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Milestones & Landmarks:spacerthe artist before reality set inspacer

  • Born and raised in a hamlet in the northeast corner of Ohio too many years ago.
  • First artwork displayed at age 8 in village Library-"Three Jesters" (crayon on construction paper.)
  • First work accepted in juried art show at age 16, "City of the Sun" (tissue paper collage on cardboard), Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • At age 17, vowed to never "prostitute" myself by being a commercial artist (see,"ate words" below.)
  • Entered Kent State University, majoring in glassblowing. Later switched major to weaving.
  • Moved to NYC, 1977.
  • Worked at Neal Adams' Continutity Associates, learned how to do storyboards (ate words,) a career I pursued for over 20 years, 15 of them freelance.
  • Joined the Graphic Artists Guild.
  • Joined the Society of Illustrators.
  • Moved out of NYC, 1993.
  • Founded Thrum's End Art Studio in 1993 in Saugerties, New York.
  • Closed Thrums End and established Buttonwood in 2008 in Kingston, NY.
  • 2010, Published "The Word Project: Odd & Obscure Words- Illustrated"

Solo Shows:spacer HERE Art Center poster

  • "Means of Attachment;" HERE Arts Center, NY, NY; Nov 10-Dec 29, 2016
  • " Recent Works;" Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, MA; July 17-July 30, 2015
  • "Recent Works;" Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY; Mar 28-May 31, 2015
  • "Recent Works;" Julie Heller East Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Sept 20-Oct 3, 2013
  • "Mechanisms of Desire;" Hudson Coffee Traders, Kingston, NY; July & August, 2013
  • "Ritual Gestures Performed at the Appointed Hour;" Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY; June 15-July 8, 2012
  • "The Word Project: Odd & Obscure Words- Illustrated;"Hudson Beach Glass Gallery, Beacon, NY, 4/10
  • Selected Works; Oriole9, Woodstock, NY, 11/09
  • Selected Works; Barnes & Noble, Kingston, NY
  • "The Word Project: Odd & Obscure Words- Illustrated;" Sept, 2008; The Little Gallery, Sage College, Albany, NY
  • "The Word Project: Odd & Obscure Words- Illustrated;" May, 2008; Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY
  • "Inspired Eyes;"June, 2007, M Gallery, Catskill, NY
  • "The Word Project: Odd & Obscure Words- Illustrated;" September, 2006; Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY

Group Shows: spacer anchor inn postcard image

  • "Cut & Paste," Regional Juried Exhibition; Muroff Kotler Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY; March 15-April 19, 2013
  • "Three Visions: Scheele, Nelson, Law;" The Anchor Inn in conjunction with Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA, May 28-September 19, 2012
  • "NYFA/MARK '11," Kleinart James Gallery, Woodstock, NY; March 31-April 30, 2012
  • "15" Albert Shahinian Fine Arts, Rhinebeck, NY; Feb-Apr, 2012
  • "Unusual Portraits" Kleinart/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY, October, 2011
  • "13 Artists of Ulster County" Brooklyn Arts Gym, Brooklyn, NY, August, 2011
  • "Far & Wide" 2nd Annual Woodstock Regional, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY; 4/3/10-5/3/10
  • "11PICK2," WAAM, Woodstock, NY; 11/09-1/10
  • Locust Grove Invitational Fine Art Auction, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY; April 26, 2009
  • "The River" Regional Art Exhibition, WAAM, April, 2009
  • "The National Cup Show- Director's Extension", Barrett Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2008
  • "Call & Response: Artists Respond to Young Poets," WAAM; April, 2008
  • "Hudson Valley Women Artists Outside of the Box," Barrett Clay Works Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY: March, 2008
  • "Watermark '08," North Carolina Community College, Whiteville, NC; March 2008
  • "Holiday Show", M Gallery, Catskill, NY; December, 2007
  • "The Nude Show", M Gallery, Catskill, NY; October, 2007
  • "Woodstock Biennial," Kleinart/James Gallery, Woodstock, NY; August, 2007
  • "3rd Biennial Dimensional Salon," Society of Illustrators, NY, NY; Dec 5-29, 2006.
  • American Illustration, web portion, 2006
  • WAAM, Woodstock, NY;
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  • Arts Upstairs, Phoenicia, NY: monthly salon shows 2004-2010.

Residencies & Grants:

  • Oscar Williams & Gene Derwood Award from the NY Community Trust, March 2017
  • AIR, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park; November, 2014

Representation:

Miscellaneous Projects:

  • 2/22/15: "The Secret City: Solitude," NYC.
  • 2015: "Art of the Heirloom," a special project of the Hudson Seed Library.
  • 2014: "Myth & History," a special Saugerties Artists Studio Tour project.
  • 2013: "Bridges," a special Saugerties Artists Studio Tour project.
  • 2013 Hungry For Music auction of altered musical-instruments & accessories to benefit music programs in public schools.
  • 2011: Hudson Seed Library pack art.
  • 2011: "Saugerties 200," a special Saugerties Historical Society/Saugerties Artists Studio Tour project.
  • 2010: "The Palatine Spirit," a special Saugerties Historical Society/Saugerties Artists Studio Tour project.
  • 2009: Hudson Quad Treasure Hunt, a special Saugerties Artists Studio Tour project.
  • 2007: "Little Dutch Barn Auction" artist-made dutch barns to benefit the Saugerties Historical Society.
  • 2006: 4 panels for the multi-artist modular mural, Town Hall, Saugerties
  • 2005, 2007: "Flights of Fancy" artist-made birdhouse auction benefit.
  • 2005: "Be Seated" artist-made chair auction benefit, WAAM.
  • 2004: present: Saugerties Artists Studio Tour.
  • 2004: present: "5x7" show and sale to benefit the Woodstock Guild.

Articles:

Awards: my swimming medal (50 Meter Freestyle, Borts Pool, Yo. OH; August 4, 1964)

  • Bank of America Prize, "Far & Wide: 2nd Annual Regional;" Woodstock Artists Association; April, 2010
  • 2009 Yasuo Kuniyoshi Award, Woodstock Artists Association
  • Best-In-Show, Woodstock Artists Association; July 2008
  • Sarah Kuniyoshi Award, Woodstock Artists Association; June 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Woodstock Artists Association, October 2007
  • Honorable Mention, Woodstock Artists Association, September 2007
  • American Illustration, (web portion, 2006)
  • Alan Koff Award; Woodstock Artists Association; October 2006
  • Lucile Blanch Award; Woodstock Artists Association; May 2006
  • Honorable Mention, Woodstock Artists Association, July 2006
  • Leo Borkman Award; Woodstock Artists Association; April 2005
  • Lucile Blanch Award; Woodstock Artists Association; February 2005
  • Honorable Mention, Woodstock Artists Association; July 2005
  • Honorable Mention, Woodstock Artists Association, October 2005
  • People's Choice Award; Woodstock Artists Association; June 2006









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