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Vitae

  • Education
  • M.F.A. 2004 PhotographySavannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

B.A. 1996 EnglishArmstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

A.A.S. 1992 EducationGeorgia Military College, Kingsland, Georgia

  • Areas of Specialization: Analog, Alternative and Digital Photography
  • Minor Study: Music and Film Theory

Professional Experience

  • 2010-
  • Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana (tenured)

  • 2007-2014
  • Program Director, Studio Art, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 2004-2010
  • Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 2002-2003
  • Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Introduction to Photography

  • 1999
  • Adjunct Faculty, Valdosta State University, Kings Bay Campus, Kingsland, Georgia, Developmental Studies

  • Solo/’Small Group’ Exhibition Record (solo shows marked with an asterisk)
  • 2015*
  • Mercurial Attraction: Recent Works, Lupke Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

*Travels in Plastic, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

  • 2014
  • *Insidious Charms, Gallery G, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana, Invited

  • 2013
  • *Through the Glass Nightly, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited (catalog)

*Through the Glass Nightly, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana, Invited

Plastic Fantastic Toy Camera Extravaganza, Feature Gallery, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Curator and Participant

  • 2010
  • *Through the Glass Nightly, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited (catalog)

  • 2008
  • The Alphabet Show, SOMA Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Phantasmagoria & Other Miscellaneous Artifacts, Fort Wayne Chamber, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Elements of Photography, John Jellico Gallery, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO, Invited

  • 2007
  • Toy Boxes: The Art of the Plastic Camera, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Educational Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, Invited

  • 2006
  • Over the Edge, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia, Juried

Feminine Documentation: A Motherlode Exhibition, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Spring 2006 Exhibition, 237 Space Gallery, Toledo, Ohio, Juried

*7th Street Gallery, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, Invited

  • 2004
  • *Insidious Charms: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Savannah Collegeof Art and Design, Cabaret Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

  • 2002
  • *Madwoman in the Attic, Half Moon Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

  • 2000
  • A Fistful of Photographs: New Work from Group 490, A.T. Hun Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, Invited

  • Selected Group Exhibition Record
  • 2015
  • 21st Annual Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, Juried (catalog)

Alternative Processes, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, Juried (catalog)

Curious Camera: Extra-UN-Ordinary, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, Juried, Honorable Mention

University of Saint Francis Faculty Exhibition, Crestwoods Fine Art, Roanoke, Indiana, Invited

Texas Photographic Society Alternative Processes Competition, Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, Juried (catalog)

Soho Photo Krappy Kamera Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York, Juried

  • 2014
  • Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Washington Street Art Center, 321 Washington Street, Somerville, Massachusetts, Juried (catalog)

AP Studio Art Invitational Exhibition 2014, Utah Arts Alliance, Salt Lake City, Utah, Invited

Fort Side Story, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

  • 2013
  • Lots of Little Art, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried, Honorable Mention Award

AP Studio Art Invitational Exhibition 2013, The Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Invited

The Edges of Night: Dawn and Dusk, Online Annex, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, Juried

Another Way of Seeing, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, Louisiana, Juried

Piecemeal, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Methods (Alternative), The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, Juried (catalog)

  • 2012
  • Fort Wayne 1x1: A Community Art Project, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Co-Director and Participant

9th Regional Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

Iphoneography, Rebekah Jacobs Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, Juried

  • 2011
  • FemInUs: A Motherlode Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

The Kinsey Institute 2011 Juried Art Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, Indiana, Juried (purchase award)

  • 2010
  • Alternative Process Competition, SOHO PHOTO Gallery, New York, New York, Juried

Three Rivers Invitational, John P. Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Pixels to Plates, Featured Artist, Pacific Northwest Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, Invited

  • 2009
  • Lots of Little Art, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

The Travel Show, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Juried

The Struggle Within, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Juried

Big Ideas in Small Packages: A Motherlode Exhibition, Jeffrey Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

A Million Little Pictures, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Open

Being Gay: A Visual Dialogue Between Straight and GLBT Artists, Second City Council for the Arts, Long Beach, CA, Juried

  • 2008
  • Pixels to Plates, International 2008, Pacific Northwest Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, Juried

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Open

7th Regional Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

Photo Midwest: A Seven State Photography Competition, University of Wisconsin, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, Juried (Purchase Award)

  • 2007
  • Texas Photographic Society 16: The National Competition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, Texas, Juried

Stacked: Artwork Inspired by Reading Material, Motherlode Group, Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, Indiana, Juried, Best in Show

Bike Shop: Imagination on Wheels, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, Invited

