2448 Woodstock Ave Swissvale, Pennsylvania 15218



2015-2016            Teaching Artist Certificate Program U Arts, Philadelphia Pa.

1980-1983           Georgia State University, Major in Art History and Psychology

1984                     American College, Atlanta, Ga. Textiles

Ongoing                Self taught in papermaking, printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and metalworking


2013- current      Society For Contemporary Craft, Studio instructor papermaking, printmaking,                 paper clay sculpture, including  facilitation of  Creative Ageing and developmental disabilities programs

2013-current       Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Primary teaching artist (2015- current        Creative Citizens Studios, Lead T A , Adults with developmental disabilities           

2012-current      PCA, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Filmmakers’, Workshop/ Residency Instructor,

Teaching hand papermaking k-12 and seniors, with focus on recycling, printmaking and collage.

2012-current       Irma freeman Center for Imagination, summer camp instructor

2011-2016          Gateway To The Arts, Pittsburgh Pa.  Workshop/Residency Instructor,

2011-2015           Young Audiences of New York City, Workshop/ Residency Instructor,

2012-current         Lively Arts, Indiana University Pennsylvania,   Residency artist

2007-current        Camp Barney Mendetz, instruction in paper making, and screen printing, staff development ceramics and more.

1998-2011     Young Audiences of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Workshop/ Residency Instructor,(

2010-2011            Savanna College of Art , Atlanta, Educators in service

1990-2011            Cobb County, Ga. Teachers in-service, Artist at Schools Residency Program,K-12(

2007-2011           Kingfisher Academy, Art Specialist, Artist instruction k-8

2001-2011           Georgia Council for the Arts, Teaching Artist Roster, Residency artist  

2000-2011           Fulton County, AP.S. School Arts Program, Schools k-122000-2011      Stone Mountain Plantation, Stone Mt Ga. Historical Demonstration Artist,

                            Costumed traditional papermaking at plantation farm

1987-2001           Roswell Visual Art Center, Roswell Ga. Instructor,

Developed and instructed multi-media art classes. Planned and implemented special education programs and workshops for use in-house and community outreach.

1993-2001           Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville Ga.  Instructor, summer camp- facilitator

Teaching Summer Art Program and Special Education Programs

Special Interest Community Projects( see more about this in Special projects tab)

2016    WLHPQ, Worlds Largest Handmade Paper Quilt project, Society for Contemporary Craft

2015      Dashain, a time to fly kites, events in support  of immigrant communities, make and fly  kites,  Exhibit at ASSEMBLE, September 2015, programs thought Pgh.

2014 –current     RE-usa-palooza, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse @ Three Rivers Festival anchor children’s Activities,  hands on making with reclaimed materials

2013          Dia de Los Muertos  Pittsburgh  events in support of   Latino culture and traditions Pgh. Pa.  Sprout Grant Funded

2009-11     RE –Art Center Atlanta Arts fest, coordinator for hands on and collaborative repurposed art activities.

2004          Girl Scouts Of America, develop Hand papermaking “badge” instructions and requirements, “Girls Get Going, Making  Recycled Paper with the Paper Lady”

2002-2009 Atlanta Dogwood festival, kids Village, design and implementing activities including: Papermaking and “The Franken Pets Project” where kids learn to sew   decapitated stuffed animals together and create a new friends.

2003-2007    East Atlanta Village Strut, coordinator for this annual outdoor festival, included permits, sponsorship, grant writing, logistics, and artist market.


2015   3 Rivers Fest, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Fiber art Award , Pittsburgh Pa

2014   3 Rivers Fest, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Fiber art Award, Pittsburgh Pa

2010    MCAC( Magic City Arts Connection) ,Honorable mention, Birmingham AL

2009    Kentuck Fest, Best of Show, Tuscaloosa Al             

2009    Relationship Between Bees and Organic farmers, 2nd place, Statesboro, Ga.

2007    Atlanta Downtown Festival & Tour, Best in Show, Atlanta, GA

2007    36th Annual Cellular South Gum Tree Festival, First Place, Mixed Media, Tupelo, MS

2007    Blowing Rock Art in the Park, Honorable Mention, Blowing Rock, NC

2005    Georgia Art Educators Association, Art Educator of the Year, GA

2005    34th Annual Cellular South Gum Tree Festival, Purchase Award, Tupelo, MS

2002    Fulton County Arts Council Hambidge Center, Artist Residency, Dillard, GA

2001    30th Annual Cellular South Gum Tree Festival, Honorable Mention, Tupelo, MS

1999    Virginia Highlands Summer Fest, Best Recycled Art, Atlanta, GA

1999    Blowing Rock Art in the Park, Best in Show, Blowing Rock, NC


2016   Wilkinsburg Windows, Art Walk, Wilkinsburg Pa.

2016   Unbiased, Art Smith’s, Mt Lebanon Pa.

2016   Paper Quilts, Back stage Bar, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Pa.

2012-16, Bra Day Benefit for Breast Reconstruction, Pittsburgh Pa.

