Curriculum Vitae





PhD Art as Education – Argosy University (2 years - incomplete)



MA Organizational Development/Systems Renewal:

Emphasis;Youth Leadership and Diversity/Cultural Competence – Antioch Seattle University



BA Advanced Studio Fine Arts: Painter

The Evergreen State College


1988  21 Years Violinist & Viola



2020 - current Contracted Consultant Community-Organized Resource Development (CORD)

The Community Economic Development Conservancy Partnership (CEDCP) creates and manages a portfolio of interacting Initiatives with on-the-ground Projects has been working with impacted peoples to achieve sustainable inclusive economic development through communal retention, conservation, and/or acquisition of real estate property ownership and stewardship in historically and/or recently occupied neighborhoods (place-based) and communities (affinity-based) that have, are, or will be subjected to systemic social-cultural-economic disenfranchisement by segregation and gentrification. Each CEDCP Initiative addresses multiple Equity Drivers through its Project Prototypes. There are currently five "Initiatives" that encompass over $200 million potential for community and real estate development projects, and represent somewhere between 200-600 living/working units. Building opportunities for Artists & Gentrified Seattle Residents to purchase property in Seattle


2019 - current Contracted Consultant - Artist New Deal (AND) - A project led by an artist organizer community. It emerges from a collective desire to support grassroots arts organizers working in WA State. Build a Community of Practice for Washington's State Artist Organizers


2019 -2020 Contracted Consultant - Rainier Avenue Business Coalition - Building the Hillman City Business District


2018 -2020 Co-Executive Director - Community Arts Create:


2018-2019 Gallery Curator - Hillman City Collaboratory


2017 Program Administrator - Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District


2017/2018 Gallery Director - Gallery 110


2017/2018 Consultant - Building Art Space Equitably (BASE) - Office of Arts & Culture, City of Seattle


2014/2015 Director EcoArts Program - Nature Consortium


2012King County Employment Specialist - Mural Artist Consultant at the Kent Mural Project


2012/2014 Program Coordinator - Career and Employment at YouthBuild, Youthcare


2009/2012 Student Success Specialist - Upward Bound at NSCC, Seattle, WA


2007/2009 Real Estate Agent - John L Scott, Tacoma, WA


2003 Program Coordinator - Young Leaders of Promise, Center for Ethical Leadership


2002 Lead Employment Specialist - YWCA Youth Opportunities


1999-2001 Program Manager - The Working Zone, YWCA – Art Employment Program for Youth who were houseless (The Zine and The Tile Program, Seattle Youth Garden Works & Job Center)


1995 & 1998Teacher, Health Resource Developer and Job Placement Coordinator - Head Start


1997 Trained to lead - Vista-Americorps





2020 The Evergreen State College - Invitational Speaker for TEDx Talks


2019 Art & Lecture Series at The Evergreen State College:


2019 Speaker Seattle City Hall on the TUFF panel:

2019 Conference Panelist:


2017 Event Presenter, Art as Social Justice Workshop - The Back-Bone Campaign


2017 Presenter: Multicultural Environmental Event - Islandwood at Seattle Antioch University Event Presenter: Art Leadership, Race & Climate Justice


2017 People’s Movement Environmental Conference - workshop: Environmental Mask Warriors; Art as action, social justice & tools - Event Presenter


2017 Certified International Environmental Leadership Corps 3 Day Intensive Certification via President Al Gore Trainer/Facilitator/Mentor


2017 Race & Climate Justice Leadership Team Facilitator – Event: Tax Carbon


2017 Grand Cinema Theatre Art Group Invitational Facilitator - After Movie Discussion ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Tacoma WA



K-Love 4 Art Studio Gallery Space: #EquityStudio302 - Grand Opening


2014 - 2015   Urban Forest Educator - Certified, Seattle Parks & Rec


2014 - 2015   Seattle Green Partnership Member


2014 - 2015   Seattle Art Museum Member


2014 - 2015  

National Art Education Association & Washington Art Education Association Member



Network for Spiritual Progressives: Empathetic Listening, Creating Celebrations, Facilitating Dialogue between Diverse Stakeholders - Certified Train the Trainer


2013 – 2015 

First Thursdays Member; Black Business Owners Networking Forum, meets monthly in the Central District


2013               Seattle Labor Council: Partnerships; Organized Labor Council to conduct recurring labor history workshops and trainings at YouthBuild



Seattle Race Conference, Seattle University: Workshops attended; League of Education Voters, Re-Evaluative Counseling, The Self Actualization of Student Voice as Agents for Change (Professor Frederick Douglas of UW), Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, Understanding the Industrial Prison Complex



Mockingbird Education: Designing Engagement and Inclusion Classrooms, Workshops and Trainings for Hard to Serve Students - Certified


2013               Person Centered Planning - Certified



Navigating the Criminal Justice System Understanding the School to Prison Pipeline to support hard to serve populations - Certified


2013               Suicide Prevention Youth and Young adults - Certified



Member - White Center Arts Board: Website/Social Media Manager/ Marketing



Sponsor - 619 Western Video Documentary Production Committee



K12 Pinehurst Community Festival Fundraiser - Positive Seattle - Committee Member/Website Manager/Social Media Manager/Marketing and Poster Designer/ PR Media Contact


2012 - 2013  

Art of Living Student Scholarship Fundraising Auction - The Evergreen State College Curator/Committee Member (Raised $77,000 for student scholarships)


2011 - 2012  

North Seattle Community College Diversity Committee - Co-Chair: Created strategic president initiatives to increase diversity: community resources, hiring practices, student retention and Professional Staff Annual Trainings - Appointed to Training of the Diversity Facilitators



Marketing Ad/ Poster for ‘Positive Seattle’ - in Stranger, Seattle Times Newspapers - Artist


2010 - 2019   Fine Art America; International - Online Rep


2010 - 2015   Committee Invitational: Onyx Fine Arts Organization; Social Media Rep, Organizational Development, Business Consultant, Conducted Staff Retreat to Develop 5 Year Mission


2010 - 2015   Gallery Representation; Wikstrom Brothers Gallery


2010 - 2013  

Whittier Elementary School Seattle Public Schools – Classroom Volunteer


2010 - 2011   Phinney Association; Art Curator/Volunteer



Digital Storytelling; Gathering Community Histories - 5 Day Train the Trainer Center for Ethical Leadership - Facilitator of Affiliate Train the Trainer



MA Degree in Organizational Systems Renewal; Specialization – Diversity Institutional Organizational Change and Leadership - Workshops and Facilitator



Building Bridges National Coalition Building Institute Cultural Leadership - 5 Day Intensive Train the Trainer - Certified


2000               Coalition & Community Organizing 5 Day Training - Certified


2000               Re-Evaluative Counseling - Certified


1999 - 2001   Partnership for Youth Committee Member - University District





2016 - Current Brush Capades


2019 Community Arts Create - Mural - Community Paint Day


2019 3 Day workshop on ‘Belonging’, permanent art placement at The Evergreen State College


2019 Climate Justice Large Scale Art Engagement Installation & 3 Workshops at Seattle University


2019 Arts Restoration - Training, K-Love 4 Art, Leadership Apprentice


2019 Art & Environment - Career Fair Speaker, Cleveland High School, Seattle, WA


2017 Tacoma Art Museum 30 Americans Exhibition - Identity Mask Making Class - Art Diversity Trainer


2017 Weeklong African Mask Making - Seattle Public Schools Lawton Elementary School Teaching Artist


2017 Art in the Park Installation –Theme DOORS: What does home mean to you? Coyote Central – Hit the Streets – Lead Art Teacher


2016 Large Scale Mask Making - Exhibited in the UMOJA Parade Coyote Central - Teaching Artist


2016 Gage Academy - Bellevue Art Museum: Mono-prints month of June - In Residence Teaching Artist


2016 Women of Color Healing Group: Black Lives Matter - Event Facilitator


2016 Art & Environment - Seattle Middle College Seattle Public - Presenter


2016 Women of Color Speak Out - Event Facilitator


2014 - 2018 Leadership Team at Race & Climate Justice - Founder/ Facilitator


2014 - 2018 ARTifACTS Collaborative Arts Collective - Founder/ Facilitator


2006 - 2012 Employment Job Coach/Mentor Trainings and Workshops for underserved communities


2013 - 2104  

Organized Trainings, Workshops and Presenters: Labor Council City of Seattle, Clearpoint Financial Literacy, City of Seattle Mayor’s Office, Vocational Training Programs, and Diversity/Cultural Competence Speakers



