AWARDS, HONORS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2022
Carol Burton Award. 35th Northern National Art Competition. Nicolet College. Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Best in Show. Signs of Rural Life. Regional Exhibition. Blue Cat Studio and Gallery. Wayne, Nebraska.
Honorable Mention and a Purchase Award from the CF Foundation. 2022 Extreme Pressure Biennial of American Prints Exhibition. Webber Gallery. College of Central Florida. Ocala, Florida.

2021
Honorable Mention Award. 2021 National Juried Painting Exhibition. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Third Place Award. Lore Degenstein Gallery's 12th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition. Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University. Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
Artist in Residence. Plank Road Artist Residency. Invitational. Frederick, IL
Making NF Visible Award for Many Faces of NF - Children's Tumor Foundation
Combine Federal Campaign (CFC) for NF Network - My paintings are being used in the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.

2020
Ambassador Excellence Award. Portrait Society of America.
Volunteer Recognition Award for Many Faces of NF - Children's Tumor Foundation

2019
Individual Artist Fellowship. Nebraska Arts Council.

2018
Artist in Residence
. Plank Road Artist Residency. Invitational. Frederick, IL
Artist in Residence. Homestead National Monument. Beatrice, NE
Governors Mansion Exhibition Program selected by the Nebraska Arts Council.
Volunteer Recognition Award for Many Faces of NF - Children's Tumor Foundation

2017
Artist in Residence
. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Nebraska City, Nebraska.

2016
NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award-University of Texas at Austin.
Artist in Residence
. Willowdale Elementary (K & 1). 

2015
Excellence in Teaching Award. Metro Community College. Awarded to six teachers from the college.
Artist in Residence. The Ink Shop Printmaking Center. Ithaca, New York.
Artist in Residence. Rockwell Elementary (K-5) Omaha, Nebraska. 
Community Service Award. University of Nebraska - Omaha. Awarded on behalf of the UNO English Department and UNO Service Learning Academy for the 2015 NF Service Learning project- Deciphering Disability.

2014
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. Visual Art Grant Finalist.
Honorable Mention - 8th Annual Prairie Village State of the Arts Exhibition. R.G. Endres Gallery. Prairie Village, Kansas. 

2013 & 2011  
The Mamie E. Johnston, D.O., FACOP, Creative Medical Art in Teaching Award, to encourage the use and incorporation of medical and scientific art in teaching and advance the osteopathic medical profession.
I used this grant to teach medical students at KCUMB artistic anatomy.

2010
Mom’s Choice Award - Silver Recipient: Seasonal, Holidays & Festivals  for illustrations in the children’s book “Santa Wants a Chauffeur”.

2005
Chosen Artist for Portrait of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on behalf of Creighton University School of Law.

2004
Governors Mansion Exhibition Program selected by the Nebraska Arts Council.

2003
First Place (Oil and Acrylic Category), Thompson Valley Art League Regional Art Exhibition, Lincoln Gallery, Loveland Colorado. Juried by Mark Silvers.
Award of Excellence, 20th Anniversary Competition” Manhattan Arts International. Manhattan, New York. Juried by Nancy Benedetto.