OFFICE: Art Building 129
B. S. in Art Education, Edinboro State University, 1970
Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Alfred University, 1974
Visiting Instructor, Philadelphia College of Art, 1974 (summer)
Instructor, SUNY Albany, Art Department, 1974-76
Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Memphis, 1976-present
HONORS / AWARDS
Craftsman Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1978
Spring Research Leave, University of Memphis, 1987
Edinboro State University, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1990
Faculty Development Leave, University of Memphis, 1991
Faculty Development Leave, University of Memphis, 2002
Special Topics-Advanced Wheel forming
Art Experience For Elementary Teachers
Two Dimensional Design
Three Dimensional Design
STUDENT ADVISING / MENTORING
General Undergraduate Advisor for the Foundation and Fine Art Program
Senior Thesis Committees- (approximately 40 in last ten years)
Graduate Thesis Committees- (approximately 15 in last ten years)
Foundations Coordinator- mentored Part Time Instructors and Teaching
Assistants in Foundations (5-10 per semester from ’95-’03)
SERVICE / OUTREACH / ADVISING / MENTORING
Foundations Coordinator, 1995-2003
Foundation Assessment, chair, 1995-2003
Advanced Placement, 1995-2006
Graduate Committee, 1998-2006
Fine Art Committee, 1995-2006
Advising and Planning Committee, 1995-2003
Tenure and Promotion Committee, pre 1990
New Student Orientation, 1996-1998
Interim Co-Director, University Art Gallery, pre 1990
Mid Term Tenure Review Committee-Donalyn Heise, chair, 2004
Faculty Search Committees- Foundations/Drawing, chair, Painting, Art Education,
University Art Museum Board, 2000-04
Tenure and Promotion, pre 1990
Faculty Senate, pre1990
Tennessee Arts Commission Panel of Advisors, 1982
Pink Palace Craft Show, on site Juror, 1987
Memphis Arts Festival, Artist Market-Juror, 1997
Collierville, Mulberry Festival- Juror, 2000
Destination Imagination- Juror, 2000-01
First Congregational Church- Advisor, 2001-02
Child Advocacy Center-Donator Annual Art Auction, 2004-06
1973 Edinboro State University
1974 Raku Symposium SUNY Albany
1975 Hudson Valley Ceramic Conference
1977 Carnegie-Mellon University
1978 Art Park, Lewiston, N.Y.
1980 University of Mississippi
1981 Southeast College Art Association
1983 Contemporary Southeastern Clay Artists, Univ. of Mississippi
1993 Appalachian Center for Crafts
2004 Southeastern Louisiana University
1972 Pottery Invitational, Erie, PA.
1972 Supermud Invitational, Penn State
1973 Alfred Graduate Invitational, Brockport State University
1974 State Celebration of the Arts, Fredonia, N.Y.
1976 Concepts Clay, Central Michigan University
1977 Regional Invitational, Memphis Artist/Craftsman Association
1977 Combined Faculty Show, Memphis Brooks Museum
1977 ETC Gallery, Memphis, TN,
1978 Exchange Show, Memphis, TN.
1978 100 Teapots, Thiel College
1979 Faculty Exhibition, University of Memphis
1979 Exchange Show, Memphis, TN.
1979 Edinboro National Invitational, Edinboro University
1980 Functional Ceramics, Purdue University
1980 Up Front Exhibition, Memphis, TN.
1980 Invitational Exhibition, Carnegie-Mellon University
1981 Southeast College Art Association, Oxford, MS
1981 Southern Monumental Invitational, University of Memphis
1982 Distinguished Alumni Exhibition, Edinboro University
1982 The Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, N.Y.
1983 Faculty Exhibition, University of Memphis
1983 Contemporary Southeastern Clay Artists, Univ. of Mississippi
1983 Emerging Talent, N.C.E.C.A. conference
1984 Social Commentary Exhibition, University of Memphis
1986 The Atlanta Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA.
1986 G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery. Baltimore, MD.
1986 The Craftsman’s Gallery, Scarsdale, N.Y.
1987 Invitational Exhibition, Millersville University
1987 The Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, N.Y.
1987 American House Gallery, Tenafly, N.J.
1988 National Ceramic Invitational, Ringling College of Art
1988 The Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Mo.
1989 Inaugural Exhibition, Memphis Center for Contemporary Art
1989 Four Alfred Graduates, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1989 Dimensions Gallery, Boca Raton, Fl.
1989 The Art of Tennessee Craft, Nashville, TN.
1990 A Decade of Craft, Christie’s East, NYC, N.Y.
1999 Wood Works, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR.
2000 Memphis Arts In The Park Festival, Invitational
2001 Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN.
