the SOCIETY OF LAYERISTS in MULTI-MEDIA
1408 Georgia NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
University of New Mexico, MA Art Education, 1963
Further Graduate studies, 1969–1970
Barnard College, Columbia University, BA Fine Arts, 1950
Who's Who in American Art, 1978–2013
Who's Who in America, 2000–2014
Who's Who in American Women, 1979–2011
Who's Who in the West, 1980–2002
Who's Who in the World, 2008
Symbolic mixed media, dimensional, layered paintings
Masterworks, Carol Bryant Creativity Award; Who Is God? Museo Contempo, Olympia WA
Designated Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Art Business Association; Exploring Space Through Time, A Retrospective, Weyrich Gallery; Masterworks Miniatures, Honorable Mention, Albuquerque, NM; Who is God? IV, Olympia, WA
The Omega and the Alpha, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM; New Mexico Enchants, Hilltop Art Gallery, Ashland, OR; Masterworks Miniatures, Judge’s works displayed
BECA, International Exhibition of New Art + New Design, Albuquerque, NM; Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM; Mining the Unconscious, Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Treasures in Time, New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair Keynote Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM; Alchemists, Bright Rain, Open Mind Space, Albuquerque, NM; Unity, Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM; Beneath the Surface, Macy Center, NM Tech U, Socorro, NM
Beyond the I, From the Personal to the Cosmic, Arts Alliance, Albuquerque, NM; Masterworks Miniatures, Bardean Award, Albuquerque, NM
Second Award, Masterworks Minatures, Albuquerque, NM; Illumination, Fort Myers, FL
Exploring Multiple Dimensions, The New Mexico Experience, The Albuquerque Museum, Masterworks, Minatures, Albuquerque, NM
Rock, Paper, Scissor, Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM; Soul Shrines, NMSU Corbett Center, Las Cruces, NM; Art of Space, Museum of Fine Arts, Las Cruces, NM; Making Connections, San Rafael, CA; ¡Celibracíon!, Albuquerque, NM; Connections, We Are All One, Lexington, KY
Masterworks, Albuquerque, NM; Honoree, Get the Lead Out, Los Alamos, NM
Masterworks/Miniatures, Albuquerque, NM; first award, A Colored Pencil Panorama, Albuquerque, NM; Bravos Award for Excellence in Art, Albuquerque Arts Alliance, 2004.
Masterworks/Miniatures, Albuquerque, NM; Originals 2003—Traces of the Journey, New Mexico Women in the Arts, Albuquerque Museum, NM; Pencil Premier, Albuquerque, NM; Fire in the Heart, Ashland, OR.
Dartmouth St. Gallery 20th Anniversary Show, Albuquerque, NM; Expressions of Creation, Chico, CA; Landscape and Memory, Sedona Art Center, AZ.
Shadow and Light, S. Broadway Cultural Ctr, Albuquerque, NM; Selections from the Society of Layerists in Multi–Media, U of CO Colorado Springs, CO; Tides of Change, Rockport Ctr for the Arts, TX; Earth Spirit, Miami U, Oxford, OH.
Layerists in Multi-Media/Affirming Wholeness, Weyrich Gallery, NM; The Artist as Shaman, FL; The Birth of Wisdom, NM and Gordes, France; Alchemy, NJ and CT; Musings for the Millennium, OH.
Bridging Time & Space, the Power of Image and Word, CA.
Agora Gallery, NYC; Celtic Connections, MA.
Guardian Spirits, Marlborough, England; Milagros Pequeños, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. Honorée, ¡Magnifico!, Albuquerque, NM, 1997.
The Layered Perspective, Walton Arts Center and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR; Crossings, Bradford College, MA, CO, NM, CT.
Art is for Healing & The Universal Link, U of TX Health Science Ctr, San Antonio, TX.
Layering, A Gathering of Voices, Marin County Civic Center Art Gallery, San Rafael, CA; Layering, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM.
Lightworks, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, NM; The Artist as Shaman, Cleveland; Layering Level to Level, Coshocton, OH.
New Mexico '87: A Fine Arts Competition, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts; Layering/Connecting, Zanesville, OH and Wheeling, WV.
PUBLICATION OF ARTWORKS
EXPLORING SPACE THROUGH TIME: A RETROSPECTIVE, catalogue, 2013
A 30 YEAR CELEBRATION, TAOS, NEW MEXICO 2012, THE SOCIETY OF LAYERISTS IN MULTI–MEDIA, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, November, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE ARTS, March, 2011
VISUAL jOURNEYS, ART OF THE 21ST CENTURY, 2010
CROP CIRCLES: THE ART OF OUR TIME, 2007
THE ART OF LAYERING: MAKING CONNECTIONS, 2004
CELEBRATE YOUR CREATIVE SELF, Mary Todd Beam, 2002
THE HEALING POWER OF ART, Barbara Ganim, 1999
BRIDGING TIME & SPACE, ESSAYS ON LAYERED ART, 1998
ARTIS SPECTRUM, vol. 11/4, 1998
REVIEW, THE CRITICAL STATE OF VISUAL ART IN NEW YORK, June 1998
GALLERY GUIDE, ART NOW, NYC, June–July, 1998
PRIME TIME, Albuquerque, May, 1998
ONE SOURCE, SACRED JOURNEYS, Gary Markowitz, 1997
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE, ALBUQUERQUE, 1995
CREATIVE COLLAGE TECHNIQUES, Nita Leland and Virginia Lee Williams, 1994
CONTEMPORARY WORK IN COLLAGE, Gerald Brommer, 1994
LAYERING, AN ART OF TIME AND SPACE, 1991
LAYERING, video, 1990
WATERCOLOR AND COLLAGE WORKSHOP, Gerald Brommer, 1988
AMERICAN ARTIST, 1986, 1991
The Society of Layerists in Multi–Media (SLMM), 1982, a national network of artists who express a sense of holism.
ARTISTS OF THE SPIRIT, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR, 1994
SHRINES AND SACRED PLACES, Keynote Exhibition, New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, 1988
LAYERING, AN ART OF TIME AND SPACE, Albuquerque Museum, 1985
Rio Grande Art Association, 2013, Judge; Masterworks Miniatures, 2012, Judge; Masterworks, 2005; One Percent for Art, Selection Jury, San Mateo Park Wall, 2000–2001; New Mexico Art League Small Paintings Exhibition, Judge, 1999; New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair; New Mexico State Fair Professional Exhibition, 1999; Five Counties Juried Show, Roswell, NM; ARTFest, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts "Introductions"; 50th Anniversary AMERICAN ARTIST, National Art Competition, 1986; Metro Albuquerque High School Art Competition, Selection Jury One Percent for Art, Selection Jury Presbyterian Hospital, Taos Open, 1992.
Albuquerque Arts Board, 1984—1988, Chairperson, 1987—1988
Mentor, Celebrate Youth, eight years
presenter, Crop Circles, International Association for New Science, Ft. Collins, CO, 2001; National; panelist, Conference Association of Art Therapists, 2001, Albuquerque; Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH, 1986, 1987; Elderhostel; Lecturer, Albuquerque Museum, 1985, 1986; New Mexico Art League, Univ. of New Mex. Continuing Educ., lecturer; Harwood Foundation, Southwest Art History Conference, Moderator, 1987; Harvard–Radcliff Symposium, New Mexico Landscape, Taos, 1984.
EXPLORING MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS, 25th Anniversary of SLMM, Albuquerque, NM 2007; THE BIRTH OF WISDOM, Taos, 2000; ARTISTS OF THE SPIRIT, Fayetteville, AR, 1994; symposium, Consultant–Coordinator, AFFIRMING WHOLENESS, THE ART EXPERIENCE, A Symposium sponsored by SLMM in cooperation with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1992; ART AND HEALING, A Conference sponsored by AMERICAN ARTIST, SLMM, and the Robert Lee Blaffer Trust, New Harmony, IN, 1990; SLMM Tours to Mexico, 1996; England, 1997; and Spain, 2003.
Taught first grade, elementary art and remedial reading, 23 years
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