Marcia Babler - Chicago artist
Marcia Babler Background Statement Selected Exhibitions Awards Affiliations Education

Background

Marcia Babler has been actively exhibiting her artwork since the late 1990's in Chicago and throughout North America. She has been juried into national and international fine art shows and has received numerous awards.

Art has been an important part of Marcia's life and though primarily a painter and digital photographer, she is always experimenting and working with new materials and techniques. She enjoys traveling and incorporates her observations from far away places in her work. A storyteller with a sketchbook or camera in hand, she reinterprets her travels and daily experiences in her work. People and contemporary life are the focal point of her art.

Marcia also uses her love of music in her work. Playing the harp as a hobby, the artist loves to have harmony and movement in her work. Her studio is surrounded with sounds of Spanish guitar, French torch songs and Gregorian chants as she works. The harmony influences the colors and motion seen in her work.

Her artwork is in corporate, university and private art collections in North America.

Statement

"My art is influenced by four factors impacting aspects of today's life --communication, relationships, technology and time. But I like to put a twist on these concepts either with humor or a retro look to create tension while setting a visual mood. Art is my voice for telling stories. Both time and concept-oriented, my ideas come from day to day observations, attempting to record a moment in time whether simple or complex. I work in paint, digital photography and with 3D materials.

Color and composition are also an important component in my work. I use color to enhance a mood and energize. I love color!! Composition reinforces the message I am trying to convey, either through repetition of shapes or movement."

