About Me

Artist Bio        Resume

EDUCATION
I received my BA in Art from the University of San Diego in 1976. I did most of my undergraduate study at Michigan State University, with a major in Art and a minor in English

SELECTED ONE-PERSON SHOWS
Ombu Salon + Spa, Edmonds, WA, 2016
“The BIG One” PhinneyWood Art Walk, one month installation,
    Works Progress, Seattle, WA 2015
Edmonds Realty, One month installation and Art Walk, Edmonds, WA 2015
Edward Jones Investments, Two month installation and Art Walk, Edmonds, WA 2014
Semantics Gallery, Featured Artist, Edmonds WA, 2012
Edmonds Art Walk, C'est la Vie, Edmonds WA 2012
SCHACK Art Center, Gallery Store Featured Artist,
    Everett WA, 2012
Mukilteo Art & Frame Gallery Show, Mukilteo WA, 2011
Frank and Dunya, Fun and Functional Art Gallery,
    Seattle, WA 2007, 2011
Washington Hall Gallery, Centralia College,
    Centralia WA 2010
Chaco Canyon, "Pause for Animals show", Seattle WA 2010
Art Up Art Walk, Rising Stars, Seattle 2009
Blue Star Café, Seattle 2009
Ballard Art Walk, Seattle, WA, 2003, 2004, 2006
Greenwood Art Walk, Seattle WA, 2003, 2004, 2005
University District Art Walk, Seattle, WA 2005
Laura Frost Gallery, Seattle, WA
    Natural Images show 2005
    Pause for Animals show 2005
Fiber Gallery, Seattle, WA 2005
Teapot Vegetarian House Restaurants
    Redmond, WA 2005 Seattle, 2003, 2004
Sunlight Cafe, Seattle WA, 2004
Doggie Style Salon, Seattle WA, 2004
Watershed Cafe, Seattle WA, 1998, 2001, 2003
Desert Rose Productions, Seattle, WA, 2001
Broadwick Cafe, Seattle WA, 2000
Allegro Cafe, Seattle WA, 1999
Kreider Gallery, Seattle WA, 1997

SELECTED TWO OR MORE PERSON SHOWS
Eastshore Gallery Holiday Show, Bellevue WA, 2016
SCHACK Art Center, 20th Juried Gallery Show, biennial collection of Northwest artists,
    Everett, WA, 2016
Edmonds Art Studio tour, two person studio, Edmonds WA, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Wedgewood Art Festival, Seattle WA 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Artworks, "Puget Sound Artists Gift Show", Edmonds WA, 2013, 2015, 2016
Edmonds Art Festival Juried Gallery, Edmonds, WA 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Washington State Convention Center, "Christmas in Seattle Gift and Gourmet Food Show",
    Seattle WA, 2013, 2014
SCHACK Art Center, 19th Juried Gallery Show, biennial collection of Northwest artists
    -2nd place 2D winner, Everett, WA, 2014
Best of the Northwest, Seattle, WA
    Spring 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2014
    Summer 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
    Fall 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Laura Frost Gallery, "Garden Art Show,"
    Seattle WA 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 (solo painter)
Edmonds Library, "Artfully Avian" Edmonds, WA, 2013, 2014
North Seattle Community College Gallery, Garden Art Show, 2013
Swedish Hospital Edmonds, Rotating Exhibit,
    Edmonds WA, 2011 - 2013
Semantics Gallery, "Flying High in Edmonds"  Edmonds WA 2012
Fraker/Scott Gallery, ICON, Seattle, WA, 20011
SCHACK Art Center, 18th Juried Gallery Show, Everett, WA, 2011
Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA 2010, 2011
Monte Cristo Gallery, Pets on Parade III, Everett WA, 2011
Lowell Art Works Artist Studios and Gallery,
    The Domestic Animals Show, Everett WA, 2011
University District Street Fair, Seattle WA, 2010
Corner Studio and Gallery, "Hay 4 Horses", Everett, WA 2010
Parklane Gallery, "Contemporary Art Juried Show," Kirkland WA 2010 Parklane Gallery 2nd Annual Juried show, "Fur, Feathers & Fins,"
    Kirkland WA 2009
Phinney Center, "Phinney Home and Garden Art Show," Seattle WA 2009
Seattle Vineyard, "Renew, Rebuild, Restore" Seattle, WA 2009,
    Judges choice professional category
Occidental Gallery, "Bettering the World through Art," Seattle, WA 2009,
Frank and Dunya, Fun and Functional Art Gallery,
    "Purr-spectives," Seattle, WA 2008
Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council Gallery,
    "Green: Art & the Environment," Shoreline WA 2008
Laura Frost Gallery, "Spring Group Show," Seattle, WA 2008, 2014
Edmonds Center for the Arts, "Art of Our Mothers," Edmonds, WA 2008
Arts Council of Snohomish County Gallery, Everett WA, 2008
Solovei Gallery, "Roaring and Purring", Everett, WA 2008
Solovei Gallery, "Trees are Us", Everett WA, 2008
Solovei Gallery, "Art for Arf", Everett, WA 2007
Edmonds Conference Center, "On Wing," Edmonds, WA, 2007
Laura Frost Gallery, "Colors of Compassion," Seattle, WA
    2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Shoreline Arts Festival, Shoreline, WA, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009
Des Moines Florist Gallery, Des Moines, WA, 2006-2007
Town Hall, In Defense of Animals - Africa Art Auction, Seattle, WA 2006
Mukilteo Light House Festival Juried Art Show, Mukilteo WA, 2006, 2007
"Artists for Animals" shows benefiting NARN, Seattle WA
    Sev Shoon Arts Center / Ballard Works, 2004, 2005
    Capitol Hill Arts Center, 2003, 2004
    Mr. Spots Chai House, 2004
Washington State Convention Center, "Technique in Media," Seattle, WA 2005
Snohomish Arts Council Gallery, Everett, WA 2005
Dooley's Dog House, benefiting Pasado's Safe Haven, Kirkland, WA 2005
University of New Mexico, "The Sacred Feminine," Los Alamos, NM 2005
Pratt Fine Arts Center Holiday Sale, Seattle, WA, 2000, 2001, 2002
BKB & Company Gallery, "Raining Catz and Dogz", Tacoma, WA 2002
Artists' Gallery of Seattle, Seattle, WA 2001
FareStart Restaurant, Seattle WA, 2000 (Two-person exhibition)
Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle WA, 2000
Black Lab Gallery, Holiday sale, Seattle WA 1998
Ballard ArtsFeast 98, and Ballard ArtsFeast 99, Seattle WA, 1998, 1999

