Education
2012-2014                               
Penland School of Craft, Core Fellow

Summer 2011                               
Penland School of Craft- Letterpress Landscapes Ellen Knudson           
Haystack Mountain School of Craft- Collaborations with Nature Mark Rangonese
Anderson Ranch Arts Center- Books: Back to Back Daniel Essig

2006-2011                                    
Murray State University, BFA in Art Education with a painting emphasis
Awards/Publications
2013
Work featured in 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Juried by Julie Chen

Work featured in Huffington Post article: 7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

2012-2014                                
Core Fellow, Penland School of Crafts 

2011                                              
Windgate Fellowship, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville,NC 
$15,000 towards bettering myself as a book artist.                                             

Outstanding Student Teacher Award, Murray State University 

2010                               
Dorothy Caplinger Rowlett Art Education Scholarship 

Broughton/Breazeale Fellowship in Creative Expression
Exhibitions
2015
Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA 2015                                             
DuPont Manual Alumni Show, Louisville,KY

2014
Murray Bound, Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY
Faculty and Teaching Assistant Show, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts
A Seat at the Table, WoCA Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
29th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition, Johnson City, TN, Honorable mention

2013     
Core Show 2013: 18 Hands, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
The Book As Art: 21st Century Meets Tradition, The Gallery at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur, GA  
12x12 Exhibition Todd ArtGallery, Murfreesboro, TN
Codicology CAB Gallery, UNCW, Wilmington, NC
Tales They Told Us Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY   

2012                                              
Core Show, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC                 

2011                                              
Flora and Fauna 930 Arts Center, Louisville, KY: Award recipient
Visual Evidence Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY: 2nd placeFiber/sculpture
Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books Traveling Book Arts Exhibition: national and international
Change Exchange, Collaborative Drawing Exchange, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

2010                               
Unearthed, Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery, Murray State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
Art in a Time for Social Change, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, 2nd place  
Artist Books, Clara M. Eagle Foyer Gallery, Murray State University  
Organization of Murray Art Students Show, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 3rd place and Merritt Award 
Workshops/Teaching Experience
2015-Present
KentuckyMuseum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY                                                            
Residency Educator

2014-Present
Steam Exchange, Louisville, KY
Co-Founder/Program Director of the Steam Exchange, a community arts organization in the Smoketown neighborhood

2014
La Fundación Comunitaria del Bajío, Mineral dePozos, Mexico
Designed and taught paper making, painting, and bookbinding Workshops

Murray State University, Murray KY

Visiting Artist/Lecturer



Mitchell County High School, Spruce Pine, NC
Youth Mentor

2013
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles, CA
Visiting Artist, Designed and taught a weeklong book binding workshop  

School for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Designed and taught a ScreenPrinting Workshop 

Harris Middle School, Spruce Pine, NC
Youth Mentor
2011-2013
Visiting Artist/Lecturer,
Calloway County High School, Murray KY
Southwest Elementary School, Murray, KY
Noe Middle School, Louisville, KY
Arthur Morgan School, Celo, NC
Deyton Elementary School, Spruce Pine, NC
Gouge Elementary School, Bakersville, NC 


                                                                                                  
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