EDUCATION
Master of Fine Art in Photography, New Hampshire Institute of Art - January 2017
Graduate in Commercial Photography - Portfolio Center, September 2001
Bachelor of Arts in Photography - University of North Florida, December 1997
Minor in Print Journalism - University of North Florida, December 1997

TEACHING

Senior Lecturer. August 2019 - present - Appalachian State University, College of Fine & Applied Arts. Commercial Photography

Lecturer. Spring 2014 - July 2019 - Appalachian State University, College of Fine & Applied Arts. Commercial Photography

Adjunct Instructor. Spring 2012-Fall 2013 - Appalachian State University, College of Fine & Applied Arts. Commercial Photography

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018

As You Were, works by Cheryl Zibisky - Nthº Gallery & Studios, Boone, NC 

2016
Waste Portraits - Shear Shakti Salon & Gallery - Boone, NC

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021

Spectrum

Stay Home Gallery - Paris, TN

 

From Here  - The bioregional imagination in recent art by Appalachian State University Faculty
Hiddenite Art and Heritage Center - Hiddenite, NC

2020

Nostalgia - International Documentary Photography Exhibition - "Madam of Park Slope"

Midwest Center for Photography - Wichita, KS

Photowork Beyond 20/20 

Barrett Art Center - Poughkeepsie, New York 

Juror - Shoair Mavlian, of Photoworks - UK

2019

Candid Shot - International Documentary Photography Exhibition - "Montauk"

Midwest Center for Photography - Wichita, KS

Alexandria Museum of Art's 32nd September CompetitionWithout Maya

Juror - Marilyn Laufer, Director Emerita at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University

Loss, Redemption, and Grace - Without Maya

EBD4 - Chamblee, GA

Appalachian House Art Semi-Annual Exhibition - 3 pieces selected.

Group Show; Appalachian State University Home of the Chancellor, Boone, NC

Whoops

Group Show; the Nth Degree Gallery Show - Nth Degree Gallery, Boone, NC 

 

2018      

2018 Art Through the Lens International Juried Photography Exhibition - Without Maya. (Best of Show)

Juror - Lynn Whitney

The Yeiser Art Center - Paducah, KY

 

2017        

On the Street Where I Live
Webster Arts - St. Louis, MO

Juror - Amanda Verbeck

BotaniK
Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, CA

Juror - Laurie McBride, Director

 

The Garden Variety | 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial
FirstLight Gallery - Louisville, KY

Juror - Andrew McCawley, Gallery Director

 

2017 Art Through the Lens International Juried Photography Exhibition - "Martha"
The Yeiser Art Center - Paducah, KY

Juror - Eliot Dudik, Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary

 

Center Forward | 8th Annual Open Theme Call for Entry - "Bety Jane, Age 17"
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Inc. - Fort Collins, CO

Juror - Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, and Curator at C4FAP

New River Art Biennial 2017 - Without Maya. (Honorable Mention)
Floyd Center for the Arts - Floyd, VA

Juror - Amy Shawley, Virginia-based visual artist

2016
Appalachian House Art Semi-Annual Exhibition - 9 pieces selected
Appalachian State University Home of the Chancellor, Boone, NC

   

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020        Selected images; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Faculty Biennial - Without Maya   

2019        Group Show; 22nd Annual Fundraiser Show "Catch 22". Nth Degree Gallery, Boone, NC.

2018        NHIA Photography Alumni Biennial Exhibition, Manchester, NH 

2018        Appalachian State Faculty Biennial Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC

2017        Group Show; 20th Anniversary of the Nth Degree Gallery Show, Nth Degree Gallery, Boone, NC - Without Maya   

2017        New River Art Biennial - Without Maya. Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA (Honorable Mention received)

2017        MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Hampshire Institue of Art, Manchester, NH

2016        Group Show; Alternate Realities, Nth Degree Gallery, Boone, NC - “Under the Oval”    
2016        Selected images; Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Faculty Biennial - “Waste Portraits”   

2015        Selected image, New Hampshire Institute of Art MFA Residency Student Show

2001        Selected image, Portfolio Center Semester Student Show

1996        AT&T Associate Art Show

1995        AT&T Associate Art Show

1994        Florida Community College Photography Group Show

1993        Florida Community College Photography Group Show

1992        Florida Community College Photography Group Show

1991        Florida Community College Photography Group Show

 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2018        Best of Show: Art Through the Lens 2018 International Juried Photography Exhibition - Without Maya. The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

2017        Honorable Mention: New River Art Biennial - Without Maya. Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA

2016        Wingate Scholarship, Penland School of Craft

2016        Merit Scholarship, New Hampshire Institute of Art

2015        Selected image; New Hampshire Institute of Art MFA Residency Show - “Street Meeting"
2015        Selected image; New Hampshire Institute of Art MFA Residency Show - “It’s A Bed"
2015        Merit Scholarship, New Hampshire Institute of Art

