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Born, Marshalltown, Iowa USA. 1957


1992   University of Wisconsin-Madison.  MFA in Art-Graphics. Focus on artist’s books and letterpress typography. Walter Hamady, Thesis Chair.


1991   Assigned State Fellowship. School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1990   WARF Fellow. Graduate College, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1982   The University of Iowa. MA in Printmaking. Mauricio Lasansky, Thesis Chair.

1979   The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  BA. Art, English. Honors Exhibition in Printmaking. Undergraduate Writers Workshop in Poetry. Teaching Certificate.

1978   University of Kent, Canterbury, England.  Summer symposium. Medieval World: Culture and Society. 

1975, 1976   South Bear School for the Arts, Highlandville and Decorah, Iowa. Summers. Poetry writing.


college teaching

1993-2001   University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Associate Professor/ Tenure. Head of Printmaking and Book Arts Areas, Studio Foundations Faculty, Art History Survey, Life Drawing.

1992-1993   East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Sabbatical replacement. Assistant Professor: Printmaking, Graphic Design, Intro to Design, Art History Survey.

1983-1985   Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. Adjunct Instructor: Perspective Drawing, Life Drawing, Freshman English.

1986-1990   Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa. (The faculty was unranked) Drawing, Design, Painting, Art Appreciation, Freshman English. Director, Ray Frederick Gallery. 


PICK UP STICKS. A restorative environmental art project in midcoast Maine. 2015 

Selfies in Tapestry: Slo Art in the Age of Quick. An international online project investigating the idea of creating selfie imagery in tapestry. 85 artists participating; 100+ contemporary tapestries shown. Blog administrator/editor/designer. 2014-present

CODA: Tapestry Art Today. A biennial on-line publication of the American Tapestry Alliance; digest of articles on contemporary international tapestry selected from Tapestry Topics, ATA’s quarterly newsletter. Dorothy Clews, editor. Designer/editorial assistant. 1st edition, Nov. 2013. Click the 2nd listed item (“CODA 2013”) on the page link below:

Shape Shifting: Transformations in the Art of the Book.  Curated/directed a national touring exhibit that traveled to 12 venues throughout the USA. Published accompanying catalog/slide sets for use as teaching materials; sales supported Art scholarships at University of Northern Colorado. Multiple intramural granting sources. 1996-1999

Eva Prima Pandora. Designed and created set, costumes and props for Wellspring Dance Collaborative. Funded by Michigan Council on the Arts. 1984  

Artists Books Traveling Exhibition. Curator/director/exhibit designer. Traveled to 10 venues in Michigan and Ohio. Funded by Michigan Council on the Arts. 1984-1985


current activity 

smoke_Margaret Sunday, 2017

Printmaker in Residence. Show Case Art Center, Greeley, Colorado. 2017-present

Co-monitor. ATA-Talk, the members’ forum of the American Tapestry Alliance. Volunteer. 2016-present


for more information, see: Recent Exhibitions, Reviews and Mentions, and Biography

images: Rock Garden for Sue Ping (detail), 2013; Smoke (detail), 2017, improvisational tapestry, synthetic and natural fibers, Margaret Sunday.
photography: John Blake