Curriculum Vitae – Work

Education

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR     B.F.A. in Painting, 1983

State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY     B.A. in Anthropology, 1977

Working in the Arts

  • Museum of Contemporary Craft (formerly Contemporary Crafts Gallery), Portland, OR (4/02 to 12/08) – Executive Director
  • Portland Children’s Museum, Portland, OR (10/00 to 3/02) – Director of Programs and Operations
  • Salem Art Association, Salem, OR (2/94 to 10/00) – Executive Director
  • Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (7/91 to 2/94) – Gallery Director
  • Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR (10/90 to 8/91) – Public Art Manager
  • The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (11/87 to 7/90) – Exhibitions Coordinator
  • The Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR (9/83 to 6/87) – Program Coordinator (7/85 to 6/87); Program Assistant/Head Preparator (9/83 to 7/85)

Ancillary Experience and Affiliations

  • Sitka Center for Art & Ecology – Volunteer, 2009-2012
  • Craft Organizations Development Association – national Board of Directors 2004-06
  • Northwest Business for Culture and the Arts – Board of Directors 2004-07
  • University of Oregon Board of Visitors – Board Member (School of Allied Arts and Architecture) 2004-7
  • Arts & Administration Masters Program Advisory Committee – University of Oregon – 1999-2008
  • Oregon Festivals and Events Association – board member 1995-2000
  • Salem Convention and Visitors Association – board member 1996-2000
  • Salem’s Riverfront Carousel – board member 1996-1999
  • Salem’s Riverfront Park Design Review Committee – member 1995-2000

Exhibitions Curated

November 2009 Sitka Invitational , Guest Curator
World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

November 2010 Sitka Invitational , Guest Curator
World Forestry Center, Portland, OR

Publications

Soul of a Bowl, 2003 (preface)
Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, Portland, OR

Unpacking the Collection, 2008 (introduction)
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR