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Solo Shows (selected)

2006    Memoirs of a Single Mother: The Teenage Party Years, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
2000    Memoirs of A Single Mother, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
1996    Ocean of Mermaids, Artifacts, Installation, Charlotte, NC
1994    Good Times and Parties with the Fairy Cat, Book Installation, The Light Factory
1993    The Extraordinary Adventure of Camilla and the Fairy Cat, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
1989    Portraits of Caitlin, Seon Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1988    Fairy Fire, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA
1985    Rite of Spring: May Day Celebration in Durham, NC, Spirit Square Center for the Arts,
           Charlotte, NC
1983    Scenes from Being a Parent, Courtyard Gallery, Charlotte, NC
 

Small Group Shows (selected)
 
2015    Art Faculty Show, Watkins Gallery, Queens University of Charlotte, annually 1988-2015
           The Light Factory Members Show, annually 1997-present
           The Light Factory Print Auction, annually 1981-present
2014    The Disappearing Frog Project, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC
           Relighting the Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
2013    Focus, Women Centered Art, Charlotte, NC
2011    Doren’s Eye, High Point University, NC
2008    The Vanishing Hemlocks: A Race Against Time, Siskate Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1998    Playing With Dolls: Lili Corbus Bezner, Carolyn Demeritt and Cordelia Williams, Rowe Gallery,
           UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
1992    Making Noize, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
1989    Garden of Earthly Delights, Children’s Theatre, Charlotte, NC
1988    Ourselves and Our Children, Craven Arts Center, New Bern, NC
           Self-Portrait Show, Heart to Hand Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1987    Surface Tension, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
 

Juried and Invitational Shows (selected)

2016    80 Years of Photography (from the Mint Museum Collection), Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2010    The Hand-to-Hand Project (group collaborative exhibition, organized and curated by Cecelia Kane;
           work represents a daily headline about the US Iraq war for each day the war persists. My week
           was July 23-28, 2007)
                Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT
                Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
                Western Kentucky University Gallery, Bowling Green, KY
                Brick Box Gallery, Rutland, VT
                Carol Henry Studio Gallery, Agoura Hills, CA
                Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009    North Carolina Photographers Show, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, (honorable mention)
2001    What’s Missing, Central Piedmont Community College, Crista Cammaroto curator, Charlotte, NC
1998    Vision Explosion, Soul Glasses Productions, Charlotte, NC
1997    Reply, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1995    Toledo Friends of Photography National Juried Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, OH
1994    Photographic Book Art in the USA, Invitational, Susan kae Grant, Curator (included The
           Extraordinary Adventure of Camilla and the Fairy Cat, a sculptural version where the main
           characters are photographic dolls), toured United States, 1991-94.
               University of Texas-San Antonio Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
               Texas Woman's University Art Gallery, Denton, TX
               SF Camera Work, San Francisco, CA
               Washington Center for Photography, Washington, DC
               Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
               Olin Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
               Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ
               Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
               Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
               Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
               The Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
               Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
               The Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
               The Light Factory Photographic Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
               Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY
               Harold Washington Library, Chicago
               Contemporary Culture, Dallas, TX
1994    Tales of Our Interior Visions, Invitational, Arlene Howard, Curator, Local Color, Atlanta, GA
           Book Arts Gallery Exhibition, (The Extraordinary Adventure of Camilla and the Fairy Cat)
           TruPenny Books, Tucson, AZ
1992    Southern Visions, Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC, also 1984-85, 1988-89; Southern Visions
           Traveling Show, 1984, 1988, 1989
1989    Artists’ Dolls and Fetishes, Joyce Scott, curator, Textile Art Center, Chicago, IL
           National Aperture Show,  Sawtooth Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, also 1985-87
           (Creative Excellence Award, 1986)
1987    Portfolio Review, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
           Focus on Contemporary Art: Artists’ Open Doors, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
1986    North Carolina Photographer’s Show, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
           American Photographers, Olympia Gallery, Munich, Germany
           North American Invitational, Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach, FL
1985    American Women In Art:  An American Album, Ellouise Schoettler, Curator, United Nations World
           Conference on Women, Nairobi, Kenya, Toured US 1985-87
 

