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HONORS/AWARDS

SOLO EXHIBITS:

2017: Month of August: Solo Exhibit at Meyera E. Oberndorf Library, VA Beach, VA

2016: September thru November: Solo Exhibit (30 works) at Brock & Company, Norfolk, VA

2016: March & April: Solo exhibit (29 works) at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA

2016: February: Solo exhibit (30 works) at Borjo Coffeehouse, Norfolk, VA

2015: Month of December: Solo exhibit and book signing at The Artists Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

2015: March through June: Solo exhibit at Riverview Gallery, Portsmouth, VA

2012: May 21-Aug. 21: Solo exhibit at the Virginia Children’s Museum, Portsmouth, VA

PAINTINGS PUBLISHED:

Five Whimsical Bird paintings published in Inspiration: International Art Book (2017).

Published all of my “Whimsical Bird” paintings completed prior to October 2015, with text, in my book WHY I LOVE TO PAINT BIRDS.  Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2015.

Four paintings in STATE OF THE ART-ARTIST’S BOOK VOL. III, published by Galleria Aberta and Art Vip Gallery in Carcavelos, Portugal.  July 2015.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL. 9.  New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, 2014.

Four paintings in THE ARTISTS GALLERY: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS.  Created by Maggie Kerrigan and Sandi Snider.  Virginia Beach, VA: 2014.

Painting, “Mosaic Wings and Crown,” in THE ARTISTIC TOUCH 6, edited by Chris Unwin.   2014.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL. 6.  New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, late 2012.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS, VOL. 4.   New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, early 2012.

Two paintings in INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS,   VOL 2.  New York and Athens: I.C.A. Publishing, 2011.

HONORS:

Juried into the D’Art Center as an Associate Artist for wall exhibits.

“Ecuador Remembered” won the competition to be on the cover of the Chesapeake Bay Art Association newsletter for the month of March 2016 and then in the calendar for 2017.

Selected, as a 2012 Tidewater Art Alliance award winner, to display for a year three paintings in Senator Mark Warner’s Office in Norfolk, VA.

Four paintings selected for BEST OF AMERICA: LANDSCAPE ARTISTS.  Williamsburg: Kennedy Publishing Company but company went bankrupt before publication. Recession 2008-09.

SPEECHES:

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” at Windsor Meade of Williamsburg-October 14, 2016.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” at Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach-February 16, 2017.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” for CHAS (Cape Henry Audubon Society) - May 17, 2017.  Updated Version

“Paths to My Whimsical Art” Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library – August 2, 2017.

“Getting in Touch with My Inner Self through Art” at Morningside-Williamsburg – August 18, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND STATE EXHIBITS:

"I Know You’re Bigger Than I Am, But Still . . . " in online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists, 2017 and "Chicken Dance” in online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists, 2016.

Five recent whimsical bird paintings juried into the 13th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, sponsored by Upstream People Gallery in Omaha.  Curator: Lawrence Bradshaw.  July 1-13, 2016.

Five of my whimsical bird paintings juried into the 12th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried Online International Art Exhibition, sponsored by Upstream People Gallery in Omaha, NE. Curator: Laurence Bradshaw.  July 1 – 31, 2015.

“Four Seasons,” accepted into a juried online exhibit of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.  Juror: Linda Kemp. 2015.

“Bird Watchers” in online exhibit of ISEA: International Society of Experimental Artists. March 1 – Sept. 20, 2015.

Painting “Order and Fluidity” selected in statewide competition for Virginia Artists 2013 (121 works selected from the 761 submitted).  Juror: Lise Swensson, Executive Director of the Hickory Museum of Art in NC.  Exhibited at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center, July 18-Aug. 18

MOST RECENT AWARDS:

2017 AWARDS

June 8, 2017 ArtFest 2017 sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA:
     “Contemporary Scene” Third Prize in Professional Mixed Media Category
     “Sometimes Beauty Just Is” Third Prize in Professional Watercolor
     Category.
Juror: Sheena Jeffers. Arts Integration Director, Young Audiences.

2016 AWARDS

June 9, 2016 ArtFest 2016 sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA:
     “Time Travel” First Prize in Professional Acrylic Category
     “Birds of Paradise” First Prize in Professional Watercolor Category
     “The Overseer” First Prize in Professional Drawing Category
     “The Italian Village” Second Prize in Professional Mixed Media Category
Juror: Dr. Barbara Laws, Norfolk Public Schools Senior Coordinator for Art; Vice Chair of the VA Coalition for Fine Arts Education, a member of the Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities, VA Art Education Association past president and current Policy Chair.

2015 AWARDS

August 7, 2015 "Copper Highlights"  Third Prize in The Artists Gallery's exhibit called "Textures."  Juror: Connie Miller, Curator at the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

June 11, 2015 “The Musician and the Dancing Beast” Second Prize in Professional Drawing Category at the 2015 ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus.  Juror: Crawford Alexander Mann III, The Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum.

June 11, 2015 “Who ARE These People?” Third Prize in the Professional Acrylic Category at the 2015 ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus.  Juror: Crawford Alexander Mann III, The Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum.

April 9, 2015 “Hurry to Safety” Honorable Mention at the spring exhibit of the Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists.  Cape Henry Collegiate School.  Juror:  Jeffrey Warden.

Feb. 6, 2015 “Hot Pot Personalities” A “Judge’s Mention” at the “Seeing Red” exhibit at The Artists Gallery.  Juror:  Tannie Herbertson

2014 AWARDS

October 18, 2014 “Four Seasons” A Second Prize Popular Choice Award from the employees at Wells Fargo Advisors.  Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists’ Fall Exhibit - Oct. 18, 2014 - Jan. 9, 2015.

September 28, 2014 “Destruction and Rebirth” awarded Second Prize at the Peninsula Watermedia Society exhibit at the American Theater in Hampton, VA

August 1, 2014 “Birds of Paradise” awarded an Honorable Mention by Crawford Alexander Mann III, The Brock Curator of American Art at the Chrysler Museum.  This painting was in a Tidewater Art Alliance exhibit at the D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA. 

June 26, 2014 People’s Choice Award for “Cat Land” in the Professional Drawing category at the ArtFest exhibit at PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.

June 5, 2014 Second Prize for “Frog Admiring Feathers” in the category of professional watercolorists at the Senior ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.  Juror: Thomas Murphy.

June 5, 2014 Third Prize for “Cat Land”  in the category of professional  drawings  at the Senior ArtFest sponsored by PrimePlus in Norfolk, VA.  Juror: Thomas Murphy.

April 3, 2014  Second Prize for “Mosaic Wings and Crown”  The Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists spring exhibit at Towne Bank, Pavilion I in Virginia Beach.  (April through June)

Feb. 8, 2014 First Prize awarded by employees of Wells Fargo Advisors (Dominion Tower, Norfolk, VA) for “Tall, Medium, and Small” The Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists winter exhibit Feb. 8 – March 28, 2014

Feb. 8, 2014 Honorable Mention for “Life in Arizona”  Juror: Ray Hershberger.  Chesapeake Bay Watercolorists winter exhibit (Feb. 8-March 28, 2014)

Plus 42 awards for 2003-2013.                                             Updated July 10, 2017