About & Privacy

Welcome! I am glad you found my work and hope it will be of interest to you, enough so that you will visit on a regular basis, add a bookmark, subscribe to the blog, use the share icons with your friends, anyone you think would be interested, and on social media. If you subscribe, your inbox will not be inundated as my posts average about one a month. Additionally, I maintain the site on a regular basis and employ strong anti-spam software.

As a visual artist, my objective is to use this site to present my art to you. Artworks from various periods of my production are presented, combining current works with some from the archive. The Words section is my blog, where I share information about these works as well as current activities. On the home page you can navigate from the menu bar using the Portfolio tab to drop-down the sub-menus of Paintings, Prints, Photographs, or access them by rolling over the images; once in a portfolio, click on an image thumbnail to activate a gallery. Links follow the convention, using blue to open a new page directly related to the subject.

My artworks are found in numerous private and public collections. My undergraduate degree in fine arts is from San Diego State University; I received an M.F.A. from University of California at Santa Barbara. My teaching career at Western Washington University spanned several decades (studio arts courses in printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, including curating and gallery director). I have had residencies and worked independently in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Belgium, Italy, and England. Currently my studio is located in the Puget Sound region of the Pacific Northwest near Olympia, Washington.

You can find more of my photographs in the Words section on this site, on Flickr  and Tumblr and more recently at atart17 on Instagram.

 

Website-Specific Privacy Policy

Introduction

In an effort to keep you informed about how this website is structured to protect your privacy and the integrity of the site, this Privacy Policy outlines the web tools provided by WordPress, the host provider, and available plug-ins to insure against unwanted invasion or intrusion of your privacy. It is my understanding that no personal information is provided to the website when you merely read or view an image; if you leave a comment, or are a subscriber, your email address and however you sign your comment are sent to the site, and the IP address of the computer you used is recorded. I preview any and all messages and comments before rejecting or accepting them for inclusion. As stated in the on my About and Contact pages, I never publish your full name or email address and strong anti-spam software is used on this site. Various software programs are used under the hood to determine who visits the site and which pages and posts they view; as this is a non-monetized site, these tools are kept at a minimum. Tools from WordPress, Google Analytics, Akismet, and Jetack are the primary software used to keep this site functioning and free of spam and outside attacks. While I can access that collected information, I regularly review it to eliminate spam, potential security threats to the site or you, my viewers, commenters, and subscribers. Further, I want you to assure you that I will not share or sell the information you share or that is gathered by the safety and security software that is employed on this site. In addition to how the software is used for tracking, protection of and improving the site, I use it to see how many visitors are recorded on any given day, what part of the world they are from, and which pages are viewed. The following software and plug-ins are employed on this site and their descriptions of how they function are provided.

Carousel

Image views are only recorded if the site owner, has explicitly enabled image view stats tracking for this feature via the jetpack_enable_carousel_stats filter.Data Used: If image view tracking is enabled, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.Activity Tracked: Image views.

Comment Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com.Data Used: In order to process a comment like, the following information is used: WordPress.com user ID/username (you must be logged in to use this feature), the local site-specific user ID (if the user is signed in to the site on which the like occurred), and a true/false data point that tells us if the user liked a specific comment. If you perform a like action from one of our mobile apps, some additional information is used to track the activity: IP address, user agent, timestamp of event, blog ID, browser language, country code, and device info. Activity Tracked: Comment likes.

Contact Form

Data Used: Akismet is enabled on the site, the contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service (also owned by Automattic) for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.Data Synced: Post and post meta data associated with a user’s contact form submission. If Akismet is enabled on the site, the IP address and user agent originally submitted with the comment are synced, as well, as they are stored in post meta.

