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MEDIA:
Mixed media paintings, sumi-e, one of a kind artist books and art cars (decorated automobiles) 
are the mediums and styles represented.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2005 -  Leeds Art Center, Leeds, Alabama.
2003 -  Hoover Public Library, 2003 Southern Voices, Friends Gallery, Hoover, Alabama.
2003 -   Kentuck Museum, Northport, Alabama.
2002 -   Artistic Images Gallery, Huntsville, Alabama.
2001 -   Monty Stabler Galleries, Birmingham, Alabama. 
2001 -   Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi.
2001 -   Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana.
1999  -  Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama.
1994  -  Kentuck Museum,  Northport, Alabama.
1994  -  Center for the Cultural Arts, Gadsden, Alabama.
1993  -  Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan,Alabama. 
1992  -  Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, Florence, Alabama.
1987  -  Sarrat Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesse.
1987  -  Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama.
1986  -  The Arts Council's Armory Learning Arts Center Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama.
1986 .-  Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2007 - Whimsy in 3-D, Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.
2007 - Now…Then, Space One Eleven, Invitational, Sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation, 
            Birmingham, AL.
2007 - Birmingham Chapter, National League of American pen Women, Annual Art Competition, 
            Soon Bok Sellers Gally, Hoover, AL, First Place Prize, mixed media
2006 - Alabama Women Artist, Invitational., YWCA, Birmingham, AL.
2006 - Birmingham Chapter, National League of American pen Women, Annual Art Competition, Jewish 
            Community Center, Mt. Brook, Al, Second Place Prize, mixed media.
2005 - Birmingham Chapter, National League of American Pen Women, Annual Art Competition,
            Leslie S. Wright Art Gallery, Samford University, Homewood, AL, First Place Prize, oils and 
            acrylics.
2004 - Energen  Art Competition  and Exhibition, Energen Corporation, Birmingham, AL
2003 - Birmingham Chapter, National League of American Pen Women, Annual Art Competition,
            Leslie S. Wright Art Gallery, Samford University. Third Place Prize.
2002 - Celebrations: Women Artists of Alabama, YWCA, Chapel Gallery, Invitational, Birmingham, AL
2002 - Art At Play, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.
2002 - Birmingham Chapter, National League of American Pen Women, Annual Art Competition, Third 
            Place in Oils, The Club, Birmingham, AL.
2001 - 34th Montgomery Art Guild and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, Montgomery, AL 
2000 - AU-TO-MO-BILE DREAMS, Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega, Alabama. 
2000 - National League of American Pen Women Natrional Biennial Art Exhibition, George Mason 
            University,  Fine Arts Gallery, Arlington, VA. 
2000 - Johnson & Johnson Sixth Annual Fine Arts & Photography Juried Exhibition, New Brunswick, 
            New Jersey, Third Place Award. 
1999 - 33rd Montgomery Art Guild and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition,Montgomery, AL
1999 - Triennial Southeastern Juried  Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama.
1999 - El Arte DeLos Libros De Artista, Biblioteca Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico & De Oaxaca, Mexico.
1997 - The Usual Suspects: Traditional & Alternative Bookworks by Four Alabama Book, Buchgalerie 
             Mergemeier, Dusseldorf, Germany.
1996 -  ' d'art, AInternational Les Amis de la ReliureMaison de La culture Frontenac, Montreal, Canada. 
1996 -  Sumi-e Across the Border, Sumi-e Artists of Canada and Sumi-e Society of
             America, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1993  -  Alabama Contemporary Women Artists Exhibition,  Alabama Artists Gallery, 
              Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
1993  -  Crossings, Women's Caucus for Art National Competition, Seattle, Washginton.
1991  -  50th National Competition Watercolor Society of Alabama, Montgomery  Museum  of Fine Art
               Montgomery, Alabama.  Cash Award.
1990  -  Southern Roots Exhibition, Birmingham Southern College and  Space One Eleven
              Birmingham, Alabama.  Invitational.
1989  -  Birmingham Artists 1959-1989, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.
              Invitational.
1989  -  Visions of God,, 4th Annual St Joseph Juried Religious Art Exhibition,
              St. Joseph Parish, Redding,  California.  Best of Show. 
1981  -  68th Annual Allied Artists of America Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, New York.

