Exhibitions and Awards, Resume'


2015                   LONA Gallery, Portrait Society of Atlanta Winter Exhibition, Lawrenceville, Ga, Michael Shane                                    Neal, Juror.  Third Place and Member's Choice Award for "my Heart, Away"

2014                    Blue Ridge Arts Center, Southern Appalachian Artists Guild national Juried Show,                                                             Blue Ridge, GA

2014                     Abernathy Arts Center, Ga, Georgia Artists, Juried Exhibition, Best in Show for "My Heart, Away"

2014                     Cumming First United Methodist Church Festival of the Arts, Cumming, GA, Juried Exhibition

2014                      Women Painters of the Southeast 2014 Members Show, Magnolia Art Gallery, Greensboro GA,                                      Mary Garrish, Judge

2014                      LaGrange National Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA.  Annette Cone-Skelton,                                         Juror.     Purchase Award "Cessation of the Mind"

2013                      Cumberland Society of Artists National Juried Exhibition, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN,                                            Peggi  Knoll-Roberts, Judge 

2013                      Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Juried Exhibition, Marrietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Ga,                                   Jamie Lee  McMahon, Juror Honorable Mention, "Fragile"

2013                      Metro Montage, Juried Exhibition, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta GA

2013                      Festival of Arts,  Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cumming GA.  Juried Exhibition.                                          Award  of Merit and People's Choice Award, "The Orange Shirt"

2012                      Atlanta Fine Arts League, Botanicals Exhibition, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta, GA

2012                      Atlanta Fine Arts League, Members Only Exhibition, Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, GA

2012                      Festival of Arts,  Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cumming GA.  Juried Exhibition.                                          Purchase   award, "She Wore Violet Shoes"

2011                      5th Annual Juried Exhibition "Georgia Only", Atlanta Fine Arts League,  Roswell Visual Arts                                              Center,   Juror Damon Carter.

2011                       The Figure Now, Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery International Contemporary Drawing Juried Exhibition, Michael Gimaldi, Juror, St. Louis, MO

2011                       Nude 2011, Lexington Art League,  Juried by Mark Priest and Karen Gillenwater, Lexington, KY

2011                     Festival of Arts,  Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cumming GA.  Juried Exhibition.  Best                               in Show, "Reflections of Zen"

2010                       Mable House, Southeastern Pastel Society, Members Juried Exhibition

2010                       National Juried Exhibition,  Southern Appalachian Artist Guild's, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Juried by Dr. Annette Blaugrund, Blue Ridge, GA

2010                       4th Annual National Juried Exhibition , Atlanta Fine Arts League, Abernathy Arts Center Gallery, Juried by Margaret Dyer, Sandy Springs, GA

2010                       Metro Montage, A Juried Exhibition, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Juried by Associate Archivist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Adrianna Del Collo, Marietta, GA

2010                       14th Annual Inernational Juried Exhibition , Southeastern Pastel Society, Juried by Duane Wakeham,, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2008                       First National Juried Exhibition,  Southern Appalachian Artist Guild's, Blue Ridge  Mountain Arts Association, Juried by Alan Flattman, Blue Ridge, GA

2008                       Painting Processes:a comparison of artwork by students and friends of Shane McDonald Studios,
Harris Art Center, Calhoun, GA

2008                       Solo Exhibit - Drawn from the Live Model, by Kristina Laurendi Havens, Presensted by Ann Litrell Art Main Street, Woodstock, GA

2008                       Metro Montage, A Juried Exhibition Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, GA, Juried by Dale Clifford and Susan Gunn

2008                       Art From the Heatr,A Fine Art Portrait Exhibition of Geargia's Fallen Heroes Presented by the Atlanta Fine Arts League, Inc.

