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About

14-panel-glass-enamel-copperAfter receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Illinois, I studied Copper Enameling with Richard Loving at the Art Institute of Chicago. A Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Northwestern University in 1978 completed my formal arts education. I have also acted and directed professionally and have been a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

“The Arts are my lifelong passion. Copper enameling captures and celebrates light and color and depth that transforms any space. Many of my enameled pieces are designed like musical compositions: colors overlay and peek through each other, revealing lush depths under a smooth shiny surface. Just as jazz and chamber musicians explore, dialogue, and trade musical themes from one instrument to another, so color moves from one area to another on the copper. It is exhilarating to explore the evolution of a composition as each successive layer adds luminosity and depth. Each composition is unique and intended to stimulate your imagination.”

Select Exhibitions and Awards

2016: SOFA, Chicago
2016: Gallery of Modern Masters, Sedona, AZ
2016: White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2015: Architectural Digest Home Show, NYC
2015: SOFA, Chicago
2015: Wayne Fine Art Museum, Wayne, PA
2015: Tempe Contemporary Fine Art
2014: Architectural Digest Home Show, NYC
2014: SOFA, Chicago
2014: Materials Hard and Soft, Denton, TX
2012: Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL, Women on Top
2011: Morgan Contemporary Art Glass, Pittsburg, PA
2011: Alchemy: Conference, Gatlinburg, TN
2011: Ocean Galleries; Women in Art, Avalon, NJ
2011: Tohono Chul: Tucson, Monsoon Show, Tucson, AZ
2010 – 2011: Philabaum Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2009: L’Attitude Gallery, Boston, MA

2016:  National NICHE Finalist
2013: Best of Show – the Colors of Copper, Clifton, AZ
2013: Juror Award Mesa, AZ Contemporary Art Museum
2011: National NICHE Winner– Enameling on Metal
2010: Best in Show: – Mamaroneck, NY Art Guild

Education

Classes in enameling, metal sculpture, watercolor painting
MFA: Theatre, Northwestern University 1978
BFA: Art; University of Illinois

Feature Articles

2013 Tucson Lifestyle Feature
2011: Glass on Metal, National Publication
2011: Sandpaper North, Avalon, NJ
2010: Explorer News, Tucson, AZ

Current Gallery Representation

Piece Gallery, Vail, CO
PISMO Fine Art Glass, Denver, Aspen, CO; Vail, CO
Tucson Museum of Art Store, Tucson, AZ
VIR Gallery and Jewelry, Tucson, AZ  delete underline
White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR