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“We are homesick amid this sad, mad rush for wealth and place and power. The calm of the country invites and we fain would do with fewer things and go back to simplicity.”---
Our family’s rustic country house, where we live the simple life.
1982 Designed the Rochester International LPGA logo, which was used for about twenty years .
1988 Commissioned by Syracuse University to create portraits of the 35 students killed in the Lockerbie airline bombing.
Below: Timothy Cardwell and Sarah Phillips
1995 Approved as Roycroft Renaissance Artisan; elevated to Master Artisan status in 1997
1997 Commissioned by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to create an edition of 100 block prints
1998 Commissioned by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester to create an edition of 100 block prints, now part of their permanent collection
1998 to present Three time merit award winner at the Memorial Art Gallery’s Clothesline Arts Festival in Rochester, NY; winner of first and second prizes at Arts at the Gardens and the Corn Hill Arts festivals
2002 to present Featured Artist on WXXI-TV’s annual public broadcasting auction, each year donating a new painting of a popular Rochester area landmark
2003 to present Featured in articles in Style 1900, American Bungalow, Arts & Crafts Homes, and Cottages and Bungalows magazines, as well as the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper
2004 Commissioned by Nazareth College to create an oil portrait of Paychex founder and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano, to hang in the entrance of the new Golisano Arts Center
2007 Commissioned to create the 2008 Lilac Festival poster, Rochester, NY
2008 Guest Artist at Millikin University’s Art and Entrepreneurship Program: lectured, exhibited, demonstrated printmaking (afterwards, drove 12 hours through monster blizzard )
2011 Artist in Residence at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, Montvale, NJ. Exhibition of work, taught block printing workshop created new Craftsman Farms block print, demonstrated the making of the print
2011 Commissioned to design the Park Avenue Festival poster, Rochester NY
2011 Commissioned to design 4 posters in celebration of the Village of Shoreham centennial, Long Island, NY
2001 to present Taught block printing workshops many places, including to a national audience at the Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
Also noteworthy: Gave birth to two great artists, became stepmom to five more great kids; still cook from scratch
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