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BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS/PHOTOGRAPY (Summa cum Laude) Kutztown University of Pennsylvania ‘03
ART INSTRUCTOR K-12 Ancillary Certification, Louisiana Public Schools ‘07
REED COLLEGE Advanced calligraphy/Lloyd Reynolds ’66-‘68

JAVA JOE's, Santa Fe, NM "All Things Sacred: A Photographic Essay Embracing the Spirit and the Humor of the Oglala Lakota People" 16 B&W and Color photographs. August 1 - August 31, 2018. Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 4-6 pm. Closing reception: Friday, August 31.

SCOTT EDWARDS GALLERY, New Orleans, LA “Of the Rising Tide: A Photo Essay on the Vanishing Bayou Community of Isle de Jean Charles” 29 B&W photographs, 40 pg book. June 20 – Oct 11, 2015. Opening Reception: Sat, June 20. 6pm. Closing Reception/book signing Sat Oct 3, 2015. 

LENSCRATCH, "Of the Rising Tide" 7/19/15 (
NEWSPACE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, Portland, OR, “Of the Rising Tide: The Life and Times of a Vanishing Bayou Community,” 11 B&W photographs, 1/4/13-1/28/13.
BAYOU TERREBONNE WATERLIFE MUSEUM GALLERY, Houma, LA, “Of Hurricanes and Healing,” 30 B&W photographs combined with student art work, 9/24/06 -10/24/06 (Show traveled throughout South Louisiana in ‘07).
BANANA FACTORY ART CENTER, Bethlehem, PA, “All Things Sacred: Lakota Stories for Our Time,” 26 color and B&W photographs, 6/2/06 -7/16/06.
KUTZTOWN AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Kutztown, PA, “In Their Element: Portrait of a Pennsylvania
Community,” 16 20”X 20” color portraits, 10/20/01.

CADE CENTER FOR FINE ARTS, National All Media Juried Show, Arnold, MD, “Alien Politics,” “Dancing for Grandpa,” Series: All things Sacred, Juror: Carol Lukitsch, Curator Arlington Arts Center, 1/28/08 -2/29/08.
GALLERY 181, A Juried International Exhibition, Lawrence, MA, “Grandfather Rock”, “Harmony Finds a Typewriter…”, “Harmony Dances…”, “Russell Loud Hawk…”, “To Honor our Ancestors”, Series: All Things Sacred, 7/3/07 - 8/2/07.
PHOTOMEDIA CENTER, Eire, PA, “Gone,” Series: Isle de Jean Charles, The Life and Times of a Vanishing Place, 8/01/06 - 9/01/06.
GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART, Augusta, GA, “Alien Politics,” 9/16/05 -10/21/05.
WASHINGTON GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, National Women’s Show, Bethesda, MD, “Badlands Secretary”, “Badlands Posers,” Series: Healing on the Line, 3/12/04 - 4/12/04.
WASHINGTON GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, National Juried Gallery Show, Bethesda, MD, “Ringside Boys II,” Facing Allentown series, 10/10/03 -11/10/03.
NEW IMAGE GALLERY, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Juried Photo Competition, “Ringside Boys I,” Facing Allentown Series, Juror: Art critic for Newsweek, contributing editor, ‘Artform’, Peter Plagens, 9/15/03 -10/21/03.
ABINGTON ART CENTER Jenkintown, PA, “Facing Allentown” One of six Pennsylvania photographers
selected by curator of Philadelphia Art Museum, Nine 5”x7” B&W images depicting everyday activities of inner-city Allentown children, 2/9/02 - 3/27/02.

“Weekly Artist Spotlight” STEPPIN' OUT, WYES-NEW ORLEANS, 6/26/15 (YOUTUBE 12:30-13:30)
“Artist Captures an Embattled Island and a Fading Way of Life” THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE Beaucoup 6/18/15.
“On a Mission: Lehigh Photographic Artist Documents the Plight of the Lakota”, READING EAGLE & READING TIMES (Entertainment section), Reading, PA, Sunday, 4/16/06.
“Two Storms, Two Schools and an Artist from Far Away” HOUMA COURIER, Houma, LA, 10/22/05.
“Photographs Focus on Diner Seen Through Child's Eyes,” MORNING CALL (A43), Allentown, PA, 8/18/01.

THE PHOTO REVIEW, An international quarterly review/summer-2001 issue, “Ringside Boys I”
Series: Facing Allentown Juror: Kathy Ryan, photo editor, New York Times Magazine.

THE ART OF HEALING (3-day conference), Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA,
Slide presentation: “Healing on the Line,” 11/11/05-11/13/’05.
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Two 20-minute slide presentations: FACING ALLENTOWN, (photo project teaching Latino children to use cameras) and RETRO-RENAISSANCE, (project bringing 16th Century light to Polaroids), 4/24/01.
SOCIETY FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EDUCATION, (Mid-Atlantic Region) Philadelphia, PA. One of 2
Students accepted to present a slide show. Series: “Facing Allentown,” Conference: “Pleasure and Terrors of the City,” 10/20/2000-10/21/2000.

“FACING DURHAM” (Summer ’03 Field Study) Designed, taught photography course, produced short video at John Avery Boys and Girls Club, Durham, NC. Project advisors: Dr. Charles Thompson, Center for Documentary Studies, Professor Georgia Chamley, Art History Dept., Kutztown, University. (CD of short video available on request)

OF HURRICANES AND HEALING, Houma, LA, Month-long healing art project using paint, charcoal, pastels and ink, reaching over 1,000 students from Grand Caillou Elementary and Middle School; Six students honored,10/05.
LIFE GRID COLLABORATIVE, Middle-school students from Melinda’s Pennsylvania after-school program exchange mixed-media art projects with students from Grand Caillou Middle School in Dulac, Louisiana.
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Allentown, PA “Family Fun and Photography” Designed and taught day-long photography workshop for families. 5/03
PHOTOKIDS.ORG. Designed website, bringing children of different cultures and regions together through photography. (access through

PUFFIN FOUNDATION Ltd. Teaneck, NJ, “Facing the Rez,” 4/02. “Of the Rising Tide” 4/09 “Of the Rising Tide: A Photo Essay on the Vanishing Bayou Community of Isle de Jean Charles” 6/15
THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND FOUNDATION INC: “Of the Rising Tide: The life and Times of a Vanishing Bayou Community” 9/14
PUFFIN FOUNDATION WEST   Ltd. “Of the Rising Tide: The Life and Times of a Vanishing Bayou Community,” 2/13..
WAL-MART Chadron, NE, Grant awarded, Project: PhotoKids/Pine Ridge, SD, 6/03.
UNITED WAY, (Greater Lehigh Valley), Allentown, PA, Grant Awarded Project: PhotoKids/Allentown, 6/03.
ILFORD CORPORATION Product grant awarded, one of 3 photographers selected nationwide for annual grant. Project: PhotoKids – Pine Ridge, 5/03.