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All the ‘stuff’ that came before today!

Education:

  • Philadelphia College of Art
  • Kent State University
  • University of Miami
  • Ringling School of Art and Design

Past Gallery Representation:

  • Ziegenfuss Gallery of Fine Art, Florida
  • Oehlschlaerger Gallery, Florida
  • Brubaker Gallery, Florida
  • Coryell Gallery, New Jersey
  • The Collectors Room, Pennsylvania
  • Buyways Gallery, Florida
  • The Canopy, Pennsylvania
  • One of a Kind Gallery, Florida
  • Alerbescht Gallery, Pennsylvania

Published Artwork/ Illustrations:

Installations:

  • “Community” – steel sculpture – Rosemary, Central Ave, Sarasota, Florida
  • The Heart of Sarasota, The Magnificent Circus – mural – Robarts Sports Arena, Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL
  • “Walter- Going Down” – aluminum sculpture – Private residence, Sarasota, FL
  • Walter-Coming Up” – aluminum sculpture – Private residence, Sarasota, FL
  • Walter II” – aluminum sculpture – Los Altos, California
  • The Passengers – aluminum sculpture – Main St. & School Av., Sarasota, Florida
  • “Lily” – aluminum sculpture – Private residence, Sarasota, FL
  • “Walter’s Frolics” – aluminum sculpture – Private residence, Sarasota, Fl
  • Tickle Me” – aluminum sculpture – Private residence, Sarasota, FL

Honorary Projects:

  • Florida House – Artist of the Year 2004
  • The Florida Winefest –  2002, Artist of the Year 2003
  • The Humane Society of Sarasota County – Artist of the Year 1998
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
  • Historic Spanish Point
  • Crowley Museum and Nature Center
  • Historical Society of Sarasota County
  • Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation
  • Moffitt/Sarasota Cancer Coalition – 2003 Key to the Cure

Honorary Member:

  • Who’s Who of American Women
  • Who’s Who in American Art

Commissions:

  • Princess Stephanie of Monaco for the Federation Mondiale du Cirque
  • Mr. & Mrs. James Jester, Greensboro, NC
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel P. Ball, Sarasota, FL
  • Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus  – Feld Entertainment, Inc., Vienna, VA
  • Mr. Hank Turner, Doylestown, PA
  • Mrs. Joyce Gordon, Birmingham, AL
  • Dr. Murph Klauber, Colony Beach & Tennis Club, Longboat Key, FL
  • The Don Brubaker Family
  • Reason’s Shoes, Sarasota, FL
  • Eastern Roll Form, Inc., Bristol, PA
  • Mr. & Mrs. William Tinsman, Lumberville, PA
  • Mr. David Cohen, Sarasota, FL
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Wiener, Boca Grande, FL
  • Ball Construction, Inc., Sarasota, FL
  • Mrs. George Smith, Westfield, NJ
  • The Mole Hole, Boca Grande, FL
  • Richard Partridge & Kathryn Green, Los Altos, CA
  • Forida Winefest & Auction

Collections:

  • The New Yorker
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Bon Appetit & Knapp Communications Corporation
  • Barrington Museum of American Folk Art, Delray Beach, Florida
  • Callen Mfg. Company
  • Ms. Judy Graham
  • The New York Public Library
  • Michael Saunders & Co.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Peter Fuss
  • Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Weill
  • Mr. John Thompson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Greg Hoesly
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ric Kingsley

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 1986 – Oehlschlaeger Galleries, Sarasota, Fl
  • 1984Brubaker Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1981 – Brubaker Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1979 – Brubaker Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1978 – Brubaker Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1976 – Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
  • 1975 – Phillips Mill, Bucks County, PA
  • 1975 – The New Hope Library, New Hope, PA
  • 1975 – The Lambertville House, Lambertville, NJ
  • 1974 – McKay Auditorium, Tampa, FL
  • 1974 – The Collectors Room, Carversville, PA
  • 1974 – The Lambertville House, Lambertville, NJ

Exhibitions / Competitions:

