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Resumé

Education

Master of Fine Arts,
Emphasis in Ceramics and Sculpture, Minor in Art History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
Aug. 2010 - Dec. 2013

Post-Bac Education in Sculpture
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Aug. 2002 - Dec. 2002
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Aug. 1999 - May 2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design/Visual Communication
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Aug. 1994 - May 1999

Teaching Experience


2013-2015
Art Instructor Great Plains Art Institute at Sinte Gleska University
Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, Mission, SD
Color Composition, 2-D Design, Printmaking (I, II, III, IV, V, VI),
3-D Design, Ceramics (I, II, III, IV, V, VI), Sculpture (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

2011-2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant Fort Hays State University,
Hays, KS
Ceramics (I,II), Sculpture (I)

2007-2010
Sidney Fine Arts Center
Sidney, NE
Ceramics Workshop Instructor, Gallery Co-curator

Awards

2012
Baker Arts Center National Juried Art Exhibition,
Third Place for Sculpture.
Liberal, KS

ROAR, Russell's Original Art Review, First Place for Professional Sculpture.
Russell, KS

ROAR, Russell's Original Art Review, Patron's Award.
Russell, KS

42nd Annual Smoky Hill Juried Art Exhibition,
Honorable Mention
Hays Arts Council, Hays KS

Jim Selle Memorial, Marble Carving Scholarship, Marble Carving
Institute of Colorado, Marble Carving Symposium, Marble CO

2011
ROAR, Russell's Original Art Review,
Honorable Mention for Professional Sculpture.
Russell, KS

Jim Selle Memorial, Marble Carving Scholarship, Marble Carving Institute
of Colorado, Marble Carving Symposium, Marble CO

2010
Carnegie Arts Center 17th Anniversary Show, Honorable Mention for Sculpture.
Alliance, NE

1999
University of Nebraska at Kearney: Kappa Pi NAEA Student Art Exhibition,
Gold Award in Three-dimensional Art Category

1997
Dr. L.R. Smith Bronze Fellowship, Fellowship grant for casting bronze.

Exhibitions

2015
Lively Experiments: 2015 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Biennial International Juried Ceramics Exhibition
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence RI

Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction, invited artist
Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS (Pending)

2014
20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
San Angelo Fine Arts Center, San Angelo, TX

4th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference Juried Member's Exhibition University of Wyoming, Visual Arts Building, Main Gallery, Laramie, WY

Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction, invited artist
Shafer Art Gallery, Barton Community College, Great Bend, KS

2013
Round and Round It Goes: Master of Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Exhibition Moss/Thorns Gallery, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

America's ClayFest, International Exhibition, Juror: Richard Shaw
Blue Line Arts Gallery, Lincoln, CA

Strait UP! Vertical Clay Continuum
Pinon Hill Gallery, La Veta, CO

FHSU Graduate and Undergraduate Ceramic Art Exhibition
Hunter College Ceramics Dept., New York, NY

Earthbound Journeys: Exhibition of Functional and Sculptural Ceramics
Salon 1007, Hays Spring Galley Walk, Hays, KS

Smoky Hills Public Television Signature Auction, invited artist
Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS

2012
19th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition,
Jurors: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio,
San Angelo Fine Arts Center, San Angelo, TX

16th Annual Stone Carver's Invitational Exhibition
Redstone Art Center, Redstone, CO

Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association: Members Exhibition,
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery,
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

FHSU Graduate Student Art Exhibition
Crowder College Art Gallery, Neosho, MO
Old Power Plant People, FHSU Graduate Student Art Exhibition
Cafe Semolino, Hays Spring Galley Walk, Hays, KS

26.3 Miles, Graduate and Undergraduate Sculpture Exhibition
Nex-Tech Wireless, Russell, KS

Tamed by Touch: Exhibition of Functional and Sculptural Ceramics
Salon 1007, Hays Spring Galley Walk, Hays, KS

2011
Heavy Things and Paintings: Graduate and Undergraduate
Sculpture and Painting Exhibition.
Hays Arts Council, 1010 Gallery, Hays Winter Galley Walk, Hays, KS

Imaginary Friends: Graduate and Undergraduate Sculpture and Painting Exhibition.
The Robins Center, Fort Hays State University, Hays Winter Galley Walk, Hays, KS

Ceramics Remix
Gella's, Hays Fall Galley Walk, Hays, KS

(In) Organic Matters: A Collection of Ceramic Elements,
Salon 1007, Hays Spring Galley Walk, Hays, KS

