GRANTS / RESIDENCIES / VIRTUAL STUDIES

2021     MASTERCLASS ARTIST RESIDENCY WITH MICHAEL DAVID

             Two weeks, in-person residency at Castle Hill's Edgewood Farm, Truro, MA (Cape Cod)

2021, 2020     

             MICHAEL DAVID'S YELLOW CHAIR SALON VIRTUAL RESIDENCY - Brooklyn, NY and Castle Hill Arts Center Truro, MA

​             Includes discussions, presentations, one-on-one critiques with Michael David and guest artist portfolio critiques with Paul D'Agostino,

             Mark Milroy, Elisabeth Condon, and Glenn Goldberg

2021, 2020

             MICHAEL DAVID'S YELLOW CHAIR SALON VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS

​                  Paul D'Agostino: Art Writing I - Writing Artist Statements & Then Some

                  Paul D'Agostino: Art Writing II - Themes & Forms

                  David Cohen: Redefining the Canon: Contemporary Art Since the 1960s

2015     VERMONT STUDIO CENTER, Merit-Based Grant, Johnson, VT (attended February 2016)
2011     COMMUNITY ARTS OF ELMIRA RESIDENCY - Grant from the NYFA 


AWARDS
2015     OXFORD GALLERY JURORS AWARD, Rochester-Finger Lakes Biennial Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery & Museum
             Juror Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Atlanta's High Museum of Art 
2015     CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD, Southern Tier Biennial, Olean, NY
2013     SOLO SHOW AWARD, Gargiulo Fine Arts Foundation, Palm Coast, FL


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019     The Geography of Land & Waters, Miller-Fenwood Fine Art Gallery, Holland, MI

2019     Universal Current, Harrison Center's Speck Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 

​2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015     

             New & Selected Works, Oils By The Sea / ROCCAPRIORE Gallery, Provincetown, MA 
2013     The Clothesline Project, Hollingsworth Gallery, Palm Coast, FL


ARTIST TALKS
2016    
"Painting Through Grief", Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2015    
"The Geography of Color", Memorial Art Gallery & Museum, Rochester, NY
2011    
"The Clothesline As Series", Community Arts of Elmira, Elmira, NY


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021     New Narrative, A virtual exhibition at Castle Hill for the Arts, selections from the Yellow Chair Salon curated by Michael David

             Making: 200 Years,  Columbus, Indiana's Bicentennial Exhibition at The Workshop

2021, 2020, 2019    

            Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA (Cape Cod)

            Plum Contemporary Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

            411 Gallery 50 / 50 Exhibition, Columbus, IN 

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015     

             Oils By The Sea / Roccapriore Gallery, Provincetown, MA 
             Miller-Fenwood Fine Art & Restoration, Holland, MI

             Plum Contemporary Gallery, St. Augustine, FL

2017      Arts On Douglas - Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

              Southern Tier Biennial Exhibition, A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art, Olean, NY
2015      65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Biennial Exhibition,  Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

                The Gallery Store, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester,  Rochester, NY

                Southern Tier Biennial Juried Exhibition, A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art, Olean, NY
2014        STRUCTURE, Roan and Black Contemporary Gallery, Saugatuck, MI

                Grand Re-Opening Celebration/Exhibition, Plum Contemporary Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
                Oils By The Sea / Roccapriore Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2013       64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Biennial Juried Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
               Southern Tier Biennial Juried Exhibition, A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art, Olean, NY
2012       Arnot Art Museum, GALLERY GALA 2012  [ biennial invitational fundraiser ], Elmira, NY

2011       63rd Rochester-Finger Lakes Biennial Juried Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
               Southern Tier Biennial Juried Exhibition, A Regional Survey of Contemporary Art, Olean, NY


EDUCATION


WORKSHOPS

Art 2 Life Creative Visionary Program with Nicholas Wilton - 2016

Anne Packard, Painting the Landscape, Three Day Outdoor Workshop at the artist's home in Provincetown, MA  - 2015, 2014
Thomas R. Dunlay Plein Air Landscape Workshop, Seven Day Outdoor Workshop, Nantucket, MA - 2015, 2014
Cynthia Packard, Painting from Life (figure & stills), Intensive Three Day Workshop in Artist's Studio, Provincetown, MA - 2013, 2012, 2011
Harold Garde, Strappo Printmaking Technique 3-Day Workshop, New Smyrna Beach, FL - 2013
Tom Gargiulo, Print Making as Painting Artform, Palm Coast, FL - 2012
Kate Miller (MFA University of South Florida), Encaustics, SECCA School of Art, Palm Coast, FL - 2012
Foundational Figure Drawing, Richard Schreiner, (MFA Yale, Ph.D. Art Education Columbia University), SECCA School of Art, Palm Coast, FL - 2011
Color Theory, William (Bill) Brant, (MFA Syracuse, Professor Emeritus Mass Art), SECCA School of Art, Palm Coast, FL - 2010
Southeast Coalition of Contemporary Arts, 6 months one-on-one Study under John JJ Graham - 2010

            Abstract Expressionism: Oil Painting Techniques, Trouble Shooting & Traditions 
                   > Foundation Work: preparation, palette and premeditation 
                   > All About the Paint: viscosity, value & volume
                   > Studying the Abstract Expressionists and the Bay Area Figuratives
                   > Landscapes as Figures: use of layering, line, shape & color
                   > Painting the contemporary Portrait: Studying the masters and contemporary works of David Park & Lucien Freud

PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY
1979     BA Geography, Minor in Studio Art,  Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH


ORGANIZATIONS / ALLIANCES
Columbus Museum of Art & Design (CMAD) - Board Member, Columbus Indiana

​​​​ARTIST STATEMENT

I paint much like I drive my 1972 red MGB forty-miles out of my way to an apple farm with the top down on a crisp Fall day – knowing intuitively just when to shift gears as the shadows of tree limbs race across my sunglasses and I reach for the balance between properly maneuvering the tight curves and skidding uncontrollably off into the brush. It is from these moments cemented in memory that I pull from, creating diverse patterns and pathways found in the surrounding landscape, rooted in a mix of thick loam and limestone that I attempt to emulate using thick textured paint and a variety of odd garden tools and palette knives. Recently I have been journaling and writing poems about birds – how they communicate, each to a specific cadence, their relationships with the trees and brush that canopy their days - all as studied from my back porch while sharing coffee with my husband. In the stillness between our words I listen to the language, the language of birds as the wind kicks up and I think of those that have passed and wonder, are they here now?