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Education

 

MFA-Ceramics May '94
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
BFA-Ceramics May '91
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

 

Awards, Grants, Public Art Installations

 

Inspiration Way , City of Tamarac Florida Public installation 2021-2022

Omnium Gatherum Alpharetta, Georgia  Public Installation 2019-2020

Florida Outdoor Sculpture competition  Public Installation 2018
Southeastern Guide Dogs 
Super Hero's on Parade  (2) Public Installations  2017
"Spotlight on Clay" American Craft exhibition Hanson Gallery Houston TX Best of show
Rosen Buyers Market of American Craft Philadelphia Pa Emerging Artist Award
Florida Individual Artist state grant competition Honorable Mention

National Society of Arts and Letters 

Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund  (2) years ) Grant Funding 

Gallery Representation, Exhibitions

J and J Gallery
Venice Art center
Manatee Art center
American Fine Craft show – Sarasota FL
Vincent Williams Gallery St. Petersburg Beach , FL
St. Armand's Gallery St Armand's Circle, FL
Hanson Gallery, Houston TX -Best of Show "Spotlight on Clay" American Craft exhibition
Archway Gallery, Houston TX juried exhibition
18 Hands Gallery Houston,TX "Illuminations" juried exhibition
The Great Frame Up League City, TX
Clear Lake Arts Alliance, Clear Lake TX juried exhibition
Mary's Art and Frame Kemah, TX
Paradise City Show, Fort Lauderdale,FL juried exhibition
Metro One Gallery, Ephraim,WI
Art and Soul Gallery Sarasota FL
Minds Eye Gallery Michigan
Florida Craftsman Gallery St. Petersburg,FL
Crafts National 31 Zoller Gallery Philadelphia, PA juried exhibition
Mayfair By The Lake Lakeland FL juried exhibition
Key West Style Gallery Gulfport FL
Craft Art Tampa, FL juried exhibition
Kathleen Carrillo Gallery Towles Court Artist Colony - solo exhibition Sarasota,FL
Hope Gallery Atlanta, GA
Iota Gallery Dallas,TX
Home Accents Boutique Clearwater, FL
Margaret Skaggs Gallery St Petersburg,FL
River Place South Carolina juried exhibit
Westchester College New York "Shrines as Contemporary Art Forms

Press, published images , news

Sea Cows by the Sea Sarasota Public Art Presentation

Sarasota Herald Tribune 2017

Sarasota Herald Tribune 2000

Niche Magazine Spring Issue 1999

Eclipse Magazine 1999

Sarasota Herald Tribune 1996

St. Petersburg Times 1995

Artists Statement 

My subject matter has remained rooted in themes of nature, feminine beauty and animals. Sculpture's are created with the intent of bringing a figure to life that is

both whimsical and elegant simultaneously. A successful piece exudes something

of a life force in an apparent though ephemeral personality.

The paradox in the work that the up cycled material is commonly disposed of in

ways that effect the very creatures I am creating is important to me.

One artistic goal is for my work to speak, draw attention to the use of recycled materials (that are intentionally not obvious) :  That all works made from recycled material do not have to look like the recycled parts they were crafted from

 in the final work.  I am saddened by what is happening to our wildlife and

environment and create my work in  an intuitive manner of conversation  

between up cycled / recycled  materials mixed with compounded cement,

steel  and a strong affinity:  appreciation for all things in nature.