Photography, Graphics, the Written Word
My current art form is managing The Artists’ Studio Galleries and curating exhibitions of wearable art as well as writing and photography; presented as notecards, bookmarks and chapbooks and participating in poetry readings. Printmaking was my choice of two-dimensional art. Of all the forms of printmaking, my favorite was the photo-serigraph - whose image is first manipulated through the lens of the camera, then more so in the darkroom through addition, subtraction and separation, and still further by a multi-screen collage of that seen only in the mind. Digital photography and the computer now open doors once closed.
Guest Curator for the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Los Angeles World Airports, Art 2 Wear, February – May 2006.
Assistant Curator, The Fifth Biennial International Juried Wearable Expressions 2005-2006 Exhibition of Wearable Art, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Assistant Curator, The Fourth Biennial International Juried Wearable Expressions 2003-2004 Exhibition of Wearable Art, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Curator, Beyond Wearable, Collectors Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, 2002-2003
Assisted with aspects of the first three Wearable Expressions Biennial Exhibitions, including design of materials and display.
Organized and presented Signatures runway shows of wearable art twice a year at Palos Verdes Art Center 1990 – 2005; and for The Assistance League in Hollywood and San Pedro and various women’s groups throughout Southern California.
Managed The Artists’ Studio Galleries at Palos Verdes Art Center and satellite locations 1987 to present; duties include jurying, display, marketing, graphics, organization, coordination , communication.
Consultant to cooperative galleries in San Pedro and Danville, California.
Printmaker, published free-lance writer and poet
Managed The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California gift shop, 1973 – 1977.
Curated Four From Gallery Four at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California
Studied with various instructors throughout the years including Richard Schoeppfle, California, Leo Russell, New Jersey, Mina Tang Kan, California.
Mentored Writing Workshop, SplitRock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 2005.
Various courses in business, art and writing at Cal State Fullerton, California.
Wright McMahon Business School, Beverly Hills, California.
The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton Public Library, a variety of Palos Verdes Art Center Juried Membership, Small Treasurers and Christmas Shows
CURRENT GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:
The Artists’ Studio Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes and satellite locations
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310-991-7144 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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