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS:
1994  -  Escape to Create, Individual Residentail Fellowship, Solo Exhibition, Seaside Institute, 
               Seaside, Florida.

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS:
2001 -  Haiku – Travelers of Eternity, a book published by River City Press,
              haiku by Charles Ghigna, sumi-e by  Armor Keller 
1995 -  Jubilation Haus Project, by the PAAAMA group; Alabama Artists Gallery,
              Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
1992/93  -  Icon, Sign and Symbol, a work of music, dance and video developed by  eleven 
               individuals from Birmingham, Alabama. 
                         Performed at the following: 
                                            Birmingham Southern College 
                                            Huntsville Museum of Art 
                                            Montgomery Museum of  Fine Arts 
                                            Mobile Museum of Art
                                            Birmingham Museum of Art 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS:
1994/95 -  Tree of Life/Olive Tree, six, wooden, interior doors:   design and  gold leafing, 
                   Temple Beth El,  Birmingham, Alabama.
1989 -  Broadway Crowne Plaza Hotel, New York City, 33 paintings. 

SELECTED CAR ART:
MAGIC CITY GOLDEN TRANSIT:  an art car, gold leafed and jeweled inside and outside, included in the following:
2007 -  Accepted for permanent display at the Art Car World Musuem, Douglas, AZ
2006 -  Featured at, Moss Rock Festival, Hoover,Al.
2005 -  Featured at, Feista, Biurmingham Museum of Art.
2005 -  Reatured at, Vestavia Christmas Parade, Vestavia, AL.
2000 -  Featured at the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Talladega, AL.
2000 -  Featured in the parade around the race track before the Winston 500 Auto Race,
             Talladega, AL.
1999 - Women at the Wheel, a book by Marilyn Root, published by Sourcebooks, Inc.
1998 - Creative Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, Tenn., workshop and exhibit.
1997,95,94,92,91,90  - Roadside Attractions Artists Parade, The Orange Show
           Foundation and  Houston International Festival, Houston, Texas.
           Second Place - 1997,Third Place - 1994, Honorable Mention - 1992.
1997 - Driving the Dream, a film, by Harrod Blank.
1997 - Art Cars -- Revolutionary Movement, a book published by The Ineri Foundation,
           Houston, Texas.
1996 - 3rd Annual St. Louis Art Car Expo, St. Louis, Missouri.
1996 - Brickyard 400: Copy Rite/400 Festival, Art Car Rolling Review, Indianapolis, 
            Indiana. 
1996 - Classy Chassis:  Wild and Wonderful Rolling Works of Art, Birmingham Museum 
            of Art, Birmingham, Alabama.
1995 -  Wild Wheels, calendar, month of December, Pomegranate Press.
1993  - Wild Wheels, a book by Harrod Blank of California. published by Pomegranate. 
            Art Books, Library of Congress, Catalog Card #92-62865.
1993 -  40th Arts Festival of Atlanta, Georgia, Invitational Special Feature.
1993 -  22nd Kentuck Festival, Northport, Alabama, Invitational Special Feature.
1992 -  Memphis, Tennessee Arts Festival, Special Projects, Cash Award.
1992  - Wild Wheels, a documentary film by Harrod Blank of California.  Premiered at
             the deYoung Museum, San Francisco, California.
1990  - Carinart, Special Feature, Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida. 
 MAGIC CITY GOLDEN TRANSIT, featured in the selected following magazines & newspapers:
             The Birmingham News, feature article, Art for the Road, November 20, 2002.
             The Anniston Star, Anniston, AL. October 2000
             Mountainfreak, . Spring - 2000.
             American Way, American Airlines, April 1998.
             Spiegel,, Lustobjekt Auto, Germany, September 1997.
             Birmingham Post-Herald, Art on Wheels, May 20, 1997.
             The New York Times, 40 Fenders and Dada in Rearview Mirror, April 20, 1997. 
             Smithsonian Magainze, Designing your own Set of Wheels, August 1995.
             Car and Driver Magazine, Paint Your Wagons (or Dog-Biscuit Them), August 1995. 
             Japan Esquire Magazine,  November 1994. 

