Artists Bio


Work published: The Artistic Touch I,II, III, IV, V, and VI by Chris Unwin-Encyclopedia of Living Artists
Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, World Women
Juror and Lecturer – Eastside Association Fine Art, Mercer Island Visual Arts League, National
League American Artists & Pen Women, West Coast Paper
Lecturer – Women Painters of Washington, Bellevue Art Museum, NW Watercolor Society
President and Director – The La Veta School of the Arts, La Veta, CO
Post-graduate Study – Elaine deKooning, Pt. Townsend, WA, 1978
BA Fine Art – University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1977, with “honors and highest distinction”
BS Education – University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1963

Selected Exhibition Awards and Highlights:

1958 – Kansas State Fair, juried “First Place” , Hutchinson, KS
1984 – Western Washington State Fair, juried 1 “Honorable Mention”, Puallup, WA
1987 – King County Arts Commission, juried solo, Seattle, WA
1987 – PACCAR, invitational solo, Bellevue, WA
1988 – LewAllen Fine Art, juried, Santa Fe, NM
1990 – Prescott International, juried “First Place”, Prescott, AZ
1993 – Snowgrass Art Institute, group juried “Second Place”, Cashmere, WA
1994 – Snowgrass Art Institute, group juried, “People’s Choice” Cashmere, WA
1995 – Montana Institute of the Arts, group juried, “Merit Award ”, Butte, MT
1995 – Westcoast Paper Semi-Annual, Honorary Juried, Kirkland, WA
1995 – The Artistic Touch, juried by the author Chris Unwin
1996 – Lamar University, group juried, Beaumont, TX
1996 – Eastern New Mexico University, group juried, “ Second Place”, Portales, NM
1996 – Eastern Oregon St. College, group juried,“Honorable Mention”, LaGrande,OR
1997 – The Encyclopedia of Living Artists, juried by Artnetwork
1997 – The Artistic Touch 2, juried by the author Chris Unwin.
1998 – Los Angeles Art Expo, invitational group, Los Angeles, CA
1999 – The Artistic Touch 3 – jurored by the author Chris Unwin
2000 – National Juried 2000, “Third Place”, Greeley, CO
2003 – The Encyclopedia of Living Artists, juried by Artnetwork.
2003 – Studio and Gallery Magazine – half page review, Nov-Dec issue page 19, New York, NY
2004 – Artis Spectrum – vol.12, half page review page 28 – New York , NY
2005 – Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall – solo invitational – Taipei, Taiwan
2006 – Guests Gallery – online “2006 Nat’l Art Show “Most Voted for Abstract Artist”
2006 – Upstream People Gallery – 5th Annual Online- group juried bold color -Omaha, NE
Special Recognition Merit Award
2007 – Talas Show, Best of Mixed Media, juried group, Trinidad, CO
2007 – SPACe – Featured Artist – La Veta, CO
2008 – Talas Show – juried group – Best of Mixed Media -Trinidad, CO
2008 – NY Arts – Beijing, group invitational – Beijing Olympics, Beijing, China
2008 – World Art Media for the Olympics -NY Arts – group invitational, Beijing, China
2009 – Talas Show – juried group – Best of Show – Trinidad, CO
2009 – Artrom Gallery – Asian Inspired Online – Second Place – group juried – Rome, Italy
2009 – Upstream People’s Gallery, Annual Color group juried Special Recognition, Omaha, NE
2010 – The Artistic Touch 4, juried by the author Chris Unwin
2011 – SPACe, group juried, Second place-People’s Choice – La Veta, CO
2011 – Gallery & Studio Magazine, NYC review p22
2012 – The Artistic Touch 5, jurored by the author Chris Unwin
2012 – Sangre de Cristo Art Center, group invitational, Pueblo, CO
2012 – Upstream People’s Gallery, juried International competition, Special Recognition, Omaha, NE
2014 – SPACe- group invitational – People’s Choice – La Veta, CO
2014 – The Artistic Touch 6 – jurored by the author Chris Unwin
2015 – Talas, juried group Honorable Mention, Trinidad, CO
2018 – Capitol Show at SPACe Gallery -group invitational Second Place juried – La Veta, CO