Seattle Community College District Siegel Classified Staff Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) Retreat Speaker; Customer Quality



North Seattle Community College CDAC Retreat Speaker; Staff Professional Development & Staff Cross Training Model - Presenter



Accepted Proposal to NW Teaching and Learning Conference: Educating Global Citizens: Art A Foundation for Inclusivity


2010 – 2011

President Chair; NSCC Classified Staff Development - Advisory Committee



Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs; Grassroots Business Association - Event Sponsor



Leadership Community Learning Group; Book - ‘Leadership Can Be Taught’ – Facilitator


2002               Diversity and Cultural Competence - OSR - Presenter





Honorable Mentions


2020 COVID Mural in Pioneer Square thru Pioneer Square Alliance and Pioneer Business Development


2020 Awarded James and Jannie Washington Foundation Artist in Residency


2020 Artist Juror for National Youth Art Competition - National Environmental Agency


2019 Artist in Excellence Award: Awarded 2019 Seattle African American Artist, by the Dr. James & Jannie Washington Foundation


2019 Nominated Kennedy Center Artist


2019 Nominated Rachels Community Award


2019 Awarded SUVAIR Residency at Seattle University


2019 Public Art Acquisition - Sculpture; Tambourine, Permanent Placement, The Evergreen State College, Lobby of the Music Department


2019 Selected Adjudicator for the Seattle Environmental Leadership Awards - Sustainable Seattle


2019 Awarded Movingworld Institute 6 Month Fellowship Coaching & Scholarship


2019 Awarded Common Field Conference Scholarship & and 1 Year Membership


2018 BASE Cohort Consultant -1 year placement - Planning team and workshop facilitator, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture - Building Art Space Equitably (BASE)


2018 Awarded Garboil Conductive Grant Recipient - 4 Culture & Artist Trust $3,000


2018 Awarded 1st Public Art Sculpture at Seattle Center Sculpture Walk - City of Seattle, Office ofArts & Culture, $5,000


2018 Awarded 3 Day Intensive Public Art Boot Camp – City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture


2018 Accepted to 3 Month Artist Residency 6 - 8/2018 & Scholarship: AADK Spain International platform of research and contemporary creation, 30540 Blanca | Murcia | Spain |


2018 - 2020 Accepted Creative Advantage Artist Roster - City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture


2018 Nominated Environmental Artist Award – Sustainable Seattle


2018 Event Invitational - Panelist & Facilitator Seattle Race Conference; Art, Race & Climate Justice


2018 - 2020 Accepted Artist of Color Roster - City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture


2018 Grant Juror for Artists Projects - Thru Artist of Color Expo & Symposium (ACES) Shunpike and City of Seattle Office of Arts of Culture


2017 Selected Juror for the Conductive Garboil Award, Artist Trust and 4 Culture


2017 Nominated James W Ray Award - Artist Trust


2017 Grant Award 4 Culture Artist Community Grant – 4 Culture $5,000


2017 Accepted Creative Advantage Artist Roster – City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture


2017 Event Invitational Islandwood Environmental Conference at Antioch, University – Presentation: Art as Climate Leadership through Story & Engagement


2017 Accepted City of Seattle Non-Profit Assistance Center: 9 Month Non-Profit Executive Director Cohort Training


2017 Event Invitational Facilitator Speaker Presenter with International Artist Claire Tancon at Black Zone: Art as Social Justice


2016 Accepted Women on the Rise Conference - Artwork Featured


2016 Selected as Featured Artist Talk Show Radio: The New Urban Unlimited, w/ Hiawatha D


2015 Invitational Speaker/Exhibitor Whidbey Institute’s Climate Collaborative Conference - Presentation and Artwork Exhibition


2015 Art Acquisition City of Seattle, Office of Arts and Culture


2014 Nominated ‘Fell From the Sky Award’ by Famous Artist Marita Dingus


2014 Artwork Awarded 1st Place Onyx Fine Arts Exhibition WA State Convention and Trade Center


2014 - 2020 Accepted Ethnic Artist Roster, City of Seattle - Office of Arts and Culture


2011 - 2012 Appointed Training of the Facilitators Professional Diversity Staff Development North Seattle Community College





2020 Paul Jackson at iBrother

2020 Seattle Central College Documentary - Jordan

2020 CNN Interview

2020 Crosscut Interview

2020 King 5 News Interview

2020 PBS Interview

2019 Art & lecture Video Series - The Evergreen State College

2019 Cascadia Magazine - ‘WATER’ Painting featured artwork

2019 DECEMBER -The Evergreen State College Alumni Magazine Interview

2019 South Seattle Emerald Newspaper:

2019 The Globalist Newspaper:

2019 Seattle Times Newspaper:

2019 Structure for Stability: Recommendations for Preserving Cultural Space, Consultant Special Thanks, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Culture

2019 Published (released winter 2019) Seattle, WA’s Top African American Artists Producer - Barry Johnson

2019 Published Video Series - Artists Collective for Equitable Development (ACED)

2018 iBrother interview

2018 Published in Blue Cone Studios - Seattle Artists Book: ‘The Relevant Unknowns’

2018 Published in Onyx Fine Arts Book ‘Truth Be Told’ African American Artists of Seattle

2018 Featured Radio Interview KUOW - It’s time to broaden the definition of Black Art, CRW

2018 REDEFINE Magazine - Featured article: Race & Art in a Displaced Culture

2018 ARCADE Magazine - Featured article and on the Cover: Art, Race and Gentrification in


2017 Radio Interview: Black art and the female identity – Hiawatha D Exhibitions



Solo Exhibitions:


2020 Office of Arts & Culture, City of Seattle - July 2020 at King Street Station Gallery

2019 Featured Artist - Seattle Impact HUB

2019-2021 Vioure 9 Paintings selected for exhibition

2019 I5 Pho

2019 Sustainable Seattle, commissioned to design engagement art pieces for Environmental Leadership Award Fundraiser

2019 Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA - Large Scale Installation: ‘For the Record’

2019 Seattle University Master of Fine Arts Gallery - Large Scale Student Engagement Installation

2018 Tashiro Kaplan Le Colourer Gallery - Installation: Borders, Boundaries & Beehives; A Collective Viewpoint on Race & Climate

2018 Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts VCR - Exhibition: Conquest of Nature

2018 Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts VCR - Video and Public Conversation Re-defining Black Art

2018 Resilience Environmental Summit at Seattle University

2018 Café Vita, Pioneer Square

2016 Georgetown Arts Cultural Center, Seattle, WA

2014 – 2017 Our Redeemers Church on 84th & 24th Street NW, Seattle, WA

2012 The Wikstrom Brothers Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010 The Wikstrom Brothers Gallery, Seattle, WA            

2010 The Electric Tea Garden, Seattle, WA

2009 The Last Supper Club, Pioneer Square, WA 

2008  Private Studio Tacoma, WA           

2006  US Bank, Downtown Seattle, WA            

2005 D&C Studios, Seattle, WA               

2004  Private Show: Shoreline, WA            

2003  Brewhaha Coffee Shop, Magnolia, WA            

2003  Gallier Café, Seattle, WA            




Group Exhibitions:


2019 Seattle Impact HUB, curator Eli Lara

2019 City of Seattle Ethnic Heritage Gallery, King Street Station, Office of Arts & Culture

2019 Pacific Northwest Ballet, at

2019 Kirkland Arts Center: Capability; Gun Violence - Installation ‘Body Bag’

2019 C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2019 i5 Pho, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

2018 August, Centro Negra, Blanca, Spain

2018 July, Centro Negra, Blanca, Spain

2018 Onyx Fine Art Gallery, Pacific Plaza Mall, WA

2018 SPACE Gallery, Sandpoint, WA

2018 C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018 CoCa Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017 Black Zone Pop-up Gallery

2017 We The People Exhibit, Westlake Park

2017 Turning to Stardust – University of Washington School of Social Work Exhibition

2017 Seattle Design Festival - Tree Forest Installation on Prison Industrial Complex

2017 Selected to Out of Site Exhibition - A Survey of the Best Pacific Northwest Artists, curated

by Susan Surface

2017 Phinney Art Gallery NW Art Competition Exhibit, Seattle, WA

2017   Art Rising Lake Union Festival: Engaged Art Installation thru Lake Union Business of Commerce

2017  Ethnic Heritage Gallery Thru City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture           

2017  C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA             

2017  Black Zone Art Gallery, Central District            

2017  King Street Station thru Onyx Fine Arts/ Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

2016  AME Church, Exhibit ‘Journey to Bimbia, the forgotten journey’ Seattle, WA             

2016   C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA            

2016   Hiawatha Artists’ Lofts Gallery, Seattle, WA           

2016   Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts Gallery, Seattle, WA            

