Exhibitions (selected juried and invitational)

2023 Portable Southeast, Juneau Arts Council, Various locations

2022 All Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

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 (solo exhibit). 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.

2011 Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVIII. Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska.

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.

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.

Selected Presentations

2023 Plant Material Textiles in Central America. Arizona Weaving and Spinning Guild. Zoom.

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.


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


2020 Alaska State Park, Juneau, Alaska.

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.