AWARDS and HONORS

2024

Juror's Choice. VMRC Juried Art Exhibition. Parks Gables Gallery. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The Wristband. Etching/Aquatint. Chosen for American Association of Medical Colleges's (AAMC) Journal Cover. August 2024.


2023

Class of 2023 Central High School Hall of Fame Inductee. Omaha Central High. Omaha, Nebraska.

Honorable Mention43rd National Print Exhibition ArtLink Gallery. ArtLink Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Ill-Fitting. Painting. Chosen for American Association of Medical Colleges's (AAMC) Journal Cover. August 2023.
First Place - Printmaking. 2023 Center for Contemporary Arts Exhibition. The Center for Contemporary Arts. Abilene, Texas.

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 Foundation2022 Extreme Pressure Biennial of American Prints Exhibition. Webber Gallery. College of Central Florida. Ocala, Florida.
Best 2D Artist Nomination, Best Solo Show Nomination, Best Group Show Nomination, Best Visual Artist Nomination. Omaha Arts and Entertaintment Awards.

2021
Honorable Mention Award. 2021 National Juried Painting Exhibition. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Third Place AwardLore Degenstein Gallery's 12th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition. Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University. Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
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
Governors Mansion Exhibition Program selected by the Nebraska Arts Council.
Volunteer Recognition Award for Many Faces of NF - Children's Tumor Foundation

2016
NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award-University of Texas at Austin.

2015
Excellence in Teaching Award. Metro Community College. Awarded to six teachers from the college.
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 artistic anatomy to medical students at KCUMB .

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. 

ART RESIDENCIES
2021 Artist in Residence. Plank Road Artist Residency. Invitational. Frederick, IL

2018 Artist in Residence. Plank Road Artist Residency. Invitational. Frederick, IL

2018 Artist in Residence. Homestead National Monument. Beatrice, NE

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

2016 Artist in Residence. Willowdale Elementary, Omaha, Nebraska (K & 1). 

2015 Artist in Residence. The Ink Shop Printmaking Center. Ithaca, New York.
2015 Artist in Residence. Rockwell Elementary (K-5) Omaha, Nebraska.