Google Analytics

This feature is only available to sites on the Premium and Professional plans.Data Used: Please refer to the appropriate Google Analytics documentation for the specific type of data it collects. For sites running WooCommerce (also owned by Automattic) and this feature simultaneously and having all purchase tracking explicitly enabled, purchase events will send Google Analytics the following information: order number, product id and name, product category, total cost, and quantity of items purchased. Google Analytics does offer IP anonymization, which can be enabled by the site owner. Activity Tracked: This feature sends page view events (and potentially video play events) over to Google Analytics for consumption. For sites running WooCommerce-powered stores, some additional events are also sent to Google Analytics: shopping cart additions and removals, product listing views and clicks, product detail views, and purchases. Tracking for each specific WooCommerce event needs to be enabled by the site owner. As this is currently a non-monetized site and is unlikely to ever be monetized, WooCommerce is not knowingly employed.

Jetpack Comments

Data Used: Commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided via the comment form), timestamp, and IP address. Additionally, a jetpack.wordpress.com IFrame receives the following data: WordPress.com blog ID attached to the site, ID of the post on which the comment is being submitted, commenter’s local user ID (if available), commenter’s local username (if available), commenter’s site URL (if available), MD5 hash of the commenter’s email address (if available), and the comment content. If Akismet (also owned by Automattic) is enabled on the site, the following information is sent to the service for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.Activity Tracked: The comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies. Learn more about these cookies.Data Synced (?): All data and metadata (see above) associated with comments. This includes the status of the comment and, if Akismet is enabled on the site, whether or not it was classified as spam by Akismet.

Likes

This feature is only accessible to users logged in to WordPress.com. Data Used: In order to process a post like action, the following information is used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID (on which the post was liked), post ID (of the post that was liked), user agent, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Activity Tracked: Post likes.

Mobile Theme

Data Used: A visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site. Activity Tracked: A cookie (akm_mobile) is stored for 3.5 days to remember whether or not a visitor of the site wishes to view its mobile version. Learn more about this cookie.

Notifications

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are logged in to WordPress.com.Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Some visitor-related information or activity may be sent to the site owner via this feature. This may include: email address, WordPress.com username, site URL, email address, comment content, follow actions, etc.Activity Tracked: Sending notifications (i.e. when we send a notification to a particular user), opening notifications (i.e. when a user opens a notification that they receive), performing an action from within the notification panel (e.g. liking a comment or marking a comment as spam), and clicking on any link from within the notification panel/interface.

Search

This feature is only available to sites on the Professional plan.Data Used: Any of the visitor-chosen search filters and query data in order to process a search request on the WordPress.com servers.

Sharing

Data Used: When sharing content via email (this option is only available if Akismet is active on the site), the following information is used: sharing party’s name and email address (if the user is logged in, this information will be pulled directly from their account), IP address (for spam checking), user agent (for spam checking), and email body/content. This content will be sent to Akismet (also owned by Automattic) so that a spam check can be performed. Additionally, if reCAPTCHA (by Google) is enabled by the site owner, the sharing party’s IP address will be shared with that service. You can find Google’s privacy policy here.

Subscriptions

Data Used: To initiate and process subscriptions, the following information is used: subscriber’s email address and the ID of the post or comment (depending on the specific subscription being processed). In the event of a new subscription being initiated, we also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URI which was given in order to access the page (REQUEST_URI and DOCUMENT_URI). This server data used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam. Activity Tracked: Functionality cookies are set for a duration of 347 days to remember a visitor’s blog and post subscription choices if, in fact, they have an active subscription.

WordPress.com Stats

Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Important: The site owner does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, a site owner can see that a specific post has 285 views, but he/she cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses and WordPress.com usernames (if available) — are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature. Activity Tracked: Post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the Javascript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, Javascript files, CSS files, etc.). The site owner has the ability to force this feature to honor DNT settings of visitors. By default, DNT is currently not honored.

WordPress.com Toolbar

This feature is only accessible to registered users of the site who are also logged in to WordPress.com. Data Used: Gravatar image URL of the logged-in user in order to display it in the toolbar and the WordPress.com user ID of the logged-in user. Additionally, for activity tracking (detailed below): IP address, WordPress.com user ID, WordPress.com username, WordPress.com-connected site ID and URL, Jetpack version, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Activity Tracked: Click actions within the toolbar.

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