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Artist CV

                                                     

EDUCATION

Bachelors in Studio Art (BFA) - Oklahoma Baptist University 2006


CONTINUING EDUCATION/MASTERCLASSES

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AWARDS

2021: Best in Show, 1st place & 3rd place winner: 2nd Annual Buda Plein Air Art Festival, Buda, TX

2019: Art Brawl Champion; Inspired Minds Art Center Benefit, Buda, TX

2006: Outstanding Senior Artist Award; Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK

2002: Best Senior Artist Award; Olathe South High School, Olathe, KS

2002: Student Council Purchase Award; Olathe South High School, Olathe, KS


NOTEWORTHY EXHIBITIONS

Nov 2021: West Austin Studio Tour; Solo Booth at Group Exhibition, Circle C Creatives at Circle C Community Center stop #197/199; Austin, TX

Nov 2021: “12 Square East”; Juried group show with the Creative Art Society; Link & Pin; Austin, TX

Oct.-Nov 2021: Inspired Minds Art Center; 2nd Annual Buda Plein Air Art Festival Group Show; Buda, TX

Sept-Oct 2021: “Hope”; Juried group show with Roaring Artist Gallery; Curated by Marissa Huber and Heather Kirtland of Carve Out Time for Art; Online

July-August 2021: Selected for Group Show with The Creative Art Society; Inspired Minds Art Center; Buda, TX

May 2021: Selected for Solo Show; Art Mums United;  Online

April-May 2021: “Translucent Souls”; Group Show with Art Mums United; Curated by Ekaterina Popova; Art Mums United; Online 

Oct.-Nov 2020: Inspired Minds Art Center; Buda Plein Air Art Festival Group Show; Buda, TX

August 2020: Inspired Minds Art Center; Selected for Group Show “Embrace”; Buda, TX

2020: Inspired Minds Art Center; Solo Show, Buda, TX

2020: Inspired Minds Art Center Grand Opening & Art Instructor Preview; Selected for Group Show, Buda, TX

2019: East Austin Studio Tour; Solo Booth at a Group Exhibition, Servant Church, Austin TX

2019: Art For the People Gallery; Selected for “Adventure Fantasy & Fun” Group Show, Austin, TX

2018: RAW Art Show; Solo Booth, Austin, TX

2016: Oklahoma Baptist University; Alumni Homecoming Show, Shawnee, OK

2013-2014: VAM Gallery @ Austin Oaks Church; Participation in various shows, Austin, TX

2010: East Austin Studio Tour; Group participant, Starving (EAT) Art - Austin, TX

2009: Fair Bean Coffee Shop; Solo Show, Austin, TX

2008-2009: Open Doors Gallery @ Hill Country Bible Church; Participation in various shows via the ARTpact team, Austin, TX

2007: Pecan Street Festival; Solo Booth in Interfaith Art & Music Festival Section, Austin, TX

2007: Austin Visual Arts Association’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition; Juried Exhibition, Austin, TX


COLLECTIONS

2005-Current: Various private collectors internationally

2005: 3 pieces from tour of Italy; Private collection in Shawnee, OK


PUBLICATIONS

“Pigs Are Flying” OBU Alumni Magazine, March 17, 2005; https://www.okbu.edu/news/2005/03/pigs-are-flying.html   


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