1972- 1973 Art Institute of
1982 Kent State Blossom Art Program with an emphasis on painting under the direction of Craig Lucas.
1980-1990 Postgraduate courses included filmmaking and Media Influences on Art.
Major – Art Education
Studio concentration – Painting - under the direction of William Quinn.
Thesis – “The Actions and Reflections of Art Teachers in Their Studios and Their Classroom”
Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA),
The School of the Art Institute of
1977–2007 K-12 Visual Art Teacher,
Elementary Schools: 1977-1986
Middle School: 1986-1998
High School: 1998-2007
One year sabbatical, Student Teacher Supervisor,
Art Department Coordinator,
Fall Semester Visiting Artist/Lecturer Art Education,
Assistant Professor/Student Teacher Supervisor,
Third Graders and Our Earth; Mutually Indebted
The ABCs of Feminist Pedagogy and Art Education Co-presenter.
1977-1978 Faculty Shows, Taylor Memorial Library.
1981 Commissioned work, Children’s
Hospital Credit Union,
1982 Blossom Kent Art Show.
1982-1992 Commissioned works for private individuals/businesses.
OAEA Conference Juried Art Show, Powerhouse
1995 “By Invitation Only Art Show”, solo show arranged for the artist by an area patron.
Four paintings on loan to
Contemporary Art Project Gallery Show, “Two
“Singular Evening of Art”, solo show at the
Cuyahoga Falls School of Music,
Moonlight Gallery, group show,
painting featured at the Agora Gallery in
2000-Present Studio work on various paintings and photographs for collaborative film projects.
Solo show, Kent State
“Progeny”, solo show
2003-Present A featured artists for Diabetes Association yearly Fundraiser.
2005-Present Commissioned works for private individuals/businesses.
2006 Currently working on 4’x5’ oil painting for collaborative film for Breast Cancer Awareness.
2009 Various Northeast Ohio gallery shows including; City Art Project in Cuyahoga Falls; Fresh and Witty Show Summit Art Space, Akron, Ohio
Multimedia collaborations begin with Christine Gorbach (sight) and Gary
Lee Nelson (sound), an
Death and Transfiguration 2001
The Red Line 2004
Emergence 2004 (Multi-media production)
My Regards 2004
Hope 2007 (In production)
The following is a list of venues in which one or more of the films were shown.
Subtle Technologies, Blurring the Boundaries Between Art and Science,
Wigged.net on-line video magazine April-May 2001 edition
Sight and Sound Series Cleveland Institute of Art
The Peabody Conservatory in
Featured presenters at the annual meeting of the
Ohio Art Education Association in
Interlochen Arts Camp,
American New Arts Festival,
"Take Back the Night"
Music and Arts festival,
"Standing Rock Film Festival"
Heidelberg College Arts festival
“MMM – Multi Media
Oberlin Faculty Concert
Presentation of films
and participants in a roundtable discussion during a summer workshop at CCMix
New Music and Arts festival,
“Timara Reunion Festival”,
Visiting Artist Concert at
at “Shared” an art and technology venue in
Factory Ignition: Convergence: The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts
Awards and Commendations
Outstanding Young Educator for the city of
Teacher of the Year
Nominated for Outstanding Educator by
Outstanding Achievement / Teacher of the Year
1993 National Citation for Excellence in the Visual Arts
1994 National Honor Awarded for Excellence in the Visual Arts
1997 Recognition as an Outstanding Educator of the Visual Arts
Grant for presentation of Student
2002 Star Award for acting as an outstanding artistic model for students.
For serving as a positive artistic model for students, staff and community.
Summit County Council,
from Summit County Council,
2008 National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus Carrie Nordlund Award. National citation for excellence in feminist pedagogy, PreK-12th art education.