EDUCATION

  • BFA Studio Art, Rockford University, Rockford, IL 
  • AAS International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago, IL
  • AS Highland Community College, Freeport, IL

EXHIBITIONS

GROUP     "Seasons",     Fusion Art,   Palm Springs, CA    December 2017

GROUP     "Botanik",     Las Laguna Gallery,   Laguna Beach, CA    November 2 - November 30, 2017

GROUP     "Black & White",   Blank Wall Gallery,    Anthens, Greece    October 6 - October 19, 2017

GROUP     30th Annual Northern National Art Competition,  Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhineland, WI  Sept 18 - Oct 20, 2017

GROUP     60th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition,   Wright Museum of Art,   Beloit, WI    May 27 - July 27, 2017

GROUP     2017 DUMA Biennial,  Dubuque Museum of Art,   Dubuque, IA    May 27 - August 20, 2017

GROUP     Women's Works,   Old Courthouse Arts Center,   WoodStock, IL    March 9 - April 29, 2017

GROUP     Real People,   Old Courthouse Arts Center,   WoodStock, IL    August 4 - October 1, 2016

GROUP     Midwestern Biennial,   Rockford Art Museum,   Rockford, IL    June 10 - September 25, 2016

GROUP     4th Fridays,   Starline Factory Gallery,   Harvard, IL    May 27, 2016

SOLO       Vision Through the Seasons,   Beloit Fine Arts Incubator,   Beloit, WI    September 2015

GROUP     Real People,   Old Courthouse Arts Center,   WoodStock, IL    August 13 - September 26, 2015

GROUP     Northern National Art Competition,   Nicolet College,   Rhinelander, WI    July 18 - Sept. 12, 2015

GROUP     Mind, Spirit, Emotion,   The Next Picture Show,   Dixon, IL    July 14 - August 29, 2015

GROUP     Women's Works,   Old Courthouse Arts Center,   WoodStock, IL    March 12 - April 25, 2015

GROUP     People, Places, Things,   Beloit Fine Arts Incubator,   Beloit, WI    March 6-28, 2015

GROUP     Light/Dark,   The Next Picture Show,   Dixon, IL    February 27 - April 4, 2015

GROUP     Blue,   A Smith Gallery,   Johnson City, TX    February 20 - March 29, 2015

GROUP     Flower Power,   1650 Gallery,   Los Angeles, CA    Dec. 13, 2014-Jan. 13, 2015

GROUP     11th Annual Regional Juried Show,   Freeport Art Museum,   Freeport, IL    November 21, 2014 - January 10, 2015

GROUP     Midwestern Biennial,   Rockford Art Museum,   Rockford, IL    May16 - September 28, 2014

GROUP     Art Scene,   Ameriprise Financial and 317 Gallery,   Rockford, IL    April 12-13, 2014

GROUP     Feeling Blue,   The Arterie,   Naperville, IL    March 3- 31, 2014

GROUP     Hit Me With Your Best Shot,   Beloit Fine Arts Incubator,   Beloit, WI    March 7-28, 2014

GROUP     Frozen,   LibertyTown Arts Center,   Fredericksburg, VA    Feb 7-March 1, 2014

GROUP     Delicate,   The Arterie,   Naperville, IL    Feb 4-Feb 28, 2014

GROUP     Flower Power,   1650 Gallery,   Los Angeles, CA    Dec. 14, 2013-Jan. 14, 2014

GROUP     Art Scene Gallery Show,   Ameriprise Financial,   Rockford, IL    exhibiting October 5, 2013 - April 4, 2014

GROUP     Rockford Fall ArtScene,   317 Gallery, Rockford, IL    Oct. 5-6, 2013

SOLO      Artists at Work,   317 Gallery, Rockford, IL    September 27, 2013

GROUP     The Machine,   Union Street Gallery,   Chicago Heights, IL    Sept. 25 – Oct. 26, 2013

GROUP     Northern National Art Competition,   Nicolet College,   Rhinelander, WI    July23 - Sept. 6, 2013

GROUP     Rockford College* Student Art Show,   Rockford College,   Rockford, IL    May 3 - May 19, 2013

GROUP     The Magic of Light,   Beloit Fine Arts Incubator,   Beloit, WI    March 1- March 30, 2013

PUBLICATIONS

2017   Living the Photo Artistic Life,   Photoshop Artistry,   Concerto3 LLC,   Frisco, TX    (June, July, August, October, & December)

2017   Best Of Photography,   Photographer's Forum,   Serbin Communications, Inc.,    Santa Barbara, CA

2016    Living the Photo Artistic Life,   Photoshop Artistry,   Concerto3 LLC,   Frisco, TX    (April, July, August, & December)

2016    Best Of Photography,   Photographer's Forum,   Serbin Communications, Inc.,    Santa Barbara, CA

2015    Feature Story,   Beloit Daily News;    Beloit, WI

2015    Best Of Photography,   Photographer's Forum,   Serbin Communications, Inc.,    Santa Barbara, CA

2015  International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 8,  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  Richmond, England

2014   Best Of Photography,   Photographer's Forum,   Serbin Communications, Inc.,    Santa Barbara, CA

2014   International Garden Photographer of the Year: Collection 7,  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,  Richmond, England

AWARDS

2018     3nd Place,  Leaves & Petals Exhibition,    Fusion Art,   Palm Springs, CA

2017     2nd Place,  Seasons Art Exhibition,    Fusion Art,   Palm Springs, CA

2017     Honorable mention,   Shift Art Photoshop Challenge,  Shift Art,   shiftart.com,  

2017     2nd Place - Overall Category, “Botanicals” Art Exhibition,  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery,  Jupiter, FL

2017     1st Place - Photography Category, “Botanicals” Art Exhibition,  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery,  Jupiter, FL

2017    Finalist,    Best of Photography 2017,    Photographer's Forum,   Santa Barbara, CA

2016    Finalist,    Best of Photography 2016,    Photographer's Forum,   Santa Barbara, CA

2016    Finalist,    Celebrating Nature,  Viewbug.com  Golozo, LLC.   San Diego, CA

2016    Runner Up,   Plant in Black and White, Viewbug.com,  Golozo, LLC.  San Diego, CA

2015    Finalist,    Best of Photography 2015,    Photographer's Forum,   Santa Barbara, CA

2015    2rd Place,   Light/Dark,   The Next Picture Show,    Dixon, IL

2015   Donor Award,   Northern National Art Competition,   Nicolet College,    Rhinelander, WI

2015   3rd Place,   Women's Works,   Old Courthouse Arts Center,    WoodStock, IL

2015   Finalist,   Celebrating Nature,   Viewbug.com,   Golozo, LLC.    San Diego, CA

2015   Finalist,   Contrasting Colors,   Viewbug.com,   Golozo, LLC.    San Diego, CA

2015   Runner Up,   Plants in Black & White,   Viewbug.com,   Golozo, LLC.    San Diego, CA

2014   Highly Commended,   Macro Art,   International Garden Photographer of the Year,    England

2014    Second Place,   Monochrome,   International Garden Photographer of the Year,    England

2014    Second Place,   Hit Me With Your Best Shot,   Beloit Fine Arts Incubator,    Beloit, WI

2014    Highly Commended,   The 2014 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition,    England

2014   Finalist,    Best of Photography 2014,    Photographer's Forum,   Santa Barbara, CA