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biographical info

Born April 7, 1954, Las Vegas, New Mexico.
capacities Self-taught visual artist, produce works in oils, and
acrylics on canvas and panel, mixed-media, graphics, printmaking, encaustics and framing.
business experience

2000 - 01 -- Operated my own studio/gallery, Emanations Studio Gallery, 112 W. San Francisco, Suite 213,
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
1995 - 88 -- Owned/operated retail art supply business, Taos Studio Connection.
1987- 78 --
Owned studio/gallery and art supply store, La Galeria de Colores.

commissions and awards

1999 -- Two mural panels, 4'6" x 9'6" & 6'2" x 19', Blue Corn Café, Albuq., NM
1997 -- Book cover, Being Real , by Bruce Scott … Book cover, The Desert is No Lady, U. of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ
1995 -- Color illustrations for The Disobedient Child, Ligature, Chicago, IL … Printmaking Fellowship, Tamarind Press, UNM, Albuq., NM
1992 -- Color illustrations for La Musica del Sol, Houghton-Mifflin, Boston, MA
1991 -- Best of Show, Hispano Art, NM State Fair, Albuq., NM
1989 -- Book Cover, Mas Que No Love It, by Jim Sagel
1988 --
Best of Show, Hispanic Arts Invitational, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos
1986 -- Invitation cover, Women's Day Exhibit, NMHU, Las Vegas, NM
1985 -- Hispano Chamber of Commerce Award for Community Service in the Arts … Best of Show, Vistas Artisticas, Armand Hammer World College, NM
1984 -- Rio Grande Institute Fellowship Grant
1983 -- Produced 30 black/white illustrations , La Jornada Obscura, by Junio Lopez
1982 -- Poster commission, Santa Fe Arts Council, NM


1999 -- Women Artists of Color, A Bio-Critical sourcebook to 20th Century Artists in the Americas, edited by Phoebe Farris, Greenwood Publishers

The Capitol's Art, by Richard Mahler, New Mexico Journey, July/Aug. issue

1996 -- Frontiers , A Journal of Women's Studies, VolXVIII, #3

Dimensions of Communication, Scott & Brydon, Mayfield Publishing

1995 -- The Desert is No Lady, documentary film, BBC & BYU

SBG Reading Program, Ligature, Chicago, IL
Museum News Magazine, Nov./Dec. issue
Gourmet News, Nov. issue

1991 -- The Albuquerque Journal, July Arts cover story
1991 -- The New Mexico Magazine, May issue, artist profile
1991 -- Nuestras Mujeres-Hispanas of New Mexico, 1582-1992, El Norte Publication

collections The State Art Capitol Collection, Santa Fe, NM
Santuario de Guadalupe Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
Various private collections through out the Usa, including New York, Chicago, California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma, Kentucky, New Mexico, Arizona, and Puerto Rico.
selected exhibits

2001 -- Las Malcriadas coloring out of the lines. Emanations Studio/Gallery, Santa Fe
2000 -- Nuevo Me-Xicanos, Magnifico, Albuq. Arts Festival, NM

Matriz Conferencia, El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM

1998 -- El Papel del Papel: the role of Paper: Affirmation and Identity in Chicano and Boricua Art, organized by the Guadalupe Cultural Center, San Antonio, TX, venues: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago, San Diego, San Antonio, to culminat e at the Hispanic Culture Center, Albuq. NM in 2001
1997 -- Cinco Pintoras, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM

Guadalupe III, Guadalupe Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1996 -- De Colores 4th Annual Exhibit, Albuq., NM

Women in the State of Grace, Onate Center, Espanola, NM
Hispanic Biennial, Visiones de la Vida, Agua y Tierra, MRM, Taos, NM
Cinco Pintoras, UNM Fine Arts Gallery, Albuq., NM

1995 -- Hispano Artists, Fine Arts Museum, Albuq., NM

Fall Arts Festival, invitational, Taos, NM
Crafting Devotions, Gene Autry Museum, Los Angeles, CA

1994 -- Artistas Contemporaneos de Nuevo Mejico, Guadalajara, Mexico

Hispanic Art, Stables Gallery, Taos Art Association, Taos, NM
Las Mujeres de la Tierra del Sol, Center for Southwest Research, UNM

1993 -- Imagines de la Fe, Taos Inn, Taos, NM

Voyeur - A show of the Erotic, Rod Goebel Gallery, Taos, NM
De Colores Gallery, Three person exhibit, Taos, NM
Nuestras Mujeres, Maxwell Museum, Albuq., NM

1992 -- Spring Arts Celebration, invitational, Taos, NM

NM State Fair Hispanic Exhibit, Albuq., NM
Aztlan '92, Gallery at the Rep., Santa Fe, NM

1991 -- Live from Taos, traveling exhibit, Design Center, Taos to Russel Senate Rotunda, Washington D.C., to Buffalo Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Mundo Mestizo, Two person exhibit, Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
Perspectives in Cultural Identity, One woman exhibit, Centinel Bank, NM

1990 -- Selections 90, College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Contemporary Hispanic Art in Northern New Mexico, Stables Gallery, Taos

1988 -- Spanish Arts Fair, Martinez Hacienda, Taos, NM

Hispanic Expressions of NM, Govenor's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Hispanic Artists Invitational, MRM, Taos, NM

1987 -- Frieda y Diego, Mi Raza Arts, Prairie Ave. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 -- Indo-Hispano/Nuevo Mejicano, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiqu, NM

La Feria Artistica , Albuq. Convention Center, NM
Vistas Artisticas, United World College, Montezuma, NM

1984 -- Artistas Indigenas, Doughtery Arts Center, Austin, TX

A Spirit Shared, NM Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM

1983 -- Chicana Voices and Visions, SPARC, Venice, CA

Cancion, One Woman Exhibit, La Galeria de Colores, Las Vegas, NM

1982 -- Motivos Sinceros, Guadalupe Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
1981 -- Native American/Hispanic Festival, IAIA, Santa Fe, NM
1979 -- La Cofradia, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1975 -- Fine Arts Juried Exhibit, NM State Fair, Albuq., NM