Oct 14, 2014

Group Fiber Exhibition coming up in November

I am very excited to have two pieces in an upcoming group show hosted by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh and held at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. If you're in the Pittsburgh area, check it out!

Apr 24, 2014

Exhibition at 12x16 Gallery, May 2014.

Cartographic Alterations
Cartographic Alterations experiments with our human urge to chart our surroundings. The work in this exhibition employs the language of cartography yet pushes it further into abstraction by dissecting, reconstructing and redrawing maps in combination with satellite images or tiny details of places recorded on site. Works include both oil paintings, which blend maps of Oregon with images of the landscape taken by Google maps, and mixed media quilts which layer together satellite images of places with rubbings and tracings collected on the ground.
May 1- June 1, 2014
First Friday Reception: May 2, 6-9 pm
Artists’ Reception: Sunday May 4, 2 - 4 pm
12x16 gallery
8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5
Portland, Oregon 97202
Thursday - Sunday 11-5 pm

Student Exhibition at City Hall

From April 23 through May 1st there will be a display of K-5 student work at City Hall. Most of the programs participating in the show are in existence due to the Arts Tax in Portland. This show highlights the positive effects of bringing art back to PPS schools. Jason Lee K-8 School, where I teach, will have work on display. 

 Reception: Wednesday, April 30 at City Hall from 3:30-5:00 p.m

May 21, 2013

New Summer Course @ PSU: ART 399 // Making Place //

This Summer I am co-teaching a class that investigates familiar places as a starting point for making multidisciplinary artwork. This course is offered through PSU's Art Department and will run during the second summer term (July 22nd- August 15th). 

Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested!

Dec 22, 2012

2012 CoCA Seattle Annual Juried Show

I am very excited to be chosen as a Finalist in the 2012 Annual Juried Show at CoCA Seattle. The show was juried by MK Guth and features many amazing artists from all over the country. There is a great collection of Portland artists that are worth checking out too.

The Opening is December 29, 2012 from 6-9pm. 

Gallery Information:

Location: CoCA Georgetown: Located in Suite 258 of Seattle Design Center at 5701 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 The gallery is on second level of the main Plaza Building. Metro riders can take route 23.

Monday through Friday 9am to 5 pm

The show will remain up through March 2013. 

Jul 23, 2012

Two Upcoming Shows in August

I am excited to participate in two different group shows that open in August. One is a juried fiber art show in Vancouver, Washington. 

STRANDS 2012 Annual juried fiber art show

August 2-31, 2012, opening 5-9pm Friday August 3rd

North Bank Artists Gallery

1005 Main Street   

Vancouver, WA  98660 360.693.1840   

I will also have two pieces in the Kimball Art Center's 2012 Relevant Show. It will feature work from both current and past artists is residence and mentor artists. 

RELEVANT 2012 Show

August 4-September 30, Opening Reception 6-9pm August 3rd

Kimball Art Center Main Gallery

Dec 5, 2011

Big 200, this Saturday!

This Saturday, come see over 2000 pieces of art, and see if you can find my ten pieces (hint: five of them are fiber and most likely some of the only work in this medium). The fun starts at 2pm and goes until 10pm!

Oct 21, 2011

Art Harvest 2011

Friday, October 28, sunset to undetermined
Saturday, October 29, 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 30, 12:00 - 7:00 PM

My project Where I Go Walking will be on display along with the work of many other talented artists at Art Farm's annual Art Harvest next weekend. 

Oct 6, 2011

Document (n.) (v.): Artist Talk on Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 8th at 3PM, I'll be participating in an artist talk with Evan La Londe, Jillian Vento, Rob McKirdie, Stephanie Drachman, and the curators of Document (n.) (v.), our group show that is currently installed at PDX Place Gallery. It will be free and open to the public, hope to see you there!

Aug 22, 2011

4 days until Art Farm!

On Friday I head east, to the middle of rural Nebraska. For three weeks I will live and work at Art Farm, an artist residency program for professionals, emerging or established, in all areas of the arts which offers studio space in exchange for a contribution of labor. 

Aug 12, 2011

Relevant Group Show @ Kimball Art Center, August 6 – September 11

RELEVANT 2011 SHOW August 6 – September 11, 2011 Main Gallery

The Kimball’s Relevant Artist-‐in-‐Residence program brings together a se-‐ lect group of talented undergraduate and graduate level art students from across the country. During the 10-‐day program, student artists are men-‐ tored by nationally acclaimed professional artists, attend workshops and round table discussions, and create an original work of art for the Kimball’s annual art auction. The RELEVANT 2011 SHOW features a diverse array of artwork by this year’s resident and mentor artists as well as past alums.

Participating Artists: Marin Abell, Michael Amici, Karen Cleveland, Ricardo de Sousa Costa, Andrew Davis, Sean Diediker, Mackenzie Donovan, Joel Fisher, Ryan Hughes, Tom Judd, Jeff Juhlin, Molly Kaderka, Wilson Lawrence, Ian Leinbach, R. Nelson Parrish, Nicole Penoncello, Stacy Phillips, Ryan Ruehlen, Lucy Slivinski, Justin Parisi-‐Smith, Tracey Snelling, Jared Steffensen, Ed Trask, Justin Wheatley

Opening Reception with the RELEVANT Artists Friday, August 5 from 6-‐9 p.m.

Jun 14, 2011

Upcoming Exhibitions: 2011 MFA Show "Box Set" & "Mapping" (Group Show)



June 17 - July 31, 2011
Opening Reception June 17th 6-9pm
The 100th Monkey Studio, 110 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214  

Featuring national artists: Kendra Bailey, Ariel Baron-Robbins, Tatiana Garmendia, Ellen Mueller, and myself

May 18, 2011

Layered Landscapes (my MFA thesis show) opens June 6th, 2011

Exhibition dates: Monday, June 6, 2011 – Friday, June 17, 2011

Opening reception: Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5-7 p.m.

Autzen Gallery, Second floor, PSU Neuberger Hall, Room 205, 724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201


Exhibition Statement

Layered Landscapes is an exploration of Portland, Oregon dictated by born and bred residents. Steph, Hank, Andy, and Dan shared their memories of places located around the city and guided me on personalized walking tours.  While I walked each individual’s route, I documented the multisensory experience of moving through each place, collecting the sights, sounds and textures. The work in this exhibition refers to the visual language of cartography, while blending the physical landscape with the experiences and memories that transform spaces into places.

Mar 4, 2011

Our Portland; Finished Quilt ready for Auction

Our Portland; Finished Quilt ready for Auction

During the past few months I have been working on an art project with students and parents at Ainsworth Elementary. I invited fifty 2nd graders from the Spanish Immersion program to draw their own maps of Portland. Then I scanned a section from each of their maps and transferred it onto fabric. I asked each student to add his or her fabric place to a large map of Portland.

The students also made paintings of their places, which were transferred onto fabric as well and sewn around the map. The final piece has been completed, thanks to dedicated students, parents and neighbors and will be sold at the annual Redbull Auction in March. Many hours of work by many hands paid off!