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Exhibitions and Publications:

2020
Soundings, Hylton Performing Arts Center
By the People x Monochrome Art Fair, Online

2019
George Mason University Graduate Exhibition, Alexandria, VA
School of Art Scholarship Exhibition, Group Show, Fairfax, VA
In Communication, Solo Exhibition, Alexandria, VA
Transmogrify, Group Show, Fairfax, VA
To Break, To Mend, Project Exhibition, Alexandria, VA
Notes of Color , Group Show, Alexandria, VA
Strictly Painting, Group Show, McLean, VA
National Juried Exhibit, Group Show, Frederick, MD
Alchemical Vessels, Group Show, Washington, DC
Land(scape), Traveling Group Show, Lorton, VA|
Academy 2018, Online MFA/BFA Invitational, CONNERSMITH.

2018
Unmoored, Solo Show, Lorton, VA
Land(scape), Group Show, Fairfax, VA
Call and Response “Borders”, Group Show, Fairfax, VA
Confluence, Solo Show, Germantown, MD
Off the Wall, Group Show, Fairfax, VA
Loose Threads, Solo Show, Lorton, VA
Asemic Manuscript, Solo Show, Fairfax, VA

2017
Topographical Maps, Solo Show, Frederick, MD
Aftermath: Cycles of Rebuilding, Group Show, Alexandria, VA
The Familiarity of Maps, Solo Show, Alexandria, VA
Confluence, Solo Show, Greenbelt, MD
Regional Juried Exhibition, Group Show, Washington, DC
Summer, Group Show, Lorton, VA
Ariel View, Duo Show, Glen Echo, MD
Confluence, Solo Show, Lorton, VA
Pop-up Art – Untitled, Group Show, Lorton VA
Artomatic, Chrystal City, VA
Collage Exhibition, Group Show, Washington, DC
Best of the Region, Group Show, Manassas, VA
Collector’s Showcase, Group Show, Lorton, VA
Pathways, Duo Exhibition, Fall Church, VA

2016
Springfield Golf Club Show, Group Show, Springfield, VA
6″x6″ to 12″x12″ Show, Group Show, Falls Church, VA
Waterworks Selections, Group Show, Alexandria, VA
H20 Waterworks, Group Show, Alexandria, VA
Art at the Mill, Juried Exhibition, Millwood, VA
Waterworks, Juried Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
Third Biennial Maryland Regional, Juried Exhibition, Adelphi, MD
Eclectic Visions, Ernst Community Cultural Center, Annandale, VA
Exploring Texture, Duo Exhibition, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
Artist in Residence, Palette 22, Shirlington, VA
The Red Thread, Group Show, NOVA, Alexandria, VA
xyHt Magazine, Featured Artist (published)

2010 – 2015
2015 Artomatic, Hyattsville, MD
2015 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
2014 Invocations, Reston, VA
2014 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
2013 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
2012 The Sketchbook Project, Traveling Exhibition
2012 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA
2011 Art Uniting People, Alexandria, VA

2009 – 2000
2006 Educator Art Exhibit, Cairo, Egypt
2005 Educator Art Exhibit, Cairo, Egypt
2004 Educator Art Exhibit Cairo, Egypt
2001 Art Educators Annual Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2000 Graduate Art Education Exhibit, Albuquerque, NM

1999 – 1996
1997 Senior Thesis Show, Clarion University, Clarion, PA
1996 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Art Show, Clarion, PA

Lectures:

2018 “The Importance of Art in Education”, Chennai, India
2018 Artist Talk, Germantown, MD
2018 Artist Talk, Fairfax, VA
2017 Artist Talk, Frederick, MD
2017 Artist Talk, Falls Church, VA
2010 Artist Talk, Alexandria,VA
1998 Artist Talk, New Oxford, PA
1997 Artist Talk, Woodbridge, VA
1996 Artist Talk, Woodbridge, VA
1995 Artist Talk, Woodbridge, VA

Professional Experience:

Art Teacher: August 2019 – present
Arlington Public Schools

Graduate Lecturer:  January 2019 – Present
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Art Teacher:  August 2017 – June 2019
Congressional School, Falls Church, VA

Art and Social Emotional Specialist:  August 2017 – Present
ArtLight Global Inc. 501(c)(3)

Art Teacher:  August 2016 – July 2017
Oakcrest School, McLean, VA

Studio Artist in Residence: June 2016 – Jul7 2017
Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA

Education Consultant: May 2016 – Present
NalandaWay Foundation, Chennai, India

Art Teacher: August 2006 to July 2009 and August 2010 to July 2016
Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center School, Alexandria, VA

Art Teacher:  August 2009 to June 2010
Charles Barrett Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

Art Teacher:  August 2004 to June 2006
American International School in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt

Art Teacher:  August 2003 to June 2004
William Ramsay Elementary School, Alexandria, VA

Art Teacher:  August 2002 to August 2003
McKinley Middle School, Albuquerque, NM

Conferences, Workshops, and Awards:

Youth Speak Summit, Workshop Presenter:  Visual Art and Mindfulness Practices for Self Care, Chennai, India
VAIS, Festival of the Arts, Workshop Presenter:  Mapping and Identity, Richmond, VA 2018
VAIS, Festival of the Arts, Workshop  Presenter:  Art and Mindfulness, Fredericksburg, VA 2018
Fulbright, Alumni Orientation Workshop Resource, Washington, DC, August 2017
Fulbright, DAT Review Panelist, Washington, DC, February 2017
Fulbright, Alumni Orientation Workshop Resource, Washington, DC, August 2016
Maduram Farm School: Presenter: Movement and Art, Tiruvannamalai, India March 2016
South and Central Asia Fulbright Conference: Presenter: Creative Connections: Exploring Art Education for Underserved Youth, Jaipur, India March 2016
Spartan School Cultural Day: Presenter: Why we need an arts education, Chennai, India February 2016
NalandaWay Foundation: Presenter: Implementing Art Education and Best Practices for Underserved Youth, Chennai, India January 2016
Fulbright, Distinguished Awards in Teaching Scholarship, April 2015
Painting a Different Picture of Education in Juvenile Detention, Guest Blogger, US Department of Education, December 2014
State Operated Programs: Presenter: Creative Connections, Art and Yoga Curriculum, Charlottesville, VA November 2014
Niroga Institute: Education Scholarship, November 2014
National Kids Yoga Conference: Presenter, September 2014
Omega Institute: Education Scholarship, May 2014
State Operated Programs: Presenter: Art Education in Juvenile Detention Centers, Richmond, VA September 2013
Washington Post: Agnes Meyers Teacher of the year Award 2012-2013
Alexandria City Public Schools: Teacher of the year Award 2012-2013

Professional Certifications:
Fine Arts K-12, State of Virginia, 2003- 2028
Yoga Certification, Yoga Alliance, 2012-Present

Education:
George Mason University, August 2017 – December 2020
MFA Candidate, Painting
University of New Mexico, May 1998- May 2000
Master of Art Education
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, August 1993- December 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Minor, Psychology and Women’s Studies
Virginia Commonwealth University, August 2012- December 2013
 Interdisciplinary Art Program
6 Graduate Credits

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