Resume

Summary

Artist, photographer, writer, and editor, working full time in Vermont since 2001-2014. Former journalist, speechwriter, communications specialist, and teacher, in Washington, DC, and Geneva, Switzerland. Art in private collections in United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia. After fulfilling years in Vermont, I now live in Naples, Florida, USA. Email: lcdurkee@aol.com.

Education

B.A. – Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
M.A. – Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Individual art study with Washington, DC artist Debra Stern Nicholas

Jenny McKean Moore Writing Workshop with Amiri Baraka (LeRoy Jones), semester long, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Curator of Exhibition and Participating Artist and Poet

Curated The Power of Place — Landscapes and Mindscapes from Vermont, featuring four artists, including myself, Gallery in-the-Field, Brandon, VT, 2011. Art and poetry chapbook from the exhibition — Artists=Poets — is available on Amazon.

Selected Solo Shows

Friends of the Library West Wing Gallery, Collier County Regional Library, Naples, FL, scheduled for October 2016

Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, Bennington, VT, 2014

Equinox Village Gallery, Manchester, VT, 2013

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, 2012

William Feick Arts Center, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT, 2006 and 2010

InView Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn, Landgrove, VT, 2010

Odyssey Series, Purdue University North Central Campus, Westville, IN, 2009

Gallery at Brandon Music, Brandon, VT, 2009

Diane and Norman Bernstein Gallery, The Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC, 2008

The Canfield Gallery, Martha Canfield Memorial Library, Arlington, VT, 2006

Spiral Press Café, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, VT, 2006

Latchis Theater, Brattleboro, VT, 2005

Night Owl Gallery, Rutland, VT, 2005–2006

Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT, 2006

Two-Person Shows

Gallery in-the-Field, Brandon, VT, 2008-2009

Night Owl Gallery, Rutland, VT, 2002

Market 5 Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991

Juried Group Shows, Gallery Group Exhibitions

Art Council of Southwest Florida’s Coop Art Gallery, Coconut Point Mall, Estero, FL, 2016

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, members show:  A Hint of Purple, 2016

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, Facing the Possibilities exhibition, Naples, FL, 2015-2016

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, Petit Pursuits exhibition, Naples, FL, 2014

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, National Fall Shows — 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2013; juried and members’ shows, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2014

American Museum of Fly Fishing exhibitions, Manchester, VT, 2013 and 2014

SOHO20 Gallery, Selections exhibition, New York, NY, 2013

Carolyn and Will Jackson Gallery at the Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, VT, 2012 and 2013

Chaffee Art Center, Women in the Arts exhibition, with funding from the Vermont Committee of the National

Museum of Women in the Arts, Rutland, VT, 2012

Gallery Redux, Dorset, VT, 2007-2011

Woman Made Gallery, Icons Exhibition, Chicago, 2008

Artpath Gallery, Burlington, VT, 2008

Gallery in-the-Field, Brandon, VT, 2007

Nancy Price Gallery, Jamaica, VT, 2005-2006

June ARTS! Celebration, Bennington, VT, 2005

Artists Guild of Manchester, Manchester, VT, 2002-2003

Moon Brook Gallery, Rutland, VT, 2002

DC Artists Equity Association and A. Salon, Wilson Art Center, Washington, DC, Far Away Places exhibition, juried by World Bank art program manager Artemis Zenetou, 2001; Rock Creek Gallery, A. Salon, juried by John H. Brown Jr., Smithsonian Institution, 1997; Wilson Art Center, A. Salon, The Color Blue, juried by Willem de Looper, former deputy curator, The Phillips Collection, 1996; and Wilson Art Center, A. Salon, Relationships, juried by Martha Morris of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and Joe Shannon, artist, 1996

Capitol Hill Art league, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, DC, Flower Power exhibition, juried by Cora Rupp, artist and former executive director, Alexandria Virginia Art League, 1998; A Note of Whimsy exhibition, juried by Clifford T. Chieflo, Fine Arts Department chairman, Georgetown University, and chairman, Georgetown University Art Collection, 1990; New Works for the New Decade, juried by Berthtold Schmutzhart, Department of Sculpture chairman, Corcoran School of Art, 1990; In Celebration of Color exhibition, juried by Holly Ross, art consultant and gallery owner, 1990.

Fairfax County Council of the Arts exhibition, Fairfax, VA, 1991

Annapolitan’s, Annapolis, MD, 1991

Members Shows, Group Events

Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center, People’s Choice Exhibition, Naples, FL, 2015

Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT, multiple years through 2012 and 2014. Killington Arts Guild Gallery, Killington, VT, multiple years through 2014

The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014

Vermont Craft Council Statewide Open Studio Tour, 2002 through 2005 and 2009, 2010 and 2011

Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT, multiple years

Vermont Arts & Crafts Fine Crafts Festival, Stratton, VT, 200

Selected Additional Exhibition Locations

Harmony Tea Room at Brandon Music, Brandon, VT 2009-2010

Latchis Hotel, Artists-Decorate-the-Rooms Project, Brattleboro, VT, 2007-2008

South Londonderry Free Library, South Londonderry, VT, 2005 and 2007

Stratton Mountain Club, Stratton, VT, 2006

Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, VT, 2005

Susan Sargent Furnishings, Manchester, VT, 2005

Northshire Medical Center, Manchester, VT, 2004

Graphic Traffic, Annapolis, MD, 2001

Interior design studios, Washington, DC

Other Activities

Wearable Art — silk scarf in three sizes, collage image: Morning in the Garden of Eden, from 2013

Poetry published in Birchsong—Poetry Centered in Vermont (2012), Poet Lore, National English Journal and

Wisconsin Review

Artisans of Southern Vermont, member, 2009-2010 and 2012

Cover art for Executive Women in Government Annual Summit program, Washington, DC, 2008, 2009 and 2011

Cover art and interview, Art Map Burlington, Kasini House, Burlington, VT, 2008; images selected by Kasini House for note cards marketed to bookstores

Creator, host and producer of The Creative Way on community television, Rutland, VT

President, Southern Vermont Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, 2004-2006; Arts and

Letters member; National Letter Board member

Vermont Residency in Painting Week, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2005

Numerous solo and group photography exhibitions, including the National Press Club’s annual members’ exhibition, Washington, DC; Silver Owl member of the National Press Club — member for more than 25 years

Photographs published in French America, a book produced by the French Heritage Society in French and English

Environmental Professional Fellowship, awarded by The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, DC, supporting an eight-week European study and resulting in the report, “Risk Communication and the Rhine River,” published in BNA’s International Environment Reporter in Washington, DC

Reporter, managing editor and international new product develop editor for environment and safety services,

The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC, and BNA International, London. Managing editor of BNA’s Environment Reporter, International Environment Reporter, Chemical Regulation Reporter, Hazardous Materials Transportation Report and Drug Recall Report. Developed and helped launch World Climate Change Report, World Pharmaceuticals Standards Report and World Food Regulation Report

Freelance writing, including The Christian Science Monitor and Country Journal

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