Reporter for the Indianapolis Star. Arts critic for Artnews. “You Be the Judge” columnist for Saturday Evening Post. Editor-in-chief of Arts Indiana, a statewide monthly magazine about the arts. Contributed hundreds of news stories, features and critiques for newspapers and magazines: local, regional and national in scope. Taught journalism at university.
Editor, You Be the Judge (1979). Author, The Hoosier Group: Five American Painters (1985). Co-author, A Grand Tradition: The Art and Artists of the Hoosier Salon, 1925-1990 (1993). Co-author, Beyond Realism: The Life and Art of Frederick Grue (1995). Co-producer of video "England:The Treasured Isle" (1997). Co-editor, Urban Tapestry: Indianapolis Stories (2002). Co-author, Skirting the Issue: Historical Women Artists of Indiana (2004). Essayist, Indiana's 200 (1816-2016: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State (2015).
AWARDS & PRIZES.
Awards for Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana’s Historical Women Artists:
▪ Winner for Non-Fiction, “Best Books of Indiana,” Indiana Center for the Book, affiliated with Center for the Book, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
▪ Winner, “Benjamin Franklin Award,” in Arts/Music/Photography, Publishers
Marketing Association, New York
▪ Finalist, “Best Book of the Year,” in Art/Photography, Foreword Magazine
▪ Finalist, Best Non-Fiction Book Award, Great Lakes Book Association
Won, Pilot Category, Scriptapalooza; Finalist, TV Pilot, The Movie Deal; Finalist, 15th People’s Pilot Competition; Quarter-Finalist, PAGE Awards; Semi-Finalist, Pilot, Golden Age of Television; Semi-Finalist, Pilot, Scriptoid Writers Challenge
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., Ball State University
J.D., Indiana University School of Law