Awards, Accomplishments, and Organizations

Posted Oct 7, 2014
Last Updated Aug 10, 2017
--Best of show award in the Waterloo Arts Fest Juried exhibition (2016), juried by Rob Lehr: Director of Marketing, Canton Art Museum & Gallery Director/Curator, Summit Artspace Gallery. Only 36 art pieces were selected out of a total of 396 pieces. Artists submitted work from 24 states, two Canadian provinces, and the District of Columbia.

--Awarded a rare three month Residency in Collinwood Ohio from March until June of 2013. During this residency six artists were awarded space and a stipend to create art in an under-utilized apartment building. All of the artist’s work was on display during the annual Collinwood art festival.

--In August 2010 I won an Ohio Arts Council award for fiber arts at the Cox Center for arts in Columbus Ohio.

--In 2015 I participated in the first annual juried art show at Riffe gallery in Columbus Ohio. Only 59 artists out of a total of over 400 applicants were selected to participate in this show. Less than 15% of applicants were accepted. Earlier in 2015 I also participated in an art show at Waterloo Arts in Collinwood Ohio where only 1/3 of applicants were accepted. I received an honorable mention in this show which put my work in the top three out of more than 300 applicants. In 2014 and 2015 I was fortunate enough to be selected to attend the annual May show at Lakeland Community college which generally accepts less than 1/5 of all entrants. And most recently I was chosen to participate in a Brooklyn N.Y. art show in which out of 587 applicants only 65 art pieces were chosen. That is an acceptance rate of around 11 %.

--My artwork has been featured in two art book publications: The Pattern Base and a book which showcased upcycled designs. My work was also shown in a London based art zine: Average Arts.

--3rd solo show at MadLab gallery. My work was personally chosen by the Ohio Art League for their first show at MadLab to feature a member of their organization. The Invasive Biomes show was seen from 11 July until Aug. 9th.

–First major solo show at William Rupnik gallery in Cleveland. The show was up from January 22nd - February 14, 2010. Almost two years in the making, this show featured several large scale installation pieces and several medium sized organic looking compositions. This show not only showcased my current abilities as an artist, but also hinted at the scope and complexity of future installation pieces.

--In Sept. 2011 had a dual show at Survival Kit gallery in Cleveland with Kent State professor Rebecca Cross.

–Won the “Community Choice award at the 2008 Utrecht “Your Work” show.

–Won 2nd place in Mixed Media at the Creative Artists Association at Lakeland Community College Fine Arts Gallery. 2008.

--Northcoast Collective’s Youngstown show was featured in the local newspaper and on the following website:

--A picture of one of my art pieces along with a brief description of my artwork was featured in the Sun News. The article concerned the April “Green” art show at the Brecksville center for the arts. The article can be viewed online at:

--A picture of my installation piece Input/Output was featured in an article in the Falls News Press. In this article there was also talk of my recent solo show “Un-natural Selections”.


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