Art is a joy. I believe everyone should experience as much joy in their lives as they can.  - Tomi LaPierre



25 years technical / drafting. Workshops: Lincoln Fox, MFA, Sculptor, CO.; John Pabor, MFA, Sculptor, NM; Sherry Henderson, Sculptor, Tucson, AZ.; mold making Polytek 2003; Forensic Facial Reconstruction, Betty Pat. Gatliff, Scottsdale, AZ 2005; experimental collage/acrylics, C.Kistenmacher, UTEP; Paper making, White Raven Studios, Las Cruces, NM.


Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM (MMC Exhibit); Galeria Azul, Mesilla, NM; AAWA, Wickenburg, AZ; Kermezaar 2000 thru 2006, El Paso, TX; Midland, TX; Silver City, NM; Albuquerque, NM; Las Cruces, NM.; Sierra International 2002, 2003 (Juror's Award) 2004, 2005 ;National League of American Pen Women, 2003, 2004, 2005 (2003 StateSculpture Award (1st),; 2nd in 2005); National League of American Pen Women, 2004 Biennial Show, Washington, D.C.; NLAPW Biennial Show, Alexandria, VA;Verde Canyon Show, 2005; EPAA International 2006, 2007; EPAA Spring Exhibit 2007 (Best of Show); Joseph A. Moore Memorial Award 2007; American Academy Women Artists, Bennington, VT;  Loveland Sculpture Invitational, 2008, 2009, 2010; NM State SLMM Exhibit 2009, Albuquerque, NM; Regional SLMM Exhibit 2009, Las Cruces, NM; Arts International, El Paso, TX 2008, 2009; 2nd Place award, NLAPW National Show,Alexandria, VA .


American Academy of Women Artists, Artist Member; LCFCM; National League of American Pen Women; El Paso Art Association; Artforms of New Mexico; Society of Layerists in Multi-Media (SLMM)

Private Commissions of Portraits in Sculpture:


North Carolina
New York
New Mexico
New Jersey


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