Exhibition Record & Resume

Updated April 2024

My work can be seen at the Lowertown Underground Artists Coop, 308 Prince Street, St. Paul, MN – basement level. The gallery is open Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, (except for holidays and weather permitting).


  • Lowertown Underground Artists, Saint Paul, MN, 2020-current
  • Various group & solo exhibitions, Saint Paul, MN, through early 2020
  • Solo Exhibition, Landmark Center, 2018
  • Solo Exhibition, First Universalist Chursch, Minneapolis, 2018
  • Member, AZ Gallery, Lowertown St. Paul MN – various exhibitions. 2012-2017
  • Group Exhibitions, artist and organizer, “Project Art for Nature: Tributaries of Earth & Water.” Great River Road Visitor Center, June 2016. St. Croix River & Recreation Area Visitor Center, July 2016. The AZ Gallery, August 2016. The Phipps Center for the Arts, October/November 2016. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, October/November 2016. River Falls Library, December 2016.
  • Invitational Featured Artist, November 2016. “Lowertown Art Show,” AZ Gallery, St. Paul

Earlier Selected Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibit, September 2014-January 2015. “A is for Afton, Z is for Zippel Bay,” Great Lakes
    Aquarium Gallery, Duluth MN
  • Solo Exhibit, January 2015-March 2015. “A is for Afton, Z is for Zippel Bay,” Silverwood Park Gallery Annex, St. Anthony, MN
  • Solo Exhibit, August-September 2015. “A if for Afton, Z is for Zippel Bay,” Unity Unitarian Church, St. Paul
  • Solo Exhibit, May & June, 2014. “A is for Afton, Z is for Zippel Bay” AZ Gallery, St. Paul
  • Project Art for Nature, May-August, 2014. Culminating shows, The Bell Museum, U of M, Minneapolis
  • Duo exhibition, July-September, 2014. Westfields Hospital/Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI.
  • 2014 Group Exhibition, Project Art for Nature, Hudson Hospital, Hudson WI
  • Group Exhibition, Project Art for Nature – Braided Streams, Woven Waters, The AZ Gallery, St. Paul.
  • Duo exhibition, Hudson Hospital, Hudson, WI with Mel Tudisco
  • Two Person Exhibition, Unity Church, St. Paul – with Ann Popadiuk Larson
  • Co-Organizer/exhibitor, invitational Show, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, February 2013.
  • Owner/exhibitor, “Twining River Arts” gallery & shop, 2010-2012.
  • Project Art for Nature, “Places Between, Species Within,” The Phipps Museum, Hudson, WI.
  • “A Feast of Florals,” Lowertown Art Gallery, St. Paul
  • “Best Foot Forward 2011,” Lowertown Art Gallery, St. Paul
  • Invitational group show, “Shiny is My Favorite Color,” University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 2009.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, installation, Lowry Nature Center/Carver Park, Three Rivers Park District,
    Victoria, MN, 2006.
  • Invitational, “The Shubert Club Song Series,” the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 2006.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, solo show, “Permutatio,” University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, April/May 2003.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, invitational group show, “St. Paul Book Artists,” St. Paul City Hall, St. Paul, Fall 2002.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, invitational group show, “By The Book,” Raymond Avenue Gallery, St. Paul, May 2002.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, “Edible Book Exhibition & High Tea,” Argyle-Zebra Gallery, 2000-2002.
  • Invitational group show, “Celebrating Women,” University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, March 2002.
  • Invitational group show, “On The Shelf,” Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, January 2002.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, group show, “RECESS: Toys & Games,” Argyle-Zebra Gallery, Nov. 2001.
  • Invitational group show, MN State Fair, Fine Arts Building, Textile Center of MN, August, 2001.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, group show, “Mail Art,” Argyle-Zebra Gallery, August 2001.
  • Organizer/exhibitor, solo show, “Alchymica,” Argyle-Zebra Gallery, St. Paul, July 2001.
  • Invitational group show, “Manifold,” University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, November 2000.
  • Juried group show, “Artwear In Motion,” Textile Center of MN, Minneapolis, MN. October 2000.
  • Juried group show, MN State Fair, Fine Arts Building, St. Paul, August 2000.
  • Juried group show, “Millennium Material,” Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL. June 2000.
  • Invitational show, “Chapter Four: Fifteen Years of Faculty & Friends,” MCBA, Mpls, May 2000.
  • Invitational traveling group show, “Teapot Show,” Mount Mary College/Oconomowoc Gallery/ARC
    Gallery, Milwaukee/Chicago. February 1996 and 1998, March 2000.
  • Group show, “Mini-Millennium,” Textile Center of MN, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Jan. 2000.
  • Invitational group show, “Art of the Book,” Cornucopia Art Center, Lanesboro, Spring 1999.
  • Members’ Show, Textile Center of MN, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI. Dec., 1998.
  • Invitational group show “Artwear in Motion,” Textile Center of MN, St. Paul, MN. October, 1998.
  • Invitational group show, 1997 Jerome Book Artists, MCBA, Mpls., Dec. 1997.
  • Invitational group show, “Artwear in Motion,” Textile Center of MN, St. Paul, MN. October, 1997.