2016   University of Washington, UBANTU Exhibit, Seattle, WA            

2016  TK VCR Gallery, Seattle, WA             

2016  Onyx Gallery, Belltown, WA             

2016  Onyx Gallery, Belltown WA            

2016  Sound Alley Gallery at Experience Music Project, Nominated Featured Artist 

2016 Edith Greene Wendell Wyatt Gallery, Portland OR   

2015 Women’s Show Wikstrom Brothers Gallery

2015 University of Washington, Jacob Lawrence Gallery thru Onyx Fine Arts Group Exhibition  

2015  Tashiro Kaplan Arts Collective             

2015  SPACE Gallery, Seattle, WA             

2015   WA State Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA             

2014  Gage Academy of Art Teaching Artist Group Exhibit                                                                    

2014  Group Exhibit Wikstrom Brothers Gallery             

2014 – 2015 First Place Award Winner: Onyx Exhibit at WA State                                          Convention and Trade Center

2014 Sundiata Festival Seattle Center              

2014  Onyx Fine Arts Collective:: Wider View Exhibit Richland Public Library, Richland, WA                                   

2014 Experience Music Project Museum              

2013 Painting Submission to Student Fundraiser Event at Georgetown Campus through YouthCare’s YouthBuild; Mentored student in the design, creation and implementation of Art Auction Fundraising Event 2013  Majestic Arts Group Show, Greenwood WA             


Seattle City Hall Anne Frock Gallery Group Exhibit

2013  TNT Foundation through Dawn Cherry: Fundraiser Donation/Exhibit            

2012 The Evergreen State College: Art of Living Auction             

2012 Tashiro Kaplan Arts, Ellen Hochberg Corridor Gallery – Who Does She Think She Is Exhibit             

2012 Elvistravaganza Festival, Seattle Center featured King Five News             

2012 Seattle Center Sundiata Festival           2012  Art on the Ridge, Greenwood WA

2012  Gallery at Towne Centre: Featured Artist, Lake Forest Park

Shoreline Arts Commission

2010-2011   The Gallery at Tacoma Community College

2011 The Head Show, Wikstrom Brothers Gallery              

2011   The Evergreen State College, Art of Living Auction Event            

2011   ‘Nature: a Course for The Future’: Art on The Ridge            

2010   The Art Stimulus Party: Auction Event to Support 1x1          

2010   The Evergreen State College: Art of Living Auction          

2010   Wikstrom Brothers Gallery: Scenes of Seattle Art Show           

2010  Mystic Sons of Morris Graves, Kaplan Bldg.: Juried Group Invitational: Curator Charles Kraft, Artist Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle, WA            

2010   Wikstrom Brothers Gallery: Wallingford, WA            

2010   Art on The Ridge: Featured Artist, Greenwood, WA            

2010   North Seattle Community College - Donation to Benefit Haiti        2009   Atlas Foods Restaurant - University Village           

2009   Urban Art Fair - C Art Gallery, Central District, Seattle, WA           

2009  Washington State University Gallery: Western, WA              

2009  Sundiata Arts Festival: NW African American Museum, Seattle, WA            

2008    Atlas Foods Restaurant: The University Village, Seattle, WA

2008   Sundiata Arts Festival: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall           

2006  Ouch My Eye Art Gallery: Bemis Building, Seattle, WA

2006  Sundiata Arts Festival: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

2005  Local Color Art Café: Seattle, WA Pike Market

2005  Artist Trust Auction Event: Seattle City Hall Gallery

2005  Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs: Seattle City Hall


Seattle Art Museum: Conciliation Project, University of Washington

2004  Artist Trust: Artist Trust Edge Group Show             

2004   Art Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA            

2004   Seattle Central Community College Gallery, Seattle, WA            

2003   University of Washington: Ethnic Cultural Theater, Angelina McQuarter           

2001  Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center             

1996  The Evergreen State College Art Gallery             

1991  Seattle Central Community College, Student Exhibition