“Scrap Metal, Precious Metal” was selected to be part of the International Association of Pastel Societies' 30th Juried Exhibition in Albuquerque this summer. This exhibit is in conjunction with its international convention with happens every two years; 2017.
“End of the Workday” and “Autumn Reds” were juried into the 2017 Richeson 75 Small Works Competition. “Set Far Back” was also given a Meritorious recognition. The exhibit is held at the Richeson School of Art & Gallery in Kimberly, WI; 2017.
"End of the Workday" and October Backroad" was juried into the 2016 International Association of Pastel Societies' Web Show. The exhibit can be viewed at www.iapspastel.org.
I was honored to have been selected as one of the three artists “To Be Discovered” in the Oct./Nov. issue of Pratique des Arts, a beautiful art magazine published in France.
“Kings River Bridge”, won the Virginia Cammack Award for Pastel and Drawing at the Artists of Norwest Arkansas 2016 Regional Exhibition on at the Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, AR.
“Time to Rest”, “Look Both Ways”, and “Just that Moment” were accepted into the juried exhibition Heart of America Artists Association 2016 Illinois River Salon.
“Backyard Fences” was selected for the Pastel Society of America’s 44th Annual Exhibition” Enduring Brilliance. The exhibit was held at the National Arts Club in New York City.
"Kings River Bridge was included in the 2016 IAPS exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.
"Just Past Union Church", "Hidden Away" and "Idle Field" have been accepted into the 2015 Illinois River Salon Art Exhibit. Exhibit dates are October 7-November 28 with an Opening Reception at Crystal Bridges, Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR on October 14th, 2015.
“Summer Barn”, was awarded a Merit Award in the Pastel Society of the Southwest’s 2015 National Juried Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display in Grapevine, TX on October 31, 2015.
“Reaching for the Evening Sky" was awarded the Virginia Cammack Award for Best in Drawing and Pastel in the Artists of Northwest Arkansas 21st Regional Art Exhibition held at the Fayetteville Underground in Fayetteville, AR, Oct. 2015.
“Silent Drama” was selected for the 2015 Pastel Society of America’s annual juried exhibit “Enduring Brilliance” in New York City, 2015. The September exhibit will be held at the National Arts Club in New York City.
"Abandoned", "Detour", and "Light on a Spring Morning", selected for the "Oklahoma Impressionism Exhibition" sponsored by The University of Tulsa’s Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education in conjunction with the "California Impressionism Exhibition" at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK, 2015.
"The Quickening" was selected for inclusion for the Selections from the Permanent Collection Exhibit at the RAM (Regional Art Museum) in Fort Smith, AR, 2015.
"Evening Shoreline" and "Reaching for the Evening Sky" were accepted into the Northwest Pastel Society’s 29th Annual International Open Exhibit in Tacoma, WA, 2015. "Evening Shoreline" was selected for the "Award of Excellence".
"Silent Drama" was awarded one of five Merit Awards at the 2014 Illinois River Salon Exhibit. "Evening Shoreline" was also selected for the exhibit.
"A Splendid Morning" was awarded the President's Award at the Northwest Pastel Society 28th Annual International Open Exhibit, 2014.
"Light on New Fields" selected for the Northwest Pastel Society 28th Annual International Open Exhibit, 2014.
"The Harvest" was selected for the 24th International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition, 2014.
"Snow at Sunset" selected for the Richeson 75 Landscapes, Seascapes & Architecture 2014 Exhibition.
"A Beautiful Ending" was awarded and Honorable Mention in the Richeson 75 Landscapes, Seascapes & Architecture 2014 Exhibition.
"Boxley Barn" was awarded "Best of Show at the 2013 Ozark Pastel Society Annual Competition by juror Kim Casebeer.
"Catching the Light" was awarded third place in the Miniatures category for the Ozark Pastel Society Annual Competition, 2013.
"The Harvest" was awarded the "Arkansas Artist Award" at the 2013 national competition "Reflections in Pastel" sponsored by the Arkansas Pastel Society and juried by Richard McKinley.
