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     B.A Magna cum laude, 1975, University of New Mexico

     Teacher Certification, 1986, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT



     Married, with four children

Gallery Affiliations

    Gallery 709, 709 Ronan St., Missoula MT

    River’s Mist Gallery  Stevensville MT

    Toucan Gallery, 2505 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 


 Exhibits and Shows 

    2022 - March- Group show Gallery 709 Missoula

    2020 - December- Solo Show Gallery 709 Missoula

    2018 - December- Solo Show Gallery 709 Missoula

                 April- Exhibition of Naif Art, Chagall House, Haifa, Israel

                 April- solo show, Berkshire Hathaway Gallery, Missoula MT

     2017 - May- Van der Plas Gallery show, New York City

                 February- Mardi Gras show, Livingston, MT

     2016 - December- solo show, Gallery 709

                  September- October Exposition d'Art naïf et singulier 2016 / Château de Waroux, Brussels, Belgium

                  June- Reg’Art Actuel Multidiscipline Exhibit, Belfroi de Bruges, Bruges, Belgium

                  June- Montana Professional Artist’s Show, Hamilton MT

     2015 - February- Heart of Art group show Stevensville MT

                  June- Montana Professional Artist’s group show, Hamilton MT

                  Solo show at Gallery 709, in October 2015

     2014 - October- Gallery 709, Images, Illustrations and Icons (Montana Art and Framing), 

     2013 - October- Solo Show River’s Mist Gallery, Stevensville, MT 

     2012 - November Solo show of sculpture and paintings Montana Art and Framing Gallery

     2011 - October “Memento Mori” Solo show at Montana Art and Framing Gallery, Missoula

     2010 - December Solo Show at Montana Art and Framing Gallery, Missoula

     2010 - September -solo Show at Ryniker-Morrison Gallery Rocky Mountain College, 

           Billings, MT                                                                       

     2007 - May June- Group show at Toucan Gallery, Billings MT

     2007 - April- May- Group show at Artisan’s Wares Gallery, Spokane WA

     2005 - January- March Big Horn Magic- Billings MT

     2005 - November- Flying Phoebes Doll Show, Houston, TX

     2004 - April- October- Grizzly Prowl, University of Montana, Missoula MT

     2004 - November -Flying Phoebes Doll Show, Houston, TX

     2003 - November- Flying Phoebes Doll Show, Houston

     2003 - April- Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT

     2002 - October- Flying Phoebes Doll Show, Houston TX

     2002 - December- Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT

     2000 - April - Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT     

     1998 - November- Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT

     1998 - August- Cafe des Poupees, New Orleans, LA

     1998 - April- Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT

     1997 - July - Horizons, Houston, TX

     1996 - April -Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT

     1995 - Aug- Parks Reece Gallery, Livingston, MT

     1995 - Aug/Sept- Polymer Clay Guild Traveling Exhibit-Quinn Gallery, Surry, Maine

     1995 - June- "Polymer Clay" Mind's Eye Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

          March -"Fantoccini"-Cold Mountain Gallery, Billings, MT

     1994 - June- Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, MT

          Sept/Nov- "Dollforms" Northwood Gallery, Midland, MI

     1993 - Sept/Oct- "The Figure in Fiber", Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

          Aug/Sept- "Wearable Art", Miller Art Center, Sturgeon Bay, WI

     1992 - Nov- "Artist's Cards", Earth Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

          Oct- "New World of Clay", Blue Skies Gallery, Hampton, VA

          Sept- "Flying Phoebes" Doll Show, Hayward, CA

          March- Solo Show- Cold Mountain Gallery, Billings, MT

     1991 - Nov- Group Show, Trappings, Missoula

           Sept- "Dollmaker's Magic" Palo Alto, CA

     1990 - Nov- Solo show of paintings, 1st Interstate Bank, Missoula, MT

     1989 - April- Solo show of wearable art, Hazel Foley Gallery, Missoula, MT

     1988 - May- Solo show of wearable art, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT

     1986 - Dec- "Toys Designed by Artists" Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AS

     1985 - Dec-"Toys Designed by Artists," Little Rock, AS

Theater Costume Design, etc.

     2009 - Masks for “Rigoletto” Missoula Lyric Opera Co.- August 

     1998 - February- Mask and Costumes for “A Perfect Ganesh” MSUB Drama Dept.

     1994 - April- Costumes for  "Colette," EMC Drama Dept.

     1993 - May-   Costumes for "All in Good Taste," EMC Drama Dept.

     1992 - Jan/ Feb- Costumes for "The Apple Tree," benefit for Zoo Montana at Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, MT


Published photos and articles


         “The Wind Wish” Children’s book

        400 Polymer Clay Designs   2004

           Irene Semanchuk Dean

           Lark Books (Sterling Publishing Co.) New York NY

        Polymer Clay      2002

            Exploring New Techniques and New Materials

           Georgia Sargeant and Celie Fago

           Rockport Publishing, Gloucester, MA

       Finishing the Figure        2001

           Susanna Oroyan

            C & T Publishing, Lafayette, CA 94549

        Artists at Work- Polymer Clay Comes of Age 1996

          Pierette Ashcraft and Lindly Haunani

          Flower Valley Press, Rockville, MD 


        Piecework Magazine September 2022

        Piecework Magazine, Spring 2018, “Cross-Knit Looping”

        Distinctly Montana Magazine, Fall 2017, “Layers of Meaning” article about my art

        TOSCA Magazine, ST Paul, MN, 2015, 2017

        Art Doll Quarterly Fall  2008 “Dia de Los Muertes”

        Contemporary Doll Collector Magazine, April/May 1995

             “A Marvel from Montana”

        Doll Life- April 1993

        Contemporary Doll - October, 1993

                                       - November. 1993

Poster Designs

         2018 IBJ Myanmar - Rights Awareness Poster design

                  IBJ Myanmar - Legal Defense Manual design

         2009 IBJ, Beijing, China - Rights Awareness Campaign Poster and Brochure  

         2008 International Bridges to Justice, Beijing, China - Juvenile Rights Poster

         2004 Missoula YWCA - “A Taste of Missoula” Poster

         2003 Missoula Public Library/ Head Start - Early Literacy Poster

         2001 Greenough Park - Centennial Poster


Awards & Acknowledgments

        2015 TOSCA Magazine named as Montana Artist of the Year

        The Incredible Clay Book

        Sherri Haab & Laura Torres

        Klutz Press, Palo Alto, CA 1994


Employment & Teaching History

     1975 - present

           self-employed as a free-lance artist and designer

     1977 - present

           Teacher of various art and craft classes for

           New Horizons, Adult Education, Miller Foundation,

           Yellowstone Art Center, YWCA, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT,  

           St. Joseph School, Missoula

     2002 - 2008 - Presenter of seminars for teachers for Alberta Bair Foundation, Billings, MT 

     2006 - 2013 - Rocky Mountain College Summer Art Academy, Billings, MT                                                                                    

     2007 - Co teacher for “Transformations” project, Missoula Art Museum

     2008 - Art teacher for Suzuki Institute, Missoula MT

     2010 - 2018 Art classes at the Missoula Art Museum, Mansfield Center, UM Campus,          

                         Missoula Continuing Education Program          

      2015 - present SPARK Artist, (Kennedy Center program in Missoula Public Schools)

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