Fiber Artist

Weaving contemporary sculptural vessels since the mid 1970's exploring both natural and man-made materials, using traditional techniques in innovative ways. Lifelong learning, creating, teaching, selling.

Arts Advocate 

My personal and professional interests have consistently included advocating for support of the Arts, equal access and quality in arts education, equal opportunities for women and girls, the preservation of indigenous cultural art and craft traditions, and work as an advocate for fair trade to support economically disadvantaged crafts workers.

Juried and Group Exhibitions | Shows and Awards

Mesa Artist Studio Tour, Santa Barbara, CA, 2019 

National Basketry Organization Quarterly Review, Summer, 2016, Cover/Feature

Plymouth Congregational Church Fine Arts Gallery Two Person Exhibition, Apr. 24-May 31, 2016

Lake Minnetonka Magazine, Feature Article, April 2016 issue

National Basketry Organization Biennial Traveling Show, All Things Considered VIII, 2015

Land by Hand, A touring exhibition throughout Minnesota curated by Textile Center, Sept 2011-June 2012

Lake Minnetonka Annual Studio Tour, 2009-2016, Minnetonka, MN

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Foot in the Door Exhibition, 2010, Minneapolis, MN

Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Annual Members Show, MN, 2008-2016

Textile Center, Annual Member's Show, 2008-2016, Minneapolis, MN

Textile Center, Gallery Shop Sales, 2009-2016, Minneapolis, MN

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, 1991-93, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Annual Show and Sale, 1988-1994, Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor Art Association Gallery Shop, 1991-93, Ann Arbor, MI 

Michigan Weaver's Guild Conference, 1993, "Best Use of Color" Award, Ann Arbor, MI

Matthaei Botanical Gardens Show, 1992, "Birdhouse Contest" Award, Ann Arbor, MI

Oro Valley Arts Fair, 1984, Oro Valley, AZ

Education

BFA Art Education, University of Arizona, 1978

Life Long Learning in the Art and Craft of Basketry, Native American Studies, and Ecology

Current Affiliations

Textile Center of Minnesota, Past Board Member

National Basketry Organization

Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild