Exhibitions, Presentations, Education

Art Exhibitions:
2014 CHROMA: The MFA-Illustration Visual Thesis Exhibit Museum at F.I.T., New York, NY
2012 The Triangle Factory Fire Exhibit Museum at F.I.T., New York, NY
2011 Solo Exhibit Waldwick Public Library, Waldwick, NJ
2010 CBIG Exhibit: “Dragons and Magic” Jefferson Market Library, New York, NY
2010 River Edge Travels the Globe River Edge Cultural Center, River Edge, NJ
2008 – 2015 Art of the Tuesday Night Midland Park Library, Midland Park, NJ
Speaking Engagements:
2015 The Triangle Factory Fire: a Dual Engagement with Debbie Wells Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
2012 Guest Speaker Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ
2011 “The Essentials of Children’s Books” Graphic Artists Guild, Illustrators at the Guild, NYC
2010 – 2011 Panel Participant at Books NJ BCCLS Library System, Paramus, NJ
2010 Panel Participant: “Celebrating Ed Young” Hastings Public Library, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
2008 Author Night The Post Road School, White Plains, NY
2008 Panel Participant, SCBWI Illustrators’ Conference Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
2008 “Exploring Picture Books” Lecture Series The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2007 “Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books” School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2007 Author/Illustrator Days The Little Red Schoolhouse, New York, NY
Presentations and Book Signings: “From Brown Bag to Picture Book”
2014 George W. Miller PARP Night, Nanuet Schools, Nanuet, NY
2011 Waldwick Public Library, Waldwick, NJ
2011, 2005 Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ
2009 Chapel School, Bronxville, NY
2009 Daisy Girl Scouts of Ridgewood, NJ
2008 Wyckoff Family YMCA, Wyckoff, NJ
2008 River Edge Public Library, River Edge, NJ
2007 Borders Express, Paramus, NJ
2007, 2005, 2004 Barnes & Noble, Ridgewood, NJ
2005 Archer Nursery School, Allendale, NJ
2005 Community Church, Ridgewood, NJ
2005 Hillside School, Allendale, NJ
Awards:
2014 1st Place Winner: NJ SCBWI “Books for Kids” Competition
2013 1st Runner Up: NJ SCBWI “Books for Kids” Competition
2005 IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award for That Dancin’ Dolly, Dutton Children’s Books
Education: MFA Illustration Degree, Class of 2014: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Written Thesis: “The Art of Collage in Children’s Book Illustration”
Visual Thesis: “Sew Strong: The Legacy of the Triangle Factory Fire”
MA Degree, Art Education: College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
BA Degree, Studio Art Major, Education Minor: Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY
Certifications: NYS and NJ Teachers’ Certification, Elementary Education K – 6; Studio Art K – 12.
Affiliations: Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Graphic Artists Guild, Children’s Book Illustrators Group (C-BIG), Author’s Guild
Community:
2010 – 2012 ESL Teacher/Volunteer, Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood, NJ