Artist, Educator, and a child of the Midwest

The insight, sensitivity and wit with which he plies his art also serve to guide and nurture his students. He is a phenomenal teacher.

He claims to have never met an art material he didn't like. With respect for tradition unburdened by reverence; it is all art in the making.

Exhibitions

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Current work, Actual Depth as well as other Fabric works are on display at the Redbud Gallery the month of Sepetember.

Come join us on Saturday, September 07, 2019 from 6pm-9pm for the opening reception.

Juried Exhibitions

2019 – Center for the Arts, “Not just Landscapes” 282 S. High St. Sebastopol CA 95472

2019 –Manifest Gallery, “Drawn 6” 2727 Woodburn Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45206

2019 – Envision Art Magazine – on-line portfolio of 7 pieces

2019 – Art League Rhode Island – Narrative and Illusion - artleaguerhodeisland.org

2019- Missouri Fiber Artist “Speaking of Fibers”

2018 – Ross Art Museum Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware OH. “In My Father’s House, a visual story in 3 parts”

2018 - New Legacies Quilt Exhibition at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Co.

2018 - Intertwined {fiber from one extreme to the other), Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg CA

2018 – Colors of Humanity Gallery, “Skies” on-line Show - www.colorsofhumaity.com

2017 – Fantastic Fibers 2017, Yeiser Art Center 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY

2017 – Through the Needles Eye, The Embroiderer’s Guild of America 21st National Exhibit, Ashville NC 28803. On tour for 3 years.

Southwest Region – Selection, National - Judges Selection

2017 – Fibremen VI, Ivano-Frankivs’k Ukraine

2017 - Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado, “Boys just want to have fun too”. Fabric Art by Men.

2016 – Drawing Across Media, Site:Brooklyn: Brooklyn New York.

2016 – Fantastic Fibers 2016, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah Kentucky.

2016 – Conroe Art League 2016 Invitational Show, Conroe Texas –

2016 – 34th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center - Forth Collins Colorado

2015 – The International Quilt Association Show, GRB Houston Texas.

2015 - Museum of South Texas, International Quilt Show, Corpus Christi Texas.

2015 - Fibremen V International fiber art exhibition, Kherson Ukraine

2014 – The International Quilt Association Show, GRB Houston Texas.

2009 – “John Lennon, Requiem” Juried into the International Quilt Association Show, GRB Houston Texas.

2007 – Men of Biblical Proportions – 50 Quilts by 50 Men - two year traveling show, coordinated by Ruth Harris.

1996 -The Art League of Houston, Houston TX

1995 - North Harris College, Farn Arts Gallery, Houston TX

1994 - The Tenth Annual Statewide December Showw, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX

1991 - Texas Visual Alliance Show, Trammel Crow Building, Dallas TX

1990 - Texas Sculpture Association "Excellence '90", Sculpture Court of the Americas, Dallas TX

1989 - The Fifth Annual Statewide December Show, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX

1988 - Lenexa National Tree-Dimensional Art Show, Lenexa KS

1987 - Midland Art Association, Midland TX Lubbock Art Association Membership Show, Lubbock TX

1987 - National Student Glass Show, Los Angeles CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1996 - "Quilt on a String", four U.S. kite makers , world tour of unique American Quilted Kites

1995 International Kite Show, Barbara Davis Gallery, Pennzoil Building, Houston TX

1993 - "World on a String", traveling exhibit sponsored by the World Kite Museum and the Drachen Foundation World Kite Museum, New and Innovative Art Kite Design, Seattle WA

1992 - "Play with the Wind", Permian Basin Art Institute, Odessa TX

1991 - Goblets '90, A National Invitational, The glasshouse Art Glass Studio, Seattle WA

1989 - Goblets '89, A National Invitational, The Glasshouse Art Glass Studio, Seattle WA

1988 - Merit Invitational, Lubbock Art Association, Lubbock TX "Intimacy", Sculptural Installation, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX

1987 - "Cycles", Multi-Media Installation, Fine Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX Texas Tech University Student Gallery, Clay Installation, Lubbock TX

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Works

In my teaching and making career I have never met a material I didn’t like. So I teach them all and practice all of them. One can’t do them all at once, however over time one can do much in a lot of them.

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EDUCATION

1989 M.F.A. Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX; Studio Concentration: Sculpture and Hot Glass

1985 M.S. Education, Indian Unviersity, Bloomington IN; Studio Concentration: Ceramics

1978 B.S. Art Education, Indiana University, Bloomington IN; Studio Concentration: Photography and Graphic Design

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1999-present Artist-in-Residence, The John Cooper School, The Woodlands TX

1997-1998 Art Teacher, Parker Intermediate, Aldine ISD

1989-1996 Art Instuctor, G.W.Carver High School, Advanced Visual Arts Program, Aldine ISD

1993-1996 Instructor, Hot Glass, Texas Tech Center at Junction TX, Summer Graduate Program

1986-1989 Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

1981-1986 Art Teacher, Klein High School, Klein TX

1979-1981 Art Teacher, St. Charles Elementary School, Bloomington IN

1978-1981 Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington IN