Education
Sarah Lawrence College, 1979-80
New York University, 1980-83, B.A.(cum laude)
Montclair State University, 2003- 2008 M.A. Fine Arts (studio, ceramics)(Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Epsilon Lambda)
March/April 2012, Artist in Residency, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

Exhibitions
2017:
Peters Valley Craft Fair, Sussex County Fair Grounds, Augusta, NJ
Plates and Platters Nothing Else Matters, Long Beach Island Institute Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
Le Montclair Dix Redux, The French Institute Alliance Française, Montclair, NJ
Craftsmen at Work/Peters Valley: Bedwell Elementary School, Bernardsville, NJ
The Montclair 10 Redux, The Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway, Montclair, NJ
OUTRAGE: Artists Respond to the Election of Donald Trump, https://sites.google.com/site/outrageartistsrespondtotrump/

2016:
...like an Egyptian, Pierro Gallery, The Baird Center, South Orange, NJ
Viewpoints 2016, Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (Honorable Mention)
Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Sally D Francisco Exhibition Gallery, Layton, NJ
Visions from the Vanguard: New Works by MAM’s Creators and
Educators, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
The Montclair 10 Returns, The Gallery at Berkshire Hathaway, Montclair, NJ
Art Connections 12, The George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Sacred Spaces/Holy Places, Nails in the Wall Gallery at St Lukke's, Metuchen, NJ

2015:
The 26th Annual Small Works Show, Mikhail Zakin Gallery at the Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
The Montclair Ten, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Gallery, Montclair, NJ
3rd Clay & Glass Biennial Exhibition, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
Revelation/Revolution, Nails in the Wall Gallery at St Luke's, Metuchen, NJ

2014:
Art in nature, (invited artist) Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ
Informed by Fire, (invited artist) City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
The Immigration Issue (keynote speaker & exhibitor), Nails in the Wall Gallery at St Luke's, Metuchen, NJ
Held Against Our Will, T.A. Maloney Gallery, Morristown, NJ

2013:
PechaKucha at MAM,(selected speaker) The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Examining Process, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Full Circle, Studio Montclair, The Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

2012:
Holiday Art Party, Martha Evans Home Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Art & Craft Show, Homecorp, Montclair, NJ
Holiday Boutique, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Van Vleck House & Garden Holiday Boutique, Van Vleck House, Montclair, NJ
Fall Art Party, Martha Evans Home Gallery, Montclair, NJ
One Stream, Many Wells, Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ
Art Party at Martha & Pers, Martha Evans Home Gallery, Montclair, NJ
The Abstract Universe: Microcosm/Macrocosm, T.A. Maloney Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Art Connections 8, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Art of Illusion, Juried Exhibition, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
Annual Open Small Works Exhibition, NAWA Gallery, New York, New York

2011:
Holiday Show & Sale, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Greenwich Show House, Greenwich, Ct
A Perfect Fit, The Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, NJ
Eclectic Visions, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Art in the Garden, Montclair, NJ
Artful Living, Ashenfelter, Slous, McDonough & Trevenen LLP, Montclair, NJ
Studio Group Hidden Worlds, Watchung Art Center, Watchung, NJ
Rendering Green, SMI Virginia S Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Art Connections 7, George Segal Gallery,Montclair State University,Montclair, NJ

2010:
Inside the Magic Box, Ironworks Gallery, Orange, NJ
Holiday Show & Sale, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Small Works Show & Sale, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Spotlight on 3 NJ Artists, Semplice Home, Montclair, NJ
Art from the ashes for Deukmejian Park, Glendale, CA
Side by Side: Westheimers at Work, Imlay Fine Art, Montclair, NJ
Strong Women, Newark School of the Arts, Newark, NJ
Terra, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, NJ
Small Works for a Big Cause-Help Haiti, Brassworks Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Art Connections 6, George Segal Gallery,Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2009:
Art for Health Care Reform Online Exhibition, http://artforhealthcarereform.googlepages.com
Group Show, Kathy Imlay Fine Arts, Montclair, NJ
Solo exhibit, Supreme Bakery, West Orange, NJ
Uncharted Territories, Harvard Printing Company, Orange, NJ
A Pinch and a Dash, Mill Pond House Gallery, Saint James, NY
Spring Board, Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Art Connections 5, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2008:
With Friendship 2008, Seoul National University of Technology, Seoul, Korea
Art from the ashes, Cisco Home, Pasadena, California
Bridging the Space Between(panel speaker,)Montclair Public Library,Montclair,NJ
The Eclectic Eccentric Teapot, Baron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ
Jersey Shore Clay National 2008, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ
BFA/MA in Fine Arts Exhibition 2008, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Mixing it Up, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

