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Education

2007-2010 Masters of Fine Art with Metalsmithing Emphasis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2003-2006  Bachelors of Fine Arts with Jewelry Emphasis,  Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS,  Graduated December 2006

2000-2003 Associates of Arts Degree,  Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS, Graduated May 2003

Professional Experience

2012 Studio Manager, Metals Department, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2011 Resin for Jewelers, Workshop, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2010-Present Adjunct Faculty, Metals Department, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2010-2011 Artist In Residency, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2008-2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville IL

2007-2008 Graduate Assistant, Metals Studio Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville IL

2006-2007 Artist Assistant to University Professor Marjorie Schick, Jewelry Department, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

Exhibitions

2012

The Fourth Annual Bracelet Show, Kathleen Sommers Gallery, San Antonio, TX

25th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX (juried)

Governing Bodies: an invitational art exhibition addressing the assault on women’s health care in Texas, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, TX

2011

The Third Annual Bracelet Show, Kathleen Sommers Gallery, San Antonio, TX

La Broche del Noche: Brooch Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Mix // Match: A Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX

All School Exhibition 2011, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

Exhibition in Motion: Objects Performed, in association with Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Bellevue Arts Museum, Seattle, WA

Equinox, Alejandro Sifuentes Metalsmith Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Copper Kitchen, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX

2010

The Second Annual Bracelet Show, “A Symbol of Encircling Beauty,”
Kathleen Sommers Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Pulp Culture: Innovative Works in Paper!, Mendenhall Student Gallery,
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Material Juxtaposition: An Exhibition of Metal and Fiber Art, Main Street Art Gallery,
Edwardsville, IL

Holiday Art Exhibit, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

SIUE MFA Group Exhibition, Chicago Art Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

Wearable Objects, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, PHD Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Student Success Arts Competition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL (juried)

A Presence of Thought; Juried Student Presentation, in association with Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Houston, TX

Graduate Student Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL (juried)

2009

My Shadow & Me, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

ARTEAST, Madison County, IL Exhibition and Studio Tour, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2008

Southern Illinois University Metals Department Group Exhibition, Schmidt Art Gallery, Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

Graduate Student Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL (juried)

Wagner Association of Metalsmiths Group Exhibition, Main Street Art Gallery,
Edwardsville, IL

Riverstyx “Go Green” Poetry and Art Benefit Exhibition, The William A. Kerr Foundation Building, St. Louis, MO

2007

Refined: Abundance, International Jewelry Competition, Austin State University, Austin, TX (juried)

Solo Show, Memorial Auditorium, Pittsburg, KS

2006

Four Points of Embarkation, Senior Art Exhibition, 2nd Floor Student Gallery, Pittsburg State University Pittsburg, KS

34th Annual Toys Designed by Artists, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR (juried)

Androgyny, Two Person Show with Carlos Perez. The Wishing Tree, Pittsburg, KS

Fall Artwalk on Broadway, Sara Loree’s Bridal Pittsburg, KS (juried)

Spring Artwalk on Broadway, Bishop Photography Studio Pittsburg, KS (juried)

2005

Invitational Jewelry and Ceramics Student Exhibition, Missouri State University Student Exhibition Center. Missouri University, Springfield, MO

Kansas Artist Craftsman Association Emerging Talents Exhibition, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS (juried)

Cotillion, Pittsburg State University Student Exhibition, Spiva Center for the Arts, Regional Gallery, Joplin, MO (invited)

Cotillion, Pittsburg State University Student Exhibition. 2nd Floor Student Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS (invited)

2003

Southeast Kansas Art Competition, Independence Community College, Independence, KS (juried)

Publications

2012

500 Rings, Lark Book Publishing

Heat, Color, Set & Fire: Surface Effects for Metal Jewelry, Lark Crafts

Art Jewelry Magazine: Volume 8: Issue 4

2008

The Art of Jewelry: Plastic and Resin, Lark Crafts

Organizations

2007-2010 Member of The Society of North American Goldsmiths

2007-2010 Member of Wagner Association of Metalsmiths, President / Secretary, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Awards

2010

$1,000 Purchase Award Student Success Arts Competition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL (juried)

Carey Orness Sculpture Award, In Associate with Annual Graduate Art Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

2009

Certificate of Excellence, Wagner Association of Metalsmiths Award, Department of Art and Design

Full Student Scholarship, Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2008

Student Scholarship, Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Savannah, GA