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EXHIBITIONS

Spirits of the Flame, Group Show, Bender Gallery, October-November, 2014, Asheville, NC
Inner Portraits, Group Show, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, March-June, 2014, Bainbridge Island, WA
Divergent Visions: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of American Studio Glass, Bender Gallery June – August  2012, Asheville, NC
Gone Swimming, Solo Show, Vetri International Glass, October 1–December 31, 2009, Seattle
Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, 2009
Swimming Pool, Bainbridge The Gallery, July 3 – August 5, 2009, Bainbridge Island, WA
Museum of Glass Auction, Tacoma, 2009
Poncho 2008 Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle
Museum of Glass Auction, Tacoma 2008
Group Dynamics, Solo Show, Vetri International Glass, May 1-25, 2008, Seattle
Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, 2007, Live, Juried
Museum of Northwest Art Auction 2007, LaConner
Calido, Museum of NW Art,  group show, January 13 – March 6 2007, LaConner
Museum of Contemporary Art Auction, 2006, Los Angeles, Juried Centerpieces
Pilchuck 20, Stewart Gallery, group show, June – August 2006, Boise
Pilchuck 2005, William Traver Gallery, group show, November – December 2005, Seattle
Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, 2005
Exquisite Corpse in Glass – Figurative Flameworkers Play a Surrealist Game, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, October 26, 2005 – February 12, 2006
Poolsides at the Museum of Glass, Solo Show, October-February 2005, Seattle
Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, 2004, Live, Juried
Figural Forte, Solo Show, August 2004, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma
Karen Buhler Glass, June  2004, Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas
Flaming Bee, A Collaborative, January – May 2004, Center on Contemporary Art, Seatac Airport, United Terminal
Pilchuck Glass School Auction, Seattle, 2003, Live, Juried
Bemis Art Counsel Fall Show , October 11-12, 2003, Bemis Building, Seattle
Wall Art Exhibition, October 12-November 6, 2003, Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas TX
Figurative Glass by NW Artists, Northwest Craft Center, June 2003 GAS Conference, Seattle
Vetri International Glass, Flameworked Glass, December 2002, Seattle
Cancer Lifeline 2002, Seattle
Contemporary Torchworking 2002, 1st place award, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

 

VISITING ARTIST

Art 232, Introduction to Glass - Flameworking, University of Washington, Winter Qtr. 2015
Neon Workshop Intensives, 2013 and ongoing, City Lites Sign Co. and Pratt Fine Arts Center
Wilson High School, Tacoma, flamework demonstrations, 2011-2012
Schack Arts Center, Everett, workshop, March 17-18, 2012
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, demonstrations, Oct. 21-22, 2010
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Master Artist of 2009
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Instructor, February, 2009
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, demonstrations, July 6-8, 2007
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Instructor, June 2007
Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor 2005 Session 5, Tubular!
Glass Arts Society 2003 Conference, Seattle
Flamework Coordinator working with Robert Mickelsen
Demonstration Artist with Flaming Bee collaboration
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, 1999-2002, instructor
Pilchuck Glass School, 2001, assistant to Sally Prasch
The Studios at Corning, 2000, assistant to James Minson
Pilchuck Glass School, 1999, flamework demonstration, curators mini-session

PUBLICATIONS

Exquisite Corpse in Glass: Figurative Flameworkers Play a Surrealist Game, 2006
Neues Glas, Summer 2004 Perfume Bottle Quarterly, Summer 2004
Flameworking, by Elizabeth Ryland Mears, Sterling Publishing Co. 2003
Formed of Fire, by Bandhu S. Dunham, published by Salusa Glassworks  2002

CAREER HISTORY

Attended the Northern Wisconsin Neon Workshop.  Worked for various sign companies in Columbus, Ohio, and Seattle, Washington; Responsible for custom and production neon advertising, lighting, technical design, coordination and management. 1984-1998

Apprenticed under Robert Eickholt, Columbus, Ohio, developing fundamental glassblowing skills. Participated in glassblowing teams for James Carpenter and Dale Chihuly at The Ohio State University under the direction of Bruce Chow and instructor Michael Scheiner. 1978-1984

EDUCATION

2007 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Introduction to Comics Workshop, Instructor Randy Wood
1998 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Flameworking with Janice Miltenberger
1999 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Flameworking with James Minson
1990 B.S. Agriculture, specialty: Landscape Horticulture, The Ohio State University
1984 Northern Wisconsin Neon Workshop, Instructor: Dean Blazek, Antigo, WI
1977-1982 Major: Architecture, The Ohio State University
1976 Ceramics, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio