I studied history and secondary education at Temple University and later received my Masters in Art Education at Arizona State University.
After teaching art in the Mesa Arizona elementary schools, I became Director of Education at the Arizona Museum for Youth. As the art museum educator, I assisted in the designs of museum exhibitions and developed educational programs for children. So much fun!
In 1985 I began an exciting company. Painted Desert Art & Cultural Tours organized and led art and architecture tours in the U.S. and throughout the world for over 22 years.
I’ve studied art and taken many art workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Scottsdale Community College, Shemer Art Center, Art Intersection, Art Academy of San Diego and the Athenaeum School of the Arts.
Juried Exhibitions, Publications and Awards
“All Art Arizona 2013”, Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, AZ, June 1-July 30, 2013. 3rd PRIZE
“Art Of Poetry, Poetry of Art”, Shemer Arts Center, Phoenix, AZ, October 24- November 20, 2013
“Arizona Artist Guild’s Fourth Annual Juried Statewide Exhibition”, Gallery Glendale at Westgate, January 31-March 1, 2014. MERIT AWARD
“The Decision” published in Vortex, Scottsdale Community College’s Student Anthology of Writing and Art, Spring 2014.
9th Annual Best of Artist Competition/Exhibition, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ, April 11-May 1, 2014. Juried by Ed Mell.
“All Art Arizona 2014”, Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, Arizona, May 31-July 26, 2014
“Layers: Collage and Assembly”, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ, December 4, 2014-January 1, 2015
“Finding Her Way Around Town” published on back cover of Vortex, Scottsdale Community College’s Student Anthology of Writing and Art, Spring 2015.
Juror for “Wintertide”, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ, November 27–December 2015.
The Artist’s Hand: Photography Re-Imagined V, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, January 7-30, 2016.
“Come Along With Me” published in Vortex, Scottsdale Community College’s Student Anthology of Writing and Art, Spring 2016.
“The Stories They Tell” A two person show. Burton Barr Central Gallery @Central Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, December 16, 2016-January 21, 2017.
“Walking to Nowhere” published on front cover of Vortex, Scottsdale Community College’s Student Anthology of Writing and Art, Spring 2017.
Recipient of the 2017 Community Award from the National League of American Pen Women for “Walking to Nowhere” given each year to an aspiring writer, artist or musician from Scottsdale Community College.