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2016

  • Presenter, Gulf Coast Green Conference, Houston, Texas

  • Guest Speaker, Houston City Breakfast Club, Houston, Texas

  • Guest Speaker, Harrisburg Rotary, Houston, Texas

  • Project Manager, Artist Commissions, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Houston, Texas

 

2015

  • Project Manager, Artist Commissions, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Houston, Texas

  • Presenter, Urban Land Institute National Conference, Houston, Texas

 2014

  • Curator, G Gallery, Houston, Texas

  • Transported+Renewed Project Manager, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, Texas

  • Panelist, University of Houston Friends of Women’s Studies Program, Houston, Texas

  • Project Manager, Artist Commissions, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Houston, Texas

2013

  • Curator, G Gallery, Houston, Texas

  • Guest Curator, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Guest Speaker, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas

  • Keynote Speaker, University of Iowa Sustainability Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Juror, Visual Arts Alliance 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Houston, Texas

  • Project Manager, Artist Commissions, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Houston, Texas

  • Juror, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas

 

Curated Exhibitions

Striations

Variations in Color

Trouble the Water

Eclectic Momentum

Heirophany and Pereidolia

Staged

2012

  •  Writer, Women & Their Work (exhibition publication), Austin, Texas

  • Contributing Writer, Glasstire, Houston, Texas

  • Contributing Writer, Gulf Coast Magazine, Houston, Texas

  • Collaborator, Magsamen/Hillerbrand project at Art League Houston

  • Curator, G Gallery, Houston, Texas

  • Unresting

 

Curated Exhibitions

Preset

Dog Park

8.046 km.

No Justification Required

One Big Misunderstanding

2011

  • Consultant, Creative Industries Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Portfolio Reviewer, Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Canada

  •  Warhol Initiative National Convening Planning Committee, San Francisco, CA

  • Juror, Women & Their Work 2012/2013 season selection, Austin, TX

  •  Juror, Houston Photographic Society Annual Competition, Houston, TX

  • Houston 175 Planning Committee, Houston, TX

  • Panelist, You+Me+We, Hybrid Arts Summit at Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

  • Juror, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Competition, Houston, TX

  • Panelist, Arts Ecologies, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

 

Curated Exhibitions

CRASH: Scott Teplin

My Life as a Doll

State Fair

The North Wind & the Sun

Patricia Hernandez: Parody of Light

2010

  • Panelist, Art DIY, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

  •  Juror, Houston Photographic Society Annual Competition, Houston, TX

  • Panelist, Collecting Contemporary Art, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

  • Juror, Sister Cities International Showcase of Young Artists, Houston, TX

  • Regional Desk Manager, NPN Visual Arts Network, New Orleans, LA

 

Curated Exhibitions

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

Before (During) After

Under-Standing Water

Allison Hunter: Zoosphere

2009

  • Panelist, Artist’s and Communities, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD

  • Regional Desk Manager, NPN Visual Arts Network, New Orleans, LA

  • Guest speaker, What is Civic Art: DIY, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX

  • Fellow, NAMAC Leadership Institute, Silver Falls, OR

  • Juror, Reach Unlimited Art Program, Houston, TX

  • Consultant, Louisiana Artworks Professional Career Workshop for Artists, New Orleans, LA

  • Juror, Artadia Awards, San Francisco, CA

 

Curated Exhibitions

Tierney Malone: Third Ward is My Harlem

Stimulus

New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch

Award:

Best Exhibition for Understanding Poverty,

Houston Press

2008

  • Panelist, Insider’s Perspectives on Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • Panelist, Bayou City Arts Festival, Houston, TX

  • Panelist, Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma City

  • Panelist, Maryland State Arts Council

  • Panelist, New Jersey State Arts Council

  • Panelist, Delaware Division of the Arts

  • Co-Curator, New Art in Austin, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

  • Panelist, Houston Arts Alliance Public Art Program, Houston, TX

  • Guest speaker, College Art Association National Conference, Dallas, TX

Curated Exhibitions

Thrive

Understanding Poverty

David McGee: Tetelestai

Stephen Vitiello: Four Color Sound

Kara Hearn: A Problem of Courage

Breaking Earth

Zoe Crosher: 1 Yr Later

Flicker Fusion

Augustina Nunez: Little Polymorphous

 

