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In 1978 I visited Italy and was never the same. The variety of artwork from antiquity –  sculptures, paintings, architecture – that was freely available to the public was astonishing. Public fountains, public squares, public everything, everywhere there was art, and people casually close to it, accepting it as a natural part of existence.

Their quality of life was, in my youthful estimation, sublime, and they were living life the way it should be lived.

EDUCATION
1989       Master of Fine Arts Degree, University of Texas at Austin
1987-‘89 Teaching assistant, assistant instructor, painting, drawing, U Texas at Austin
1986      Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, summa cum laude,
              The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

SELECTED AWARDS
2014      Purchase award, "Rushing Water", Imagine Housing's Velocity , Kirkland, WA
2013     “Storefronts: Seattle”, project chosen for artists roster, Shunpike.org, Seattle, WA
2012     “Carousel Horses: Celestial Mythologies”, Individual Artist Projects, IAP grant,
               4Culture, Seattle, WA
2011       Purchase Award, “Tiepolo Horses w/Clouds”, Snohomish County Arts Commission,
               permanent installation, Snohomish County Courthouse, Everett, WA
2011       Purchase Award, “Ancestors II”, City Art Portable Collection, City of Kent, WA
2011     “Carousel Horses: A Girl’s Favorite Dream”, Individual Artist Projects, IAP grant,
               4Culture, Seattle, WA
2009     “Secret Lives of Carousel Horses”, Allied Arts Foundation, AAF grant, Seattle, WA
2006       Telly Award, for 3D CGI animation, “The Wave Scene”, Ideas to Images Productions
2003       3DLabs’ grand prize winner, graphics accelerator contest, for use of artistic technology
2003       Telly Award for 3D Animation, “Recyclettes”, series of :30 TV commercials
1999       P.S.G.N.W. Painters’ award, “Puget Sound Country”, co-sponsored by                   
              West Coast Paper Co. and Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, Seattle, WA
1998       Best of Show Purchase award, “Puget Sound Country”, co-sponsored by                          
              West Coast Paper Co. and Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, Seattle, WA
1992       City of Seattle, winner, juried competition for “Art in Public Places”, Seattle, WA      
1986       Highest Academic Achievement Award
              The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1986       Reba Stewart Memorial Scholarship (meritorious award given to painting major)
              The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1985      Gertrude Pentland Scholarship (meritorious award in any major)
              The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1985      First Annual Drawing Award (created by Abby Sangiamo, chair, drawing dept.)
              The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

