Making art is my journey of creative self-expression;  an evolving exploration of a broad range of ideas that incorporate spirituality, empathy for all life and the environment, the sub-conscious and my own reality. I continue to be challenged by the exploration of new perceptions and techniques.

2015: “The Sky Above”, solo painting exhibit, Cliff Dwellers Club, Chicago, IL; “The Base Line”, nationally juried group show, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014: “Borderless”, group show, Addison Art Center, Addison, IL

2013: “Inchworks”, group show, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL; CWCA Members Show, Chicago, IL

2012: Women’s History Month, CWCA at Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL; group show, Gallery 1837, Chicago, IL

2011: “Fine Art of Friends”, Fine Arts Building, Chicago, IL; “From Frida To Artemisia”, Koehnline Museum, Oakton Comm. Col., Desplaines, IL; “Element Flux”, Jackson Junge Gallery, Ch., IL; CWCA Members’ Show, Tom Robinson Gallery, Ch., IL; “Caffeine V”, Triangle Art Ctr., Ch., IL2010: “Chicago, Bold and Personal”, juried group show, Anita Miller Gallery, Ch., IL; Caffeine IV, group show, Murphy Hill Gallery, Ch., IL; CWCA, Midwest Juried Group Show “Off Center,” ARC Gallery, Ch, IL: CWCA members’ show, Tom Robinson Gallery, Ch., IL; Highland Park Art Walk, Highland Park, IL

2009: Chicago Artists’ Month, Open Studios, 317 W. Howard, Evanston, IL; Evanston Art Walk, Evanston, IL, juried exhibit,; CWCA, members’ exhibit, Ch., IL; “The Emotional Body”, internationally juried group show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Caffeine III, gr. show, Peter Jones Gallery, Ch.

2008: Solo Juried Exhibit, Friends of Wilmette Public Library, Wilmette, IL Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL; “Café Paris to Café Chicago”, Artists’ Breakfast group show, August House Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007: Juried Art Show, Friends of Wilmette Library, Wilmette, IL

2006: Artists of Rogers Park at the Heartland Café, Chicago, IL

2005: Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists’ Coalition Annual Members’ Show, Chicago, IL; “Reflections”, Spring Benefit Show, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL; “Moments”, group show, Heartland Café, Chicago, IL; “Artists Studios Show, Glenwood Arts Fest, Chicago, IL

2004: “War and Peace”, juried group show, Gallery 415, Chicago; Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL; Rogers Park Open Studio Walk, Glenwood Arts Fest, Chicago, IL; “Houses of Inspiration”, Spring Benefit Show, TAC, Highland Park, IL; “Rock, Paper, Scissors”, group show, TAC, Highland Park, IL; Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL

2003: Two Person Exhibit, Cortland-Leyton Gallery, Chicago; Chicago Artists’ Month, Open Studio Show , 317 W. Howard Studios, Evanston, IL; “Animal Images”,juried group show, Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL; “Planet Earth: Landscapes and Vistas”, juried group show , Prairie State College, Chicago Hghts, IL; Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL

2001: “Artists who Teach”, group show, Marwen Foundation, Chicago, IL

1999: Illinois Art Education Association Annual Members’ Juried Electronic Show, Chicago, IL

1996: Exhibitor, First Annual Newberry Festival of the Arts, Chicago, IL

1990: “The Prairie, The Lake and The City”, Evanston and Vicinity Exhibition, EAC, Evanston, IL


2013: “Stories We Tell,” catalogue, nationally juried show, Phoenix Gallery, NYC

2011: Il Arts Council IAS Pro. Development Grant, CAAP Grant, Chicago Office of Culture and Tourism

2010: Panel member, “Chicago Bold and Personal” Fine Arts Bldg., Ch., IL
2007: Second Place Ribbon, Friends of Wilmette Library, annual juried show

2004: C.A.A.P. Grant, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL;
Featured on Chicago Cable Access T.V. documentary, “Explore the Arts on Howard”

2003: C.A.A.P. Grant, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL;
Listed in Art in America, guide to artists and museums

1989: Neighborhood Arts Program Grant, Chicago Office of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL

1988: Residency, Ragdale Foundation for Writers and Artists, Lake Forest, IL;
2nd Prize, art competion, Committee to Save St. Mary of the Angels, Ch., IL
Commissioned drawing, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

1987: Finalist, Bunting Institute Fellowship, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
Reviewed, Gloucester Times, Gloucester, MA, 10/22/87

1981: Illustrations for Towle Manufacturing Company, Boston, MA

1977-78: Artist-in-Residence, C.E.T.A. funded Brockton Arts Colloquium, Brockton, MA

1975: Illustrations for Draper Printing Company, Boston, MA

1970: Teaching Fellowship, Art Education, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.


2006: Art workshops for children, Signature of Art Gallery, Glencoe, IL

1990-2002: Art teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

1988: Watercolor instructor, adult ed., Neighborhood Arts Program Grant, Chicago, IL; Watercolor instructor, adult ed., Bucktown Fine Arts Group, Chicago, IL
Instructor, Artists’ Workshops for Children, National Louis University, Ctr. For Gifted Children, Evanston, IL

1984: Watercolor instructor, adult education, Leventhal-Sidman J.C.C., Newton, MA

1968-69, 1970: Elementary art teacher & curriculum designer, Attleboro Public Schools, Attleboro, MA


M.A.T. Program, Dept, of Art Ed., Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, R.I.

B.A. in Art, Brown University, Providence, R.I.

Also studied at: School of the Art Institute (student-at-large, painting); Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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