I am a graduate of the College of St. Rose and Kent State University with a BS and an MA respectively in Art Education.  I chair the art department and teach art full time at Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, NY.  I have found that nothing clarifies one’s understanding of a subject quite like teaching it. As such, teaching art influences my decisions about my own work

 

Sewing, quilting, and needlework have touched my life since early childhood, as my mother and grandmothers spent many leisure hours with a needle between their fingers. I have always loved working with a needle or sewing machine and seeing the fruits of my own hands.

 

My own artwork, until recently, has been focused mostly in the areas of drawing and printmaking.  In the past few years I have become excited about combining the traditions and rich surfaces of quilts with innovative techniques of the contemporary fiber artist and have begun to use the quilting process as a form of creative expression.  I love working with color, fabric, texture, and process, and the hours slip easily away from me when I can sneak away from my other commitments for a work date with my sewing machine. 

August 2010       The Quilt Divas at Leidenfrost Winery, Hector, NY

October 2010       The Quilt Divas at Six Mile Creek Winery, Ithaca, NY

      October 2009      Art in the Orchard, Juried Art Educators’ Exhibition, Black Bear Farms Winery, Chenango Forks, NY

       June 2009      Botanica II: Contemporary Fiber Art by the Quilt Divas, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell, University, Ithaca, NY

    June-July 2008      Art Department Faculty Show, Union Endicott Central Schools, Endicott, NY

           May 2007 The Art Educator: Shaping the Vision of our Community, City Hall, Binghamton, NY

October 2005       Traditions and Beyond, Viewers Choice Award for Non-Traditional Wall Quilt, Tompkins County Quilt Guild Annual Show, Lansing, NY

      July-August 2005          The Small Art Quilts Exhibition, Annual Juried Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY

    June-July 2005 A Summer Selection of Artists, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

          April 2005               The Art Educator: Shaping the Vision of our Community, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

    June-July 2005     Self-Portraits, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, NY

     Feb-March 2005 Quilts of the Southern Central New York II, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

  March 2004     Eyes on Fabric, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, NY

       Feb 2004 Quilts of Central New York, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott, NY

Nov-Dec 2003 Quilt=Art=Quilt, Annual Juried Exhibit, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY