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Curriculum Vitae   

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EDUCATION

  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI:MFA Studies, 1976-1978

  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI: BFA, 1976

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Solo Exhibition, Strand Theatre Gallery, Pontiac, Michigan, 2023

  • Solo Exhibition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2018

  • Solo Exhibition, The Four Seasons, Columbus, OH, 2011

  • Retrospective – 1970 - 2000, Flex Yoga Gallery, Powell, OH, 2010

  • Solo Show, The Market at Serendip, Powell, OH, 2010

  • One Man Show, Terra Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2010

  • One Man Show, Net’s Whim Gallery, Dublin, OH, 2010

  • One Man Show, Starring “The Gallery”, Northville, MI, 2009

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Eastern Michigan University Students Show, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1975

  • Eastern Michigan University Students Show, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, 1976

  • Group Show, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI 1976

  • Michigan Water Color Society, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI, 1977

  • Golden Gallery, Brighton, MI, 1977

  • Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI, 1977

  • Lafayette Park Art Fair, Detroit, MI, 1977

  • Eastern Michigan University Faculty Exhibit, Ypsilanti, MI, 1977

  • Hartland 11th Annual Art Show, Hartland, MI, 1977

  • Michigan Water Color Society, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI, 1978

  • 35th Annual Scarab Club Watercolor Exhibition, Detroit, MI, 1978 

  • The Best from Hartland at Habitat, Habitat Gallery, Dearborn, MI, 1978

  • Adrian College Invitational, Adrian, MI, 1978

  • Michigan Water Color Society, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI  2009

  • High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH, 2009

  • The Delaware Art Castle, Delaware, OH, 2009

  • Mac Worthington Galleries, Columbus, OH, 2010  

  • Group Show, Market at Serendip, Powell, OH, 2010  

  • 63rd Annual Exhibition, Michigan Watercolor Society, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI, 2010

  • BIA Parade of Homes, Dublin OH, 2010 

  • Group Show, Terra Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2010

  • The Kelly Gallery, Dublin, OH, 2011

  • Ambushed Salon, Columbus Short North, Columbus, OH 2011

  • Forms of Persuasion - 4 Artists, The Four Seasons, Columbus, OH, 2011

  • 64th Annual Exhibition, Michigan Watercolor Society, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI 2011

  • New Works, Columbus Short North Art District, Terra Gallery, Columbus, OH,  2011

  • BIA Parade of Homes, Compass Home, Plain City, OH, 2013

  • The Watermedia Artists Group Show, High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH, 2013

  • BIA Parade of Homes, Compass Home, Dublin, Oh, 2014

  • Mac’s Show, Mac Worthington Gallery, Columbus, OH, 2015 

  • 68th Annual Exhibition, Michigan Water Color Society, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI 2015

  • 69th Annual Exhibition, Michigan Water Color Society, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI 2016

  • Featured Artist, Terra Gallery, Dublin, OH, 2016

  • Featured Artist, The Northville Gallery, Northville, MI, 2016

  • Open Competition, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, 2017

  • Art for the Spirit Exhibition, Beaumont Hospital, Various Locations, 2018

  • Art for the Spirit Exhibition, Beaumont Hospital, Various Locations, 2019

  • Art for the Spirit Exhibition, Beaumont Hospital, Various Locations, 2020

  • Past and Present Chairpersons of the Michigan Water Color Society Exhibition, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn, MI, 2019

  • The 48th Annual Michigan Competition and Exhibition, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI, 2021

  • Online Exhibition, International Society of Experimental Artists, 2021

  • 73rd/74th Annual Exhibition, Michigan Water Color Society, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI, 2021

  • ArtPrize 2021, Citywide Juried Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2021

  • ArtPrize 2022, Citywide Juried Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2022

  • ArtPrize 2023, Citywide Juried Exhibition, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2023

  • 50th Michigan Invitational Art Show, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI, 2023

  • Michigan Water Color Society, Kruizenga Museum, Hope College, Holland, MI, 2023

  • First Signature member Exhibition, Michigan Water Color Society, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Stamelos Gallery Center 2023

  • Pavilion Fine Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, February 2024

  • Second Signature Member Exhibition, Michigan Water Color Society, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, Michigan.

AWARDS

  • Michigan Water Color Society, Various Locations, MWCS Award Winner, Juried Exhibitions, 2023, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2009

  • Open Competition, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, Honorable Mention, Juried Exhibition, 2017

  • Open Competition, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, Third Prize, Juried Exhibition, 2018

  • Hartland 11th Annual Art Show, Hartland, MI, Award of Excellence, 1977

JUROR

  • Greater Flint Arts Council, Member Awards selection, Flint, MI, 2023

  • Downriver Council for the Arts, Member awards selection, Trenton, MI, 2023

  • Downriver Council for the Arts, Member show entries, Trenton, MI, 2020

WORKSHOPS

  • Saginaw Area Watermedia Artists, Saginaw, MI, 2021

  • Terra Gallery, Dublin, OH, 2022

  • Jackson College, Jackson, MI, 2023

MEMBER, President Emeritus, President, Social Media Chair, Exhibition Chair, Newsletter Chair, Michigan Water Color Society

MEMBER, Social Media Chair, Brighton Art Guild

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Michigan Water Color Society, Annual Exhibition Catalogs, 2023, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 1978, 1977

  • BIA Parade of Homes Catalogs, 2010, 2013, 2014

  • WTVS, Detroit Public TV, Michigan Organization Returns to its Detroit Roots to Celebrate Its 75th, 2022

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