Doris and me during one of the many art sessions held at the Maggie Johnson Nursing Center in East Austin. 

After spending 25 years working in the financial industry, I never truly pursued art as a profession until my mother, Gloria, also a self-taught artist, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996. The process of looking at and creating art helped bring us closer together. After her passing in 2002, I completed two undergraduate degrees in Studio Art and Fine Art from the Univ. of Texas. Inspired by my mother in 2007  I founded the Mobile Art Program (MAP). MAP provides art activities for seniors and disabled adults, building self-esteem while creating art in group settings. My commitment to serving older adults has been recognized by multiple community partners. In 2010, I was honored to be named  Outstanding Angel in the Community(click on link to see video) and in 2015, AGE of Central Texas presented me with the Bert Kruger Smith Vision Award, which honors a person or organization whose vision has enhanced the older adult community and who has shown foresight and energy in implementing programs, services, or legislation that serves older adults.  My husband, Gary Zelazny, and I live in Central Austin with two 16 year old rescued cats and one energetic rescued mutt. 

EMPLOYMENT

August 2007 – Present, Mobile Art Program, Founder & Program

Coordinatordedicated to improving lives of seniors and adults with disabilities

by making art in group settings. 

 July 2008 – Present, St. Edward's University, School of Behavioral & Social

Sciences, Dean’s Suite Staff (part-time)
Dec 2005 - Aug 2008, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Admin Coordinator
2005 Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, Education & Volunteer Coordinator


EDUCATION & TRAINING
Bachelor of Fine Art, Studio Art (painting & printmaking) Univ. of Texas at Austin

2004; Bachelor of Arts, in Art (liberal art studies)  Univ. of Texas at Austin 2006
Studied at the NY Museum of Modern Art’s Meet Me at MoMA: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia, a resource for creating art programs for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers,  2011.
Completed grant-writing workshop at the Hogg Foundation, June 2007.

WEBSITES:     tbondartist.com    
Women Printmakers of Austin     VSA Texas (Mobile Art)         

EXHIBITIONS
2019

Landscapes: Two-Woman Show at the Townlake YMCA, with Carol Hayman, Jan - Feb

Landscapes II: Two-Woman Show at the Gallery of Salons, with Carol Hayman, Jan - March

Flora: Two-Woman Show at the Cepeda Branch of  the Austin Public Library, with Carol Hayman, Jan - Feb

"Women's History Month" at the St. John Branch of the Austin Public Library, Austin.
18th Lessedra World Art Print 2019, June - Sept, in Sofia, Bulgaria


2018

WPA Member Show, Jan 13  - March 24,  Julia C Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center.

​Shadowlands: Two-Woman Show at the Cepeda Brach of the Austin Public Library, With Carol Hayman; Jan 15- Feb 15 

EAST Austin Studio Tour, Nov 17 - 18

International Print Exchange, UK Banks Mills Studio, UK - Oct (entries shown below)













2017

​Mythic Landscapes: Two-Woman Show at the Cepeda Brach of the Austin Public Library, With Carol Hayman; Jan/Feb 

Multiple Originals XX: 2017 Members Exhibition, March 11 - April 16, Bone Black Studio and Gallery

Solo Exhibit, TownLake YMCA, July 24 - Sept 24

International Print Exchange, UK Banks Mill Studios, UK - Oct


2016

Two-Woman Show at the Cepeda Brach of the Austin Public Library, With Carol Hayman; Jan 15 - Feb 15 
WPA Member Show, Jan 13  - March 24,  Cone Black Studio in the Canopy Complex
International Print Exchange, UK Banks Mill Studios, UK - Oct

2015
Urban Zoo: Two-Woman Show at the Historic Old Bakery & Emporium, with Carol Hayman
Solo Exhibit, Bruegger’s Bagels, May - June
Featured Artist, Women Printmakers of Austin, Cone Black Studio in the Canopy Complex, August
International Print Exchange, UK Banks Mill Studios, UK  - Oct
Georgetown Art Hop, juried statewide exhibit, Georgetown, Tx, Oct
Flatbed Press Homecoming Show, selected participant, Austin, Tx , Oct - Nov

2014
The Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY: “Let This Be a Sign…”
Vi Muestra Internacional in Lima, Peru: “Arte por al Americas (Art from Across the Americas)”
Southern Graphics International Conference, San Francisco, California: Bridges
Women Printmakers of Austin, 2014 Trade Portfolio: Journeys

2013
The Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY: “On My Way Home” Home…”
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin, Texas
Women Printmakers of Austin (WPA) Member Show, Dougherty Art Center, Austin
 
2012
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin
WPA Member Show, Pump Project, Austin

2011
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin
Austin Tesla Project, Pump Project Gallery, Austin
WPA Member Show, Pump Project, Austin

2010
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin
Tesla Project, Pump Project Gallery, Austin
WPA Member Show, WPA Studio & Gallery, Austin

2009
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin
WPA Member Show, WPA Studio & Gallery
Annual Juried Exhibit, Portland, Oregon
Savage-Bond Annual Exhibit, First Universalist Unitarian Church, with Cathy Savage

2008
Lessedra World Mini-Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
WPA Member Show, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin
Savage-Bond Annual Exhibit, FUUC Gallery, with Cathy Savage
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin

2007
Lessedra World Mini-Print, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
WPA Member Show, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin
Print Arts Northwest National Juried Exhibit, Portland, Oregon
Savage-Bond Annual Exhibit, FUUC Gallery, with Cathy Savage
Art House 5 X 7 Art Spurge, Austin