Resume

Education
2003
A.A. University of Advancing Technology- Tempe, AZ
Major: Multimedia
Specialization in computer animation, web and graphic design
Special Honors: Summa Cum Laude

1995
M.F.A. University of North Texas- Denton, TX
Major: Metals and Jewelry
Specialization in enameling and jewelry fabrication
Minor: Computer Graphics

1990
B.F.A. University of Texas- Austin, TX
Major: Metals and Jewelry
Minor: Ceramics/ Art History

Current Positions
2014-
Digital Technologies and Websites Manager- Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2007-
Artist in Residence in Metals, Mesa Art Center- Mesa, AZ
Madmaud Digital Design, freelance web and graphic design- Phoenix, AZ

Most Recent Positions
2012- 2014
Adjunct Faculty, Phoenix College- Phoenix, AZ Teaching: Metals and Jewelry I, II and Ind. study

2009- 2014
Retail Website Administrator- Heard Museum Online Shop

2006- 2009
Adjunct Faculty, South Mountain Community College- Phoenix, AZ
Teaching (Teacher of Record): Art History Survey, Art Appreciation, Drawing 1 and 2, Two Dimensional Design and Computer Graphic Arts

2004- 2007
Artist in Residence, Phoenix Center for the Arts- Phoenix, AZ
August 2004- August 2007
Teaching: Metals and Jewelry
Duties included teaching beginning to advanced metals and jewelry and special topics workshops, creating semester schedules, coordinating other metals instructors, maintaining the studio and equipment and sharing curatorial duties of monthly exhibits including an annual metals show

2001- 2002
Assistant Professor of Art, Tennessee Technological University- Cookeville, TN
Teaching: Art Appreciation
Teacher of record for 2 Art Appreciation classes (120+ students). Duties included preparing and giving lectures, creating syllabi and tests and grading tests and research papers.
Curator: Art Slide Library
Through a special grant created to comply with NASAD accreditation, I re-organized and re-catalogued 20,000+ slides using FileMaker Pro. Extensive research was required along with my existing knowledge base to accurately label mislabeled, partially labeled, un-translated foreign and unlabeled slides, which comprised a significant percentage of the collection. I was also responsible for augmenting the collection where I deemed necessary with a purchase grant of $15,000.

Selected Teaching Experience
As the Artist in Residence at the Phoenix Center for the Arts from 2004- 2007 and at the Mesa Arts Center (MAC) since 2007, I have taught a multitude of classes too numerous to detail here, including: intro to beginning and advanced metals, enameling and casting; and workshops including: etching, chain making, soldering, stone setting, fold forming and electro-forming. Listed below are classes I have taught outside of my tenure as resident at these locations. Please contact me if you would like more information on my teaching experience at PCA or MAC. Thank you.

2010
Workshop: “Painting Enamel ” Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts- August 15- 20, Gatlinburg, TN

2007
Workshop: “Intro to Jewelry ” Appalachian Center for Crafts (ACC)- June 18- 22, Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Solder 911” Phoenix Center for the Arts- October 11- November 15, Phoenix, AZ

2006
Workshop: “Woven Chains” Mesa Arts Center March 25-26 Mesa, AZ

2005
Visual Arts Instructor- “Beginning Enameling” Mesa Arts Center- June 9- July 28, Mesa, AZ
Workshop: “Fused Link Chains ” Mesa Arts Center- October 6- 27, Mesa, AZ
Workshop: “Byzantine Chains ” Mesa Arts Center- November 3- December 1, Mesa, AZ

2004
Artist in Residence- MAKER 2004 “Fibers Techniques in Metals” June 12- 17, Loma Mar, CA

2002
Workshop: “Jewelry Playhouse” Appalachian Center for Crafts (ACC)- April 13- 14, Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Jewelry Making: In the Beginning…” ACC- June 10- 14, Smithville, TN

2001
Substitute Faculty: Beginning Drawing, Painting, Art and Music Appreciation. TTU- Cookeville, TN
Workshop: “Enameling: Color Your World” John C. Campbell Folk School- March 4- 10, Brasstown, NC
Workshop: “Basic Jewelry Making” ACC- June 11- 15, Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Chain Making” ACC- October 13-14, Smithville, TN

