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Education, Fellowships:


  • California State University at Chico, emphasis on sculpture, painting and glass
    1978-79, 1985-88

  • Seminars Series on Public Art, San Diego Commissions for Arts and Culture 2010

  • Americans for the Arts Public Art Pre-conference in San Diego 2011

  • Nonprofit Management for the Arts, University of San Diego 2011

  • Pomegranate Fellows Training 2013


Awards and Grants:


  • Best Glass Artist, Laguna Art-A-Fair 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden, Award of Merit American Society of Landscape Architects 2015

  • Manzanita Gathering Place, Award of Merit American Society of Landscape Architects 2014

  • DNA of Creativity Grant/Invitational Group Show, Oceanside Museum of Art 2014

  • Great Neighborhood Challenge Public Art Grant, San Diego Foundation 2014

  • First Place Art Glass Association of Southern CA 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014

  • Honorable Mention Dichroic By Design International Contest 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

  • Creative Catalyst Grant and Fellowship, San Diego Foundation 2012

  • Neighborhood Arts Program Grant for Azalea Park, Commission for Arts and Culture, 2005


Artwork in the permanent collections of:


  • Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA; Maquette for The Women's Hall of Fame

  • Museum of Dichroic Art, Orange, CA; Radiant Vortex

  • Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL; Undercurrent

  • Carter Art Center, Kansas City, MO. The Four Elements

  • Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Waterloo, ON, Canada;

    Collaboration with Judy Chicago Arcanum in Shades of Gray

  • New Mexico Museum of Art/Santa Fe, New Mexico;

    Collaboration with Judy Chicago Peeling Back

  • Joan Kroc Peace and Justice Center, S.D. CA; Carved Glass in Meditation Room

  • UCSD and Thornton Hospitals Carved Glass with Gold Leaf Way-finding


Outdoor Public Art Projects:


2019 (In progress): Little Saigon Identity Mosaics

San Diego, CA

Coordinating and Collaborating with El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association

and the Azalea Park Mosaic League (founder of the Azalea Park Mosaic League).


2018: Azalea Park Neighborhood Identification Sign

San Diego, CA

Coordinated with Project Manager from City of San Diego, City Contractor, Sign Designer, Azalea Park Neighborhood Association.


2017: Vista Veterans Memorial Park Healing Wall

Vista, CA

Coordinated and collaborated with City of Vista Public Art Department.

2016: Paradise Creek

Kimball Park, National City, CA

Core Design Team Member and Lead Artist for 20 vertical sculptures.

Coordinated and collaborated with ARTS, A Reason to Survive, the City of National City,

Rooted in Place landscape architects, The Pomegranate Center, and the other team artist.


2015: ACT: The Boulevard

Community Murals Project: Quilts of City Heights

El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

Coordinated and collaborated with: City Heights CDC, The Boulevard Improvement Association, Circulate San Diego and the City Heights Town Council. Attended initial community input meeting/workshop. Collaborated with the core committee to select the site and approve concepts.


2014-Present: The Azalea Park Mosaic League

Meets every week at the artist's studio to support and inspire artists living in Azalea Park to learn to design, make and install mosaics that improve the community while fostering relationships, creativity, community inter-connectedness and overall well-being. To make Azalea Park more safe and  walk-able.


2013: Manzanita Gathering Place

City Heights, San Diego, CA

2015: Received Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects

Core Design Team Member and Mosaic Lead Artist.

Coordinated and collaborated with The San Diego Foundation, ARTS, A Reason to Survive, the City of San Diego, the City Heights Town Council, The Pomegranate Center, Azalea Park Community, and other team artists.


2013: Butterfly Park

National City, CA
Pomegranate Fellow Trainee: organize communities, inter-face with government and permitting bodies, design collaboratively to create an artistic gathering space.


2010: Solar Illuminated Translucent Totems

Gateway Sculptures for Azalea Community Park

San Diego, CA

2015: Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Azalea Park Water Conservation Garden

Coordinated and collaborated with Rebuilding Together San Diego, Estrada Land Planning, Taggart Landscaping, City of San Diego Parks and Recreation.


2009: Photoscopia

Scottsdale Arts Festival, Time-Based Art Project

Scottsdale, AZ

Coordinated with Scottsdale Public Art.


2008: The Californiascope

Collaboration with Harmon Nelson and Steve Riggs

San Diego, CA

A big attraction on the highly traveled embarcadero, offering a photo opportunity and an unexpected art experience for both tourists and local residents. Solar lit for enjoyment at night; it was one of the most memorable of the Urban Trees. Featured in The Big Bay commercial and traveled to Ontario Canada for the annual Tulip Festival in 2010. Temporarily installed on Glorietta Bay, Coronado, CA for one year. Photo image featured in Wikipedia’s definition for kaleidoscope.


2005: Neighborhood Arts Program Grant

Originated the concept for, co-wrote the grant proposal, recruited participants and over saw entire project to completion. Community outreach in multiple languages, free art education and diverse participation were hallmarks of this project.

Coordinated with the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture


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