Curriculum Vitae

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2011-22     Workshops with Internationally Recognized Glass Artists

Lisa Becker, Mark Abdigaard, Evelyn Gottschall Baker, Alicia Lomne, Carol Milne

2020     The Language of Color, Mark Eanes

2018     Painting the Sacred, Carrie Bloomston

1997     BGS in Communications & Linguistics, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE

1995     AAS in Sign Language Interpreting, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA

Awards and Honors

2013     3rd Place, Omaha Artists Inc. (Judged by Rachel Mindrup)

Solo Exhibitions

2025    Shoes as Storytellers, Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center, Hiddenite, NC

2025    Shoes as Storytellers, Clear Lake Arts Center, Clear Lake, IA

2023    Worth a Thousand Words / Shoes as Storytellers, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC

2022     Before We’re Gone, Canton Public Library, Canton, NC

2020    Before We’re Gone, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, Omaha NE

2018     Before We’re Gone, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha NE

2017     Happy Memories, Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, NE

2015     Recycled Jungle, Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, NE

Public Installation Projects

2018     Stormy’s Quarters, Mural, Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Gretna, NE

2018     Under the Sea Mural, Heartland Hope Mission (Collaboration – Girl Scout Gold Award), Omaha, NE

2015     Drallim, Village Pointe Shopping Center, Omaha, NE (commission)

2014     Aquarium at the Pointe, Village Pointe Shopping Center, Omaha, NE (commission)

Group Exhibitions 

2023    International Biennale of Glass 2023, Sofia, Bulgaria (Accepted)

2023    Expanding Boundaries, Contemporary Glass Society Online Exhibition

2022    I AM: Identity. Stories. Connections, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC

2022    Art Across Haywood, Waynesville Public Library, Waynesville, NC

2022 TRACE 2022: An Exploration of Sustainable Glass Art, Glass Art Society, Online

2019     American Craft Council Wholesale and Retail Shows (Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul)

2018     Art Feeds the Soul, Gallery 92 West, Fremont, NE

2017     Go West, Gallery 92 West, Fremont, NE

2017     Nebraska 150, Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice NE

2017     Human / Nature (Surface Design Association NE) Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE

2015-16    Architexture, Regional Show Studio Art Quilt Associates Nebraska (traveling)

2014     Under Foot and Beyond Site, Columbus Art Gallery, Columbus, NE

2014 Local Fibers: Art Quilts, Sculptures, and Weavings, Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery, Omaha, NE

2013     Omaha Artists Inc Spring Show, The Designers, Omaha, NE

Public Collections

The People’s Tree 2022, Washington, DC

Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice, NE


Contemporary Glass Society: Glass Slippers, July 2023

Rapid River Magazine: The Vibrant Colors in Glass Art, January 2023

Surface Design Journal: In Review, Human/Nature:Nebraska Surface Design Association Group Show, Summer 2017 (pdf)

Studio Art Quilt Associates: SAQA Featured Region: Nebraska, The Mouse That Roars, May 2017

Surface Design Association Blog: The Business of Art: Framing & Finishing Your Work, April 2016.

Nebraska Cultural Endowment: Smiling Turtle Art Spot is My Livelihood, Jan 2015

Omaha World Herald: Art takes you under the sea, Feb 2014

Related Professional Experience

2022         Volunteer/Docent, Haywood County Arts Council, Waynesville, NE

2018-21 Curator, Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, NE

2017-18    Producer, Holly Jolly Boutique, Omaha, NE

2013-18    Guest Instructor, Fremont Area Art Association, Fremont, NE

2013-21     Collaborative Artist, ArtVenture, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

2014          Judge, Silver Palette Show , Bellevue Artists Association, NE

2014          Artist Talk, Braided River Quilt Guild, Bellevue, NE

2013-16    Gallerist, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

2011-14     Try-It Workshop Leader, Omaha Creative Institute, Omaha, NE

Curatorial Projects

2017     Human/Nature, Surface Design Association Nebraska, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE

2014     Spoke and Art, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

2013    Turtles as Totems, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

2012     Artists for Hope Gallery Show, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE