C U R R I C U L U M    V I T A E

Solo Exhibits (Fairfield, Iowa)

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2013 (continuing)'Inextinguishable',Video Installation, formerly 'The Halo Project'
2013 'Birdwomen and Other Female Mythical Creatures' - Emerald Gallery, Iowa
2013 'The Feminine Revisited' - Emerald Gallery, Iowa
2012 The Halo Project - Outdoor projected exhibit, Fairfield Town Square (Fall '12)
2010 Southeast Iowa Artist Studio Tour
2010 The Halo Project - 400 portraiture photographs to date, Emerald Gallery
2010 Five Wives of Jacovan: The Paintings~The Story, Sweetwater Guesthouse
2009 The Feminine, Considered - 35 framed original works, Emerald Gallery
2009 God's Coloring Book - Photography Exhibit of India, Emerald Gallery
1998 Ana Maia - Sculpture exhibit, Heaven on Earth Gallery, Fairfield Iowa

Group Exhibits (Fairfield, Iowa)

2013 'Small is Great' -New Century Artists, Chelsea, NY
2013 The Husband/Wife Show -Emerald Gallery, Iowa
2013 Tuscon Residency Group Exhibit, Green Valley
2012 'Night of a Hundred Angels'Group Exhibit, Whelan Gallery,Laguna Beach,Ca.
2012 "Endurance" - Group Show following Storm Sandy - New Century, Chelsea, NY
2012 Gallery Representation - Teeple Hansen Gallery
2011-12 Gallery Representation - WaterColor Gallery of Laguna Beach
2010 Fairfield Pastel Artists - Iowa State Bank
2010 Women Artists of Fairfield - Teeple Hansen Gallery
2009 Angels On High - The Light of God exhibit, Emerald Gallery, 3-artist collaborative installation
2009 Flower Thoughts - Fairfield Beautification Project, 3-artist collaborative public art mosaic
2007 Annual International Small Works Show
2005 Student Show - Bill Teeple Studio

Community Arts Advocacy/Gallery Owner

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2003-present Owner and Curator, Emerald Gallery, Fairfield, Iowa, representing local, regional, and international artists with emphasis on international artists and fair trade crafters

2002-present ArtLife Society, Founder and Director, a nonprofit community arts organization, supporting creative thinking, expression, programs, events and enterprises that encourage living life itself as a work of art.

2003-2008 Annual International Small Works Show, presented by ArtLife Society, hosted by Emerald Gallery. During the seven years the event represented over 300 world artisans.

2007 Fairfield Mural Project - Design & implementation director for Fairfield's first large public mural, by internationally acclaimed muralist Eleanor Yates, The Fairfield Puzzle.

2002-2006 1st Fridays Art Walk - Founder and Director, (through ArtLife Society leadership). Fairfield was transformed from a town of a few art venues to a cohesive collection of 22 arts exhibition spaces, showcasing local, regional, national and international artists, positioning Fairfield to receive the Iowa Tourism Event of the Year in 2007. Event continues strong to date under new leadership.

2003-2005 October Morning, introducing, organizing, and fostering an arts & crafts community festival

2003-2006 Women for Women - Four consecutive years of an annual event uniting local female musicians and an all-women audience, raising awareness and funds for the Ottumwa Regional Crisis Center.

2003, 2004 Youth in Arts Opportunities, Beatbox Youth Center Preparing Your Artwork for Exhibit, Exhibiting to the Public

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2007 SEVA Award, Women for Women, Iowa Community Service
2006 Fairfield Citizen's Award, Mayor of Fairfield Recognition


1976 Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California, B.A Human Development
Elementary Education California Teaching Credential
Early Childhood Education California Teaching Credential

Additional Select Art Studies

2010 John Preston, pastel study
2010 Martyn Webber, Lightroom photo editing intensive
2010 Creative Arts Institute, Iowa, Carolyn Waksman, photography
2010 Cecile Houel, France, pastel portraiture intensive
2004 Mary Whyte, S. Carolina, narrative figure
2002 Bill Teeple, Iowa, workshop, landscape plein air
2001 Lynne Marshall, North Carolina, figure drawing
1992 Chris Bennett, sculpture, Master Instructor, Iowa, figurative work


Born in Michigan, raised in California, moved to Iowa in 1981.

Information Upon Request

Phone: 641.919.8155