MA De Paul University, Chicago

BA Columbia College, Chicago


School of the Art Institute Chicago

Chicago Botanic Garden


Professional Committees


ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, cooperative woman run gallery

National Association of Women Artists

American Jewish Artists Club

Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists

Steering Committe, CWCA, Water Rights exhibition, a national juried competition

Consultant to “Place for Ideas”, a web based creativity think tank

Director Windy City Arts

Steering Committee and Board of Directors, Archi-treasures

Review Panels, Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs

Jury & Awards, Wells St Art Fair, Fountain Square Art Fair & others

Planning Board, City of Chicago First Celtic Festival, Kids & Kites Festival

Steering Committee, Third Inspired Art Auction for the Inspiration Café

Residency and Special Recognition


N.A.W.A. Medal of Honor & Amelia Peabody Memorial Award


Illinosi Arts Council Grant


 Illinois Arts Council Tech Assistance Grant


 Illinois Arts Council Tech Assistance Grant


Art in the Fields – Oregon, Illinois



Featured artist Chicago Artists’ Month

Art in the Fields – Oregon, Illinois


Selected Group Exhibitions


The Kaleidoscope of ARC Gallery, ARC Gallery, Chicago 

Women and Anger, Koehline Gallery, Oakton Community College, Niles

Artist Exchange, Kerimova House Gallery & Gallery of Krug Movement, Kardzali, Bulagria

Seeing Things in a New Light, AJAC, The Art Center of Highland Park

Transmogrification, CWCA, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst

Reunion II, Members of Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

128th Annual Members’ Exhibition, NAWA, New York


Members Show, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago

NAWA at B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York 

Flora & Fauna, The Architecture of Nature, August House Studio, Chicago

Connections, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook

Dialogue Chicago: Full Force, Bridgeport Art Center, (Curator:  Sarah Krepp)


LACDA “Top 40” International, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, (curator:  Joanna Szupinska-Myers)

Small Works Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York

Portraits:  Interior and Exterior, Arts Club of Washington, DC

You Lookin’ at Me?, ARC Gallery, Chicago


Fringes, Dole Mansion Gallery, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Crystal Lake 

Fractured Yet Rising,  ARC Gallery, Chicago

Square, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada & ARC Gallery

8 Unique Experiences, Dole Mansion Gallery, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Crystal Lake 

Borderless, Addison Center for the Arts, Addison

The Bug, Fin and Feather Show, August House Gallery, Chicago

Drawn from Nature, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

Show & Tell for Adults, Evanston Ecology Center, Evanston

Members Exhibiton, National Association of Women Artists, New York

Nature’s Kaleidoscope, Heller Nature Center, Highland Park, IL



Bodies by Design:  Modification, Coercion and Resistance - Koehline  Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines

70th Annual South Shore Arts Salon Show, Muster, IN (Juror:  Paul Klein)

Approaching 40 - ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sum Sum Summertime - AJAC, Winnetka Community House, Winnetka

Drawn from Nature:  Botanical Arts Exhibition - Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe

Members Exhibition: 40 years - ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago



International Womens’ Month - The Harris Bank, Chicago

Small Works - Vicky Tessler Studio and Gallery, Chicago

Members Show  - IAHC, Chicago, IL

The Coaster Project, Destination: The World - TransCultural Exchange, Toronto, Canada


Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century - WomanMade Gallery, Chicago (Juror: Ingrid Fassbinder)
68th Annual Salon Show – South Shore Arts, Munster
Elemental Flux – Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago

Artist Made Kites, 2011 – August House Gallery, Chicago

Members Show – Chicago Women Caucus for Art, Chicago


The Bike Show – Invitational, Envision Gallery, Chicago

Off Center – CWCA member show, ARC Gallery, Chicago

Touch of the Poet – Irish American Heritage Center Gallery, Chicago

Creatures Great and Small – continue from previous year


Creatures Great and Small – Murray State University, Eagle Art Gallery, Murray, KY, traveling to Yeisner Art Center, Paducah, KY (Curator:  Becky Alley)

Ethereal Fauna: The Artists’ Muse – Tom Robinson Studio/Gallery, ChicagoThe Extended Moment  – Desotorow Gallery, Savannah

Essence of Nature – Emily Oakes Nature Center, Skokie, IL (Curator: Debra Hatchett)

Grr…Animals – Eyeporium Gallery, ChicagoFreeze – The Art Center, Highland Park



Thinking of Persephone – Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago

Voces de Mujeres – Carlos & Dominguez Fine Arts, Chicago (Curator:  Len Dominguez)

Radio Ephemera – National Public Radio

Images of Ireland – Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago

I–am-a-Heather, and at I-am-a-Heather.com_Art for Anyone with a Name - Pittsburgh


Intersection, Samhain/Day of the Dead - Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago


Falling Leaves: Celebrating Change, invitational, Chicago State University, Chicago (Curator:  Joyce Owens)
Mt. Gretna Art Show – Mt. Gretna


