Ed.D 2013 Edgewood College (Educational Leadership, Higher Education)

Dissertation Title: The impact of an art-based media literacy program on the leadership self-efficacy of adolescent age girls

MFA 2005 Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fibers Major, Painting Minor)

BFA 2002 Maryland Institute College of Art (Fibers, Major; Gender Studies, Minor)

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

2015 Kennedy Center Teaching Artist

2011 Grassroots Leadership College, Developing Leader Semester


Professional Experience

2018-Current University of Houston-Downtown, Adjunct Professor

ARTreach, Teaching Artist

2017-2019       Lone Star Community College, Adjunct Professor

2016-2017      Moms Demand Action Leader, Local Group Lead and State Co-Lead  Managing local group leads for State of Texas.  Created this position to share the State lead role, started with 6 local groups, now managing 16.

2015                Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Crestwood Elementary School  Developed specific program to meet needs of the classroom and ran workshops with students, worked hand-in-hand with teachers on self- assessment of program and student growth and retention.

2009-2015       Project Girl, Group Facilitator- Madison Area Coordinator & Trainer Ran groups at middle schools, community centers, and special events using the Project Girl curriculum. Lead workshops to train teachers, parents, and students on how to use the Project Girl curriculum and how to get groups started in their community. Had a leadership role in digital presence of Project Girl online.

2008-2013       Taught community classes through Madison School Community Recreation Developed classes to meet needs and interests of community. Taught to a wide range of abilities and populations, ages 3-92.

2010-2012      Graduate Assistant, Graduate and Professional Studies, Edgewood College Worked directly under the Dean managing special projects. Independent research to expand program, evaluate courses, and work with community partners. Helped to build communication within department and across campus through meetings, email, and information sharing systems.

Courses Taught (Collegiate Level)


Visual Culture

Principles of Design 3-D

Fiber Arts (designed course)

Intro Drawing

Principles of Design 2-D

New Media (Digital)

Art Education 2-D Studio

Interior Design & Fashion Studio in Pattern and Texture

Art History, Women Artists (designed course)

Art History (in classroom and on television to satellite campuses)

Art Appreciation

History of Modern Fashion

Beginning Jewelry Studio

Career Development

Screen Printing

Interior Design & Fashion Studio in Principals of Fashion Design



Co-State Lead, Texas, Moms Demand Action

Local Group Lead Moms Demand Action Kingwood, TX

Kingwood Montesorri Leadership Team, Kingwood TX

Fabric of Our Lives. Madison, WI

Girls Act, Madison, WI

Project Girl, Madison, WI

Project Girl, Milwaukee, WI

Veterans Welcome Resource Center, Madison, WI

Veteran Students at Edgewood College

Returning Adult Accelerated Degree Committee, Edgewood College

Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, WI

Visioneers Challenge, State of Wisconsin

Committee to redesign Freshman Curriculum, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Head, Expressions Through Creativity, 4/16 memorial event, Virginia Tech

Workshop, organizer, “Beaded Blessings” from VirginiaTech to Northern Illinois Univ.

Portfolio Review Team, Virginia Tech

Head, Committee-Explore Introduction of Portfolio Review of Potential Students, Radford Univ.

Alpha Phi Omega, Faculty Advisor, Radford University

Art Guild, Reestablished Chapter, Faculty Advisor, Radford University



Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Writer of grant

Humanities Exposed, University of Wisconsin Madison –Girls Act, Co-Writer of grant

Walmart Grant, Veteran Resource Center for Edgewood College, Co-Writer of grant

Community Art Shows and Events

2016    Art Car Parade, Moms Demand Action Car, Houston, TX 2nd place

2013    Dyeing for Community Quilts, Workshop

2012    Girls Act, Play, Overture Performing Arts Center, Madision, WI

Project Girl, Art Opening Edgewood College

2011    Project Girl, Art Opening & Zine Launch, Glitter Workshop

2010    Project Girl, Art Opening, Zine Launch, & Reading, A Room of One’s Own

Project Girl, Art Opening, Jefferson Middle School

Project Girl, Art Opening, Blessed Sacrament


Solo Art Shows

2016    anthology “Armchair Politics” Madison, WI

2009    Wisconsin Arts Board, “Emily Keown” Madison, WI

2008    The Gallery, Radford VA

2006    Hulbert Hall, Radford University, “Breast Cancer Awareness” Radford, VA

2004    Smoyer Gallery, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA

2003    XYZ Gallery, “Collections of Survival”, Blacksburg, VA

2002    Maryland Institute College of Art, “Cozied”, Baltimore MD

1999    Bolo’s, “Homecoming”, Blacksburg, VA

Group Art Shows

2021    SECAC 2021 Members Exhibition, Lexington, KY, Juried Exhibition

Faculty Show, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, TX

2nd Biennial Fiber Arts National Juried Exhibition, Bower Center, Bedford, VA

Site Specific Works, Refrigerator Gallery, Brooklynn NY

2020    Threads Through Time, Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas

Seeing Purple/Seeing Red, Online exhibition hosted by Ella Watson

Small Works Members Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL, Juried Exhibition

