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I earned my bachelor of fine arts, with a minor in women’s studies, from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I have also studied the art of Botanical Illustration from the Denver Botanic Gardens. I have shown my work locally and nationally since 1987, was a member of EDGE Gallery for 14 years, was an associate member of  NEXT Gallery for 6 years, and have been a member of Zip37 Gallery since 2013.

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2012    enjoy the moment, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, CO

2011    Broken, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, CO

2010    New Works, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, CO

2009    New Works, NEXT Gallery, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, Colorado

2008    Summertime Fun, Aviano Coffee Shop, Denver, CO

2008    New Works, NEXT Gallery, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, CO

2007    New Works on Wood and Paper, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2007    Works on Wood and Canvas, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, CO

2006    Owls on My Mind, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2006    Mourning Has Broken, NEXT Gallery (Associate Member Space), Denver, CO

2005    Birds Eye View, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2004    Birds of a Feather, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2003    The Future is Still Behind Me, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2001    The Future is Behind Me, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1999    Just BEe, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1998    A Shift in Consciousness, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1997    The Path is Chosen, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1995    New Works, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1991    Spain and Back, Treasure Chest, Pirate:A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017    Sara-Lou Klein & Mary Recchia, Zip37 Gallery, Denver, CO

2015    Birds of a Feather, with Warner Varno, Zip37 Gallery, Denver, CO

2012    LoveSick, Zip37 Gallery, Denver, CO

2011    EDGE Invitational, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2006    EDGE va a México, Centro Cultural Taxco-Casa Borda, Mexico

            C700.978883 A792-2006, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO

            Change of Altitude @ Spire Studios, Beacon, NY

            FISH, Zip37 Gallery, Denver, CO

2003    Five Alternative Galleries, 2 Piece Retrospective, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO

1997    Carving the Forces of Change: Celebrating Women in the Arts,WCA 25th Anniversary Exhibition, juried by Faith Ringgold, Artmesia, Chicago, IL

1994    Irish-American Show: US Alone, Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO

            Open Press Print Show, Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO

1991    Open Press Print Show, Open Press: A Fine Art Printmaking Facility, Denver, CO

            Small Art Show, McConnell Gallery, Denver, CO

2001    The Colorado Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art Presents: Our First Ten Years,  EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1993    Streams of Consciousness, Colorado Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), and the Pullman WCA at:

               Lewiston Center of the Arts, Lewiston, ID/Moscow Arts Commission Gallery in City Hall, Moscow, ID

1997    Carving the Forces of Change: Celebrating Women in the Arts,WCA 25th Anniversary Exhibition,   juried by Faith Ringgold, Artmesia, Chicago, IL


SELECTED OPEN EXHIBITIONS

2006    Birds of Prey Foundation Annual Fundraiser, Boulder, CO

2006-1991 Art Against AIDS, Colorado AIDS Project, Denver, CO

2004    Angel Art, The Walnut Foundry, Denver, CO

1999    The Fourth Ever AHA! (Artists Helping Artists) Bozarts Ball & Art Sale Auction, Guirys Art Supply and Gallery, Denver, CO

1998    AHA! Brigette’s Bash & Art Sale Auction, Mackey Gallery, Denver, CO

1995    AHA! Art Auction & Heart Party, Grant Gallery, Denver, CO

            AHA! The First AHA! Breast Cancer Medical Expenses Fund Auction, Wynkoop Brewery, Denver, CO

1993    Human Rights Week, Amnesty International,Auraria Campus, Denver, CO

1993    UNDO 2, Colorado Initiatives Project, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO


EDUCATION

2000-2006  Denver Botanic Gardens, Botanical Illustration, Denver, CO

1991-1994       Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado

                        Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, minor in Women’s Studies

1987-1989       University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO


AWARDS & HONOURS

1993-1994       Recipient of Colorado Scholars Scholarship in Fine Art

1993                Member of Golden Key National Honour Society

1987                Recipient of University of Northern Colorado Visual Arts Scholarship


ARTS-RELATED EXPERIENCES

2013 to present Member of Zip37 Gallery, Denver, CO

2006-2012       Associate Member of NEXT Gallery, Denver, CO

2003                Co-Vice President of EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2001                Vice President of EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

1998-2006       Graphic Designer, AORN Inc., Denver, CO

1997-1999       President of the Colorado Chapter Women’s Caucus for Art

1993-2004       Member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art

1994-2007       Member of EDGE Gallery

1993                Associate Member of EDGE Gallery

1992                Associate Member of Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO

1990                Travel and Study in Barcelona, Spain


PUBLICATIONS

Flourish: Celebrating 50 years at York Street, Denver Botanic Gardens, 2008

Denver Botanic Gardens, Fall Catalog 2002, Center for Continuing Education Connecting People With Plants,  Denver Botanic Gardens, Fall Catalog, pg. 2

Westword, Just Sew Stories, A new installation at EDGE ties family threads together, Susan Froyd, January 2, 2003

Rocky Mountain News, Human form in focus, Mary Voelz Chandler, October 26, 2001

We’Moon ‘02: Priestessing the Planet, published by Mother Tongue Ink, 2001

We’Moon ‘01: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn Magic, published by Mother Tongue Ink, 2000

We’Moon ’00: Gaia Rhythms for Womyn Open, published by Mother Tongue Ink, 1999

elements–a quarterly journal of art, ideas and incantations, issue one & two, winter 1998 & spring 1999, published by Fire Brand / Ink, January 1999, October 1998

Rocky Mountain News, Story-telling jewelry a real gem of an exhibit, Mary Voelz Chandler, September 1996

ICON-THE ALTERNATIVE, The Look of the Irish, Michael Paglia, page 4, April 1994

Rocky Mountain News, Artworks Illustrate Pollution’s Legacy, Janet Day, April 1990

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Leader of the Pack, page 20, May-June 1990

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Famous Artcards, page 14, May-June 1990

The Denver Post, Earth Day-Oriented Art Exhibits Have Ups and Downs, Steve Rosen, April 1990

Legacy Press Greeting Cards benefitting people living with AIDS, 1989