Exhibitions
Selected Group Juried Exhibits
  • 2nd Annual Members Exhibit - David Adler Music and Arts Center (January 2016)
  • "Far-Flung" exhibition, Arts on Elston - Chicago (December 2015)
  • New Visions Gallery, "Shelter & Love" juried exhibit, Marshfield, WI (November - December 2015)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 28th September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria, LA ( September - November 2015)
  • "Feminism Across the Generations", a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October 2015)
  • 28th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery (July - September, 2015)
  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibition - 2015, Quincy Art Center - Quincy, Illinois (July - September 2015)
  • Cooperstown Art Association 80th Annual National Art Exhibition - 2015, Cooperstown NY (July - August 2015)
  • GALEX 49 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (March - April 2015)
  • Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC - 9th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition - Juror - Burk Uzzle, American photojournalist (January - February 2015)
  • "Let There be Light" Juried Exhibition - Bloomingdale Park District Museum (January - February 2015)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition 2014-2015, Kenosha, WI (Nov 2014 - Jan 2015)
  • "Recent Works", the 34th Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists - Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County (October - November 2014)
  • "The Sky's the Limit" Juried Exhibition - Bloomingdale Park District Museum (October - November 2014)
  • "Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power and Pleasure", a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October 2014)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 27th September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria, LA ( September - November 2014)
  • 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, IN (September 2014)
  • 27th McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, LA, Juror Louis Grachos, Director of the Contemporary Austin, Austin, Texas (April - May, 2014)
  • Member Exhibition 2014, RRobert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL (January - February 2014)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition 2013-2014, Kenosha, WI (Nov 2013 - Jan 2014)
  • "Recent Works", the 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists - Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County (October - November 2013)
  • "Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance", a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October 2013)
  • 9th Annual Algonquin Public Art Program - Algonquin, IL (Oct 2013 throughout 2014)
  • Bloomingdale Park District Museum Juried Exhibition "Here, There, - Anywhere" (Sept. - Oct. 2013)
  • Cooperstown Art Association 78th Annual National Art Exhibition 2013, Cooperstown NY (July - August 2013)
  • Anderson Arts Center - Photography: A Juried Exhibition of Visual Images 2013 - Kenosha, WI (June - August 2013)
  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center - Quincy, Illinois, Juror - Annemarie Sawkins, Ph.D., served as curator of the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, WI (June - August 2013)
  • "From Energy to Iconography", Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL (June - Sept. 2013)
  • "Body and Brain", juried group exhibition, Woman Made Gallery - Chicago, IL (May - June 2013)
  • GALEX 47 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (March - April 2013)
  • National Art Premiere 2013 Juried Exhibition, Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery (March - April 2013)
  • Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC - 8th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition - Juror - Sam Wang, internationally recognized photographer and educator ( January - February 2013)
  • Bloomingdale Park District Museum Juried Exhibition "Focus!" (January - February 2013)
  • Christopher Art Gallery Evocative - juried exhibition (January 2013)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (Nov 2012 - Jan 2013)
  • "The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women's Art", a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October 2012)
  • 8th Annual Algonquin Public Art Program - Algonquin, IL (Oct 2012 throughout 2013)
  • Bloomingdale Park District Museum Juried Exhibition "Keep It Simple..." (Sept. - Oct. 2012)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 25th September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria, LA ( September - November 2012)
  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center Juried Biennial 2012, Newport News, Virginia ( July - October, 2012)
  • Cooperstown Art Association 77th Annual National Art Exhibition 2012, Cooperstown NY (July - August 2012)
  • Creation - Nature! - Exhibit at the Oak Park Conservatory, Oak Park, Illinois (July - August 2012)
  • Anderson Arts Center 20th Anniversary - Juried Alumni Show - Kenosha, WI (June - August 2012)
  • "Creation", solo award exhibit, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI (April - June 2012)
  • GALEX 46 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL (March - April 2012)
  • Art6 Gallery "The Mystery of Van Gogh: The Ghost Paintings", Richmond Virginia (March 2012)
  • Bloomingdale Park District Museum Juried Exhibition "A Moment in Time" (January - February 2012)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (November 2011 - January 2012)
  • Call and Response: From Artemisia to Frida, a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October 2011)
  • 7th Annual Algonquin Public Art Program - Algonquin, IL (Oct 2011 throughout 2012)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 24th Annual September Competition, Alexandria, LA, (August - October, 2011)
  • 18th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper IN, Juror Betsy Stirratt, Director of the School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University (September 2011)
  • Cooperstown Art Association 76th Annual National Art Exhibition 2011, Cooperstown NY (July - August 2011)
  • National Juried Competition: Digital Works Exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation - Loveladies, New Jersey, Juror - Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art (June - July 2011)
  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center - Quincy, Illinois, Juror - Jessica Baran, Assistant Director - White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (June - July, 2011)
  • International Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 2011, 12 12 Gallery - Richmond, VA (June - August 2011)
  • Seeing Seeing: Capturing a Moment juried exhibition, Creative Arts Workshop - New Haven CT - juror Felice Frankel (May - June 2011)
  • 7th Annual Photo Competition, Morpho Gallery - Chicago ( April - May 2011)
  • GALEX 45 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, Juror - Mel Adamson, artist and educator - San Jose State University (March - April 2011)
  • National Art Premiere 2011 Juried Exhibition, Elmhurst Artists' Guild Gallery (February - March 2011)
  • Bloomingdale Park District Museum Juried Exhibition "From the Ordinary to the Extra-ordinary Photography" (January - February 2011)
  • Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL - "Twenty-Four Maximum" Juried Exhibition - Juror - William Lieberman, Director of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (February - March 2011)
  • Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University in Greenville, NC - 7th Photographic Image Biennial Exhibition - Juror - Keith Carter, internationally recognized photographer and educator ( January - February 2011)
  • 6th Annual Algonquin Public Art Program - Algonquin, IL (Oct 2010 throughout 2011)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (November 2010 - January 2011)
  • No Place Like Home: Examining Changing Landscapes in Our Lives, a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October - November 2010)
  • "Recent Works", the 30th Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists - Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County Jurors - Dubhe Carreno, Dubhe Carreno Gallery - Chicago and Charlotte Rollman, Prof of Art - Northern Illinois University (October - November 2010)
  • Union Street Gallery - "Either/Or", National Juried Exhibition, Chicago Heights, IL - Juror - Jason Lahr, Curator of Exhibitions at the South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN (October - November 2010)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery Artist Exhibition "Fabulously Focused" (July - September 2010)
  • A Time and a Place, juried group exhibition, Bloomingdale Park District Museum - Bloomingdale, IL (July - August 2010)
  • The National Association of Women Artists 121st Annual Exhibition - New York City, NY (June 2010)
  • Bring Spring Home - Exhibit at the Oak Park Conservatory, Oak Park, Illinois (May 2010)
  • Art4Sale 2010, Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Fort Wayne, IN (May 2010)
  • Chicago Art Open, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Chicago, IL (April - May 2010)
  • 5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL (April 2010)
  • Union Street Gallery - "Image Attitude Impression", National Juried Exhibition, Chicago Heights, IL - Juror - Geoffrey Bates, Director and Curator of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Governors State University(March - April 2010)
  • Galex 44 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, Juror - Jim Richerson, President and CEO of Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences (March - April 2010)
  • 13th International Open, juried group exhibition, Woman Made Gallery - Chicago, IL (March - April 2010)
  • Take Aim! Photo 2010, juried group exhibition, Bloomingdale Park District Museum - Bloomingdale, IL (January - February 2010)
  • Member Exhibition 2010, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art - Grayslake, IL (January - February 2010)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (November 2009 - January 2010)
  • Algonquin Public Art Program, Algonquin, IL (2009 - 2010)
  • "Recent Works" the 29th Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists - Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County (October - November 2009)
  • "Down to There: Women and Their Relationship to Hair" - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October - November 2009)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery Artist's Exhibition "Here & Now" (September - November 2009)
  • Bloomingdale Park District Museum Juried Exhibition "Places to Go People to See" (September - October 2009)
  • 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper IN, Juror Michael Aakhus, Associate Dean - College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana (September 2009)
  • The National Association of Women Artists ArtRageous! - New York City, NY (July - August 2009)
  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center - Quincy, Illinois, Juror - Jim Schmidt, Owner and CEO of Schmidt Contemporary Art - St. Louis, MO (June - July, 2009)
  • The National Association of Women Artists 120th Annual Exhibition - New York City, NY (May 2009)
  • Photowork '09, Barrett Art Center's 22nd Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition, Poughkeepsie, NY, Juror - Malcolm Daniel, Curator of Photography - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY ( March - May 2009)
  • Biennial Juried Exhibition, Dubuque Museum of Art - Dubuque, Iowa, Juror - Michael Gerber, curator and owner of Gruen Galleries - Chicago (March - May, 2009)
  • Art for Sale 2009, Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Fort Wayne, IN (May 2009)
  • 22nd McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, LA, Juror Joy Glidden, Director of Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA (March - April 2009)
  • White, Black and Shades of Gray National juried show, South Shore Art Center - Cohasset, MA, Juror - Sidney Hurwitz, Professor Emeritus at Boston University (March - April, 2009)
  • Click! Juried Photography Show 2008, Bloomingdale Park District Museum ( Jan - Feb 2009)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery Artist Exhibition Winter Solstice (Dec 2008 - Jan 2009)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (November 2008- January 2009)
  • The National Association of Women Artists New Membersí Exhibition - New York City, NY (October - November 2008)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (Nov 2009 - Jan 2010)
  • Feminist Ecology: Women and the Earth, a juried exhibition - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (October - November 2008)
  • Chicago Art Open - Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL (Oct 2008)
  • Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition 2008 - Sharon MA (Sept - Oct 2008)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 21st September Competition Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria LA, Juror - Bryan LaFaye (October - December 2008)
  • Funderburg Gallery at the Rockford Art Museum - 2008 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford, IL, Juror - Robert McCauley, Retiring Chairman of the Art Department, Rockford College (July - October 2008)
  • Realities and Illusions, a Juried National Exhibition", Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Juror - Kenneth Baker, Art Critic, San Francisco Chronicle (August - September 2008)
  • 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, IN, Juror John Streetman III, Evansville Museum (September 2008)
  • Loyola University Chicago - Print Biennial IV, Crown Center Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror - Spencer Fidler, New Mexico State University (July - September 2008) Einvite
  • Cooperstown Art Association 73rd Annual National Exhibition 2008, Cooperstown NY, jurors Cornelia Seckel and Raymond J. Steiner - Art Times (July - August 2008)
  • Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Science - 2008 National Juried Competition Works of Art on Paper, Loveladies, NJ, Juror - Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art (June - July 2008)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association Gallery Artist Exhibition (June - July 2008)
  • Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2008, 12 12 Gallery - Richmond, VA (March - May 2008)
  • Municipal Art League of Chicago Biennial-Midwest Fine Art Competition, Beverly Arts Center - Chicago, IL (May - June 2008)
