November 23, 2017
Artist's Résumé

Exhibitions and Recognition

  • “Fiber Revolution” Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (September - November 2017)
  • “Threads Count - Textiles, Technology & Tales” Museum & Arts Center in Sequim - Dungeness (JURIED) (October - November 2017)
  • "Art at the Pointe" Art Show, Hartstene Pointe, WA (July 2017)
  • Northwind Arts Center (JURIED) Port Townsend, WA “ Showcase 2017” (March 2017-Dec. 2017)
  • “Surface Design at the Carnegie”, Port Townsend, WA (March 2017-June 16, 2017)
  • Bainbridge Island Studio Tour (JURIED) (Dec. 2016)
  • BARN at BAC (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts) (JURIED) (Nov. 2016)
  • Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour (JURIED) (August 2016)
  • Port Angeles, WA “National Parks Centennial Exhibit” Port Angeles Library (July 2016-Oct. 2016)
  • Columbia Bank, Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island (July 2016)
  • Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Exhibit (Jan. 2016-Oct.2016)
  • Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour (JURIED) (Dec. 2015)
  • Verksted Cooperative Art Gallery, (JURIED) Poulsbo, WA (May 2015-Feb. 2016)
    • "Artist of the Month" front window display, Verksted Gallery, Poulsbo, WA (Jan. 2016)
    • "Artist of the Month" Verksted Gallery, Poulsbo, WA (Nov. 2015)
    • "New Artist of the Month" Verksted Gallery, Poulsbo, WA (May 2015)
  • "Celebrating 20 Years Exhibition and Sale" (including three art pieces) at the Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (Sept., 2015)
  • Inclusion as featured artist in "Complex Threads," an electronic book published by the Center for Creative Arts. "Spirals at Play" is Donna’s fabric art piece presented in this eBook (Sept., 2015)
  • "Art at the Pointe Art Show" Hartstene Pointe, WA (July 2015)
  • Verksted Gallery, Poulsbo, WA "Featured New Artist of the Month" (June 2015)
  • Verksted Gallery (JURIED, Artist’s Cooperative Gallery), Poulsbo, WA (2015-present)
  • Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (Aug. 2014)
  • "For the Love of Books: Multi-Media and Hand Made," La Conner, WA (Oct. 2013)
  • "Art at the Pointe Art Show" Hartstene Pointe, WA (Aug. 2013)
  • "Complex Threads" (JURIED) Schack Art Center, Everett, WA (Jan. - Feb. 2013)
  • Solo Exhibition and Bainbridge Island Art Walk: Winslow Art Center, Bainbridge Island, WA (Oct. 2012)
  • Solo Exhibition: Virginia Mason Medical Clinic, Bainbridge Island, WA (June - Sept. 2012)
  • Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (2012)
  • Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2008)
  • Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2007)

Studies in Art, Design, and Textiles

  • "Research for Advanced Design" DIPLOMA IN DESIGN (Culmination of 8 years of full-time study): Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (2014)
  • "Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch" Certificate: Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (2012)
  • "Experimental Hand Stitch" Certificate: Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2009)
  • "Art and Design" Certificate: Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2008)
  • "Design and Experimental Machine Stitch" Certificate: Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2007)
  • "Experimental Machine Stitch" Certificate: Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2006)

Short Courses, Conferences, and Workshops

  • “Intermediate Frame Loom Weaving” Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (2017)
  • “Paper Making from Your Own Backyard” Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (2017)
  • “Paper Casting” Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (2016)
  • "Impressionistic Landscapes by Richard Box" Center for Creative Arts, La Conner, WA (2013)
  • "Transform and Adorn with an Embellishing Machine " Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2009)
  • "Essence of Nature Machine Stitch" Center for Creative Arts, Oak Harbor, WA (2009)
  • Surface Design Association (SDA) National Conference and workshops, Kansas City, KS (2010)
  • SDA and Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Conference and workshops, San Francisco, CA (2010)

Travel Focusing on Textiles and Art

  • Travel in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands (2017)
  • Travel in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, France and Netherlands visiting art and textile museums (2014-2015)
  • International Symposium on Textiles, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Netherlands and visiting art and textile museums (2013)
  • Travel in Paris visiting art and textile museums (2013)
  • "Glories of British Textiles," Gail Harker — England and France (2007)
  • Japanese Textiles, Jerry Saber study tour — Japan (2006)

Education

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Masters Degree in Comparative Literature
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Graduate studies in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, Bachelors Degree in English

Professional Awards

  • Fellow, Society for Technical Communication (National Award)
  • Jay Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching (National Award from Society for Technical Communication)
  • "Books of the Year Award" from American Journal of Nursing — Co-authored book with Donna Sheridan (2 editions) "How to Write and Publish Articles in Nursing"

Professional Background

  • Chair, Technical Communications Dept., De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
  • Instructor of Technical and Business Communications in scores of corporations and colleges in California
  • Owner of Writing Enterprises of Palo Alto, CA -- Seminars, workshops, professional writing and editing
  • Author of over 60 articles for publication
  • Developer and instructor of on-line classes in Writing for Publication and Technical Communications

Organizations and Memberships

  • Surface Design Association
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates
  • Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
  • Bainbridge Business Connections
  • Textile Arts Council (Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, CA)