Recent Professional Experience

and Recognition

2020

Painting donated to the annual Lawrence Art Auction

Lawrence Arts Center | Lawrence, Kansas

 

2019

Artist Inc. Fellow - Professional Training Consortium for selected regional artists of varying disciplines

Sponsored by Mid America Arts Alliance | Kansas City, Missouri

2019

Sin, Virtue & the Language of Flowers

The Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Heavenly Virtues

Solo Exhibition

Stephen Smith Gallery | Topeka, Kansas

2019

Painting donated to “Dinner on the Curve” annual fundraiser for Van Go

Van Go, Inc. | Lawrence, Kansas

2018

Rocks in My Head & Other Things of Value

Meditations in Watercolor

Solo Exhibition

Tallgrass Studios | Lawrence, Kansas

2018

Founder and proprietor of BONEYARD Studio & Gallery

Creede, Colorado

2016-present

Personal studio established in The Studios at Bristol

Creede, Colorado

2002-2015

Art Director, full-time

Van Go, Inc. | Lawrence, Kansas

2012

Phoenix Award recipient for Arts Educator of the Year

presented by The Lawrence Arts Alliance | Lawrence, Kansas

2012

“Spirit Dancers”   Permanent installation - relief painted wood mural, 10’ X 26'  

Commissioned for the Spencer Computer Lab, Van Go, Inc.

Executed with students during tenor as Art Director and Teaching Artist for Van Go, Inc. |  Lawrence, Kansas

 

2010

“Circle of Family” Permanent installation - relief mosaic and painted wood entry mural, 14’ X 30'

Commissioned for renovated Van Go, Inc. building

Executed with students during tenure as Art Director and Teaching Artist for Van Go, Inc. |  Lawrence, Kansas

2008

Toni Morrison Commemorative Art Bench commissioned by Friends of Toni Morrison and presented to Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate.

Executed with students during tenure as Art Director and Teaching Artist for Van Go, Inc. | Lawrence, Kansas

2006

Rita Dove Commemorative Art Bench commissioned by and presented to Rita Dove, U.S. Poet Laureate.

Executed with students during tenure as Art Director and Teaching Artist for Van Go, Inc. | Lawrence, Kansas

2004

Coming Up Taller Award for Excellence in Art Education Programming,  presented by the National Endowment for the Arts, to Van Go Arts, Inc.   

Received during tenure as Art Director and Teaching Artist for Van Go, Inc. | Lawrence, Kansas

2003

Donor Wall Mural   Permanent installation - acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 10’ X 8'

Commissioned by Jonathan Kemper for the renovated Kansas City Central Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

1984-present 

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