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EDUCATION BFA 1984 – Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Continuing Education: NOVA Community College, Alexandria, VA, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Various Workshops

AWARDS
November 2016  Artist in Residence at the Grande Vigne in Dinan, FR (home of Yvonne Jean Haffen)
October 2016 Blick/Utrecht Purchase Award, National Watercolor Society 96th Annual International Exhibit, San Pedro, CA
October 2015 Best in Show, Potomac Valley Watercolorists at the Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
September 2012 1st Place Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
February 2012 Workhouse Arts Center Collector’s Showcase Calendar Award, Lorton, VA
September 2011 1st Place Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
February 2011 Best in Show – POP Art Exhibit at Prince of Peace Church, Springfield, VA
July 2008 Bill Strauss Fellowship – Arts Council of Fairfax County, VA
September 2007 People’s Choice – Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
September 2007 Honorable Mention – Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
December 2007 People’s Choice – Lorton Arts Foundation Patron’s Palette, Selected for the Permanent Collection, Lorton, VA
January 2007 People’s Choice – Springfield Art Guild at Franconia Government Center, Alex, VA
May 2006 2nd Place – Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
September 2006 3rd Place–Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
June 2006 through 2002  Equal Merit – Springfield Artist Award, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
May 2003 Best in Show – Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
September 2001 Honorable Mention – Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
May 2002 Honorable Mention – The Art League, Alexandria, VA
June 2001 3rd Place  – Springfield Artist Award, Springfield, VA
September 2000 Equal Award – The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
September 1999 Honorable Mention – Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
September 1997 Honorable Mention – Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
September 1984  Full Senior Year Scholarship to Moore College of Art and Design, Phila. PA

JURIED EXHIBITS
October 2016 Blick/Utrecht Purchase Award, National Watercolor Society 96th Annual International Exhibit, San Pedro, CA
September 1997 – 2015 Annual Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
February 2012 Workhouse Arts Center Collector’s Showcase Calendar Award, Lorton, VA
November 2011 POP Art Group 2nd Exhibit, Alexandria, VA
February 2011 POP Art Group Premier Exhibit, Springfield, VA
October 2009 Virginia Watercolor Society at the Workhouse Arts Center,Lorton, VA  
November 2006 Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art, Vienna, VA
September 2006 Lorton Arts Foundation at University of Phoenix, Reston, VA
June 2006 Vienna Arts Society, Member Show, Vienna, VA
September 2006 Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA
May 2006 Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
November 2005 Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art, Vienna, VA
May 2005 Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
November 2004 Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art, Vienna, VA
May 2003 Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
June 2002 The Art League, Member Show, Alexandria, VA
November 2001 Potomac Valley Watercolorist at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
November 2001 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
September 2001 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
September 2001 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
August 2001 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
July 2001 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
June 2001 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
May 2001 Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
February 2001 Jubilee Christian Art at The Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook, CA
January 2001 Potomac Valley Watercolorists at Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
January 2001 Arts Council of Fairfax County’s Gold from the Guilds, Reston, VA
November 2000 Vienna Arts Society Treasury of Art, Vienna, VA
September 2000 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA,
May 1999 Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
September 1999 The Art League, Member Show, Alexandria, VA
June 1998 The Art League, Member Show, Alexandria, VA
March 1998 The Art League, Member Show, Alexandria, VA
March 1998 Springfield Art Guild at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
October 1997 The Art League Member Show, Alexandria, VA
May 1997 Springfield Art Guild at River Farm, Alexandria, VA
February 1997 National Show at Gallery West, Alexandria, VA