SELECTED SHOWS
2017    Pintxo, "Expanding in Belltown", curators Amanda & Cory Chigbrow, Seattle, WA
2017  “Ex Nihilo", KAC Artists' Exhibition, juror Trevor Doak, Kirkland, WA
2017  “Snowmelt: Spring”, Mioposto-Mt.Baker, solo show, Seattle, WA
2017  “The Carolinas", group show, Tim Waibel curator, Coastal Kitchen, Seattle, WA
2017  "Gold and White", Mioposto-Mercer, solo show, Tiah Hardy, curator, Mercer Island, WA
2016    Kirkland Art Center's ARTbeat benefit auction, juror Michael Monroe, Bellevue, WA
2016  “Cloud Toys: Horses in Folk Art”, Mioposto, solo show, Seattle, WA
2016   “Baja", group show, Tim Waibel curator, Coastal Kitchen, Seattle, WA
2016   “Ascent”, solo show at Galvanize, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
2015   “Streetscapes: Static Installations”, One Main Professional Plaza, Auburn, WA
2015   “Crave”, Columbia City Gallery's 10th annual juried exhibit, Seattle, WA
2015   "ARTbeat: Brick House Funk", Kirkland\ Art Center benefit auction, Bellevue, WA
2015   “Caribbean Seas Tour”, group show, Coastal Kitchen, Seattle, WA
2015   "Lily Belle and Stargazer", Mioposto-Admiral, solo show, Tiah Hardy, curator, Seattle, WA
2015   “Cave Paintings Prelude:Lapis Lazuli”, Mioposto, solo show, Seattle, WA
2015    .Artist Trust Benefit Art Auction, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
2015    "Attraction", group show, Fred Wong, juror, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA
2014    "Lily Belle and Stargazer", Shunpike's Storefronts:Seattle, Amazon at Mercer St.,
  ...........Anne Blackburn, curator, Seattle, WA
2014   "Bountiful", group show, Ida Culver Broadview, June Sekiguchi, A.Macrae, jurors, Seattle, WA
2014   “More and More”, Mioposto, solo show, Seattle, WA
2014    "Redux: ARTbeat of the 60s", KAC's auction, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
2014     Belltown Pintxo’s spring /summer solo show, Amanda Akin Chigbrow, curator, Seattle, WA
2014   "Last Carousel", Mioposto-Bryant, extended solo show, Tiah Hardy, curator, Seattle, WA
2013   “Carousel Horses: Celestial Mythologies”, Individual Artist Project solo show,
             Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA
2013   “Expansible: Large Walls/Large Work”, solo show, Aria, Seattle, WA
2013   “Forty-Eight Times Four”, Mioposto, solo show, Seattle, WA
2013   "Veracruz”, group show, Coastal Kitchen, Emily Beck, curator, Seattle, WA
2013   "Redux”, Kirkland Arts Center’s Annual Auction, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA
2013  “Kent Summer Art Exhibit”, Centennial Center Gallery group show,
            jurors Juan Alsonso, Yadesa Bojia, Kent City Hall, Kent, WA
2013   “Color Modularities”, solo show, Savour Specialty Foods, Seattle, WA
2013   “Works on Paper”, solo show, Essential Baking Café at Madison Park, Seattle, WA
2013     Belltown Pintxo’s spring group show, Cory Chigbrow, curator, Seattle, WA
2013    “Industrial/Re-Mix”, solo show, Cafe Cesura, Bellevue, WA
2013     icon Grill’s ‘Horses: Kentucky Derby Days’, Laura Hackley curator, Seattle, WA
2013     Coastal Kitchen’s spring group show, Emily Beck, curator, Seattle, WA
2012   “Carousel Horses: A Girl’s Favorite Dream”, Individual Artist Project solo show,
              the Turret Room, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
2012    “Running Wild”, solo show, Seattle Creative Arts Center gallery, Seattle, WA
2012      Belltown Pintxo’s summer group show, Cory Chigbrow, curator, Seattle, WA
2012      Centennial Center Gallery “Kent Summer Art Exhibit”, group show,
              jurors Minh Carrico, Molly Magai, Kent City Hall, Kent, WA
2012     “Divergent Art II”, juried group show, Lower Columbia College Gallery, Longview, WA
2012     “Art with Heart” benefit art auction, icon Grill, Seattle, WA
2012     “icon Grill redux”, featured artist, Laura Hackley, curator, icon Grill, Seattle, WA
2012      Belltown Pintxo’s spring group show, Cory Chigbrow, curator, Seattle, WA
2012     “Animals in Art”, Laura Hackley, curator, GalleryWineArt, Kirkland, WA
2011     “Venice”, Coastal Kitchen group show, Seattle, WA
2011      Centennial Center Gallery “Kent Summer Art Exhibit”, group show,
              jurors Suze Woolf, David Scherrer, Kent City Hall, Kent, WA
2011     “Brush with Nature”, Shoreline City Hall gallery, juried group show, Shoreline, WA
2011       Solo show of paintings, Kirsten Robertson, curator, Coldwell Banker Bain, Bellevue, WA
2011     “Buenos Aires”, Coastal Kitchen group show, Seattle, WA
2011       The Center for Pediatric Dentistry, group show, U.WA and City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
2011       Belltown Pintxo’s summer group show, Diana Comstock, curator, Seattle, WA
2011       Inaugural group show, Laura Hackley, curator, GalleryWineArt, Kirkland, WA
2010     “Spain”, 7’x12’ times two, Coastal Kitchen group show, Seattle, WA
2010     “Carousel Horses, Tropical Beaches”, solo show, Belltown Lofts Condominium, Seattle, WA
2010       Belltown Pintxo’s group show, Diana Comstock, curator, Seattle, WA
2010     “Pastoral: a Selection of Paintings and Drawings”, solo show, Dreamclinic, Seattle, WA
2010       South Seattle Community College annual community juried show, Seattle, WA
2010       Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood Arts Commission juried group show,
              Frederick Wong and Marianne Johnson, curators, Lynnwood, WA
2010       3D animation created for Atheist Alliance International conference, Burbank CA, 10-DVD set
2010     “Greece”, Coastal Kitchen group show, Seattle, WA
2010     “Fran Holt: Large Works”, solo show, Casa Del Caffe, Seattle, WA
2009      “The Secret Lives of Carousel Horses”, solo show, office of Lt. Governor Brad Owen,
                Olympia, WA
