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y age three, art had become my response to the world around me. I completed a BA in Art at PSU, then moved on to teaching and graphics. In 1985 I began attending Mt. Angel Abbey's Artists Workshop, which later became the Iconographic Arts Institute. In iconography, my experience as a calligrapher and graphic designer combine with my love of painting and my interest in liturgy, theology and spirituality.  As an iconographer, I am called to assist in revealing the mystery of God made human through painting, teaching, and prayer. As a member of the Church I am called to put my skills at the service of the people of God, and to welcome each person to the mystery of Christ.
| Work Experience | Training | Presentations | Exhibitions | Publications | Works on Display |
Teacher of iconography at Abbey Iconography Institute at Franciscan Renewal Center,1997— 1999, and at Mt. Angel Abbey, 1994 – 2003, Queen of Angels Monastery 2004 – present
Instructor at North Florida Iconography Institute, 2009 – present
Liturgy coordinator at St. Matthew Parish, Hillsboro, OR, 2002 -- 2005
Private instructor of iconography, September, 2001- present
Instructor Byzantine drawing Portland, 2006 – 2008
Team member of fresco project in Floyd Dryden Middle School, Juneau Alaska, May, 2000
Fresco project at St. Matthew parish-- design, organize, execute, and coordinate volunteer help for 7’ x 10’ fresco project in chapel, Jan., 2000
Team teacher, along with Mary Katsilometes, of monthly or alternating monthly iconography classes at Mt. Angel, Oct., 1999 - 2008
Instructor of watercolor and experimental drawing for Seniors Making Art Program, at Oasis held at Meier & Frank in Portland, May - July, 1999, at Portland Art Museum, Feb. - April, 1998, Oct. -  Dec., 1997
Team member-fresco project in chapel for Egon Sendler, S.J., in Publier, France, Aug., 1998 
Assistant instructor at Mt. Angel Abbey Iconography Institute, 1996 -1997
Local leader of No Limits, a woman artist's organization, May, 1994 -1996
Picture-framer, 1993 - 1996
Team leader of reorganization of Iconography Institute, 1991
Volunteer design coordinator of liturgical art and projects used in church setting, with help of up to 20 people on each of several projects, St. Matthew Catholic Church, Hillsboro, 1983 - 1989
Free lance and part time graphic design for clients including Oregon Health Sciences University (Portland), Compass Electronics (Forest Grove), FEI (Hillsboro), Country Tales, Ltd. (Hillsboro), Parent Child Preschools of Oregon (Portland), and many other clients, 1977 - 1991
Taught Calligraphy to adults, Hillsboro, 1990
Part-time art teacher at Portland Evening High School, 1975 - 1977
Substitute art teacher at Portland and Hillsboro High Schools, 1975 - 1977

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Continuing education conferences at Queen of Angels Monastery, Mt. Angel, Franciscan Renewal Center, Portland, Mt Angel Abbey during Iconography Institute and at Form / Reform conferenced on environment and art in Catholic worship.
Study of fresco and advanced iconography with Fr. Egon Sendler in Publier, France, August, 1998
Advanced study of iconography under Fr. Sendler at Centre de Etude Russe, Meudon, (near Paris) France, Oct. Nov., 1992
Study of iconography under Charles Rohrbacher at Mt. Angel Iconography Institute, 1988-1998
Study of iconography under Michael O'Brien at Mt. Angel Artist's Workshop, 1985-1986
B.A. in Art, Secondary Teaching Certificate, Portland State University, concentration in painting and drawing, 1975

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History of the Icon—Iconographic Arts Institute, Mt. Angel, OR, annually since 1997
The Living Tradition of Iconography—Iconographic Arts Institute, Mt. Angel, OR, June 2009
Praying the Luminous Mysteries with Icons—North Florida Icon Retreat, Tallahassee, Jan., 2009
Introduction to Icons—Presentation to guests at opening of exhibit at Pacific Lutheran University, July 27, 2008
Iconography of St. Matthew Triptych—to Adult Ed group, St. Matthew, Hillsboro, OR, May, 2008
Iconography and Spirituality of the Protections of the Mother of God—Iconographic Arts Institute, Mt. Angel, OR, 2007
Introduction to Icons (with Mary Katsilometes)—Presentation to Namaste (Ecumenical Spirituality Group), April, 2002
Introduction to Icons (with Mary Katsilometes)—Presentation to Christianity and the Visual Arts class, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, October, 2001
Iconography of the Holy Family—Holy Family Parish, Portland, OR, 2001
Praying With Icons -- To newly baptized and confirmed adult members of Church, yearly or biennially since 1999
Speaker on iconography during series on spirituality at Listening Heart Books, Portland, March, 1999
To Women’s book group about writing of icon of St. Elizabeth the Wonderworker, Franciscan Renewal Center, Portland, Nov., 1998
Led Artists’ Retreat, Mt. Angel Abbey, May, 1998
Introductory talk about Icons to organizers and members preparing for Seminary Tea, Portland, March, 1998
Participant in panel exploring impact of religion in personal life, workplace, St. Matthew Parish, Confirmation program, Hillsboro, OR, April, 1997
Two-evening adult education presentation on Iconography at St. Matthew   Parish, Nov. 1996
Introductory presentation to Liturgy Commission of St.Matthew. Inauguration of 6-month program to reintroduce Roman Rite Catholics to their shared heritage of Iconography, April, 1995
Intro to Iconography, talk to high school students, St. Matthew, 1994
The Artist as Iconographer, talk at Iconography Institute, June, 1993
Art as Physical Expression of Prayer, St. Matthew Parish Adult Education, March, 1993
Iconography presented to Intro to Church History class at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, October, 1989
Series of slide lectures presented with Fr. Don Durand. Topics included Early Christian Art, Icons, the Image of Christ in Art, the Cross, Hillsboro, 1986
Early Christian Art, lecture and slides, presented to Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at St. Matthew Church, Hillsboro, 1983-1987

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Icons included in exhibition Picturing Faith: Continuing Traditions in Iconography and Illumination at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, July 27-August 22, 2008, in conjunction with pages from the new St. John’s Bible exhibit at Tacoma Art Museum.
Icons exhibited in small group exhibit at Catholic Medical Association Conference in Portland, OR, October, 2005
Icon of The Incredulity of St. Thomas included in CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) traveling exhibit:
         Dadian Gallery, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., Jan. – March, 2002
         Shafer Memorial Art Gallery, Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS, Nov., 2001 – Jan., 2002
         Marywood University Art Galleries, Scranton, PA, Sept. – Oct., 2001
         Fourth Church, Chicago, IL, July – Aug., 2001
         Cross View Lutheran Church, Edina, Minnesota, May – June, 2001
         Hamilton Gallery, Montreat College, Montreat, NC, April, 2001
         Northwestern College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, Nov. – Dec., 2000
         Gallery W, Sacramento, CA, Oct. – Nov., 2000
         Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aug. – Sept., 2000
         Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, May – June, 2000
Icon of St. Mary of Egypt at Listening Heart Bookstore, Portland, OR, 1998
Organization of work of Iconographic Arts Institute studens and instructors, Queen of Angels Monastery, Mt. Angel, OR, 1998
Assisted in organization of iconography exhibit (which included my work) for Seminary Tea, Portland, April, 1998
Display of icons at artists’ exhibit at Federal Diocesan Liturgical Convention, Seattle, October, 1997
Icons displayed at Liturgical Art Exhibit and at Cathedral-fest, Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, Sept., 1996
Group artist exhibit, Form/Reform National Conference on Environment and Art in Catholic Worship, Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug., 1996
Exhibitor at Liturgical Arts Festival of Archdiocese of Seattle, Tacoma, WA., 1995, Bellevue WA., 1996
Group artist exhibit, Form/Reform National Conference on Environment and Art in Catholic Worship, San Diego, CA, March, 1995
Display of holiday banner at Tuality Community Hospital, Hillsboro, Dec. 1995 & 1993
Group show of religious artwork at Mt. Angel Abbey Library, Nov., 1993
Group show of works by No Limits women artists, University of Portland, Sept., 1993
Exhibition of Iconography at St. Matthew, Hillsboro, Sept., 1992
Display and use of banners and liturgical art, St. Matthew, ongoing since 1983
Painting and drawing at opening of Minuteman Press, Hillsboro, 1982

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Catholic Sentinel, work included in article on dedication of new office building including a chapel with fresco of Our Lady of Guadalupe (which I completed in Jan., 2000), Feb. 13, 2000
Author and editor, Institute News, newsletter of Iconographic Arts Institute, Jan., 1999 - present
Image of icon of Jesus and the Disciples at Emmaus, inside front cover, Environment & Art Letter, Oct., 1999
Wrote article about attending fresco class in France, Mt. Angel Letter, publication of Mt. Angel Abbey, June, 1999
Same article on fresco class appeared in Catholic Sentinel, Feb., 1999
Image of icon of St. Mary of Egypt included in press release for exhibit at Queen of Angels Priory, Mt. Angel, Catholic Sentinel, Sept., 1998
Article about Servite commission including photo of my work in Orange County Bulletin, Diocese of Orange, CA, Dec., 1997
Icon of St. Elizabeth the Wonderworker appears on front cover of book, Finding Our Voices:  Women’s Wisdom and Faith, by Patricia O’Connell Killen, Crossroad, 1997
Icon of St. Elizabeth the Wonderworker on back cover of Environment and Art Letter (published by Liturgical Training Publications, Chicago, Illinois), Aug. 1996
Illustrations for The Art of Theological Reflection, by Patricia O'Connell Killen and John DeBeer, Crossroad, NY, 1994
Environment and Art Letter, (Published by LT P, Chicago) author of article "Response to Form/Reform Conference of March, 1995", article, June, 1995
Environment and Art Letter, icon of Elijah placed on cover, Jan. 1996 issue
Environment and Art Letter, iconography featured inside front cover in "Doing Good Work", Jan., 1996
Environment and Art Letter, author of article which included an illustration of an icon written through the hand of Kathy Sievers, "One Difference Between Artists and Iconographers" March, 1996

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