Bachelor of Science, Portland (Oregon) State University, 1971; postgraduate, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 1980-1982.
Instructor art Clark Community College, Vancouver, Washington, 1978—2001, Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon, 1989—1991. Faculty community education Portland Community College, 1988—2007. Visiting art faculty Exploration of Visual Language, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1987-1988.
Co-leader Contemporary Art Tours to Western Europe, 1986-1987. Co-coordinator United Nations 4th Women Conference, Beijing, United Nations Women's Caucus Art, non-governmental organization., 1995.
Member Women's Caucus for Art (founding president Portland, 1987-1991, Oregon chapter).
Married Morton Kaplan, 1964 (divorced 1973). L child, Pietra Anna Kaplan Tate.