EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS
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
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
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
· 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
· 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
· 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
· 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