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Bachelor of Art, Empire State College, NY 2021 (3.96 GPA) 

Associates Degree Stenotype Academy, NYC 1994 (Court Reporter)

Associates Degree The Wood School, NYC 1983   (Admin. Secretary)

Franklin K. Lane High School, Brooklyn, NY 1981 (HS Diploma)

German-American School, Ridgewood, NY 1970-75

Art Experience & Workshops


Essence of Mulranny, Ireland, year-long virtual weekly workshop with contemporary encaustartists from all over the world



Maine Encaustic Retreat with Artist Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Kennebunkport, Maine


Wisconsin Artist/Author Rebecca Crowell workshop at Bennington College, VT; Oil and Cold Wax Medium, Techniques and Abstraction 


Chicago Artist Jeff Hirst Workshop, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk, CT; Collagraph Printmaking with Encaustics and R&F Pigments



Maine Artist Dietlind Vander Schaaf, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Encaustic Workshop with Gold Leaf



California Artist Michael Shemchuk Workshop, Victoria, Canada; Abstraction by Design, working with large panels and totems, mixed media collage, reductive/additive and house paint and varnish



California Artist Susan Stover, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Western Carolina University, NC; Exploring Materiality: Fiber and Wax Intensive (encaustic)



Bill Shallaly, raku artist, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, New York 



Pittsburgh Artist Lorraine Glessner, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Exploration of Encaustic Techniques



Attendance at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN



A Conversation About Color with Artist Lisa Pressman and Master Colorist Richard Frumes, owner/founder of R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Color, Pigments, Encaustics, Oil and Cold Wax



Artist Laura Moriarty, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Encaustic, Paper and Monotypes utilizing hotbox, torch and heat gun



Printmaker Dorothy Cochran Workshop, Encaustics and Yupo Paper, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY 



Attendance at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, David K. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 



Glaze chemistry workshop with Master Glaze Maker John Britt, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, SUNY Suffolk Seldon Campus 



Master Printmaker Dan Welden, Sag Harbor, NY; Solarplate Printing 



Member of the Ceramics Cone 6 Blogspot wherein Ceramic Artists gathered at the Gallery Lodge, Kenai, Alaska. Each attendee brought their expertise and taught. I taught a one-day closed vessel workshop. During the workshop we built raku kilns and fired them 



Ceramic Artist Bill van Guilder, Long Island Art League, Dix Hills, NY; Ceramic Techniques on the wheel and hand building 



La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Tuscany, Italy. Handbuilding and specialized Obvara firings with Artist Marcia Selsor, Terra Sigillata firings, and wheel demonstrations by La Meridiana’s founder, Pietro Madelena (Visits to ceramic studios and museums in Florence, Sienna, Faenza, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Certaldo, Ravenna)



Multiple Ceramic and Raku Classes, Long Island Art League, Dix Hills, NY



Commack Adult Education, Commack, NY; ceramics, teachers’ assistant, wheelwork, handbuilding  



Earth & Vessel Cooperative Pottery Studio, Bay Shore, NY.  Attended pottery wheel classes and open studios culminating in a strong foundation in pottery



10 by 10 = 100 Art Show & Sale at VSOP Projects, VSOP Gallery, Greenport, NY; Exhibition, piece entitled “Amagansett” sold (December)



Mills Pond Gallery Member Artist Showcase “Dorian” Encaustic Painting (Oct 13—Dec. 2)



The Long Island Craft Guild 60th Anniversary Echoes Exhibit, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY.   Two pieces: “Fish School,” collage mixed media an“Alaskan Confluence," raku piece created and fired in Kenai, Alaska. (3/9—4/7)



Empire State College Art Show, Albany Hilton, NY.  Over ten pieces of artwork from solarplate prints, encaustic monotypes, mixed media and raku piece “Alaskan Confluence” on display for 3-day conference.



Holiday Harvest of Artists, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY; “Amagansett” and “The Nude” Solarplate Prints 



A Quotidian Life, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY. “Ravens” Solarplate Print



Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY; Fourth Annual Print Parade 



Patchogue Arts Council Festival, Arts on Terry, Students representing LIU Post in Printmaking and Ceramics



Nature’s Wild Beauty: Rainforest meets the Pacific, Solo Exhibition at SAL Gallery, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, LIU Post.  A year of artwork combining ceramics, printmaking, photography and sculpture



LIU Post Sculpture Building, “Artichoke” print, Oct. ’16 – Feb. ‘17

Scholarships & Grants

Transfer, Merit and Art Scholarship LIU Post 2016-17


Recipient of the Long Island University O’Malley Supply and Travel Grant, Spring 2017, for travel to Alaska August 2017 where I presented a pottery workshop in Kenai, Alaska, to a group of ceramic professionals from the US and Europe

Professional Experiences


Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant, NYC Law Firms



Freelance Court Reporter

Volunteerism, Activism, & Memberships


Member of The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, Port Saint Lucie, FL



Participant in upcoming The Samaritan Center for Homeless Families’ 29th annual “Soup Bowl” fundraiser, Vero Beach, Florida



Member of Indian River Clay, Vero Beach, Florida, chair of Glaze Committee.



Member of Catalyst Art Lab, online artist community hosted by mentor artists Jeffrey Hirst, Lisa Pressman, Susan Stover, Paula Roland, printmakers, mixed media, painters in encaustic, oil and cold wax



The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)



Member, Long Island Craft Guild, NY



Member, Long Island Art League, NY



District-wide Chair, Disabilities Awareness Committee, Commack School District; co-author of grant to CVS Caremark (and granted) to sponsor programs at Sawmill Intermediate School (2011); oversight of district-wide programming of Arts-in-Education with full budgetary responsibility and reporting to the Board of Education



Chair, Wood Park Primary School Arts-in-Education; responsibility for selecting, booking, budgeting $26,000/year programming for 500, K-2 students.



Assisted in many PTA/Special Education PTA related volunteerism activities

Specialized Training

Thirty-five-hour course and attendance at multiple lectures by professionals in the educational and development field pertaining to people with special needs. This training has led to a nurturing, patient and intuitive understanding of teaching and working with individuals with special needs.