SUMMARY of EXPERIENCE:

Since graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design, my career has been in ceramic sculpture, mask making, costume design, and more recently, photography. My passion is portraiture in both sculpture and photography. I am interested in form, texture, light and fantasy. My work combines a deep reverence for nature with the realm of dreams, imagination, and archetype.

EDUCATION:

B.F.A. Ceramics, 1968, Rhode Island School of Design
Eliza B. Radeke Scholarship

EXPERIENCE:

1997 - Artist In Residence, Tile Mural, Jamestown Elementary School, RISCA grant
1993 – 2001 - Board of Directors, Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown, RI
1997 - 2001 - Vice President., Board of Directors
1997 to Present - Chairman of Library Exhibitions
1975 to 2007 – mask and costume designer, The Chorus of Westerly’s
Celebration of Twelfth Night
1972 to Present - Ceramic Sculptor, photographer
1970 – Art & Ceramics Instructor, Uxbridge High School, MA

2008 COMMISSION:

series of twelve animal tiles for Creature Columns, The Providence Children's Museum.

AWARDS:

2015 - Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics, ACGOW Regional, Westerly,RI
2nd prize, The Power of Love, CIAA,  Jamestown, RI
2 People's Choice Awards, CIAA, Jamestown, RI
President's Award, Summer Art Show, CIAA, Jamestown, RI

2014 -  Best of Show, Member's Show, Wickford Art Association, Wickford, RI
Teddy Goberis Award, Artistic Wanderings, Norwich Art Gallery, CT
Joseph Gualtieri Award, 58th Annual Regional Exhibit, Mystic Art Center, CT
Honorable Mention, Annual Photography Show, S. County Art Assoc., RI
Honorable Mention, Works on Paper, CIAA, Jamestown, RI

2013 -  2nd prize, Open Photo Show, CIAA, Jamestown, RI
3rd prize, CIAA Summer Show, Jamestown, RI
Teddy Goberis Award, Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, RI
Honorable Mention, 7 Deadly Sins, DeBlois Gallery, Newport, RI

2012 - 1st place 3D, Women Artists in Rhode Island, The Warwick Museum of Art
Teddy Goberis Award, 56th Regional Exhibit, Mystic Art Center, CT
3rd prize, CIAA Summer Art Show, Jamestown, RI
3rd prize, Wickford Art Association Open Photography Show, RI
Honorable Mention, Wickford Art Assoc. All Media II, RI
Award of Excellence, "Warwick Open", Warwick Museum of Art, RI
3rd prize, "Artistic Wanderings", Norwich Arts Council, CT
Honorable Mention, "Americana", CIAA, Jamestown, RI

2011 -   3rd Place, "Portraits", Wickford Art Assn, RI
Hon Mention, "Still Life", Conanicut Art Assn., Jamestown, RI
3rd Place, Annual Photo Show, South County Art Assn, Kingston, RI
Best in Show, 1st and 3rd awards in sculpture, "Boo", Bristol Art Gallery, RI
Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics, Norwich Arts Council, CT
2nd place, the Photo Guild at the Newport Art Museum, RI
Honorable Mention, Member's Annual A-L, Wickford Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, outdoor sculpture, Paradise City Art Festival, MA
Honorable Mention, "the Color Purple",Portsmouth Arts Guild, RI
Honorable Mention, "Poetic License", the Portsmouth Arts Guild, RI

2010-   Honorable Mention, Photography Annual, S.County Art Assn., Kingston, RI
2nd Place & People's Choice, "Boo", Bristol Art Gallery, Bristol, RI
Hon Mention, Newport Photo Guild, Newport Art Museum
1st Place, Conanicut Island Art Association Summer show, Jamestown, RI
Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics and the Alice Hubbard Clark Award
Norwich Arts Council, CT
1st Place, Open Photo Show, Wickford Art Association, RI
2nd Place, "Anything Goes", Wickford Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, Members Annual, Wickford Art Association, RI
Dorcas Toney Award for Best Pottery, S. County Art Association, RI
3rd Place, All Media Show, S. County Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, Elected Artists Show, Mystic Arts Center, CT

2009 - 1st Place Sculpture, the Jessica Hagan Fine Art & Design Award
for 3-Dimensional Art, the Newport Art Museum Member's Show, Newport, RI
1st Place, 20th Annual Juried Photography Show,Wickford Art Association,
Wickford RI
1st Place, All Media Juried Show, Wickford Art Association, Wickford, RI
Best Functional Pottery, the Dorcas Toney Award, South County Art Association,
Kingston, RI
The Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics, "Artistic Wanderings",
The Norwich (CT) Arts Council
Honorable Mention, "Works On Paper", Portsmouth Arts Guild, RI
The M. Graham & Co. Award, "Art Unites", Pawtucket Arts
Collaborative, RI

