Awards/Honors
2016-2019Graduate Assistantship, School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut
2016Finalist, Williams Prize for Drawing, The Artist for Artists Project
2015W.B. Connor Trust Merit Scholarship, Western Connecticut State University
2013Best in Show, Juror: Douglas Hyland, Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut Women Artists Open Juried Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut
2013Finalist, Still Life Category
Artists Magazine Annual Competition
2013Diane Bernhard Art Spirit Award, Renaissance in Pastel
Slater Museum, Norwich Connecticut
2012Honorable Mention, International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition,
Brea, California
2012Wallis Award, Pastel Society of America: Enduring Brilliance,
National Arts Club, New York, New York
2010Honorable Mention, Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal
2008First Place Award, Juror: Daniel Greene, The Portrait: An Open Juried Exhibit,
New Haven, Connecticut
2006Finalist and Honor Award, International Portrait Competition,
Houston, Texas, Portrait Society of America
2001Best in Show, Juror: Everett Raymond Kinstler, The Portrait: An Open Juried Exhibition,
New Haven, Connecticut
1993Erector Square Gallery Award- Women in the Visual Arts
Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1992National Arts Club Award, Knickerbocker Annual Exhibition,
Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
1992Sylvia B. Nulman Memorial Award, Annual Student Exhibition
National Arts Club, New York, New Yor
1989-1992Monitor for Harvey Dinnerstein and Peter Cox,
Art Students League, New York, NY
  
Solo Exhibition
2014Floral and Still Life Paintings- Dante Alighieri Society, Miami, Florida
  
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016Beyond Choreography: Visual Interpretations of Movement VETS Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2016Connecticut Women Artists Open Juried Exhibition, Juror: Min Jung Kim, Director New Britain Museum of American Art Slater Museum, Norwich, CT
2016Williams Prize for Drawing Finalistsí Exhibition, University of Hartford, CT
2015Faber Birren National Color Award Exhibition, Stamford, CT
2015Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine
Plymouth State University, New Hampshire
2013The Pastel Society at Forty, Juror: Louis A. Zona, Director
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
2012Allied Artists Annual Juried Exhibition- National Arts Club, New York, New York
2011Annual Juried Exhibition- New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
2011International Association of Pastel Societies Juried Exhibition, Expo New Mexico
2010Salmagundi Club Annual Non-Members Exhibition, New York, New York
2009Annual Juried Exhibition- New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
2007Annual Juried Exhibition- New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
2002The Portrait: Open Juried Exhibition, Juror: Burton Silverman, New Haven Connecticut
1993National Juried Exhibition-Arts Center of Northern New Jersey, Milford, New Jersey
1993Audubon Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, New York
1992National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Exhibition
Columbia College, Osage Beach, Missouri and Missouri Public Library, St Louis
1991Allied Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, New York
1991Knickerbocker Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York
1991The Bowery Gallery Annual Juried Competition, Juror: Nell Blaine, New York, New York
  
Public Collections
Connecticut Appellate Court, Hartford, CT
Juvenile Court, Hartford, CT
Superior Court of New Haven, CT
Easter Seals/Goodwill Industries, North Haven, CT
Derby Library, Derby, CT
The Connecticut Hospice, Branford, CT
  
Bibliography
Justice David Borden Views New Portrait, Connecticut Law Tribune, June 20, 2016
Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine, Catalog, Womenís Caucus for Art New Hampshire, 2015
Winners of the 2013 Annual Artistís Competition, The Artistís Magazine, December 2013, pg. 43
The 12th Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal, April 2011, pg. 70
2006 International Portrait Competition Showcase of Honor Awards, International Artist, Oct/Nov 2006, pg. 25
  
Teaching Experience
Spring 2016Adjunct Professor, Painting III, Gateway Community College
Spring 2016Graduate Assistant, Color I, Western Connecticut State University
January 2016The Power of Gesture, Artist demonstration, Hamden Art League
Spring 2015Continuing Education instructor- University of New Haven, Lyme Academy of Fine Art
March 2014The Pastel Portrait, Artist demonstration, Cheshire Art League
2012-PresentArt Instructor- Artsplace, Cheshire, CT
  
Professional Affiliations
Connecticut Women Artists, Board Member
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, President
Brush and Palette Club, Past President
International Association of Pastel Societies, Master Circle Recipient
Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
Pastel Society of Connecticut, Signature Member
Lyme Art Association, Elected Artist Member
Friends of the John Slade Ely House, Governing and Curatorial Board Member
Portrait Society of America, Member
  
Education
Art Students League, New York, NY
BFA, University of Miami, Miami, FL