My recent solo exhibition "Residency Retrospective" was a culmination for works created through my many Artist in Residence programs that I have served over the last 18 years. The accumulation of adventures, experiences, and reference material has given me an endless supply of ideas for current and future works. I also wanted to do more than just exhibit my work, I wanted to help make a difference with my work. 50% of all sales went to the Nicolet College Foundation towards student scholarships. Overall $1500 was given to the Nicolet College Foundation towards student scholarships. I remember my parents attempting to help 6 children go to college. Many of my siblings including myself, had scholarships to aid our goals. My children also had scholarships to help aid in the overall cost of college. I wanted to 'pay it forward' and lend a helping hand to other students at Nicolet College where I instruct in the Art Department.