Ginger Henry Geyer

Porcelain Sculpture

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

  • 1990

    • Self-employed artist, working in porcelain sculpture, writing, and painting
  • 1999

    • Artistic Consultant to H.E.B. Foundation/Laity Lodge Retreat Center: Developed gallery & have curated over 40 exhibitions, oversee art studios, artist/writer retreats, artist-in-residency program, grant writing, teach art workshops, retreat facilitator and speaker

PAST EMPLOYMENT

  • 2001,2004

    • Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Episcopal Theological Seminary Of the Southwest. Created and co-taught "Art & Soul: The Creative Dialogue Of Faith", assisted with Art Symposium lectures and exhibit 2002
  • 1992--2013

    • Consultant to Research Planning Consultants, catalogue installation of corporate art collection
  • 1998

    • Consultant to Carrabba Conservation, Inc., for research and development
  • 1996-97

    • Adjunct professor of painting and ceramics, Concordia University, Austin
  • 1995-97

    • Consultant to San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, on $1,000,000 project for collection management
  • 1990

    • Consultant to Laguna Gloria Art Museum, for NEA evaluation of education programs, and Consultant to Texas Association of Museums, for Collection Sharing feasibility study
  • 1988-90

    • Deputy Director for Planning, Dallas Museum of Art. Prepared architectural program for the Hamon Building, a $30 million, 140,000 sq. ft. expansion designed by Edward Larabee Barnes. Assisted the Director in formulating $20 million building proposal, wrote $173,000 grant for library/collection computerization, and proposal for adult education center.
  • 1977-88

    • Dallas Museum of Art, Assistant Chief Curator for Administration, McDermott Research Associate, Assistant Registrar, Rockefeller Foundation intern. Coordinated move to new building in 1984, director of custom computer system for collection management (an early breakthrough in museum automation), authored extensive manual for collection management and ethics, curated large exhibition on art conservation and several small exhibitions of works on paper and rare books, wrote grants totaling $1,030,000, interviewed 60 trustees and staff for expansion feasibility study, supervised deaccessioning of 600 objects at public auction, coordinated first catalog of print and drawing collections, developed long range plans, supervised AAM reaccreditation, gave numerous lectures and workshops for adults and children, liaison with SMU art education graduate program.
  • 1975-76

    • Kimbell Art Museum, Conservation Lab Assistant, intern

Currently represented by Valley House Gallery, Dallas, and Kathleen Davis Niendorff, literary agent. Formerly represented by Cidnee Patrick/Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, and by LyonsMatrix Gallery, Austin.

EXHIBITION HISTORY / SOLO & TWO PERSON SHOWS

  • 2015

    • "Ordinary Objects in Ordinary Time", Exhibition at Luce Center for Art and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC
  • 2014

    • "Ordinary Objects in Ordinary Time", Exhibition at Wheaton College Art Dept. 
    • Laity Lodge exhibition with Ned Bustard
    • Solo exhibition at First Presbyterian Church, Dallas
    • "Humble Heros", with Ned Bustard, at Lovers Lane Methodist Church, Dallas
  • 2013

    • "Paradox in Paradise", C.R.E.T.A Rome, Italy
  • 2012

    • Solo exhibition, "Chlora at the Fairmont" Ross-Akard Gallery, Dallas
    • Mosaic installation at the Fairmont Hotel, Dallas
  • 2011

    • 3 month Artist-in-Residence, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Arts District with exhibition in lobby
    • Mosaic installation at Laity Lodge
  • 2010

    • Solo exhibition, "The Porcelain Reformation", McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, curated by Rick Brettell
    • "Ginger Geyer Porcelain Sculpture", Valley House Gallery, Dallas
    • "The Porcelain Reformation", Abilene Center for Contemporary Art, Texas
  • 2006

    • "Ginger Geyer, Wayne Forte," The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
  • 2005

    • "Ginger Geyer Porcelain", Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas
  • 2003

    • "New Work" (with Pamela Nelson), Cidnee Patrick Gallery, Dallas
    • "Ginger Geyer & Jim Janknegt: "The Prodigal Son and Other Parables: Two Artists and Their Spiritual Journeys", St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Scanlan Gallery, Austin, Texas
    • Featured artist, Hope Chapel Arts Festival, Austin, Texas
  • 2002