Women’s Works 2007: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Northwest Area Arts Council, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Juried

“I” The Self-Portrait, The Darkroom, New Orleans Center for the Photographic Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana, Juried

Fort Wayne Photographers, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

Renewal: Celebrating Art and Community, Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

  • 2006
  • Photo Midwest: A Celebration of Photography, The Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, Juried, (purchase award)

2006 Digital Open, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IllinoisPlaces We Call Home

2006 Photography Exhibition, Northwest Cultural Council, Barrington, Illinois, Juried

Sister Cities International Exhibition, Plock Photography Society, Zielinski Library, Plock, Poland, Invited

2-D-2 Exhibition, Energy Gallery, Online Exhibition, Juried

National Women’s Art Exhibit, ISU Women’s Studies Program, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, Juried, Merit Award

Pen and Brush Inc. Juried Photography Exhibition, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, New York, Juried

  • 2005
  • Photo Spiva 2005, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, Juried, (purchase award)

Photowork `05, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Juried

2005 Bethesda International Photography Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, Juried

  • 2004
  • Fort Wayne Photographers Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Art-a-Ment Exhibition, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Artlink 5th Annual Regional Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

  • 2003
  • Slow Exposures: An Exhibition of the Southern Landscape, Pike County Historic Preserve, Zebulon, Georgia, Juried

Outside the Box: Manipulated Art, Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland, Juried

Illuminance 2003, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas, Juried (purchase award)

The Manipulated Image, Fredericksburg Art Association, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Juried

13th Annual: Faces of Woman Exhibition, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Juried

  • 2002
  • Silverworks, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Juried (catalogue)

Expressions of Womanhood, St. Louis Artist’s Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, Juried

2nd Biennial First to See the Light 2002: An International Alternative Processes Photography Exhibition, Quay School of Art, Wanganui, New Zealand, Juried

30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Larson Gallery Guild, Yakima, Washington, Juried, (purchase award)

Alternate Visions: New Work in Alternative Processes by Savannah Photographers, Café Metropole, Savannah, Georgia, Juried

  • 2001
  • Savannah College of Art and Design Pin-Up Show, Society for Photographic Education, National Conference, Savannah, Georgia, Invited

Bibliography

  • 2014
  • Whatzup Magazine, ‘Beauty in the Broken’ feature article, profile with photographs, Volume 18, Number 55, pages 4 and 7.

  • 2013
  • Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, Scene, Volume 11, Issue 8, August 2013, page 8.

Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, Casa, continued, Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2013, page 20.

f-Stop Magazine, Juxtaposition Group Exhibition, Issue 57, February-March 2013.

  • 2012
  • Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Second Edition by Bob Hirsch, Focal Press, Page 14f.

  • 2011
  • Elements of Photography, Second Edition by Angela Faris-Belt, Focal Press, Pages 250-251.

  • 2010
  • American Photo, ‘On the Wall’, July/August 2010, page 30.f-Stop Magazine, Group Show, Issue #39, February 2010.

  • 2009
  • Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, ‘Welcoming and Watching: Cara Lee Wade’, profile with photographs, Volume 7, Issue 10, October 2009, pages 32-35.

Fort Wayne Reader, ‘This One’s for the Ladies’, profile with photograph, August 25, 2009 (14-15).

Art Calendar Magazine, Contributing Writer, Volume 23, Number 7, July/August, page 6.

  • 2008
  • Elements of Photography by Angela Faris, Focal Press, Pages 296-299.

  • 2007
  • Fort Wayne Reader, Exhibition announcement with photograph, November 2, 2007 (14-16).

Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age by Bob Hirsch, Focal Press, Page 14.

  • 2006
  • Fort Wayne Woman Magazine, ‘To Inspire the Female Artist’, profile with photographs, March/April 2006, V2.2, (47-48).

Fort Wayne Reader, Artist Gallery, profile with photographs, April 6, 2006, (6).

  • 2005
  • Enjoy Entertainment Guide, exhibition announcement with photograph, Poughkeepsie, New York, March 2005

  • 2004
  • Queens of the Silver Screen, AIDS Charity Calendar, proceeds to benefit Savannah, Georgia First City Network

  • 2002
  • Black and White Photography Magazine, Reader’s Gallery, Issue 16, December 2002, 18-19.

CYMK Magazine, Issue 17, February 2002, 34.2000

Creative Loafing, profile with photograph, Savannah, Georgia, January 8, 2000.

  • 1999
  • Calliope: Journal of Art and Literature, Volume 16, 44 and 96.

