Exhibit History

• 2017 – Display of framed art prints at Red Elm Cafe, Tacoma WA
• 2010 – 2014, 253 Collective, A display of artwork in a retail gallery space, Tacoma WA
• 2009, EXPOSED, The Unique History of African American Pioneers Evergreen State College Olympia Campus, Olympia WA
• 2008, EXPOSED, The Unique History of African American Pioneers Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus, Tacoma WA
• 2005, Solo Exhibit with Jazz, African American Museum, Tacoma WA
• 1998, 2000, Coalition of African American Artist Northwest Group Exhibit, Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA
• 1999, Group Showing, Festival Sundiata, Seattle WA
• 1999, Ethnic Fest, A Celebration of Cultures, Exhibit Booth, Tacoma WA
• 1999, Art on the Ave., 6th Ave. Art & Culture Fair, Exhibit Booth, Tacoma WA
• 1999, Tacoma’s Farmers Market, Summer Marketplace Art Exhibit, Tacoma WA
• 1999, Solo Exhibit, Starbucks Coffee, Tacoma WA
• 1999, Gallery Showing, JasLeRob Gallery, Tacoma WA
• 1994, Opus De Artes, First Annual African American Showcase, Tacoma WA
• 1992, Student Show, The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle WA

• 1993, Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design & Painting (Visual Communications), Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle WA

Public Art & Community Involvement
• 2016 – 2017, Lincoln District Revitalization project, Intersection Mural project development and design, Tacoma WA
• 2010, City of Tacoma Mural Training Program, Firn Hill Mural at 84th and Park (Collaboration), Tacoma WA
• 2009, 2010, A Call To Conscious, PowerPoint Presentation African American Pioneers, Tacoma WA
• 2008, Showcase Tacoma, Painting Demonstration & Community Public Art Project Tacoma WA
• 2008, Art on the Ave, Street Mural, “The Great Octopus”, Tacoma WA
• 2000, 2001, Coalition of African American Artist Northwest, Group Exhibit, Seattle Airport Glass Showcase, Seattle WA
• 1966-Present, City of Tacoma Collection, Mobile Mural (Collaboration), Tacoma Municipal Bldg., Tacoma WA
• 1994, Poetry & Art Exhibit, Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma WA
• 1994, Washington’s African American Pioneers, African American Museum, Tacoma WA

Published Work / Articles
• Feb.- March 2011, South Sound Magazine article, Tacoma WA
• 2004, Featured Article, Bates Student Schedule, Local Artist on Display, Tacoma WA
• 2001, TBN Public Report; Arts and Education with host George Pettingel, Federal Way WA
• 1998, A Special Celebration of Black History Month 50-50 with Dorothy Wilhelm, Tacoma WA
• 1996, Sound Life Feature Article, Tacoma News Tribune, The African American Museum by Cary Smith, Tacoma WA
• 1996, Tracing Shadows, Full Blown, Published Poem
• 1993, Poetry Book Cover, The Color To Be, Tacoma WA

Awards / Certificates
• 2011, Career and Technical Education Certification, Computer Technology
• 1995, Certificate of Appreciation, The African American Museum, Tacoma WA
• 1992, Certificate of Merit, The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle WA
• 1992, Merit Scholarship, The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle WA

• 2002-Present, Pacific Christian Center Church, Graphic Design, Website Design and Development, Tacoma WA
• 2013-2015, Tacoma Art Group, Graphic Design, Website Customization and Development, Tacoma WA
• 2008-2013, Tacoma South Puget Sound MESA, Volunteer at MESA Day, Career in Visual Communications Classroom Presentations, Tacoma WA
• 1997, Tacoma Arts Commission, Commissioner, Tacoma WA
• 1997, Arts Together Multicultural Association, Graphic Designer, Tacoma WA

Related Experience
• 2016, President, (PTE) Professional Technical Employees Association of Bates Technical College
• 11/2016, NEA Delegate and Presenter, Education International Further and Higher Education and Research Conference in Accra, Ghana, Nov. 12 – 19
• 2015-2016, Graduate, National Education Association Emerging Leadership Academy
• 2004-Present, Graphic Designer, Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA
• 2002-1998, Various positions in Graphic Design, Print Production and Multi Media, Tacoma WA

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