Education

Lawrence University - Appleton, WI                                                                                                                                                           2007 - 2011

BA Studio Art: printmaking, drawing, painting and ceramics emphasis

Continued Education

Arrowmont School of Crafts                                                                                                                                                                       2014

Six Week Educational Assistant Scholarship

Penland School of Crafts                                                                                                                                                                            2014

Eight Week Work Study Scholarship and Two Week Work Study Scholarship

Work History

Front End Manager and Sales Associate - Happy Bellies Bake Shop, Appleton WI                                                                             2014 – 2016

·        Manage the front end business operations, inventory control, employee training

·        Front end customer service and cashier for hand crafted gluten free baked goods

·        Shop artist, designing labels and signs for advertising baked goods

Owner - Worry Birds, Appleton WI                                                                                                                                                             2011 - Present

·        Creator of handmade ceramic birdsthat remind people not to worry

·        Consigned to small businesses and sold on Etsy

·        Partnered with Non-Profits and centers for mental and physical illnesses, donating birds to people in need

Manager - The Fire Art Studio, Appleton WI                                                                                                                                             2009 - 2014

·        Manage the daily business operations
·        Provide artistic instruction in pottery painting, glass fusing, ceramics, mosaics, and silver art clay
·        Recruit and hire employees
·        Train employees on kiln practices, equipment maintenance and art techniques
·        Facilitate community programming and donations
·        Expanded monthly newsletter, social media, and developed the employee handbook
·        Director of summer art camps and specialty classes
·        Coordinator of marketing and promotional activities  
·        Purchase and control inventory

Graphics Designer - Blue Moon Emporium, Appleton WI                                                                                                                        2012 - present

·        Design of original images for apparel, linen, and ceramics

·        Hand cut and photo emulsion screen-prints are some of the top selling items for the business

Social Media Director- Jules’ Bistro, Saint Cloud MN                                                                                                                               2006 - present

·        Maintain social media and website

·        Art curator for in house gallery and art events

·        Past experience as chef  and waitress

Ceramics Studio Assistant - Lawrence University, Appleton WI                                                                                                               2009 - 2011

Provided instructional assistance to students
Maintained studio equipment and supplies

Printmaking Studio Assistant - Lawrence University, Appleton WI                                                                                                           2007 - 2011

·        Provided instructional assistance to students

·        Maintained studio equipment and supplies, and made proofs for classes

·        Participated in obtaining a grant for new equipment

·        Co-Founded the Printmaking Club, ThInk

Arts and Crafts Director - Camp Timberlane for Boys, Woodruff WI                                                                                                         2007 - 2008

·        Developed and managed the Arts and Crafts Program
·        Created curriculum and instructed art classes for 150 campers
·        Assistant Director of ceramics, drama, and photography

Extracurricular Activities and Volunteer Work

Village Artist, Holden Village, Chelan WA

Two week funded mini residency to create a body of work and teach mixed media workshops                                                           2016

Board Member, The 602 Club

Manage events, promotion, and upkeep of the community arts and social club                                                                                  2015-Present            

Visiting Artist, Lawrence University, Appleton WI                                                                                                                                        2015

Spoke with students about life as an artist after college

National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Fox Valley, WI                                                                                                                            2014 - Present

Donations of Worry Birds to clients

Spare Key Non-Profit, Minneapolis MN                                                                                                                                                         2014 - Present

Donations of Worry Birds to housing grant recipients

St.Cloud Art Crawl                                                                                                                                                                                           2006 - Present

Assist with arts and crafts demos, programming, and facilitating of art events 

Taller Xutchialt                                                                                                                                                                                                 2004 - 2012

Traveled to Leon Nicaragua five times to teach collage, drawing, photo, and painting at an art school for at risk youth. I coordinated a fundraiser for the school in 2012

Apprenticeships

Kohler Factory Resident Artist Assistant- Debbie Kupinsky                                                                                                                          2014

·        Mold making, glazing, kiln firing, studio maintenance

Studio Assistant - Ceramicists/Professors Debbie Kupinsky & Craig Clifford                                                                                              2010 - present

