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Juried Competitions Include: 12/97 St. Louis Artist’s Guild, Nexus II Common Threads 12/97 Art St. Louis XIII, The Exhibition 10/99 West County Art Fair, St. Louis, MO 09/01 St. Louis Artist’s Guild, The Road Show 06/02 2002 Gallery Fleur: A Fusion of Flowers & Art 4/03 Women’s Caucus For Art, Beauty 9/04 Nu Art/Nu Visions, presented by The Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity, University of Missouri- St. Louis 05/05 The Foundry Art Centre, Landscapes 9/05 Nu Art/Nu Visions, presented by The Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity, University of Missouri- St. Louis 10/05 Women's Caucus for Art, Body and Soul 11/06 Art St. Louis XXII, The Exhibition 7/07 Upstream People Gallery, 9th Annual Landscape International Online Juried Art Exhibit 8/07 Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mitchell Museum, Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition 9/08 St. Louis Artists' Guild Members Show, St. Louis, MO 8/09 Cedarhurst Center For The Arts, Mitchell Museum, Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition
Individual and Group Shows Include: 5/98 The Clubhouse of Clayton, St. Louis, MO* 9/98 Hot Locust, St. Louis, MO* 4/99 Agora Gallery, New York, NY 5/99 Off The Eaten Path, St. Louis, MO* 1/00 JCC Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO 7/00 Hot Locust, St. Louis, MO* 10/00 Off The Eaten Path, St. Louis, MO 6/01 The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts, Chesterfield, MO 8/01 Java House, Chesterfield, MO 7/03 The Centre, Rolla, MO* 7/04 The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts, A Collaborative Nature”
4/05 Chique Gallery "Travel in Color"
7/07 The Foundry Artists at US Bank, St. Charles, MO
10/08 Ameristar Gallery, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
*Exhibits curated by Art St. Louis
My years as a single mother raising a fabulous son found me making a career in banking.
From 1974 to 1979, I worked my way from teller/clerk up to Assistant Branch Manager at Citizens Savings Association in Moberly, MO (later to be swallowed up by Community Federal to be swallowed up by Boatman’s Bank to be swallowed up by NationsBank to be swallowed up by Bank of America).
My move to St. Louis, MO in 1979 kept my banking career going with United Postal Savings Association (later......Mercantile Bank, later......FirStar, later…..US Bancorp.). During my tenure at UPSA, which lasted until 1991, I advanced from Processing Supervisor in the lending department to Vice President of Mortgage Operations where we were the largest residential mortgage lender in the metropolitan area.
My departure was luckily timed. I was able after 17 years to make some important decisions as to where I wanted to go next, which was most definitely following my long postponed desire to pursue art.
Since 1992 I have been studying and working at finding my niche. I have studied at Washington University; worked in a fine art glass gallery, taken a landscape workshop with Kim English in Aspen, CO; and studied privately with Robert Anthony Ketchens. (I hope to always be a student in some capacity.)
I have also owned and operated a business designing and creating beaded/semi-precious stone jewelry which I exhibited both locally and nationally in juried shows.
I now focus solely on oil painting (and my granddaughters) and am finding great satisfaction.
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