

2003 Book Arts Classified, Winter 2003 Issue. Following Her Through the Gates, was the cover feature photo and article

2001 The Art and Craft of Handmade Books by Shereen LaPlantz, Lark Books, Asheville, NC. Photograph of the final page of the pop-up book, The Diary.

Community Service Experience

2007 Friends of Dard Hunter. Executive Board Member, Vice President of Publicity and Outreach. The American organization of hand paper makers, conservators, scientists and enthusiasts. Member since 1999.

2005 Woman of the Year. Awarded the Woman of the Year from Boulder Business and Professional Women for community service through Boulder County PSS (see below)

2002-2005 Boulder Technology Education Center Advisory Committee. A group working to create an excellent computer technology program for the local vocational high school students and establish technology standards for all high school students in the Boulder Valley Schools.

1988-2004 Boulder County Project Self-Sufficiency Advisory Board. A program that works primarily with women, single heads of households to move from welfare to work. Designed and implemented award winning programs, assisted with policy and grant writing, and designed and executed fund-raising activities. Served as Board Chair for five years and Fund-Raising Chair for six.

1990-1999 Friends’ School Advisory Board. A board that oversees the policies and long range planning for Friends’ School. Served as Board Secretary for seven years.

1984-1991 Boulder Business and Professional Women (BPW/USA). A national organization that promotes equity and economic self-sufficiency for working women. Served as local president 1988-89, State and National Board member 1987-91. I remain a member.