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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


Bob Nugent; art in printmaking, A6 Gallery, Bend, Oregon, January 2016

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, WA: 2012, 2013 and 2015, select

Roslyn Art Festival Juried Show, 2015, 2 best in show/jurors award

‘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:                                                                                     

2016 NWWS 76th International Open Exhibition, Spirit of the Northwest Award, first snow

2015 KROB International Delineation Competition, professional hand, finalist, intervals

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:

 Art Instructor: Drawing Lessons from Civita: the depictive and the evocative: Fall 2016

AIA Continuing Educational Units/Civita Institute Partnership: Drawing Lessons from Civita Fall 2015

Kansas State, Fall 2015: Lecturer and workshop instructor: Design and Drawing: Power of the Evocative

Art Instructor: Seattle Studio: drawing, painting, design and print making, 2007 – present

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

Architects Offices, Seattle, drawing advisor, 2015 & 2016

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:

‘Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs’: An Alphabugs Coloring Book; published in Fall 2015

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

Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society 2014- present

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