Independent Workshops through the Open Studio, LLC, Self-organized Encaustic Monotype and Encaustic Painting Workshops for artists, Santa Fe and Ghost Ranch, NM  2012 – 2015

International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA 2014 Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ 2012 Encaustic Center, Dallas, TX



Panel Participant: Encoding and Decoding our Work, Sixth International Encaustic Painting Conference, Provincetown, MA
Encaustic Monotype Workshop, Sixth International Encaustic Painting Conference, Provincetown,  MA


Encaustic Monotype Printmaking Workshop, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, Wyoming


Studio 2112, CA. Encaustic Monotype Workshops, Oakland, CA

Encaustic Monotype Printmaking Workshop, Studio 2112, West Oakland, CA
Panel Participant: Teaching Encaustic. International Encaustic Artists Advance/Retreat, San Francisco, CA
Demonstration of Encaustic Monotypes, Fourth International Encaustic Painting Conference, Beverly, MA


Encaustic Monotype Workshop, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY. Encaustic Monotype Workshop, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ Demonstration of Encaustic Printmaking, Third National Encaustic Painting Conference, Beverly, MA
New Mexico Wax, Lecture and Demonstration, Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe


Encaustic Painting Class, Toscana Americana Workshops, Cortona, Italy
Lecture, Demonstration, Exhibition. VCCA / Moulin a' Nef, Auvillar, France
Demonstration of Encaustic Printmaking, Second International Encaustic Painting Conference, Beverly, MA


Demonstration of Encaustic Printmaking, First International Encaustic Painting Conference, Beverly, MA


International Encaustic Artists Association, Master Classes in Encaustic Printmaking, Novato, CA
Visiting Artist, Encaustic Printmaking, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, LA
Dorothy Gardner Studio, Encaustic Monotype Workshops. Co-taught with Dorothy Furlong-Gardner in Folsom, LA.

2005 - 2009

Independent Self-organized workshops, taught Encaustic Monotype Printmaking and Encaustic Painting/Collage for professional artists, Ghost Ranch, NM


University of New Mexico, Visiting Artist Workshop, Taught classes in encaustic for summer college program at UNM D.H. Lawrence Ranch, Taos, NM.


Chautauqua Institution, School of Art, Visiting Artist. Taught Encaustic Monotype Printmaking to graduate and college level students. Chautauqua, NY.


Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Education Program, Santa Fe. Encaustic Monotype workshop for the O’Keeffe Museum’s Girls' Development Art Program.


Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe. Workshops in Encaustic Monotype Printmaking for professional artists.
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM, Encaustic Printmaking I.  Developed course content, curriculum  and taught college level course in Encaustic  Monotype Printmaking.



1999-2001     Adjunct Assistant Professor for Drawing/Painting, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Drawing III, Painting I and II. 
2000             Visiting Artist, Chautauqua Institution, School of Art, Chautauqua, NY. 
1998             Lecturer, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM. Drawing I, Drawing II, and Encaustic Printmaking I. Developed course content and the first college level curriculum for Encaustic Monotype Printmaking.
1989-1996     Professor of Painting and Drawing, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Painting I-IV, Drawing I-III and Independent Study in Painting and Drawing.    
1989‑1990     Lecturer/Visiting Artist, The College of Santa Fe. Painting I, II, IV and Two‑D Design. 
1986‑1989     Artist in Residence, New Orleans Public Schools, New Orleans, LA.  (K-6)  Planned with classroom teachers and led activities that integrated visual art, art concepts, art history, and classroom subjects. 
1985-1986     Artist in Residence in Special Education, K-8, Jefferson Parish Public Schools, Jefferson, LA..
1985‑1988     Art Instructor/Lead Teacher, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. 
1985-1988     Lead Art teacher, New Orleans Museum of Art Summer Arts Camp, New Orleans, LA
1983‑1985     Teaching Assistant, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. (Instructor of Record) Drawing I, Two‑D Design, Graphic Design.
1978‑1983      Art Teacher (Secondary Schools), New Orleans Public Schools, New Orleans, LA.  
1996-1997      Artist’s Personal Process Classes, The Open Studio, Santa Fe, NM. Developed curriculum and taught classes designed to foster creativity, new ideas, and a personal direction in making art.
1981-1983      Inservice Workshops, High School Art Teachers, New Orleans Public Schools. 
1986-1989      Inservice Workshops, Elementary School Teachers, New Orleans Public Schools. 
1985              Inservice Workshops, Special Education Teachers, K-8, Jefferson Parish Public Schools. 


Moulin a’ Nef,  Auvillar, France, 2008
Fine Arts Lecture Series, State Capital Museum, Olympia, WA, 2003
First Thursdays Artists’ Lectures, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, 2003
Dialogue Among Peers, Santa Fe Council for the Arts, Santa Fe, 2001
Faculty Series, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, 2000
The First Biennial Artists’ Materials Expo, Santa Fe, 2000
Art Faculty Lecture Series, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, 1998
Friends of Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Univ. of New Mexico, Gallup, 1998
“The Founding Artists of Taos and Santa Fe”, Santa Fe Tours, Santa Fe, 1998
Museo ItaloAmericano, San Francisco,1995
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, 1993
College of Santa Fe, 1989
University of New Orleans, 1988
New Orleans Women’s Caucus for Art, 1988
University of Denver, 1986, 1987




Established and administered The Open Studio, an independently run artists’ space dedicated to creating empowering opportunities for artists though exhibitions and innovative teaching and learning.