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INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2016 Paper Transformed II,  Vashon Allied Arts,  Vashon Island, WA
2016 Paper Translations, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
2015 NWDC Exhibit at South Lake Union, UW Medical Buildings Seattle, WA
2015 Paper Transformed, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2013 Washi and Other Ephemera, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2012 Dichotomies: 9 Artists Explore Pulp and Paper, Convivium 33 Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2012 Small Works, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Strait Art 2012, Port Angeles Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
2012 Pulp, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2011 NWDC Invitational, Matzke Fine Arts, Camano Island, WA
2011 Pastiche, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
2009 Containers, Containment and Contents, Snohomish Arts Council Gallery, Everett, WA
2007 Layerists and Multi-Media, North Seattle Community College, Edmonds, WA
2007 Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA
2006 Visual Ensembles. Arts West Playhouse, Seattle, WA
2006 3-Person Invitational. Blue Heron Arts Center, Vashon, WA
2005 Strait Art 2005. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA Juror Jake Seniuk
2005 4th International Book & Paper Triennial, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
2003 Dwellings Invitational Exhibit. Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend, WA
2003 NWDC Invitational Exhibit. Everett Art Center, Everett, WA
2002 Art From the City of Dreams. Seattle, WA Juror LaMar Harrington
2002 Evidence of the Body. San Jose, Cartago and San Ramon, Costa Rica
1999 Fiber Works 99. Northwest Cultural Council, Rolling Meadows, IL
1993 California Fibers. Mira Costa College, CA Juror Bea Coleman


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
2013 Expressions Northwest, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2010 Pulp: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
2010 Alchemy of the Abstract, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2009 Friends of Dard Hunter Paper Exhibition, Ozu Washi Gallery/Oji Paper Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009 High Fiber, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2009 Fragile Existence, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
2008 29th Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
2007 Hi Tech/Low Tech, Kenneth J. Minnaert Gallery, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA
2007 Expressions Northwest, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2007 Animalia, Richland Arts Center, Richland, WA
2007 Friends of Dard Hunter Juried Exhibition, Silver Spring, MD
2006 The Printed Image, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO.
2005 The Nature of Paper, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Contemporary Collage. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2004 Friends of Dard Hunter Exhibition. San Antonio Central Library, TX
2004 Small Expressions III. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA Cornish College, Seattle, WA
2004 Art Port Townsend. Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2003 35th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition. Octagon Gallery, Ames, IA
2002 Friends of Dard Hunter. Hoffman Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 PlaceScapes. The Stage Gallery, Massapequa, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Images in Handmade Paper, Cheryl Sallee Gallery, Auburn, WA
2006 The View From Home Windermere Real Estate, Port Townsend, WA
2000 Material Spaces Artisans on Taylor Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
1994 Waters and Life San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
1993 Disappearing Diversity Cape Cod Museum of Natural History,Brewster, MA
1993 Environments Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
1992 Disappearing Diversity Cabrillo Marine Museum, San Pedro, CA
Walls WithinAngels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA


MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2005 Looking Forward, Glancing Back. NWDC Invitational Show, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2004 Looking Forward, Glancing Back. NWDC Invitational Show, Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA
1995 California Fibers 25th Annual Exhibition. Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
1994 Celebrating the Stitch. Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA and Vancouver Craft Museum, Vancouver, WA
1994 The Book Unbound. Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
1993 ANA 22. Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT Juror Dana Broussard
1993 Paperworks. American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA Juror Jules Heller
1992 WCA 1992 Annual Membership Exhibition. Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA Juror Pat Ward-Williams
1984 Paper: Interpretations. Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI Juror Jane Brite


TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

2004-05 Looking Forward Glancing Back: Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50
Sponsored by the Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA Supported by Peoples Bank and the City of Bellingham, WA
Exhibited at:
Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA
Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Wenatchee, WA
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2001-02 Evidence of the Body.
Northwest Designer Craftsman Invitational Show
Exhibited at:
Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA
San Jose, Cartago, San Ramon, Costa Rica
Allied Arts of Richland, Richland, WA
1992-95 Celebrating the Stitch
Sponsored by the Newton Arts Center, Newtonville, MA
Exhibited at:
Newton Arts Center, Newtonville, MA
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Trammell-Crow Center, Dallas, TX
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Vancouver Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
3 venues in Japan—Kobe, Osaka, Tokyo
1994-95 The Book Unbound
Organized and circulated by the Ormond Memorial Art Museum,Ormond Beach, FL Jurors Leslie Scheiblberg, Mary Ellen Long
Exhibited at:
Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
Muscatine Art Center, IA
Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
1994 53rd Western Books Exhibition
Sponsored by the Rounce & Coffin Club, Occidental College Library, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibited at:
Occidental College Library
Two-year tour of over thirty public and academic libraries in US


EXHIBITION CURATOR

2015 Paper Transformed, 8 paper artists, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
2007 Hot Art, Liza and Larry Halvorsen, Joan Stuart Ross, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2006 The Printed Image. Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO. Juror Susan Hover Oehme. Merit Award of Excellence
2000 Art Port Townsend. Port Townsend, WA Juror Deborah Paine, Administrator of Microsoft Corporate Collection. Special Award
1992 Juried Membership Exhibition. Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA Juror James T. Russell. Artist Open Group Award
1992 Grant to fund Disappearing Diversity exhibit from Friends of Cabrillo Museum, San Pedro, CA
1989-90 UCLA Art Council Scholarship
1989-90 Louise Sooy Memorial Scholarship
1988-89 UCLA Art Council Scholarship


EXHIBITION REVIEWS/ ARTICLES

Sures, Lynn. "Dichotomies: 9 Artists explore Pulp and Paper." Watermarks 2012 IAPMA Bulletin 52, p. 36-37.
Sures, Lynn & Whitehead, Beck. "The 2010 Pulp Painting Symposium in San Antonio". Hand Papermaking Winter 2010.
Nash, Catherine.   “Beater Finesse for the Artist"..  Hand Papermaking Magazine  Summer, 2008.
Glaubinger, Jane.  “Material into Content:  Pulp Painting Today.”  Hand Papermaking   Winter 2006 p. 34-35.
Katzenbach, Ann. “Strait Art 2005”. Art Access May, 2005.
“Exposure.” Surface Design Winter 2002 p. 57.
Katzenbach, Ann. “Women Take Water Street.” Port Townsend Leader June 16, 1999.
Langdon, Charlie. “Intriguing Reads.” The Durango Herald May 11, 1995.
McCray, Joan. “Environmental Art”. San Luis Obispo New Times March 23, 1994.
Littlefield, Kinney. “Safe in a shoe, one mean mother.” Long Beach Independent Press- Telegram May 24, 1992.
"Angels Gate Displays James Artwork.” Palos Verdes News August 15, 1991.
"Galleries.” Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram August 11, 1991.
Kang, Hyungwon. “South Bay News.” The Los Angeles Times August 30, 1991.
Burfield, Tom. "Her Talent Looks Good On Paper.” Carnation People Fall 1986 p. 10-11.
Garmel, Marion. "Regional Arts Worth 2nd Looks.” The News Amusements Section, Indianapolis, IN May 14, 1984.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

James, Lois. “Pulp Painting with Stencils.” Hand Papermaking, Summer 2003 p.10-13 and cover.
James, Lois. "Walls Within: A Handmade Paper Installation.” Hand Papermaking Summer 1992 p.10-11.

PROFESSIONAL and GALLERY ASSOCIATIONS

2010 Gathering of 11 Artists--Pulp Painting Symposium, SW School of Art & Craft, TX
2009-2010 Northwind Arts Center Showcase Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
2007-2008 Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
1983-present Friends of Dard Hunter
2002-present Northwest Designer Craftsmen
1983-present Dupage Textile Arts Guild, honorary member, Chicago, IL
2003-06 Northwind Arts Alliance, Education Chairman, Port Townsend, WA
1997-99 Franklin House Gallery, Port Townsend, WA
1986-89 Represented by Miriam Perlman, Chicago--Paper Art
1983-86 Designer and producer of handwoven clothing


PUBLICATIONS

"Beater Finesse--Beater Notes from 25 International Artists: A Comparative Study." Ed: Catherine Nash, Tucson, AZ: Nash/Renfrow
Productions, 2008.
Fiberarts Design Book V. Ed. Jeane Hutchins. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1995.
Hand Papermaking Portfolio, Pulp Painting Edition. Ed. Mina Takahashi. Jurors: Margaret Prentice, Professor of Art, University of Oregon;
Paul Wong, Artistic Director, Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC, 2005
LaPlantz, Shereen. "Cover to Cover: Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals and Albums”. Ashville, NC: Lark Books,
1995.
Smith, Barbara Lee. "Celebrating the Stitch". Newport, CT: Taunton Press, 1991


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Joe and Carolyn Braun, Indio, CA
Diane and Arnie Schafer, Seattle, WA
Jane and George Ansley, Port Townsend, WA
Carson, Inc., Chicago, IL
Harold Carson, Chicago, IL
Patricia Farmer, Port Townsend, WA
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Robert Hamilton, Chicago, IL
Hartmarx Corporation, Chicago, IL
Monica and John Kobasic, Seattle, WA
Charles Norris, Los Angeles, CA
Harris and Diana Verner, Sequim, WA

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