Education;
Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1989
Bachelors of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1983


Professional Experience - Teaching;

International School, NM-2018-2019

Waldorf School, Santa Fe, NM-2017
New York University - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Intersession - The Arts and Artist in Urban Revitalization, January 2008
Southern Illinois University: Art110-Introduction to Drawing, Art 120-Introduction to Drawing, Art 220- Introduction to Drawing
Workshop; Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois 1992 conducted a workshop on Nocturnals (Drawing and Painting of Night Scenes)


Art Experience - Individual Grants;
Kentucky Arts Council, 2000 Fellowship Grant ($5000)
Kentucky Arts Council, 1997 Fellowship Grant ($1000)
Southern Arts Federation, 1994 Fellowship Grant ($5000)
Wisconsin Arts Board, 1992 Fellowship Grant ($5000)
Illinois Arts Council, 1991 Fellowship Grant ($5000)


Art Experience - Solo Exhibitions/Publications/Media
1993 –Present

5500 Social Impact Project-KY, NM

PBS Documentary, 2017

People Magazine-2015

Huff Post Live-2015

CNN/HLN-2015

National Geographic Books-2014

Fast Company-2014

Daily Mail-2014

Origin-2014

MSN-2014

ABC News-2014

Aljazeera-2014

Huff Post-2014

USA Today-2013

EBS-Korea-2013


Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY. October, 2006
Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA. May 19, 2000
Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. April 1998
Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago IL. November 1997
Murray State University, Murray, KY. Fall 1995
Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA. April 1994, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Muster, IN. 1993
Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL 1993
Quincy College, Quincy, IL Feb. 1993
Kent State University, Ashtabula, Ohio 1992


1986-1992
Parkland College, Champaign, IL. 1992
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY 1992
South Bend Art Center, South Bend, IN. 1992
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE. 1991
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN. 1991
University City Public Library, St.Louis, MO. 1990
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1990
Illinois Central College, Peoria, IL 1990
Rend Lake College, Ina, IL. 1990
Fredonia Arts Center, Fredonia, KS. 1990
Urbi Et Orbi Gallery, Little Rock, AK. 1989
Rupert Gallery, Louisville, KY. 1989
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 1989
Green Bay Public Library, 1986


Art Experience - Group Exhibition

1993 to Present
Three Sinks Gallery, Small Works Exhibit, Dec. 2003
Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Summer 1998
Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. December 1998
Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL. November 1997
Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Summer 1997
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL. August 1995
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC. 1994
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI 1994
Associated Artist Gallery, Carbondale, IL. 1993
Barat College, Lake Forest, IL. 1993


1986-1992
Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL. 1992
Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN. 1992
Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI. 1991
Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA. 1991
Wisconsin Annual State Art Exhibition, Madison, WI 1991
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 1991
Hall Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA.1990
Moyer Gallery, Green Bay, WI. 1991
Illinois Figurative Artist, Galesburg, IL.1990


Art Experience - National Shows

1992 to Present
Seventh Great Plains National, Hays, Kansas, February, 2001
Sioux City Arts Center, 57th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City, IA February, 2001
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, 19th Annual Hoyt National Exhibition, New Castle, PA. September 2000
Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI. July 2000
Sixth Great Plains National, Hays, KS. February 2000
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, " Renewal of Spirit" Second Annual Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition of the Southeastern Region, Tampa, Florida February 2000
Yeiser 99, National Juried Show, Paducah, KY. Oct. 1999
Hoyt National Painting Competition, New Castle, PA. 1996
Coca-Cola River Place Festival, Greenville, SC. 1996
Evansville Museum of Art, Realism Today, Evansville, IN. 1992


1986-1992
Schoharie Arts Council, Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY. June 1992,1990,1987
NPVAG National Juried Art Show, Scotts Bluff, NE. 1992,1991, 1989
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND. April 1992
Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, TX. April 1991
Lafayette Art Association National, Lafayette, LA April 1991
Peconic Gallery , Juried Art and Poetry Competition, Riverhead, NY. Feb 1991
Galleria Mesa, Inner Meanings, Mesa, Arizona, Dec. 1991
San Diego Art Institute National, San Diego, CA. Sept. 1990
Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Warrensburg, MO. Jan. 1990
Mesa Arts Center, Re/Union, Dec. 1989
Northern National Juried Art Exhibition, Rhinelander, WI. July 1989
Kansas Fourteenth National Small Works Exhibition, Hays, KS. Feb. 1989
Mid-America Biennial, Owensboro, KY. Aug.1988
National Congress of Art and Design, Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug.1988
Viridian Gallery, New York, NY. June 1988
Ohio State University, AIDS the Artists Response, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 1988
Hoyt National Drawing and Painting Exhibition, New Castle, PA. Oct. 1987;