2009      “Eco Art”, juried show, Donna Lindeman Porter, curator, Sammamish Arts Commission,
................Sammamish City Hall, WA                                                                                                          
2009.....“Carousel Horses”, solo show, U.S. Bank, Pioneer Square, WA
2009       “Large Works”, featured artist, Snohomish County Arts Council Store, Everett, WA
2009        Juried group show, Revyve Wine Bar, Belltown, Seattle, WA
2009       “Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art”, 2nd annual juried show, jurors Paul Metivier,
                Margaret Bullock, Auburn Arts Commission, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA
2008        3D promo video, ‘Taste Washington!’, WA Wine Comm., Qwest Event Ctr, Seattle, WA
2008       “Carousel Horses: Early Works”, solo show, Starbucks Belltown, Seattle, WA
2008        Auburn City Hall Gallery, two person show, Auburn, WA
2008       “H’Arts” Benefit Auction, painting, Snohomish County Arts Council, Everett, WA
2008      “Only in Washington”, juried photography show, WA State Convention Center,
                Seattle, WA (Oct 2008 - Mar 2009)
2008        Siggraph, 35th International Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
                3D animation featured in Newtek’s Lightwave 3D video presentation
2008      “Art of the Garden”, juried show, Snohomish County Arts Council, Everett, WA
2008      “Small Works, Big Presents”, first annual juried show, Auburn Arts Commission,
               White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA
2008      “Landscapes: Works on Paper”, solo show, Edmonds Frame Design, Edmonds, WA
2008       WA State University, Chancellor’s Exhibition Series, Richland, WA (Jan-June)
2008       WA State Dept of Ecology, Art in Ecology galleries, solo show, Lacey, WA (May-Nov)
2008      “Inaugural”, juried show, Jabez LeBret, curator, Imigri Production Studios, Seattle, WA
2008      “Pets on Parade”, juried show, Snohomish County Arts Council, Everett, WA
2007       “Fran Holt: Tropical Beaches”, solo show, Starbucks Belltown, Seattle, WA
2007       “H’Arts” Benefit Auction, painting, Snohomish County Arts Council, Everett, WA
2006      “15 x 15 Alumni Exhibition", The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2005       3D CGI animation, “Get the Dirt on Wine”, PBS Seattle, Ideas to Images Productions
2004       3D animation featured at MSA annual fundraiser, host Alexie Sherman, Seattle, WA
2003       3D CGI animation, recycling commercials for Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA
2003      “Best of 3D Graphics”, Rockport Publishing, 3D images selected for book publication
2000      “Road Trip”, Bellevue Art Museum, Annual Film & Video Festival, Bellevue, WA
1999      “Puget Sound Country”, juried show, Puget Sound Group of NW Painters, Seattle, WA
1998       Arts Council of Snohomish County, eleventh annual juried show, Everett, WA
1998      “NW Expression”, juried show, Coos Art Museum and SW Oregon Community
                College Foundation, co-sponsors; Coos Bay, Oregon
1998      “Parkside Eleventh National Small Print Exhibition”, Joseph Ruzicka, curator
               (drawing/prints, Milwaukee Art Museum); U of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
1998      “Puget Sound Country”, juried show, West Coast Paper Company, Seattle, WA
1997      "15x15 Alumni Exhibition", The Maryland Institute, College of Art , Baltimore, MD
1997        Arts Council of Snohomish County, tenth annual juried show, Everett, WA
1995      “Bold Scale and Color”, solo show, U.S. Bank, Pioneer Square, WA
1995        Seven solo shows at In*Sights! Gallery (1993-1995), Seattle, WA
1994        Solo show, “Earth, Wind and Fire”, Giustina Gallery, Douglas Russell, curator,
               Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1994      “Miniatures”, juried show, artwork selected for show poster, 2nd Story Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993     “Gallery Inaugural”, solo show, Executive Galleries, Kirkland, WA
1993       Arts Council of Snohomish County, sixth annual juried show, Everett, WA
1993       National Printmaking Invitational, President’s Gallery, U. of South Dakota, SD
1993       Frye Art Museum, 35th Annual Puget Sound Exhibition, juried show, Seattle, WA
1992       Eastside Association of Fine Arts, seventeenth annual juried show, Kirkland, WA
1991       Arts Council of Snohomish County, fourth annual juried show, Everett, WA
1989       MFA exhibition, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
1987     “Drawings from the Hill Country” solo show, Temple Arts Commission, Temple, TX
1986     “Landscapes”, juried show, curator Peter Collier, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1986     “Maryland Biennial”, juried painting show, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
1985       The Maryland Institute, College of Art group show at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
1985       The Maryland Institute, College of Art traveling drawing show, U.S.- Japan, Baltimore, MD

COLLECTIONS
Snohomish County Public Art Collection, Everett, WA
City of Seattle, WA
City of Kent, WA
West Coast Paper Co., Seattle, WA
Songee Properties LLC, Seattle, WA
Performing Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin
Overlake Mortgage Co., Tempe, AZ

.PUBLICATIONS
2011 “Between the Lines”, Edmonds Community College annual arts/literary journal
2005 “Get the Dirt on Wine”, 3D animation provided for DVD, Ideas to Images Productions
2003 “Best of 3D Graphics”, Rockport Publishing, hardcover book and DVD
2003 “Recyclettes’ Animated TV Spots Win Telly Award”, Digital Producer Magazine
2003 “Profile: THOUGHTcam”, winning entry, 3DLabs’ online publication

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