M.F.A., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, April 1977. Major area: ceramics. Course work included fibers, sculpture and art theory. Work included in graduate show received the Beaux Arts Designer/Craftsman Mixed Media award in September of 1977. Recipient, Jurors Prize, E.M.U. Student Exhibition, 1976.
B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. April 1975.
Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan. 1971-1972
1978 - Present Professor, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan. Department Chair 1990-2001.
Summer study at Arrowmont School, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Oxbow, Anderson Ranch, Penland School of Crafts, Ragdale Foundation and Parsons School of Design, (Workshop in Japan), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Women=s Studio Workshop,
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GRANTS AND AWARDS:
Lenawee Arts Award, mentorship in the visual arts, April 2010
Outstanding Citizen of the Year, Salvation Army, organizing Empty Bowls project, May 2010
Amelia Earhardt Award, Zonta of Adrian, guiding girls with art, February 2009
Ross Newsom Award for Outstanding Teaching, August 2004
Award of Merit and Purchase Prize, Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Arts Midland, MI 2002
Joan Yellin Horvitz Award, Focus: Fiber 2002, Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio
Best of Show, Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, 2002
Jurors Award, Art on Paper, Gallery on the Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 2000
Fourth Prize, Michigan Finearts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan, 2000
Exceptional Merit Award, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan, 1996
Second Prize, Celebrate Michigan Artists, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 1994
Awarded, Michigan Council for the Arts, $10,000 Creative Artists Grant, 1991
Recipient, Lilly Foundation Grant, $5,000 for acquisition of equipment and development of skills in papermaking. January 1990
Mixed Media Award, Michigan/Ontario VI, Michigan Artists Equity, June 1985.
Installation Award, The Detroit Council for the Arts and the NEA, May 1984.
Jurors Award, Dimensions, On Site, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, June 1982.
Installation Award, Michigan Foundation for the Arts, Feb 1982, May 1984.
Grant Awards, Michigan Council for the Arts, 1982, 1991
University of Windsor, Albion College, Indiana State University, Bradley University, Wayne State University, Marshall University, Western Kentucky University, Sweet Briar College, Michigan Handweavers Guild, Michigan Mud 2003, Artists Among Us: Saline District Library