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SelectedExhibitions

2019

in the air... (installation of works from Cloud & Horizon), Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex Community College

Open Member's Exhibition: Press & Release (juried), Chester Gallery of Art at New England College, Henniker, NH

2017

wood. / words. - ArtWalk Exhibit with Rafael Oses, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

2016

All of Us or None, Nothing so small could be dangerous, Traveling Exhibition for the American Friends Service Committee

Books of  Things We Do Not Know - Saxton B Little Library, Columbia, CT

Fall Crafts @ Lyndehurst, Tarrytown, NY

Woven and Painted - Acton Library, Old Saybrook, CT

2015

Outdoor Autumn Arts Festival, Madison, CT

Avon Arts and Crafts Fall Show, Avon, CT

Group Exhibition, Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisan Store, Centerbrook, CT

Embracing Our Differences (link), nothing is only as it looks, group billboard exhibit, Sarasota Island Park and Bradenton Riverwalk, FL

Revelation/Revolution (group exhibition), Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ

Nor'EasterExhibition, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT

2014

1703 Miles and Back, Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library travelling National Tour

2013

Persistent Technology, exhibition of carved books, Saxton B. Little Library, Columbia, CT

2012

Saxton B. Little Benefit Auction, Columbia, CT

2010 

Nor'Easter Exhibition, New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, CT

2006

Tuning Up, New Haven Symphony Orchestra benefit auction, New Haven, CT

Solo Exhibition, Javapalooza, Middletown, CT

2005

Breast Cancer Benefit Art Auction, North Hampton, MA

2002

Works on Paper, Borders, Fairfield, CT

Works on Paper, Koffee, New Haven, CT

2000

Thanksgiving, The Gathering Place, Hartford, CT

Group Benefit Exhibit, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Private Collections

2017

Set of 4 Books of Things We Do Not Know, (Collection of N. Stevens, Mansfield, CT)

Set of 2 Books of Things We Do Not Know, (Collection of J. Finnegan, West Hartford, CT)

2016

A Book of Things We Do Not Know, cedar, birdseye maple, and chestnut (Stephanie Kallos, novelist and author of Language Arts, Seattle, WA)

Lotus, carved and painted mirror frame, oak (P. Robinson, Willimantic, CT)

2014

A book of things we don’t know, oak and pine (J. Neri, Colchester, CT)

A book of things we don’t know, oak and pine (K. Henson, Salem, CT)

2011

Carved Bird, mahogany perched bird,  (B. James, Salem, CT)

Rob’s Bird, African blackwood bird in flight (R. McLaughlin, East Lyme, CT)

2010

Fish, painted and woven paper (L. Champagne, Gales Ferry, CT)

2005

Series of three, pith helmet, white pumpkin, and watering can, hand carved and painted wooden garden sculptures (E. Allen, Middletown, CT)

1997

Butternut Linen Cabinet, original design and creation of a standing linen cabinet in butternut with maple door pulls (P. Russman, Portland, Oregon

 

1995

Demon Chairs, two wooden and upholstered armchairs carved and painted with English and

  inspired by Lermentov's epic The Demon  (E. Allen, Middletown, CT)

Cats Know Why, original design and creation of a carved and painted mirror frame and etched

  mirror with text and image (M. Patnode, Cranberry Lake, NY)

Mirror Cracked, original design and creation of a carved and painted frame and etched mirror

  with text and image (L. Patnode, Cranberry Lake, NY)

1994

Rider on Horse, photo transfer and woodblock print on paper (L. Gordy, Spartanburg, S.C.)

Publications/ Memberships

LandEscape meets Michael Sweeney (interview), LandEscape Now! 10th edition, September 2019

Making Books that Don’t Open, Choosing Books that Do, Zip06, February 2016

Monotype Guild of New England (member portfolio - MGNE),  2019