EXHIBITS (Group and Solo)
October 2015 Solo Show, Workhouse Arts Center, Gallery 5, Lorton, VA
July 2012 Solo Show, Art in the Garden, Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
July 2011 Solo Show, Pinnacle Building, Tysons, VA
April 2011 Pearmund Cellars Winery, Broad Run, VA
2006  – 2012, Vale Arts Semi-Annual Group Show. Oakton, VA
September 2007 Solo Show, Kingstowne Library, Alexandria, VA
September 2007 Group Show Springfield Art Guild at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
May 2007 Solo Show, “Canvas Garden”, The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA
May 2007 Group Show, Lorton Arts Foundation Palette Exhibit, Lorton, VA
February 2007 2 Artist Show, “Spirit of Hope”, Springfield, VA
January 2007 Group Show, Arts Council of Fairfax County Government Art Program
October 2006 Solo Show, Arts Council of Fairfax County Corporate Art, Washington Technology Park, Chantilly, VA
October 2006 Loft Gallery Group Show, VA Wine Festival, Leesburg, VA
September 2006 Group Show, Metamorphosis,  Arlington, VA
September 2006 Group Show, Lorton Arts Foundation  Palette Exhibit, Lorton VA
September 2006 Group Show, Kingstowne Library, Alexandria, VA
July 2006 Solo Show, Inova Mt. Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA
June 2006 Group Show, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
April 2006 Group Show, “Night in Paris”, Chinn Library Foundation, Woodbridge, VA
February 2006 Solo Show, Art in the Garden, Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
September 2005 3 Artist Show, Kingstowne Community Center, Alexandria, VA
October 2005 Solo Show, BB&T Bank, Falls Church, VA
July 2005 Solo Show, “Image of Hope”, The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA
June 2005 Group Show, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
February 2005 Group Show, The Loft Gallery Takes it on the Road” Green Spring Gardens, Alex, VA
January – December 2005 Monthly Group Show, Jammin Java Coffee House, Vienna, VA
November 2004 Group Show, The Loft Gallery Takes it on the Road” Vienna Art Center, Vienna, VA
October 2004 Group Show, Lorton Arts Foundation  Palette Exhibit, Lorton, VA
July 2004 Solo Show, “In and Out of the Garden”, The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA
July 2004 3 Artist Show, Art in the Garden, Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
June 2004 Group Show, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
May 2004 PANDAMANIA!, DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC
February 2004 The Arts Council of Fairfax County Gold from the Guilds, Reston, VA
February 2004 Solo Show, Fairfax Art League, Fairfax Town Hall, Fairfax, VA
December 2003 Group Show, L’Image Salon, Fairfax, VA
October 2003 Solo Show, “A Family Garden”, The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA
June 2003 Group Show, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
October 2002 Group Show, “Cards of Art”, Moore College of Art and Design, Phila, PA
June 2002 Group Show, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
March 2003 Two Artists Show, Art in the Gardens at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
June 2001 Group Show, Springfield Days, Springfield, VA
January 2001 The Arts Council of Fairfax County Gold from the Guilds, Reston, VA
June 2001 Solo Show, “Portraits to Petunias”, The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, VA
February 2001 Solo Show Adler’s Art and Frame, Alexandria, VA
November 2000 Group Show, Fairfax Station Depot, Fairfax, VA
March 2000 A Call to Arts Celebration, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA
January 2000 Two Artists Show, Art in the Gardens at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
July 1999 Two Artists Show, Art in the Gardens at Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA
March 1999 A Call to Arts Celebration, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Fairfax, VA

PUBLICATIONS
March 2006 March, élan Magazine, élan Alumn Update
July 2005 July, elan Magazine, “Sprit of Hope”
October 2006 October, South County Chronical, ValeArts
September 2005 Connection Newspapers, Meet your neighbor
April 2004 Connection Newspapers, PANDAMANIA!
October 2003 Potomac News, “A Family Garden”  review
August 2002 Connection Newspapers, Profile of the Week, SAG President
June 2001 Connection Newspapers, Profile of the Week

TEACHING
2010 – present, Studio Painting, Watercolor and Drawing, The Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2010 – present, Watercolor, The Fairfax Retirement, Fort Belvoir, VA
2007 – present, Watercolor, Goodwin House, Falls Church, VA 2007 – present, private lessons
2006- 2009, Senior Art Class, Mt. Vernon Rec Center, Alexandria, VA

COLLECTIONS
Many Private Collections throughout the United States, and Haiti
Lorton Arts Foundation, Lorton, VA
Peace Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA
Pearmund Cellars Winery, Broad Run, VA
INOVA Mt.Vernon Hospital Infusion Center, Alexandria, VA

ART RELATED VOLUNTEER WORK 
2007- 2015 Taught Art Class for the July Enrichment Program at Village of Hope School, Ganthier, Haiti
2007- 2012 Assisted 4th Grade classes Mural Program at Bailey’s Elementary School, Falls Church, VA
2005 Painted a mural at Village of Hope School, Ganthier, Haiti

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