"Morning Whisper" was selected for the Heart of America Illinois River Watershed Salon Competition, 2013.
"Catching the Golden Light" was selected for the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum River Valley Invitation Exhibit, 2013.
Painting “Morning on the Buffalo” won “Best of Show” at the 2012 Ozark Pastel Society Annual Competition juried by Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
Painting “The Harvest” won First Place in Landscapes at the 2012 Ozark Pastel Society Annual Competition juried by Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
Painting “A Quiet Passing” won Second Place in Miniatures at the 2012 Ozark Pastel Society Annual Competition juried by Liz Haywood-Sullivan.
Painting “Parker-Hickman Homestead” received the landscape award at the 2011 Ozark Pastel Society Competition: fall 2012.
Painting “A Perfect Morning” received the “Best of Show Award” at the 2011 Richeson 75 International Competition for Landscapes, Seascapes and Architecture; Kimberly, WI; July 2011.
Selected to be one of twelve artist to Participate in Garvan Woodlands Garden plein air event “Beauty and the Brush”; September 2010.
Full Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America; 2003 – present.
“Light and Colors of the Buffalo” awarded the Purchase Award at the 2010 Rockefeller Institute 2010 Professional Artist Division of “Art in the Air” Invitational; 2010.
Summer Artists-in-Residence at the Buffalo River National; summer 2010.
Selected for inclusion in Best Of Worldwide Artists Working in Charcoal, Pastel and Pencil, Volume I, Kennedy Publishing; 2010.
Three paintings selected for publication in the Richeson 75 International Pastel Competition Catalog; January 2010.
Participant in the Garvan Woodland Gardens invitational plein air event titled “Beauty and the Brush” in Hot Springs, AR; 2008, 2009 & 2010.
“Quickening” selected for the permanent collection of the Fort Smith Art Center, Fort Smith, AR; Oct 2009.
“Evening Jewels” was awarded the Kitty Wallis Award in the Fifth Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at Arts Center/Old Forge, New York; June 2009.
“In Shadows and Light” selected for the permanent collection of the Center for Arts and Education, Van Buren, AR; Feb 2009.
Selected for inclusion in Best Of America Pastel Artists, Volume II, Kennedy Publishing; 2009.
“Toward the Pavilion” selected to be the visual identity piece for all publicity for the 2009 “Beauty and the Brush" event at the Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR; 2009.
“Ozark Gold” displayed on the cover of the 2008 Designers Vision House magazine; Summer 2008.
Exhibited in the “2008 Arkansas Governor’s Arkansas Artists Calendar Exhibit”, 2008.
Featured artist at the 2008 Fort Smith “Art in the Park” to benefit the Habitat for Humanity; September 2008.
“As Evening Approaches” and “Shallow Water” included in the Pastel Society of America’s Signature Member Exhibition at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont; 2008.
“Late Summer Shadows” and “Sager Creek Autumn” selected for the Merriam’s 12th Annual Heartland Artists Exhibition in Merriam, MO; March 2008.
“Late in the Afternoon” received the Gwen Long Memorial Award at the 2008 Ozark Art Alliance 28th Annual Competitive Art Show; March 2008.
“Quiet Fortress” won an Honorable Mention and “Morning Reflection” won the Village Art Club Of Bella Vista Award at the Ozark Art Alliance Competition; 2007.
“Morning Reflection” won first place in the Ozark Pastel Society 20th Year Anniversary Competition in Fort Smith, AR; 2007.
“Set in Afternoon Shadows” awarded Third Place in the Landscape category in the Ozark Pastel Society’s 2007 Competition “Pastel Power”, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR; 2007.
“Main Street, Van Buren, AR Commemorative Illustration”, commissioned by the Tourism Board for Fort Smith/Van Buren. Appeared in Southern Living, also as billboards, posters and other signage.
Celebrating the Master’s Christmas published by New Leaf Press; 1997.
Tending the Master’s Garden published by New Leaf Press; 1996.