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EDUCATION
1978 Illinois State University, Normal, IL MFA, Ceramics
1977 Illinois State University, Normal, IL MS, Ceramics
1974 Thousand Islands Museum Craft School, Ceramics Apprentice, Clayton, NY  
1972 Hobart College, Geneva, NY BA, English
     
TEACHING
1989 - present Robert O. Daniel Professor of Art Coe College
1982 - 2004 Chair, Art Department  
1978 - present Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Art  
1977 - 1978 Graduate Teaching Assistantships in Ceramics
Illinois State University
Normal, IL
1975 Campus Recreation Ceramics Program
Illinois State University
 
1974 Instructor, Children’s Ceramics Program Clayton, NY
Thousand Islands Museum Craft School
 
     
EXHIBITIONS: INVITATIONAL
2006 New Artist Exhibition”, One-Person Exhibition, AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA
  La Mesa”, Group Exhibition (Santa Fe Clay), NCECA Conference Portland, OR
  30 x 5”, Group Exhibition, AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA
2005 New Work in Clay”, One-Person Exhibition, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
  White”, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay Center Santa Fe, NM
  New Work”, Three-Person Exhibition, Olson-Larsen Galleries Des Moines, IA
2004 Small Treasures”, Group Exhibition, Lill Street Gallery Chicago, IL
  Recent Work”, Two-Person Exhibition, Quad Cities Art Center Rock Island, IL
  Area 319+”, Regional Ceramics Exhibition, CSPS Gallery Cedar Rapids, IA
  Ceramics and Painting”, Two-Person Exhibition, Gallery 51East Fairfield, IA
  Winter Group Show”, Olson-Larsen Galleries Des Moines, IA
  Eastern Iowa Ceramics Invitational”, Iowa Artisan’s Gallery Iowa City, IA
2003 Sculpture, Assemblage & Collage”, Olson-Larsen Galleries Des Moines, IA
2002 November Invitational”, Olson-Larsen Galleries Des Moines, IA
  "People's Church", Solo Exhibition Cedar Rapids, IA
2001 Recent Works in Clay”, Solo Exhibition, Augustana College Rock Island, IL
  Area College Faculty”, Group Exhibition, Cornell College Mt. Vernon, IA
2000 "Iowa Artists 2000", Des Moines Art Center Des Moines, IA
  "Faculty Exhibition 2000", Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
1999 "Ceramics '99", National Invitational Exhibition, Arts Iowa City Iowa City, IA
  Group Show”, Campbell-Steele Gallery Cedar Rapids, IA
1998 Area College Faculty Exhibition”, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
  Four Ceramic Artists”, Mt. Mercy College Cedar Rapids, IA
1996 Clay and Fiber Invitational”, Kirkwood College Cedar Rapids, IA
  Area Faculty Exhibition”, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
1995 One-Person Exhibition”, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
1994 One-Person Exhibition”, Johnson County Art Center Iowa City, IA
1993 Small Works Invitational”, Cornerhouse Gallery Cedar Rapids, IA
1992 Area Faculty Exhibition”, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
1991 College Faculty Exhibit”, The Heritage Gallery Des Moines, IA
1990 One-Person Exhibition”, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
1989 Area Artists Exhibition”, Art Educators of Iowa State Conference Cedar Rapids, IA
  Beyond the Garden Gate: National Invitational”, The Brunnier Gallery and Museum Ames, IA
1988 One Person Exhibition: Clay Paintings and Tables”, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
  Alumni Invitational: The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ
1987 3-Dimensional Mixed Media”, (3 Person Show), Drury College Springfield, MO
  Area Faculty Exhibition”, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
1986 Magic Moods and Fantasy Spaces Rock Island, IL
  22 Clay and Fiber Artists”, Kirkwood College Cedar Rapids, IA
1985 One Person Exhibition: Wall Reliefs”, Chamber of Commerce Cedar Rapids, IA
  Alumni Exhibition: The Lawrenceville School Lawrenceville, NJ
  14th Annual Invitational Craft Exhibit Norfolk, VA
  One Person Exhibition”, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
  Artists’ Call for Central America Iowa City, IA
1984 Artists Who Teach”, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
1983 Northwestern Artists” (touring exhibition), South Dakota Memorial Art Center Brookings, SD
  Faculty Exhibition”, Cornell College Mt. Vernon, IA
1982 11th Annual Invitational Crafts Exhibit Norfolk, VA
1981 10th Annual Invitational Crafts Exhibit” (Award) Norfolk, VA
  Illinois Clay Worker’s Guild Invitational”, McHenry County College, Blackburn College DeKalb, IL
  Iowa Artists Crafts Invitational Cedar Rapids, IA
  One Person Exhibition”, Custer County Art Center Miles City, MT
  One Person Exhibition”, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
  NCECA Midwest Schools Invitational Wichita, KS
  Northwest Biennial V Invitational” (Award) Brookings, SD
1980 Iowa Crafts Invitational Exhibition Cedar Rapids, IA
1979 One Man Exhibition”, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
  Regional Faculty Invitational Cedar Rapids, IA
1978 NCECA Midwest Ceramics Invitational Champaign, IL
1977 Illinois Clayworks”, Northern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
     
