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Having immersed most of my professional career in the visual art world, I stepped back for a few years to be more involved with my family and other personal matters that needed my attention. Currently, I'm seeking a path to reenter and create a new presence in the art community. 

 

Throughout my teaching career, I continued my education through workshops and seminars with other art professionals in order to stay relevant with current art practices. My goal is to utilize a combination of life experiences, the variety of art techniques and media I have learned and find new ways to share positive energy and beauty through my personal vision.

 

 

Experience:

 

1986 to Present

 

My journey in the arts lead me to 32 years of teaching and sharing my passion to explore and express my vision through a personal visual language with young students in the Upper School at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School.

 

From 1983 to 2012 I worked in my studio/gallery at Tula Art Center, a large warehouse complex in Buckhead that housed several prominent Atlanta artists and galleries. Participation in various local art shows and events and representation by local galleries placed my work in several private and corporate collections.

 

1983-2012

Studio Artist

Studio K-1, Tula Art Center

Ceramic and Painting Studio/Gallery

I created and marketed line of porcelain jewelry through the Atlanta Apparel and Gift Markets. 

 

I created large ceramic relief sculptures, paintings and encaustic art and marketed through several Atlanta galleries—Abstein Gallery, Opus One Gallery, 

Thomas Deans Fine Art, Huff Harrington Gallery, Frameworks Gallery.

 

1973-1976

Administrative Assistant

Kilpatrick Cody Law Firm

Administrative Assistant to a partner in an Atlanta corporate law firm.

 

1972-1973

Administrative Assistant

Hirsch Hodges Law Firm

Administrative Assistant to a partner in a corporate law firm in Columbus, GA.

 

1970-1972

Administrative Assistant

Baylor School

Administrative Assistant to Business Manager

Chattanooga, TN

 

 

Education:

 

2000-2016

Continuing Art Education Online

Kennesaw State University

Atlanta, GA

 

1994-1998

Art Education Certification

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

 

1965-1968

BS Education          

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

Additional Studies and Affiliations:

 

Chastain Arts Center, GA

Hambidge Center, GA

Anderson Arts Ranch, CO 

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN

Callonwalde Fine Arts Center, GA

Penland School of Crafts, NC 

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, MA 

Fountainhead Art Center, GA

Abstracting Nature with Cat Tesla, GA

The Business of Art Membership with Julie Schumer  

     and Cat Tesla

Painting Classes and workshops NM, France and Italy

 

 

Skills:

 

Ceramics · Digital Art · Encaustic · Fine Art · Photography · Painting · Contemporary Art · Visual Arts

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