My name is Ms. Wood and I teach the Commercial Design program here at Van Buren Tech!



  • 2019 People's Choice: Wahpeton, ND

  • 2019 Coloured Earth Festival, Halifax, London: one of four USA chosen artists

  • 2019 People's Choice; West Bend, WI

  • 2019 Michiana Annual Art Competition; Best of Drawing Category; Box Factory for the Arts; St. Joseph, MI

  • 2018 Chalk the Block; Best of Show; St. Joseph, MI


  • 2017 Chalk 'N Bloom Fest; People's Choice; Safety Harbor, FL

  • 2016 Chalk the Block; Best of Show; St. Joseph, MI


  • 2015 Chalk the Block; Chosen winner to represent St. Joseph in Safety Harbor, FL for Chalk 'N Bloom Fest; St. Joseph, MI


  • 2012 Michiana Annual Art Competition; Box Factory for the Arts; St. Joseph, MI; Photography


  • 2011-2012 Artisans Market; Krasl Art Center; St. Joseph, MI; Photography, Watercolor, Drawing


  • 2020 Borderline Festival, Wahpeton, ND

  • 2020 Krasl Art Center Members Show in Saint Joseph, MI

  • 2019 Box Factory Members Show in Saint Joseph, MI

  • 2019: Participant in the Borderline Chalk Festival at Wahpteon, ND

  • 2018 Solo Gallery Show at ARS Gallery in Benton Harbor, MI

  • 2018 South Haven Center for the Arts Members Show in South Haven, MI

  • 2017-2019: Participant in the MOWA Chalkfest at West Bend, WI

  • 2015-2019: Participant in the Chalk 'N Bloom Fest at Safety Harbor, FL

  • 2015-2017;2019: Participant in the Chalk Festival at Venice, FL

  • 2015-2019: Participant in the Marietta Chalktoberfest; Marietta, GA

  • 2016-2019: Participant in the Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove, MN


  • 2015-2016: Participant in the Hooked on Art Chalk Festival; Chesterton, IN

  • 2015: High School Area Art Teachers exhibit at Southwestern Michigan University; Dowagiac, MI


  • 2014-2019: Participant in Chalk the Block; Saint Joseph, MI


  • 2014: Art.Downtown - Grand Rapids, Michigan; Oil Paintings


  • 2011-2015:  Biggby Coffee Shop - St. Joseph, MI. Photography, Watercolor, Drawing, Oil Painting, Printmaking


  • 2011-2012:  Whirlpool Technology Center - St. Joseph, MI. Oil Painting "Green Flush"​


Grand Valley State University

  • Provisional K-12 Art Education Certification

  • B.F.A. in Oil Painting

Western Michigan University

  • Masters in Career and Technical Education

  • IOC in Graphics and Printing Technology


University of California San Diego

  • Educational Technology

  • Classroom Management


  • 2012-Present: Commercial Design Instructor at the Van Buren Tech; Lawrence, MI 

  • 2016: Krasl Art Center - St. Joseph, MI; Marketing and Receptionist.

  • 2016: Southwestern Michigan College - Dowagiac/Niles, MI; Adjunct Professor

  • 2009-Present: Owner of The Seventh Studio - St. Joseph, MI


  • 2012-2015: ARS Gallery, Arts & Culture Center - Benton Harbor, MI;
    Teacher, Assistant and Designer

  • 2011: Krasl Art Center - Saint Joseph, MI; Internships as Publications Designer and Camp Manager