1988 MFA, Painting & Drawing, University of New Mexico
1986 MA, Painting & Drawing, University of New Mexico
1984 BFA, Painting & Drawing, University of Tennessee
2012 R& F handmade Paints, Kingston, NY Advanced Encaustics
2010 Cold Wax Painting Workshop with Rebecca Crowell, West Main Artists Cooperative
2008 R&F Handmade Paints, Encaustic Workshop, Atlanta, GA
2001/2005 Arrowmont School of Crafts, Wood Bookbinding
with Dan Essig, 2001, Alida Fish, 2005
2000 Visual Studio Workshops Summer Institute, Artists’ Books with Joan Lyons, Rochester, NY
1999/2003 Penland School of Crafts, Printmaking and Papermaking
1995 The Academy of Realist Art, Figure Drawing Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, Summer,1995
1990 – 2016 Converse College, Department of Art, Spartanburg, SC
Position: Charles A Dana, Professor of Studio Art
2003 – 2013, 1993 – 1997, Chairperson
2006 – 2016, NASAD Accreditation Coordinator
Awards 2013 Creative and Professional Achievement Faculty Award
2006 O’Herron Award for Faculty Excellence
2009 –
South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts Discovery Summer Program
Visual Arts Master Teacher, Drawing and Book Arts
1988 –
Shippensburg University, Department of Art, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor, painting and drawing
1986 –
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM,
Teaching Assistant, 2-D design and painting
2009 – 2016 West Main Artists Cooperative, Founder,
Board Member
2016 Program and Facility Evaluator, review of Self-Study, Piedmont College, Demorest, GA
2015 Site Evaluator Training Workshop, NASAD, Houston, TX
2015 New Art Facility Consultant, Department of Art History and Art, Wofford College/td>
2013 Program and Facility Evaluator, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
2010 SC Department of Education, Art Education Program analysis, Bob Jones University, Greenville
2010 Program and Facility Evaluator, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
1992 – 1999 SC Governor’s School for the Arts,
Adjudicator for the summer and high school programs
1992 – present Juror for professional and educational arts organizations
2008 Studio Camnitzer, Valdottavo, Italy (June)
2011 Residency Fellowship, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia (also, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000)
1997/2001 Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2000 Winterthur, Switzerland Residency Award, Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg, Cultural Exchange Program
2007 – 2015 Book Arts Workshop, The Creativity Institute Workshop, Converse College
2014 Encaustic Workshop, Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
2010/2011 Introduction to Encaustic Wax Painting, The West Main Artists Cooperative, Spartanburg, SC
2006 Book Arts Workshop, private residency, Tryon, NC
2004 Book Arts Workshop, private residency, Mt. Pleasant, SC
2003 Book Arts Workshop, SC Art Therapy Association
2003 Introduction to Book Arts, Spartanburg Museum of Art
2003 Book Arts Workshop, The Spartanburg Day School
2002 Introduction to Book Arts and Binding Methods, The Print Studio South, Charleston, SC
2001 Drawing Workshop, Huntington College, Indiana
1996 – 1999 Drawing Workshop, Anderson Univ., Winthrop Univ., Gibbs Museum of Art, Charleston, UT Chattanooga.
2016 Adios Amigos: From South Carolina to New Mexico, West Main Artists Cooperative, Spartanburg, SC
2015 Teresa Prater, Artist Books, Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC
2014 Expressions in Wax, Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
2013 Recent Encaustic Paintings, Union University, Germantown, TN
2012 Charcoal Drawings, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
2009 Portraits in Wax, Guild Gallery, Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC
Following Inanna: A Sabbatical Journey, Milliken Gallery, Converse College
2006 Book and Paper, Mitchell Community College, NC
2004 Book and Paper, Anderson College, Anderson, SC
2003 One person show, North Greenville College, Tigerville, SC
2002 Book and Paper, The SC Governors School for the Arts, Greenville
2001 Seven Gates of Rituals, Spartanburg Museum of Art
2001 Figurative Drawings, Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana
2015 Selenophilia, West Main Artists Cooperative, Spartanburg, SC
2014 Converse College Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Aiken Center for Arts, Aiken SC
2013 Some Like It Hot: Encaustic Art in the Upstate, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC
2012 Artists Among Us: One Hundred Artists in Spartanburg, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
2011 Celebrating the Book, McMaster Gallery, University of SC, Columbia invitational
2010 February Heat, Encaustic Paintings, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC
Equine Expressions, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
2009 The Spiritual Image in Contemporary Art, , Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
2008 Strings of Pearls: 30 Years of Upstairs Art, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
2007 Book and Paper, Wingate University, Charlotte, NC, three-person exhibition
2006 In The Teacher’s Studio: Upstate Arts Faculty, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, SC
2005 Southeast Association of Book Arts Exhibition, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC
2004 An Open Book, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio, Juried
Life By the Book, ArtSpace, University of Virginia, invitational
2003 Allegory, Sawtooth Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, Invitational
A Reader’s Art 3, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing Michigan , Invitational
2002 Pyramid Atlantic National Book Exhibition, Built by Hand, 1111 Sculpture Gallery, Washington DC
2002 Art of Bookmaking Exhibition, Print Studio South, Saul Alexander Gallery, Charleston Library
The Art of the Book, The University of Indianapolis, juried, Merit Award
2001 Speaking Volumes: The University Books Arts Invitational, The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA
Art by the Book National Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville, Tennessee, juried
Expressions, Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC, Invitational
2000 Three-person Exhibition, Alte Kaserne, Winterthur, Switzerland
** See full resume for exhibitions prior to 2000.
2010 Quartet for the End of Time, by Olivier Messiaen – Creation of a body of encaustic paintings and projected presentation with faculty from music and theater at Converse College. Four performances.
2012 SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), Paper presentation, Matter Matters: Encaustic in the Studio Classroom, Special Topics: One on One, Durham, NC
2005 Session Chair, Turnings: The Artist Book as a Tool of Change in the Studio, SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference), Little Rock, AK
2003 Introduction to Book Arts, Wofford College, Papermaking and Book Arts Class
2001 SECAC (Southeastern College Art Conference) Panel Presentation: Seven Gates of Ritual, The Artists’ Book: a Journey Held in the Hand
**Numerous gallery lectures in conjunction with exhibitions.
Converse College Permanent Collection
Anderson County Arts Center Permanent Collection
Museum of York County, York County Culture and Heritage Commission Institution
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
Columbia College Permanent Collection (Southern Women Artists), South Carolina
Presbyterian College Permanent Collection
Erskine College Permanent Collection
Knoxville Arts Council
Private Collections

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