2000
Substitute Faculty: Beginning Drawing. TTU- Cookeville, TN
Workshop: “Basic Jewelry” ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Enameling” ACC- May 29- June 2, Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Basic Jewelry” ACC- June 5- June 9, Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Beginning Jewelry” ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Educational Outreach: “Art Comes to Schools” State grant April 12- May 11

1999
Adjunct Faculty: (Teacher of Record) Art Appreciation. Motlow Community College- McMinnville, TN
Workshop: “Beginning Enameling” ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Beginning Bead Weaving- Peyote Stitch” ACC- April 10-11, Smithville, TN
Educational Outreach: “Art Comes to School” State grant- April 20-May 13

1998
Adjunct Faculty- (Teacher of Record) Art Appreciation. Motlow Community College- McMinnville, TN
Workshop: “Basic Enameling” ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Basic Enameling” ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Educational Outreach: “Art Comes to Schools” State grant April 20- May 14

1996-1997
Adjunct Faculty- (Teacher of Record) Art Appreciation and Art Education. Motlow Community College- McMinnville, TN
Workshop: “Fiber Techniques in Metal”, ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Enamel- Color Your World” ACC (one week)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Basic Enameling” ACC (4 Saturdays)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Basic Jewelry and Enameling” ACC (4 Saturdays)- Smithville, TN

1995- 1996
Artist in Residence in Metals-Appalachian Center for Craft- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Champlevé”- ACC (4 Saturdays)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Enameling”- ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Chain, Chain, Chains” ACC (2 days)- Smithville, TN
Workshop: “Enameling” ACC (8 week course)- Smithville, TN

1994-1995
Teaching Fellow- (Teacher of Record) Computer Graphics. University of North Texas- Denton, TX
Teaching Fellow- (Teacher of Record) Beginning Metals. University of North Texas- Denton, TX

1993-1994
Teaching Fellow- (Teacher of Record) Beginning Metals and Intermediate Metals. University of North Texas- Denton, TX
Teaching Assistant to Harlan Butt- Advanced Metals. University of North Texas- Denton, TX

1992- 1993
Teaching Fellow: (Teacher of Record) Beginning Drawing- University of North Texas- Denton, TX

Other Art related Positions
2011- 2013
Founding member of Mesa Arts Center Artists Cooperative- juried in under metals and photography. Duties included- committee service and regular demonstrations in the store. I served on the marketing committee where I was responsible for graphic design. I produced posters, a rack card, bookmark, business card and promotional insert for theatre programs. I also maintain the web page for the shop at www.mesaartscenter.com

1998- 2000
Sales and Exhibitions Staff- ACC Gallery- Smithville, TN
Duties included assisting customers, creating sale displays, preparing the exhibition space and pedestals, hanging and taking down exhibitions, packaging and shipping artwork, inventory maintenance, writing press releases and creating advertising material.

1997- 2002
Established private studio; “Jewel Designs”- Silver Point, TN

1996-1997
Co- founder; “Clarkenhagen Jewelry Design”- Nashville, TN

Selected Shows and Exhibitions
2013
“Summer Faculty Show” June- August ACC- Smithville, TN
“Alchemy 2, the 14th Juried International Enamel Exhibition” June 15- August 23, Carnegie Gallery- Covington, KY

2012
“Crucible: 10 Years of Metals at the Mesa Arts Center” April 20- August 12, MAC- Mesa, AZ

2011
“House of Fun” April 21- May 25 Shemer Art Center- Phoenix, AZ (juried by Lennee Eller)

2010
“All Souls Exhibition” October 22- November 7 Studo 455- Tucson, AZ (juried by Terry Etherton)

2007
“Resident Artists Show” March 2- 30 Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
“Summer Faculty Show” June- August ACC- Smithville, TN
“Arizona Gems” April 28- October 28 Sky Harbor Airport, Terminal 3, Level 2, East End- Phoenix, AZ