Shows Curated

1999    Women of Vision Revisited: Artists Working in the Medium of Photography in Charlotte, Watkins
           and Dana Galleries, Queens University of Charlotte, NC
1993    Dolls in Love and Power, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
           Women of Vision: Artists Working in the Medium of Photography, Watkins Gallery, Queens
           University of Charlotte, (Best Art Exhibition 1993, Creative Loafing)
1990    Flesh and Blood, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, two-part show with six artists, concerning 
           subjective relationship between artists and their families
 

Public Art Commissions and Grants
 
2002    Regional Artist’s Grant, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council, Charlotte, NC
1998    Children’s Theatre, Charlotte, NC, Stage set for traveling production
1997    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Arts Commission, lead artist. Directed Art is the Heart of the
           City, a mural project with teens; was a featured site in “Public Art on the Net” 1998 #3
1994    Two Arts in Education Project Grants, Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council
1992    Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC, lead artist, Albemarle Recreation Center, directed
           mural project with senior citizens, Seasons of Life
           Carolina Artscapes ‘92, public art billboard exhibition, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts
           and Science Council, The Mint Museum and Adams Outdoor Advertising.
1991    North Carolina Arts Council, Project Grant for Artist’s Book
1986    Emerging Artist’s Grant, Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council


Books and Publications
 
2009    Book Cover Design for Pam Turner, Come Walk With Me, Main Street Rag, Charlotte, NC
2006    Memoirs of a Single Mother: The Teenage Party Years, Artist’s Edition Book, 3 copies,
           Hand-bound concertina in three layer sculptural box
2002    Maids of the Sea, Artist’s Edition Book, 13 copies, Hand-bound concertina in box
2001    The Pathos of Birds (with Kevin Kennedy), Artist’s Edition Book, 2 copies, Hand-bound
           concertina in bookbox
2000    Larson Algebra I, McDougal Littell Publishing, Illustrations for ratio and proportion section
1994    “Doll Forms: Windows to the Soul,” Curator’s Statement, Northwood Gallery, Midland, MI
           (exhibition catalog)
1993    “Dolls in Love and Power,” Curator’s Statement, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
           (exhibition catalogue)
1992    The Extraordinary Adventure of Camilla and The Fairy Cat, Hard Cover Artist’s Edition Book,
           50 copies. Covering 12 years of photographic work, it is a poetic document of my daughter
           growing up and our mother-daughter relationship
1991    Single Mother Magazine, cover for premier issue, Just You and Me Kids Publishing Co., Midland, NC
1988    Book Cover Design for Rebecca Devet McClanahan, Mrs. Houdini


Public Collections
                 
Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
Children’s Theater, Charlotte, NC
Murrey Atkins Rare Book Collection, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC
Corcoran Museum/Working Library, Washington, DC
Hall Mercer Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC 
Mohawk Paper Headquarters, Ithaca, NY
National Museum of Women in the Arts Archives, Washington, DC
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Tucson Photo Archives, National SPE Collection, Tucson, AZ
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
 

Education
 
Post-Graduate work in Photography, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1972-1973
M.Ed. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1969, Art Education
B.S. Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 1965, Major: Art Education 
 
 
Professional Experience in Arts Education
 
2016    The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, teacher, classes and workshops, 1981-present
2015    Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Adjunct Photography Professor 1988-2015
2004    Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, Photography Instructor, 2004-2006;
           also 1986-1988
1987    University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Lecturer in the Visual Arts: Art
           Education, 1985-1987; Book Arts, 2000
           Barber Scotia College, Concord, NC, Art History Instructor, 1986-1987
1982    The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, Director of the Children’s Program, 1980-1982
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