2008 – 1st place and Special Mention, "Collage", Wickford Art Assn, RI, Kim Salerno juror
3rd place, 19th Annual Open Photography Show, Wickford Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, Members A-L, Wickford Art Association, RI. Juror: Berge Zobian
Award of Excellence, "Elected Artist Member's Show," Mystic Art Association, CT
The Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics, "The 54th Regional Show",
Mystic Art Center, CT
Honorable Mention, Member’s Annual Show, Mystic Art Center, CT
Best Work in Pottery, "81st Member's Annual", South County Art Assn, Kingston, RI
The Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Ceramics, the Artist's Cooperative Gallery
of Westerly, RI
The Alice Clark Hubbard Award, "Artistic Wanderings", the Norwich Arts Council, CT
3rd place, "Going Green", the Warwick Museum of Art, RI
3rd place and Honorable Mention, the Portsmouth Arts Guild, RI,
Robin Wiseman juror
Honorable Mention, "Open Photo Show", the Portsmouth Arts Guild, RI,
Sandy Nesbitt juror
Red, yellow ribbons, Spring Flower show, Newport, RI
Red Ribbon, Design Division, RI Spring Flower Show, RI

2007 – The Teddy Goberis Award for Excellence in Crafts, A Katherine Forest
Foundation Award, The Regional Show, Mystic Arts Center, CT
Two Blue Ribbons, Design Division, Rhode Island Spring Flower Show, RI
Blue and Green Ribbons, Silver Cup, Design Division, Newport Flower Show, RI
Best Work in Clay, Mary Ann Carney Award, Open Media Juried Show, South
County Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, Annual Photo Show, Wickford Art Association, RI

2006 - People’s Choice Award, Outdoor Sculpture, Paradise City Art Festival,
Northampton, MA
Honorable Mention, The Conanicut Art Association Annual Art Show, Jamestown
Blue Ribbon, RI Spring Flower Show, Providence, RI
Honorable Mention, “Art of the Ocean State”, Wickford Art Association

2005 – Honorable Mention, Open Juried Photography Show, Wickford Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, All Media Open Juried Show, SCAA, Kingston,RI
2004 – 2nd Place, Photography Show, Randall Art Gallery, Jamestown, RI
2nd Place, Members Show, Wickford Art Association, Wickford,RI
Award of Merit, Artists Cooperative Gallery, Westerly, RI
3rd Place, Open Media Show, South County Art Association, Kingston, RI
2003 - 1st Place, Juried Photography Annual, South County Art Association, RI
2nd Place, Annual Summer Show, Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown
Honorable Mention, Juried Portrait Show, Wickford Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, Members Show, Wickford Art Association, RI
Honorable Mention, “Earthworks”, South County Art Association, Kingston,RI
Honorable Mention, 14th Annual Photo Show, Wickford Art Association,
Wickford, RI
Honorable Mention, All Media Juried Show, South County Art Association,
Kingston, RI
Honorable Mention, 17th R.I. Open, Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI
2002 - 1st Place, Members Show, Wickford Art Association, R.I.
1st Place, Photography Annual, Wickford Art Association, RI
“Best Use of Materials”, Island Arts, Newport, RI
2001 - 3rd prize, Wickford Art Association Annual Photography Show, RI
Honorable Mention, 45th Regional Juried Show, Mystic Art Association, CT
2nd Prize, 15th Annual R.I. Open, The Warwick Museum, RI
2000 - 2nd prize, Member’s Show, Wickford Art Association
3rd prize, Crafts, The Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
Honorable Mention, Photography Annual, South County Art Association
Honorable Mention and 6th Prize, The 14th R.I. Open, Warwick Museum, RI
1999 - 1st Prize, the 13th Annual RI Open, Warwick Museum, RI
Honorable Mention, Wickford Art Association, RI
1998 - Honorable Mention, “QE2”, The Warwick Museum, Warwick, RI
1996 - 1st prize, Wickford Art Association, Members Show, Wickford, RI
Honorable Mention, Mystic CT Art Association
1994 - Honorable Mention, "Earthworks", Kingston, RI
1993 - 1st prize Sculpture, Wickford Art Association, RI
1989 - 1st prize Sculpture, Mystic Art Association, CT
1988 - 3rd prize Sculpture, Mystic Art Association, CT
Potter Hazlehurst Award, R.I. Open, Warwick Museum, RI
1987 - Fellowship in Design, RI State Council on the Arts
1982 - 1st and 2nd prizes, "Earthworks", Kingston, RI
1980 - 2nd prize, "Earthworks", Kingston, RI


MEMBERSHIPS:

Art League of RI
Jamestown Arts Center
Mystic, Connecticut Art Center
Newport Art Museum
NAM Photo Guild
Conanicut Island Art Assn, Board of Directors
Norwich Arts Council
South County Art Association
The Potter’s of Newport County
The Quononoquott Garden Club
Wickford Art Association

 

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