    • "Patchwork Hospitality and Other New Work", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
  • 2001

    • "The Chlora Stories", Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin
  • 2000

    • "Visual Parables", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
  • 1999

    • "Homecoming: Sculpture & Verse", Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • "Ginger Geyer: Recent Work", (with Gail Siptak) Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas

    • "The Holy in the Common: Reflections on the Eucharist", Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
  • 1998

    • "Parables in Porcelain: Sculpture & Verse", Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 1997

    • "Wholly Porcelain", Dadian Gallery at the Luce Center for the Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
    • Featured artist, Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas
  • 1996

    • "Everyday China" Concordia University Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 1993

    • "Porcelain Sculpture by Ginger Geyer", Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014

    • "60th Anniversary Show", Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "20th Anniversary Show", the MAC, Dallas, Texas
    • "Summer Cut", Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "25th Anniversary Show", Luce Center for Arts & Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC
  • 2013

    • "Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Life",The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
    • "Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion", Luce Center for Art and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C.
    • Included in Dallas Art Fair, by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
  • 2012

    • included in Dallas Art Fair, by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
  • 2011

    • "The Food Show", Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge
  • 2010

    • "In The Making", Regent College, Vancouver, and other venues in Seattle, Washington and Texas
    • Long term loans to the Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas
  • 2009

    • "America at Work", Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • 2008

    • "Transforming Culture", (exhibition for national conference on art and faith) First Evangelical Free Church in Austin, Texas
    • "Pairings", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
  • 2007

    • "People’s Gallery Exhibition", Austin City Hall, Austin, Texas
    • "Body of Christ", Washington Theological Consortium, Washington, D.C. (traveling show)
  • 2006

    • "Group Show", Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
  • 2005

    • "Play", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
    • "The Matter of Devotion", University of Houston Library, and Xnihilo Gallery, Houston, Texas (for IMAGE national conference)
    • "Between Work and Worship", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
  • 2004

    • "Mythmakers & Storytellers", St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Scanlan Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 2003

    • "Be Still", University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas
    • "Stations of the Cross", Hope Chapel, Austin, Texas; traveled to University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, for Trinity Arts Conference, Irving, Texas
    • "April in Wonderland", Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
  • 2002

    • "Pamela Nelson, Brenda Kingery, Ginger Geyer", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
    • "Tragedy and Transformation: Artists Respond to September 11th", Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas
  • 2001

    • "A Presence Seen", University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas (CIVA national conference exhibition, juried by Mary McCleary)
    • "Funk-ional", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "Ordinary Time", The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas
  • 2000

    • "Next Text", Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
    • "International Show: Second Annual", Kairos Celebration Barn, Fredericksburg, Texas
    • "Shape & Surface: World Ceramics", St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Scanlan Gallery, Austin, Texas
    • "A Cool Summer Garden", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • 1999

    • "Mask-erade", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "Up Close & Personal", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • 1998

    • "Tenth Anniversary Show: Now & Then", Concordia University Gallery, Austin Texas
    • "41st Delta", Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas (national show juried by Peter Frank)
    • "Texas Tea", NCECA conference exhibition at Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "Family Ties", Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
  • 1997

    • "Women in Art: 12 Texas Women", Contemporary Art Center, Ft. Worth, Texas
    • "New Work", Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
    • "Dog Days of Summer", Lyons-Matrix Gallery, Austin, Texas
    • "Aberrations", Artist's Coalition of Austin, juried by Steve Brudniak (Juror’s prize), Austin, Texas
    • "Celebrations", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  • 1996

    • "Arte Sagrados", Concordia University Gallery, Austin, Texas (national show, juried by Mary McCleary)
    • "Serendipity: An Introduction", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "Hope Show", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • "Faculty Annual Exhibition", Concordia University, Austin Texas
  • 1994

    • "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", Tarrytown Gallery, Austin, Texas

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2015

    • Flowers, Dr. Betty Sue. "Ginger Geyer: Explorations and Transformations". Ceramics: Art & Perception. Fall, 2015, Issue 101.
    • Sokolove, Dr. Deborah. Ginger Geyer: Ordinary Objects in Ordinary Time. Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Washington, D.C. (exhibition catalogue).
  • 2014