2007:
Essex Exposed 5, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
Out of the East, Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ

2006:
2006 WAD Clay Institute Annual, Space 101 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Mixing it Up, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
2006 Art Connections, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

2005:
Jersey Shore Clay National 2005, m.t.burton gallery, Surf City, NJ

2004:
Art Market 2004, Montclair State University Art Galleries, Montclair, NJ
SMI Summer Salon, Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ
Portaits, Whippany JCC, Whippany, NJ
Studio Montclair Studio Tour, Clark House, Montclair, NJ
Studio Montclair Slide Night, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

2003:
Re-Cycle Re-Use, Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ (Peoples Choice award)
Studio Montclair Slide Night, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Permanent Installations
2003: Stations of the Cross Icons, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange, NJ
2004: Icon platter, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange, NJ

Retail Representation:
2012 to present: The Store & Gallery at Peters Valley, Layton, NJ
2012-2016: Martha Evans Home Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2010: Semplice Home, Montclair, NJ, Imlay Fine Art, Montclair, NJ

Publications/Videos
CLAY IN ART INTERNATIONAL, 2006-2007, "Imperfection in a Modern Age, Peter Callas, Abstract Expressionist" pgs 176-177, Kostas Tarkasis Publisher, Athens, Greece

Employment, etc
2017, 2014, 2012: Juror, Annual Scholastics Art & Writing Awards, Montclair Art Mus., Montclair, NJ
2017, 2016:  Instructor/demonstrating artist, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ
2017, 2016:  Juror:  Montville Mud All Ceramics Student Exhibition, Montville, NJ
2011 to present: Instructor, ceramics & glass, The Montclair Art Museum Yard School of Art, Montclair, NJ
2008 - present: Restoration Workshop founder/facilitator, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange, NJ
2011 to 2013: Instructor, alternative firing methods, Convent of the Sacred Heart School, New York, New York
2010: Demonstration Instructor, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
2009-2011: Volunteer artifact conservator, The Thomas Edison National Historic Park, West Orange, NJ

Press/Media
"Newly ordained Priests to receive religious effects from Our Lady of Lourdes" by Ward Miele, The Catholic Advocate, June 17, 2014 http://www.editions.us.com/catholicadvocate_0614/#1/z
"Applied Art. Center's Show Promotes Recycling" by Amanda Gerut, The Herald News, 7/13/03.
"Nomadic Museum to Camp on Pier for Three Months" by Hemmy So, The Villager, Vol 74, #39, 2/2-8, 2005. http://www.thevillager.com/vil_92/nomadicmuseum.html
"A Broken Plaque Sparks an Artist's Calling" by Ward Miele, The Catholic Advocate, 9/9/09. http://www.rcan.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.show&feature_id=1434
"New Jerseyans Revved on Electric Cars" by Claire Heininger, The Star Ledger, 9/14/08. http://nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/lisa_westheimer_calls_her_car.html
"Thomas Edison's Invention Factory in West Orange is Set to Reopen" by Phillip Read, The Star Ledger, 9/27/09.
http://nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/thomas_edisons_invention_facto.html
"Two Days for February 20," by Star Ledger Staff, The Star Ledger, 2/20/10.
http://blog.nj.com/2days/2010/02/twodays_for_february_20.html
"Area Artists Reflect on Sept. 11," The Montclair Patch, 9/9/11, by Carol Selman,
http://westorange.patch.com/articles/area-artists-reflect-on-sept-11
"Design in Depth: Beauty in the Details" New England Home Magazine, by Stacy Kunstel, October 19, 2011. http://blog.nehomemag.com/2011/10/design-in-depth-beauty-in-the-details/
"Design in Depth: The Grand Tour," New England Home Magazine, by Stacy Kunstel, November 2, 2011. http://blog.nehomemag.com/2011/11/design-in-depth-the-grand-tour/

Awards/Honor Societies
2008: Phi Kappa Phi
2007: Alpha Epsilon Lambda
2003: People's Choice Award, "Re-cycle, Re-Use," Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ

Memberships
NCECA, Member
The Potters Council, Member
Studio Montclair, Member,  Founder Art Critique Groups
Peters Valley Craft Center
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