Artist History

Strange Fates of Lincoln: A Portable Museum

Sketches for Lincoln Museum

Art in Process

Thank You to the special people who cheer me on through this  journey. 

Ken Smith, my husband, an accomplished photographer and videographer who offers his expertise and is game to join me on my Lincoln quest.

Nancy Friedman, a friend and supporter of my art, a brilliant writer and editor, who is as crazy for words as I am for art.

Charlotte Reina Papes, my smart young granddaughter who dragged me to my computer to set me up on WIX. She creates her own websites.

Elizabeth Meyers, who is always supportive and offers salient  reviews.

Bandanas, Zona Studio, San Anselmo, CA
Watercolors, Barstow School Gallery, Kansas City, MO (Missouri Arts Council sponsor)
Shared Images, Shared Spaces, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Ceramic Sculpture, Lawrence Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Mythical Beasts, Avila College Gallery, Avila College, Kansas City, MO



Animalia, Juried Show, Healdsburg Center for the Art, Healdsburg, CA

Members Show, Santa Rosa Art Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Wonder and Whimsey, Juried Show, Santa Rosa Art Center, Santa Rosa, CA

The National Arts Program, 15th Annual Exhibit, (award), Santa Rosa, CA
Falkirk Juried Show, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Falkirk's 100, Auction Invitational, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Entwined by Nature, (Three Artists), Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Panel Series, International Museum of Women (online exhibition)
Watercolorists, Pyramid Technology, San Jose, CA
Icons and Myths, The Mariannas Art Festival, Benicia, CA
Artists and the Environmental Crisis, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes, CA
Landscape Painters, Gumps Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition, 3 COM Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
Concord Open, Second Annual, Gallery Concord, Concord, CA
California Collagists (award), Lancaster Museum & Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA
24th Annual, The Fine Arts Institute, San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands, CA
In Search of the American Experience (award), Museum of the National Arts Foundation, New York,NY
The Environmental Crisis, Eye Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Three Painters, Yorkville Vineyards, Yorkville, CA
Works on Paper, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
Earth Day 1990, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Prints from Squadron Press (purchase award), Museum of Art, Bogota, Colombia, SA
Kansas City Imagists, Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Summer Show, Dory Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Three Artists, Art & Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Artists Prints, Squadron Press, Block Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Watercolor USA, (purchase award), Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
Settings, Kansas State University Gallery, Manhatten, KS
Paintings, University of Kansas Faculty, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
Faculty Exhibition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
City in Celebration, Kansas City, MO
Artists Choose Artists, University of Missouri Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Women Artists, National Women's Studies Association, University Kansas, Lawrence, KS
The Pioneer Exhibit, Pioneer Institute, Drake Gallery & Crown Center, Kansas City, MO
Paperworks, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Kansas City Artists, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Rocky Mountain Watermedia Exhibition, Golden, CO
34th Annual Scripps College Ceramic Invitational, Lang Art Gallery, Claremont, CA
Marietta College Crafts Exhibition, Marietta, OH
Kansas Designers Crafts Exhibition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Women Artists, Women's Caucus for Art, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Crafts Exhibition (award), University of Topeka Gallery, Topeka, KS
National Cone Box Exhibition, Creely, CO and traveling


MFA Design (honors), Ceramic Sculpture & Painting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
BFA Ceramics, Sculpture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
BA Art Education, Roosevelt University & Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL