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Areas of Experience and Skill

• Ceramics, fiber and mixed-media sculptor

• Curator

• Art Instructor

• Gallery Director

• Exhibit Jurying and Design

• Regional Arts Planning

Recent Exhibitions

10th Annual Icon Juried Show, Lynn Hanson Gallery, April 4th - 27th, 2024

SAM Gallery 50th Anniversary Celebration Show, Seattle Art Museum, 11/1/23 - 12/3/23

The Miniature Show, Vashon Center for the Arts, 12/2/22 - 12/24/22

Pluralism, Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), 11/3/22 - 1/21/23

Tangle, Solo Show, Shift Gallery, TK Building, 9/1/22 - 10/1/22

Shifting Gears, Group show, Shift Gallery, TK Building, 7/7/22 - 7/20/22

Art of the Garden, Schack Art Center, 6/23/22 - 7/27/22

COCA Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, 6/2/22 - 7/9/22

Schacktoberfest,  Schack Art Center, Everett, September 23-November 6, 2021

Friendship, A Collaborative Installation with Marita Dingus, Window Gallery at Shift,  September 2 -October 2, 2021

Icon, 8th Annual Juried Show, Lynn Hanson Gallery, September 2-September 25, 2021

Solace, Shift Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building,  Solo show,  June 3 - June 26, 2021

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, Shift Gallery,  August 1 -30, 2021

Facetime, William Traver Gallery, 2 collaborative pieces with Marita Dingus in her show, November 9 , 2020 - January 9, 2021

Bounce, Shift Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building,  Group show,  November 16 - December 19, 2020

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, Shift Gallery,  August 1 -30, 2020

Theatrics Scene  3,  Shift Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building,  3 person show, August 6 -29, 2020

M. David & Company, Brooklyn, on Artsy, Selections from Shift Gallery, May 15 - June 15, 2020

20/20 Vision, Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), March 5 - June 20, 2020

Theatrics, Shift Gallery , Tashiro Kaplan Building, 4 person show, January 2 - February 1, 2020

Front Room Gallery at Juan Alonso Rodriguez Studio, November, 2019

Motherland, Center on Contemporary Art, March 7 - April 20, 2019

Creativity Persists, Center on Contemporary Art, April 26 - May 26, 2018

Darks and Lights,: Seattle Art Museum Gallery, October 19--November 18, 2017

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auction, June 8 and 9, 2017

Guest Shed Gallery, Group Show, June 9 and 10, 2017

Travelers, Invitational show, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, 9/8/16 – 10/6/16

On Hold, Two person show, Guest Shed Gallery, 9/24/16 – 9/25/16

Previous Exhibitions (selected)

Art Swap, Invitational show, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA 

Image and Impression: A Community of Printmakers, WA State Convention Center

Many Visions, Seattle Pacific University Art Center Gallery, Seattle, WA

Dolls and Monsters, Invitational show, Bumbershoot Art Festival, Seattle, WA

Celebrations – The Art of the Book, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Artwork for AIDS, Seattle, WA

The Artist in the Art: Self Portraits, Bumbershoot Art Festival, Seattle, WA

Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, Juried by Benny Andrews

Solo Show, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, WA

Culinary Arts, Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA

A Decade of Celebration, Invitational Show, Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT

International Academy of Ceramics Exhibition, Invitational Show, Portland, OR

First Annual Regional Invitational Ceramics Exhibition, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

Northern Rockies Clay, three-state juried travelling exhibition

First and Second Annual Fall Invitational Show, Missoula Museum for the Arts

Three Person Porcelain Show, Missoula Museum of the Arts

Crafts Northwest, invited representative of Montana, “Confabulation” and Exhibit, Oregon School of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR

Invitational Clay Show, Hockaday Center of the Arts, Kalispell, MT

Solo show, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT

Invitational Show, Missoula Museum of the Arts 3rd Anniversary Show

Lake Superior Biennial International Juried Craft Show, Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN

