Significant Awards
Significant Solo Exhibits
Significant Group Exhibits
Significant Collections That Hold Pieces


Plein Air Painters of Chicago, 2017
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts

Ohio Plein Air Society "Best of Plein Air Painting", 2017
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

Ohio Plein Air Society "Paint the Park" Exhibit, 2016
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, OH

Design of Merit Award, (Branding for the museum) 2015
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

Ruby Award Winner, 2012 and 2013
Ohio Travel Association, Columbus, OH

Honorable Mention, 2005
Juried Art Exhibit “Voices Within”, St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO
Juror Katherine Sherwood

Eveleene Witham National Memorial Merit Award, 2004-2005
Juried Art Exhibit “Wet and Wild”, St Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO
Juror Judi Betts

National Merit of Excellence Award, 2004
Juried Art Exhibit “28th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
Juror Mel Stabin

Featured on PBS-KETC, 2004
Living in St Louis, hosted by Ruth Ezell
St. Louis, MO

Guest on NPR-KWMU, 2004
Cityscape, hosted by Mike Sampson
St. Louis, MO

National Merit Award, 2003
Juried Art Exhibit “25th Annual National”, Southern Watercolor Society, Nashville, TN
Juror Pat San Soucie

Selected for Traveling Exhibit, 2003
Juried Art Exhibit “Primordial Water”, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Honorable Mention, 2002
Juried Art Exhibit “Big Splash”, St. Louis Watercolor Society
St. Peters Cultural Art Center, St. Peters, MO

Juror’s Recognition, 2002
Juried Art Exhibit “Watercolor Works”
Creative Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Juror Homer Hacker

“Esteemed New Product”, 2003
National Stationery Show, New York, NY
Award for the “Maladjusted Vegetable” Series product line

Artist of the Month, 2003
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
Demonstrated art through the garden during the month for visitors

Honorable Mention, 2001
National Juried Fine Art Show, “Paper, Paint and Passion”
Creative Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Award of Recognition, 1999
National Juried Show, painting Light Behind the Trees
Des Peres, MO,

2nd Place for Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, 1999
Gallery of Printing Excellence, St. Louis Metro Printers’ Association, for Blueberries! and Pansies
St. Louis, MO


“Bite Me: A Collection of Tasty Food Bites in Watercolor Paintings”, 2008
Veritas Gallery, Gateway to Food and Wine, Chesterfield, MO

“Contemporary Splash”, 2007
OIC Corporate Headquarters, Peoria, IL

“Emphasis on Motion”, 2005
Bi-State Regional Offices, Arts in Transit Solo Exhibit, St Louis, MO

“Flowers and Birds: Natural Friends”, 2005
American Visions Contemporary Crafts, St. Louis, MO

“Capturing Color”, 2005
St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association Corporate Offices, St. Louis, MO

“Artistic insights Via Laundry: Paintings from Tuscany and Ireland”, 2003
American Visions Contemporary Crafts, St. Louis, MO

“Flowers of Missouri in Watercolor”, 2003
Garden Gate: Artist of the Month, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO

“Rhapsody in Blue,” 2002
St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, St. Peters, MO

Double Vision, 2001
Collaborative Exhibit with Jim Sabo
JCC Gallery, Chesterfield, MO

All Over the Page, 2001
Collaborative Exhibit with John Dean
Genesis House, University City, MO


Start with Water, Duo Exhibit with Tom Dieschbourg 2017
Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

Drawing Club, Group Exhibition. 2010
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Villa Spannocchia Exhibition, 2010
“Painting in Tuscany”
Hosted in the hills outside Siena, Italy

30th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2006
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

Voices Within: Surviving through the Arts, 2005
St Louis Artists’ Guild, National Juried Show
Honorable Mention
Juror Katherine Sherwood
St. Louis, MO

Color of the River, 2005
Juror Don Andrews
Creative Art Gallery, St Louis, MO

Paper in Particular, 2005
National Fine Art Show of Works on Paper
Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Works on Paper, 2004
National Juried Show for Works on Paper
Foundry Art Center, St Charles, MO

All Media, Arts & Culture Alliance, 2004
National Juried Show, Knoxville, Tennessee
Juror Peter Baldaia
Huntsville, AL

Brush with Color, 2003
National Watercolor Show
Juror Gerald Brommer
Creative Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Primordial Water, Art St Louis, 2003
National Watercolor Show
Irish Storm accepted into exhibit and selected for traveling exhibit

Gallery Fleur, 2002
American Institute of Floral Designers
St. Louis, MO

Splish Splash, 2001
National Juried Watercolor Show
Juror Charles Reid
St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

All Over the Page, Genesis House, 2001
Collaborative Exhibit with John Dean
University City, MO

Loud and Clear, American Visions Contemporary Crafts 2001
Collaborative Exhibit with ceramist Bob Huber
Kirkwood, MO


Mary and Jim Alinder
Gualala, CA

Big White House Studios
Composer and Music Producer
Paul Hamilton, Founder, and Producer, Avon, IL

Christa Rehabilitation Center
Seattle, WA

Ciccone Vineyards & Winery
Suttons Bay, MI

City of St. Peters
St Peters, MO

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Former Office of the Program Director, and the Director of Horticulture, Cleveland, OH

Garth Auction House
Delaware, OH

OIC Headquarters
Peoria, IL

Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies
Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


I have written about art and artists for numerous magazines including:
• ArtMag
• ATHA Magazine for Rug Hookers
• ArtCalendar
• Artist’s Magazine
• Watercolor Magic
• Watercolor Magazine

I also wrote a chapter for Sustainable Museums: Strategies for the 21st Century. It was co-authored with Sarah Schultz, 2011. It summarized the brilliant experiment of the “Open Field” at the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis, in which they invited the community to participate in the creation of art. It taught me about the magic that can happen when a diverse community comes together to share in the creation of artwork.