Art Experience - Regional Shows
Muskegon Museum of Art, New Glass & Paintings, Muskegon, MI., January, 2001
Arts on Main, Shelbyville, KY. July 2000; Arts on Main Street
Henderson Arts Council, Henderson, KY. June 1991
Evansville Museum of Art, Realism Today, Evansville, IN June 1991
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Fred Wells Show, Lincoln, NE. Feb. 1989, 1990; 1991
Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY. Feb. 1991
Wisconsin 1990, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. Nov. 1990
Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Arts Center, South Bend, IN. Oct. 1990
Muscatine, Art Center, Muscatine, IA. Nov. 1990
Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL. Nov. 1990
Owensboro Art Guild, Owensboro, KY. Oct. 1990
Arts In Celebration, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL. Sept. 1990
Southside Art League, Indianapolis, IN. Aug. 1990
Artforms 1990, 18th Annual Biennial Competition, Lafayette, IN. May 1990
Associated Artists Gallery, Self Images, Carbondale, IL. Sept. 1989
Southern Illinois University, Works on Paper, Carbondale, IL. April 1989
Illinois State Fair, Springfield IL. Aug. 1988
Realism Today, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN. June 1988
Henderson Arts Council, Henderson, KY. May 1988
Paducah 1987 Art Annual, Paducah, KY. Oct. 1987; 23rd
Northwest Wisconsin Art Annual, Green Bay, WI. Oct. 1987.


Art Experience - Professional Reviews and Book Features
The Other Side - Cover, Independent, award winning ecumenical magazine, Charlottesville, VA. Jan.-Feb. 2004
Paducah Life Magazine, April/May 2003, Cover, Feature Story
Artist and Graphic Designers Market, 2003, Interview
New American Paintings, 2001, Open Studio Press: Wesley, MA.
The Other Side - Article, Independent, award winning ecumenical magazine, Charlottesville, VA. Nov.-Dec. 2000
New American Paintings, 1999, Open Studio Press: Wesley, MA.
Art News, April 1998
New American Paintings, 1997, Open Studio Press: Wesley, MA.
New Art Examiner, Nov. 1994


Art Experience - Awards
Dialogue Magazine, May/June 2003, Featured as one of the “25 People Making a Difference in The Arts.”
Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI. Donor Award, Aug.2000
Great Plains National 2000, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, Juror's Award, Feb. 2000
Art Calendar, 2001 Crabbie Competition, Upper Fairmount, MD.
Yeiser 1999, Paducah, KY. Best of Show, Oct. 1999
Coca-Cola River Place Festival, Greensville, SC. Honorable Mention, April 1997
NPVAG 1991 National Competition, Scotts Bluff, NE. Best of Show, 1992
Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA. Dick Blick Award, 1991
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE. Best of Show, 1990
1991 Water Tower Annual, Louisville, KY. Merit Award, 1991
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ. Jurors Award, 1990
Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA. 3rd Place, 1990
Owensboro Art Guild, Owensboro, KY. Best of Show. 1990
Wisconsin Regional Art Exhibit, Madison, WI. State Exhibit Award, 1990
Henderson Arts Council, Henderson, KY. Best of Show, 1990
NPVAG National Juried Art Exhibit, Scotts Bluff, NE. Best of Show, 1989
Evansville Museum of Art, Realism Today, Evansville, IN. Purchase Award, 1988
Hoyt National Painting and Drawing, New Castle, PA. Grumbacher Gold Medallion, 1987


Art Experience - Collections
Bristol-Meyers, U.S. Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Group, Evansville, IN.
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN.
Shawnee Community College, Shawnee Town, EL
Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.
Williams, Williams, & Lentz Accountants, Paducah, KY.

ARTS DEVELOPMENT

 

Professional Experience - Teaching - Arts Revitalization;

Syracuse University - School of Architecture;  Presentation Urban Revitalization/Master Planning Studio, January, 2008

Syracuse University – Communication Design Problems, Spring Semester, 2008

Syracuse University – Maxwell School; Presentation Urban Revitalization/Housing Policy and Neighborhood Revitalization, December,

2007Syracuse University – Imagining America; Arts and Culture’s role in Revitalizing Cities

Professional Experience - International;
International Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, New York University, New York, NY. Presentation titled "Cultural Districts” Oct.11 – 13 2007

The Caribbean International Conference on the Cultural & Creative Industries, National Cultural Foundation Barbados, May 5th – 6th 2008


