Artist

Papermaker and photographer, working with natural fibers and botanical objects to create handmade paper compositions. I work out of Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, an innovative “green ­built” studio in Floyd, VA near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Exhibits & Honors

2011 New River Art, 11th Biennial Juried Exhibition, Jacksonville Center, Floyd VA. Nadine Allen Memorial Award

2011 Marginally Floyd, part of Marginally Roanoke, Roanoke, VA.

2010 Inside / Out, Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Floyd, VA.

2010 First is our Home, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA., People’s Choice Award for “Rebirth”

2010 Featured Artists, Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd, VA.

2010 All this I Am, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA., Ise Williams Award for “Abandonment”

2007 The Journey Continues, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA.

2007 Faces of the Fallen, Women’s Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

2007 The Journey Continues, Tai Sophia Institute, Columbia, MD

2006 The Journey Continues, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA.

2005 Fibers of Memories, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD.

2005 Annual Study Abroad Show, Georgia Alumni Association, Atlanta, GA

2004 Annual Study Abroad Show, Cortona, Italy

2003 Annual Study Abroad Show, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Workshops & Community Outreach

2011 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Biannual workshop series in paper making, pulp painting and bookbinding, Floyd, VA.

2010 Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Papermaking and alternative photography Instructor for after school program, Floyd, VA

2010 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Biannual Papermaking Workshop, Floyd, VA

2010 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Biannual Bookbinding Workshop, Floyd, VA

2010 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Pulp Painting Workshop, Floyd, VA.

2010 Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Paper Making and Botanical Embedding Demonstration, Floyd, VA.

Professional

Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd, VA., Owner and Partner

Sarvisberry Studio and Gallery, Floyd, VA., Owner and Artist ­in ­residence

Gibson Creative, Washington, D.C., Founder and President of this award winning design and communications studio (1985­2001)

Institute for Policy Studies; Youth Project Foundation; and the Highlander Center, Development Consultant (1981­1985)

White House Office of Consumer Affairs, Carter Administration, production and editorial consultant for Self Help Guide on the Basic Necessities: ­housing, energy, food and health care (1979­1980)

US Department of Agriculture; Deputy Director of Community Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Produced “The Structure Of Agriculture” (1980­1981)

East 11th Street Movement, New York City, Community development projects in housing, alternative energy and a community garden (1976­1978)

Atlanta Public Schools, art teacher (1973­1975)

Board Experiences

Handmade Papermaking Magazine, Board of Trustees, current

Round the Mountain, Steering Committee and Member Artist, current

SustainFloyd, Board of Trustees, current

Clean Air/Cool Planet, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, current

Taubman Museum of Art, Board of Trustees

University of Georgia, School of Art, Board of Advisors

Duke University Nasher Museum, Friends Advisory Board

Duke University Nasher Museum, Campaign Development Board

Moscow Studio, Handprint International Workshop Board

Pyramid Atlantic, Board of Directors /Advisory Board

Corcoran Museum of Art and College of Art and Design, Co­-Chair, Board of Trustees, Chair of College of Art and Design Board of Advisors

Washington Project for the Arts, Board of Directors, Board Chair

Education

University of Georgia (BS Ed., 1972), photography and art education

Studies Abroad Program in Art, Cortona, Italy (1971)

Georgia State University/University of Georgia (1974­5), post­graduate work in printmaking, papermaking and photography