“Photography is like sneaking into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies”

Diane Arbus. 

 

My Oreo cookie is passion and  for chasing the light. My favorite ingrediant is beginning with an idea and tossing it into a bowl.  Carefully measuring what could work. response to is “try it” whatever “it” is…ideas, methods, and concepts.  Take risks and think out of the box.  Invent something new or do something that hasn't been done. Explore and discover: put that in your suitcase of stuff you know and may need someday.  Teaching art is a recipe of culture, learning styles, creativity and cross curricular exploration. Art is a universal language and creative license to do anything imaginable. 

         Education  

  •  University of Cincinnati, Art Education Ohio Teaching License
    Full Scholarship recipient (Graduate Studies)

  • University of Cincinnati, MFA in Photography
    Full Scholarship recipient (Graduate Studies)

  • Fine Art Wright State University, BFA in Fine Art 
    Full Scholarship recipient (Undergraduate)
    Teaching Experience

  • Cincinnati  Country Day School 1998-present
     Pattison Distinguished Teaching Award 2008, Cincinnati Country Day

  • Art Academy of Cincinnati Adjunct

  • University of Cincinnati Adjunct

  • Northen Kentucky University Adjunct
    Accomplishments @ Cincinnati Country Day School 

  • Secured $250,000.00 in grant money to create a model photography curriculum in collaboration with tlhe University of Cincinnati to impact the future. The project was called EXPOSURE.

  • Designed and implemented a Professional Internship program in collaboration with the University of Cincinnat

  • Designed and implemented a visiting artist workshop series hosting the following artists... Stephen Marc, Mary Ellen Mark, Sandy Skoglund, Shimon Attie, Jerry Uelsmann, Maggie Taylor, Bruce Davidson, Duane Michaels, Chris Rainier, Tyler Shields and Lana Wong.

  • Co-founder of FOCUS project: Uniting ten schools public and private in a collaborative photography project. Culminating with exhibitions at the Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati) and the Chicago History Museum. Past President of International Photo Imaging Educators Association Teacher of National Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Medal recipients.

  • Educator of Scholastic Regional and National Gold Medal recipients.

  • Organized and implemented student photo

  • Fine Art Department Chair 2009-2020 (9-12 2009-2018 and  K-12 2018-20)

  • Educator  charged with  designing and implementing a comprehensive and progressive photography curriculum in the Upper School. 
    Workshop  and Continuing Experience

  • Santa Fe Workshop: Adobe Photoshop

  • Santa Fe Workshop: Digital Imaging for Educator

  • Santa Fe Workshop: Digital Collage

  • Stanley King Counseling Workshop for Teachers

  • Santa Fe Workshop: Digital Negatives

  • International Center for Photography: Web Design

  • Santa Fe Center for Photography: Publishing a Book

  • ISACS Chicago Il.: Celebrating the Experienced Teacher

  • Santa Fe Workshop: Photographing Sacred Land and People

  • Santa Fe Workshop:  Advanced Adobe Photoshop

  • Maine Photographic Workshop: Journalism Video Production

  • Anderson Ranch, CO.: Master Lighting
    Best in Show Award a Collaborative image, Denver, CO

  • Brazee Studios, Cincinnati, Oh: Bead making, Fusing Glass, Educators Class, Chanel Plates, Glass Blowing Brazee Studio with Edwin Timmers: Recycled Glass Brazee Studio with Kristina Logan: Beadmaking with Carrie Iverson.
    Solo Exhibitions

  •  The Art of Food (Featured Photographer), Carnegie Art Center, Covington, KY

  • Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH

  • Tri-State Photo File Award, Cincinnati, OH

  • All Ohio Photo File (two awards),

  • Art Academy of Cincinnati Exposure 3

  • Cincinnati Arts Consortium Graduate Studies Scholarship

  •  University of Cincinnati Merit Award

  • Art Department, Wright State University Exhibition
    Group Exhibitions

  •  Art of Food, Carnegie Art Center, Covington, KY

  • Hue Blue, Brazee Street Studio, Cincinnati, OH

  • Educators Exhibition, Art Academy of Cincinnat, Cincinnati, OH

  • Educators Exhibition, College of Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH

  • Images, Cincinnati, OH Tri-State Photo File, Cincinati, OH

  • Objects 83, Rosenthal Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH

  • Trends in Photography, Cameravision, Los Angeles, CA

  • Photoflow, University of Texas, Arlington

  • Works on Paper, New York, NY

  • PhotoGraphics, Igram, TX 

About
  • Advance Placement program in 2-D design 2004-Present.  Students consistently receive scores of 4’s and 5’s. 

  • Scholastic Art competition students consistently win Gold Key Portfolio, Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention. Students have also won Gold & Silver Key Awards nationally.

  • PIEA (Photo Imaging Educators Association Past President) is an international competition.  Students have consistently won awards and their work has been part of an international traveling exhibition.

  • Awarded by NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) the Curriculum Innovation Award for the FOCUS photography project.