2013 "Embrace," "Attend," and "Submit" - sculpture
            Yoga East Healing Arts 

         CATERPILLARS WITH CHARACTER – solo exhibition illustration
            Springfield MDC Nature Center

2012 Artist Trading Card show    Black Door Gallery
         Quarterly shows   Cape Girardeau Public Library  2008 - present

2011 CATERPILLARS WITH CHARACTER – solo exhibition illustration
            Powell Gardens Kingsville, MO
         Feminine Perspective show   Black Door Gallery
         Artist Trading Card show    Black Door Gallery

2010 Visual Arts Cooperative member 2008 - 2010  Exhibiting new work monthly in Cape Girardeau
         Feminine Perspective show    Black Door Gallery 
         Artist Trading Card Show    Black Door Gallery

2009 QUICKENING – solo exhibition multimedia
            Black Door Gallery    
         CATERPILLLARS WITH CHARACTER – solo exhibition illustration
            Arts Council of Southeast Missouri   Gallery 100   Cape Girardeau, MO
        "We Fight The Good Fight"   Girardot National Juried Exhibition
        CATERPILLARS WITH CHARACTER– solo exhibition illustration
            Ladue Chapel St. Louis, MO

2008  “Snowscape”pastel  The Depot, Sikeston 
          “Untitled (We Fight the Good Fight)”charcoal    The Black Door Gallery, Cape
          CATERPILLARS WITH CHARACTER – solo exhibition illustration
              Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center   Salem, MO
              Runge MDC Nature Center   Jefferson City, MO 
              MDC Regional Office   Kirksville, MO
              Burr Oak Woods MDC Nature Center   Blue Springs, MO
              Springfield MDC Nature Center   Springfield, MO
              Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery    Branson, MO
              Cape Foot Clinic   Cape Girardeau, MO
         “Roadside I” photograph, “Country Road” pastel, “Dance of the Autumn Wind” print
              Cape Conservation Nature Center

2007  CATERPILLARS WITH CHARACTER – solo exhibition illustration
              Conservation Campus Nature Ctr.    Cape Girardeau, MO
              Shaw Nature Reserve   Grays Summit, MO

2004  “Umqua Light” watercolor Art For the Health of It     Southeast Hosp. Cape Girardeau


2012   Passionate Puritan wine label Rothbrick Winery, Shawneetown
           YouTube stage backdrop Jackson HS Pop Concert

2011   Cityscape stage backdrop Jackson HS Pop Concert

2010   Refinished antique furniture for Ces Wittmer, Cape
           American Idol stage backdrop Jackson HS Pop Choir Concert

2009   Shutterfox business promotional materials
           Bear Bottle stage backdrop and tee shirt design  for musician Jefferson Fox
           iShuffle stage backdrop Jackson HS Pop Choir Concert

2008   Stay Tuned stage backdrop Jackson HS Pop Choir Concert

2007   ArtsCape: A Festival of Art poster design Arts Council of SEMO

2005   Louay & Jeannie Mishu’s home portrait Jackson
           Art Treasure box Immaculate Conception School, Jackson
           Dance Extensions 24’x8’ billboard Jackie Robertson, Jackson

2004   ArtsCape: The Essence of ArtsCape poster design Arts Council

2003   N’Orleans style stage/set Dr. & Mrs. D. Johnson, Jackson

2002 - Present      Over 48 mural projects completed


OPEN WINDOW STUDIO Professional Artist
Though my in home studio is now open to the public to offer individual art instruction to students, it continues to be the place where I make stuff! “Windows” continue to open to me as I create the art that marks my experiential journey. Commissions are welcome. 2002 - Present

IMAGINTERIORS Custom Interior Murals, Borders & Finishes
With the encouragement and requests of friends and family, my passion for specialty painting has become a part-time business. More than 30 of these custom, hand-painted projects have been completed, including magical children’s rooms, custom borders, stage backdrops, faux finishes, ceilings, and exterior pool surrounds. I also design business signs, promotional materials, and create graphic designs for professional business clients. 2001 – Present