    • Geyer, Ginger. "Paradise in Paradox: Chlora's Grand Detour". ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies July 2014: 15-22. Print.
  • 2013

    • Sokolove, Deborah. Sanctifying Art. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. 118-119.
    • Burgess, Katherine, "'Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion' exhibit probes the spirituality of everyday chaos.", Religion News Service, AP 24 Sept. 2013. Rpt. in Washington Post 27 Sept. 2013. Web.
  • 2012

    • Geyer, Ginger. "Art on Board: The Chapel Paintings of John P. Cobb". Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Tarleton State University. (vol. 9, 2012-13 71-81) . Print.
  • 2010

    • Flowers, Betty Sue. "Ginger Geyer’s Sculptural Narrative: An Appreciation." Unpublished review, Valley House Gallery 7 March 2010.
    • Brettell, Richard R. "Ginger Geyer: The Porcelain Reformation." McKinney Avenue Contemporary. University of Texas at Dallas Press April 2010. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. Chlora Gets Real: The November Story [online book]. gingergeyer.com April 2010. Web. First in series of twelve.
    • Spiegelman, Willard. Review of MAC show. D Magazine 2010. Web.
    • Dardess, George & Peggy Rosenthal. Reclaiming Beauty for the Good of the World: Muslim & Christian Creativity as Moral Power. Louisville, KY: Fons Vitae, 2010. Print.
  • 2009

    • Color plate 4. Ginger Geyer, Gift to the Elder Son, 2000. Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image. Gregory Wolfe, ed. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009. Print.
    • Sokolove, Deborah. "Wholly Porcelain: Mimesis & Meaning in the Sculpture of Ginger Henry Geyer." Visual Theology: Forming and Transforming the Community through the Arts. Ed. Robin M. Jensen & Kimberly J. Vrudny. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009. 29-40. Print.
  • 2008

    • High, Tim. Transforming Culture, exhibition catalog, 2008, National Conference on Art & Faith. Print.
    • Jay, Atticus. "Tyson Foods: Halls and Halls of Art." IonART Magazine 2008. Print.
  • 2007

    • Geyer, Ginger. "Chlora Plays Joker Poker". The Blue Rock Review 3.1 (2007): 120-133. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Compassion May Require Scuba Gear" The High Calling 21 February 2007. Web.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Have You Unwrapped God’s Gifts?" The High Calling 19 August 2007. Web.
    • "Santa Fe Artists retreat." Religion & Ethics Newsweekly 1052. Narr. Judith Valente. PBS, 2007. Television.
  • 2005

    • Buchholtz, Brad. "Reflections in Porcelain." Austin American Statesman 13 November 2005: K1, 12. Print.
    • Smiley, Lauren. "Art Meets Christianity", Dallas Morning News June 2005. Print
    • Buchanan, Katie. "Art as Image and Text." The Wittenburg Door 35.201 (2004, Sept./Oct.): 4-9. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Art on Board: John Cobb’s Panel Paintings Hit the Texas Highways" IMAGE: Art, Faith, Mystery 47 (2005, Fall): 33-43. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. " 'Play' Exhibit Honors Murdocks." Connections: A Publication of Laity Lodge and the HE Butt Foundation 2006. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Recognizing the Trajectory of Love and Baseballs." The High Calling 10 September 2006. Web.
  • 2004

    • Preece, Forrest. "West Side Stories: Ginger Geyer." The West Austin News 30 September 2004: 5. Print.
    • Sokolove, Deborah. A Basket of Summer Fruit, or Unpacking our Prophetic Baggage. Washington DC: Seekers Church, 18 July 2004. Print.
  • 2003

