What Sets My Soul On Fire

Sunlight dancing on an adobe wall
Autumn in the Rocky Mountains
Scent of green chiles roasting
Hand-dyed fibers from Earth Guild
Embroidered textiles from India
Smell of piñon smoke on a crisp winter night
Santa Fe sunsets

On the Road to Shambhala

Art School
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gallery Director
3 years. The artist's story is crucial when selling a piece of art.

Cultural Entrepreneur
TransCultural Exchange - Board of Directors
6 years. TCE's mission is to create a greater understanding of world cultures through art exhibitions, cultural exchanges, and educational programs.

International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe - Trainer in the Mentor-to-Market Artist Training Program
6 years. The International Folk Art Alliance's M2M program develops leadership through trainings and workshops that equip artists with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to improve their livelihoods, grow their businesses, and participate more effectively in the global marketplace. 

Art Collector
25+ years. I buy from artists who are passionate about their work. My collection includes textiles and embroidery from India, Zuni fetishes, paintings (oils, watercolors, pastels, encaustics, mixed media), prints (etchings, monoprints, collagraphs), collage, spirit dolls, and Japanese Satsuma pottery.

Art Tribes
Asheville Area Arts Council, Surface Design Association, International Polymer Clay Association, American Tapestry Alliance
Finding a place in the art community, building and maintaining strong relationships, and giving back are the foundations for success.

Inspiration Abounds

Artists:

  • Printmaker: Kiki Smith
  • Sculptor: Christina Chalmers
  • Painter: Wassily Kandinsky
  • Fiber Artist: Sheila Hicks
  • Ceramicist: Beatrice Wood
  • Street Artist: Swoon
  • Collage Artist: Nancy Scheinman
  • Photographer: Lisa Law
  • Textile Artist: Lesley Richmond

Art Movement: Surrealism

Folk Art: traditional embroideries of the Rabaris

Art-related Fiction: Seek My Face

Art-related Non-fiction:

  • Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
  • 7 Days in the Art World

Art-related Biography:

  • The Girl with the Gallery: Edith Gregor Halpert and the Making of the Modern Art Market
  • Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art

Art Documentary: Our City Dreams

Art Fair: Art Basel Miami

Art Festival: International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

Art Museum: Museum of International Folk Art