Challenging my skills:
Throughout my career I have exhibited my art. I have been in many juried local, regional, and national exhibitions. My work has been part of juried exhibitions in Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Massachusetts. Presently, I concentrate on regional and national juried exhibitions for exhibiting my current work.
Upon retirement from teaching, I participated in many art fairs. I learned a great deal by interacting with the public. Through that communication I began to understand how people received my work, interacted with the images, and how it triggered their thoughts. I also was able to help the public gain a better understanding of the mediums, processes, and effort that goes into creating art. I worked to make the arts more accessible in the communities in which I have lived. I chaired the Grant Wood Regional Arts Festival, curated exhibitions in arts centers, instructed in workshops and classes, and have received numerous grants from local, state, and national agencies. Presently I have secured grants and workshops focusing on arts and aging.