​2007

  • Panelist, Texas Art from the Front Lines, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

  • Guest Curator, Art 365, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Panelist, Arizona Arts Commission Public Art Program, Phoenix, AZ

 

Curated Exhibitions

Davendra Banhart: Some Drawings

Claude Wampler:

    Performance (career ender) & Rehearsed Reverse

This Old House

David McGee: El Sonador Elegante

Expansive Link

Julie Green: The Last Supper

Money, Baby!

Michael Jones McKean:

    The Possibility of Men and the River Shallows​

2006

  • Panelist, Metro Public Art Program, Houston, TX

  • Guest Critic, Architecture Studio, University of Houston

  • Consultant, Creative Capital Artist Retreat, Hamilton, NY

  • Juror, Creative Capital Artist Workshop, Houston, TX

 

Curated Exhibitions

Border Film Project

Dan Havel: House Divided

Sasha Dela & Charles Beronio: Blackout

Erika Harrsch: Eros Thanotos

David Brown: Urban Cathedral

Alfredo Jaar: The Sound of Silence

Marina Zurkow: Nicking the Never

Noel Waggoner: Holy Ghost

2005

  • Guest Curator, Estudio Abierto, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Project Presenter, Affair at the Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR

  • Guest Curator, Leaves of Crab Grass, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

 

Curated Exhibitions

Scatter Boats

New Texas Painting

Tom Burkhardt: Full Stop

Chris Sauter: Museum

Lester Julian Merriweather: Chopped & Screwed

Money, Baby!

Thought Crimes: The Art of Subversion

Zane Lewis - Pink Lemonade: The Procession

Contemporary Erotic Drawing

Awards:

Best Art Show for Thought Crimes:

    The Art of Subversion, Houston Press

Best Political Art Exhibit for Thought Crimes:

    The Art of Subversion, Houston Press

2004

  • Panelist, Artist Collectives: Forging Connections and Promoting Your Career, ArtSmart Conference, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • Guest Lecturer, University of Houston College of Education, Houston, TX

  • Panelist, Is There an Avant-garde?, Toronto Alternative Art Fair International, Toronto, Canada

  • Keynote Speaker, St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Houston, TX

  • Panelist, Alternatives to the Artistic Mainstream, Montgomery College Lyceum

  • Series, Houston, TX

  • Juror, Visionmakers: Art in 3 Dimensions, OVAC, Oklahoma City, OK

 

Curated Exhibitions

Le Dernier Cri: Comix Revolution

Erika Blumenfeld: Insconstant Moon

America & The Globe

Carrie Moyer: Sister Resister

Texas Prime

PG-13/Male Adolescent Identity in

    the Age of Video Culture

Lori Nix: The Banality of Terror

Stable (Stupidity Project Part 10)​

 

2003

  • Chairman, National Convening of the National Association of Artists Organizations and Peer Arts Service Organizations, Chicago, IL

  • Chairman, Field Study and Strategic Planning Workshops for the National Association of Artist Organizations, Miami, FL

 

Curated Exhibitions

Paper Sculpture Show

Andy Coolquitt: Trim

In Houston - Zhang Huan, Zhang Jiu-Jun, Weihong

Harrell Fletcher: The Sound We Make Together

600 Square Miles in 600 Square Feet

William Pope.L: eRacism

Scott Teplin: Lubricious

Award:

2nd Place, Best Show in an Alternative Space

    for William Pope.L: eRacism, AICA, NY

2002

  • Juror, National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State Univ., Lake Charles, LA

  • Chairman, National Convening of the National Association of Artists Organizations, Washington, D.C.

 

Curated Exhibitions

Maria Elena Gonzalez: UN Real Estates

Straight to Hell: 10 Years of Dyke Action Machine

Paul Henry Ramirez: Elevatious Transcendsualistic

Tracie Brownlee: Channeling