2015    Paper Dolls, Wearable paper clothing and more, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur Ga.

2015   BARK, JCC, Chattanooga TN

2014   Pittsburgh Fiber Arts Guild, PGH Fiber Arts Guild, Pittsburgh Pa.

2015   Little Big Show, Irma freeman center for Imagination, Pittsburgh Pa

2014   Automata, I.F. Center (curator), Pittsburgh Pa.

2012-14 Pittsburgh Artist Show,  I.F. Center, Pittsburgh Pa.

2012     Paper Quilts, Mercer University, Libraries, Traveling Show Macon, Valdosta, and Atlanta Ga.

2012    All My Wacky Ideas, a Traveling show not seen on TV, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham , Al. and   The Where?House, Pittsburgh Pa.    

2011-12 Deadacated, Crazy Mocha, Bloomfield Pa. and The Where?House, Pittsburgh, Pa.

2010     Decatur Fine Arts    Dana Fine Arts Center, Agness Scott College, Decatur Ga.

2010     Paper Quilts, Kentuck Museum, North Port Al.

2009     Georgia Artist exhibit, Abernathy Art Center, Sandy Springs, Ga.

2009     Automata Shado-Boxes , Karvanna, Decatur, Ga.

2009    Relationship between Bees & Organic Farmers, Averette Gallery   Statesboro, Ga.

2007    Seasons, Young Blood gallery, Atlanta Ga.

2007    Here come the Mermaids, Fish of Cut Bait Gallery, Edisto Island., SC

2007    Seven Deadly Sins with Seven Guilty Artists, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2006    Anatomy of a Bar Fly Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2006    100 Boxes, Sabra Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005    Tribute to Elvis, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2005    Art Soup Maitland Arts Center, Maitland, FL   

2004    Electric Oddities, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2004   Objects of Desire, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2001    Paperlicious, Traveling show Chef’s Garden/ Jake’s Ice Cream, Atlanta, GA

2000    Stories about Strangers, the Art Place, Marietta, GA         


Dana Fine Arts Center, Agness Scott College Decatur Ga.

Opelika Arts Center, Opelika, Alabama,

Eastern shores Art Center, Fairhope Alabama,

Christ Church Botanic Gardens,   Canterbury New Zealand

Naked Art Gallery , Birmingham Al.

Raiford Gallery, Roswell Ga. www.raiford

City Of Tupelo, Court House, Tupelo Mississippi,

American Museum of Folk Art, New Your City , NY.

Art-o-Mat Chapel Hill N.C. and worldwide


2016 , July ,Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “The World’s Largest Hand Made Paper Quilt”

2016 April, City Paper, Wedding Guide The Paper lady

2014, Edge To Edge, Grimsley, Meridith, Bird Girl, Paper Quilt#2.

2014 Table Magazine, “Paper with Purpose” Server, Jessica.

2012 Daniel Tigers Neighborhood, “Papel me Amigo, the Paper lady comes to El Escuelita!””

2011, Pittsburgh, By Pittsburgh Artist, Ali, Shelia,  “ Epheremial layers”

2009 Georgia Tec Alumni Magazine, “Pulp Fashion”, Ocerman Leslie,

2007 November, Georgia Magazine,” Georgia’s Unique products

2006 July, Porch Press,”Summer Art Camps in the Village” 2006 July Porch press,” Australia Comes to Cook El.

2004   Girl Scouts Of America, “Girls Get Going, Making Recycled Paper with the Paper Lady”

2005, HGTV, Crafters Coast to Coast, episode #11

2004 Black and White Magazine, “Feature on Electric Oddities”

                                       @ Naked Art Gallery”    Birmingham, Al

2003 Lark books, Weekend Crafter, “Waxed paper Wall sconce

2002 July, December, Atlanta Homes and Life styles Magazine, “Made Local”

2001 AJC, Living, “Artist for Art’s sake,

2000 Better Homes and Gardens, Weekend decorating projects,

        Handmade paper on walls

1999 American Craft, “The Paper Lady” , Janeiro, Jan

1999 January, Black and White Magazine, “Arts Round Up