Education

  • Workshops
    • 2018 – Ceramic Foundations, Forms, and Surface Explorations led by Jessica Putnam-Phillips.  Frontline Arts; Veteran Artists in Craft Week at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. 20-26 May
    • 2016 – Combat Paper NJ – Paper Making Workshop. Haystack Mountain School of Craft. 22-28 May
    • 2015 – Combat Paper NJ / Veteran Art Movement. Haystack Mountain School of Craft. 24-30 May
  • Professional Development
    • 31 July – 2 Aug 2018 –  Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Summer Institute. Hosted by Maine Arts Education & Maine Arts Commission; Portland, ME
    • February 2015 – November 2016. Art Business Academy, only. Hosted by J. Horejs of Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Forthcoming – 16 October. Presenter/Speaker. Art as Therapy – an Introduction to the Physiological  & Emotional Benefits. Brain Injury Association of America Maine state conference
  • 2018 – Present – Teaching Artist Leader. Maine Arts Leadership Initiative

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 – Dog Days, 6-14 July. The Harlow (Gallery), Hallowell, ME
  • 2018 – VA Maine Healthcare’s Veterans Creative Arts Competition, Visual Arts Division, 28 Feb. Togus VA, Togus, ME
  • 2017 – The Incredible Feet, by the Veteran’s Art Center. 11 Nov – 11 Dec. The Historic Avalon Theater, Grand Junction, CO
  • 2017 – United, by the Veterans Art Foundation, 24 May – 25 July. New Britain City Hall, New Britain, CT
  • 2017 – Journeys Onward. 29 April – 27 May. Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT.
  • 2017 Celebrating Earth Day and the World We Live In, 22 April – 31 May. Lighthouse Arts Gallery, Bucksport, ME.
  • 2016 – Veterans Art Exhibit. 16 Dec – 10 Mar 2017. University of Maine Hutchinson Center Fernald Gallery, Belfast, ME.
  • 2016 – Home, There & Back, 1-31 Nov.  Community College of Rhode Island’s Flanagan Campus Art Gallery, Lincoln, RI
  • 2016 – Support and Defend, 1 Apr – 28 May. Art League of Rhode Island at the Veteran’s Auditorium, Providence, RI.
  • 2015 – Breaking the Stigma: Community Voices, 18 September – 7 December. Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. 
  • 2015 – Combat Paper Veteran Art Exhibit, 29-31 May. Haystack Community Center, Deer Isle, ME.

Bibliography

Teaching

  • July 2017 – Current – “Healing Through Art”. Lead instructor. Travis Mills Foundation, Rome, ME
  • August 2017 – Cold Finish Technique Course – applying acrylic paint to bas relief ceramic art tiles. Unity & Belfast, ME
  • Jun – Aug 2012 – Children’s Ceramic Summer Classes. Assistant instructor to Asha Fenn, Stockton Springs, ME.

Awards / Grants

  • 2018 – Art Project Grant Re: Cold Finish Research and Data Compilation. Maine Arts Commission
  • 2018 – 1st place, Sculpture Category, VA Maine Healthcare’s Veterans Creative Arts Competition, Visual Arts Division
  • 2017 – Honorable Mention, “The Incredible Feet”

Organizations, Guilds, Clubs, and/or Societies

Americans for the Arts – Member since 2018

Arts at Attention – Board member since 2017. Director of Business Development (Dec 2017 – Current)

Belfast Creative Coalition – Member since 2016

Harlow Gallery; Kennebec Valley Art Association – Member since 2015.

USVAA – United States Veterans Artists Alliance, Culver City, CA. Member since 2013

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