  • 2014 – Perspectives – Juried exhibition, Art Center Sarasota
  • 2014 – European Circus Federation Exhibition – Monte Carlo
  • 2013 – 1st Annual Florida Flavor Statewide Juried Exhibition, Art Center, Sarasota, FL- 2nd place
  • 2013 – Sarasota Herald Tribune Gallery – 2013 Winners Exhibit
  • 2009 – European Circus Federation, Auditorium Ranier III, Monte Carlo
  • 2004 – 13th Annual Town of Longboat Key Exhibition, Center for the Arts
  • 2003 – 12th Annual Town of Longboat Key Exhibition, Center for the Arts- 3rd Place
  • 2003 – Impressions Juried Exhibition, The Art League of Manatee County
  • 2002 – Petticoat Painters 49th Annual Show, The Celery Barn, Sarasota, FL
  • 2002 – Ziegenfuss Gallery, Sarasota. FL – 2 Person Show
  • 2001 – Multiple Visions: Part II, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art & Design
  • 2001 – 48th Annual Petticoat Painters Show, The Celery Barn, Sarasota, FL
  • 2000 – 47th Annual Petticoat Painter Show, Art League of Manatee County
  • 1999 – 46th Annual Petticoat Painter Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1997 – Group Exhibition, Ziegenfuss Gallery of Art, Sarasota, FL
  • 1982 – 29th Annual Petticoat Painters Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1981 – 18th Annual Major Fla. Artists Show, Foster Harmon Gallery, Sarasota
  • 1981 – 28th Annual Petticoat Painters Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1980 -17th Annual Major Florida Artists Show, Naples, Fl- 1st National Bank and Trust Co. of Naples “Painting Award”
  • 1980 – 8th Annual Plaza Arts Show, Sarasota, Florida- 3rd Place
  • 1980 – 27th Annual Petticoat Painters Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL- Popular Vote Winner
  • 1980 – Florida Artists Group Exhibition – Foster Harmon Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1979 – 26th Annual Petticoat Painters Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1979 – Arvida State of Florida Juried Exhibition, Sarasota, FL
  • 1978 – 25th Anniversary Petticoat Painter Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota
  • 1977 – 24th Annual Petticoat Painter Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL – Popular Vote Winner
  • 1977 – Leech, Dart & Hartley, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1976 – American Bicentennial Art Competition, National Bank, Sarasota, FL- Merit Award
  • 1976 – 22nd Art Exhibit, Yardley Art Association, Yardley, PA
  • 1976 – Southeast Bank, Sarasota, Fl
  • 1975 – Yardley Art Center Juried Show, Yardley, PA
  • 1976 – Tinicum Art Show, Tinicum, PA
  • 1976 – Bicentennial Exhibition, The Collectors Room, Carversville, PA
  • 1976 – Members Fall Open, Sarasota Art Asso., Sarasota, FL- First Place
  • 1976 – 22nd Annual Petticoat Painters Show, Hilton Leech Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • 1974 – 2nd Annual Plaza Art Show, Sarasota, FL- Honorable Mention
  • 1974 – Venice Fiesta Art Show, Venice, FL
  • 1974 – Halifax Juried Art Show, Ormond Beach, FL
  • 1974 – Gulf Gate Mall Art Show, Sarasota, FL- 2nd Place
  • 1974 – 26th Annual Tinicum Art Show, Tincum, PA
  • 1974 – Plymouth Meeting Art Show, Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • 1974 – 20th Annual Juried Art Show, Yardley Art Center, Yardley, PA
  • 1974 – Bucks County Artists Juried Art Exhibition, Stovers Mill, PA
  • 1974 – 4th Annual Bridgton Arts Show, Bridgton, ME
  • 1974 – Jenkintown Festival of the Arts, Jenkintown, PA
  • 1973 – 1st Annual Plaza Art Show, Sarasota, FL
  • 1973 – Allied Arts Council, Sarasota, FL- Equal Merit Award
  • 1973 – 44th Annual Phillips Mill Art Exhibit, Bucks County, PA
  • 1973 – 7th Annual Doylestown Art Show – Doylestown, PA
  • 1973 – 13th Annual Willow Grove Art Show, Willow Grove, PA
  • 1973 – Perkasie Art Show, Perkasie, PA
  • 1973 – Members Spring Open Exhibit, Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL
  • 1973 – Members Fall Open Show, Sarasota Art Asso., Sarasota, FL

Studio Tour:

  • 10th Annual Artists and Collectors Tour, The Fine Arts Society of Sarasota

Judging:

  • Education Foundation of Sarasota County Student Art Competition 2009
  • 1st Annual Siesta Crystal Sands Master Sand Sculpting
  • 2nd Annual Siesta Crystal Sands Master Sand Sculpting
  • 3rd Annual Siesta Crystal Sands Master Sand Sculpting

Articles / Reviews:

  • Christian Science Monitor – November 15, 1978
  • Las Vegas Sun – December 3, 1978
  • The Tampa Tribune – November 28, 1978
  • Sarasota Herald Tribune – Oct. 27, 1978 / Nov. 12, 1979 / June 21, 1987
  • Daily Intelligencer – Dec. 26, 1974 / Dec. 1, 1978
  • Art Voices South Magazine
  • The Bradenton Herald – June 27, 1982
  • Sarasota Journal – July 8, 1982
  • Lambertville Beacon/News – Feb. 27, 1975
  • Sarasota Herald Tribune – December 11, 2010
  • SRQ Daily – ” Fashionista Turned Tourista” March 22, 2011
  • SRQ Magazine – April 2011
  • Sarasota Herald Tribune – August 2012