Fort Hays State University Graduate and Undergraduate
Student Sculpture Exhibition
Gella's, Hays Spring Galley Walk, Hays, KS

2010
Beyond Protected Beauty: Ceramic Impressions of the Wetlands Exhibition, Kansas Wetlands. Education Center, Cheyenne Bottoms, Great Bend, KS

Exhibiting member of the Sidney Fine Arts Center,
Sidney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Sidney, NE

2009
Exhibiting member of the Sidney Fine Arts Center,
Sidney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Sidney, NE

2008
Exhibiting member of the Sidney Fine Arts Center,
Sidney Fine Arts Center Gallery, Sidney, NE

Loveland Sculpture Invitational,
Loveland, CO

Invited July Featured Artist, Focus Galley,
Noyes Art Galley, Lincoln, NE

2006
Exhibiting Artist,
The SoHo Art Galley - Lincoln, NE

2005
Invited September Featured Artist
The Columbus Public Library, Art Galley, Columbus, NE

Exhibiting Artist, The SoHo Art Galley, Lincoln, NE

2004
Exhibiting Associate Member
Noyes Art Gallery - Lincoln, NE

Artful Wishes Charity Art Show and Silent Auction, invited artist
Williamsburg Village, Lincoln, NE

2003
Exhibiting Associate Member
Noyes Art Gallery - Lincoln, N

Invited May Featured Artist
Focus Galley, Noyes Art Galley, Lincoln, NE
Artful Wishes Charity Art Show and Silent Auction, invited artist
Williamsburg Village, Lincoln, NE

2000-2003
Exhibiting Artist
L. Shaw Art Gallery - Kearney, NE

1999
Featured Student Artist Exhibition: University of Nebraska at Kearney,
Student Union Building, Student Art Gallery, Kearney, NE

Publications

Lively Experiments: 2015 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Biennial International Juried Ceramics Exhibition Catalog (Pending)

Smoky Hills Public Television Program Guide and Signature Auction Catalog, April 2015 (Pending)

20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition Catalog, October 2014

Smoky Hills Public Television Program Guide and Signature Auction Catalog, April 2014

Lines from the Middle of Nowhere - A Literary and Arts Journal by Sigma Tau Delta, August 2013 Hays Daily News, April 16, 2013

Smoky Hills Public Television Program Guide and Signature Auction Catalog
April 2013

Nineteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Compitition Catalog
October 2012

The University Leader, Fort Hays State University Student Publication
October 11, 2012

42nd Annual Smoky Hill Juried Art Exhibition Catalog
April 2012

Professional Affiliations

2011-2015
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

2011-2013
Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association (KACA),
Student Representative for Fort Hays State University

2010-2013
Creative Arts Society, Fort Hays State University

2007-2013
Founding member, Sidney Fine Arts Center, Sidney, NE

2003-2004
Associate Member, Noyes Art Gallery - Lincoln, NE

Art Related Work Experience


2004-2010
Cabela's - Sidney, NE
Catalog Art Director for Men's Casual Wear
Collaborate and execute design concepts. Direct layout, pre-press, and in-house and location photography. Manage inter-department page flow. Proof pages for content and accuracy.

2005-2007
Jess Nelson Studios, Cabela's Residence Project- Sidney, NE
Artist Assistant
Assist in mural painting and architectural sculpture.

2004
Timber Point Manufacturing - Lincoln, NE
Cabinet Builder
Produced specified components using industrial sized equipment
(table saws, jointer/planer and belt sander) and hand tools. Aided in the
assembling of various products. Finish sanded products. Operated forklift.
Delivered and installed products.

2003-2004
Blair Signs and Design - Gretna, NE
Sign Fabricator
Constructed illuminated signs, awnings, and channel letters out of mild steel and aluminum by use of the following; MIG welding; oxy/settling metal cutting;
sheet aluminum brake bending and hand forming; and electrical wiring.

2001-2003
Sandhills Publishing - Lincoln, NE
Illustrator/Designer
Produced digitally manipulated illustrations for full page info-graphs,
introductory illustrations, charts, and graphs. Digitally photographed
models and products included in illustrations.

1999-2001
Morris Press/Publishing Department - Kearney, NE
Graphic Designer/Illustrator
Created designs and illustrations for paperback books.
Received and distributed returned proofs. Departmental proof reading.

1999
Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), UNK Design Practicum - Kearney, NE
Photographer/Web Developer
Scheduled available times with the Museum Director to take photographs. Digitally photographed galleries and individual art work. Digitally constructed virtual reality tours of the galleries. Collaborated with, and assisted the Design Practicum Web Developer.

 
 
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