Professional Experience - Employment;
Syracuse University – Senior Director Community Engagement and Economic Development, 2005 – 2008
Planner - City of Paducah, Artist Relocation Program Director, August 2000 – 2005
Director Lower Town Art and Music Festival, 2003, 2004, 2005
Curator Southern Illinois University Faculty Show, Lower Town Arts District, April, 2005
Board Historical and Architectural Review Committee, City of Paducah, 1994 – 2000
Instructor; Southern Illinois University, School of Art and Design, August 1986 - May 1989 Courses

Professional Experience - Consulting;
City of Lancaster, SC. Sept. 2011
City of Wilmington, DE. June. 2011
University of Alabama & City of Tuscaloosa, Presentation with Partners for Livable Communities, July 2007
City of Oswego, New York, May 2007
City of Racine, Wisconsin, May 2007
City of Tupelo, Mississippi, May 2007
City of Granite City, Illinois, April 2007
Keynote Speaker, Wisconsin Arts Congress, October 2004
Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, September 2005
City of Rockford, IL. September 2005
Pennsylvania Department of Cultural Affairs, Harrisburg, PA. May 2004
City of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, June 2004  
City of Carbondale, Illinois, May 2004  
City of Zanesville, Ohio, March 2004  
Department of Cultural Affairs, State of Iowa, Presented the Artist Relocation Program
Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Cedar Falls, Iowa

Professional Experience - Speaking;
Creative Compass, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Cleveland, Ohio, may 2008
International Economic Development Council Annual Conference, September 2005
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. September 2005
Kentucky League of Cities, October 2005
CODA, (Craft Organization Development Association) 2005 National Conference
Southern Art Federation Art Summit, Atlanta, GA. 2005
National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Conference, Louisville, 2004

Professional Experience - Artist Relocation Program Awards;
International City Management Association, Excellence in Local Government Award, 2005
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, 2005
State of Kentucky Earth Day Award, 2005
Kentucky League of Cities, Enterprise Cities Award, 2004
Dorothy Mullins National Arts and Humanities Award, National Recreation and Parks Association, 2004
Kentucky Bankers Association, Award for Excellence and Innovation, 2004
Kentucky Bankers Association, Pegasus Award for Community Project, 2004
American Planning Association - Distinguished Planning Award, 2004
Kentucky Chapter of the American Planning Association, Distinguished Merit Award-Artist Relocation Program/Lower Town Plan, 2003
Governors Award in the Arts, Government Award, 2002
City Beautification Award, City of Paducah, 2002, 2003
Project Grant Award, Kentucky Arts Council, 2001
James C Howland Award for Urban Enrichment, 2001

Professional Experience - Artist Relocation Program Publications;

The Next American City Magazine, Fall 2007

ABC Nightly News, December 2006

Dennis Wholey, Nationally Syndicated PBS Show, 3-part Documentary about the Artist Relocation Program.

Niche Magazine; October 2003, “The Magazine for Progressive Retailers.”

Artist and Graphic Designers Market; Book, 2003, “Paducah Artist Relocation Program.”

Chicago Tribune, Feature Story Tempo Section

Dialogue Magazine; May/June 2003, “25 People Making a Difference in the Midwest.”

National Conference of State Legislatures; February 2003, “Investing in Culture, Innovations in State Policy.”

Dialogue Magazine; January/February 2003, “Going Places. Paducah’s New Direction, The Fast Lane to Neighborhood Revitalization....Artist Relocation.”

Art Calendar Magazine; September 2002, “The Arts and Economic Incentives, Municipal and State Programs that Support Artists.”

Preservation Magazine; July/August 2002, “Creative Process.”

American Artist; December 2001, “Attracting Artists; A Tale of Two Cities. Two Towns Transform Their Communities by Enticing Artists with Resources and Publicity.”

The Crafts Report Magazine; February 2001, “Southern River Town Targets Artists with Incentives.”

International Review of African American Artists; Spring 2001, “Paducah Artist Relocation Program.”

Art Calendar Magazine; February 2001, “Small Town Big on Art, Paducah, Kentucky’s Artist Relocation Program.”

KET (Kentucky Educational Television); Spring 2003, “Kentucky Life on the Road Along Highway 62.”

Arts Across Kentucky; Winter 2003, “The Renaissance of Lower Town.”

Arts Across Kentucky; Spring 2003, “The Governors Award in the Arts.”

Kentucky Monthly; June 2001, “Locating Artists, Paducah Program Helps Artists Find New Home.”

Arts Across Kentucky; October 2000, “Paducah Artist Relocation Program.”