2008                       Simply Drawn, National Juried Exhibition presented by the Altlanta Fine Arts League Art                                   Station Big Shanty, Kennesaw GA

2004                       Mid-Atlantic Art Exhibition, Works on and of Paper, Juried Exhibition, d’Art Center,                         Norfolk, VA, Don Kimes, Juror

2003                       Annual Painting and Printmaking Show, Juried Exhibition, Cristallo Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

2002                       Biennial Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, Philip Pearlstein, Juror

2001                     Blurring the Line, Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, Moudy Exhibition Hall, Texas Christian
                      University, Fort Worth, TX

2001                       Off the Wall, Group Exhibition, Texas Christian University Theater Department, Fort Worth, TX

2000                       Just Six, Group Exhibition, New Works Space, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), Dallas, TX

2000                       Making Marks in 2000, Group Exhibition, Ridglea Music Exhibition Hall, Fort Worth, TX

2000                       Americas 2000, Paper Works Competition, Juried Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota

2000                       CROSS/TALK, Juried Exhibition, Moudy Exhibition Hall, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX Juror Award for entry, “Square”

1998                                  Individual, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 234, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York

1997                                  Fine Art Student Show, Juried Exhibition, Buffalo State College Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2001                       Norman Rockwell’s Attic, A collaborative mural at the Peninsula Fine Arts
Center created for the show “Get Real with Rockwell” for the summer of 2001.

1996                                  Noah's Ark Mural, Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, Grand Island, New York
A mural covering a 30-foot hallway depicting the story of Noah.

1996                                  The Invertebrate Room, Eco Island Nature Center, Grand Island, New York
A mural that incorporates three full walls in the depiction of over 200 invertebrates in their natural habitats in a facility utilized by students from across Western New York.

1993                                  The Frog Pond, Kaegabein Elementary School, Grand Island, New York
A mural designed in conjunction with the gardens in the foyer of the school.

2003                       Arts on The Square, Williamsburg, VA

2001                       Southern Texas Private Schools Artwork Competition, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

2010                       10-01-10  - Drawings and Paintings from the Live Model, Ann Litrel Art, Woodstock, GA

2001                                          (No title), Norwood and Company, Arlington, TX

2001                       Off the Wall, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX


2001                       Texas Christian University  (Full Scholarship)                                                                           Fort Worth, TX
                                Master of Fine Arts, Painting
1998                     State University of New York College at Buffalo                                              Buffalo, NY
                                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Magna Cum Laude

                                Full Scholarship for pursuit of Master's at Texas Christian University
·         Dean’s Honors List - Eight semesters at Buffalo State college, New York
·         Painting Department Nominee for the Dean’s Award in Fine Arts - 1998, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York
·         Award of Academic Excellence - 1998, Buffalo State College, Buffalo New York
·         Karl Laman Memorial Scholarship, 1993, Grand Island, New York
·         Grand Island Art Society Scholarship, 1993, Grand Island, New York

2008    -Present                   Studio 81                                                                                                              Woodstock, GA
                                Owner – Instructor
·         My own studio offering lessons in painting, drawing and sculpture to all ages of students.

2004                       Peninsula Fine Arts Center                                                                        Newport News, VA
·         Various teaching experiences including adult classes in figure drawing and painting, children’s classes in drawing, painting and sculpture.

 2003                      Michael’s Arts And Crafts
·         Develop and teach portrait drawing and painting classes for adults.

2000                       Texas Christian University                                                                             Fort Worth, TX
                                Teaching Assistant
·         Assisted with a beginning painting class and a beginning drawing class.  Duties included sharing in lesson planning, leading critiques, one-on-one instruction, and grading.

2000                       TCU Art Camp                                                                                                   Fort Worth, TX
                        Faculty Artist
·         Created and taught a two-week program designing life-size puppets and scenery for a play based on a specific artist.

1997                       Camp Artpark                                                                                                         Lewiston, NY
Camp Counselor
·         Helped create and teach art lessons for a six-week long art camp at Artpark.

1996                       Albright Knox Art Gallery                                                                                      Buffalo, NY
                                Activity Room Supervisor
·         Supervised an activity room designed in conjunction with the Alexander Calder exhibit at the Gallery.  Taught groups of children how to utilize Calder's style of drawing, working with shapes, and building mobiles.

2001                       Blue Skies Gallery                                                                                                 Hampton, VA
                                Assistant Sales Manager

2000                       Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth                                                             Fort Worth, TX
                                Artist’s Assistant
·         Assisted Francesca Fuchs in creating a mural for Natural Deceits.
1999                       Texas Christian University                                                                             Fort Worth, TX
                                Graduate Assistant - Gallery
·         Responsibilities include placement and hanging of exhibits in the JM Moudy Exhibit Hall