Art with a View – The Lucid Artists Co-op Gallery, Chicago

8TH Annual Regional Juried Exhibition – Illiana Artists, Gallery Northwest, Indiana University
Human Nature: Landscapes – Two Person Invitational, Gallery 203, Chicago
47th Annual International – San Diego Art Institute, House of Charm, Balboa Park, San Diego
Women’s Caucus for the Arts Midwest Regional Show   ARC Gallery, Chicago

Women Photographer’s Competition – DreamBox Foto Gallery, Chicago, IL (Awarad)

The Exhibition of American Art, People in Motion – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Hocus Focus – Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale


Westmoreland Art Nationals – Latrobe, PA

Exhibition of American Art Award Fete – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Award)

26th Small Works National Art Exhibition – Harper College, Palatine, IL


FOTOwerk 2002 - Flatfile Gallery, Chicago

Later Impressions – Chicago Cultural Center, Renaissance Court, Chicago

Let There Be Light – Regional Exhibition, Prairie State College Foundation, Chicago Heights

59th Annual Salon Show – Regional Exhibition, Northern Indiana Arts Assoc., Munster 

American Landscapes 2002 – National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis Coaster Project – International Exhibit of art from 99 artists in 99 worldwide venues

llinana Artists – 7th Annual Regional Exhibition, Indiana University Northwest, Gary (Award)

2X2X2 – National Juried Exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights (Award: 1st Place; Juror:  Katherine Hixson)

Photo 2002 – Bloomingdale Park District Museum, Bloomingdale (Award:  1st Place Color; Juror: Susan Aurinko)

Real People – Portrait & Figurative Art League, Old Court House Center, Woodstock (Award)


25th Annual Alice & Arthur Baer Art Competition & Exhibition – Beverly Art Center

Box Project, Artist Made Boxes – auction to support September 11, 2001 victims, Chicago

Fourth Annual Chicago ART Open – Chicago

Suite Home Chicago – Chicago Public Art Program


Kite Night, Artist Made Kite Exhibit - Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL

Kite Exhibit, North Eastern Illinois University – Chicago 

Third Annual Chicago ART Open – Chicago 


Artist Made Kite Show , Invitational, O’Hare International Airport


Artist Made Kite Show - Wood Street Gallery, Chicago 

2X2X2, a National Juried Exhibit, Union Street Gallery

2 X 2 X 2, A Juried Exhibition – Gallery Ten Ltd., Rockford 

Sex Fest:  nights of the Blue Rider – Invitational, Blue Rider Theater, Chicago

Photographic Visions, Three-Person Invitational – Harper College, Arlington Heights,  (Curator: Ben Dallas)


Annual Artist Made Kite Show - Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Columbia College Alumni Exhibition - Juried Exhibit, Hokin Gallery, Chicago, IL
Color 3 - Three Person Invitational Exhibition, Circa Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art in The Woods - A Gallery Exhibition, Overland Park, Ka
Pandora's Dilemma - Invitational Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL


Two Pros and A Con, Three-Person Exhibition, Chicago, IL
Annual Artist Made Kite Show - Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Natural Order - TwoPerson Exhibition, Kozuch Gallery, Chicago, IL
Timely Images - Juried Exhibition, Gathering Artists, Miller Beach, Gary, IN



The Naked Eye - Three-Person Exhibition, Kozuch Gallery, Chicago, IL
Around the Coyote – Chicago, IL
Members Show – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications/Reviews/Honors


Creatures Great & Small, Catalogue, Published by Murray State University

Illinois Arts Council Grant, 2013, 2006 & 2005

Featured artist Chicago Artists’ Month, a citywide month long festival of visual art organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Chicago

CAC News, feature article in conjunction with Chicago Art Open, October 2002

New City - Review “Natural Order”

American Photo Magazine, January/February 1991 Picture Contest

“Independent 3”, Photographic Portfolio, Oakton Community College, Niles

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


The Past is Still With Us, ARC Gallery, Chicago


Elements:  Studies of Nature, ARC Gallery, Chicago


Urban Images, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT


Visions:  the fabric of the city – Concordia University Chicago, River Forest

Women in the Arts – Chicago Public Library


Travels of Pauline -  Lincolnwood, Illinois


One Vision, Five Directions – South Suburban College, South Holland

Multiple Images: New Work – Gallery 203, Chicago

Two Person Exhibition – Freeark Gallery, Riverside


 Personal Images – Raymond Park Gallery, Evanston


Masters Show – Graduation from DePaul University




Photography Instructor, Irish American Heritage Center

Photography Instructor, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines

Guest Lecturer, Visiting Scholar Program, Durham University, Durham, England

Guest Teacher, Youth Enrichment Program, Anchorage

Key-Line and Production, Chicago College of Chicago, Harold Washington (Loop) Campus

Teaching Assistant, Columbia College Chicago

Peach Club, Photography Instructor in after school program