Resume

Exhibitions (selected juried and invitational)

2020 All Alaska Biennial. Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.

2019 Blueberry Arts Festival (first place). Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Ak.

Excellence in Fibers IV. Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, California.

2018 All Alaska Biennial. Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.

Excellence in Fibers IV. Fiber Art Now, winter issue.

2017 Excellence in Fibers III. New Bedford Art Museum, Mass. & Fiber Art Now, winter issue. 

2016 A Sense of Place. Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska. 

2015 All Things Considered VIII. Grand Hand Gallery, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Extreme Fibers: Textiles Icons and the New Edge. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon and Dennos 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. 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.

Naturally Inspired. Odd Fellows Gallery, Mendocino, California.

Web and Flow. Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

2020 My Artistic Journey. Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Zoom.

Studio tour. Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities, Ketchikan, Alaska. Facebook Live.

2019 Stories Behind My Baskets in the Tongass Historical Museum. Ketchikan, Alaska.

Basketry Now. Petersburg Public Library, Petersburg, Alaska.

My Basket Journey. Alaska State Museum. Juneau, Alaska.

2018 Containing the Past and Embracing the Future: Plant Material Textiles in northern Latin America and Weft Twining in the Pacific. Vancouver B.C.

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 Weaver’s Guild, Walnut Creek, California.

2006 Guatemalan Maguey Textiles. Santa Cruz Weaver’s Guild, Santa Cruz, California.

2005 Guatemalan Maguey Textiles. Mendocino Coast Handweaver’s Guild, Mendocino, California.

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. 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.

Grants

2018 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity grant.

2016 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity grant.

2015 Rasmuson Foundation Individual 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.

Artist-in-residence

2020 Alaska State Park, Juneau, Alaska.

2005-08  Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California.

Education

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.