3214 Whitetail Lane, Spearfish, SD  57783

(605) 722-3594


  • Strong professional artistic skills, exhibiting both nationally and internationally
  • Broad instructional experience teaching art education at the university and adult education level as well as Pre-K – 12th grade; in both public and private institutions
  • Student teacher supervision as both an university supervisor and art room teaching supervisor
  • Published articles in peer-reviewed art education journals
  • Utilization of technology in both the classroom and professional art career
  • Extensive travel abroad and art history knowledge


  • PhD in Art History and Education – Art and Visual Culture Emphasis
    • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 4.0/4.0, 2016
  • Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction – Art Education & Technology Emphasis
    • Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, 3.7/4.0, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine ArtBusiness Administration Minor
    • University of Minnesota, Moorhead, MN, 3.5 / 4.0, 1982


  • Professional Artist,1982 – Present
    • Member of The Artists of the Black Hills (2009 – Present)
    • Maintain a home art studio, Spearfish, SD
    • Operate an active artist website, utilize social media, and blog about my artwork and professional experiences
    • Participate in local group and solo art shows (listed separately)
    • Exhibit nationally and internationally
    • Maintain active gallery exhibition and representation
    • Organize and participate in international artist exchanges
  • Art Educator 1985 – Present
    • Art in the Algarve School, Olhão, Portugal, 2017 – Present
      • Tutor Workshop: “Creative Risk-taking in Adult Art Education”
    • University Instructor of Record, Graduate Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2013 – 2016
      • “Creative Arts Methods” (Five Semesters)
      • “Fine Arts Student Teacher Supervisor” (Spring 2015)
    • Secondary School Art Instructor & Department Head, Spearfish High School, Spearfish, SD, 1996 – 2008
    • Adjunct Professor, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, 2002 – 2004
      • “Introduction to the Visual Arts” 2002
      • “K-12 Methods and Materials” 2003 & 2004
    • Elementary and Middle School Art Instructor & Art Program Director, Montgomery School, Chester Springs, PA, 1991 – 1996
    • Adult Art Education Instructor, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA 1990 – 1991
    • Secondary School Art Instructor and Gallery Director, Brookstone School, Columbus, GA, 1986 – 1987
    • Artist-In-Residence Georgia Council For The Arts, 12-Week Residency with Brookstone School, 1985


  • “Facilitating Voluntary Risk-taking and Multimodal Art Instruction: Insights Gained from Preservice Elementary Educators”, In partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Art History and Education, In the Graduate College of The University of Arizona, 2016
  • The International Journal of Art & Design Education, Hochtritt, Ahlschwede, Halsey-Dutton, Fisel, Cevalier, Miller, & Farrar, “Public Pedagogy and Social Justice in Arts Education” 2017, DOI: 10.111/jade.12120
  • Art Education Journal, “Concepts of Creative Risk-taking: Issues-based Instructional Strategies for Preservice Educators” January, 2016
  • University of Arizona N.A.E.A. Student Chapter Symposium presenter, 2013 & 2014
  • Guest lecturer at University of Arizona in Visual Arts Courses, 2014 & 2015
  • Presenter and Instructor, South Dakotans for the Arts, Black Hills State University Arts Institute, 2002 & 2003
  • Art Education Journal, “Artifacts in Cyberspace” July, 2002
  • Conference Presenter, South Dakota Educators Association, Pierre, SD, October 2000
  • School Arts Magazine, “Honey, I Shrank the Museum!” January, 1997


  • Prairie Edge Gallery, Rapid City, SD, 2005 – Present
  • Rim Rock Lodge Gallery, Spearfish, SD, 2016 – Present


  • Artists of the Black Hills Annual Exhibition, 2009 – Present
  • University of Arizona NAEA Student Chapter Art and Visual Culture Education Annual Exhibition, 2013 – 2016
  • University of Arizona Invitational Solo Exhibition, “Cultures Intertwined”, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, January 2014
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Lionel Rombach Gallery, One Person Exhibition, “Cultures Intertwined”, September 2013
  • Augustana College, The Center for Western Studies Juried Exhibition, “Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890” Sioux Falls, SD, March – May, 2012
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Great Plains Art Museum Juried Exhibition, “Contemporary Indigeneity: The New Art of the Great Plains”, Lincoln, NE, June 2012
  • The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK, Juried Group Exhibition, May 2010
  • Gallery R.D.F., Juried Group Exhibition, Swainsboro, GA, 2009
  • Art Buzz, The 2010 Collection, International Visual Artist competition and collection, Dunedin, FL,, 2009
  • Caladan Gallery, Juried Group Exhibition “Dreaming in Pursuit of Memory” Cambridge MA, 2009
  • Brookings Arts Council, Solo Exhibition, Brookings, SD, 2007
  • Dakota Art Gallery, Dahl Fine Art Center, Solo Exhibition, Rapid City, SD, April 1998
  • Owen Patrick Gallery, Woman’s Caucus for Art Group Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, April 1994
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sales and Rental Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1990 – 1996
    •  Featured Artist for Wednesday Night’s Program, January 1993
  • Art at the Armory, Juried Group Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, May 6, 1992
  • AXIS Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art, Group Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, April 1992
  • Chester County Art Association, Solo Exhibition, West Chester, PA, March 1992
  • The Curtis Center, General Electric Sponsored Group Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
  • Charles MacNider Museum, Juried Group Exhibition, Mason City, IA, May 1988 & 1984
  • Dayton’s Gallery, Juried Group Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • McIntosh Gallery, Emerging Local Artists Exhibition, Atlanta, GA, 1986
  • Augusta Fifth Annual Area Exhibition, Augusta, GA, September 1985


  • The Dahl Fine Art Center, Rapid City, SD
    • Fundraising Auction, 2007 – Present
  • Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, Spearfish, SD
    • Fundraising Gala, 1997 – 2013
    • Board of Directors, Spearfish, SD, 2003 – 2005
    • Created financial plan for the “The Gallery”, 2005
    • Art Education and Gallery Committees, 2004 – 2007
  • The Days of 76 Museum, Deadwood, SD
    • Publicity and Fundraising Auction, 2008
  • Spearfish Foundation for Spearfish Public Schools, Spearfish, SD
    • Art Education Auction, 2007


  • Black Hills Surgery Center, Rapid City, SD
  • Black Hills Urgent Care, Spearfish, SD
  • Art in the Algarve School, Olhão, Portugal
  • Wall Drug Art Collection, Wall, SD
  • Janet Weight-Reed, London, England
  • Mr. and Mrs. Yves Salort, Paris, France
  • Miss Franchesca Ragno, Orvieto, Italy
  • Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Altarpiece, Spearfish, SD
  • Montgomery School, Chester Springs, PA
  • Dr. Tom Riddick, Atlanta, GA
  • Kathy Hankel, Rapid City, SD
  • Brookstone School, Columbus, GA
  • Dr. and Mrs. Carl Wallman, Columbus, GA

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