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
2010: I am the weekly "art auntie" at an Art Drop In for Homeless Young Adults. The Drop In is a casual two hour space at the Seattle Vineyard that I initiated for the purpose of chatting, chilling, snacking, and making art with young friends from the streets.

2006: Featured artist in November and December at Brookside Elementary School in Lake Forest Park Washington, as part of a program created by the Art Docents of that school to introduce students to the style, motivation, and technique of various artists. Students of all grades painted large, colorful animals in the "Mary Anne Nagy" style.

2006: My images "Pigs Peace" and "Pink Pastures" serve as background art on the websites for Pigs Peace Sanctuary and their wonderful Seattle store Sidecar for Pigs Peace. My Pigs Peace image also serves as cover art for a new documentary DVD about the sanctuary by Mark Ring.

2005: My work is being used as logo and promotional art for the Canadian Goose Program created by PAWS in coordination with the Humane Society of the United States and Seattle Parks & Recreation

2003-2005: Art coordinator/curator for "Artists for Animals" shows benefiting the Northwest Animal Rights Network. The shows featured the work of artists from Washington as well as various other states, and Canada.

1998 - 2001: Art Specialist with homeless youth, New Horizons Ministries, Seattle, WA

2001: Art with Refugee Women, Seattle, WA

1992-1996: Community Outreach Worker, White Street Arts Center, Champaign, IL. I worked to make arts classes available to at-risk youth.

1993: Weekly art for children at the Women in Transition Center, a shelter for homeless women, Champaign, IL.

1992: Art enrichment classes at Leal Elementary School, Urbana, IL

ART DONATIONS
Farm Sanctuary Gala
Seattle Dog Festival -Ginger's Pet Rescue & Cesar Millan Foundation
They Shall Walk Art Benefit
Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants
Pawative Alliance
Pasado's Safe Haven
H'Arts Auction for the Arts Council of Snohomish County
Michigan Animal Rescue League
IDA Africa Art Auction
Homeward Pet Adoption Center - Spring for Pets Auction
Purrfect Pals Shelter for Felines - Black Cat Ball
Planned Pethood Incorporated
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project - Colors of Compassion
Pigs Peace Sanctuary - Silent Auctions & Week of Art at the Sanctuary
PAWS - Wild Nights Auction, & Logo art for Seattle Goose Program
Northwest Animal Rights Network - Poster art for Artists for Animals shows
ARF-Animal Rescue League
Animal Acres Sanctuary gala
PETA 25th Anniversary Gala
Children's Hospital - Mary Helen Hickman Guild & Preston Kuppe Guild supporting the Uncompensated Care Fund

FREELANCE FUN
2001 - 2012: Marketing my images as cards and prints through my web site,
    Fine Art America and through various shows and festivals.
    Member of Northwest Art Alliance and Artist Connect.
2002: Logo art for Singing Elephant Productions
2000: Logo art for theatrical performance "The View from Here"
2000: CD Cover "Larger than Jazz"
1998: New Horizons Exterior Building Sign, 2709 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
1980's: Occasional freelance design work for some licensing products of the wonderful nationally syndicated cartoonist Cathy Guisewite (my sister!)