BFA in Painting and Drawing, The U. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1980
B.S. in Psychology, Portland State U., Portland, OR 1987
M.A. in Art Therapy, Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles, CA 1989
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, CA Inst. of Integral Studies, San Francisco, 1997
Juried Group Exhibitions
Magnum Opus National Art Competition, Sacramento Art Center.
Juror Linda Gelfman, MFA. Two Paintings Accepted.
Abstract Art Show, Sacramento Art Center,
Juror Pam Avery, MA. Two Paintings accepted.
Second Place Award
Flux: Wax in Art, Arts Benicia.
Juror Sara Post, MFA.
KVIE PBS Arts Auction, Accepted Painting, "Breathing Space".
Bold Expressions National Art Competition, Northern California Artists Inc.
Sacramento Art Center. Juror Chris Daubert, MFA.
Journey of Hope Art Show, Elk Grove Fine Art Center, Sacramento Fine Art Center
Crocker Art Museum.
California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Jurors Chris Daubert, MFA and Shiva Amadi, MFA.
AWARD OF MERIT
Figurative Expressions Art Show at Elk Grove Fine Art Center. Juror Sarma Karsiere, MFA.
53th Annual Mother Load National Art Exhibition, Placerville Arts Association.
Juror Margaret Welty, MA.
59th Annual Spring Show, Lodi Community Art Center.
In & Beyond the Garden, Elk Grove Fine Art Center.
Artistic Journey Membership Exhibition, Northern California Arts Inc.
Sacramento Art Center
7th Annual Open Fine Art Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Center,
Juror Michelle Gregor, MFA
6th Annual Open Fine Art Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Center
Juror Kristina Gilmore, MA
Health Issues prevented painting most of this year.
5th Annual Open Fine Art Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Center, Juror D. Neath.
BEST PAINTING IN SHOW
Artistic Journey, Northern California Arts Membership Exhibition, Sacramento Fine Art Center.
Magnum Opus XXVIII National Art Exhibit Sacramento Fine Art Center.
Jurors: Gloria Wooley, MFA, and Chella MFA
In the Style of the Old Masters, Sacramento Fine Art Center,
Juror Rachel Miller, Ph.D.
Artwork shown in multiple galleries in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.
Awarded Best of Show National Fine Art Competition, Seattle, Washington,
Juror Lucinda Parker, MFA
The School of Fine Art, U. of Iowa 1979-1980
ALPHA SIGMA NU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Loyola Marymount U.1989, LA, CA
BEST IN SHOW - 1987
National Art Competition, Juror Lucinda Parker, Seattle, WA
BEST PAINTING - 2017
Fine Art Competition, Juror D. Neath, 2017, EGFAC, CA
AWARD OF MERIT - 2019
California State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Jurors Chris Daubert, Shiva Ahmadi, 2019.
HONORABLE MENTION - 2019
Figurative Expressions Art Competition, Juror Sarma Karsiere, EGFAC.
SECOND PLACE AWARD - 2020
Abstract Art Show, Juror Pam Avery, Sacramento Art Center, CA
The Artist As Social Activist, presented at the National Art Therapy Conference in
Las Vegas, 1989 and published in The Art Therapy Journal.
Family Art Therapy with Political Refugees, (book chapter) in Art Therapy with Families
In Crisis, Edited by Debra Linesch, Ph.D. pub. by Brunner/Mazel, New York 1993
The Art Therapist as Social Activist, (book chapter) in Mourning, Memory and Life Itself, by Maxine Junge, pub. by Charles Thomas, Illinois, 2008.
2020 American Women Artists Association
2019-2020 Associate Member of the Board, The Elk Grove Fine Art Center, Elk Grove, CA
2017-2020 Member, The Sacramento Fine Art Center, Sacramento, CA
2017-2020 Member, Northern California Arts, Inc.
1983-1987 Board of Directors/Exhibition Chair, The Northwest Artists Workshop,