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Education

2013 MFA Candidate, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduated High Honors, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

Teaching Experience

2013 Spring Term Instructor of Record, Fundamentals of Painting and Drawing, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012 Guest Lecturer, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012 Guest Presenter and workshop instructor, with Willow Bader, Daniella Woolf, Phyllis Evans and Douglas Mehrens, Lecture, Panel discussion and 2 Workshops, IEA encaustiCon™ 2012, San Antonio, Texas.

2012 Fall Term Instructor of Record, Fundamentals of Painting and Drawing, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012 Spring Term Instructor of Record, Painting I and Fundamentals in Painting and Drawing, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012 Encaustic Private Workshop Instructor, January and May, Ava Gallery and Art Education Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

2005-Present Teaching Faculty, R and F Encaustics, seven locations, Lawrence KS, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Chicago, Texas (San Antonio and Austin), Kansas and New York Workshop Studios.

2012 Guest Critic, Midterm Finales with Karen McCoy, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.

2012 Encaustic Instructor, R & F Paint 3 Day Workshop, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 Visiting Artist, Dia De Las Muertas, Say Si, San Antonio, Texas.

2011 Visiting Artist &Native American Panel Discussion, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

2011 Fall Term Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Painting I-IV, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 Visiting Guest Artist, Speaking to Undergraduates in Arts Principles and Practices, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 Spring Term Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Painting I-IV, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2010 Fall Term Instructor of Record, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Painting I-IV, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2010 Artist in Residence, Saint Edwards School, Vero Beach, Florida.

2007 Guest Lecturer, Majestic Ranch Arts Foundation, Boerne, Texas.

2003-'07 Teaching Position, Encaustic Painting Workshops, Continuing Studies, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2003 Visiting Critic, Painting Department, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

Awards

2012 PEO Individual Project Grant, Lawrence Kansas Chapter.

2012 Best of Show, Contemporary Indigeneity, Great Plains Art Museum, Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

2011 Thomas A Klaverkamp Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2010 Daniel MacMorris Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2007 Nominee, Mellon Foundation Grant, Boston, Massachusetts.

2004 Finalist, Artist's Advancement Grant, Greater Seacoast Community Foundation, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

2002 Ilene F. Elowitch Endowed Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2001 Charles E. Culpeper Endowed Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2001 Juried Exhibition 2000-2002 Catalog, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2000 Summer Grant, chosen to work with Michael Mazur, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

2000 Beatrice Gilmore Foundation Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

1999 Bachelors of Fines Arts Juried Exhibit, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.

1999 Geary Brewing Label Scholarship, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.

Publications

2011 New American Paintings MFA Edition, Boston, Massachusetts.

Exhibitions & Gallery Representation

2013 Solo, Bemis Foundation Regional Juried Exhibition, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska.

2013 Solo, Unidentified, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2013 Woman Stands With A Fist, Curated by Ryan Rice, The Museum of the Contemporary Native American, Sante Fe, New Mexico.

2013 Solo, TSKW Gallery, The Studios of Key West Gallery, Key West, Florida.

2003 - '13 Pierogi Flat Files, Pierogi Gallery, Williamsburg, New York.

2012 Selected Exhibiting Artist for Past, Memory, Nostalgia, Santorini Biennale of Arts 2012, Santorini, Greece.

2012 International Juried Exhibition‏, Juror Paula Berg Owen, IEA EncaustiCon 2012, San Antonio, Texas.

2012 Solo, KWU Gallery, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, Kansas.

2012 MFA National Competition, Juror John Yau, First Street Gallery, Chelsea, New York City.

2012 Contemporary Indigeneity, Juror Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Great Plains Art Museum, The University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2012 Jurors Award, chosen by Shannon Stratton, Bemis Foundation Regional Juried Exhibition, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska.

2012 MECA PAINTERS 10 YEARS LATER, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2012 Earth: Language and Symbols, Cara and Cabeza Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.

2012 Flat Iron Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2011 Converging Identities, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 MFA Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror Suzanna Coffey, First Street Gallery, Chelsea, New York, New York.

2011 Flat Iron Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2011 Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

2011 Visual Territory, Sherry Leedy Curator, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, Kansas.

2011 Contemporary Native Exhibition, Ava Gallery, Dartmouth College, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

2010 Visible/Invisible, University of New Hampshire Galleries, Durham, New Hampshire.

2010 Woman Made Gallery, International Group Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois.

2010 Living Among Us II, Mill Brook Gallery, Concord, New Hampshire.

2010 Native American's Northeast, Curated by George C. Longfish, Maine.

2002- '11 Maine Cottage Furniture, Yarmouth, Maine, Charlotte, North Carolina, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

2009 First People of the Northeast, Concord, New Hampshire.

2009 Above and Below, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2009 Three Graces Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

2006 - '08 George Marshall Gallery, gallery representation, York, Maine.

2006 - '07 Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

2007 Fusion: Encaustic Exhibition, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2007 Women and Wax, Walking Man Gallery, Whitefish, Montana.

2007 The Enormous Tiny Art Show, Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH.

2005 First Fine Arts Invitational, Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, Mashantucket, Connecticut.

2005 Momentum, George Marshall Gallery, York, Maine.

2005 Threads, Gina Adams & Shiao Ping Wang, Salmon Falls Village Gallery, Rollinsford, New Hampshire.

2004 Two Person Show, Painting and Glass, Filament Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2004 Solo Exhibit, Pump House Arts Exhibition Center, Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

2003 Alumni/ae Exhibit, Curated by William Pope L., Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.

2003 Accord V, George Marshall Gallery, York Harbor, Maine.

2002 Solo Exhibit, University of New England Gallery, Biddeford Pool, Maine.

2002 PAINTING'S EDGE, Parks Exhibitions Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California.

Curatorial Experience

2012-2013 SUA and Campus Galleries Curator, Memorial Unions, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011-2012 Campus Galleries Curator, Memorial Unions, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 Curator, Mary Ann Jordan's and Tanya Hartman's offices, Visual Arts Building, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2003-'05 Curator, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine.

2003 Curatorial Assistant, Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

2002 Co-Curator, Enough Twist, Maine Fiber Arts Festival, Clapp House, Portland, Maine.

2002 Curator, Faculty Exhibit, York Public Library, York, Maine.

2000-2002 Curatorial Intern, George Marshall Gallery, York Harbor, Maine.

2001 Curator, Maine College of Art Summer Show, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Related Work Experience

2012 SUA Fine Arts Advisor, Memorial Unions Corporation, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012 Developer and Facilitator, Wall Mural done by Thomas Richmond, The Studio at Hashinger Hall, on the University of Kansas Campus, sponsored by Montana Paint, and the Memorial Unions Corporations, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012-2013 Chair of Student Board, SOTA School of the Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2012 Artist Lecture, Ava Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

2011-2012 Student Board Member and Chair of Professional Development, SOTA School of the Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2011 Artist Lecture, Say Si, San Antonio, Texas.

2011 Contributing Writer, Lost At E Minor Blog, www.lostateminor.com/

2011 Guest Speaker, University in the Art Museum Event, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

2006-'09 Member of Board of Trustees, Committees included Alumni Affairs, Art Honors and Advancement, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2007 Panelist with Joanne Mattera on the importance of Encaustic Painting, in conjunction with "Fusion" two encaustic exhibitions at Greenhut Gallery and the June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2007 3rd Annual Alumni Print Session, Host and creator, with visiting artist, Barbara Rita Jenny. A group of 10 juried alumni printmakers gathering to make a suite of prints for Meca's annual fund, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2005-'06 Alumni Representative, Fundraising & Auction Committees, Board of Trustees, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2006 2nd Annual Alumni Print Session, with visiting artist, and Guggenheim fellow, Eric Hongisto. A group of 10 juried alumni printmakers gathering to make a suite of prints for Meca’s annual fund, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2005 1st Annual Alumni Challenge, Because of my efforts, the alumni participation in the Annual Fund was raised by 81% in one academic year, Fundraising & Auction Committees, Board of Trustees, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2005 Founder of 1st Annual Alumni Print Session, with visiting artist Laurie Lundquist. A group of 10 juried alumni printmakers gathering to make a suite of prints for Meca’s annual fund, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2004-'06 Founder and Events Coordinator, Two Annual Open Studios Events, Salmon Falls Artists Mill, Rollinsford, New Hampshire.

2004 Artist's Path Panel Speaker, Alumni Weekend, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2004 Alumni Representative, Board of Trustees, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2004 Guest Speaker on "The Spiritual in Abstract Art", WIGOUT International, Holiday Inn, Portland, Maine.

2004 Visiting Artist, Printmaking Department, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2000 Student representative to the Board of Trustees, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

Residencies and Travel Research

2013 One Month Artist Residency, The Studios of Key West, Key West, Florida.

2012 Bemis Center, Omaha, Nebraska.

2008-2010 Travel Research through the Southwest United States, Anasazi Sites.

2006 Ojibwa Language Immersion, Turtle Creek Reservation, North Dakota.

2006 Research Work on location with the Maori of New Zealand and the Australian Aboriginals

2002 Painting's Edge, Selected by Claremont's Roland Reiss, Idyllwild, California.

2000 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Monoprint intensive with Michael Mazur, Provincetown, Massachusetts.