Education
2008                 Texas Woman’s University, MFA Painting
1977                 University of Texas at Arlington, BFA Studio Art
 
Professional Experience
2014-Current      Adjunct Instructor: Painting I/II, Art Appreciation, Richland College
2009-Current      Adjunct Instructor: Painting I/II, Drawing I/II, Art Appreciation, Tarrant County Community College, Southeast Campus and Trinity River Campus.
2010-2014         Adjunct Instructor: Art Appreciation, Drawing I/II Hill College,     Burleson and JCC Campus
2006-2008         Teaching Assistant, Texas Woman’s University
(Instructor of Record for all classes) Introduction to Painting, Fall 2008, Spring and Fall 2007, Basic Drawing, Spring 2008, Figure Drawing, Fall 2006
2006-08 Graduate Gallery Assistant, Texas Woman’s University
2006                 Internship with the artist Billy Hassell, spring semester
 
Awards
2015                 Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Houston, Texas
2011                 Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Houston, Texas
2009                 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2006-2008         Texas Woman’s University Mabel Maxcey Scholarship
 
Exhibition Record
 
2016                 Bye Polar (solo exhibition)Texas Tech University International Cultural Center, Lubbock, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Members Show, Dallas, Texas
Best of Show Award, Juror: Maureen Brouillete
Texas Woman’s University Visual Arts Alumni – Volume 1. Denton, Texas
FWCAC Biennial, Fort Worth Texas
Best of Biennial, FWCAC, Fort Worth, Texas
500X Open, Dallas, Texas
Art7 REM Juried, Fort Worth, Texas. Juror: Nancy Lamb
Tarrant County College Faculty Exhibition, Southeast Campus, Arlington, Texas
Master Works, Richland College Faculty Exhibition, Richardson, Texas
 
2015                 Hunting Art Prize finalist, Houston, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Citation 2015, Dallas, Texas
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven, Austin, Texas
500X Open, Dallas, Texas
Under the Influence Student/Faculty Show, Richland College, Richardson, Texas
Red Dot Art Spree (Women and their Work) Austin, Texas
Dia de los Muertas, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
 
2014                 Works on Paper, The Small Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Master Works, Richland College Faculty Exhibition, Richardson, Texas
Texas Artists Coalition Portrait Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas
Tarrant County College Faculty Exhibition, Trinity River Campus, Fort Worth, Texas
The Contemporary Austin Five x Seven, Austin, Texas
500X Open, Dallas, Texas
Red Dot Art Spree (Women and their Work) Austin, Texas
The MAC Member Show, Dallas, Texas
 
2013                 This is What I Think, Dallas, Texas. Curators: Rita Barnard and Jacque Forsher
Arthouse 5 x7 Austin, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Members Show, Dallas, Texas
Best of Show Award, Juror: Charissa N.Terranova, PhD.
500X Open, Dallas, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Citation 2013, Dallas, Texas
Wall of Art, Permanent Collaborative Mural, North Lake College, Irving, TX
Red Dot Art Spree (Women and their Work) Austin, Texas
 
2012                 Best of the Biennial, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Citation 2012, Dallas, Texas
First Place Award, Jurors: Maureen Brouillete and Joel Sampson
Texas Woman’s University Alumni Exhibition, Denton, Texas
Red Dot Art Spree (Women and their Work) Austin, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Members Show, Dallas, Texas
McKinney Avenue Contemporary Members Show, Dallas, Texas
Arthouse 5 x7 Austin, Texas
Unique by Nature, McKinney, Texas
Tarrant County College Faculty Exhibition, Southeast Campus, Arlington, Texas
Tarrant County College Faculty Exhibition, Trinity River Campus, Fort Worth, Texas
 
 
2011                 Hunting Art Prize finalist, Houston, Texas
                        Exterior/Interior/Redemption (Solo Exhibition) North Lake Community College Irving, Texas
Arthouse 5 x7 Austin and Dallas, Texas
Red Dot Art Spree (Women and their Work) Austin, Texas
El Corazon (Bath House Cultural Center) Dallas, Texas
Curator: Jose Vargas
Visual Art Society of Texas National, Denton, Texas, Juror: Benito Huerta
Visual Art Society of Texas Juried Members Show, Denton, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Signature Members Show, Dallas, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Members Show, Dallas, Texas
McKinney Avenue Contemporary Members Show, Dallas, Texas
 
2010                 Tarrant County College Faculty Exhibition, Southeast Campus, Arlington, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Citation 2010, Dallas, Texas
Rosenlund Memorial Award, Juror: Billy Hassell
El Corazon (Bath House Cultural Center) Dallas Texas
Curator: Jose Vargas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Members Show, Dallas, Texas
Sweet Acrobatics (Bath House Cultural Center) Dallas Texas Curator: Enrique Fernandez
Arthouse 5 x7 Austin and Dallas
McKinney Avenue Contemporary Members Show, Dallas, Texas
 