Awards/Honors

  • 2012
  • 4th Quarter, 2011 Photography Contest, Runner Up, The Forward Thinking Museum, Online, Juried

  • 2011
  • 1st Annual Artlink Visual Arts Award for Photography, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Voted
  • 2006-7

  • CAES, Center for Artistic and Cultural Development Grant, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1998
  • Lillian Spencer Award for Art, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

Artist in Residence

  • 2007
  • Lillian B. Smith Center for Creative Arts, Artist Residency Program Clayton, Georgia

  • 2006
  • Journeypeople Residency Program, Elsewhere Organization, Greensboro, North Carolina

Visiting Artist Lectures/Workshops Taught

  • 2014
  • Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

Visiting Artist

  • 2013
  • Manchester University VIA Lecture Series, North Manchester, Indiana

Featured Speaker: Genesis of Personal Work

  • 2012
  • Walter Payton College Preparatory, Chicago, Illinois

Workshop: Conceptual Contemporary Photography

University of Saint Francis, Staff Development Day, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photos 101 – Take Better Pictures

  • 2011
  • IAAP, Indiana Association of Administrative Professionals, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Digital Photography 101

  • 2010
  • Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Summer Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Photoshop Basics

CAP Grant, The Outdoor Gallery: I am Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photography and Design

  • 2009
  • PBS, FWMA and ACPL present Art 21: Transformation, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Discussion Panel (Art 21)

Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Summer Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Cyanotype and Vandyke Brown

CAP Grant, The Outdoor Gallery: Images of Our City, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photography and Design

  • 2008
  • Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Understanding Photography in the Digital Age

University of Saint Francis, Alumni Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photos 101 – Take Better Pictures

Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Summer Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Photoshop Basics

CAP Grant, The Outdoor Gallery: Images of Our City, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photography and Design

  • 2007
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Art Scene, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Genesis of Personal Work

Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Documenting Artwork

Boys and Girls Club of America, Fort Wayne, Indiana Chapters

Workshops: Basic Camera and Darkroom

Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Slide & Digital File Making

  • 2006
  • Fort Wayne Camera Club, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Year End Photography Awards and Critique

Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Documentation Techniques

  • 2005
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: 50 Years of Aperture Photography

  • 2004
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Panel Discussion: The Value of Modern Art

  • 2003
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GeorgiaLecture: 19th Century Photographic History
  • 2002
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Lecture: 19th Century Photographic History

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

Lecture: Genesis of Personal Work

Juried/Judged

  • 2014
  • Allen County Public Library: Teen Photography Competition, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 2013
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Salt Lake City, Utah

Scholastics Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 2012
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Salt Lake City, Utah

Scholastics Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 2011
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Cincinnati, Ohio

New Haven United Methodist Church presents: Photos of Faith Photography Competition, New Haven, Indiana

  • 2010
  • Photography Exhibition, Honeywell Center for the Arts, Wabash, Indiana

Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Cincinnati, Ohio

Fort Wayne Camera Club: Year End Photography Contest, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Scholastics Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 2009
  • New Haven United Methodist Church presents: Photos of Faith Photography Competition, New Haven, Indiana

Bright Night Photography Competition, Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 2008
  • New Haven United Methodist Church presents: Photos of Faith Photography Competition, New Haven, Indiana

Village at Winona Lake Art Fair, Winona Lake, Indiana

Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Louisville, Kentucky

Scholastics Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Boys and Girls Clubs of America Fine Arts Show, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • 2007
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2006
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Reader, The College Boards, New Jersey

New Haven United Methodist Church presents: Photos of Faith Photography Competition, New Haven, Indiana

First Annual Village at Winona Student Art Show, Winona Lake, Indiana

2006 Creative Arts Council Community Photography Exhibition, Creative Arts Council Gallery, Bluffton, Indiana

Scholastics Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Professional Presentations

  • 2014
  • Faculty Motivated Change, National Academic Advising Association Midwest Regional Conference, Madison, Wisconsin
  • 2013
  • Making Progress: Moving from Theoretical Training to Practical, One Institutions’ Implementation of the Title III Grant, National Academic Advising Association Midwest Regional Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Permanent Collections

•Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia

•University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, Wisconsin

•Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

•University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

•The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana

Related Affiliations

•Member SPE (Society for Photographic Education)

•Member Renaissance in Roanoke Festival Board and Collegiate Chair

•Member Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana•Member Artlink Board and Education Committee Chair, Fort Wayne, Indiana

•Member SCAD Alumni Career Network, Savannah, Georgia

•Member Motherlode Women’s Art Collective•Member Fort Wayne Museum of Art

•Member The Feminist Art Project, Indiana Chapter