Art teacher in WV, Ohio, La. Pa.

Lives near & works in Pittsburgh, Pa.


 My interest has been focused on metal smithing for 17 years.

A studio in my home allows me to explore enamel in a kiln.

Weekly I share a larger studio and use the metalsmithing equipment at the Appalachian Rock Shop.


 The foundation of my art experience is built upon twenty-five years of creating and teaching art in four different states. Moving to the Pittsburgh area from Baton Rouge, Louisiana has helped me to make connections with people and materials for my glass on metal pieces.

 Retiring from teaching art in the Seneca Valley School District has provided a wider focus and energy to create and exhibit.




BFA-Art Education 1-12;Minor Social Studies, Art History, West Virginia Wesleyan College 

MFA equivalency in continuing Art education; W.V.U and L.S.U. 


Impacting studies include; sumie watercolors, EFL tour sponsor to Paris, Greece, China. Silver smith and metals workshops from many East Carolina professors at the Contemporary Craft Museum; Pa. Teachers Governors Schools in Art and Technology.



Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and Cranberry Artist Network of which I am a board member.

Please visit the Hoyt Museum Gift Shop in New Castle, Firebox Gallery in Carnegie, Pa. and Appalachian Rock Shop, or online. 






















2021 Trigger Show, Sewickley, Pa.juror;Pittsburgh Contemporary Craft exhibitions

2020 Hoyt Regional Show,New Castle Pa.,juror: Tyler Cann Curator Columbus Museum of Modern Art;

           Hoyt Museum Guest Virtual, utube, zoom Studio Artist demo. April-May 2020

           Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, To The Republic for which it Stands,The Framery, Pittsburgh,

             Jurors:Cuella-Shaffer,T.Norman, K.Zimbicki


 2019 International Statement Pieces, Sweetwater, Sewickley Pa, Juror: Kate Lydon Contemporary Craft

          The World Falls Down, Labyrinth Art Exhibit and Masquerade Ball; Tri State Exhibit.Panza Gallery

          Small Works Show, Ketchup City Gallery Sharpsburg, Pa.,

           Martinis and Monet Cranberry Township, juror; Director of Hoyt Fine Arts Museum.

           54TH PSA ANNUAL, Millvale Pa.,Panza Gallery, Juror Peggi Habets

2018 Pittsburgh Society of Artist Annual,Third St. Gallery, Carnegie, Pa. juror;

       Martinis and Monet, Cranberry Artist Network,Juror:Christine Swann  

         MotherPercolate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Juror:Carolyn Pierotti

         Drip,Drizzle,Splash,Cranberry Artist Network, Juror:Cultural Trust Leah Price,award


2017 Just Says Show, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh,Bottleworks,Juror:Jill Larson

       22nd Regional Southern Allegheny Museum Council of the Arts Annual    

       Show, Ligonier, Juror:Alison Helm     

       Woman In Art,Seton Hall University,Greensburg,Juror,Carol Brode

2016 Martinis with Monet,Cranberry Artists Network ,Cranberry Township 

            Juror: Patricia Barefoot,Carnegie Mellon, award for Buffalo Tooth and coin    

            Girls Rock,Pittsburgh,Pa., Percolate Gallery Trenton Ave. Pittsburgh,Juror                                                                        Carolyn Pierotti   

​             da burgh,Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

             Juror: Linda Price-Sneddon

           From Dark to Light,Cranberry Artists Network

            Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Township PA

             Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona, Butler Museum of Art

​             Hoyt Regional,Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA

              Juror: Kim Beck, Rhode Island School of Design

               North Hills Gallery Summer Show, Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh,PA


2015   Pittsburgh Society of Artists 51st Annual,Harlan Gallery, Greensburg                      

             Juror: Carol R Brode,Seton Hill                                                                                     

         The Merrick Masters,Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton PA

             Juror: Katherine Mickle,Slippery Rock University, award

          Martinis and Monet, Cranberry Artist Network, Cranberry Municipal Center

              Juror: Dr.Louis A Zona, Butler Museum of Art

2014     Isn’t it Romantic,Cranberry Artists Network ,Cranberry Township,

            Juror: Patricia Zona

             Guild Collective,Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.

             Jurors:Patricia Mautides and Petra Fallaux

             Wild Thing Show, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, Pa.

            Juror:Cynthia Shaffer

            East Side Gallery, 4240 Greensburg Pike,Pittsburgh, PA       

               a Group of 4 : online gallery          

            Small Works Pittsburgh Society of Artists,Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, 

                Juror: Jason Sauer

            Hoyt Regional,Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA

                  Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona