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Curatorial Experience

Program Director, TAO, a volunteer, not-for-profit: Three major international projects -
1997   Akio Hizume's "Democracy Steps for Cedar Falls", an extensive permanent installation for Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Catalog Essay.
1992-93   Initiated exchange between three U.S. artists who did solo exhibits in Kiev and visit of two Ukrainian artists with Soviet Poster exhibit.
1989-90   Shaanxi-Ohio Exchange of Art and Artists between Shaanxi Province, P.R.C. and State of Ohio. Catalog Essay.
1981-95   As Independent Curator:
1990   "Moving the Margin" Emily Davis Gallery, Akron University. Catalog Essay.
1986   Curator and producer for "Jan Harrison:Painter". A videotape produced by TAO. Video Tape.
1984   "Minding Measure: Measuring Mind", Islip Museum. Installations by Mel Bochner, Ann Dewald, Barry Le Va, Thomas Macaulay, William Ramage, Judy Rifka. Catalog Essay.
1983   Co-ordinated arts community and prepared proposal for Living Arts Building, Columbus, OH.
1982   "Aspects of Perception" Andersen Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University and Emily Blum Institute, Bard College. Installation exhibits plus symposium and invited speakers. Artists: Enrique Castro Cid, Benni Effrat, Thomas Macaulay, John Davies, Nahum Tevet, Heidi Gluck, David Leach, William Ramage. Virginia Symposium: Howard Risatti, Michael Kubovy, Bruce Goldstein, John Davies. Proceedings editor - Marilyn Zeitlin. Bard Lectures: Morse Peckham, Arthur Danto edited by Linda Weintraub. Overall co-ordination by Michael Jones. Catalog Essay.
1982   "Ten Solo Exhibition". Wright State University, Dayton. OH. Artists: Terry Dike, Hudson, Audrey Skuodas, Jan Harrison, James Friedman, Vicki Mansoor, David Leach, Ron Kroutel, Gary Schwindler, Marty Kalb. Invited by Michael Jones with OAC funds. Catalog Essay.
1980-81   Symposum Consultant to Oberlin College for "Supra-Classicism - The role of Systems in Twentieth Century Art". Sponsored by Cleveland Foundation.

As Director, O.S.U.Gallery of Fine Art.
Developed from one person to staff FTE of 9. Initiated stimulating contemporary programming of national and regional art plus faculty and student exhibits. 5 sites, 10-14 changes per quarter. Visiting artists and/or critics Autumn, Winter, Spring.
Established Contemporary Collection.
Wrote O.S.U. Challenge Grant Proposals for the Museum Enrichment Programs of N.E.H and N.E.A.


As Director, O.S.U. Hopkins Gallery.
Expanded exhibit options to include national as well as regional art and artists.

1973   Symposium Assistant for "The Arts in Higher Education". An O.S.U. Dept of Art special project.
1971   As Graduate Student one of three initiating Graduate Student Materials Scholarship fund using annual exhibition "Graduate '71" as focus.
1970   Founding member, Columbus Community of Working Artists.
1964-65   Initiator, joint-owner and craftsperson for small crafts gallery, Swarthmore, PA. A co-operative sales gallery with exhibit space for professionals national repute.
1957-65   While homemaker, Vice-President of pre-school group that leased and re-furbished a disused library building with funds raised in the community.
1955-56   Administrative Assistant to Dean of Science and Registrar, Victoria University of Wellington.
1946-50   Majored in Business with advanced accounting, Wellington Girls' College.


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