. education

1982
  Colorado Institute of Art: Associate of Applied Science; Fashion Illustration/ Graphic Design. Denver, CO

 . continuing education

2018
Picassiette 1. Linda Dadak, Cape Cod, MA
Picassiette 2. Linda Dadak, Cape Cod, MA
Hybrid Armatures; Sherri Warner Hunter, Bell Buckle, TN
2016
Basic Stained Glass. David Kittrell, Dallas, TX
2014
Workshop in Mosaico; Micro Mosaic - Pulled Glass with Instructor Antonella Gallenda, Orsoni Mosaici.
2010
Dalle de Verre/Slab Glass, Clem Bommarito.
Roman Filati Mosaic: Rods, Tools & Techniques. Antonella Gallenda, Orsoni Smalti (IT)
2009

10-Day Mosaic Course in Bastelica, Corsica. Contemporary mosaic utilizing Roman techniques taught with an instructor of the Ravenna School. Verdiano Marzi (FR)

2008

Intensive Private Workshop in the Ellen Blakeley Method. Ellen Blakeley

Reflections on a Tradition; Hammer and Hardie. Matteo Randi
Mosaic Backsplash. Yulia Hanansen.
2007
Basic Pebble Workshop. Maggy Howarth (UK)
On-Site Pebble Mosaics. Nina Ilitzky Solomon
Grouting, Substrates and Adhesives. Yulia Hanansen
2001
Mosaic Ongoing Course, 8 weeks; Sonia King.

. professional experience

2018
Mosaic work on commercial commission for Seven Sacraments; 39"h x 25"w, 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. Annunciation Academic Building, Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, OR
Instructor; 4-day course, 3-d Sculptural Substrates, Dallas, TX
Instructor; 3-day course, Micro-mosaic Jewelry with Day-of-the-Dead Silver Base, Dallas, TX
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
Gallery Artist; The Green Heron, Ogunquit, ME
2017
Mosaic work on commercial commission for Seven Sacraments; 39"h x 25"w, 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. Annunciation Academic Building, Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, OR
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
2016
Mosaic work on commercial commission for Seven Sacraments; 39"h x 25"w, 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. Annunciation Academic Building, Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, OR
Baptismal font mosaic Creation; 100 sq. ft., 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church, El Paso, TX
Tondo of Seton Madonna of Conciliation; 36" diameter, 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Plano, TX
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
2015
Instructor; 3 day workshop, Abstract Mosaics, Tuscon, AZ
Mosaic work on commercial commission for Seven Sacraments; 39"h x 25"w, 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. Annunciation Academic Building, Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, OR
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
2014
Mosaic work on commercial commission for Seven Sacraments; 39"h x 25"w, 24K gold smalti, colored smalti. Annunciation Academic Building, Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, OR
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
2013
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
Workshop Instructor; Elements of Design for Mosaic; COLOR!, April 10-11, SAMA 13th Annual Conference, Tacoma, WA
Workshop Instructor; Elements of Design for Mosaic; COLOR!, July 31-August 2, Cape Cod Mosaic Workshops, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
2012
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
Instructor; Abstract Mosaic Intensive Workshop, June 25-27, Cape Cod Mosaic Workshops, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
2011
Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
Instructor; Elements of Design for Mosaic; 2-d, February 16-17, SAMA 11th Annual Conference, Austin, TX
2010
Gallery Artist, Group Exhibit, August 21-September 18, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
Workshop Instructor; Freestyle Smalti Class, July 26-30, MosaicSmalti, Cape Cod, MA.
Workshop Instructor; Abstract Mosaic Intensive Workshop, January 22-24; Institute of Mosaic Art, Oakland, CA.
2009
Instructor; Elements of Design for Mosaic; 2D, November 7-8; Somerville, Museum, Somerville, MA.
Workshop Instructor; Abstract Mosaic Intensive Workshop, October 15-18; Creative Art Center, Dallas, TX.
Workshop Instructor; Abstract Mosaic Intensive Workshop, July 10-12; Artisan Stained Glass, Austin, TX.

Workshop Instructor;   - Abstract Mosaics with Lynne Chinn, 2009 Mosaic Arts International, March 25 and 26; San Diego, CA.

Gallery Artist; Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX.
2008
Workshop instructor; Lynne Chinn - Abstract Mosaic Intensive, Sequoia Gallery + Studios, August 8-10, 2008; Hillsboro, OR.
Workshop instructor; Lynne Chinn - Byzantine Mosaics: Intensive Smalti Workshop. 5 day private instruction focusing on the use of Italian Smalti, Mt. Angel Abbey  August 2-7, 2008; St. Benedict, OR.
Workshop instructor; Lynne Chinn - Abstract Mosaic Intensive, Chicago Mosaic School June 5-8, 2008; Chicago, IL.
2006 - 2001
  Co-founder and President of Tesserae Mosaic Studio, Inc. A collaborative partnership  with Shug Jones, offering exquisite mosaic surfaces in private homes and public spaces.
2006
  Workshop instructor; Lynne Chinn - Designing and Presenting Mosaics for Commissions, Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) 5thAnnual Conference; Chicago, IL.
2006 - 1999
Judge of the Visual Arts Awards for the Garland Cultural Arts Commission, Garland, TX.
2005
Workshop instructor; Anatomy of a Mosaic Public Art Project; Plano, TX.
Panel participant; Mistakes Made/Lessons Learned. SAMA 4th Annual Conference; Washington DC.
2003
Panel participant; The Business of Mosaics. SAMA Annual Conference; Miami, FL.

. professional organizations

Ongoing - 2010
  Current member; International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists (AIMC).
   
Ongoing - 2001
  Current member; Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA).
   
2001 - 1998
  Founding member; VisualEyes, a fine art painting troupe.
   
1995 - 1991
  Member; Plano Art Association.