Awards, Recognition & Commissions


"Women At The Wheel: Stories of remarkable women shattering cultural roadblocks and gendered assumptions" receives First Place Feminism on Film at the Women's Independent Film Festival - Fall 2018 Season.
Screenings at the Complex Theater, Hollywood CA.


American Art Awards, Category 24, Innovation: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place, "Juried by America's 25 Best Galleries & Museums," with artists from 56 countries competing

Awarded Puffin Foundation Grant for Women At The Wheel

Best 3D Artwork, Rectangles, Triangles, Circles- The Shape of Life, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME (online) 

Special Merit Award, “CitiScapes Exhibition,” Light, Space & Time Online Gallery
Award of Excellence, 2014 Four Points Contemporary 3rd Biannual Competition

Award of Excellence, 2012 Spring/Summer, American Juried Art Salon

Toronto School of Art- Artist in Residency Program, Ontario, Canada, One of three selected international artists

Redemption Window for Hill-Murray Chapel, Maplewood, MN
14’x 8’ x 6,’ 3D window-sculpture which has two parts:  34 exterior windows that angle outward from the building and interior sculpture with 10’ glass cross on limestone boulders.

Awarded General Services Administration (GSA) Art In Architecture, Ward Parkway Federal Building Commission, Kansas City, MO.
Moon Boat and Night Sky Glass, 12’ x 12’-6” x 6,’ glass, steel and rock sculpture of a night sky with sliver moon casting pale yellow reflections in/on diagonal waves of glass, leaning gently towards the 6’ glass row boat perched on limestone rocks.

Awarded Percent For Art Commission from national competition, Falling Water Skylight, 14’ x 30’ x 6,’ seven-ton, glass and steel skylight sculpture for the Grand Stair Hall of the Minnesota Judicial Center on State Capitol Grounds, St. Paul, MN
Falling Water Skylight drawings, notes, blueprint documentation in Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
CUE Award for Gathering Place, The Minneapolis Committee on Urban Environment Award for “significant achievement in design and aesthetic excellence

Selected Exhibitions

Made Here: Reflections, Mayo Clinic Square, Minneapolis, MN

The Drawing Project Exhibition, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN

Art Kudos International Art Competition & Exhibition

Four Points Contemporary 3rd Biannual Competition

Urban Painting: Self, Surface and Memory, Gallery 801,
Minneapolis, MN

3 Artists In Residence, Launch Gallery, Toronto School of Art, Ontario, Canada

Rhythmic Sensation-Visual Sensation, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME (online) 

Geometric Abstraction, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME (online) 

College of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, St. Paul, MN

Kitchen Gate, Franconia Sculpture Park, Schafer, MN

Glass & Steel Models, Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, MN

The Big Painting Show, Thomas Barry Fine Arts,
Minneapolis, MN 

College of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, St. Paul, MN

Selected Collections

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

General Services Administration (GSA), Western Division, Kansas City, MO

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN

Collection of Caroline Myss, Chicago, IL

Collection of Dr. Mona Lisa Schultz, MD, PHD, Yarmouth, ME

Luther College, Decorah, IA

Amerada Hess Corporation, New York, NY

Arthur Anderson & Associates, Chicago, IL

Florida-Atlantic University, S.E. Wimberly Library,
Boca Raton, FL

First Bank, Minneapolis, MN

Northwest Corporation, Hopkins, MN

NYNEX Corporation, New York, NY

Prudential Life Insurance Corporation, Golden Valley, MN

Midwest Plaza, Minneapolis, MN


M.F.A. Drawing and Life Drawing
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

M.A. Figurative Drawing and Sculpture
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

B.A. Studio Arts
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

K-12 Art Licensure Program
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Pi Lamda Theta National Honor Society & Professional Association for Education  
Delta Phi Delta Arts Honor Society, St. Catherine University
2016 State of Minnesota K-12 Art License

Teaching Experience

Visual Arts Chair and Arts Education Specialist
Perpich Center For Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN
Design and map curriculum, coordinate five instructors, budget,     
teach studio classes: painting, drawing, sculpture, public art,
and electives: architecture and AP 2D Studio Design and advise
students for college and scholarship opportunities and portfolio

Scholastic Art & Writing Award As An Outstanding

Award for teacher dedication, commitment and guidance for student works selected for national honors.

Perpich Center For Arts Education, Golden Valley, MN

Artist In Residence and Department Chair
Hill-Murray School, Maplewood, MN
Designed and mapped curriculum for studio arts program for grades six through twelve and taught painting, drawing, digital imaging and portfolio development and quadrupled art class enrollment

International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Examiner

Studio Instructor
Roseville Area High School, Roseville, MN
Taught drawing, painting, fibers and printmaking

Studio Arts Department Chair
Roseville Area High School, Roseville, MN

Artist In Residence and Designer of Gathering Place Park
Northeast Middle School, Minneapolis, MN      
Directed 6th, 7th and 8th graders in the public art, public education and Service learning collaboration called, The Gathering Place:  A Student & Community Partnership

Lecturer at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 6 week series: Public Art:  Redefining Art, Artist and Spectator  

Adjunct Faculty

College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN                 
3D Foundations Instructor/Facilitator of Fall and Spring Orientations, 3D Workshop

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Graduate School of Business & Technology, Minneapolis, MN
Advertising Design

Guest Lecturer

American Institute of Architects Minnesota Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Windows Like The Earth Were Once Thought To Be Flat

Minnetonka Center For The Arts Contemporary Artists Series, Wayzata, MN

Minneapolis College of Art & Design Graduate Seminar, at the artist’s studio, St. Paul, MN

Women In The Arts Lecture Series at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

University of Minnesota School of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

Practicing Criticism In The Visual Arts, Cosponsored by Center For Arts Criticism and the Minnesota Arts Experience, St. Paul, MN

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Additional Professional Experience

Interviewed by Agence France-Presse, (AFP) about my St. Joan of Arc Scroll Medal

Public Art Focus Group Panelist, Culture Talks:  A Community    
and Cultural Planning Initiative, Office of the Mayor, Minneapolis, MN

Juror Panel, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Student Exhibition:  Visual Language, Minneapolis, MN

Guest Juror at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Minneapolis, MN

Guest Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design,

Invited to teach Advanced Painting one year, Minneapolis, MN