1993      Louisiana State University, MFA in Studio Arts, Painting and Drawing, Baton Rouge, LA

1990     Texas Woman’s University, BFA in Studio Painting, minor in Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Denton, TX

1989      The Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY



1995     Vermont Studio Center, Staff Artist, Johnson, VT, August 1995 to present

1994     Vermont Studio Center, Study with John Walker and Bernard Chaet, Johnson, VT

1991      LSU Summer Program – London, England, Concentration in Art History     

1989     Chautauqua School of Art, Summer Program, Chautauqua, NY

1985     Shriner College, Summer Program, Kerrville, TX

1984     Texas Tech, Summer Program, Junction, TX



2019 Tubes Artists Gallery, issue #11, Studio 5 Publishing Partnership, Sweden, UK
2017 “Painters TUBES”, issue #5, “Landscapes...before Poussin and today”, Editor Denis Taylor, pg 38, November, Studio 5 Sweden, UK

2015    “…on down the road”, oil on canvas, 30” x 24”, on the front cover of “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude”, a full-length poetry manuscript by               

             poet Ross Gay, Pitts Poetry Series, University of Pittsburgh Press.

2005     “Ladies’ Rooms”, Helen Day Art Center, Seven Days by Marc Awodey, June 22, 2005.

2002     “Wet Paint, What revevance does paint have in contemporary art?, Memphis Flyer, by Davis Hill, May 23, 2002



2019 Delights, upcoming exhibition, Red Mill Gallery, VSC, November, Johnson, VT

2017     LUCK, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery,  March 27 – April 28, Hamden, CT

2011     No Artificial Flowers, Vermont Studio Center, Gallery 2, April 10 – 28, Jonhson, VT

2006    Terre Verte, Cooler Gallery, October, White River Junction, VT

              Recent Paintings, Plum Gallery, August, Williamstown, MA

              Monoprint Sketches, Johnson State College, April, Johnson, VT

2005     Women’s Work:  No Boundaries, Three person exhibition, Helen Day Art Center, Main Gallery, June 10 – August 28, Stowe, VT

2004     Abstractions, Recent Work, Plum Gallery, August 26 – September 26, Williamstown, MA

               Studio Stills Exhibition, Paintings & Gouache w/c, Red Mill Gallery, January, Johnson, VT

2003      Summer Dessert series, Monoprints, Red Mill Gallery, July, Johnson, VT

2001      Studio Paintings, Paintings and Monoprints, Red Mill Gallery, November, Johnson, VT

2000     My Sweet Lafayette, The Taylor Gallery, Kimball Union Academy, October, Meriden, NH

              Gringo Honeymoon, Monoprints, French Press Café, February, Johnson, VT

1999      Dancing With No Shoes, Paintings & Monoprints, Red Mill Gallery, August, Johnson, VT

              Coffee Shop Show, Monoprints, French Press Café, January, Johnson, VT

1998      Hot Hula Hula, Monoprints, Paintings, & Drawings, Red Mill Gallery, May, Johnson, VT

1996      Works in Progress, Paintings, Drawings, & Monoprints, Red Mill Gallery, October, Johnson, VT.

              Coffee Shop Show, Monoprints, French Press Café, May, Johnson, VT

1993      New Personae, MFA Exhibition, Foster Gallery, LSU, April, Baton Rouge, LA

1990     Psychosavvy Therefore Reality,  BFA Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, TWU, April, Denton, TX



2016      Vermont Contemporary Art Space, Summer show, July – September, Stowe, VT

              The Retrieval of the Beautiful, The Painting Center, June 21 - July 16, New York, NY

              LUCK OF THE DRAW (vol. 1), a survey show of contemporary drawings curated by Trent Miller, January 8 - February 26, Diane Endres                                            Ballweg Gallery, Central Madison Public Library, Madison, WI

2015      Colored Mud, A Painting Exhibition, Curated by Kayla Mohammadi, November, Fenway Studios, Boston, MA

              Group Exhibition, Vermont Studio Center, Gallery 2, April, Johnson, VT

              River Works, River Arts of Vermont, May, Morrisville, VT

2014      21 & Counting: The Painting Center Turns 21, Invitational, The Painting Center, December, New York, NY

2008      Recent work, Paintings by Arista Alanis & Sculptures by Leila Bandar, Dietel Gallery, Emma Willard School, April, Troy, NY

2007      Emotions in Abstraction, The Painted Caravan, May, Johnson, VT

2006      Holiday Wrappings Show, The Painted Caravan, December, Johnson, VT

2003      VSC Staff Exhibition, Johnson State College, January, Johnson, VT

2002      Inaugural Exhibition, Plum Gallery, May, Williamstown, MA

              “In Celebration of Spring:  The Contemporary Landscape” –Delta Axis @ Marshall Arts, April, Memphis, TN

2001      “As We Shuffle Our Feet” - Alumni Exhibit, Texas Woman’s University, September, Denton, TX

               “Nature: Reflections of the Natural World”, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, July,  Chautauqua, NY

2000      Vermont Studio Center Staff Exhibition, T.W. Wood Art Gallery, Montpelier, VT

               VSC Group Exhibition, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

               Annual Art Exhibit, Warebriik Contemporary Music Festival, Irasburg, VT

               “New Horizons Painted Landscapes”, Glass Mountain Gallery, Bantam, CT

1997       Group Show, Colson Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1994       Open Studios, Winter Street Artspace & Gallery, Houston, TX

1993       Ninth Annual Arts Festival Juried Gallery Show” Gibson-Barham Gallery, Juried by Klaus Lertess, Lake Charles, LA

               Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition, Oklahoma State University, Juried by Dennis R. Barrie, Stillwater, OK

               22nd Annual Works on Paper 1992- 1993, Southwest Texas State University, Juried by Sidney Goodman, San Marcos, TX

               20” x 20” x 20” – Compact Invitational, Louisiana State University, Union Art Gallery Baton Rouge, LA

1992      LSU Painting & Sculpture Exhibition at TWU, Texas Woman’s University, Fine Arts Gallery, Denton, TX

1992     Drawing & Print:  A Juried Exhibition at LSU, Louisiana State University, Union ArtGallery, Baton Rouge, LA

             The 19th Annual Juried Competition, The Masur Museum of Art, Juried by Joanne Giliotto, Monroe, LA

             Tri-State Exhibition 1992:  Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Beaumont Art League, Juried by Suzanne Delehanty, Beaumont, TX

1991      LSU School of Art Graduate Show, LSU, Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

             Louisiana Purchase College Art Competition, Juried by John Caldwell, Baton Rouge, LA.                 

1990    Looking Inward:  Self Portraits, works from TWU Visual Arts Students and Alumni,

            Texas Woman’s University, East Gallery, Denton, TX

             Louisiana State University Graduate Exhibition, LSU, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.

             Voertman’s Art Exhibition, 1 Award, TWU, Juried by Bill and Pam Campbell, Denton, TX

             NTAAL – 22nd Juried Fine Arts Award Exhibit, Denton, TX

             Woman of Worth, Juried, Fort Worth, TX

 1989    Arlington’s Winterfest, Arlington Art Museum, Juried, Arlington, TX

             Main Street Art Exhibition, Juried by Laurence Miller, Fort Worth, TX

             Voertman’s Art Exhibition, 2 Awards ,TWU, Art Gallery, Juried by Diane Block, Denton, TX



Johnson Elementary School, Community Arts Instructor. Vermont Studio Center’s Learning in Art & Culture Program offers weekly hands-on arts instruction to over 200 low-income rural Johnson Elementary School students. This exciting cultural arts curriculum has been made possible thanks to the support of the Windham Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, the Canaday Family Charitable Trust, the Mergens Foundation, the Green Mountain Fund, Merchants Bank, and the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. 2003 to present

Johnson Elementary School, Art Instructor – part time. K through sixth grade. Art Program is made possible through private grants. Johnson, Vermont. 1995 – 2003

Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Drawing workshop, July 2001.

North Harris Montgomery College,  Adjunct Instructor. Design II and Drawing I & II,

Houston, Texas. September 1994 – May 1995

Louisiana State University, Instructor – Art Fundamental. Basic Design. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  September 1991 – May 1993