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  • Creativity & Inspiration by Symbol; Theme: Gathering of Artists, Aug, Oct, 2022
  • JoCo Library Writers Conference, Place & Power in Narrative Poetry; Chatting about Chapbooks , Nov 2022
  • Kids: Doorway to Story Workshop Joco Library Writers Conference, Overland Park, KS 2021
  • JoCo Library Writers Conference, Write-In Host & Short Fiction Inspirations from Symbols & the Subconscious, Nov 2021
  • Artist Talk, Art on the Line, KC StreetCar Art Tour, Sept 23, 2020
  • Y.U.R. Interesting Narrative Poetry Workshop, KC, MO Aug 2020
  • Doorway to Story, Foster Grandparents Reconciliation Services, KC, MO April 2020
  • Poetry is Reasonable, International Poetry Day, Oasis Group, Kansas City, MO, March 2020
  • Studio Artist Life, KC Art Lounge, Jan Jensen Artists, Dec 2020
  • Into the Light: Dark Poems, River Front Reading Series, KC, MO Nov. 2020
  • Featured Poet Reading, Visual Auditory and Literary Arts, 2020
  • Hands Out: Five ways to revise a poem Joco Library Writers Conference, KS, Nov.2020
  • Long Story Short: short stories Joco Library Writers Conference, KS 2020
  • Short Fiction Author Panel Discussion: Mid Continent Public Library Story Center, Liberty, MO 2020
  • Kids: Doorway to Story Workshop Joco Library Writers Conference, KS 2020
  • Dream Journaling and DreamWork, Online Workshops, KC, MO April 2020
  • Creative Practice for Artists, InterUrban ArtHouse Spring 2020
  • Kids Creative Writing & Imagination Workshops, MidContinent Public Library, 2020
  • Writing for Joy: Poetry Workshops, National Poetry Month, Online, April 2020
  • Third Thursday Write-in Workshop, Steel's Used Books, Writers in Residence, Gladstone, MO 2020
  • Oil painting Glazing, Artist & Craftsman Jan 26, 2019
  • First Page Reads, Johnson County Library Writers Conference, Shawnee, KS 2019
  • Publishing and Writing, New Mark Middle School, KC, MO 2019
  • Storytelling without words, Kansas City Boys Choir Music Camp, 2019
  • Advice for Teen Editors of Elementia Magazine, JoCo Library, KS 2019
  • Publishing and Writing, New Mark Middle School, KC, MO 2019
  • Freedom to Create, MidAmerica Nazarene University Library, Olathe, KS. 2019
  • Creativity, Gathering of Artists, DesignWerx, North Kansas City, MO 2019
  • Artists Talk, KC Artists Coalition, 2019
  • Faith & Art, Beggars Table Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2018


  • Threads: Your Story Here, Metropolitan Community College, Carter Art Gallery, Feb 2023
  • Found Objects Show, Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO 2022
  • Wearable Art, BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2020
  • #HoldFast, KCAC, River Market KC, Mo March 2019
  • InterPortrait Show, ​BG Gallery Gestalt Space, Santa Monica, CA August 2018
  • IASD Annual Conference, Rolduc Center, Netherlands, July 2019
  • Her, Who does she think she is? InterUrban Art House, KC, MO March- April 2019, 2020
  • Wings, Winging It Art Gallery, Boise, Idaho, August 2019
  • Plug Projects Night, WestBottoms, KC, MO, July 2019
  • Solar Girl Juried Art Show, Drugstore Gallery, KC, MO March 2019
  • Interportrait Show, ​BG Gallery Gestalt Space, Santa Monica Los Angeles, CA August 2018
  • Angels Wild and Winsome, Nails on the Wall Gallery Metuchen, NJ 2018
  • Champagne & Chocolate, Living Arts Center, Tulsa, OK 2017
  • Bloom, Resilience & KCAC Member Shows,​ Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO 2018
  • Hands That Heal, InterUrban ArtHouse, KS Feb-March 2018