EXHIBITIONS: JURIED
2006 "LaGrange National XXIV Biennial Exhibition",Lamar Dodd Art Center
Juror: Pamela Franks, curator, Yale University Art Gallery (Merit Award)
LaGrange, GA
2002 Iowa Artists 2002”, Des Moines Art Center
Jurors: Jeff Fleming, Chris Gilbert, Susan Talbott, Amy Worthen
Des Moines, IA
  "Viewpoint Ceramics 2002", Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College
Juror: David McFadden, Head Curator, American Crafts Museum
El Cajun, CA
  "LaGrange National XXII Biennial Exhibition", (Merit Award)
Lamar Dodd Art Center, Juror: Robert Lyon
LaGrange, GA
2001 NCECA 2001 Clay National Exhibition”, Winthrop College Gallery
Jurors: Cynthia Bringle, Michael Lucero, James Melchert
Rock Hill, SC
1997 Virtual Clay Gallery
Juror: Richard Briggs
Moscow, ID
1996 Iowa Artists 1996”, Des Moines Art Center
Juror: Janet Farber
Des Moines, IA
1990 4th Annual Great Lakes National
Juror: Ron Nagle
Chicago, IL
1989 Clay U.S.A.” (Award)
Jurors: Donna Polseno, Richard Hensley
Radford, VA
1988 1988 International Art Competition” (Award)
Jurors: Lisa Messinger, Janet Satz, Susie Pfeifer, Carl Little
Eastchester, NY
1987 Showcase Exhibition” (Purchase Award) Kirkwood College
Jurors: Doug Hall, Ray Mullen
Cedar Rapids, IA
1984 Iowa Art Faculty I
Juror: Marge Goldwater
Ames, IA
1982 Craft Concepts ‘82
Jurors: Rudolf Staffel, Betty Park, Patricia Malarcher
Margate, NJ
  The American Bowl Newport, RI
1981 Objects ‘81 Designer/Craftsmen Exhibition
Juror: Dorothy Garwood
Grand Junction, CO
  33rd Annual Iowa Artists Exhibition
Jurors: Elena Karina Canavier, Robert T. Buck, Jr.
Des Moines, IA
1979 12th Marietta National Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
Jurors: Bud Bishop, James Demetrion,Susan Meyer
Marietta, OH
  319” Region Competitive Exhibition Cedar Rapids, IA
  31st Annual Iowa Artists Exhibition Des Moines, IA
1978 16th Annual Mid-Mississippi Competitive Art Exhibition Davenport, IA
1977 Art On, Art Of, Paper Art
Juror: Lewis Story
Normal, IL
  Illinois Crafts ‘77
Jurors: Dorothy Farley, Les Miley, James Shipley
Springfield, IL
  Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition” (Award)
Jurors: Byron Burford, Jan Muhlert
Springfield, IL
1976 Erotic Ceramics: 1976 NCECA Conference
Juror: Victor Spinski
Baton Rouge, LA
     
