Professional Accolades

Publications & Videos

Communication Arts Magazine
Graphis
Magazine
Print
Magazine
The Kansas City Business Journal

The Kansas City Star

Journal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts

Black & White Magazine

HOW
Magazine
Review
Magazine
P
eninsula Clarion
SchoolArts Magazine
Step-By-Step Magazine
PhotoVision Magazine
I’ll Dance at Your Wedding (book author)
A Gentle Touch (director)
Ronald McDonald House (director)
Ward’s Cove: Ghosts on the Kenai video and book (director & author)

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Awards (partial listing)

1985 OMNI, multiple design awards
1986 OMNI, multiple design awards
1987 OMNI, multiple design awards
1988 OMNI, multiple design awards
1989 OMNI, multiple design awards
1990 OMNI, multiple design awards
1991 OMNI, multiple design awards
1992 OMNI, multiple design awards
1994 OMNI, multiple design awards
1995 OMNI, Best of Show
1985 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
1986 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards and Best of Show
1987 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
1988 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
1989 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
1990 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
1991 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
1992 Kansas City Art Directors Show, multiple design awards
New York Art Directors Show awards
District, Regional and National ADDY awards
1996 AMBIT Awards, multiple design awards
1997 AMBIT Awards, multiple design awards
1998 AMBIT Awards, multiple design awards, winner of two of the three top awards
1999 AMBIT Awards, multiple design awards
1999 PRISM Awards, multiple design awards
1999 Liberty Area Chamber of
Commerce “Outstanding Member of the Year”
Two time winner of the Key Art Award by the Hollywood Reporter Magazine, once for “Best Movie Poster Design”
2000 “BRASSIE” Senior PGA TOUR Awards, two first place, one finalist and the top award for Best Overall Design & Photography
2002 Artist in Schools Artist Residency, State of Alaska
2003 Artist in Schools Artist Residency, State of Alaska
2006 Mary McMullen Packwood Award, presented by University of Missouri-Columbia College of Education
2007 Selected to participate in Kansas City Art Institute ArtLab
2008 Traditions of Excellence in Teaching Award
2008 North Kansas City Schools Staff Development Star Award
2008 North Kansas City Schools Board of Education Point of Pride Award
2008 MAEA Secondary Art Educator of the Year
2008 Traditions of Excellence Honor Cadre
2008 Northland Chamber Excellence in Education Award (nominated)
2008 Missouri Fine Arts Academy Outstanding Teacher Award (nominated)
2009 Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalist
2010 1st Place Photography, MAEA Member’s Exhibition
2010 Best in Show, Painting – Liberty Arts Squared
2011 Best in Show – Liberty Arts Squared

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Exhibitions (partial listing)

