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Lives and Works in Upstate NY
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E d u c a t i o n

MFA Visual Arts, Painting, Johnson State College at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2006
Coursework in painting, drawing at Bennington College and SUNY Albany 1990-99
MAT coursework in painting, printmaking, and ceramics, SUNY Oswego and Geneseo 1977- 82
BS Art and Education, Senior Portfolio Award, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY 1975

S o l o   E x i b i t i o n s

Painted Stories, Upper Jay Library, Upper Jay, NY 2020
Recent Paintings, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT 2019
Recent Paintings, Strand Center for the Arts, Plattsburgh, NY 2017
Diary, Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY 2011
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson, VT 2006
Drawing from Memory, Dietel Gallery, Troy, NY 2002

S e l e c t e d   E x i b i t i o n s

Telling Her Story: New Acquisitions, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY 2020
PAINTED-INTERNATIONAL-BIENNIAL, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 2019
Three Realists from the Fence Select, Butzel Gallery, Schenectady, NY 2019
Black and White Juried Exhibition, LPCA, Lake Placid, NY, 2019
The Shirt Factory Juried Invitational, Glens Falls, NY 2019, 2020
Bound and Unbound, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 2018
The Brush Off Juried Painting Competition, Avenue Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2017
Fence Select Juried Exhibition, Troy Arts Center, Troy, NY 2017, 2018, 2019
Laffer Gallery Juried Regional, Schuylerville, NY 2016, 2018, 2019
Materials to Masterpieces, Bluseed Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY 2016
LPCA Juried Invitational, Lake Placid, NY 2010-2019
AAG Juried Invitational, Saranac Lake, NY 2010-2019
University of Utah Invitational, Salt Lake City, UT 2012-2019
Molloy College Alumni Invitational, Rockville Centre, NY 2015
NYS Education Department, SUNY Faculty Exhibition, Albany, NY 2014
Whimsicality, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY 2013
Where Are you?, BluSeed Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY 2011
Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Albany Institute, Albany, NY 1996, 2011, 2018, 2019
Emma Willard Faculty Exhibition, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY 2005
Residency Exhibition, James Baird Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada 2004
Residency Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 2000
Lake George Arts Project Drawing Invitational, Lake George, NY 1998
HS Art Teachers That Make Art, Rathbone Gallery, Sage College, Troy, NY 1996

A w a r d s   a n d   P r i z e s

Best of Show, The Shirt Factory Juried Invitational, Glens Falls, NY 2020
Best of Show, LPCA Juried Invitational, Lake Placid, NY 2019
​Third Place Award, AAG Juried Invitational, Saranac Lake, NY 2019
Mohawk-Hudson Regional Juror’s Award Certified Framing and Gallery 2018
Albany Institute of History and Art, Mohawk-Hudson Regional Purchase Prize 2018
Second Place Award, NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY 2017
Second Place Award, AAG Juried Invitational, Saranac Lake, NY 2017
Third Place Award, LPCA Juried Invitational, Lake Placid, NY 2016
Fence Award, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY  2016
First Place Award, AAG Juried Invitational, Saranac Lake, NY 2016
Second Place Award, AAG Juried Invitational, Saranac Lake, NY 2015

A r t i s t   R e s i d e n c i e s

Painting residency at Tyrone Guthrie, Newbliss, Ireland 2005
Painting residency at Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada 2004
Painting residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 1999-2003
SummerSix Fellowship, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 1997-8

G r a n t s

Emma Willard School, Troy, NY, European Studies Grant 2006
Getty Grant Fellowship, Pop Art Studies at The National Gallery, Washington, DC 2000

C o m m i s s i o n s

Hotel Saranac, Five Paintings for the Grand Hall, Saranac Lake, NY 2017
Private Commissions throughout the United States

P r i v a t e  C o l l e c t I o n s

Saranac Lake Hotel, Saranac Lake, NY
​Bluseed Gallery, Saranac lake, NY
​Judy’s Framing, Queensbury, NY
Best Western, Saranac Lake, NY
Private Collections throughout the United States

B i b l i o g r a p h y

Article in Get Visual: Things Seen and Heard in the Capital Region Art Scene and Beyond, David Brickman, https://dbgetvisual.blogspot.com/2018/10/2018-exhibition-by-artists-of-mohawk.html
Article in Press Republican, Plattsburgh, NY, March 2016
Cover design, Poems of the Night and Day, by Bruce D. Rowe 2012
Article in Basement Medicine, Johnson, VT, May 2006

E m p l o y m e n t / P r o f e s s i o n a l   O p p o r t u n i t i e s

Part-time Instructor, North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY 2009-present
Reader, College Board, AP Studio Art Portfolio, ETS, Princeton, NJ 2002-present
Keynote Speaker, High School Juried Exhibition, Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY 2007
Full-time Instructor, Emma Willard School, Troy, NY 2002-2009
Full-time AP/IB Teacher, Schenectady School of Fine Arts, Schenectady, NY 1997-2002

C u r a t o r i a l  P r o j e c t s

High School Juried Regional at Franklin, St. Lawrence, Essex Counties 2016
Sage College Faculty Show at Dietel Gallery, Troy, NY 2005
High School Juried Regional at Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY 2000-2006