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Education: Studied art at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC; with William Halsey in Charleston SC; briefly at Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan CT; BFA (Honorary) from Winthrop University Rock Hill SC. Workshops in SC & NC.
Juried Exhibitions and Awards: National juried competitions and awards in NY, CA, SC, AL, NC, GA, IL, CO.
Professional Experience: As a young adult in the 1950s and early ‘60s: Asst. to the Director, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston SC; free lance illustrator and art teacher in Charleston. In the 1970s and early ‘80s: free lance illustrator, Rock Hill SC; custom needlepoint designer; bank PR & advertising director. 1983-2001, exhibited in national juried shows: full time studio painter. 2001-2007: owner, Gallery 5, Rock Hill, SC. Currently full time studio painter with oil as primary medium, and art consultant.
Selected Curated and Solo Exhibitions: Women’s Work, Bennett Galleries, Nashville TN; No Boundaries: Fine Art meets High Fashion, Rock Hill SC; City Art, Columbia SC; I. Pinckney Simons, Beaufort SC; Watson-MacRae Gallery, FL; Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, SC; Monsanto Gallery, Greenwood SC; Clinton College Rock Hill SC; Rising Stars, Charlotte NC; Winthrop University, SC; Museum of York County, SC; Center for the Arts, Rock Hill SC; Emrys Foundation, Greenville SC; Northeast Nebraska Community College; Converse College Spartanburg SC; TAG, High Point, NC 2-woman show; Francis Marion University, Florence SC; Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC; Converse College, Spartanburg SC; University of SC, Lancaster SC; Museum of York County, SC; Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg SD; Spartanburg Museum of Art, SC; Lander College, Greenwood SC; I. Pinckney Simons Gallery, Beaufort SC; Rabold Gallery, Aiken SC; Gaston College, Gastonia NC, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Elizabeth Ross Gallery, Charlotte NC; Retrospective, 1955-2007, Center for the Arts Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill SC; Providence Gallery, Charlotte NC; City Art, Columbia SC; and others.
Honors and Awards: Paintings of women have won top awards in juried competitions across the country since the mid ‘80s. Received The Medal of Honor in the Arts presented by Winthrop University, Career Achievement Award by Converse College, Volunteer of the Year Award by the Arts Council of York County, Keepers of the Culture Award by the Museum of York County, Honorary BFA degree, Winthrop University.
Boards and Memberships: Past member of Foundation Board of The Governor’s School for the Arts,
Advisory Board of York County Free Medical Clinic; formerly president SC WatermediaSociety, Winthrop University Patrons of the Gallery, Arts Council of York County, Museum of York County, SC Arts Commission selection committee, and others.
National and Regional Publications: Featured in artsee Magazine; Converse College Magazine; SC-ETV; The Evening Reader Literary Journal; Artifacts published by the SC Arts Commission; 2 music CDs; Best of Watercolor: Painting Color published by Rockport; 4-page illustrated article in Watercolor Magic Magazine; SC ETV feature; YC Magazine; and other local and regional magazine, newspaper, radio and TV feature stories.
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Muse & Co. Fine Art Featured Artists. Roswell Georgia Art Gallery
Donna Cassaro Hughes
Laura Dewberry Surace
Mary Beth Cornelius
Rachael Zaudke Wilkins