EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. Art; California State University, Northridge; 1981
B.A. Art; California State University, Northridge; 1979
B.S. Education; Temple University; Philadelphia, PA; 1961
University of California at Los Angeles; 1956-9
Figurative Sculpture; Martine Vaugel Atalier, France

 

TEACHING CREDENTIALS

1982 State of California; Community College, Art (Current)
1978 State of California; Single Subject, Art; Multiple Subjects (Clear)
1963 State of New York; Elementary Education (Life)

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

California Lutheran University, Ceramics Instructor, 2004-2013 (retired)
UCLA Extension, Transformational Art Lecturer; 1992-94
Moorpark Community College; 2D and 3D Design Instructor; 1985-2009
Loyola Marymount University; Laband Art Gallery Acting Director; 1985, 1987-88
Moorpark Community College; Ceramics Instructor; 1982-92
Loyola Marymount University; Laband Art Gallery Preparator; 1984-87
UCLA Extension; Visual Arts Instructor; 1984-86
Independent Artist, ceramic sculptor; 1981-present
Shourt Works, Ltd.; North Hollywood; Model builder; 1981
Los Angeles Unified School District; Part-time Art/Ceramics Instructor; 1968-1980

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

2004 Corresponding Academician, Accademia Internazionale, Italia
1983-04 Active as apprentice and ceremonial leader in Native American Transformational Ceramonies
1984-present Memberships in Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Crafts Council,
Craft and Folk Art Museum, American Crafts Council, LACMA, MOCA
1984 Organizer for Ground Zero: Artist React to Nuclear Issues
1984-5 Chairman of the Juried Exhibition for Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art
1984 Vice-President of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Programs
1982-3 President of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art
1981-2 Newsletter co-editor for Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art

 

TEACHING SACRED SEXUALITY and LEADING TRANSFORMATIONAL CEREMONIES

2014 Sexuality is Sacred; Ventura Museum of History and Art; Ventura, California
2011 Maiden Ceremony for Emily; Encino, California
2010 Maiden Ceremony for Carol Ann; Carpinteria, California
2004, 2005, 2006 Women and Sprituality Conference: Sacred Sexuality. State University of Minnesota; Mankato, Minnesota
2004 Presenter: Star Maiden Circle; Women’s Retreat for UNITARIAN Church; deBenniville Pines, Angeles Oaks, California
2004 Vision-Quest with Body Harmony, Tujunga, California
2004 Presenter at Woman-gathering; Franklinville, New York
2005 Lecture for National Association of Child Birthing, Santa Rosa, California
2005 Divine Feminine: Lecture to Gender Studies, California Lutheran University; Thousand Oaks, California
2003 Purification Lodge and Workshop on Sacred Sexuality; Marimba House; Rustlers’ Valley, South Africa
2003 Prayer Dance Ceremony; Northridge, California
2003 Purification Lodge at the Ojai Foundation; Ojai,California
2003 Goddess 3K; Seattle, Washington
2002 Women’s Spirituality Forum; Oakland, California
2002 Prayer Dance Ceremony; Matilija, California
2002 Equinox Ceremony; Circle K Ranch, Malibu, CA.
2002 Star Maiden Circle for Unitarians; Newbury Park, California
2001, 2002, 2003 Pagan Spirit Gathering: Purification lodge; Star Maiden Circle, Sacredness of sex; Ohio
2001 Summer Solstice Ceremony; Northridge, California
2001-2002 Goddess Gala, Westchester, New Hampshire
2001-2002 Womongathering, Scranton, Pennsylvania
2001-2002 Pagan Spirit Gathering, Athens, Ohio
2000 Reclaiming the Sacred Source: 3 day celebration of Feminine Energy for women and men; Zaca Lake, Santa Inez, California
2000 Summer Solstice Ceremony; Northridge, California
2000 and 2001 Womangathering; Wilkesberry, Pennsylvania
2000 Star Dance; near Gallup. New Mexcio
1999 Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Sacredness of Sexuality for women; Huntington Lake, California
1999 Advanced Saredness of Sexuality for women; Huntington Lake, California
1999 Reclaiming the Sacred Source: 3 day celebration of Feminine Energy for women and men; Gold Creek Ranch, Little Tujunga, CA
1999 Summer Solstice Ceremony; Northridge, California
1998 Reclaiming the Sacred Source: Sacredness of sexuality; Huntington Lake, California
1998 Goddess Lecture: Moorpark College Women’s Studies; Moorpark, California
1998 Water Women: 3 day celebration of feminine energy for women and men; Wright Ranch, Malibu, California
1998-1999 Ending Violence Against Women; Northridge, California
1996 Bridging the Gap; What can we give each other to create openness to love; Northridge, California
1996 Eagle Dance; Northridge, California
1996-1998 Purification Lodges, Maiden Ceremonies, and Workshops on Sacred Sexuality; Herbal Symposium, Ojai, California
1995 Presenter; Conference of Ecopsychology; Malibu, California
1990 Isis Ceremony; Wright Ranch, Malibu, California
1989-2004 1 to 3 Vision Quests led each year; Santa Margarita, Gold Creek Ranch in Little Tujunga, Zaca Lake, Joshua Tree
1989 Evening with Educators; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, California
1986-2004 Purification Lodges; Northridge, Ca.; Wright Ranch, Malibu, California
1976 Journey to Japan and visit to Shoji Hamada’s (living National Treasure of Japan) compound