Selected Art Exhibits and Performance Installations
2012 Berkely Sakai Invitational Exhibitions, Sakai City Museum & Museum of Kyoto, Japan
2011 Small Works Sculpture Exhibit, Bellingham City Hall, Bellingham, WA
2010 “Women: Concealed & Revealed” 2-person show at the Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon Island, WA
2010 July: 2-person show at the Whatcom County Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2009 Bay Area Juried Indoor Sculpture Exhibit, Santa Clara, CA
2008 Palo Alto City Hall Invitational Exhibition, Palo Alto, CA
2008 Sakai International Artists Association, Gallery Irohani, Sakai, Japan
    2006-2008 “Beaux & Eros” I-III national juried exhibitions, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA
2007 “Moshi! Moshi! Japan Comes to the East Bay” Participating artist: Richmond Art Center, Berkeley Art Center, Oakland Alta Bates Gallery and ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Juried Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2006 “Fish Follies’ juried exhibition, Cordova Museum, Cordova, AK
2006 “Intersections: Locating Acts of Courage” National Women’s Studies and Women’s Caucus for Art juried shows: Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, and Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
2006 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Juried Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2006 Sakai Invitational Art Exhibition, City Hall Galleries, Sakai, Japan
2005 Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Juried Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2003 International Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Big Rock Garden Park, Bellingham, WA
2002 Niche Awards Exhibitions, Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
Awards, Grants and Scholarships:
    2006-2009 Artist-in-Residence for the city of Palo Alto, CA, Cubberley Community Center Studio Program, Palo Alto, CA
2006 Selection to a delegation of Bay Area artists to travel and exhibit in Sakai, Japan
2005 Artist-in-Residence, WORKS/ San Jose, San Jose, CA
2003 People’s Choice Award for chocolate sculpture, Washington NARAL’s “Chocolate for Choice”, Seattle, WA
2002 National finalist for the Niche Magazine Awards for Excellence in Crafts
Permanent Collections:
Pair of concrete “Guardians” in the Everett City Sculpture Garden, Everett, WA
Pair of large “Guardian Heads” at Earth Sanctuary Retreat Center, Whidbey, WA
Professional Affiliations:
Charter member, National Museum of Women Artists, Washington, DC
Member, International Sculpture Center
Member, Pacific Rim Sculptors Group
2005-2008 Instructor in sculpture & 3-dimensional design, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA
2004-2007 Art instructor, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, CA
1996-2003 Owner, Francie Allen & Co., Sculptures for the Garden, Seattle, WA
1994-96 Designer and color consultant, Pacific Concrete Products, Auburn, WA
1976-1992 Art educator in WA: faculty member in drawing and design: Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, Bellevue Community College, University of WA Continuing Education, Adjunct Professor of Arts and Education, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA; Instructor, Artists-in-the-Schools Program for Seattle and Vashon, WA
BA in art history and fine arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
BFA in sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
MFA in sculpture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Studies in architectural graphics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Foreign Language:
Fluency in French

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