    • Jacobs, Mary A. "Artist's Work Explores Fragile Truths." The Dallas Morning News 11 October 2003: G6. Print.
    • Copeland, Donny. "Be Still." Haggerty Gallery. University of Dallas Press October 2003. Print.
    • Moore, Robin. "Parables in Art at St. Stephen's." West Austin News February 2003.
    • Geyer, Ginger "Holy Roller." The Christian Century 120.1 (11 January 2003): 40. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "The Misfit." IMAGE: A Journal of the Arts & Religion 38 (2003, Spring): 21-23. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Art that Shapes Me: Wise Cracks." The High Calling 27 April 2003. Web.
    • Color plate 13. Holy Roller, Ginger Geyer, 2000. Christians in the Visual Arts ‘Making Visible the Invisible’ 2003-2004 Directory [juried exhibition by Guy Chase]. Dallas: Millet, 2003. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger "Chlora's Crèche." The High Calling 22 December 2002. Web.
    • Sokolove, Deborah. "What’s Good about Bad Art? Art Criticism, Theology, and Christian Devotion."McCarthy Lecture. Washington Theological Union, Washington DC. 30 March 2003. Lecture.
  • 2001

    • Daniel, Mike. "Funk-tional Art at Edith Baker." The Dallas Morning News 13 July 2001: Guide 56. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Calling and Signage." IMAGE: A Journal of the Arts & Religion 33 (2001, Winter): 81-94. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Light and Water." The High Calling 28 July 2002. Web.
  • 2000

    • Dumitru, Cyra. "The Way of the Artist: Ginger Geyer." Connections: A Publication of Laity Lodge and the H.E. Butt Foundation 2000. Print.
  • 1999

    • Parks, Michelle. "An Evolution in Creation." Northwest Arkansas Times 13 August 1999: C12-14. Print.
    • Davis, Richard J. "Art to Ponder: Exhibit Pokes at Sacred Cows." The NW Arkansas Morning News 1999: D5-6. Print.
    • Mitchell, Charles Dee. "Gail Siptak & Ginger Geyer at Edith Baker." The Dallas Morning News 7 May 1999: 3C. Print.
    • Geyer, Ginger. "Homeless Artists' Guild." Alive Now 29.3 (1999, May/June): 55-57. Print.
  • 1998

    • Schade, Christopher. "2 Professional Looks" Austin American Statesman 5 March 1998: p. 51. Print.
    • "Ginger Henry Geyer Parables in Porcelain." Austin Arts Downtown 4.1 (1998, Feb.): 5. Print.
  • 1997

    • Marshall, Cari. "New Work @ LyonsMatrix: Wise Owls & Whimiscal Saviors." The Austin Chronicle 21 March 1997: 30. Print.
    • Cohen, Rebecca. "A Patron Though Poor." The Austin Chronicle 11 August 1997. Print.
    • Faires, Robert, "Getting Seen." The Austin Chronicle 23 May 1997. Print.
    • Cook, Katie. "Making Art with the Homeless." Hunger News and Hope 1.3 (1999, Summer): 1-3. Print.
  • 1991

    • Morgan, Layne. "Plate Art." D Magazine September 1991. Print.

AWARDS, HONORS, RESIDENCIES

  • 2014

    •  Ceramics residency, CRETA Rome, Italy (3 months), with exhibition
  • 2011

    • Artist-in-Residence, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Arts District (3 months)
  • 2009

    • Artist-in-residency, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, sponsored by the By/For Project (2 weeks)
  • 2003

    • IMAGE Artist of the Month, June 2003 , on imagejournal.org
    • Seton Cove annual Friendship Luncheon, co-speaker with Betty Sue Flowers
  • 1997

    • Featured artist/speaker,Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, Texas
  • 1984

    • Museum Management Institute, UC Berkeley, on Getty Trust scholarship
  • 1982

    • American Association of Museums, Conservation Study Tour of Italy for museum professionals

EDUCATION

  • 2004

    • Masters of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest; independent studies with Dr. Betty Sue Flowers
  • 2001

    • Certificate in Spiritual Formation, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
  • 1978

    • M.F.A., Southern Methodist University, in Museum Education,
    • Texas Teaching Certificate, Elementary and Secondary Art Education
  • 1975

    • B.F.A., Southern Methodist University, in Studio Art, emphasis in painting & art history
    • Internship, Kimbell Art Museum Conservation Lab
  • 1971-73

    • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Studied painting with Donald Roller Wilson

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Seminary of the Southwest, Austin Texas
  • Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale AR, (has 11 pieces)
  • Yale Divinity School (Long term loan)
  • Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Arts District
  • Museum of Biblical Arts, Dallas (Long term loan)
  • Health Resource Mgmt./RPC Inc.

