I was born in Ann Arbor. Our family moved from
the area in 1969, I returned in 1986.
High school dropout 1975 (Junior year)
Master's of Fine Arts 1999. Eastern Michigan University
Currently Artist in Residence, University of Michigan
While at Eastern, I won the Handweaver's Guild
of America Dendel scholarship, a national scholarship fund for students
pursuing a degree in textiles. The Dendel group has flown me to
California to help raise funds for future scholarship winners.
My work has been published in Fiberarts 6, Surface
Design Journal, and Shuttle, Spindle Dyepot.
Many of my weavings can be seen at Eastern Michigan
University, in the McKinney Union, their new Health and Human Services
building, the graduate school offices and in many private collections
in the area.
I currently show and sell my work at the American
Craft Council shows. My debut with the ACC was April 2000 in
St. Paul, I won an honorable mention. Since then I have been to
Sarasota and the retail portion of the infamous Baltimore show
probably the largest of it's kind in the country.
This year will be my first time at the Ann Arbor
Street Fair, and my first outdoor show!
Before returning to school in 1996, I worked
10 years at the Ann Arbor News (in the production department), made
pastries at Slice of Heaven on N. Main St., salads at the Back Alley
Gourmet and married local poet/photographer/salesman extraordinnaire,
Michael C. Myers.
My studio is in my home and may be visited by
appointment, I am available for workshops, lectures, and private
weaving instruction. I currently teach several levels of weaving
classes at Forma in Whitmore Lake.
After leaving school, two other working artists
and myself founded W.A.M., Women's Art Marketing group. We now have
four members and work on the business and marketing aspects of being
artists which are not often addressed in an art school curriculum.
A large part of my work at shows and as a lecturer
involves talking with people about the desires they have for their
lives and offering them inspirational and practical examples of
how they can begin to take the steps toward whatever it is that
will help them live most fully. It's never too late to begin living
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Professional / Teaching
4/01 Visiting Artist Minnetonka Art Center,
3/01 Lecture: Center for Creative Studies, Detroit,
10/00 Visiting Artist Denwar Studio, Costa Mesa,
1/00 Private weaving instruction
1/00 Established Kaufmann Studios, specializing
in one-of-a-kind woven wallpieces
1/00 Founding Member Women's Art Marketing: WAM
'99 to present, Forma Loom, Weaving classes,
beginning through advanced
8/99 Juror Concordia College Student Exhibition
98/'99 EMU Textiles
9/98 EMU FA 100 Art Appreciation for non-majors
5/97 Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild, 2-day workshop,
2/96 Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild, Lecture/demo
of supplemental warp technique