Education

2012/13

PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL on scholarships, STANWOOD,WA 

Electroforming with Artist Michael Glancy,

Flame working with Sally Prasch Sand Casting with Norman Courtney

2011/12

PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, PENLAND, NC
Glass casting and mold making with Artist Dan Clayman

TA and Studio Asst for Alicia Lomne Pate de Verre

1997-2001

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN,  PROVIDENCE, RI

Bachelor of Fine Art with Honors in Glass

Glass Department studied under Susan Holland, Michael Scheiner, Jocelyn Prince, Rachel Berwick Metals Department studied with Jay Coogan, Andrea Zatarain

Printmaking including Photo-Etching on Glass, studied with Henry Ferreira, Jan Baker

1996-1997

CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN LONDON, ENGLAND

Foundation Diploma with Honors

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Recent Art Exhibitions

2013

Up until end Jan 2013, 621 N4th Street Gallery, Solo Glass Show, Brooklyn Arts District

Feb -Aug Open Space, Drawings and the Body, 2 person show, Wilmington NC

May – June, Scope, Juried Exhibit, Raleigh

June – Museo Gallery, Langley Washington, White on White Exhibit

June –August North Carolina Arts Council, Solo Show at ACEs Gallery July –Aug, Spectra, Clark Gallery, Lincoln Mass

2012

Jan - Mango Art and Furniture Gallery, Selected Show, Leland NC

Feb - Art for All Art Show, Brooklyn Arts Center, NC

April - Penland Class Show, Penland NC

May - Fountainside Gallery featured artist, Wilmington NC
August - Pilchuck Gallery, Class Exhibit, Stanwood WA
Spetember – Featured Local Artist, Spectrum Gallery
October - current - Yaupon Gallery representing me in Oak Island SC

November – 621 N4th Street Gallery Solo Glass Show, Brooklyn Arts District

2011

Cameron Art Museum, State of the Art, Juried Exhibition, Wilmington, NC
Una Luna World Gallery, Featured Artist, Chandlers Wharf, Wilmington, NC Summer Solo Show, Wilmington Community Arts Center
Lula Balou Art Space, Solo Show, Beauty of the Female Form, Wilmington, NC Atrium Gallery, Juried Show, New Hanover County Arboretum, Wilmington, NC Mango Art and Furniture Gallery, Selected Show, Leland NC

Stained Glass Association of America, Creation Design Competition Exhibit, New York

2010

Drawing Together Show, Gloucestershire, England
Ziabird Gallery, Solo Show, Capturing the Body and Line, Wilmington, NC Art for the Masses Art Fair, Wilmington, NC
Art at Orton, Juried Show, Southport, NC
Hewitt Interior Design, Selected Artist Show, Lumina Station, NC

Artrageous! Art Festival, Juried Show, Wilmington, NC

2009 

ACME Art Studios, Group Show, NC
Art for the Masses Art Fair, Wilmington, NC

Art in the Arboretum, Painting and Sculpture Show, Wilmington, NC
Landfall Foundation Art Show, Landfall Country Club, NC- artist award recipient for the show

Wilmington Art Gallery, Body Beautiful Group Show, Downtown Wilmington, NC
Art and Home Gallery Space, Solo Show, Brooklyn Arts District

2008

McDuffy Contemporary Fine Art Auctions, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Crescent Arts Centre, Group Show, Belfast, Northern Ireland - award

Crescent Moon Glass Gallery, Cotton Exchange, Wilmington, NC

Divine Finds Gallery, Wilmington, NC
Waiheke Art Gallery, Small Things Juried Show, Auckland, New Zealand

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Financial Awards

2013 Awarded partial scholarship and funding to attend Pilchuck Glass School class to study flame working and sandcasting classes

2012 Honoree at the Spring Show of the Wilmington Art Association and Azalea Foundation

2011 Given funding by a private patron to attend Pilchuck Glass School class to study electroforming

2010 Top sales Artist at Art for the Masses Art Fair
2009 Awarded Best in Show and Viewers Choice Awards in glass and drawing from the Landfall Foundation