2002        Practical Photography, UK; Category Winner - "Jessica"
2002        CMYK issue 17; juried Student Photography Competition - “Sisters"
2002        Applied Arts Vol.16 issue 4; Student Photography Contest - “Sisters"
2001        Applied Arts Vol.16 issue 4; Student Photography Contest - “Hotel Scoville"
2001        Best of Show; Portfolio Center Photography - “Hotel Scoville"
2001        CMYK issue 15; juried Student Photography Competition - “Summer"
2001        CMYK issue 15; juried Student Photography Competition - “Hotel Scoville"
2000        CMYK issue 14; juried Student Photography Competition - "Ray"
1997        Honorable Mention; University of N. Florida; Juried Art Show - "Self Portrait"
1996        2nd; AT&T Associate Art Show - “Bubble Eye"
1995        Honorable Mention; AT&T Associate Art Show - "Street Meeting"
1995        Honorable Mention; AT&T Associate Art Show - "Parisian Dog"
1994        1st; Florida Community College Photography Competition - "Clown"
1994        2nd; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Street Meeting"
1994        3rd; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Parisian Dog"
1994        Honorable Mention; Florida Community College Photo Competition - "Cafe"
1993        2nd; Florida Community College Press Association - “Cozumel Amigos"
1993        1st; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Cozumel Amigos"
1993        1st; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “NY Street Person"
1993        Honorable Mention; Florida Community College Photo Competition - “Street Person”
1992        Honorable Mention; Florida Community College Juried Spring Art Show - “Soap"
1992        Honorable Mention; Florida Community College Photography Competition - "NYC"
1992        Honorable Mention; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Soap"
1991        1st; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Surfer"
1991        1st; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Wave Watcher"
1991        2nd; Florida Community College Photography Competition - “Lighthouse Stairs"
1991        3rd; Florida Community College Photography Competition for "Bunny"
1991        3rd; Florida Community College Photography Competition for "Blue Angels"

 

PUBLISHED WORK

2019

  • Alexandria Museum of Art's 32nd September Competition Exhibition Catalog

  • Yeiser Art Center - "Art Through the Lens 2019" International Juried Photography Exhibition Catalog

  • EBD4 - "Loss, Redemption, and Grace" National Juried Exhibition Catalog

2018

  • Yeiser Art Center - "Art Through the Lens 2018" International Juried Photography Exhibition Catalog

 

2017    

  • Yeiser Art Center - "Art Through the Lens 2017" International Juried Photography Exhibition Catalog

  • Don’t Take Pictures, Photo of the Day Story by Kat Kiernan“Betty Jane, Age 17"

  • Underexposed - Under the Oval

  • MFA & MAAE Thesis Exhibition Catalog, New Hampshire Institute of Art

 

2013    

  • Shutterbug, “Life Lessons: Farther On: A Student’s Story” by Jay McCabe, October

 

2002    

  • Applied Arts, “Contest, Student Work”, July/August

  • CMYK, Juried Student Photography Competition, issue 17

  • Practical Photography, UK, March

 

2001    

  • American Photo On Campus, “Through the Looking Glass” November

  • Shutterbug, “Student Union” by Jay McCabe, October

  • CMYK, Juried Student Photography Competition, issue 14   

  • Graphis New Talent Annual   

PRINTED WORK

Alternative Medicine : 2005 & 2006

American Photo On Campus, 2001

Applied Arts, 2002

CMYK, 2002

Cooking with Paula Deen, 2012

Continental Magazine, 2009

Disney’s Family Fun: 2009 & 2010

Family Circle : 2007, 2008, 2011 & 2013

Gada, v.4, 2002

Garden & Gun : 2010 & 2012

Good Housekeeping: 2007 & 2009

Graphis New Talent Annual, 2001

Ladies Home Journal: 2003, 2006 & 2007

Natural Solutions, 2008

New York Magazine, 2004

Nick Jr. : 2007, 2006 & 2004

Our State Magazine : 2010, 2011, 2012 (feature, March), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,  2019 & 2020

Practical Photography, UK, 2002

Real Simple Family, 2008

Southern Living: 2014, 2016 (feature and cover, October), 2018, 2019

The Laurel of Asheville, 2013

The Local Palate, 2016

Town & Country, 2005

Travel Girl, 2005

Walmart World : 2013, 2014 & 2017

Wine Spectator, 2011

Women's Day, 2006

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Juror, 2019 Art Through the Lens International Juried Photography Exhibition - The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

Judge, 15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition & Exhibition, June-December 2018

Judge for Our State Magazine’s 2013 Reader Photography Contest, December 2014

Judge in Photography Competition, Western Region North Carolina Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference February 2014

Invited guest panel speaker. Appalachian State University, College of Business - Entrepreneur Summit, November 9, 2012

Invited guest speaker. Appalachian State University, College of Business - Entrepreneur Club, October 17, 2012 

Invited guest speaker. Appalachian State University, Department of Technology - Issues in Contemporary Photography, March 29, 2012

 

WORKSHOPS & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

2016 - Bindings in Paper with Anna Embree, Penland School of Crafts

2016 - Alternative Photographic Processes with Joshua White, Appalachian State University

2016 - 19th Century Photography with Gary Sampson, New Hampshire Institute of Art

2015 - Letterpress with Erin Sweeney, New Hampshire Institute of Art

2014 - National Press Photographers Association Multimedia Immersion, Newhouse School of Communication - Syracuse, New York

2009 - A Different Approach to Weddings - International Center of Photography, New York City

 

SPECIFIC TRAINING

Ethics and Law for Photographers - New Hampshire Institute of Art

The business of Photography - Portfolio Center

Copyright, rights, usage and ownership of creative art - Portfolio Center

Photography Contracts and Forms - Portfolio Center

Working with “Stock” photography - Portfolio Center

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Photographic Artists (APA)

Freelancers Union

Getty Images Contributing Photographer

National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

Nth Gallery Member (2017-2019)

Yeiser Art Center Member