Summary

 

Multi-disciplinary artist, who advocates self-actualization through union with nature

and mastery of the creative process

Core Competencies

  • Drawing       

  • Watercolor

  • Acrylics

  • Fabric Design

  • Set Design

  • Carpentry

  • Printmaking

  • Installation Work

  • Quilting

  • Writing

  • Singing

  • Dancing

  • Acting

  • Teaching

  • Self-publishing

  • Public Speaking

  • Community Building

  • Marketing

Selected Exhibitions

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2020

  • Green Spring Gardens, The Forest Project: Reverence, Alexandria, VA 2020

  • Rockbridge Pieceworker’s Guide Annual Show, Featured Artist, Lexington, VA 2018

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2018

  • VMFA Studio School, The Forest Project: Artists Collect, Richmond, VA 2018

  • VMFA Studio School, Water Media: Works by Students of Dawn Flores, Richmond, VA 2018

  • Crossroads Art Center, The Forest Project: With Into the Woods, Richmond, VA 2017

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2017

  • VMFA Studio School, Students of Sara Clark and Dawn Flores, Richmond, VA 2016

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2016

  • VMFA Studio School, Nightfall Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2015

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2015

  • VMFA Studio School, The Alchemy of Pots & Prints: # 10, Richmond, VA 2015

  • Governor’s Mansion, Artists of the Commonwealth, Richmond, VA 2014

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2014

  • VMFA Studio School, Costume Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2014

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2013

  • Main Art Gallery, Water Based curated by Maruta Racenis, Richmond, VA 2012

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2012

  • Artspace, Juried Invitational, Richmond, VA 2011

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2011

  • VMFA Studio School, Faculty Exhibition, Richmond, VA 2010

Self-published Work

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  • The Forest Project Chronicle: An Overview in Words and Pictures

  • Final Cut: Installations from The Forest Project

  • Bare Earth: Underneath the Forest

  • Destructive Beauty: the Harvesting of an Urban Forest

  • Woodturning: from The Forest Project

  • Common Treasure: A Photographic Inventory of the Woods

  • Seasons in the Bone: a Year in the Life of an Urban Forest

  • What the Forest Gave Me: Patterns from Nature

  • Scale + Wing: A Butterfly Lover’s Artbook

  • Song of Kuan Yin

  • The Juno Cards

  • Novenas to the Universe

Grants

  • Building Capabilities Grant, CultureWorks, Richmond, VA 2020​

  • Building Capabilities Grant, CultureWorks, Richmond, VA  2018

Selected Lectures

  • Green Spring Gardens, The Forest Project: Reverence, Alexandria, VA 2020​

  • Piedmont Arts Center, From Photographs to Fabric Patterns, Martinsburg, VA, 2018

  • Powhatan Garden Club, Native Plants from The Forest Project, Powhatan, VA, 2018

  • Feast RVA, Mason-Dixon Forest, Richmond, VA 2018

  • VMFA Traveling Excursions, The Forest Project, French Polynesia, 2018

  • VMFA Traveling Excursions, Sky, Water, Color & Composition, French Polynesia, 2018

  • Rockbridge Pieceworkers Quilt Guild, Fabric from Photos, Lexington, VA 2018

  • Ginter Park Elementary, Forest Project for the Art Club, Richmond, VA 2017

  • American Sewing Guide, From Photographs to Fabric Patterns, Richmond, VA 2017

  • Virginia Quilt Museum, From Photographs to Fabric Patterns, Harrisonburg, VA 2017

  • Quilting Adventures, The Forest Project, Richmond, VA 2016

  • Unity of Richmond, On Creativity with Jack R. Johnson, Richmond, VA 2016

Film Screenings

  • Wild City Forest, Richmond Environmental Film Festival, 2018

  • Wild City Forest, VMFA Traveling Excursions, French Polynesia, 2018

  • Wild City Forest, Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA 2018

Teaching Positions

  • VMFA Member Travel, Richmond, VA 2018-present

  • Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA, 2013-present

  • The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay, WI, 2013-present

  • Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Mineral Point, WI, 2012-present

