2014 ~ Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program for WA Visual Artists

1973 ~ MFA in sculpture, University of Washington School of Art, Seattle, WA

Studied with George Tsutakawa, Everett DuPenn, Patty Warashina

1969 BFA in sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Studied with John Pripp

1967 BA in art history and fine arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Studied with Leonard Baskin


2017 ~ WA State Artist Trust GAP Grant for learning video to document artwork

2016 ~ Juror for City 1% Program for Public Sculpture, Waterfront Restoration Project,

Bellingham, WA

2014 ~ Selected for WA Artist Trust EDGE juried program in advanced business practices

Artist Trust seminar panel member

2013 ~ Grant from the Puffin Foundation

2009 ~ Merit Award, City of Santa Clara Indoor Sculpture Exhibition

2009/2007 ~ Artist-in-Residence for the city of Palo Alto, CA, Cubberley Community Center Studio Program, Palo Alto, CA

2006 ~ Selected 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 ~ Peoples Choice Award for chocolate sculpture, NARAL’s “Chocolate for Choice”, Seattle, WA

2002 ~ National Finalist: Niche Magazine Awards for Excellence in American Crafts

1995 ~ Special Recognition Award, Arizona Aqueous ‘95

King County Arts Commission Grant for “Artist and the Environment: from Spiritual Celebration to Social Action” Project Director, Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon Island, WA

1992 ~ Puget Sound Water Quality Authority grant for environmental artwork, Vashon Island Schools, Vashon Island, WA

1988 ~ King County Arts Commission and Washington Commission for the Humanities collaborative installation/performance grants

1979 ~ National Endowment for the Arts summer teaching residency in dance and sculpture with On the Boards Dance Theater, Seattle, WA

1975 ~ Bumbershoot public sculpture commission “Mr and Mrs Sprinkler Valve” City of Seattle


2021 ~ September: upcoming exhibition as featured artist at Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR

Upcoming: San Juan Museum of Art: featured artist for autumn season, Friday Harbor, WA

2019 ~ “Trapeze Acrobat” sculpture/drawing installation for the Winter Solstice at the Whatcom Allied Arts Holiday Art Market, Bellingham, WA

2018 ~ “Jumping Through Hoops” sculpture/drawing installation for the Winter Solstice at Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA

2017 ~ “Shadow Dance” sculpture/drawing installation at Mindport gallery, Bellingham, WA

2015 ~ “Organic/Geometric” sculpture/drawing installation at the Viking Union Gallery,

WWU, Bellingham, WA

2014 ~ “Just Joe” storefront sculpture installation of cast paper, on the Cherry Point Oil

Refinery Expansion, Whatcom Allied Arts “Creative Spaces” program, Bellingham, WA

“Nooks & Crannies” sculpture installation in the cubicles of the Federal Building,

Bellingham, WA, in April to celebrate Earth Day, sponsored by Whatcom Allied Arts

2014-13 ~ “Lights & Shadows” sculptural installation in downtown Bellingham, WA, through

Whatcom Allied Arts “Creative Spaces” program

2010 ~ “Women: Concealed & Revealed” 2-person show at the Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon Island, WA

2-person show at the Whatcom County Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

1997 ~ Featured Artist: Gardens & Sunspaces Gallery, Duvall, WA

1991 ~ Featured artist for Vashon Allied Arts Artist Studio Tour, Vashon, WA

1990 ~ Solo Show: Kathleen Bruskin Gallery, Port Townsend, WA

1989 ~ Solo Show: Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon Island, WA

1988 ~ Solo Show: King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, WA

1985 ~ Solo Show: The Clay Occasion Gallery, Seattle, WA

1984 ~ Solo Show: Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon Island, WA


2020 ~ Sculpture NW Annual Juried Exhibition, Karla Matzke Gallery, Camano Is, WA
“Art of the Quarantine”  group show, Art at the Cave Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2019 ~ “Women Empowering Women” 5-artist juried exhibition at Whatcom Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

Sculpture NW Annual Juried Exhibition, Karla Matzke Gallery, Camano Is, WA

2018 ~ Sculpture NW Annual Juried Exhibition, Whatcom Allied Arts Gallery, Bellingham, WA

International Commemorative Exhibition, Gallery Irohani and Sakai City Hall, Japan

2017 ~ “A Sense of Place” invitational exhibition at Shoreline Art Commission Gallery, curated by Christen Mattix

2016 ~ “Kinetic/Eclectic” invitational exhibition, Sculpture Northwest gallery, Bellingham

“The Contemporary Figure” invitational exhibition, Sculpture Northwest Gallery, Bellingham, WA

2015 ~ “Emerge” invitational exhibition, Sculpture Northwest Gallery, Bellingham, WA

Artist Trust EDGE graduate show, “Galvanize!” Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

2014 ~ “Light: Art and Technology” invitational exhibition, Whatcom County Allied Arts Gallery

2012 ~ International Art Exchange exhibition between Berkeley, CA, and Sakai City, Japan, held in Sakai City Hall and Kyoto City Museum

2011 ~ “Small Works Sculpture Exhibit” Bellingham City Hall, Bellingham, WA

2009 ~ Bay Area Juried Indoor Sculpture Exhibit, Santa Clara, CA

2008 ~ Palo Alto City Hall Invitational Exhibition, Palo Alto, CA

Sakai International Artists Association, Gallery Irohani, Sakai, Japan

“Beaux & Eros III” national juried exhibition, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA

2007 ~ “Moshi! Moshi! Japan Comes to the East Bay” Participating in exhibitions at Richmond Art Center, Berkeley Art Center, Oakland Alta Bates Gallery and ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Juried Summer Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

“Beaux & Eros II” national juried exhibition, Peninsula Art Museum, Belmont, CA

2006 ~ “Fish Follies’ juried exhibition, Cordova Museum, Cordova, AK

“Intersections: Locating Acts of Courage” National Women’s Caucus for Art juried shows: Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, and Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA

Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Juried Spring Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

Sakai Invitational Art Exhibition, City Hall Galleries, Sakai, Japan

“Beaux & Eros I” national juried exhibition, Peninsula Art Museum, Belmont, CA

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 Exhibition, American Craft Buyers Market, Philidelphia, PA

2002-1999 ~ “Modern Stone Age” Invitational concrete sculpture shows, Pratt Art Center, Seattle WA

1999 ~ Featured sculptor, Rhodda Award-winning Garden, NW Flower & Garden Show

1998 ~ “Works from the Other Side” Women’s Caucus for Art juried exhibition,

Artspace Gallery, Seattle, WA

Northwest Sculptors Cooperative juried exhibition, Langley, WA

Northwest Women Sculptors juried exhibition, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA

1997 ~ West Coast Paper 2nd National Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA

Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Blue heron Art Center, Vashon, WA

1996 ~ Northwest Watercolor Society 56th National Exhibition, Kirkland, WA

West Coast Paper 1st National Exhibition, Seattle, WA

22nd National Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of NW Florida

1994 ~ WA State Recycling Convention Recycled Art Exhibit, Tacoma, WA

1993 ~ “Creating Ourselves” National Juried Exhibition, Eastern NM University, Portales, NM

1992 ~ 5-Person Invitational Exhibition, Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon, WA

1991 ~ Featured Artist for Vashon Allied Arts Artist Studio Tour, Vashon, WA

1989 ~ “Young, Hot & Exquisite: 4 Seattle Imagists” Ellensburg Art gallery, Ellensburg, WA

1976 ~ “In Touch: Organic, Sensuous and Primitive Art of the Northwest” curated

by Lucy Lippard, Portland Center of the Visual Arts, Portland, OR

“In Touch with In Touch” Invitational, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA


2015 “Organic/Geometric: The Body Mind”. Sculpture/dance installation for the Viking Union

Gallery with students from Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

2014 “No Touch Allowed” Sculptural installation and movement event with audience participation, in collaboration with Pam Kuntz and Kuntz & Co dancers, Bellingham, WA

1983 Life-size dance figures for Spectrum Dance Theatre, Seattle, WA

1982 Set designs for Evergreen Theatre Conservatory, Seattle, WA

Theatre installations for literary performance series of 3 concerts, Blue Heron Art

Center, Vashon, WA

1979 “Image/Gesture: Mask of the Gods” Installation and body art for On The Boards

dance concert, Washington Hall Performance Gallery, Seattle, WA

1978 “Ice” Sculpture/dance collaboration with Robert Davidson, Broadway

Performance Hall, Seattle, WA

Sculpture/dance collaboration with Kris Wheeler, Broadway Performance Hall,

Seattle, WA

1977 Sculpture/dance collaboration, American Contemporary Dance Company

Studio Theater, Seattle, WA

1976 “Eden”, Sculpture/dance collaboration with the American Contemporary

Dance Company, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR

Sculpture/dance collaboration performance with the American Contemporary

Dance Company, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, WA


2020 ~ Board member, Sculpture Northwest

2020-17 ~ Video Producer for Access Bellingham’s public TV channel

2018 ~ Artist Talk Series, with visuals, Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, WA

2017-16 ~ Juror for Bellingham’s 1% Program for public sculpture

2015 ~ Artwork selected for Artist Trust Benefit Auction, Seattle, WA

2014 ~ Panelist for Artist Trust seminar “I am an Artist”, Bellingham, WA


~ Pair of concrete “Guardians” installed in the Everett City Sculpture Garden, Everett, WA


2014 ~ “Cherry Tree Dancers” two larger than life wire figures installed in cherry trees, private garden of Master Gardener, Marine Drive, Bellingham, WA
2013 ~ “Flying Acrobat” larger than life wire figure and rope/bamboo ladder for home in Bellingham, WA
2012 ~ “Trapeze Dancer” ¾ size wire figure for Pilates on Holly studio, Bellingham, WA


2008-2005 ~ Instructor, sculpture & 3-dimensional design, Gavilan College, Gilroy, CA

2007-2004 ~ Art instructor, Community School of Music and Art, Mountain View, CA

2003-1996 ~ Owner of Francie Allen & Co., Sculptures for the Garden, Seattle, WA

1996-1994 ~ Designer and color consultant, Pacific Concrete Products, Auburn, WA

1993-1990 ~ Recycling Coordinator for Tacoma Public Schools and Vashon School District, WA

1989-1986 ~ Artist-in-the-Schools Program for Vashon, WA

Created drawing program for upper elementary schoolchildren

Offered continuing education courses on visual thinking skills for Vashon School District teachers as Adjunct Professor at Seattle Pacific University

1980-1974 ~ Instructor in Drawing and Design, Fairhaven College, WWU, Bellingham, WA

Instructor in Design, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

Instructor in Sculpture, University of Washington Continuing Education, Seattle, WA

Artists-in-the-Schools Program, Seattle, WA


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