OPEN WINDOW STUDIO Arts Educator - Lessons/Workshops
Individual and group art classes in my home studio. I have worked with over 250 students, ages three to adult, since opening Open Window Studio to the public in the spring of 2001. Offerings include lessons in the techniques of watercolor, acrylic, drawing, pastel, printmaking, weaving, papermaking, clay, sculpture and collage. Spring and Fall courses, Summer Workshops     2002 – Present

Leading art workshops for adults through the Crisp Museum Educational Outreach Program, in watercolor and pastel 2011- present
Leading art workshops for the Continuing Education Program, in watercolor 2012 - present
Leading art workshops for the children’s summer Horizons Program, titled Exploring Painting, Kreative Kids, and Junior Fashion Design      2012 - present

Contracted after-school art workshops offered twice weekly    2007 - present

DEER CREEK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Arts Educator    2008 - 2013

Plan and present curriculum for twelve week after school “Adventures in Art” program
  Fall 2009, Spring/Fall 2010/Spring/Fall 2011

Develop, offer and lead week-long workshops for ages six and up, including Drawing Fundamentals, Adventures in Art, Soulful Cup Workshop for Women, Elements of Fun, Painting, Altered Books and Painting with Pastel, for class sizes ranging from six to eighteen students, meeting on the Southeast Missouri State campus. Facilitate an Adventure in Art workshop in conjunction with the non-profit Cape Area Family Resource Center, sponsored by the Arts Council.     Summer 2002-2006, 2008

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL Arts Educator – Electives
Plan and provide six-week courses in drawing and pastel painting. Assist with the painting of stage sets for productions. Donate art instruction gift certificates to the auction.    Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Spring/Fall 2004

YOGA INSTRUCTOR  Live Laugh Love Fitness    Jan - Aug 2012  
                                      Squirrel Squirrel Yoga Club    Nov - Dec  2013
                                      Yoga East Healing Arts     Oct 2013 - present


 Printmaking for Art Educators workshop with Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Neal Ambrose Smith SE Missouri State Univ. Fall 2012
 Bookmaking and Poetry educator’s workshop St. Louis Art Mus. Winter 2012
 Fine Arts Educator Workshop DESE Fall 2009
 Clusters, Career Planning Workshop MCCE Fall 2009
 Career Certified Interpreter Training Course Cape CNC Fall 2008
 Teaching Artist Certification TAP/DESE Spring 2008
 Interpretive Program Training Cape CNC Spring 2005
 Project Zero “Teach to Understand” Training Summer 2008
 “Integrating Arts in Education” Workshops ACSM ‘04/‘05
 Elementary Education coursework May ‘93
 A student of local artists Amy Kephart, Vicki Outman, Grant Lund, Malcolm McCrae for instructional workshops
 Experience as a teacher’s aide, a nanny and a children’s educational program leader
 Continual experience in small business management, including skills in customer service, communications, organization, bookkeeping, marketing and promotions, proposal and contract writing, and computer proficiency with publication, marketing, communications and design applications.
* Yoga Teacher Certification through YogaFit       March 2012

 Flight Engineer, serving with the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom” WWII aircraft tour since July         2011
 Certified Yoga Instructor
 Mural donation to Jackson High School FBLA auction, installed in Jackson’s R.O. Hawkins Junior High         School
 Substitute teacher for St. Paul Lutheran School
 Open Studio sessions held at the Brickhouse Studio, Jackson
 guest artist workshops at Jackson R-2 public school, St. Paul Lutheran school
 guest artist workshop instructor /docent training at SE Missouri Regional Museum
 art educator public workshops sponsored by Friends of the Riverside Regional Library
 yearly arts donations to community parochial schools
 commissions for gift card designs, photography, publication illustrations and special event backdrop                 designs for the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
 program presentations and informal interviews at the Nature Center
 completion of a children’s coloring book for a non-profit organization
 yearly participation in the ArtsCape festival “Chalk Walk”
 member of community volunteer organizations

Degree in Fine Arts/Biology, May 1993

Exceptional references available upon request

OPEN WINDOW STUDIO • 236 S. WEST LANE JACKSON • 573 837-2690      




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