History

Recent Shows and Competitions

  • March/April 2022 - OUR TOWN 37th Annual Show - The Community House - Birmingham, MI

    • Group Juried Show

  • September-December 2021 - University of Michigan Medical Center - Gifts of Art Annual Exhibit

    • Invitational Show

  • April 2020 - Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2020 Still Life and Floral

    • Group Juried Show

  • April 2019 - Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2019 Still Life and Floral

    • Group Juried Show
  • April 2018 - Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2018 Still Life and Floral

    • Group Juried Show

  • June 2018 - 2018 Experience Art Rapids - Elk Rapids, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show 

  • April/May 2018 - 2018 Biennial All Media Exhibition - Detroit Artists Market (DAM)

    • Group Juried Show

  • December 2017 - 2017 International Online Fall Competition - National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society

  • December 2017 - The Artist's Magazine's 34th Annual Art Competition - March 2018 Issue

    • Group juried show

  • October/November 2017 - 2017 MI Great Artist Competition -  Park West Gallery - Southfield, Michigan

    • Solo Show 

  • October/November 2017 - The Collector's Show -  The Venue Tower - Grand Rapids, Michigan

    • Group juried show

  • September/October 2017 - ArtPrize 9 - Grand Rapids, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show - September 20 thru October 8, 2017

  • August 2017 - The Art of Custom Framing - Troy, Michigan

    • Solo Show

  • July 2017 - Spectacular Exhibition - Las Laguna Gallery - Laguna Beach, California

    • Group Juried Show

  • May 2017 - 2017 International Online Spring Competition - National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society

    • Group Juried Show

  • May 2017 - Henry Ford Healing Arts - Henry Ford Hospital - West Bloomfield, Michigan

    • Solo show - May 2017 thru September 5, 2017

  • April 2017 - Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2017 Still Life and Floral

    • Group Juried Show

  • February 2017 - Henry Ford Healing Arts - Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, Michigan

    • Solo show - Thru April 2017

  • October 2016 - One Night Stand - The Stand Gastro Bistro - Birmingham, Michigan

    • Two-person show

  • October 2016 - 21st Annual Artworks Detroit - Detroit, Michigan

    • Charity fundraiser for the Michigan AIDS Coalition

  • June 2016 - 34th Annual Michigan Fine Art Competition - Birmingham, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show

  • June 2016 - ESAS - East Side Art Show - St. Clair Shores, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show

  • April 2016 - Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2016 Still Life and Floral

    • Group Juried Show

  • February 2016 - "The Body Eclectic " Exhibit- Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show

  • December 2015 - MiGreatArtist Art Competition - Oakland County, Michigan 

  • Nov 2015 thru April 2016 - Lily's Seafood Grille & Brewery- Royal Oak, Michigan

  • November 29-30, 2015 - Leon & Lulu Holiday Artist Market - Clawson, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show

  • November 2015 - 93rd Annual All Media Exhibition - Ann Arbor, Michigan - Ann Arbor Art Center

    • Group Juried Show

  • October 2015 - ArtPrize 7 – Grand Rapids, Michigan - DeVos Place Convention Center

  • April 2015 -    - Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show

  • December 2014 - Leon & Lulu Holiday Artist Market - Clawson, Michigan

    • Group Juried Show

  • October 2014 - Art in the Museum - Royal Oak, Michigan - Royal Oak Historical Museum - South Oakland Art Association

    • Group Juried Show

  • September/October 2014 - ArtPrize – Grand Rapids, Michigan - Harris Building

    • Group Juried Show

  • September 2014 - Gracie's Place - Williamston, Michigan

    • Solo Show

  • July 2014 - Projekt30 Art Exhibition - Online

    • Group Juried Show

  • July 2014 - 16th Annual All Media International Juried Art Exhibition - Online

    • Group Juried Show

Awards

  • Our Town 37th Annual Art Show (March/April 2022)

    • Silver Ribbon - Jack of Hearts 

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2020 Still Life and Floral (April 2020)

    • Finalist: "Jack and Diet Coke" and "Jack of Hearts" (Hard cover exhibit book and online edition)

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2019 Still Life and Floral (April 2019)

    • Finalist: "Car Jack" (Hard cover exhibit book and online edition)

  • 2017 International Online Fall Competition - National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2018 Still Life and Floral (April 2017)

    • Finalists: "Jack of Diamonds", "Jack of Clubs" and "Black Jack" (Hard cover exhibit book and online edition)

  • People's Choice - Body of Work - 2018 Experience Art Rapids

  • The Artist's Magazine's 34th Annual Art Competition

    • Finalist: "Jack of Diamonds" (March 2018 Issue)

  • 2017 International Online Fall Competition - National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2017 Still Life and Floral (April 2017)

