Curriculum Vitae


M.F.A. in Creative Writing, August 2007 – Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, (Psych/Art Therapy), '93 – Marylhurst University, Portland, OR
AOS Visual Communication, 1989 – N.W. College of Art, Poulsbo, WA

Additional Training

Excellence Northwest’s Strategies for Excellence Series, 2007 – Bellingham, WA
Certificate in Fiction Writing, 2000 – University of Washington Extension, Seattle, WA
Authentic Movement Training, 1989-2003 – Port Townsend, WA
Washington State Massage License, 1995 – Port Townsend School of Massage, WA

Artist Residencies

Artsmith Artist Residency, 2012. Orcas Island, WA. Awarded one week in March for painting.
Whiteley Center, 2009, Friday Harbor, WA Weeklong retreat to focus on memoir.
Artsmith Artist Residency, 2008. Orcas Island, WA Awarded one week in March for writing.
Centrum Artist Residency, 2007. Port Townsend, WA One week awarded for novel revision.

Art Showings, Publications, & Recent Sales

• Forthcoming, FOG Gallery, Fairhaven, WA, Solo show, 1/2012
• Forthcoming, Honey Salon, Bellingham, WA, Solo Show, 11/2012
• Fate of the Forest, Reflection on Padden Creek
Two Abstracts, Private Collection, 2011
• Prompts for Writers (Mountain Dreamer), Spring 2011
• Photographs, Loomis Gallery, Wings over Water & Collage Show, Fall 2010,, Spring 2011
The Grainery, PAPO Show, 2010, Grainery, Donation to Human Society
• Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Traveling Show, Wildfire, Acrylic Painting April-Dec 2011
• Allied Arts Membership Show, 2009-2011
• Blue Horse Gallery, Public Art Showing, 2011
Sweet Potatoes, Gallery UFO, Hard Times: Then & Now, 2011
• Anti-Poetry Journal (Cover Art)
Small Knots (Cover Art)
Maggie Takes Her Dog for a Walk, Private Collection, 2011
Fire Works, Abstract, Whimsey Gallery, 2010
Ornamental Cabbage, Private Collection, 2009
• Eye of the Whale, Private Collection, 2009
• Hidden, Acrylic and Oil Painting, Private Sale, 2007
• Altars, Multi-media Shadowboxes, Village Books, B'ham, 2007
• Salmon on the Bay, Salmon Enhancement Auction- Doorway & Sallow

Poetry Awards

• Portia Steele Memorial Award for Excellence in Poetry “Escape Artist”
• 2007 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Walk Award Winner “Dreaming Beneath a Big Sky”

Prose Publications

• Able Muse, 2010. “A Terrible Storm”
• Water-Stone Review, 2010. “Take Down & Escape”
• Fourth Genre, 2009. “Gum”
• Exhibition, 2008. “Drawn by Hairs”
• Main Street Rag, 2008. “Celia’s Heaven” (excerpt)
• Obliquity, 2006. “Ghost Rocks” (Stealing Time)

Poetry Publications

• Spirit One, 2011 “Circumference”
• Bat Shat, 2011 “Frozen Pipes,” “I Don't Remember” and “Conversation”
• Floating Bridge Review, 2009. “Lost Brain, Please Call”
• Poetry South, 2009. “Drifting Off”
• Labyrinth, 2009. “Caution Says”
• Exhibition, 2007. “Die Cut”
• Poets on the Lake, 2007. “The Art of Foretelling”
• Earth’s Daughters #68, 2006. “Tidal Generations”
• Her Mark Datebook, 2005 & 2006. “Home at Sea,” “Dust Prophecies”
• Spillway Review, 2004 . “Dream”
• Wicked Alice, 2004. “Carrying On”
• Treewalk Anthology, 2004. “Winter Guard”
• Poets Against the War, 2004. “Nerve Root”
• Poesy Magazine, 2004. “Winter Guard”
• BIAC Poetry Corners, 2004, 2006. “Summer With You”
• Spindrift, 2004, 2003. “Grandma’s Garden & Alice’s Mirror”

Essays & Articles

• Poetry Walk: The First Five Years, Sue C. Boynton Contest Editor and Designer, 2010
• Bylines 2005 Calendar Essay on Practice Writing
• Sacred Waters, 2004. “Follow the River”
• Higher Source, 1998, 1999. “Lessons in the Art on Art” & “A CranioSacral Therapy Story”
• Rainy Side Gardening Web Site, 2007. “Winter Gardening in Pacific NW”
• The Community Gardener Blog, 2008.

Teaching & Editing Experience

• Crab Creek Review, June 2009, Fiction Editor for Seattle Publication
• Chuckanut Writers Conference Faculty, June 2011, Forthcoming: “Collage for Story.”
• Whatcom Community College: Chuckanut Writers Conference Faculty
• Academy of Life Long Learning: “Penning the Memoir, Part II” Fall 2011
• Guest Prompter,, Spring, 2011.
• Whatcom Community College: “Scene and Structure,” April 2011
• Studio # 9, Collage Class, Spring, 2011
• WWU's Academy of Life Long Learning, Winter, 2011, “Penning & Publishing Your Memoir”
• Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Class, “Lists and Repetition,” Bellingham, Winter 2011
• WWU's Academy of Life Long Learning, Fall, 2010, “Understanding and Writing Poetry.”
• Whatcom C.C. Community Class, Spring, Summer, Fall 208-2011, “Wild Mind Writing”
• Orcas Island Writing Festival, Sept, 2008, “Writing the Template”
• Whatcom C.C. Community Class, Fall 2008, “Writing Like Masters”
• Plotting the Novel, Village Books University, all levels.
• Practice Writing Natalie Goldberg Style Private Studio Class, Ongoing since 2000
• Artist Way, Kingston, WA
• “Writing the Personal Essay using a Template,” Kingston & Bellingham, WA
• Authentic Movement Instructor & Painting Instructor (Private) Kingston, WA
• PLU, Tacoma, WA. Aug, '07. “Swimming Backward: A Look at Technique in the Novels of Virginia Woolf.”
• Illustration Instructor, N.W. College of Art, Poulsbo, WA, 1991-92.


• Chuckanut Writers Conference, July 2011
• Emcee for Spoken Word, January 2011, Poetry, Prose, and Storytelling
• Speakeasy, Mindport, Bellingham, WA. Aug. 6th, 2010 Poetry Reading.
• Village Books Reading with Anita Boyle, Brenda Miller, Nancy Pagh, Oliver de la Paz and Katie Humes—in conjunction with broadside show.
• Pacific Lutheran University, Reading From Celia’s Heaven, August, 2007.
• Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Walk Award, Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
• Obliquity readings: Eagle Harbor Book Co, BI, WA; Aunties, Spokane; & Village Books, Bellingham.

Professional Memberships

• Writers and Publishers Association, Bellingham, WA
• Whatcom Poetry Series, Bellingham, WA, Board Member
• Old Fairhaven Association, Bellingham, WA
• Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Bellingham, WA
• Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA


• Linda Howson, Community Ed Program Coordinator, WWC,
• Brenda Miller, Professor of English, WWU & Author of “Season of the Body” & “Blessing of the Animals.”
• Sue Erickson, Sue C. Boynton Committee’s Poetry Class Coordinator, Artist & Poet.