Crafts Now, Annual National Crafts Show, Coos Museum, Coos Bay, OR

Invitational Mixed Media Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NY

Professional Experience

Director / Curator, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

          Gallery Director, Artistic and Managing for 24 years, curating approximately 12 exhibits a year 

Gallery Owner / Director and Ceramic Artist

          Shaiman Studio Gallery, 202 Third Ave. S., Seattle, WA

          Shaiman Gallery, 2130 First Ave., Seattle, WA

          Hawthorne Pottery, Missoula MT

Studio art and ceramics Instructor

          Workshop on professional development for artists, Photo Center NW

          Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA

          Seward Park Art Center, Seattle, WA

          Hawthorne Pottery, Missoula, MT

          Raku workshop (with Robert Peipenburg), Utah State University, Moab

          Brooklyn Museum Art School

          Brooklyn College


Independent Curatorial Experience

          Alexis Hotel Curator of Quarterly Rotating Exhibits

          West Edge Sculpture Invitational on Harbor Steps, SAM and Benaroya staircases

          Still Life Cafes, Fremont and University District, Seattle, monthly shows

          Zyzzyva Art Journal, XIII, No. 2, curated Seattle portion of Black/White, a feature article


Studio Manager

          Brooklyn Museum Art School, NY

Professional Activities

Art and Grant Panel / Jurying Experience

           2016 Arts at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Anacortes WA

           Au Naturel 2015, The Nude in the 21st Century, Astoria, OR

           King County Arts Commission, Portable Works art panel

           Panel discussion, Society for Photographic Education Conference

           Gage Academy of Art Annual Self-Portrait Juried show

           Art Port Townsend, Annual Juried Art Show

           Colombia City Gallery, Annual Juried Art Show

           Erotic Art Show, annual juried show

           Artist Trust 2006 Grants for Artists' Projects (GAP) Program grant panel

           King County Arts Commission grant panel for Regional Justice Center

           44th Annual Central WA Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley College

           Art Salon Style, Cornish College Scholarship Fund, Seattle, WA

           Neddy Artist Awards, Nominating Panel member

           Arts of the Terrace ’98, Mountlake Terrace Arts Comm., Mountlake Terrace, WA

           Phinney Ridge Arts Center Annual Juried Show, Seattle WA

           Artwork for AIDS, Seattle, WA

           King County Arts Commission, art for Smith Tower exhibition

           King County Arts Commission, Regional Justice Center art panel

           Washington Potters Association Annual Exhibit, Seattle Center

           Women Painters of WA,  Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

Portfolio Evaluation

           Artist Trust (Edge Program)

           Numerous independent artists

Boards and Advisory Panels

           Original Advisory board of Seattle Print Arts

           Allied Arts Auction arts committee

           Poncho Auction arts committee

           Pacific NW Arts Council, Seattle Art Museum, Program Chair and President of board


Bachelor of Science, New York University

Post Baccalaureate work – Full-time Studio Certificate Program

Brooklyn Museum Art School 

Numerous classes and workshops at Pratt Fine Arts, Sev Shoon Art Center and Pottery NW

Selected Grants and Awards

Travel Grant to Crafts Northwest, Clay Confabulation, Portland, Oregon, from National Endowment for the Arts

Travel Grant to Moab Utah from Western States Arts Foundation 


Sculpture featured in “Ceramics Monthly"

Feature article in “Seattle Times, Arts & Entertainment"

Feature article in “Signature – Northwest’s Art Magazine"

Sculpture included in “Low Fire,” by Leon Nigrosh, Davis Publication

Featured in article on Montana Potters in “Studio Potter” magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2

Wrote article on women in ceramics for “Studio Potter” magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2

Sculpture featured in “Exhibitions” section of “American Craft Magazine"

Feature article, “Craft Range Magazine,” Vol. 10, No. 6

Feature article, “Billings Gazette" 

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