·        Mold making, glazing, assembling/ finishing artworks, studio maintenance and show set up

Artist Residencies

Charles Adams Studio Project, Lubbock TX                                                                                                                                                    2016

·        Artist in Residence September 1st – December 31st

Elsewhere Studios, Paonia Co                                                                                                                                                                          2016

·        Fashion Design Residency funded by the NEA and in collaboration with the Unicorn Arts Collective and the Paonia Fashion Show March 1st-May 31st                                                                                                                                      

602 Club, Appleton WI                                                                                                                                                                                      2015

·        Artist in Residence June - December

Field Notes Farm, Custer WI                                                                                                                                                                             2015

·        Off Site Artist in Residence May - November

Holden Village, Chelan WA                                                                                                                                                                               2015

·        Artist in Residence February 23rd - April 6th

Exhibition Record

2016

·        Recycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY

·        Remote View, Young Space Pop-Up Gallery, Green Bay WI

·        Solo Exhibition, James May Gallery, Algoma WI

·        Solo Exhibition, Jules’ Bistro, Saint Cloud MN

2015

·        Really Affordable Art Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn NY

·        Houdini in Art, Feather and Bone One Off Gallery, Appleton WI

·        Lacuna, Rabbit Pop-Up Gallery, Appleton WI

·        Folktales and Legends: An Exhibition Without Borders, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI

2014

·        Lumberwoods, Feather and Bone One Off Gallery, Appleton WI

·        Blacksmithing Festival Exhibition, TRAC Gallery, Spruce Pine NC

2013          

·        From Farm to Fork, The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton WI

·        Untamed, Rabbit Pop-Up Gallery, Appleton WI

2012

·         Final Fling, Epiphany Fine Arts Gallery, Saint Cloud MN

·          Solo Exhibition, Studio 505, Saint Cloud MN

2011

·          Rabbit Gallery Premier, Rabbit Pop-Up Gallery, Appleton WI

·          The Last Supper, Lawrence University Wriston Gallery, Appleton WI

·          NEWART Exhibition, Rahr West Museum of Art and UW Manitowoc, Manitowoc WI

·          Spray It, Don’t Say it, Lawrence University Mudd Gallery, Appleton WI

2010

·          Postcards, Lawrence University Mudd Gallery, Appleton WI

·          Kaleidoscope, Performing Art Center, Appleton WI 54911

·          Mega Art Crawl, Jules’ Bistro Gallery, Saint Cloud MN

Notable Commissions

2015

·        Rooted in the Community, Mural incorporating The Giving Tree, Goodwill Industries of WI, Appleton WI

·        Jubilee, Metal/Ceramic/Wood sculpture, Parade of Kindness Award, Spare Key Non-Profit, MN

2014

·        Graphic designs; Album, T-shirt, sticker, and poster design, Red Hawks Band, Appleton, WI

·        Paint Minnesota, Community Art Project, Coordinated interactive art project, St. Cloud Art Crawl, St. Cloud, MN

2013

·        Celebration, Ceramic/Wood sculpture, Parade of Kindness Award, Spare Key Non-Profit, MN

·        Graphic design and business cards, Diversity and Inclusion Department of Goodwill Industries of WI, Appleton WI

2012

·        Painting series and logo design, Basil Café, Appleton WI

2011 - 2012

·        The Giving Tree, Wire Tree sculpture with glass fused attachments to commemorate donors of Harmony Café, Goodwill Industries of WI, Appleton WI

Awards and Recognition

2016

·        Certificate of Recognition and monetary award, Recycle, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brookylyn NY

*Selected By Harriet Taub, Executive Director of Materials for the Arts

2015

·        “RedHawks Prove that WI can Flat Out Rock and Roll”,  Album Review, NO DEPRESSION; The Roots Music Authority Online Magazine

2014

·        Featured Artist, St. Cloud Times Newspaper, St. Cloud MN

·        Featured Artist, Visual Arts Minnesota, “ Do Art” Campaign, St. Cloud MN