EDUCATION AA Degree Allan Hancock College (while stationed at Vandenberg AFB) Santa Maria California 1970 BFA Degree Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 1975TAA First Place 2013, 2009, 2012 Merit Award, 2012 Award of Excellence MA Degree in Curriculum and Teaching .Michigan State University, 1992
WORK EXPERIENCE Teaching Certification DODEA Art K-12, and others Professional Teaching/Administrative Experience 2007-2009 Part-time art instructor at TCC (Tidewater Community College) Visual Arts Center Portsmouth, Virginia
1984-2006 Taught for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Germany, and Japan 2006 Retired from DODDS (lived overseas for 24 years) Germany, and Japan 1982-1984 Art Teacher, Norfolk Public Schools
1980-1981 Artist in Residence for National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts and Humanities for Norfolk City Public Schools
1977-1979 Museum Assistant for Portsmouth Community Arts Center Portsmouth 1975-1977 Lawler Balland and Little Advertising 1971-1975 Arthur Polizos Associates part-time while at ODU 1966-1970 United States Air Force: Administrative Assistant 70250
Museum purchase 1978 Commission from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for Touchable Sculpture for the visually impaired “Tressed Ruoy” or Your Dessert 1977 Museum Purchase, Chrysler Museum of Norfolk, “I Think I’m Gonna Croak”
Work published “Making Ceramic Sculpture” by Raul Acero, Lark Books 2001, ISBN 1-57990-175-1 “Net Jam” mixed media 2012 “Humor in Craft” by Bridgett Martin, ISBN-13: 978-0764340598 “Plumbers Nightmare” and “Mrs Hokusai has laundry trouble” 1990 Art Consultant for Time-Life Asian Edition of “Life and Leisure" provided photographs of student artwork 1990
Professional Organizations 2015-2016 Torch Club International, Portsmouth Chapter 1988-2001 PDK an Education Fraternity, Tokyo Chapter 1982 Tidewater Craft Guild 1980- President of Ceramic Designers Association 1979 Lifetime Exhibiting Member of the Virginia Crafts Guild
Awards 1999 listed in “Who’s Who in American Teaching" 1982 listed in "Who's Who in American Art"
Best in Show 2016, 2013, 2010 PrimePlus Senior Center, Norfolk Virginia 2016 (61st) Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show Award of Merit 2016 Merit Award TAA Courthouse Galleries 2015 The Artists Gallery Earth Ware & Fire Exhibit 2nd place 2014 First Place Art at the River, Yorktown Virginia 2011 Magic Dirt (first national clay competition at ODU) 3rd place 2012-2011 TAA Portfolio Show at d’Art 2nd place, 3rd place 2011-2013 Artwork on Display at Senator Mark Warner’s Office, Norfolk Virginia 2011 Feats of Clay, purchase award Placer Arts 2008 Cape Fear Studios, Nellie Allen Smith Pottery Competition Award 3rd Place 1983 Ghent Arts Festival First Place 1981 Portsmouth Annual Seawall Art Show. Honorable Mention 1981 Norfolk XXIX Azalea Festival Award 1981 CRA Show, Second Place 1981 Ghent Arts Festival First Place 1981 Granby Mall Art Show Art Award 1980 Hilltop North & West Art Show Merchant Award 1979 Portsmouth Annual Seawall Art Show, Merit Award 1978 Portsmouth Annual Seawall Art Show, Photography Award Honorable Mention 1978 Waynesboro Fall Festival Art Show, First Place 1978 Hampton Art Show, Best in Show 1978 Annual Mid-city Art Show, Merit Award 1978 Hampton Fair Day Award of Excellence 1979 Norfolk 26th Azalea Festival Art of the Esplanade Award of Excellence 1979 Hilltop North & West Art Show Merit Award 1977 Lakeside Art Show Honorable Mention 1977 First Hampton Art Show, Award 1977 Hampton Fiar Day, Award of Excellence 1976 Certificate of Distinction from the Virginia Museum of Fine arts 12:29 pm. Peninsula Arts Assoc.Hampton VA 1976 Annual Mid-city Art Show Honorable Mention 1976 Hilltop North & West Art Show Best in Show 1975 Annual Mid-city Art Show Merit Award 1875 Hilltop North & West Art Show Honorable Mention 1975 (14th Annual) Chesapeake Bay Art Association Merit Award 1975 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show, 3rd place sculpture 1974 (9th) Annual Buckroe Beach Art Show, first place ceramics
Slave and Master, stoneware clay with underglaze and acrylic accents.
Fossil Fuel Legacy stoneware clay, acrylic paint and artifacts.
Race Wars.....revisited in 2016
slip cast and hand built clay with underglaze and decals.
You were with me till the end..
stoneware clay underglaze repurposed slipcase angel form insulation