2002 Faculty Exhibition, University of Memphis
2005 Tide to the Vernacular, Project Creo, St. Petersburg Art Center
2006 Faculty Exhibition, University of Memphis
One and Two Man Exhibitions:
1975 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer, NY
1976 SUNY Albany
1977 National Bank of Commerce, Memphis, TN.
1978 LeMoyne Owen College, Memphis, TN.
1979 Memphis State University
1979 Southwestern University, Memphis, TN.
1980 University of Mississippi, Oxford, Ms.
1981 Austin Peay University
1982 Union Planters Gallery, Memphis, TN.
1983 Carriage Gallery, Memphis, TN.
1986 The Pottery Place, Memphis, TN.
1990 Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN.
1992 Schneider, Blumh, Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1993 Tennessee Tech University
2000 Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN.
2002 Delta Axis Gallery, Memphis, TN.
1970 Crafts Guild Spring Show, Pittsburgh, PA.
1970 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.
1972 Portsmouth National, Portsmouth, VA.
1974 Pennsylvania Crafts ‘74, Harrisburg, PA.
1974 Southern Tier National, Corning, NY.
1976 Arizona National. Scottsdale, AZ.
1977 Lake Superior International, Duluth, MN.
1977 Mississippi River Crafts Show, Memphis, TN.
1977 Marietta Crafts National, Marietta, OH.
1978 Young Americans: Clay and Glass, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC
1980 Crafts, Drawing, Small Sculpture, Little Rock AR.
1980 Ceramics Southeast, Athens, GA.
1982 Crafts, Drawing, Small Sculpture, Little Rock, AR.
1982 The ACE Fair, Baltimore, MD.
1982 The Centennial Park Fair, Nashville, TN.
1983 The Mid South Crafts Fair, Memphis, TN.
1983 The Boardwalk Art Festival, Virginia Beach, VA.
1983 The Gum Tree Festival, Tupelo, MS.
1983 The Centennial Park Fair, Nashville, TN.
1983 Tennessee Valley Commission, Chattanooga, TN.
1984 The Centennial Park Fair, Nashville, TN.
1984 The Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA.
1985 The Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC.
1986 The ACE Fair, West Springfield, MA.
1986 The ACE Fair, Baltimore, MD.
1987 The ACE Fair, West Springfield, MA.
1988 The ACE Fair, West Springfield, MA.
1989 The Gum Tree Festival, Tupelo, MS.
1989 The Centennial Park Festival, Nashville, TN.
1990 The Gum Tree Festival, Tupelo, MS.
1991 Arts in the Park, Memphis, TN.
1992 Music Fest Art Fair, Jackson, Ms.
1992 Boston Mills Arts Festival, Boston Mills, OH.
1992 57th Street Art Fair, Chicago, IL.
1992 Art in the Square, Madison, WS.
1992 Arts in the Park, Memphis, TN.
1998 Arts in the Park, special projects, Memphis, TN.
1998 The Delta Annual, Little Rock, AR. (honorable mention)
1998 The Mid States Art Exhibition, Evansville, IN.
2000 The Delta Annual, Little Rock, AR.
2001 Arts in the Park, Memphis, TN. (1st place special projects) Juror- Shamin
2002 Water Tower Annual, Louisville, KY.
2002 The Delta Annual, Little Rock, AR. (honorable mention) Juror- James Barness
2002 Association for Visual Artists National Annual, Chattanooga, TN. Juror- Robert
2002 Arts In the Park, juried exhibit, Memphis, TN.
2003 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts International, Summit, NJ Juror- Anne Umland
2004 Southern States Sculpture Exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana Univ. Juror-
2005 The Delta Annual, Little Rock, AR. (honorable mention) Juror-Rodger
2005 MAX 2005 Exhibition, Memphis, TN, juror-David Moos
2006 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA, Juror-Cheryl