Education

M.A. Art Education, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 
B.S. Art Education, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

           

Experience
Selected Experience
2011 – 1978 - Art Educator, Reading School District, Reading, PA
2001 – 1986 - R.H.S. Art Gallery Founder & Director, Reading, PA
2001 - 98, 92-09 - Textile Design Instructor, Albright College, Reading, PA
2012 – 2000 - Life Drawing & Drawing Instructor, Albright College, Reading, PA
2011 - 2008, 1988 - Baum Art School Summer Instructor, Allentown, PA
Selected Gallery Exhibitions    
2010 - Baum Art Faculty Exhibit, Allentown, PA
2010 - 2001  Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem, PA                            
2000 - Open Space Gallery, Missing From The Last Century, Allentown, PA                    
2000 - The Baum Art School, Allentown, PA                              
2000 - 1999  Circa 2000, Gallery of Fine American Craft, Ludwigs Corner, PA              
1999 - Northampton Community College, Northampton, PA                                         
1999 - Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, PA                                
1999 - Open Sapce Gallery, Fiberspace, Allentown, PA                 
1998 - Open Space Gallery, Handpainted Silk & Sculpture, Allentown, PA                      
1998 - Borders Bookstore, Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA                                               
1998 - Kutztown University Alumni Exhibition, Kutztown, PA    
1998 - 97  Design Accent, Allentown, PA                                      
1999 - 97  Legends, Traditions and Friends, Bethlehem, PA                 
1997 - 96   Studio 600, Reading, PA                                                
1996 - “Art Of The State: Pennsylvania ‘96”, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA          
1996 - Artist Educator Invitational, Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA                         
1999 - 2011   Hidden Treasures Artisan Tour, Lehigh Valley, PA                                    
1995 - Wearable Art Fashion Show, Artzon Gallery, Orefield, PA    
International Exhibitions
1995 - Creative Silk Painting, Jan Janas & Diane Tuckman, North Light
Books, Cincinnati, Ohio
1981 - Feminist Art For The 80’s - Women Look At Women, Muhlenberg College,
Allentown, PA                               
Traveled With Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’
Currently In The Permanent Collection of The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Selected National Exhibitions
2001 - New Arts Program, Small Works, Kutztown, PA
1999 - Mayfair Fine Art and Craft Exhibition, Allentown, PA
1998 - Mayfair Fine Art and Craft Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
1997 - Muse Gallery, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
1997 - Long Beach Arts, The Art of Craft, Long Beach, California
1996 - New Arts Program, Small Works, Kutztown, PA
1996 - Open Space Gallery, Fashion Fantasy, Allentown, PA
1996 - Mayfair Fine Art and Craft Exhibition, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Selected Publications

2001 - Lifestyle, The Reading Eagle Times                                   
1999 - Gallery Review, The Morning Call                                    
1999 - Fiberspace, The Express Times
1996 - Frames Of Reference, Arts & Travel,The Morning Call News paper
1996 - See You In September, Sunday Magazine,The Morning Call Newspaper
1995 - Hidden Treasures, Nieghbors, The Morning Call Newspaper
1995 - Outside In, Gallery Review,The Morning Call Newspaper
1995 - Creative Silk Painting, Jan Janas & Diane Tuckman, North Light
Books, Cincinnati, Ohio
Professional Society Memberships
National Art Education Association
PA Art Education Association
College Arts Association   
American Craft Council
Allentown Art Museum
Lehigh Arts Council
Selected Distinguished Awards
2002 - Rothermel Alumni Award, Kutztown, PA
            Distinguished Achievements in Professional Life
2001 - Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Award, The Power Of Art,
           The Lab School of Washington, DC    
2000 - Nike Foundation Michael Jordan Fundamentals Grant      
1998 - Distinguished Art Educator and Co-operative Teacher Kutztown
University, Kutztown, PA                
1996 - Best Of Art To Wear, Fashion Fantasy,Open Space Gallery, Allentown,PA    
Teaching Philosophy
    The truth about art is that the experience is a constant journey.  Rooted in culture, discipline, creative experimentation and the anticipation of discovery.....
we partake in our artistic path.
Art is always there for us. Art imitates life, reflects our emotion and imagination as it broadens our knowledge of self, family & community.  
The studio experience is unique in that we come together to present a creative idea and then proceed to explore the possibilities.
Creativity allows us to take time for ourselves, strengthen our self confidence and nurture our individuality.
    The fundamentals of art become evident as students engage in the creative process using natural and man made materials, discovering methods of inspiration, learning about artists, culture and art history.
    Various studio experiences in Drawing & Painting include traditional and contemporary methods and techniques.

Additional topics include: calligrams, frottage, abstract expressionism, pop art, surrealism, self portrait grid drawing, drawing and painting from observation and
the imagination.

 
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