  • Artist Award, Parade of Hearts, Kansas City, MO 2022
  • Poet Faculty for In Our Words- Youth Poetry in Public Schools and Annual Publication 2021-2022, The Writers Place, KC, MO 2022
  • Faculty Grant for Pilot Course to explore use of new online tool, Kritik for Peer Review, MCC MapleWoods, KC, MO 2022
  • Project Partner, Greenville University, Univ 401 Business Partner for Service Practicum Capstone Class UNIV 401,May 2021
  • 2020 Rocket Grant, Emergency Grant, Charlotte Street Foundation KC, MO 2020
  • Kansas Leadership Center, #KSBeatsTheVirus Grant, KCKCC Dec 2020
  • Urban Business Growth Initiative Grant, Elevation Lab, UMKC, 2019
  • ENGAGE KC, MAAA, Mesner Puppet Theater, KC, MO, 2018
  • Ernest Hartmann Student Research Award, IASD, Berkeley, CA, 2014
  • Kansas City Japan Festival, Haiku Contest Winner KC, MO, 2014
  • Pollock Foundation Grant (to Design a Reggio Inspired Preschool Art Studio/ Atelier), HACC Harrisburg, PA 2006


  • Curator, Marketing Dir, Cofounder, Paper Birch Gallery, KC, MO​ 2015-2016​
  • Artist in Residence, asst. curator, Grantham BIC, PA, 2005-2007
  • Bethel Seminary Volunteer Curator, Founding Gallery, Bethel U, St. Paul, MN 2002-2003
  • Assistant Curator Internship, Auginbaugh Gallery, Messiah College 1998-2000
  • Catalog Internship, Oakes Museum of Natural History, Summer 1999


  • Like the Dawn, Grover Gallery, OP, KS Feb 2023
  • Deep Prayer, Elim Art Gallery, Elim Church Minnapolis, Minnesota Jan-April 2023
  • Folk Tales, JoCo Library, Shawnee, KS, May 2022
  • Deep Prayer, Grantham Gallery, Grantham BIC, Harrisburg, PA Aug 2022
  • Folk, Homers Coffee, OP, KS Sept. 2021
  • Intensions, Copaken & Brooks, Now Showing ArtsKC, Aug to Oct 2021
  • Rise Over Run, Haas and Wilkerson, Now Showing ArtsKC, February-April 2021
  • Flame of Hope, MidAmerican Nazarene University Library, September 2019
  • Peace and Love, Wellness Wheel, KC, MO September 2019
  • Sail to the Sun, George Schlegel Gallery Roeland Park, KS July 2019
  • Freedom to Create, Eastbrook Gallery, Gladstone, MO May 2019
  • Morning Day Show, Liberty on the Square, MO January 2019
  • Dwelling, Beggars Table Gallery, Crossroads, KC, MO August-September 2018
  • Fire by Night​, 504 Gallery, Kansas City, MO June 2018
  • Knots, Jenson Chiropractic, KC crossroads, November 2017
  • NeoPop Art: ArtsKC Now Showing, KC University of Medicine, Summer 2017


  • "Your Story Here" Installation, Carter Gallery, MCCKC, Kansas City, MO, Feb-March 2023
  • Glorious Days: Marcia Streepy Retrospective Overland Park, KSInterUrban ArtHouse May 2021
  • Audacity: The March to Women's Rights, KCKCC Gallery, Fall 2020
  • Iron District Mural, NKC, MO 2019
  • Scraps KC, Revision Fashion show, 2019
  • Oak Street Mansion Welcome Mural, Kansas City, MO 2019
  • Black and White Art Show, Paper Birch Landing, Kansas City 2017
  • 50-year Anniversary Mural, Lippert Mechanical, KC, MO 2016
  • Grafik, Street Artists Show in honor of poet laureate Juan Phillipe Herrera, Curating for the Writers Place, Express Gallery, KC, MO 2016
  • Small Loves Juried Art Show, Paper Birch Landing Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2016
  • Hands of Hope, Kid’s Oncology Installation, Lung & Lymphoma Society, KC, MO 2012


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