Curriculum Vita

Exhibitions

2020
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show, Virtual
Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region, Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2019
National Art Ed. Association Juried Member Exhibition, NAEA Studio & Gallery, Old Town Alexandria, VA
Nebraska Artist Biennial, Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE
12th Annual Norfolk Arts Center Juried Show,
Norfolk Arts Center – Norfolk, NE
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, Nebraska City, NE  
2018    
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show
Walker Gallery, Kearney, NE
Bemis Art Auction,
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Chickens & Other Signs of Rural Life
Blue Cat Gallery, Wayne, NE
Inspirations of Water
Hot Shops, Omaha, NE
ThE CreaM RISES AgaiN
Butter Factory, Omaha, NE
Cream On Top
(Omaha Arts and Entertainment Winner) Butter Factory, Omaha, NE
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE
2017 
Nebraska Artist Biennial
Gallery 1516, Omaha, NE
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show
Elder Gallery, Lincoln, NE
CSArt: Collector Level Artist, 
Omaha Creative Institute – Omaha, NE
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE
10th Annual Juried Show & UNO Faculty Show,
Norfolk Arts Center – Norfolk, NE
2016
Artist INC. Showcase,
Omaha Design Center – Omaha, NE
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show,
McCook Community College – McCook, NE
Alumnae and Community Art Exhibition,
College of Saint Mary – Omaha, NE
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE
2015
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show,
UNO Art Gallery – Omaha, NE
Reflection & Refraction Duo Show,
Star Deli Gallery – Omaha, NE
Metro Area Art Teachers Show,
Artist Cooperative Gallery – Omaha, NE
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE
2014
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show,
Plainsmen Museum –  Aurora, NE
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE
2013
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show,
Wayne State Gallery – Wayne NE
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE
2012
Nebraska Juried Art Educator Show,
The Center – Council Bluffs, Iowa
Artist to Teacher to Artist Omaha Public Schools Art Faculty Show
,
Hot Shops Gallery – Omaha, NE

Awards & Achievements 

ARTS EDUCATION
2017            
CSTAE Art Teacher Theory-in-Practice Award, Caucus of Social Theory in Art Education
2015            
Nebraska Outstanding Art Educator of the Year, Nebraska Art Teachers Association
2013             
Booster Club Teacher of the Year, Monroe Middle School, Omaha, NE
2012
Marvin Spomer Novice Art Teacher of Year, Nebraska Art Teachers Association

VISUAL ARTS
2018            
2nd Place – Nebraska Educators Juried Exhibition, Walker Gallery, University of Kearney in NE
2017            
2nd Place – 10th Annual Juried Show, Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, NE

DANCE
2019            
Army of Follows Performance Troop, Jitterbug Jamborama Omaha Jazz & Swing Dance Festival- Omaha, NE
Army of Follows Performance Troop, Blue Dome Jivin– Tulsa, OK
Army of Follows Performance Troop Choreography Challenge Runner-Up
2018            
Army of Follows Performance Troop, Jitterbug Jamborama Omaha Jazz & Swing Dance Festival- Omaha, NE
2017            
Master Level Classes (Audition Required,)Uptown Swing Out, Minneapolis, MN
Alternate Follower- Jack & Jill Contest,Greenwood Swing Out, Tulsa, OK
2016           
Artist Inc. Fellow, Amplify Arts, Omaha, NE 
1st Place- Strictly Swing Dance Contest, Sunflower Swing in Wichita, KS
2015               
2nd Place- Team Division, Sunflower Swing in Wichita, KS

Presentations & Lectures


ARTS EDUCATION
2020            
Presenter: Nebraska Art Teachers Association Fall Conference:Virtual (Forthcoming)
2019            
Presenter: Clay 101, Nebraska Art Teachers Association Fall Conference, Nebraska City, NE 
2018            
Presenter: Engineering & Math with Manierre, Thursdays for Teachers, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Presenter:  National Art Educators Association Conference, Seattle, Washington
2017            
Presenter:  Thursdays for Teachers, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Presenter:   National Art Educators Association Conference, New York, New York
2016            
Key Note Speaker:  Pre-Service Teacher Spring Forum, Nebraska Art Teachers Association
Presenter: Nebraska Art Teachers Association Fall Conference: McCook, NE
2015            
Presenter: Nebraska Art Teachers Association Fall Conference: Omaha, NE 
2013            
Presenter: Nebraska Art Teachers Association Fall Conference: Wayne, NE 

VISUAL ARTS
2017            
Guest Artist: Arts Cafe` Beveridge Magnet Middle School, Omaha, NE

DANCE
2018
Guest Instructor:  Tiger Town Kick Around,Beginners Track, University of Missouri
2016             
Guest Instructor:  Cowtown Jamborama Swing Dance Festival, Beginners Track, Omaha, NE

Publications

ARTS EDUCATION
2019            
Reaching Learners Who Have Experienced Trauma, National Art Education Association Position Statement
2018            
Identity Emojis, SchoolArts Magazine Davis Publication
2017            
Instructional Resources Gallery “Featured Lesson Plans”, National Art Educators Association
2016            
Guest Mentor Blog Writer, National Art Educators Association
2014            
What Should I Get Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences? Omaha Magazine

VISUAL ARTS
2018             
Female Artists of Omaha: Welcoming a sense of collaboration in the art community, The Gateway
Inspirations of Water: A Floating Artist Project, by Erin Laney, Jordan Concannon

DANCE   
2019             I
Interview in Les Femmes Folles, Les Femmes Folles

Grants

ARTS EDUCATION
2020            
Nebraska Arts Council School Bus Grant Recipient
2019            
Gretna Public Schools Foundation Grant Recipient
Nebraska Arts Council School Bus Grant Recipient
2018            
Gretna Public Schools Foundation Grant Recipient
2011            
Omaha Schools Foundation Grant Recipient

VISUAL ARTS
2019            
Micro Grant Recipient, Amplify Arts