2005      Examination of Sacred Art [two months] Northern India.
2002      Independent Study of Balinese Woodcarving [six months], Bali, Indonesia.
2001      Examination of Buddhist Temples and Sculpture in Myanmar [one month].
1998      Extensive Study of Sacred Sights in Nepal and India [four months].
1996      Traditional Techniques in Batok Woodcaving [six months], Sumatra,              Indonesia.
1993      Master Woodcarver, Manku Pendent [seven month apprenticeship], Bali,              Indonesia.

2007      Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial Open National Competition in              Sculpture For Direct Carving. Juried by Judith Shea and Walter Dusenbury              for the National Association of Women Artists, New York, New York.

2005      Carved Foxes, The Soloman Trust, New Zealand.
     Carved Cedar Container for Sapling, Vashon Community Counsel’s              Forestry Committee, Washington State.
     Illuminated Cat Fish Sculpture, King County Arts Commission, Seattle,              Washington

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1992      Giant Mask, Vashon Isle Wild Festival, King County Arts Commission, Seattle,

1989      Mask Dance: Four Directions, collaboration with Choreographer Nancy Olszewski,
             Vashon, Washington.

Solo Exhibitions
2005      Invitation, Woodcarvings and Giant Paper Lanterns, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle,
2001      Conversations with Hanuman, Woodcarvings [in connection with Donald Cole],
             Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
1999      Contemplation, Woodcarvings [installation with Donald Cole], Blue Heron Art Center,
             Vashon, Washington.
1998      New Lamps, Works in Paper, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, Washington.
1997      Balance, Woodcarvings, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
1995      To Bali and Back, Works in Wood and Paper, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland,
1991      New Works, Works in Paper, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle Washington.
1988      New Works, Works in Paper and Cement, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008      Spring Into Summer, N.A.W.A. Gallery, New York, New York.
             Masters in Miniature, Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon, Washington.
2005      Paper and Light Installation, Two-person exhibition, Blue Heron, Vashon, Washington.
2004      The Art of Travel, Invitational, Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon, Washington.
2000      Contemporary Woodcarvings, Kitredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma,
1998      Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham,              Washington.
1995      Island Sculpture Show, Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon, Washington.
1993      Beyond the Boundaries, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, Washington.
             Best of Show, King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
1992      Dog and Pony Show, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, California.
1991      Fish Out of Water, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, California.
1990      Furniture Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
             Light Show, Virginia Brier Gallery, San Francisco, California.
             Painted Sculpture, Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon, Washington.
1989      Animal Imagery in Contemporary Northwest Art, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port
             Angeles, Washington.
1988      Invitational, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington.
             Furniture Exhibition, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
             Bumbershoot Exhibition, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington.
1987      Group Invitational, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington.
             New Works, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Washington.
1986      Mike Devoe and Elaine Hanowell, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle Washington.