Curriculum Vitae



MFA – Drawing and Painting: California State University: Fullerton, CA


BFA Cum – Laude, Laguna College of Art and Design: Laguna Beach, CA




1st Place, Members-Only Competition, Portrait Society of America

“Best in Show”, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art awarded by Alyssa Monks: Wausau, WI

1st Place, FED Gallery, Festival of the Arts: Grand Rapids, MI

Top 25 Finalist during ArtPrize 1st round


Finalist, Members-only Competition: Portrait Society of America

Finalist, International Salon: Art Renewal Center

3rd Place, Professional Oil Painting: LA County Fair


First Place, LA County Fair Plein Air Painting Competition: Los Angeles, CA

Finalist, International 2014/2015 Salon: Art Renewal Center

Staff Pick, Orange County Fair: Costa Mesa, CA

Honorable Mention, Orange County Fair: Costa Mesa, CA

Best in Show, CSUF Annual Visual Arts Competition: Fullerton, CA


Scholarship, Art Alliance Tribute Fund: Fullerton, CA

Scholarship, Future Art Masters Exhibit: New York, NY

Honorable Mention, City of Brea Art Gallery: Brea, CA

Honorable Mention, Topanga Canyon Gallery: Topanga Canyon, CA


Honorable Mention, Art Beat on Main Street: Vista, CA


2nd Place, Poway Art League: Poway, CA


Laguna Rotary Club Poster Designer: Laguna Beach, CA

Merit Award, Best of the Best, LCAD: Laguna Beach, CA


Tuition Scholarship, LCAD: Laguna Beach, CA


1st place, Juried Exhibition Del Mar Fair: Del Mar, CA


Exhibitions and Publications


LowellArts, Grand Valley Artists – In View: Lowell, MI


Members-Only Competition, Non-Commissioned Portrait Category: Portrait Society of America

Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University: Selinsgrove, PA

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art: Wausau, WI 

Viewpoint 49, Greenwich House Gallery: Cincinnati, OH 

89th Michigan Juried Show, Muskegon Museum of Art: Muskegon, MI 

ArtPrize, The DeVos Convention Center: Grand Rapids, MI

Award Winners exhibition from Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum: Grand Rapids, MI

Festival of the Arts, The Fed Gallery Kendell College of Art and Design: Grand Rapids, MI 

Art as Protest, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art: Santa Ana, CA 

The Male Muse: Poets and Artists Magazine


Members Only Competition: Portrait Society of America

International 2016/2017 Salon: Art Renewal Center

Small-Works Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design: Laguna Beach, CA

“Overview” Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: Fullerton, CA

California Art Club, The Plein Air Perspective: Pomona, CA

“Plein Air at the Fair”, Los Angeles County Fair: Pomona, CA

Orange County Fair Visual Arts Show: Costa Mesa, CA

Cast of Crowns, Grand Opening Exhibition: Laguna Beach, CA

California Art Club, 105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition: Los Angeles, CA

MFA Biennial Exhibition, City of Brea Gallery: Brea, CA


National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society: Online International

American Art Collector Magazine, October Issue: Publication

Women painting Women, RJD Gallery: Sag Harbor, NY

International 2014/2015 Salon: Art Renewal Center

Figural Movement, Poets and Artists Magazine: Publication

Irvine Center for the Arts, All Media Exhibition: Irvine, CA

Orange County Fair Visual Arts Show: Costa Mesa, CA

CSUF, Annual Visual Arts Show: Fullerton, CA

Presidents Office, Cal State University Fullerton: Fullerton, CA

Existence, McCarthy Hall, Cal State Fullerton: Fullerton, CA

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society: Online International


6th Annual Figure Exhibit, Lore Degenstein Galley: Selinsgrove, PA

Women Painting Women, Principle Gallery: Charleston, CA

All Media Juried exhibit, Chico Art Center: Chico, CA

The Figure Revealed, Online Gallery

FAME, American Artists Professional League: New York, NY

Art Week Exhibit, Cal State Univ. Fullerton: Fullerton, CA

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: Los Angeles, CA

“Made in California”, City of Brea Art Gallery: Brea, CA

Topanga Canyon Gallery: Topanga Canyon, CA


2nd Annual Small Packages, Art Beat on Main Street: Vista, CA

Juried Exhibition, Pacific Art League: Palo Alto, CA

Juried Exhibition, Laguna Beach City Hall: Laguna Beach, CA


Fullerton College: Fullerton, CA


“Four Man Show” Salon 580: Capistrano, CA


Poway Center of the Arts: Poway, CA

“BFA Thesis Exhibition” Seven- Degrees Gallery: Laguna Beach, CA


Mandarin Fine Art: Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach Rotary Club: Laguna Beach, CA

Encinitas Ranch Golf Course: Encinitas, CA

Juried Exhibition, LCAD: Laguna Beach, CA


The Village Buzz: Carlsbad, CA


Juried Exhibition, LCAD: Laguna Beach, CA


Juried Exhibition, Del Mar Fair: Del Mar, CA


Curatorial Experience


SoCalMFA, Show organizer and co-curator, Millard Sheets Art Center: Pomona, CA


Loose Change, Show organizer and curator, Exit Gallery CSUF: Fullerton, CA



Grand Valley Artists

Portrait Society of America

California Art Club,  Mentor program member

American Artists Professional League


Teaching and Workshops


Long Pose Figure Painting workshop, Grand Valley Artists: Grand Rapids, MI


Life Drawing instructor, The learning Center at Fairplex: Pomona, CA


Panel Construction workshop organizer, California State University: Fullerton, CA


Life Drawing Instructor, California State University: Fullerton, CA