  • Art for Sale 2008, Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Fort Wayne, IN (April 2008)
  • Anderson Arts Center Photography Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (Jan - March 2008)
  • Oh Shoot! Juried Photography Show 2008, Bloomingdale Park District Museum ( Jan - Feb 2008)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association Gift Shop, Park Forest, Illinois (Jan - Feb 2008)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (Nov 2007 - Jan 2008)
  • 3rd Annual Algonquin Public Art Program - Algonquin, IL (Oct 2007 throughout 2008)
  • Symbolism, Myth and Ritual - Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College - Des Plaines, IL (Oct - Nov 2007)
  • Christopher Art Gallery - Prairie State College - "Contemporary Symbolism", Chicago Heights, IL - Juror - Lanny Silverman, Curator of Exhibitions for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (Oct - Nov 2007)
  • Union Street Gallery - "Perspectives", Chicago Heights, IL - Juror - Allison Peters, Director of Exhibitions at Hyde Park Art Center Chicago (Sept - Oct 2007)
  • Chicago Art Open - Iron Studios, Chicago, IL (Oct 2007)
  • Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition 2007 - Sharon MA (Sept 2007)
  • 12 12 Gallery Exhibition for the Arts 2007 - Richmond VA, Juror - Lee Hansley, Director of Hansley Gallery - Raleigh NC (June - August 2007)
  • Tall Grass Arts Gallery Artist Exhibition (June - August 2007)
  • Lemon Street Gallery 6th Annual Juried Exhibition 2007 - Kenosha WI, Juror - Professor Diane Levesque, Art Dept. Chair and Director (April 2007)
  • Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2007 - Richmond VA, Juror - Dr. Jefferson Harrison, Chief Curator Chrysler Museum of Art (Feb - March 2007)
  • 20th Parkside National Juried Small Print Exhibit - UW, Juror Yuji Hiratsuka, Printmaker/ Professor-Art Oregon State University (Jan-Feb 2007)
  • Zoom - Juried Photography Exhibit, Bloomingdale Park District Museum (Jan- Feb 2007)
  • Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI (Nov 2006 - Jan 2007)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association, Featured Artist in gift shop for November 2006
  • Art for Sale 2006 - Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (November 2006)
  • 2006 Chicago Art Open, Chicago (October - November 2006)
  • CCT Gallery - Northwestern University Settlement Association, juried artist exhibit (October - December 2006)
  • "Faces and Places" juried exhibition, Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale, IL (September - October, 2006)
  • CAC Around Town, Utrecht Gallery at Utrecht Art Supplies, Chicago (September - October 2006)
  • Tall Grass Arts Association 51st Annual Gallery Artist Exhibition - Park Forest, IL (June - August 2006)
  • Foto Annual Competition II - DreamBox Foto Gallery, Chicago, IL (June 2006)
  • Chicago Area Artist Alliance - Spring 2006 Exhibition (May - September 2006)
  • Juried Photography Show - Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, Maryland (May - June 2006)
  • Confessions, National Juried Exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (April 2006)
  • 2006 DFG Women Photographer's Competition- DreamBox Foto & Gallery, Chicago, IL, (March 2006)
  • Juried Photography Exhibition - Bloomingdale Park District Museum, (January - February, 2006)
  • Christopher Art Gallery 10th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition (January -February, 2006)
  • Nineteenth Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Juror Rudy Pozzatti, printmaker and Professor Emeritus - Indiana University (January - February, 2006)
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, national juried show, Art for Sale (November, 2005)
  • 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, Indiana. Juror John Streetman III, Director of Evansville, Museum (September 2005)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 18th Annual September Competition, Alexandria, LA, Juror David Houston, Chief Curator for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art (August - October, 2005)
  • 18th McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, LA, Juror Annette Carlozzi, Senior Curator of American & Contemporary Art for the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas (April, 2005)
  • Photography: a juried exhibition of visual images - Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha Wisconsin (January - April, 2005)
  • 2004 Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin (November 2004 - January 2005)
  • Works on Paper - Prairie State College Foundation Juried Regional Exhibition (October-November, 2004)
  • 54th Annual Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, Juror - Dr. Russell Panczenko, Director, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison (May - June, 2004)
  • POP Group Exhibition - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Jurors - Myra Casis and Meg Sheehy, Zg Gallery (April - May, 2004)
  • Galex 38 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, Juror - Chris Verene, New York City (March - April 2004)
  • Women Photographers Competition - DreamBox Foto & Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror - Nancy Fewkes, Photography Department Faculty, Illinois State University (March 2004)
  • Digitalis 3 - International Juried Show, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (February - April, 2004)
  • Minnesota National Print Biennial 2004 - Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Jurors - Siri Engberg, Walker Art Center; Marjorie Devon, Tamarind Institute - University of New Mexico; and John Scott, Xavier University. (January - February, 2004)
  • Greater Midwest International Exhibition XIX - Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, Juror - Douglass Freed, Director of Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. (January - February, 2004)
  • Hocus Focus 2004 Juried Photography Exhibition - Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Juror -Karen Irvine, Associate Curator - Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago (January - February, 2004)
  • Photo 2003 - Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Juror - Leslie Kott, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Digitalis 2 - International Juried Show, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
  • Galex 37 - National Juried Competition and Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL Juror - Sam Gilliam, Washington D.C.
  • Dimensions 2003 - National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition AAWS, North Carolina, Juror - Stephen Phillips, Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
  • Animal Images - Third Annual Juried Art Show, Juror - Ed Paschke, Chicago, IL
  • TechArt - National Exhibition, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, Jurors - Dorothy Simpson Krause and Aaron Fry
  • 68th Annual Cooperstown Art Association National 2003, New York, Juror - Fred Tschida
  • "Art and Industry" - National Juried Exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Juror - Alain Gavin
  • Fifteenth Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Parkside - Juried Show
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum, Oak Park, IL - Juried Show
  • Prairie State College Foundation Christopher Art Gallery - Regional Juried Show