AWARDS/COMMISSIONS/GRANTS
2006 Merit Award, "LaGrange National XXIV Biennial Exhibition" LaGrange, GA
2002 Merit Award, "LaGrange National XXII Biennial Exhibition" LaGrange, GA
1999 History Center Exhibit Commission: Faux Palisades Rock Formation, Linn County Historical Society Cedar Rapids, IA
1998 Community Service Award: Empty Bowls Project, Linn Community Food Bank Cedar Rapids, IA
1997 C.J. Lynch Outstanding Teacher Award Coe College
1994 Community Service Award, Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids, IA
1992 Bronze Block Commission: A series of 5 16”x 16” bronze plaques inlaid in downtown sidewalk areas; commissioned by the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council Cedar Rapids, IA
1990 Private Commission, 200 hand-painted ceramic tile Santa Fe, NM
1989 Private Commission, Ceramic tile mural, approx. 30 sq. ft. Cedar Rapids, IA
  Permanent Site Commission, Children’s Home of Cedar Rapids: Ceramic mural, 5’ x 2’ Cedar Rapids, IA
  Award of Excellence, “Clay U.S.A.” Exhibition Radford, VA
1988 Certificate of Merit, “1988 International Art Competition” Eastchester, NY
  Permanent Site Commission: Friley Hall, Iowa State University: Ceramic Tile Mural, 2’ x 70’ Ames, IA
  Permanent Site Commission Finalist: Pleasant Creek State Park: 10,000 sq’ beach area Palo, IA
1987 Faculty Research Grant: Non-Fired Clay Paintings Coe College
  Purchase Award, “Showcase Exhibition,” Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
1985 “Clay Artists: America’s Best”, a visual/sound production at the Identite Ceramique Conference Auxerres, France
  Purchase Award, “14th Annual Invitational Crafts Exhibition” Norfolk, VA
  Summer Research Grant: Ceramic Wall Reliefs Coe College
1982 Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Summer Study Grant: “The Nature of Glass and Ceramic Materials: Art, Chemistry, Physics" Cedar Rapids, IA
     
PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS
2004 On-Site Coordinator, 2004 International Woodfire Conference, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA
2001 Gallery Talk: Augustana College Rock Island, IL
1999 Workshop: "Throwing On the Potter's Wheel", Art Educators of Iowa Annual Conference Cedar Rapids, IA
1995 Panelist: “The Role of Artists in the Community”, Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce Cedar Rapids, IA
1990 Exhibition Lecture, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
  Presentation :”Visual Thinking”, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Cedar Rapids, IA
  Slide Lecture: “Visual Thinking and the Development of Artwork”, Augustana College Rock Island, IL
1989 Presentation: “Notes on a Visual Thinking Course”, Art Educators of Iowa State Conference Cedar Rapids, IA
1986 Keynote Speaker, 4th Annual Symposium on Arts Education: “Visual Thinking” Cedar Rapids, IA
1979 Articles: “Stephan De Staebler: Excerpts”, “Transition from School to Studio: Review” NCECA Newsletter, January Issue
1976 Article: “Electroforming Copper Onto Clay”, Studio Potter Magazine, Summer Issue
  Instructional Videotape :”An Introduction to Illinois State University Ceramics” Normai, IL
     
GALLERY REPRESENTATION
  Campbell Steele Gallery Cedar Rapids, IA
  Cornerhouse Gallery Cedar Rapids, IA
  AKAR Gallery Iowa City, IA
  Olson-Larson Gallery Des Moines, IA
  Lill Street Art Center Chicago, IL
  Santa Fe Clay Center Santa Fe, NM