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
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
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.
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.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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”
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Cowboys, Flamingos and Housewives”
Sanford Gallery. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania: “Senior Thesis Show”
SELECTED GROUP, JURIED AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
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. 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.
Clarion County Arts Council. Clarion, Pennsylvania: “Spring Show”, Juror: Anne Trentwood
2018 Seattle Public Utilities Fresh Perspectives Purchase Award. Seattle Office of
Arts & Culture
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
“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
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
HONORS, AWARDS and ACTIVITIES
Janet Weaver Award.
Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “13th Feast on This Exhibition”.
RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “10th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”.
Failinger Gunter Hotel Award.
Frostburg Museum Award. Frostburg, Maryland: “Play in the Streets”.
RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “9th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”.
RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “Women’s Art Juried Exhibition”.
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.