Other Group Shows and Gallery Exhibits
  • Limner Gallery, New York, NY, "Small Works"
  • Chicago ART Open
  • William A. Koehnline Gallery - Women's Day
  • Blue Moon Studio and Art Gallery
  • Dix Art Mix Gallery
Awards
  • Anderson Arts Center First Place Award in the 2013 Juried Photography Exhibition (2013)
  • Alexandria Museum of Art 25th September National Competition Award Winner (2012)
  • 2012 Kent Leasure Memorial Fine Print Award - GALEX 46 Award Winner
  • Anderson Arts Center 2012 Solo Show Award (April 15 - June 3, 2012)
  • Award Winner - Recent Works - 30th Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists, College of Lake County (2010)
  • Purchase Award - Recent Works - 29th Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists, College of Lake County (2009)
  • Award Winner - 2008 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Award Winner - Oh, Shoot! - Juried Photography Show 2008 - Bloomingdale Park District Museum
  • Award Winner - Contemporary Symbolism - Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College Foundation, Chicago Heights, IL.
  • Award Winner - Exhibition for the Arts 2007 - 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Purchase Award - 18th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper awarded by Annette Carlozzi, Senior Curator of American & Contemporary Art for the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
  • Award Winner- Images and Imagination 2005, Bloomingdale Park District Museum
  • Award Winner - Women Photographers Competition 2004, DreamBox Foto Gallery 2004
  • Award Winner - Hocus Focus 2004, Bloomingdale Park District Museum
  • Award Winner - Photo 2003, Bloomingdale Park District Museum
  • Award Winner - Twenty-first Annual Juried Art Show Friends of the Wilmette Public Library
  • National Award Winner -National Strathmore Digital Art Contest Award Winner
  • "Twelve Squared" Regional Award Winner, Christopher Art Gallery
  • Award Winner - "The Written Word" Juried Exhibition, Bloomingdale Park District Museum
  • Finalist Alice & Arthur Baer Art Competition
  • Award of Excellence - "Herstory" Competition and Cover Art Competition, Manhattan Arts International
  • Award of Merit - 2003, Manhattan Arts International 20th Anniversary competition
  • Certificates of Recognition - 7th Annual Skyway Art Competition
Affiliations
  • Juried member of The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. New York, NY
  • Juror - CCT Gallery, Visual Arts Committee, Northwestern University Settlement Association
  • Illinois Arts Council's 2002-2004, 2004-2006, 2006-2008, 2008-2010 Arts-In-Education Artists Roster - juried
  • Ragdale Foundation Residency
  • Tall Grass Arts Association - Juried Gallery Artist
  • Chicago Artists' Coalition
  • Illinois Artisans Program - Juried Artist
  • Juror - Bloomingdale Museum
  • ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Lightfastness Study Artist
Education
  • Mills College, Oakland, California
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois - Bachelors Degree
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin - Masters Degree
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