Paintings exhibited in the 6th Annual Juried Art Show of Burlington, Iowa, 2000
Paintings exhibited in, “Not Under Glass”, a national exhibit of fine oil and acrylic paintings, St. Louis, MO, 2000
Paintings exhibited in Artists Along The KATY Trail traveling exhibit, 2000
Paintings exhibited in The Rozier Gallery, Jefferson City, Missouri, January 6 – 28, 2001
Paintings exhibited at The St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, April 29 – June 2, 2001
Painting exhibited at William Woods University/
Cox Gallery, Fulton, Missouri, June 10 – July 31, 2001
Painting exhibited at Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg Missouri, November 12 – December 14, 2001
Paintings exhibited in Cultures without Borders, a traveling exhibit, Kansas City, Missouri,
March 2 – May 26, Award Winner
Painting on exhibit, “Portrait of Miss Lucy” The Kansas City Museum March 2 – 25
Photographs on exhibit, Photographic Processes III International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, Spring 2001
“Oil Paintings of Morning”, Solo Exhibition of oil
paintings, Homer, Alaska, January 2002
“Oil Paintings of Morning”, Solo Exhibition of oil
paintings, and “Paris”, Solo Exhibition of carbon black Piezography photographic prints, Kenai, Alaska, February 2002
Artist in Schools mural, on exhibit at Kenai Fine Art Center, March 2002; placed on permanent display Summer 2002 at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School, Soldotna, Alaska
Oil painted mural commissioned, placed in permanent installation in Gourmet Gardens, Soldotna, Alaska – July 2002
“Bodyscapes”, Solo Exhibition of photography, Mykel’s, Soldotna, Alaska Summer 2002
Painting exhibited in “Spirit of Alaska: The Inner
Landscape”, a regional invitational exhibition of Alaskan artists, May – August 2002, Kenai, Alaska
Painting exhibited in the Columbia Art Guild’s Plein Air Invitational Exhibit, Columbia, Missouri – Fall 2002
“Places,” Two person exhibition of paintings, University of Alaska/Kenai, University Gallery. September/October, 2002 – Soldotna, Alaska
Artist in Schools photographic mural, exhibition and installation, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – January 2003
“Ward’s Cove,” exhibition of fine art photography and video installation, Kenai Fine Art Center, Kenai, Alaska – Spring 2003
“Autograph,” solo exhibition of paintings, photography, and mixed media, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO – February 2004
Collage works “Art at the Center Juried Exhibition,” Overland Park, KS, April 1 – May 30, 2005
Collage works “Images Art Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition,” Kansas City, MO, April 22 – June 4, 2005
Group exhibition of collage images, Kansas City, Missouri, Spring 2005
Group exhibition of collage images, Overland Park, Kansas – Spring 2005
Group exhibition of photographic images, Kansas City Art Institute – July 2007
Faculty exhibition of new media, Missouri Fine Arts Academy, Missouri State University – June 2008
Group exhibition, University of Missouri-Columbia – July/August 2008
Group exhibition, “artist | teacher,” GCC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri – Spring 2010
Solo Exhibition, “human spaces,” GCC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri – Spring 2010
Exhibition, “Small Paintings,” Liberty Arts Squared, Liberty, Missouri – June 2010
Group Exhibition, “IMPACT!” GCC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri – Spring 2011
Group Exhibition of Kansas City Art Institute Instructors, Crossroads Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri – Spring 2011
Exhibition, Liberty Arts Squared, Liberty, Missouri – June 2011
Group Exhibition, “A Little Art Show” GCC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri – Spring 2012
Group Exhibition, “Big Ideas” GCC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri – Spring 2014

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Guest Lectures and Presentations (partial listing)

2014 Creative Connections Art Teacher Workshop, Mid-America Arts Alliance
2012 “Big Ideas” at Missouri Art Education Association state conference
2008 Featured in Review Magazine interview about current trends in art education
2008 Presented “Present Tense Future” at Missouri Art Education Association state conference
2008 “Aligning art history with the GLEs” District Fine Art staff development presentation at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2008 Guest presentation, “Present Tense Future,” presentation to art education students
2007 Invited to present “Handwritten Portraits” for Curriculum Connections: Art Educators Share Successful Lessons, presented by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2007 Presented “Constructed Values” at Missouri Art Education Association state conference
2007 “Content vocabulary and visual literacy” presentation to District Fine Art staff development
2007 Guest presentation, “Projected Identities,” presentation to art education students
2007 Invited to write and develop an online AP Art History curriculum for University of Missouri-Columbia
2006 Presented “Projected Identities” at Missouri Art Education Association state conference
2006 “Digital technology in the art classroom” and “Constructing online student art galleries” presentation to District Fine Art staff development
2006 Guest lecture, “Students Influencing Students in the Creativity Lab”
2005 Presented“Moveable Murals” at Missouri Art Education Association state conference
2004 Selected to present educational research, “Visual Journaling: Creative and Self Expression Through Narrative Art” at Central Scholar’s Symposium, Central Missouri State University
2004 Research, “Contextualizing Aesthetic Value Assessments in Art Education” featured at Central Scholar’s Symposium, Central Missouri State University
2002 Featured in newspaper article, “Guest instructor links practical and pure art,” Peninsula Clarion.

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