    • Finalists: "Jack of Diamonds", "Jack of Clubs" and "Black Jack" (Hard cover exhibit book and online edition)

    • Meritorous Award: "Jack on the Rocks" (Hard cover exhibit book)

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2016 Still Life and Floral (April 2016)

    • Finalists: "A Pair of Jacks" and "Jack in the Box" (Hard cover book and online edition)

    • Meritorous Award: "Apple Jack" (Hard cover book)

  • Honorable Mention - The Body Eclectic - Lawrence Street Gallery - (February 2016)

  • Grand Prize Winner - Michigan Great Artist Competition - Oakland County, Michigan - (December 2015)

  • Top 25 Public Vote, Round 1: 2D Category - ArtPrize 7, DeVos Place Convention Center (October 2015)

  • People's Choice – “A Pair of Jacks” - Plymouth Arts Council "Duplicity" Exhibit (April 2015)

  • Best in Show: Acrylics - "A Pair of Jacks" - Plymouth Arts Council "Duplicity" Exhibit (April 2015)

  • The Artist's Magazine's 32nd Annual Art Competition

    • Honorable Mention: "A Pair of Jacks" (December 2015 Issue)

  • Best in Show - "Sky Jack" - Art in the Museum @ the Royal Oak Historical Museum (October 2014)

  • People's Choice – “A Pair of Jacks” - 16th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition (July 2014)

  • Special Recognition – “A Pair of Jacks” - 16th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition (July 2014)

  • Special Recognition – “Sky Jack” - 16th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition (July 2014)

  • Special Recognition – “Favorite Things” - 16th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition (July 2014)

  • Special Recognition – “It's All About Ewe” - 16th Annual All Media International Juried Online Art Exhibition (July 2014)

  • 1st place - Oils/Acrylics Division – “Throwing Shadows” - Sequim Arts – Sequim, Washington (1995)

  • 1st Place – Watercolor Division – “Mail Figures #1” - Olympic Miniature Fine Art Exhibit – Port Angeles, WA (1993)

  • 3rd Place – “Comic Relief” - White Dove Gallery, Tacoma, Washington (1995)

  • Honorable Mention – Drawing Division – “Portrait of the Artist” - Clallam County Fair (1995)

  • Honorable Mention – Drawing Division – “Portrait of the Artist” - Sequim Arts – Sequim, Washington (1995)

Publications

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2020 Still Life and Floral

    • Finalist: "Jack and Diet Coke"  and "Jack of Hearts" (Hard cover book and online edition)

  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Series: "AcrylicWorks 8: Ideas & Inspiration!" by North Light Books

    • "Car Jack" juried into the annual international compilation of top acrylic paintings

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2019 Still Life and Floral

    • Finalist: "Car Jack"  (Hard cover book and online edition)

  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Series: "AcrylicWorks 6: Creative Energy!" by North Light Books

    • "Jack and Coke" juried into the annual international compilation of top acrylic paintings (Release date: April 2018)

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2018 Still Life and Floral

    • Finalists: "Jack and Coke" and "Gutshot Jack"  (Hard cover book and online edition)

  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Series: "AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values!" by North Light Books

    • "Apple Jack" juried into the annual international compilation of top acrylic paintings (Release date: April 2017)

  • The Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition" (March 2018 issue of The Artist's Magazine)

    • "Jack of Diamonds" was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Still Life/Interior category

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2017 Still Life and Floral

    • "Jack of Diamonds" chosen for Title Page

    • Finalists: "Black Jack", "Jack of Diamonds" and "Jack of Clubs"  (Hard cover book and online edition)

    • Meritorous Award: Jack on the Rocks

  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Series: "AcrylicWorks 4: Captivating Color!" by North Light Books

    • "Apple Jack" juried into the annual international compilation of top acrylic paintings (Release date: April 2017)

  • Richeson75 International Art Competition: 2016 Still Life and Floral

    • "A Pair of Jacks" chosen for dust jacket

    • Finalists: "A Pair of Jacks" and "Jack in the Box"  (Hard cover book and online edition)

    • Meritorous Award: Apple Jack

  • "The Artist's Magazine 32nd Annual Art Competition" (December 2015 issue of The Artist's Magazine)

    • "A Pair of Jacks" was selected as an Honorable Mention in the Still Life/Interior category

  • The Best of Acrylic Painting Series: "AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture" by North Light Books

    • "A Pair of Jacks" published in the annual international compilation of top acrylic paintings 

  • “Best of Colored Pencil III” by Rockport Publishing

    • "Portrait of the Artist" published in an international compilation of best colored pencil art

  • “Portrait Inspirations” by Rockport Publishing

    • "Portrait of the Artist" published in an international compilation of best portrait art