Exhibitions (selected juried and invitational)

2016 A Sense of Place (solo exhibit) Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Excellance in Fibers, Fiber Art Now magazine and New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford,     Mass.

2015 All Things Considered VIII, Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota and Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass.

Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan and Dennis Museum, Traverse City, Michigan.

2013 Earth, Fire, Fibre XXIX (juror’s merit award), Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.

         All Things Considered VII (Arrowmont scholarship award), Arrowmont School of Arts and  Crafts, Gatlingburg, Tennessee, and Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.

2012 Woven Migrations (a five-person show). Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

         Weave: Contemporary Northwest Coast Weavers. Stonington Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

2011 Solstice Masquerade. Stonington Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

         Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVIII. Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.

         Art Lives Here. Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

         Gifts from the Trees. Stonington Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

2010 The Art of Nature Inspired by the Nature of Art (honorable mention). Alaska State Parks, Ketchikan, Alaska.

2009 Small Expressions. Craft Center, Ridgeland, Miss. and Faulconer Gallery, Grinell, Iowa.

         Selected Baskets from Web and Flow. Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

         Naturally Inspired. Odd Fellows Gallery, Mendocino, California.

         Web and Flow. Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2008 Nine Months. Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California.

         River of Grass (honorable mention). Convergence, Tampa, Florida.

         Warped. Mainstay Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

2007 Paths and Circles. Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California.

         Blueberry Arts Festival. (first place), Mainstay Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

         All Things Considered IV. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

         Fresh Air. Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California.

         Friends show. NorthCoast Artists Gallery, Fort Bragg, California.

2005 Salish weaving, a collaboration with Marvin Oliver and Diane Douglas Willard. Stonington Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

2004 Absolutely Beads. Beads and Beyond, Bellevue, Washington.

         Blueberry Arts Festival (honorable mention). Mainstay Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

         Don’t Fence Me In, Containing the West. Convergence, Denver, Colorado.

2003 Blueberry Arts Festival (third place). Mainstay Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

2001 Ply and Coil. Hayward Arts Council and Artship Foundation, Oakland, California.

         Blueberry Arts Festival (first place). Mainstay Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

2000 Basketry Turning Points: The Future Contains the Past. Convergence, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Exhibitions curated

2010  Fish Follies. (invited juror) Cordova Historical Museum, Cordova, Alaska.

2007 Assisted with Artist-in-Residence group shows. Mendocino Art Center, California.

2005 Beyond the Rainbow: Maguey Textiles in Guatemala. UCDavis, California.

2003 Tejidos de Maguey: Mas alla del Arco Iris. Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

1994 Treasures from Timor. Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

Selected Presentations

2016 People, Plants and Products in Mesoamerica, Museo Textil, Oaxaca, Mexico.

A Sense of Place, Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska.

2012 Maguey in Guatemala. Museo Textil, Oaxaca, Mexico.

2011 Maguey Journey. INGUAT (tourism office), Antigua, Guatemala.

         Maguey Journey. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2008 Guatemalan Maguey Textiles. Walnut Creek Weavers Guild, Walnut Creek, California.

2006 Guatemalan Maguey Textiles. Santa Cruz Weavers Guild, Santa Cruz, California.

2005 Guatemalan Maguey Textiles. Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild, Mendocino, Ca.

         Guatemalan Maguey Textiles. Yokayo Textile Guild, Ukiah, California.

2004 Guatemalan Net Bags. Basketry Guild, Saltspring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

         It’s in the Bag: Transformation in Guatemala. TSA symposium; Oakland, California.

         Maguey Morrales. El Sitio, Antigua, Guatemala.

2003 Maguey in Guatemala Today. Vernacular Conference, Puebla, Mexico.

         Maguey in Guatemala Today. Instituto de Artes Grafico, Oaxaca, Mexico.

         Maguey Past, Present and Future. Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala.


2016 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity grant

2015 Rasmuson Foundation Indivdual Artist project grant

2014 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity grant

2001 Fulbright, to study maguey textiles in Guatemala, Central America.

1999 Jastro Sheilds and Consortium for Women/UCDavis, to study Maori textiles in New Zealand.


2005-08  Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California.


2000 Master of Fine Arts in Textile Arts and Costume Design. University of California, Davis.

1993 Certificate of Merit in Northwest Coast Basketry and Weaving. University of Alaska Southeast/Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan, Alaska.

1981 B.A. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.