    A listing of over 85 private collections and references is available upon request.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL WORK, CURATING and SPEAKING

  • 2015

    • Juror for congregational art show, All Saints Anglican Church, Austin, Texas
    • Guest speaker at Wesley Theological Seminary art class, and gallery talk
    • Curated show for Pamela Nelson at Laity Lodge
  • 2014

    • Curated shows at Laity Lodge for Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Doug Earle, Mark Smith
  • 2013

    • Panelist at symposium, Nasher Museum and Sculpture Garden, for  ceramics exhibition "Return to the Earth"
    • Workshop leader at Nasher Museum for seminar on "Leading from the Soul", sponsored by the Laity Leadership Iniative in conjuction with Duke Divinity School
    • Curating shows at Laity Lodge for Jim Janknegt, Jill Wilkinson, David Hooker, Roger Feldman, Greg Holmes, Ned Bustard
  • 2012

    • St. David’s Forum speaker
    • Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, speaker in Art Spirit series
    • Image Annual Conference speaker, "Nurturing the Creative Ecosystem", with Andy Crouch
    • Curated shows at Laity Lodge for Bruce Herman, Tatiana Nikolova-Houston, John Cobb
  •  2011

    • Creative Capital’s Professional Development weekend, at Arthouse Texas
    • Faculty, The Glen Workshop, St. Johns College, Santa Fe (IMAGE)
    • Workshop presenter, Oblate School of Theology Summer Institute, with Kathleen Norris
    • Three art salons, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas Arts District
    • Curated shows at Laity Lodge for Nancy Rebal, and The Food Show, Roger Feldman
    • Adult Sunday School speaker, First Presbyterian Church, Dallas
  • 2010

    • Curated shows at Laity Lodge for Billy Keen, Amy Bumpas, Katherine Brimberry, Mark Smith, Heather Parrish, Anita Horton, Kim Alexander, By/For
  • 2009

    • Curated "Earth, Water, Wind and Fire" show for Cassandra James at Gatehouse Gallery, Austin Museum of Art
    • Curated shows at Laity Lodge for Gary Harwood, Laura Jennings, Meg Lowry, Kathy Hastings & Phaedra Taylor, and group show for artists retreat
    • Taught mosaic workshop for Seton Cove
    • Wrote interpretative materials for by/for exhibition, "In the Making"
  • 2008

    • Curated "Pairings: Photographs and Poems" for Laity Lodge, also for Dennis Fagan, Cassandra James, Laurel Daniel, and Julie Lauterstein
    • Children’s art workshop for "A Spacious Place" for Journey, Austin
    • Adult Sunday School speaker, University United Methodist Church
  • 2007

    • Faculty, the Glen Workshop, St. John's College, Santa Fe (IMAGE)
    • Lenten series speaker, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin
    • Appeared on PBS show, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
    • Appeared on video for IMAGE
    • Sunday School speaker, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Austin
    • Assistant retreat leader for artist/writers retreat, Laity Lodge
    • Curated exhibitions for Laity Lodge for Ellen Berman and Sandra Bowden
  • 2006

    • Faculty, the Glen Workshop, St. John's College, Santa Fe (IMAGE)
    • Presentation on "Creativity & Spirituality" for Seton Cove
    • Presentations on my art for 3 church and community groups, several retreats
    • Curated Laity Lodge exhibitions for Susan Whyne, Wayne Forte, John Cobb, Shirley Cunningham
  • 2005

    • Seminar Director, 6 wk. SAGE (Continuing Ed at UT) "UnderstandingContemporary Religious Art"
    • Presenter, Art & Soul National Conference, Baylor University
    • Workshop teacher, Austin Museum of Art & Seton Cove, on Andy Goldsworthy exhibition
    • Curated Laity Lodge exhibitions for John Sager, John Cobb, Sylvia Betts, Barbara Irwin, large group show "Play", "Between Work and Worship"
    • Curated large group show for national conference of Image, at two sites in Houston, also was a presenter and panelist
  • 2004

