Current Status

Adjunct Professor teaching Painting, Drawing & Foundations at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

Workshop Instructor for Beginning Oil Painting in the Craft Enrichment Community Program, Boone, NC

Workshop Instructor for Beginning Oil & Acrylic Painting in the Turchin Center for the Arts Community Outreach Program, Boone, NC

Producing and exhibiting mixed media oil paintings and functional stoneware.



Education & Residencies

2015 Masters of Arts in Counseling. Expressive Art Therapy. Appalachian State University,
Boone, NC.
2013 Professional Workshop. NC Watermedia Society. Mary Ann Beckwith: Teaching Scholarship Award Winner.
2006 Masters of Fine Arts, Painting. Pratt Art Institute. Manhattan/Brooklyn, NY.
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
2003 Full Work Study, Glass Blowing, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC.
*Studied with Michiko Sakano and John Pomp


Teaching & Related Work Experience

2013 Art Instructor. Watauga County Schools. Boone, NC.
*Full time art instructor for 700 students per week in K-8 art.

2012 to Present Studio Assistant. Doe Ridge Pottery. Boone, NC.
*Apprentice to Bob Meier, decorative and functional stoneware.

2011 to Present Faculty. Teaching Foundations, Appalachian State University. Boone, NC.
*Instructor of record for; Design Fundamentals I, Design Fundamentals II, Drawing Fundamentals, Cultivating Creativity through Visual Art, Painting I, Painting II, Painting III, Painting IV, Painting 2016 for non-art majors, Introduction to Visual Arts.
 
2011 to Present Workshop Instructor. Craft Enrichment Program, Technology Department, Appalachian State University. Boone, NC
*Instructor for Oil Painting & Drawing
 
2011 to Present Workshop Instructor. Turchin Center Community Outreach Program
*Instructor for beginning oil painting, beginning acrylic painting
 
2010-2011 Faculty. Teaching Foundations, University of North Carolina Asheville, NC
*Instructor of record for Drawing I
 
2009-2010 Workshop Instructor. Living Arts of Montana, Missoula, MT
*Acrylic painting workshop for women oncology patients
Taught beginning arcylic painting techniques and color theory


Professional Memberships & Activities

2013 - present International Society of Experimental Art
2013 - present Watercolor Society of North Carolina
2013 - present North Carolina Counceling Association
2013 - present American Counceling Association
2010 - present Watauga Arts Council Member
2010 - present FATE, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education
2009 - present College Art Association


Exhibitions (* solo exhibition)

2013 Group Show, Doe Ridge Pottery, Boone, NC
Group Show, Studio 3333, Boone, NC
3 Flowers, Group Show Studio 3333 @ Modern Rustic, Boone, NC
What Does Peace Look Like to You?, Juried Exhibition, Jones House Community Gallery, Boone, NC
Permanent Solo Installation, Cash Custom Homes, Boone, NC
2012 More Than Words, Ashe County Arts Council Invitational, West Jefferson, NC
Group Show, Studio 3333, Boone, NC
Annual Juried Exhibition, Watauga Arts Council, Juror: Warren Dennis, Boone, NC
It's Not What You Think, Juried Show, Ashe County Arts Council, West Jefferson, NC
*Modus, Mazie Jones Gallery, Jones House Community Art Center, Boone, NC
Faculty Biennal, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
2011 Alumni Show, Turchin Center for the Arts, Boone, NC
Halloween show, Juried Exhibit; Nth Gallery, Boone, NC
3 Man Show; Modern Rustic, Boone, NC
2010 Faculty Show; Tucker Cook Gallery, Asheville, NC
3 Man Show; Modern Rustic, Boone, NC
2009 * Permanent Exhibit; Allied Health Center, Boone, NC
2008 *1$ out of 15c; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC
2007 *Permanent Exhibit; Deal, Moseley and Smith LLP, Boone, NC
2006 *1$ Out Of 15c; Pratt Art Institute MFA Thesis Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY
Distillery; 2 Man Show; Nth Gallery, Boone, NC
2005 Dumbo Arts District; Juried Competition, Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibits, Community Juried Show, Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC
2004 Group Exhibits, Community Juried Show, Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC
2003 Group Exhibits, Community Juried Show , Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC
*BFA Student Exhibition; Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
Juried Exhibition; Looking Glass Gallery, Boone, NC
Juried Competition; Appalachian Cultural Museum, Boone, NC
Art Expo, Juried Competition, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
Juried Exhibition; Looking Glass Gallery, Boone, NC
*Still Life With Relyt Laed; Solo Exhibit, Nth Gallery, Boone, NC
*Tyler Deal; Expresso News, Boone, NC
Halloween Show; Juried Exhibit, Nth Gallery, Boone, NC
2002 Juried Exhibit, Jones House; Watauga County Community Arts Center, Boone, NC
Art Expo; Juried Competition, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
Halloween Show, Juried Exhibit; Nth Gallery, Boone, NC
2001 Halloween Show, Juried Exhibit; Nth Gallery, Boone, NC


Gallery Representation

2012 - present Studio 3333, Boone, NC
2012 - present Doe Ridge Pottery, Boone, NC
2012 - present Cash Custom Homes Showroom, Boone, NC
2009 - present Modern Rustic, Boone, NC
2001 - 2006 Gallery 9, Foscoe, NC


Awards Received

2013 Watauga Education Foundation. Grant Winner. Art supplies grant to repair damaged kiln, install ventilation system and purchase clay.
2013 Scholarship for Art Teachers. Watercolor Society of North Carolina. Scholarship to attend watercolor workshop taught by Mary Ann Beckwith. Raleigh, NC.
2013 Cheap Joe's Arts in Education. Grant Recipient. K-8 Art Education Supply Grant Provided by Cheap Joe's Art Supply. Boone, NC.
2013 Included in "100 Most Helpful Faculty". Appalachian State University, Campus Wide Student Survey.
2011-2013 Honorable Mention, Who's Who in College Art Education, News Digest.
2011 Regional Artist Project Grant. Grant Recipient. Collaborative funding effort of the North Carolina Arts Council, Watauga Area Arts Council, Avery Arts Council, Ashe Arts Council, and Wilkes Arts Council. Boone, NC.
2003 Honorable Mention, Art Expo, Juried Exhibit; Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
2001 - 2004 Appalachian State Deanís List and Honors Program, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
1999-2000 University of Montana Deanís List and Honors Program, Missoula, MT
1999 Cal Murphy Academic Scholarship, University of Montana, Missoula, MT