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2013 NIAUSI: Civita Institute: Fellow for the Northwest Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy: Fall 2013

Master of Architecture, University of Washington: Seattle, Washington 1986

Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University: Ames, Iowa 1979

Watercolor Workshop, Alvaro Catagnet, July 2015

Artistic Exploration with Skip Lawrence, Cascade Fine Art Workshop, August 2014

Powerful Painting and Pastels with Dawn Emerson: La Connor, WA and Eugene, Oregon 2011-2014

Gage Academy: Seattle, Washington 2007 – 2014

Expressive Life Drawing with Barbara Fugate 2011 -2014

Composition/Architectural Collage with Anne Lewis

Watercolor with Tom Hoffmann 2007 – present

Expressive Painting and Drawing with William Parks: Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology, September 2012

Drawing from the Heart with Dawn Emerson: Jandana Ranch: Kamloops, Canada Fall 2012

Painting instruction: Kim Mathews Wheaton, Moses Lake, Washington, 2012 – 2014

Northwest Pottery, Ceramics Fall 2008

Frye Art Museum: Seattle, Washington

Watercolor with Cathe Gill 2009 -2011

Color Pencil Drawing: 2004 Watercolor Painting: 2003

Certificate: AC Glassel Jr. School of Art: Houston, Texas 1982

One Person Exhibitions:

‘Intervals’ @ Johnston Gallery, Seattle Washington, October/November 2015

‘Drawing Lessons from Civita’@ SRG Partnership, Seattle, Washington. October/ November 2014

‘Rome/Civita: more Drawing Lessons’, UW Medical Research Center, December 2014

‘2012 Collections’: PPL Labs, Seattle, Washington. December 2012

‘Roslyn Landscapes’: Smith Gallery/Vintage Vine, Roslyn, Washington, July 2012

‘Urban/Rural’ @ Mithun Gallery, Seattle, Washington, March 2012

‘Talking Fields’ @ SRG Partnership, Seattle, Washington. October/November 2011

‘Architectural Botanicals’ @ Muse Café, Seattle, Washington. 2007, 2008

Group Exhibitions:

‘10 x 10’ in Tieton: 2012, 2013 and 2015, select

Roslyn Art Festival Juried Show, 2015

‘SPINE’ @ SRG Partnership,Seattle, Washington. August/September 2013

‘2013 Best of Gage’: 2nd place in landscape painting, July 2013

‘Art in Craft’,Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association, Seattle, Washington. Fall 2012

Burien Art Show: Watercolor. Honorable Mention, 2010

Awards, Workshops and Residencies:

2015 Roslyn Art Show, judges choice award, Bluebird

2015 NWWS 75th International Open Exhibition, finalist, In Concert

2014 NWWS Waterworks show winner, Chorus

2013 NIAUSI: Fellow for the Northwest Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy: Fall 2013

Art Show: 2014 Best of Gage: 3rd place in landscape painting, June 2014

Art Show: 2013 Best of Gage: 2nd place in landscape painting, July 2013

2013 City Art Walks: finalist, Seattle, WA, 2nd place 2013

Daniel Smith Arts: weekly and monthly winner 2012-2013

2013 NIAUSI: Civita Institute: Fellow for the Northwest Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy: Fall 2013

American Society of American Illustrators: 2001 Award of Excellence, AIP 16: King Street Station

American Society of American Illustrators: 2007 Award of Excellence, AIP 22:Union Gap

Honorable Mention, Watercolor. Burien Art Show. 2010

AIA Bronze Medal, Department of Architecture, University of Washington 1986

Host: ‘Watercolor Painting’ with Frank LaLumia: 4 day workshop, June 2013 Seattle Studio

Host: ‘Expressive Landscapes’: May 2013 Seattle Studio

Host: ‘Redefining Drawing’ with Dawn Emerson: 4 day workshop, November 2012 Seattle Studio

Host: Life Drawing Sessions: on-going 2012 – 2014 Seattle Studio

Teaching Experience:

Kansas State, Fall 2015: Lecturer and workshop instructor: Design and Drawing

Art Instructor: Seattle Studio

Design Drawing, Perspective, Drawing, Expressive Landscapes, Field Sketching, Watercolor

Architects Offices, Seattle, drawing advisor, 2015

Winslow Art Center: Instructor; drawing, field sketching and watercolor, 2015

Seattle Art Museum, Museum Educator Teen, Family and Community Engagement Modernism Workshop, 2014

Path with Art, Seattle, Washington, watercolor instruction 2011 – 2014

17th Annual Summer Solstice Sequence / June 2014
The Optimism of Architecture

Workshop: Intro to architecture / sketching  / UW campus sketching tour

Drawing with Intention: weekend workshop: Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington Summer 2012

Freehand drawing instructor: University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. 1986 – 1992.

Design drawing instructor (with Professor Frank Ching): University of Washington. 1992 – 1994.

Drawing instructor and teaching assistant: University of Washington Rome Center, Rome, Italy 1985

Visual Design Teaching assistant to Roger Williams: University of Washington, 1983 – 1985


Drawing Lessons from Civita: an artist’s adventure in Italy: 2014


The Civita Movie:

Willa’s Adventures in Italy, a retrospective 2014

Phinney Ridge Home Fair Festival Graphics 2013

Book Illustration: Santa Fe history and words, published in Fall 2012

Center for Wooden Boats: Festival Graphics 2012

Book Illustration: Staying Afloat, Houseboats of Seattle, Fall 2004

City Alphabets: Cities of Portland, Seattle, Santa Fe, Architect’s Alphabets, and AlphaBugs. 2008 – 2012

Related Experience:

Registered Architect in the State of Washington 1989 – present

Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Art and Craft, 5 member art group, Seattle, Washington 2010 – current

Phinney Ridge Community Festival, Seattle, Washington, 2011 – 2014

Laurelhurst Community Festival, Seattle, Washington. 2009 – 2010

University Street Fair, Seattle, Washington. 2010