    • Featured speaker with Gregory Wolfe, invitational retreat for artists and writers, Laity Lodge
    • "Vote for Chlora!" a luncheon presentation and exhibition reception, Seton Cove, Austin
    • Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas, (writer’s workshop)
    • Juror and keynote speaker, "Book Show", Concordia University, Austin
    • Curated Laity Lodge exhibitions for Cap Brooks, Lynda Young Kaffie, Don Schol and Pam Burnley-Schol, Kaki Crowell-Hilde, the Sikes/Barrow family
  • 2003

    • Glen Workshop, St. John’s College Santa Fe, sponsored by Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion (poetry workshop)
    • Featured speaker and exhibitor at St. Matthew's Episcopal Arts Festival
    • Curated Laity Lodge exhibitions for David Kroft, Joel Scheesley, Brenda Kingery, and Pamela Nelson
  • 2002

    • Curated art exhibition, "From Tragedy to Transformation: Artists Respond to 9/11", at Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest
    • ETSS, speaker and organizer for Art Symposium opening week
    • Curated exhibitions for Laity Lodge for Liz Hunt, John Sager, Deborah Sokolove, Jim Janknegt, Katherine Brimberry and Laura Calfee
    • Art retreat for St. David's Episcopal singles group, at ETSS
  • 2001

    • Studies in New Testament with L. Michael White
    • Curated exhibitions for Laity Lodge for Cassandra James, Barry Watson, and
    • Group show "Ordinary Time"
    • CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) national conference, University of Dallas
  • 2000

    • Directed study on art & spirituality with Betty Sue Flowers & Bill Adams, ETSS
    • Trinity Arts Conference, University of Dallas (writer’s workshop)
    • Curated exhibition, "Tressa Hawkins: The Pleasures of Breathing", for Women & Their Work, at Flatbed Press
    • Consultant to Health Resource Mgmt/RPC on corporate art collection installation & conservation
    • Curated exhibitions for Laity Lodge for Jim Morris, Julie Roseberry and C.D. Weaver
  • 1999

    • Grace Presbyterian Church, Plano, exhibition and presentation for opening of new building
    • Women's retreat co-leader, with Betty Sue Flowers; University United Methodist Church, Austin
    • Juror and keynote speaker, Arte Sagrado, Concordia University, Austin

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Board Member

    • Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin; Springhill Retreat Center, Dallas; Westminster Day School, Austin
  • Donations and Pro Bono Artwork

    • Donations to Austin Interfaith Ministries, Austin Museum of Art’s Art Ball, Gallery in the Garden (Governor’s Mansion benefit for Alzheimer’s Association), Genesis Women’s Shelter, Homeless Artists Guild, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

      Repeat Donations to Art House 5x7, IMAGE/Glen Workshop, Texas Freedom Network, Women & Their Work, Seton Cove, Casis Elementary School, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin High School.
  • Workshops, Lectures, Community Projects

    • Participated in speaking engagements using my art at over 50 locations.

      Established art program for homeless adults, including two exhibitions of artists’ work at University Methodist Church, in collaboration with Austin Metropolitan Ministries; planning committee, Episcopal Seminary's Art Symposium. Regular volunteer for Micah 6 Food Pantry and El Buen Pastor; McCallum High career day speaker; chair, AISD Citizens Textbook Advisory Committee for Primary and Secondary School Art Textbooks; Directed four large scale mural paintings at Casis Elementary School.

      Moderator or panelist for museum annual conferences (1982-90) on topics in art collection management and computerization at the following organizations: American Association of Museums, Texas Association of Museums, American Art Museum Association, Museum Computer Network, JFK Center for Museum Studies.
  • Juror

    • Austin Chalk Festival, ISAS Art Festival, TAP Arts Festival, Artes Sagrados

 

PERSONAL

Born in Springdale, Arkansas, 1953. Married to Rick Geyer, development consultant and video producer. Two children, Adam (professional poker player) and Larkin (sports manager). Interests include art’s role in non-violence, education and healing, the politics of poverty and hunger, the intersection of creativity and spirituality, museum audience engagement, art conservation, concert music, poetry, collecting photographs, art books and vintage Americana.

REFERENCES AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS CAN BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST