Curatorial & Selected Professional Experience

2019

Appointed U.S. Arts Envoy to Laos. Workshops and Lectures given at the American Center of the US Embassy, Vientiane and the US Embassy Center, Luang Prabang, Laos.

2018

Appointed U.S. Arts Envoy to Myanmar and Laos.
Lectures/ workshops: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Mandalay, Taunggyi and Monywa.
-“Saving Our Wildlife! Lao Artists Speak Out! exhibition, US Embassy, Luang Prabang, Laos.
– Co-Curator, with Mie Preckler, “Myanmar Voices: Art & Social Change,” The Jefferson Center of the US Embassy, Mandalay and the American Center of the US Embassy, Yangon, Myanmar.
– Co-Curator, with Mie Preckler, “Speaking Out – 9 Myanmar Artists,” Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA., and the Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA.

2017

Co-Curator, with Mie Preckler, “Artists Beyond Boundaries” Exhibition Project, The American Center, U.S. Embassy, Yangon, and Pansodan Art Scene, Yangon, Myanmar.
-“Animal Planet,” Online Exhibition Curated for NIAD Art Center’s, artists with disabilities programs, Richmond, CA.
– Presentation given, the National Genetic Databank for the Search for the Disappeared, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2016

Curator, with Claudia Chapline, “Three Seasons,” Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA.
– Curator, with Elizabeth Addison, “Crossing to Safety,” Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA.

2015

Curator, “Selected Works from ‘Envisioning Human Rights’,” Center for Justice and Accountability, San Francisco, CA.
– Co-curator, with Elizabeth Addison, “Crossing to Safety,” Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA.

2014

Curator, “Envisioning Human Rights,” Berkeley Law Gallery, UC Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley.- Co-Curator, with Lucinda Barnes, “Envisioning Human Rights: The Next Generation,” University of California System Student Exhibition, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

2013

Juror , the Thirty-seventh Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition,” the Augustana College Art Museum, Augustana College, Rock island, IL.
-Commission for Wells Fargo Green Team Ecological Programs, San Francisco Office.
-Consultant, Art for Conservation Program, The Leatherback Trust, S. F., CA.

2012

Consultant to Art for Conservation Program, The Leatherback Trust, S.F., CA.

2010

“Beyond the Display Case: Creating a Multisensory Museum Experience,” Paper presented, with Catherine P. Foster, 27th Annual Visiting Scholar Conference, A Sense of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology, Center for Southern Ill, March 26/27.

2009

Co-Curator, with Carin Jacobs, “Mapping sacred Ground,” The D Doug Adams Gallery at the Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA.

2008

Member, Advisory Board, Artist Rescue Mission, Houston, TX.
-“Pamela Blotner, Artist/Activist,” Interview with Michael Woodson, LivingArt, KPFT, Houston, TX.  Pacifica Radio.
-Curator, “We Are Burma,” Exhibition of Contemporary Burmese Art, Leila Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

2007

Curator, “The Burmese-American Art Exchange,” a Creative Collaboration Between Burmese and American Artists, The American Center, U.S. Embassy, Yangon, Myanmar

2006

Consultant, Beijing Yan Zee, China Animation Project, Beijing and Jilin, China.

2003

Scenic Design for “Machinal,” by Sophie Treadwell, Gill Theater, University of San
Francisco.

2000 – 2001

Consultant, “Communities in Crisis” Project, Research Mission to Bosnia and Croatia for The Human Rights Center, University of California at Berkeley.