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Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Master of Fine Art, Painting

Study Abroad, Italian Language/Art History. Florence, Italy



Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts, Art Education

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Teacher Certification, Art (K-12)


Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Fine Art, Drawing

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, Communication





Assistant Professor of Art

South Puget Sound Community College. Olympia, Washington

Introduction to Painting, Painting Studio, Introduction to Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Art Appreciation, Online Courses: Modern Art

and American Art History (Diversity Course).



Associate Professor of Art/ Gallery Director

Glenville State College. Glenville, West Virginia.

Studio Art: Drawing/Adv Drawing, 2-D Design, Painting/Adv Painting, Sculpture, Watercolor and Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Art History. Online Courses: Intro to Fine Arts, Survey of Art, Antiquity to 19th Century, Art in America.

Spring 2006               


Visiting Professor of Art History

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Women in Art, Special Topics: Art in America, and Intro to Art II.




2/3 Time Faculty of Foundations

Thiel College, Greenville. Pennsylvania

Drawing, 2-D and 3-D Design.




Ben Moore. Dames in the Dirt. Olympia, Washington

Browsers. Recent Work. Olympia, Washington. 


Capitol Florist. Olympia Arts Walk. Olympia. Washington


Dillinger’s. Olympia, Washington. “Past and Present”

Bartoff and Bronson. Olympia, Washington. “Astral Traveler”


43rd Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Plein Air Paintings Spello Italy” (March 2015)



Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia. “Women with Hats, Monkeys and Jumping Cats”.



P. Fusion. Pittsburgh, PA: “Recent Work”



Michelle’s Café. Clarion, PA: “Paper Herds”



The Fine Arts Center Gallery. Glenville State College, West Virginia: “Paper Herds & Things”                                                                                  



The Defoor Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia: “Appetizers”

The Jill Celeste Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia: “Compositions 1-28”



Weyers-Sampson Gallery. Thiel College. Greenville, Pennsylvania: “Recent Paintings”     



Bates Gallery. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania: Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, “Immortalization of the Chachka”



Slaughterhouse Gallery and Studio.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Recent Works”



El Doce Café. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Cocktails and Cowboys”



Michelle’s Café. Clarion, Pennsylvania: “Recent Paintings”        

Ebenezer’s Gallery

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Cowboys, Flamingos and Housewives”



rjife! Reproductive Justice is For Everyone. JAM Humanities National Juried Online Exhibition

Childhood End Gallery. Open Air Show, Olympia, Washington

Cape Fear Studios. 11th National 2D Competition, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Juror: Dan Beck

Maryland Federation of Art. #Woman Online Exhibition, Annapolis, Maryland


Childhood End Gallery. 50 Artists 50 Years, Olympia, Washington

SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition, Olympia, Washington


MSAG FIne Arts of Snoqualmie Valley. MSAG 2020 Juried Virtual Exhibition Mt St Artist Guild. Snoqualmie Valley, Washington

Childhood End Gallery. Group Show. Olympia, Washington

Center for the Visual Kent State University. Small Works International. Kent, Ohio



SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition, Olympia, Washington

Son's of Norway, 4th Annual Poulsbo Plein Air Paint Out, Poulsbos, Washington

Red Renegade Art Gallery. Three Friends. Hoquiam, Washington


Grays Harbor College. Portrait Show, Aberdeen, Washington

All Sorts Gallery. Group Show. Olympia, Washington

Jesse Best Gallery. Invitational: The Collective 23 Exhibit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Browsers. Preeminent’s Group Show, Olympia Washington


Crary Gallery. Legacy of Observation Juried Exhibition, Warren Pennsylvania

SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition. Olympia, Washington


Nelson Gallery. Exquisite Corps Show, Lexington Virginia

Gallery C. Southern Discomfort, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Childhood End Gallery. Dual Exhibition; Olympia, Washington.


SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition. Olympia, Washington.

Marchetti Wine. ArtsWalk. Olympia, Washington.

Gallery C. Rawhides and Rodeo Queens. Raleigh, North Carolina



Galleria D’Arte Michelangelo. Group Exhibition Plein Air, Spello Italy.

Warm Streets Gallery. Wild, Wacky. Witchy Woman, Lynchburg, Virginia                

Esprit de Corps Invitational Exhibition. Nelson Gallery Lexington, Virginia

Monmouth Museum. 35th Annual Juried Exhibition, Lincoln, New Jersey

Arts Monongahela Gallery. Shady: Our Neighbors the Trees. Morgantown, West Virginia               

Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge. Shhhh….Listen! Charleston, West Virginia

Apartment Earth. Earth Day Invitational, Charleston, West Virginia.

Randolph Arts Community Center.13th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit, Juror: Leslie Wright. Elkins, West Virginia 



Agora Gallery. Chelsea International Fine Art Juried Competition, New York, New York. Juror: Anthony Haden-Guest

Open Studio Competition. Volumes 23 and 24. Barbara O’Brien, Executive Director, Kemper  Museum of Contemporary Art

Randolph Arts Community Center.12th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Juror: Lynn Ferris. Elkins, West Virginia 

Apartment Earth. Charleston, West Virginia. “Earth Day Invitational.”