community quilting, Modern Quilt Guild, Austin, TX, Juried Exhibition

2019     Luck of the Draw 2, Madison, WI, Juried Exhibition

2018    Teacher/Maker, Houston, TX

2017      AMPLIFY + MULTIPLY, The Coburn Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO,

Invitational Exhibition

2016    Armchair Politics, anthology, Madison, WI

2015    Art Car Museum “re-in-car-nation”, Houston, TX

2010    Jacksonville Center, “All This I Am”, Floyd, VA

2008    State Street Gallery, “Little Things” Madison, WI

State Street Gallery, “Fiber Collective” Madison, WI

Women Made, “One Planet, One Experiment” Chicago, IL, Juried Exhibition

Torpedo Factory, “Led by Thread” Arlington, VA, Juried Exhibition

CitiBank, “Mixed Media”, Richmond, VA

XYZ Gallery, “Faculty Show”, Blacksburg, VA

Reading Museum, “Hot House”, Reading, PA

2007    Art Tour 10, Blacksburg, VA

Art Tour 10, Radford, VA

Art on the Lawn, Pearisburg, VA, Juried Exhibition

Art in the Alley, Blacksburg, VA, Juried Exhibition

Fox Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, “15x15x15”, Baltimore, MD

Cranbrook Art Museum, “Hot House”, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Juried Exhibition

Smoyer Gallery, “Bi-Annual”, Roanoke, VA, Juried Exhibition

The Gallery, “Group Show”, Radford, VA

2006    Radford University Museum, “Radford Art Show”, Radford, VA, Juried Exhibition

Exit Art Gallery, “Wild Girls”, New York, NY, Juried Exhibition

Lexington Art League, “Nude International 2006”, Lexington, KY, Juried Exhibition

2005    Nude Nite Gallery, “Breast Cancer Benefit”, Orlando, FL, Juried Exhibition

Cranbrook Museum, “Graduate Show”, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, “Get It Off Your Chest”, Santa Ana,  CA, Juried Exhibition

2004    Arrowmont Gallery, “Assistants Show”, Gatlinburg, TN

Forum Gallery, “34A”, Three Person Show, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2003    Forum Gallery, “Adaptations”, Department Show, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2002    Cape Center, “Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Show”, Anne Arundel, MD

Wexler Gallery, “Tasteless and Tawdry”, Philadelphia, PA

Fredericksburg Art Center, “Eye of the Beholder”, Fredericksburg, VA

Cork Factory, “Nil Admirari”, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art, Senior Thesis, Baltimore, MD

The Fabric Workshop, “Comfort Zone”, Philadelphia, PA

2001    H. Lewis Gallery, “Poster Show”, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art, Undergrad Juried Show, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art “Study Abroad Show”, Baltimore, MD

“Landscape Show”, Olimpos, Greece

Traveling Exhibition, “Beaded Blessings”

2000    Contemporary Museum, “Snapshots”, Baltimore, MD

Private Collection, Child Abuse Prevention Center of Southwestern VA,      Christiansburg, VA

Maryland Institute College of Art, Fibers Show, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art, Undergrad Juried Show, Baltimore MD

1999    Weber College, “What is Drawing?”, 0gden, UT

Maryland Institute College of Art, Foundation Show, Baltimore, MD



Gregory Wittkopp.  Hot House:  Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook.  Catalogue

2007 Cranbrook Art Museum  (Note: My work is featured on book cover flap.)

“Applause.”  The Roanoke Times, 13 Sept. 2007: Current 12.

Lindsay Key. “Radford Artist Paints Her Dreams.” The Roanoke Times 14 June 2007.

“Around the State/A Weekly Digest of Virginia News.”  The Richmond Times-

Dispatch 22 Oct. 2006: B4.

Risemberg, Rafael.  “Women Gone Wild – The Next Generation of Provocative Female

Artists.” 31 July 2006

Lancaster, Jake.  “Flavorpill: xy flavor.” Cultural Stimuli in NYC  Issue 324 2006

Sousanis, Nick.  “Cranbrook Degree Show.” 6 May 2005.


Hagen, Susan.  “Taste Treat.” 12 Dec. 2002.


Julie Lasky.  “Finding New Ways to Duck and Cover.” The New York Times 21 Feb.

2002: Currents: Fabrics 3.

“Aspiring Artists Show Their Stuff.”  The Roanoke Times 26 June 1998: NRV 13.

Monique Balas.  “Today a Passion, Tomorrow a Profession.”  The Roanoke Times 13

June, 1998: NRV 1.