Teaching experience includes a variety of levels and situations, including:

  • Three years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a teaching assistant in Design & Color, solely responsible for three sessions a semester.
  • Instruction in textile design and dyeing for the Compleat Scholar Program at the University of Minnesota-Saint Paul
  • Workshops at the Minnesota Book Center; historical sites and recreation for calligraphy, illumination and dance for all ages; and a week with the East Side Arts Council Art Bus.

1997-Current: Owner, Painted Turtle Design
Project and event planning, publicity and media campaigns, graphic design, marketing, grant writing, artistic and project support. Selected clients:
Media Relations, Marketing & Graphic Design
2009-2016: SteppingStone Theatre
2007-2009: Public Art St. Paul
1999-2004: Bell Museum of Natural History
1997-2006: Textile Center of Minnesota
Project & Event Management
2012-2016 Arts & Culture Partnership of St. Paul
2009 Public Art Paul/Sustainable Artmaking Fellowship
2007-2009 Lowertown Blues Festival
2006 Wishes for the Sky
2006-Current: Project Art for Nature
2005: Parks & Trails Council of MN/Midwest Mountaineering
2000-2012: St. Paul Art Collective
2000-2002: St. Paul Book Artists
1998-2000: Textile Center of MN
2010-2012: Twining River Art Gallery


  • Responsible for grant prospecting, grant writing, submission of final reports, and all aspects of grant administration and tracking for organizations and individuals.
  • Successful grants include MN State Arts Board, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, City of St. Paul Cultural STAR Grant, COMPAS, Jerome Artist Grant, among others for organizations and artistic projects.
    2005-2012: St. Paul Art Collective/Saint Paul Art Crawl
    2012: Big Brothers, Big Sisters
    2010: “Close to Home” Project/Artist Grant

Board of Directors
2015-2017: President, local chapter of the Society of Creative Anachronism
2008-2012: Arts & Culture Partnership of St. Paul
2008-2011: Project Art for Nature
2000-2004: St. Paul Art Collective, President
2000-2003: Northern Warehouse Artists’ Cooperative, President
1997-2000: Textile Center of Minnesota
2015-2016 Exhibition Series Organizer, Project Art for Nature, “Tributaries of Earth & Water” 2012-
2013 Exhibition Organizer & Committee Chair, Project Art for Nature “Braided Streams, Woven
2012-2017: Member, AZ Gallery
2011-2012: City of St. Paul, Penfield Project Public Art Selection Committee
2012: Capitol River Council, Downtown Arts Committee
2008-2011: Public Art St. Paul, Beyond Green and other committees
2004-2005: City of St. Paul, Diamond Products Building/Lowertown Task Force
2000-2003: AZ Gallery, Exhibition Manager
2000-2002: Edible Book Exhibitions/AZ Gallery, Exhibition Manager

Master of Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. Textile design and history.
Post-Degree Studies, Milwaukee Inst. of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI. Graphic design & marketing.
Bachelor of Science, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI. Photography and biology.

Minnesota Master Naturalist, former member of Women’s Environmental Arts Directory, member Project Art for Nature. Natural history, gardening, art history, historical costuming and cooking. Professional artist.

2013 Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Artist Initiative Grant
2004 Fourth Place Award, Fibers, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
2001 Purchase Award, University of St. Thomas.
1996 Jerome Fellowship for the Book Arts, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Mpls, MN.
1991 Merit Award, Art on the Mountain, Wilmington, VT.
Governor’s Award, Second Place, 1990, Fibers Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Lowertown Underground Cooperative
Project Art for Nature, projectartfornature.org
Minnesota Master Naturalist (certification 2013)

J. Gikow, “Polymer Clay: Creating Functional and Decorative Objects”. Aug. 2001.
American Craft, April/May 1998. Featured “Portfolio” artist.
Website: American Craft Council, http://www.craftcouncil.org/. 1998-2012.

Mayo Clinics
Regions Hospital
University of St. Thomas, Luann Dummer Center for Women.
Northwestern University, Special Collections.
Milwaukee County Government Offices / Milwaukee City Offices.
Numerous private collections & commissions.

Ramsey County Historical Society; 2013-2024
Program, Marketing & Membership Manager

Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Artist Initiative Grant; 2012-2014
Recipient of grant to research, create and present a series of artworks (30 in all) on the ecology, biomes, and native plants and animals of the Minnesota State Parks.

St. Paul Art Collective/Saint Paul Art Crawl; 1997-2012
Communications & Media Relations Director, Chair & Project Manager, promotion to Executive Director

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota, 1997-2005
Membership Director, promotion to Communications & Events Director

Textile Center of Minnesota, 1997-1999
Communications & Administrative Support