  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI, 2012-present

  • VMFA Statewide Partners, Richmond, VA 2011-present

  • VMFA Studio School, Richmond, VA 2010-present

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA 1994-1998

Visiting Artist Appointments

  • Appalachian Arts Center, Richlands, VA

  • Arts Alive, Westpoint, VA       

  • Bay School Community Arts Center, Mathews, VA

  • Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, VA

  • Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

  • Central Virginia Artist’s Association, Farmville, VA 

  • Chesterfield County Library, Chesterfield, VA

  • Christiansburg High School, Blacksburg, VA

  • Collegiate Lower School, Richmond, VA

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio, Falmouth, VA            

  • Green Bay Botanical Garden, Green Bay WI 

  • Harrison Wilbur Pense Middle School, Dayton, VA 

  • Lakeland High School, Suffolk, VA

  • Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA                

  • Sedalia Art Center, Distinguished Artists Series, Bedford, VA    

  • Spitzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA

  • Suffolk Art Center, Suffolk, VA

  • Tappahannock Arts Guild, Tappanhannock, VA

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay WI

Performances

  • Dogtown Dance Theatre, Eternal Forest, Richmond, VA 2017

  • Crossroads Art Center, Beyond Barbie/Beyond 50, Richmond, VA 2014

  • Dogtown Dance Theatre, The Vagina Monologues, Richmond, VA 2013

  • Richmond Coliseum, One Billion Rising, Richmond, VA 2013

  • Unity of Richmond, Beyond Barbie/ Women in Power, Richmond, VA 2013

  • Unity of Richmond, Beyond Barbie/ Breaking Free, Richmond, VA 2013

  • Kroger Center, Susan Singer's Best of Beyond Barbie, Chesterfield, VA 2012

  • Byrd Theatre, Raqs Illuminaire: Dance of Lights, Richmond, VA 2012

  • Crossroads Art Center, Beyond Barbie/ Through the Looking Glass, Richmond, VA 2011

  • Crossroads Art Center, Beyond Barbie/ Through the Fire, Richmond, VA 2011

  • Crossroads Art Center, Beyond Barbie/ Strength in Motion, Richmond, VA 2011    

  • Henrico Theatre, Web of Oneness, Henrico, VA 2008

  • Artspace, Web of Oneness, Richmond, VA Richmond, VA 2007

Selected Commercial Clients

  • Barneys New York, New York City

  • The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • Fred Floyd Flooring, Chesterfield, VA

  • The Glave Firm, Richmond, VA

  • Goldsmith Mannequins, New York City

  • The Homestead, Warm Springs, VA

  • The Hyatt, Richmond, VA

  • Industrial Floor Services, Lanexa, VA

  • The Kellogg Collection, Richmond, VA

  • National Gardening Magazine, Burlington, VT

  • Scott & Stringfellow, Richmond, VA

  • The Millwork Specialist, Richmond, VA

  • Virginia Department of Transportation, Richmond, VA

  • Virginia Department of Parks and Recreation, Richmond, VA

  • Xpander Pak Incorporated, Glen Allen, VA

Selected Patrons

  • Louise B. Cochrane, Richmond, VA

  • Larry Cluff, Charlottesville, VA

  • Lynn Courson, Richmond, VA

  • Roger Ebert, New York City

  • Paul Fantl, Richmond, VA

  • Dr. Evelyn Fisher, Ontario, Canada

  • Mark & Elizabeth Krajnik, Huntersville, N.C.

  • Angela Leggett, Washington D.C.

  • Deloise Leggett-Baker, Washington D.C.

  • Dr. Christopher & Kristin Lyons, Richmond, VA

  • Bob Moreau, Madison, WI

  • David Johnson, New Orleans, LA

  • Nina Lackey, New Orleans, LA

  • Jeff & Peggy Smith, Goochland, VA 

  • Steven Usleman, Milwaukee, WI

Education

  • The New York Botanical Garden, New York City 1989-1991

  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 1986-1987

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 1982-1983

  • Edgewood College, Madison, WI 1979-1982

Board Positions

  • President, Westlake Hills Civic Association, 2011-2014

  • Facilities Chairwoman, Unity of Richmond, 2005-2008

  • Chairwoman, Richmond Women’s Caucus for Art, 1996-1998

  • Fundraising Chairwoman, Richmond Women’s Caucus for Art, 1996-1998

  • Special Projects Chairwoman, Richmond Women’s Caucus for Art, 1994-1995

  • Diversity Committee, Richmond Women’s Caucus for Art, 1993