SELECTED ART RELATED ACTIVITIES:
Japanese Calligraphy, Birmingham Museum of Art, lecture and demonstration, 2007.
Bluff Park United Methodist Church, Spiritual Aspects of Art , sumi-e lecture and demonstration, Hoover, AL, 2006
Birmingham International Festival honoring Japan, sumi-e lecture/demonstration/workshop for Alabama teachers, Birmingham, AL, 2006.
Red Mountain School, two day sumi-e workshop, Birmingham, AL.
Japan America Society of Alabama, board member, 2002-2007
Sister City Commission, Japan Committee board member, 2002-2007
Project Director, Hitachi, Japna dna Birmingham, AL, Friendship Quilt, permanent display, library, 
         Birmingham, A, 2005.
Art Chairman, National League of American Pen Women, 2001 Alabama State Conference,
        Birmingham, Alabama. 
Guest lecturer, Japan Program, Sukura Festival 2001, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
Featured artist, Spirit and Creation, Center for Alabama Public Television, Tusacloosa, AL, 1996.
Consultant to the Birmingham Museum of Art for the Classy Chassis:  Wild and Wonderful Rolling Works of Art,  1996.
Judge for the High School Art Exhibit for the Sixth Congressional District Arts Caucus, 
       U.S. Representation Spenser Bachus. 1996 and 1995.
Grant Review Panelist for Project Assistance Multi-Disciplinary Grants, Alabama State Council on the 
       Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.  1995, 1996 and 1998.
Space One Eleven, Governing Board Chairperson,  1991-93.
Bluff Park Art Association, Board of Directors, 1985- 2007.
Watercolor Society of Alabama, President, 1988-89, Signature Membership.
Birmingham Art Association, President, 1982-83.
Montgomery Art Guild, President, 1976-77 and 1977-78.
Alabama State Council on the Arts, Track Leader for Statewide Arts Conference, 1992.
Japanese Cultural Experience - Shozo Sato, Project Director, sponsored by Bluff Park Art Association, 
     Birmingham Museum of Art,  Birmingham Botanical Garden,  Japan America Society of Alabama,
     Japan Program of the University of Alabama,  Hoover Public Library, Birmingham, Alabama, 1998. 
Art Exhibitions and Art Festivals, Judge.
Workshops, classes, lecture/demostrations given at the following:
      Birmingham Museum of Art
      Sukura Festival, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
      Japan Culture and Information Center, Tuscaloosa, AL. 
      Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
      Space One Eleven
      Montgomery Art Guild
      Studio by the Tracks
      University of Montevallo
      Art Associations
      Garden Clubs
      Church Organizations
      Board of Education, City of Hoover
      Huntsville Museum of Art
      Hoover Art Association
      Sukura Festival, Birmingham Botanical Garden
Thirty years of gallery representation.
Member of the National League of American Pen Women..
Who's Who of American Women 1999,00,02,03,04,05,06,07, Marquis.
Who's Who in the South and Southwest 1999-2000, 26th Edition, Marquis.
International Who’s Who of Professional & Business Women, 2002,
      American Biographical Institute,
Who's Who in America ,2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, Marquis.
Who’s Who in the World, 2000, 02, 04, 06, Edition, Marquis.

EDUCATION:
University of Alabama in Birmingham, BA degree, visual art, 1982.
University of Guam, Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands.
Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama.

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES:
 Japan, Hong Kong, Guam, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Holland, 
 Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, Republic of Georgia,and Azerbiajan.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Alabama Center for Commerce, Birmingham, Alabama.
Berkowita, Lefkouits, Isom & Kushner, Birmingham, Alabama.
Bradley, Artant, Rose and White, Birmingham, Alabama.
Champion International Paper Company, Pensacola, Florida.
Embassy Suites Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
Energen Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama.
First Alabama Bank, Montgomery, Alabama.
First Commercial Bank, Birmingham, Alabama.
First National Bank, Panama City, Florida.
Huntsville Art Council, Huntsville, Alabama.
Paul W. Bryant Conferecne Center, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Pinta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia.
State of Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama.
Trinity Methodist Church, Huntsville, Alabama.
UAB School of Optometry, Birmingham, Alabama.
Wade Sand and Gravel Company, Birmingham, Alabama.
Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

 

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