2009                 Texas Visual Arts Association Citation 2009, Dallas, Texas
Best of Show Award, Juror: Benito Huerta
Magic Mirrors and Alter Egos (Bath House Cultural Center) Dallas Texas
Curator: Enrique Fernandez
                        Ultra Extra Arts Mix, Denton, Texas
Visual Art Society of Texas 125-mile Juried Regional, Denton, Texas
Juror: Chris Bergquist Fulmer
Visual Art Society of Texas Juried Members Show, Denton, Texas
Barbara Evans Award, Juror: Diane Walker-Gladney
                        Visual Art Society of Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Juried Members Show, Dallas, Texas
1st Merchandise Award, Juror: Enrique Fernandez
500X Open, Dallas, Texas
Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Show, Fort Worth, Texas, Juror: Kevin Vogel
 
2008                 Alliance Student Juried, Denton, Texas, First Place Award, Juror: Kathy Lovas
                        Weller’s Watercolorists, Denton, Texas
Visual Art Society of Texas 125-mile Regional, Denton, Texas
Category 1 Award, Juror: Judy Youngblood
            Visual Art Society of Texas National, Denton, Texas, Juror: Nic Nicosia
Outside the Lines 6, Dallas, Texas. Jurors: Marty Ray, Elizabeth Mellot-Carreon, Mary Morgan, Dahlia Woods
Voertman Annual Student Show, TWU, Denton, Texas
Honorable Mention Award, Juror: Holly Johnson
Rising Eyes of Texas, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas, Juror: Kathy Armstrong
Visual Art Society of Texas Juried Members Exhibition, Denton, Texas, Juror: Stephen Zhang
500X Open, Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth Biennial, Fort Worth, Texas
 
2007                 Texas Visual Arts Association National, Dallas, Texas
Merchandise Award, Juror: Andrea Karnes
Visual Art Society of Texas National, Denton, Texas
Geri and John Aschenbrenner Award and Maimeri Paint/Art Spectrum Award,
Juror: Karen Kunc
            Visual Art Society of Texas 125-mile Regional, Denton, Texas
Juror: Katherine Liontas-Warren, Magic Light Images Award
Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Show, Fort Worth, Texas
Jurors: Ed and Linda Blackburn, The Modern Award
The Figurative Impulse, Tarrant County Art Corridor, Arlington, Texas
                        Curator: Devon Nowlin
            Funny Stories and Absurdities, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
                        Curator: Enrique Fernandez Cervantes
                        Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Members Show, (24 hour art blast) Dallas, Texas
                        Texas Visual Arts Association Members Show, Dallas, Texas
                        Two Dubs Motley Crew, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
                        VAST at VACD Award Winners, invitational, Visual Arts Coalition of Dallas Uptown Gallery, Dallas, Texas
 
2006                 I’m OK. You’re not OK., (solo show) Student Gallery, Texas Woman’s University,
Denton, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association Citation 2006, Dallas, Texas
Third Place Award, Juror: Mark Smith
                        Visual Art Society of Texas 125-mile Regional, Denton, Texas
Category 1 Award, Juror: Mark Smith
                        Voertman Annual Student Show, TWU, Denton, Texas
Second Place, Graduate Students, Juror: Maria Teresa G. Pedroche
Texas Artists Coalition Juried Membership Show, Fort Worth, Texas
Juror: Dr. Frances Colpitt
Outside the Lines 6, Dallas, Texas. Jurors: Gabrielle Castaneda Pruitt, Jacob Kupersztoch, and Rita Barnard
Three Urban Woman, three-person show, Local Color Gallery, Dallas, Texas
                        Dallas Center for Contemporary Art Members Show, Dallas, Texas
                        Texas Visual Arts Association Members Show, Dallas, Texas
Visual Arts Society of Texas Members Show, Denton, Texas
                        Fort Worth Biennial, Fort Worth, Texas
                        500X Open, Dallas, Texas
 
 
 
2005                 Texas Visual Arts Association Citation 2005, Dallas, Texas
Honorable Mention Award, Juror: Gary Washmon
Voertman Annual Student Show, TWU, Denton, Texas
            “One Square Foot Show,” Texas Association of Schools of Art, Dallas, Texas
                        Texas Visual Arts Association Members Show, Dallas, Texas
                        The National Arts Program, City Hall, Dallas, Texas
                        Fort Worth Community Art Center 9 x12 Works on Paper show, Fort Worth, Texas
 
2004                 Selections 2004, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
selected by Adele Kraus
                        Texas Visual Arts Association Citation 2004, Dallas, Texas, juror: Kenneth Craighead
            The 39-Hour Show, Fort Worth, Texas
 
 
Professional Service
2017-Current      Texas Visual Arts Association President
2010-2011         Texas Visual Arts Association Board Member
2008-2011         Visual Art Society of Texas Board Member, Vice President 2009-10
2009-2012         Episcopal School of Dallas, Creative Arts Camp, Art teacher
2009-2015         VASE High School Art Competition, Mesquite and Plano, Juror
2007-2009         Liberty Christian School, Argyle, Texas TAPPS juror
 
Professional Organizations
                        College Art Association
                        Texas Visual Arts Association
                        Texas Artists Coalition
Collections
Texas Woman’s University
Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus
North Lake College, Irving, Texas
 
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