Nelson Galley. “3rd Annual Paint Out Invitational.” Lexington, Virginia

Burlingame’s Celebration of the Arts. Sapphire, North Carolina: Group Show

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “13th Feast on This Exhibition”. Juror: Members

Randolph Arts Community Center.11th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Elkins, West Virginia: Juror: Michael French

Frostburg Museum. Frostburg, Maryland. “Play in the Streets”. Juror: Derek Meeter



RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “75th Annual Forest Festival Exhibition”. Juror: Naijun Zhang

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “12th Annual Juried Exhibition”. Juror: Members

Frostburg Museum. Frostburg, Maryland. “Play in the Streets”. Juror: Randall Rhodes

Randolph Arts Community Center.10th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Elkins, West Virginia:Juror: Jo Gasto

Tamarack. Beckley, West Virginia: “The Best of WV 2011 Juried Exhibit”. Juror: Randall Reed



Tamarack. Beckley, West Virginia: “The Best of WV 2010 Juried Exhibit”. Juror: Randall Reed

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “9th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”. Juror: Jo Gaston

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “Women’s Art Juried Exhibition”. Juror: Chica Brunsvold

 J. Box. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Group Exhibition”.



Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska: “10th Anniversary Best of the Best Online

International Art Exhibition”.  



Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska: “8th Annual International Painting & Drawing Competition”, Juror: Larry Bradshaw.



Michelle’s Gallery. Clarion, Pennsylvania: Alumni Show Clarion University of Pennsylvania”, Curated by Kiersten Colvin.



Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Amp Group Show”, Juror: Warhol curatorial staff.



Rockefeller Center for the Arts. SUNY Fredonia State College, Fredonia, New York: “Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition”, Juror: Dr. Vicky Clark.


T.W. Wood Gallery: A Museum of American Art. Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont: “Contemporary Drawing

Competition”, Juror: Manford Williams.


Trahern Gallery. Austin Peay University, Clarksville, Tennessee: “Border to Border    National Drawing Competition”, Juror: Dave Wright.

Moss-Thorns Gallery. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas: “Great Plains National NINTH ANNUAL”, Juror: Ben Strauss.



Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, Pennsylvania: “Mid-Atlantic Juried Show”, Juror: Howard


Montpelier Center for Arts.  Montpelier, Virginia: “Celebration of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibit”, Juror: Christopher Robeers.



Box Heart Gallery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Recent works”



Aids Foundation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Art is Alive”          



Kingsley Foundation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “A Day Without Art”

Erie Art Museum. Erie, Pennsylvania: “77th Annual Spring Show”

Bruce Gallery. Edinboro, Pennsylvania: “Student Show”, Juror: Marsh Pritz.




2021 Attendee: Painting and Observation Three Approaches. Lichtman, Kehoe and Pochinski. The Artdigger Lab

2021 Presentation: Interdisciplinary Project SPSCC Creative “Something”. Liza Brenner, MFA and Melissa Meade, PHD

2019 Attendee: Copy Analysis Workshop with Catherine Kehoe. Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Ballycastle, Ireland

2018 Presentation: Latinx Youth Summit. "Education is Liberation" Olympia, Washington


2018 Attendee: Perceptual Painters Plein Air Workshop Williamsburg, Virginia

2018-15 Presentation: Fire Summit: Native Youth Summit. Olympia, Washington

2015 Attendee: South of France Plein Air Workshop Bill White 

2013 Attendee: Tuscany Italy Plein Air Workshop Bill White





Christine Freschard Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Childhood End, Olympia, Washington

Apartment Earth, Charleston, West Virginia




The Olympian. "Weight of Privilege Game". Molly Gilmore contributing editor. October 2019

Pittsburgh Magazine: Downtown Living See the Ultimate Bachelor Pad  May 2019

Crosscurents. Art and Literary Publication 2017 edited by Joseph Batt

Online WORD/FOR WORD Poetry Publication 2014 edited by Jonathan Minton

The Herald Democrat. Huntington Museum Hosts W. VA. Invitational. by David Lavender June 2013


Studio Visit Magazine. “Volume Twenty Three.” 2013 Open Studios Press C/O Studio Visit

Magazine 450 Harrison Ave #47 Boston, MA September 2013


The Weston Democrat. Burkhammer, Larry. “Local Art Exhibition a Success.” Weston, West

Virginia. March 2009


Her Herald. Kelly, Barb. “Paper Herds and Things.” Spencer, West Virginia. March 2009



The Phoenix. Summers, Chris. “Rock, Paper?” Glenville, West Virginia. February 16 2009

Bradshaw, Larry.


“Special Recognition, Juror's Statement" 8th Annual International Online Painting &

Drawing Competition. 2006. Upstream People Gallery. Nov.2 2006


Pittsburgh City Paper. "Art Scene". Pittsburgh, PA
March, 15 2006


McKelvey, Terry.
Shop Talk: An Interview with Benjamin Levy (images and text), 
Edinboro, Pennsylvania. 2004             






Thurston Talk, SPSCC Student Art Exhibit Explores Social Media's Impact, May 15th 2021, by Heidi Smith

OlyArts, VISUAL ART REVIEW Allsorts Gallery, October 18th, 2018, by Alex Clayton.

The Volcano, South Sound Arts, etc., September 24th 2015, by Alec Clayton.


The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Olga Brindar and Liza Brenner' at Christine Frechard Gallery, March 5th 2013, by Kurt Shaw


Reception Review, Chelsea International Exhibition NYC, August 22, 2013, By Elizabeth Duker-Gold







Purchase Award: Seattle Public Utilities Fresh Perspectives. Seattle Office of

Arts & Culture


Janet Weaver Award.

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “13th Feast on This Exhibition”.



Honorable Mention.

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “10th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”.

Failinger Gunter Hotel Award.

Frostburg Museum Award. Frostburg, Maryland: “Play in the Streets”.



Honorable Mention.

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “9th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”.

Honorable Mention.

 RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “Women’s Art Juried Exhibition”.



Graduate Assistantship.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.



Honorable Merit Award, Hoyt Institute of Art, “Mid-Atlantic Juried Show”, New Castle, Pennsylvania

2nd Place Award, “Celebration of the Arts”, Montpelier, Virginia.



Teacher of the Quarter, ITT Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



Bruce Gallery Award, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.       


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