Full-time artist focusing on landscape drawing and painting
Master Silversmith, retired
Professor Emerita – Principia College, Elsah, Illinois  62028
Married to artist Glenn Felch; two children and three grandchildren

VISUAL ART ACTIVITY  (painting & drawing)

  • Drawing from Perception VII juried exhibition, Wright State University, Dayton, OH,                        Jan 13-Feb 24, 2013
  • Perceptions Exhibition, Deer Isle Artists Association, September 7-29, 2012
  • Members II Exhibition, DIAA, Deer Isle, Maine, August, 2012
  • DIAA Scholarship Show, Deer Isle, Maine, June 2012
  • Members II Juried Exhibition, Concord Art Association, Concord, Massachusetts,                      March 2012
  • DIAA Members II, Deer Isle, Maine, August 2011
  • Collective Experience, DIAA, Deer Isle, Maine, June 2011
  • The Gallery Grand, one woman show “Maine Escapes”, Ellsworth, Maine, April 2-30, 2011
  • Ellsworth Public Library, one woman show “Sand Beach Summer”, Riverview Room,                 March 1-25, 2011
  • D IAA 6 Plus, December 2010
  • Jacoby Arts Center, Members works, 10 drawing and paintings, Alton, Illinois, March 2009
  • Drawing/Watercolor: Illinois 17th Biennial Juried Exhibition, Tarble Art Museum, Charleston, Illinois, December 2008- February 2009
  • Jacoby Arts Center, Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Alton, Illinois, February-March 2008 Gallery talk by J. Felch, artist
  • 22nd Southern Illinois Artist’s Juried Open Competition, Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon, Illinois, August-Sept 2008
  • Joint two-person exhibition: Felch and Felch, Radford Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, April–June 2007
  • Yearly faculty shows, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1972-2006
  • Jacoby Arts Center Invitational, Alton, Illinois, 2007
  • Jacoby Arts Center Teachers’ Invitational, Alton, Illinois, 2006
  • Madison County Arts Council Invitational, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, Illinois, 2005
  • Madison County Arts Council Open Studio “Art East”, Alton, Illinois, June, 2002, 2003, 2006
  • “Primal Light”, one woman show, Radford Gallery, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, Fall 2001
  • “Rocks of Age”, one woman drawing show, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1994
  • Midwest Regional Juried Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana, 1983
  • Appalachian National Juried Drawing Competition, Boone, North Carolina, 1981
  • Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition, Springfield, Missouri, 1979


  • Children’s outdoor mural (189’x8’), Riverbend Head Start and Family Services, 2004
  • Private art lessons
  • Public demonstrations of metalsmithing or drawing
  • Commission: Outdoor copper/steel entry lights, historically accurate reproductions for Rackham House, Bernard Maybeck, architect, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 2000
  • Commission:  Restoration of leaded glass windows, Notchcliff A, Bernard Maybeck, architect, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 2001
  • Aluminum jewelry, one woman show, 1996
  • Garden sculpture exhibition, Towata Gallery, Alton, Illinois, Group show, 1988
  • National Metalsmithing Invitational Exhibition, Brockport, New York, 1984
  • National Small Sculpture Juried Exhibition, Montevallo, Alabama, 1982 -Juror’s Award
  • Set design and painting:
    42nd Street, 2007, The King and I, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Hans Christian Anderson, Shakespeare: As You Like It, Hamlet, The Diary of Anne Frank, Blue Horses
    The Principia Alumni Centennial Show: set design with projected computer images – producer/co-writer


Principia College, Elsah, Illinois  (1968-2007)
Director of Freshman Program Development, 2003-2007
Director: Office of Special Programs (Abroads and Internships), 1994-2004
Unit Head:  Creative Arts and Communication Unit – Theater, Studio Art, Music, Mass Communication, and Physical Education, 1988-1994
Chairman: Studio Art Department, Chair 1981-88, 2001, 2003
Chairman: Theater Department, 1983-85
Administrative Head: Principia College Children’s Center, 2003-2006


Principia College, Elsah, Illinois  (1968-2011)
Director: Two week program “Exploring the Coast of Maine”, adult drawing workshop, August 2011
Professor of Studio Art, 1970-2007
Classes taught:  Jewelry making, metalsmithing, drawing, watercolor painting, color studies
Faculty: Adult Continuing Education Adult Summer Session, Principia College, 1970-2011
Classes taught:  beginning drawing, colored pencil drawing, watercolor painting, color studies
Co-Director: Principia Student and Adult Abroads to Europe, 1971, 1973, 1987, 1999, 2002


  • Professor Emerita, 2007, 39 years of service to Principia College
  • Principia College purchase of artwork, 2007-2008
  • River Bend Family Services Head Start Award for Community Service, 2006
  • Minna May Prindle Fine Arts Chair, Principia College, 1985-2007
  • Juror’s Award, National Small Sculpture Exhibition, Montevallo, Alabama, 1983
  • Purchase Award, Orlando Art Museum, Orlando, Florida, 1982


Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
M.F.A., Metalsmithing, 1976, studied with Heikki Seppa master goldsmith
B.F.A., Metalsmithing, 1974

Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
B.A., Studio Art, English, 1967
Music major course work completed, 1973

Avondale High School, Avondale Estates, Georgia
Diploma, Journal Cup-Highest scholastic/athletic award, 1963

Additional course work:
Haystack School, Deer Isle, Maine, Invitational Symposium for 15 Metalsmiths, Bi Shell technique
School for American Craftsmen, Rochester, New York, studied with Hans Christenson, Albert Paley
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
State University of New York, Brockport, New York, studied with Tom Markusen