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A Bit About Me

   I find inspiration for my sculpture in the wildlife and cultures of the high desert of Arizona and in ancient folklore and magic.  I never really know entirely what will happen when I begin a piece. It is something of a negotiation with ideas, materials, and chance. It grows into what it wants to be. The inspiration for an idea may come from any number of directions. It could come through reading, poetry, a dream, or simply stimulated by the dialogue presented by a previous work. It’s important to be present, open to any stimulus. 

    I often incorporate found objects in my work. Sometimes they are the beginning of an idea, sometimes they find their way into a work during process. I am drawn to interesting associations - the animal characters in my work are frequently metaphors for human thought and behavior and often become humorous or whimsical.

   

   Each idea is a challenge to be met - a struggle to bring an incomplete and intangible thought  process to a visible form that satisfies my mind, and at the time, meets my expectations as a form of communication with others.

   In the end, it’s all about the making. It’s wonderful if a piece connects with others but if not, I’d do it anyway. However, it is with a sense of wonder and pleasure that I realize my work finds homes with people that I may never meet, who will live intimately and connect with, some part of the  thought and  process I experienced while creating each piece.

Current Exhibitions

2024

Del Mar College 58th Annual

Small Works Exhibition

Del Mar College

3001 Ayers Street

Corpus Christi, TX

February 16, 2024 - May 1, 2024

54th National Exhibition and Sale,

Phippen Museum of Western Art

sponsored by Women Artists of the West

March 1, 2024 - June 23, 2024

Prescott, Arizona

Awards

Margaret Drake Award of Excellence in        

Sculpture "Dreamscape"

First Place, 3-Dimensional - "Arc of Life"

The Crow Show

The Studio Door Gallery

3867 4th Avenue

San Diego, CA 921103

March 3, 2024 - March 33, 2024

Woolaroc Museum

Invitational exhibition

sponsored by Women Artists of the West

May 4 - August 4, 2024

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Cowgirl Up!

Invitational Exhibition

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Wickenburg, Arizona

March 22 - September 1, 2024

American Women Artists

Expanding Horizons Show

Loveland, Co

September 14 - November 10, 2024

91st Annual Awards Exhibition

National Sculpture Society

Brookgreen Gardens, SC

May 4, 2024 - July 21, 2024

"Crescendo"

Galleries

Van Gogh's Ear Gallery
Montezuma Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
928.776.1080

McBride Gallery
215 Main Street
Annapolis ,MD 21401
410. 267. 7077

Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336
928.282.3809

K Newby Gallery
15 Tubac Rd,
Tubac, AZ 85646
520.398.9662

Enchantment Gallery
Enchantment Resort
525 Boyton Canyon Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
928.282.2900

Exhibitions and Awards

2023

  • Women Artists of the West, 53st Annual Exhibition

        Carriage House Gallery, Newton, KS

  • Cowgirl Up Exhibition, Desert Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

  • American Women Artists Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens, SC

  • The Crow Show, Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • Cherry Award for Creativity - Signature 

  • American Art Collector Award of Excellence"Neither Fish Nor Fowl"

       Women Artists of the West, 52st Annual Exhibition McBride Gallery,

       Annapolis, MD

  • Cowgirl Up Exhibition, Desert Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

  • American Women Artists Exhibition, Customs House, TN

  • The Crow Show, Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • 41st Cheyenne Western Spirit Show, Cheyenne, WY

  • Breckinridge Fine Arts Center Juried Show, Breckinridge, TX

  • O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

  • Laguna Arts Center, Politics Show, Laguna, CA

2021

  • Third Prize, 3D"Wilbur and Orville"

        Women Artists of the West, 51st Annual Exhibition

        Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, TX.

  • 1st Prize, "Ship of State"

       D'Art Center For The Arts, Norfolk VA

  • Cowgirl Up Exhibition, Desert Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

  • American Women Artists "Lifting up the Sky" Exhibition

  • 4oth Cheyenne Western Spirit Show, Cheyenne, WY

  • Sedona Arts Center Family Exhibition and "Souls of Forgotten

       Objects" Exhibition

  • Toronto International "Pets" Exhibition

  • Gallerium.Art International Exhibition

2020

 

  • Creativity Award, "Birds of a Feather" Permanent Collection

       Sedona Arts Center Member's Exhibition, Sedona, AZ

  • First Prize, 3D   "Ship of State, II"

       Women Artists of the West, 50th Anniversary Exhibition

       Settler's West Gallery, Tucson, AZ

  • Cowgirl Up Exhibition, Desert Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

  • American Women Artists Exhibition, Spring Online Show

  • American Women Artists, Booth Museum of Western Art, Cartersville, GA

  • 39th Cheyenne Western Spirit Show, Wind River Exhibition, Dubois, WY

  • Vanessa Lacy 3rd Annual Small Works Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

  • Sedona Arts Center, Magic and Dreams Show

  • Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art, Wausau, WI

  • Artists in Arizona, Summer Online Show

 

2019

  • The Crow Show, The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • American Women Artists 49th Annual Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO.

  • Women Artists of the West  48th Annual Exhibition, Boulder, CO

  • Cowgirl Up Invitational Exhibition, Wickenburg, AZ

  • Sedona Arts Center Featured Artist Exhibition, Sedona, AZ

  • Women Artists of the West, Spring Online Show

 

2018

  • Purchase Prize, "Forest Spirits, II" Varum Ultimum Gallery, Portland OR,

  • Award of Merit, "Chorus Line" American Women Artists Juried Online Show,

  • Awarded Member of Distinction

       Women Artists of the West, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

   

  • Sedona Arts Center Featured Artist Exhibition, Sedona, AZ

  • Cowgirl Up Invitational Exhibition, Desert Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

  • The Crow Show, The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA

  • d'Art Center For the Arts, 

  • Other Awards

  • Sedona Arts Center 2013, Second Prize, Sculpture

  • Sedona Arts Center 2011, First Prize, Sculpture

  • Leigh Yawkey Museum, Birds in Art 2010 Exhibition, Purchase Award

  • Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT, 2008, First Prize,

       Sculpture and Purchase Award         

  • Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ, 2009 Marilyn Sunderman Creativity

       Award

  • Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ, 2008 Marilyn Sunderman Creativity

      Award

  • Sedona Arts Center, First Prize, Sculpture, 2006, Best of Show Award

  • Mill Gallery AAWA Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM, First Prize, Sculpture

   

 Published Books

1979 

1st Edition Association of Medical Illustrators

Manual of Gynecological Surgery

Byron J. Masterson, MD, Ph.D

1986  

Award of Excellence 2nd Edition

Manual of Gynecological Surgery

Published by Springer-Verlag

New York/Heidelberg/Berlin

1989 

Manual of Pulmonary Surgery

Edward W. Humphrey, MD, Ph.D

Deanne McKeown, Co-Author

Published by Springer-Verlag

New York/Heidelberg/Berlin

1990

Human Physiology

Vander, Sherman, Luciano

Fifth Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill. Inc. USA

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