Studio Artist at the Virginia Beach Artist Gallery


532 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23451





2020             Norfolk Botanical Gardens, January

2016             Leon Art Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA June - July

2008             The Phillips Family Gallery, Cape Henry Collegiate, VIrginia Beach, VA.

2002             From Eye to I: A Personal Perspective on Landscape, Master Thesis Exhibition,

                     Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA.

1990             The Research Foundation of The CityUniversity of New York,New York.

1990               Individual Artist Showcase, Queens Central Library, Queens, New York.


Two Person Exhibit:

2022                Norfolk Botanical Gardens, "A Certain Slant of Light', Nov. -Dec.

2013                Art Gallery 319, Suffolk, VA

2008                Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Libary Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA


2019             Mid-Atlantic Exhibit, The Artist Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

2019             Juried Exhibit: "Sheets", d'Art Center, Norfolk, VA

2019             Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2018             The Sassy Green Gallery, Suffolk, VA

2018             Hampton Art League Members Exhibit, Hamton, VA

2017             Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA

2016             The Artist Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

2014             Virginia Artists, Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA

2009             Art Institute of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, March 2009

2009             Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, VA, February 6 -March 22, 2009

2008             Solo Exhibit, Cape Henry Collegiate School, Phillips Family Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

2006             Seduction of Hot Wax at Art Works Gallery, Richmond, VA

2006             Small Works Invitational (works on paper) at Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea,NY

2006             Invitational at the Portlock Galleries,Chesapeake,VA

2005             Tidewater Art Alliance for Visual Arts, Juried Small Works Exhibit,HermitageMuseum




Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.

Candidate for Master of Science in Art Education,QueensCollege,CityUniversityofNew York,

Flushing,New York.

Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Summa Cum Laude,QueensCollege,CityUniversityofNew York,

Flushing,New York.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing, New York.



1999-Present  State of Virginia Art Education, K-12, 1999.

Teaching Experience

 Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, Art Teacher for grades K-5

 Baylake Pines Private School, Art Teacher for grades 1-8, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Design and write curriculum unit plans for grades K-8
  • Write lesson plans with instructional objectives incorporating the VirginiaSOL’s
  • Incorporate art lessons with music and drama
  • Mat and display student artwork in local shows and festivals

Fordham Preparatory School, Art Teacher and Art Chairperson for grades 9-12, Bronx, New York.

  • Design and write curriculum unit plans for grades for grades 9-12
  • Developed units and lesson plans for Art History and Architectural Drawing
  • Served as Supervisor the Art and Music Department for two years.


Professional Work Experience



Alliance of Queens Artists Community Program Coordinator, Queens, New York.

  • Coordinated and taught workshops and demonstrations
  • Coordinated Queens Borough Public Library Exhibitions
  • Served as curator for special exhibitions
  • Coordinated and wrote newspaper, radio and television Public articles for publication


Instructor of Calligraphy at Herricks Community Center, Herricks, New York.


Artist in Residence at Catskill High School under BOCES Cultural and Performing Arts Program, Catskill, New York.


Forest Hills Community House, Forest Hills, New York.


Conducted Multi-Cultural Art Classes for Children's Summer Programs 

 Freelance Calligraphy & Design

  • New York University
  • Office of the Queens Borough President

Awards and Honors

Award of Merit, Mid-Atlantic Exhibit, The Artist Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

Honorable Mention Charles Taylor Art Center, Member's Exhibit

VAEA Tidewater Division Middle School Art Educator Award

Winner of the Alliance of Queens Artists 6th Annual Individual Artist Showcase.

Special Achievement Award in Studio Arts fromQueensCollege, CityUniversityofNew York,Flushing,

New York.



Logo Design Winner for Tidewater Art Alliance.

Designs: Spectrum Gold, Evening Sea Goddess and Siren. selected and used for “Mermaids on Parade”,

The City of Norfolk, Virginia (OP Sail 2000).


Society Memberships

Tidewater Virginia Art Education Association, Norfolk, Virginia – Former Secretary

Virginia Art Education Association, Reston, Virginia.

National Art Education Association, Washington, D.C.

Hampton Art League

Tidewater Artists Association, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Society of Scribes, New York, New York.

Washington Calligraphy Guild, Merrifield, Virginia.




2004             There Goes A Mermaid by Lisa Suhay, published by The Virginian Pilot, 2004.

2001             Calligrapher’s Engagement Calendar 2001, published by John Neal Bookseller, Greensboro,

                     North Carolina.

1999             NEWSOS, The Society of Scribes,New York,New York, Spring Issue.

1993             Lettering Arts by Joanne Fink & Judy Kastin, published by PBC International, Inc., November

1995             Cover of NEWSOS, The Society of Scribes,New York,New York, Fall Issue.

1990             Newsday, The Artist's Page,Feb. 19, 1990.



1996              You're the Expert, Cablevision,Long Island,New York.