3296 photos, 7 videos

I grew up in Germantown, Maryland where I once viewed a sunset and learned that crayons didn’t capture the beauty that I tried to recreate. If only I had had a camera. My interest in the art field began at an early age while studying ballet. I began interpreting the world through the lens of a camera while I was a teenager and obtained a B.F.A. in photography from Shepherd University. After college I spent five years employed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2000 I received an M.S. in Elementary Education from Radford University work with students in the Frederick County Public School system.

Currently I have been working on a project called 52Frames, which is a weekly on-line photo challenge designed to guide the photographer though creative and technical challenges on a weekly basis. I have participated in all the challenges presented so far, beginning in January of 2014. The different themes have pushed me to create images and focus on developing my portfolio as well as involve my family and friends in the artistic process.


About
Education:
B.F.A. Photography, Shepherd University, 1994

M.S. Elementary Education, Radford University, 2010


Recent Awards:
First Place Landscape at the Waterford Fair Juried Photo Exhibit (Oct 2014)


Second Place and Honorable Mention for two photographs at the Waterford Fair Juried Photo Exhibit (Oct 2013)

Second Place and Honorable Mention two photographs at the Waterford Fair Juried Photo Exhibit (Oct 2011)

Second Place for Best Art Display, Art at the Point (Sept 2011)

Third Place for Historical American Buildings at the Waterford Fair Photography Exhibit (October 2008)


Exhibits & Projects
Photos exhibited 2010-2016:
Member of the Photo Community Fifty-Two Frames 2014-Current (without missing a week)
Frederick County Public Library, Point of Rocks, MD (November 2015-Feb 2016)
Photofusion Gallery, London, England (March 2014)
The Delaplaine Center of Arts, Frederick, MD (2011)
The Artist's Gallery, Frederick, MD (2010)
Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Art at the Point Art Festival, Point of Rocks, MD (2010-2013)


Volunteer Photographer for the 2012, 2013, 2014 Annual 5K Roaring Lion Run Fundraiser

Participated in the Barnstormers of Frederick County Tour, June 2012

Photo chosen as one of the top 2008 Potomac River Watershed Cleanup Photos

Postcards, stationery and prints of Point of Rocks Postcards benefit the Point of Rocks Ruritan Club (2005-2010)

Exhibited in six Smithsonian Institution staff exhibits (1995-1998)

Exhibited in three Shepherd College exhibits (1991-1994)