Artistic Resume

  1. Upcoming:
    April 2021: Talk and online workshop, knitted lace history and designing your own lace scarf. Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
    Replicating historical knitting patterns and samples from the earliest known knitting books. 19th Century knitted lace, charting, writing, designing new work from these historic pieces.
    Ongoing projects:
    Knitting inspired by nature and geology, life size and miniature.
    Linoleum Block Printing
    Solar plate etching
    Felting and other fiber work.
    Bird Watching
    2020:  Gallery show and talk, Historical Lace Knitting, Pacific Textile Arts, Fort Bragg CA
    2019-2020:  Artist in Residence Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
    2017:  Now: Shetland Textile Museum – Knitting historic garments.
    2016:  Exhibition of work, Shetland Museum research project show.
    2014-2016:  Knitting instructor, Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club.
    2009-2011: Instituto Allende, San Miguel, de Allende, Mexico. Silverworking
    2010:  Video Documentary ‘Hojalata’ exploring the history tin artistry & artisans of San Miguel de Allende. Filmed, produced and edited.
    2010:  Video presentation, Santa Ana Theatre, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    2010:  Video presentation, Feria de Lana y latón, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
    1996-2016:  Dos Mujeres Mexican Folk Art, folk artist advocate, research and exploration of historic folk art techniques online store.
    1998-2002:  Inner Graffiti – Writing and life workshops for women and girls.
    1996: Poetry readings, Hits and Guadalajara Spain
    1990-1994: Founder/Director Glen Ellen Community Center & Summer Art program.
    1990 – 2000: Poetry and writing, various events, chapbooks.
    1990-1995: Docent, Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen CA.
    1996: Nationally recognized Sonoma Valley Poetry Festival – Founder/Director.
    1996: Poetry Festival gala events featuring Bill Moyers.
    1971-1976: BA, Sonoma State University, School of Expressive Arts.
    Lifelong: Knitting, fiber, cloth exploration, genealogy
    Musical: Piano, violin, bassoon
    Collector: Antique knitted lace pieces and books, Mexican folk art. – Personal knitting, museum and historical projects – Mexican Folk Art & Living in San Miguel Blog & online shop
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Hojalata movie available to view upon request.