about 

I was born in Wisconsin and raised in a small community in West Central Minnesota. I now enjoy living & working in Alexandria, MN.

 

In 2010, I graduated from Saint Olaf College with a BA degree in Studio Art and Spanish. 

 

After graduation I spent 2.5 years participating in volunteer programs that took me around the country and around the world. I spend as much time as possible traveling and documenting those adventures on my camera and on canvas.

 

I am currently working in many different areas of media

Photography: Events, Photograph My Lake, Portraits, Landscapes & Macro

Painting: Color Abstractions, Paint My Lake, Landscapes, Mixed Media & Portraits

Jewelry: Natural Stones, Glass Beads & Found Objects

 

Please message me through my website or my Facebook page! I'd love to answer any questions. 

 

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 

 art resume 

EDUCATION:

2006-2010 Studio Art Major: completed courses in drawing, photography, color theory, sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, and art history.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

2002 Merit Award at the Minnewaska Area High School Art Show

2005 Six Merit Awards at the Minnewaska Area High School Art Show

2006 Four Merit Awards at the Minnewaska Area High School Art Show

2007 Accepted into the St. Olaf Juried Art Show

2008 Accepted into the St. Olaf Juried Art Show

2009 “Black and White Photography” Lakes Area Regional Arts Council (LRAC) Gallery Exhibit

2009 Solo show held at St. Olaf College of “Pieces of Me” series of watercolor paintings

2009 Solo show held at St. Olaf College of “Health” series of watercolor paintings

2009 Paintings on display in St. Olaf’s new science center

2009 Winner of the 26th annual Gimse Photo Contest

2009 Winner of LRAC Small Artists Grant

2010 Participated in Saint Olaf College's Senior Art Show with watercolors and audiovisual installation

2012 Chosen to design and make bookmarks for the 2012 L’Arche International Gathering

2014 Wedding Photographer

2015 Took part in a local craft fair selling handmade jewelry and photography

2015 My Photography was displayed & sold at a local restaurant in Alexandria, MN

2015-present Participate in the Downtown Alexandria, MN Wine & Art Crawl

2017-2019 Sold my jewelry at Art Bar 39 Studio

2018 My Photography was displayed & sold at Carlos Creek Winery

 

ACTIVITIES:

2007-2010 public relations person for the St. Olaf Valhalla Band.  This position includes creating posters, signs and concert programs for the band. 

2007 Helped design the stage designs for the Luther Crest Bible Camp summer program. 

2008 Helped paint the sets for the Pope County area “Show Stoppers” play The Sound of Music.  

2009 Designed and made shirts for the Lutheran Campus Ministry program at University of Minnesota Morris

2011 Organized, planned, and implemented the painting of a community mural done by local children and youth

2012 Donated a painting to a fundraising auction for L’Arche Tahoma Hope, an organization for adults with disabilities

2014 Commissioned to create two paintings to be given as personal gifts

2015 Hired on as an Artist Instructor at Art Bar 39

2017 Hired on full time as Studio Manager & Private Event Coordinator for Art Bar 39

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