EDUCATION MFA Metalsmithing — State University of New York, New Paltz
BFA Metalsmithing and Design — University of Washington
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
EXPERIENCE Professor Ball State University, Muncie, IN 1993–present
Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor Ball State University 1978–1993
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS Over 250 regional and national, juried and invitational exhibitions inluding:
2013 · Three Plus One; Four American Women Metalsmiths, Ball State University Atrium Gallery
2013 · Putting it All Together: Invention, Appropriation, Transformation, Elaboration,
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
2013 · Art We Use, Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
2013, 11, 09 · The Enamelist Society international juried exhibitions OH, CA, TN
2012 · Beyond Borders, Richmond Art Center, El Cerrito, CA
2011 · Process and Practice, Northern Illinois University, Chicago Il
2011 · Craftforms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2010 · eXtreme Tea, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2009 · Decorative Resurgance, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
2008 · Content and Craft in Contemporary Metalsmithing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2005–13 · Mid States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN
AWARDS 2014 · George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Art, Ball State University
2011 · Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award Ball State University College of Fine Arts
2006 · Dean’s Teaching Award Ball State University College of Fine Arts
1995 · Outstanding Faculty Award Ball State University
1994 · Dean's Teaching Award Ball State University College of Fine Arts
1985 · Outstanding Creative Endeavor Award Ball State University
GRANTS 2013 · Aspire Creative Arts Grant Ball State University
2012 · Individual Artist Grant Indiana Arts Commission
2006 · Individual Artist Grant Indiana Arts Commission
2005 · Creative Arts SEET Grant Ball State University
pre 2000 · Multiple Ball State University Creative Arts Grants, Indiana Arts Commission Grants
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 2013–present Board of Directors, The Enamelist Society. Conference Theme Committee, Chair of Exhibition Committee
1993–1997 Board of Directors, Society of North American Goldsmiths. Board Secretary, Chair of Student Scholarships, Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee.
2009Moderated Educators Panel at SNAG Conference, Philadelphia PA
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 2011, 08 Two international exhibition reviews published in Metalsmith Magazine
2013, 09, 08 Work included in 3 of the 500 series Lark books–
500 Metal Vessels, 500 Enamels, and 500 Handmade Books
1985–present Images of work published in numerous exhibition catalogues, periodicals
SELECTED RECENT LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS 2011 · One week enameling class, hosted by Florida Goldsmith's Guild, Wildacres NC
2008 · Presentation of work - one of four featured artists, Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock TX
2008 · Weekend enameling workshop, hosted by Washington Enamelist Guild, Wash DC
2007 · Two day enameling workshop, hosted by Enamelist Guild, Columbus OH
TEACHING · Teach all levels of jewelry / metalsmithing, from introductory through graduate level classes.
· Taught two and three-dimensional freshman foundations
· Sponsored multiple Undergraduate and Graduate Creative Arts Grants
· Mentored multiple Undergraduate Honors Fellows.
· Sponsor two visiting artists and two field trips per year, totalling over 75 of each.
· Mentored over 100 metals / jewelry students who have exhibited their work
in over 80 juried national regional and local exhibitions.
· Every year between 12–25 metals pieces have been juried into the Ball State Juried
Student Show, with an average of two awards per year.
· Served on, and chaired, over 35 Graduate Committees.
· Sponsored 3 students who received first place awards in the BSU Annual
Student Research Symposium.