2004 Received 1st Award and Most Promising Artist Award at the show in Belfast, Northern Ireland

2001 Recipient of WH Mellon Foundation Award and Grant for research in glass
1996-2001 
Recognized as Honors student at both Rhode Island School of Design and Chelsea College of Art

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Articles and Publications (also interviewed on public radio 2010-2012)

2013 Glass Art Scoiety, ACEs Gallery Glass Art Listing of what’s happening in the glass world

2013 Wilmington online blog Star News article, ACEs gallery article on glass and painting
2013
Encore newspaper, Glass Artist Review
2012
Wilmington Star News newspaper, Front page article Featured Glass Artist

2012 Wilmington online blog Star News article, calendar event of art gallery and article on my glass

2012 Encore Magazine Featured Artist at North Fourth Gallery
2012 Dot Dot Dot Art Magazine Featured Artist
2011 Stained Glass Association of America, listing and design review

2011 Wilmington Star News newspaper, Front page article of local artist in the community
2011 Stained Glass Booklet of artist Niki Hildebrand
2010
Wilma Magazine article highlighting eight successful women in Southeast North Carolina
2010
International Contemporary Artists book, Vol.One, highlighted as emerging international glass artist

2010 Focus on the Coast magazine, article on solo show at Ziabird Art Gallery

2010 Drawing Together Catalog
2001 Thirteen Holes of Glory Glass booklet, contributing author

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Public/Private Art Installations

2013 Commission made and installed for Western Washington University
2013 12
th St AME Zion Church Renovation with all new windows
2012 First Baptist Church stained glass doors and windows on 9
th St, Wilmington, NC

2011 Landfall Real Estate Company, Wilmington, NC
2011 Figments Gallery, Wrightsville Beach, NC
2011 Semel Orthodontist Surgery Offices, Wilmington, NC
2010 Hampstead Village Café, Hampstead, NC
2010 New Hanover Regional Hospital, Wilmington, NC
2009 St Marks Lutheran Church, North Myrtle Beach, SC

2008 University of North Carolina Private Commission for Dept of Finance and Business

2008 Scotts Hill Baptist Church, Scotts Hill, NC
2008-Current And now over 90 private stained glass commissions for residential homes NC through my job at

Coastal Designer Glass (www.coastaldesignerglass.com)

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Professional Affiliations

Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, United States
Glass Art Society International
Board of Art Directors, Arboretum and WAA, Wilmington, NC North Carolina Arts Council
Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
Coastal Designer Glass, Wilmington, NC
Glass Cone Society, England
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Cape Fear Community College

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Relevant Experience

2012-Current

BUR CHETTA GLASS STUDIOS, Glass Designer

Designed for a team of glass blowers, working with private clients on custom made glass pieces, focusing on color application of frits and powders connecting with form

2011-Current

ISLAND ARTS GALLERY STUDIO WILMINGTON, NC Glass Designer and maker
Work for myself and on commissions, to design and make custom glass pieces, stained, leaded, kiln-formed, etched glass pieces. Also expertise and consultant on traditional and antique stained glass and restoration.

2007-Current

COASTAL DESIGNER GLASS WILMINGTON, NC Glass Designer and Chief Fabricator
Work with private clients, churches, companies, and museums to design and make custom glass pieces, stained, leaded, kiln-formed, etched glass pieces. Also expertise and consultant on traditional and antique stained glass and restoration.

2010-Current

HARBOR ISLAND ARTS WILMINGTON, NC Executive Director
Organize and lead group art shows in the community and provide fundraising through art for other non profit art organizations.

2006-Current

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT WILMINGTON WILMINGTON, NC Art Instructor

Teach art courses that focus on artistic techniques, observation of light, and the history of art with a focus on expressionism and glass. Developed materials and teaching curriculum and maintain high student ratings.

2006-Current

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL, CAMERON ART MUSEUM WILMINGTON, NC Artist Lecturer
Give paid artist talks on the process of glass casting and glass history and guide tours for visiting glass exhibitions.

2001

ELIAS GLASS STUDIOS BOSTON, MA Glass Maker
Worked for another artist creating glass objects for clients, companies, public spaces, and museums.