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Education

2016

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

2008

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

 

Awards

2017

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

2016  

Finalist, Members-only Competition: Portrait Society of America

Finalist, International Salon: Art Renewal Center

3rd Place, Professional Oil Painting: LA County Fair

2015 

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

2014  

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

2013 

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

2008 

2nd Place, Poway Art League: Poway, CA

2007 

Laguna Rotary Club Poster Designer: Laguna Beach, CA

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

2004-2007

Tuition Scholarship, LCAD: Laguna Beach, CA

2001

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

 

Exhibitions and Publications

2017

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art: Wausau, WI (forthcoming)

Viewpoint 49, Greenwich House Gallery: Cincinnati, OH (forthcoming)

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

ArtPrize, The DeVos Convention Center: Grand Rapids, MI (forthcoming)

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

2016

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

2015 

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

2014 

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, art-competition.net: 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

2013 

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

2010

Fullerton College: Fullerton, CA

2009 

“Four Man Show” Salon 580: Capistrano, CA

2008 

Poway Center of the Arts: Poway, CA

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

2007 

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

2005 

The Village Buzz: Carlsbad, CA

2003 

Juried Exhibition, LCAD: Laguna Beach, CA

2001

Juried Exhibition, Del Mar Fair: Del Mar, CA

 

Curatorial Experience

2016 

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

2015

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

 

Affiliations

Grand Valley Artists

Portrait Society of America

California Art Club,  Mentor program member

American Artists Professional League

 

Teaching and Workshops

2017                          

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

2015-2016                

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

2015                          

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

2014-2016              

Life Drawing Instructor, California State University: Fullerton, CA