2006
“Art Detour HQ Group Show” March 24- 26 Burton Barr Library, Phoenix, AZ
“Resident Artists Show” March 3- 31 Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
“Resident Artists Show” September 1- 29 Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
“Polished: Three Decades of Metal at UNT” November 9- December 23 UNT Art Space FW- Fort Worth, TX

2005
“Resident Artists Show” September 2- 27 Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
“Resident Artists Show” March 4- 25 Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ

2004
“Resident Artists Show” September 3- 24 Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ

2002
“Summer Faculty Show” June- August ACC- Smithville, TN

2001
“Spotlight 2001: American Craft Council Southeast Region Annual Juried Exhibition” Nov. 19- Dec. 15. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts- Gatlinburg, TN
“Fresh Metals”- Invitational Exhibition- August 13- September 13 ACC- Smithville, TN
“Materials: Hard and Soft” juried exhibition- January 27- March 9, Denton, TX
“The 14th Cloisonné Jewelry Contest” The Japan Shippo Conference juried exhibition- March-April. Syosenkyo Rope- way Shippo Museum, Tokyo, Japan
“Summer Faculty Show” June- August ACC- Smithville, TN

2000
“Best of Tennessee Crafts” Tennessee Assoc. of Craft Artists Biennial- Kenneth Trapp- juror. Venues: Carroll Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN- Christian Brothers Univ. Art Gallery, Memphis, TN; McMinn Co. Living Heritage Museum, Athens, TN
“Annual New Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild Exhibition”- August 26- November 12, Asheville, NC
Tennessee Assoc. of Craft Artists- Highland Rim Chapter Exhibition, Cookeville Arts Center- August 6-27, Cookeville, TN
“Summer Faculty Show”- June 1- August 5 ACC- Smithville, TN

1999
“Behind Our Eyes, We Dream” solo exhibition- Nov. 26- Jan 13, 2000 ACC- Smithville, TN

1998
“The Allure of Lures” ACC- Smithville, TN

1997
Japan Enameling Artists Society Juried Show- Tokyo, Japan

1995-1996
“Brooch- The Subject” 2-year traveling exhibition Southwestern states
“Banking on the Arts” art exhibition- Cookeville, TN
“Collect All Six” Emerging Professional Artists group show ACC- Smithville, TN
Japan Enameling Artists Society Juried Show- Tokyo, Japan
ACC Faculty Show- Nashville, TN
Voertman Art Competition Juried Show- Denton, TX
University of North Texas Juried Student Show- Denton, TX

1994
“Brooch- The Subject” Juried Show- Tempe Arts Center- Juror’s Award- Tempe, AZ
Voertman Art Competition Juried Show- Denton, TX

Professional Activities and Service
2006
Curator- “Annual Metals Show”- October 6- 26, Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ

2005
Co-Curator- “Annual Student Show ”- December 2- 16, Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
Curator- “All the Small Things- Juried Metals Show ”- October 7- 28, Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
Curator-“Draw the Line”- June 3- 24, Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ
Curator- “Best of Show”- February 4- 25, Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ

2004
Juror- “Precious Metals, Precious Objects”- September 3- 24, Phoenix Center for the Arts Gallery- Phoenix, AZ

2000
Juror- “Eyes of Diversity” Elementary and Secondary Art and Literature Competition sponsored by Fleetguard- Cookeville, TN
Juror- Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Fall Fair Nashville- Chattanooga, TN
Juror- Webb School Fair- Bell Buckle, TN

1998
Juror- Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree Crafts Fair- Smithville, TN

1997
Juror- Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree Crafts Fair- Smithville, TN

1995-1996
Juror- ACC Juried Student Show- Smithville, TN

Publications
Metalsmith, Winter 1995- “Brooch- The Subject” review
SNAG News September/ October 1995- Emerging Professional Artist residency article
Ornament, Autumn 1994, “Contemporary American Brooches.”
Artlink, October 2004- interview on the metals program at the Phoenix Center for the Arts

Current Professional Organizations
Enamelist Society
Arizona Designer Craftsmen