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Toledo Arts Commission Accelerator Grant

  The Arts Commission of Toledo Ohio has a new and exciting program for local artist to help them advance their careers, The Accelerator Grant Program. The Accelerator Grant is a competitive program offering financial support with quick turn-around for artists to advance their creative projects, thereby advancing their careers. Eligible categories of support for… Continue reading 

Two New Commissions for 2018

I have two new mural commissions for 2018. I have a mural to be installed in the newly remodeled Waterville Kroger entryway.The mosaic mural will depict the village of Waterville in a fun and stylized manner. This mural will be installed in early 2018. The other exciting mural commission for 2018 will be in Dayton,… Continue reading 

Lovell Grant Awarded

The work has begun on this exciting opportunity to work with the homeless community in Toledo. I am proud to have initiated this grant process have such wonderful partners as collaborators, A Renewed Mind and the Toledo Streets Newspaper. This is a year- long project and is just getting underway. We have a name for… Continue reading 

Paducah Kentucky A.I.R. Residency

Paducah Kentucky A.I.R. Residency Dec 1 – 14 I started this blog post with a daily log of what I did during my two weeks at A.I.R.Studio and although I found my daily activities fascinating, I am almost positive that it would bore most readers. First of all, for those of you not familiar with… Continue reading 

A little Help from My Friends

How my business has grown “With a Little Help From My Friends” My art is a business. And that means that along with producing beautiful mosaics, I strive to make a living at my craft. I am able to tackle the parts of my business I love and am confident executing with little trepidation. I… Continue reading 

Dayton Commission Announced

Dayton Commission Announced Dayton Library has announced that I have been awarded a 6 ft. x 9 ft. mural commission for their upcoming renovation to the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library. The Dayton libraries, along with the Dayton Art Institute, have collaborated to bring art to the libraries. The inspiration pieces were selected from the results of… Continue reading 

Installation Day X2

Lorain Library and Project Jericho/Clark State installation: The big day of installation….ALWAYS a bit of a knot in my stomach, a mix of anticipation and nervousness. I can’t wait to see the finished project and yet I am nervous that the piece will be just right and that all will go smoothly during the installation…. Continue reading 

Project Jericho – Summer Camp

Spread your Wings: Wow what a week! Project Jericho is a well-oiled machine, that believes that art heals. They provide the most impressive programming for the Springfield community.

Spring Collections

Spring is in the Air. What does that mean to me? Well it means get out to my studio and get to work.

A week of teaching the art of mosaic

Along with large-scale commissions and creating my own pieces for sale, I teach the art of mosaic glass. Last week was a busy week for teaching! I started the week with class at Coyote Beads in Bowling Green. Participants worked on 12” x 12” windows or large window sashes. As always the class started with… Continue reading 

A loss can still be a win

In late January I received a phone call that I had been selected as one of three finalists for an Ohio Arts Council Percent for Art project. The legislation provides funds for the acquisition, commissioning and installation of works of art for new or renovated public buildings with appropriations of more than $4 million. For… Continue reading 

Bonnaroo Installation

Photos of the Bonnaroo installation at the Nashville International Airport. Great fun, great people!