GROUP EXHIBITS

2018 Beyond the Demo, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

2017                             Artists of Color Expo & Symposium, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

2017                             Beyond the Demo, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

2017                             Water Is Life, Raices Cultural Center, Highland Park, NJ

2017                             Benefit for Standing Rock: Re: Definition, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

2017                             Heart and Soul: Women Artists, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2014                             Who Are You? Juried Show, CoCA Georgetown Gallery, Seattle Design Center, Seattle WA

2012                             Trees, Group Invitational, Stevenson Library, Stevenson, OR

2011                              Trees, Group Invitational, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2011                             Face Off, Group Invitational, Benjamin-Benjamin Gallery, Portland, OR

2010                            Relics of Light, Arts West, Seattle, WA

2009                           Art Lexicon, Group Invitational, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2008                           Authentic Hybrids, Curator and participating artist, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2008                           Interpretation, Group Invitational, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2007                           Over the River, Through the Woods, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2007                           Social Justice, Group Invitational, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2007                           Gorge Artists Open Studios, Hatchery Studio Arts Building, White Salmon, WA

2005                          White Salmon Christmas: Open Studio, Hatchery Studio Arts Building, White Salmon, WA

2005                          Gorge Artists Create, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR

2005                          Nights in White Salmon: Open Studio, Hatchery Studio Arts Building, White Salmon, WA

2005                          Group Invitational, La Roz Gallery, White Salmon, WA

2004                          Exploring the Tree of Life, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2004                          Celebrate the Gorge, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2004                          Gorge Artists Create, The Dalles Art Center, The Dalles, OR

2000                         Art Raising in the Barn: Bringing Art to Our Rural Community, Raven's Camp Gallery, Woodland, WA

1999                          Central Washington Artists Juried Show, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

1999                          Central Washington University Student Art Show, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

1998                          Central Washington Artists Juried Show, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

1998                          Central Washington University Student Art Show, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA

1992                          Ethnic Women Artists, Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro, NC

1992                          Women Artists, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

 

SOLO EXHIBITS

2018                          Baraka: The Blessing of Water, "The Nook" at Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2006                         Leaves, Trees, and Shimmies, Jeans @ 110, Hood River, OR

2004                         Middle Eastern Rhythms, Collage of the Gorge, White Salmon, WA

2002                         Middle Eastern Rhythms, Raven’s Camp Gallery, Woodland, WA

1999                          Hybrid Portraiture, Art on Eighth, Ellensburg, WA

1999                          Hybrid Portraiture, Billy Mac’s, Ellensburg, WA

1999                          Hybrid Portraiture, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

1998                          A Weaving of Multi-Cultural Experience, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

 

AWARDS

2018                         Scholastic Art and Writing Alumni Micro-grant

2012                         College Board Western Regional Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

2008                        Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant: Study with master Arabic calligrapher Kanaan Kanaan

2007                        White Salmon Centennial Logo and Poster Design Competition, White Salmon, WA

2005                       I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon Christmas Poster Competition, White Salmon, WA

2001-2002             Multicultural Fellowship, Full Graduate Tuition, Portland State University, Portland, OR

1998                        Baha’i Faith Race Unity Award $150, Central Washington Artists Juried Show, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

1998                        Lloyd Garretson Award $150, Central Washington Artists Juried Show, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

1998                        Farrell Scholarship in Art, full tuition and travel to research art in Egypt, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

1998                        Best Visual Display, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

1997                        Farrell Scholarship in Art, full tuition, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

 

ARTICLES

2017                        Out of the Shadow: Artists Respond to the Total Solar Eclipse, Observations: Scientific American Blog

2017                        Processing Through Art, Today’s OEA

2007                       Painting Nature’s Vibrations, Columbia Gorge Magazine,

2007                       Seeing Green, The Worldlink

2006                      Two Rivers, One Artist, New West Online Magazine

2006                      Two Rivers, One Artist, Arts in the Gorge Magazine

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2018                       Poster Design selection, The Brief: Juried Call for Posters for March for Our Lives, Ad Age, NY 

2018                       College Board Arts Academic Advisory Committee, The College Board, Princeton, NJ

2017-present         AP Studio Art Development Committee, Advanced Placement Program, The College Board, Princeton, NJ

2008-present        Art Instructor, Department Head, AP Studio Art and Advanced Drawing/Painting, Hood River Valley High School, Hood River, OR

2017                       Art Instructor, Integrating Art and Text: Professional Development Workshop for Teaching Artists, Arts in Education of the Gorge,

                    Hood River, OR          

2009-2016         Art Coordinator and Instructor, Columbia Gorge Peace Village, Mosier, OR

2014-2015             Mentor for first year teacher through the New Teacher Center

2014                      Praxis Exam Reader for Art

2011                       Panelist, Artist2Artist Professional Development Workshop, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2011                       Presenter, "Digital Photography: The Academic Equalizer," AP Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA      

2008                     Guest speaker, Oregon Cultural Trust Day of Culture, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2008 - 2010         Gallery Committee, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR

2002 - 2008        Art Instructor, Cascade Locks Community School, Cascade Locks, OR

2004 - 2007        Illustrator, THE POLISHING STONE MAGAZINE.

2006                    Education and Outreach Committee, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2006                    Art Work Donation: Bite of the Gorge: Arts in Education Fundraiser, Hood River, OR

2005                    Visiting Artist, Third World Feminism Class, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

2004                    Visiting Artist, Maryhill Museum Summer Teacher Institute, Goldendale, WA

2002                    Art Work Donation: SWIFT Auction, Vancouver, WA

2001                     Art Work Donation: SWIFT Auction, Vancouver, WA.

2000                   Arts Coordinator: Raven’s Camp Nonprofit Organization, Woodland, WA

2000                   Art Instructor, Using Art to Explore Cultural Identity, Raven's Camp, Woodland, WA

2000                   Visiting Artist, Calligraphy and Geometry in Middle Eastern Art, Wishram School, Wishram, WA

1998                    Gallery Volunteer, Clymer Museum of Art, Ellensburg, WA

1995                    Gallery Volunteer, Chihuly Glass Exhibit, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

1992                    Feminism Panelist, Women Artists Show, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

 

EDUCATION

2002                   MEd, visual art teaching endorsement, summa cum laude, Portland State University, Portland, OR

1999                    BA in Studio Art, painting concentration, cum laude, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

1990-1991            Pratt Institute, Foundation studio classes, Brooklyn, NY