About the artist

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She lives in  Columbus, Nebraska .

Awards and Achievements

• Silver Medal, Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH, 2017
• International Guild of Realism Juried Show Juried Competition, Scottsdale, AZ 2017
• Best Figurative Award, National Oil & Acrylic Painters National Exhibition, 2016
• International Guild of Realism Juried Show Juried Competition, Denver, CO, 2016
• Finalist, Figurative Category, International ARC Salon Competition, 2016
• Best Overall Award Winner, Plein Air Magazine Competition, 2015
• Finalist, Figurative Category, Plein Air Magazine Competition, 2015
• Finalist, Figurative Category, International ARC Salon Competition, 2015
• Finalist, Figurative Category, Plein Air Competition, 2015
• Finalist, Figurative Category, International ARC Salon Competition, 2015
• Portrait Society of America, Awarded Signature Membership status, 2015
• Paintings selected for the International Guild of Realism Masterworks Museum Tour, 2015
• Painting selected for the cover of The Artist’s Magazine, December, 2014
• Finalist-Figurative & Portrait Category , The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, 2014
• Named Art Renewal Center Living Master, 2014
• Best Figurative Award, American Society of Traditional Artists, Scottsdale, AZ, 2014
• Finalist, Figurative Category, International ARC Salon Competition, 2014
• Women Painting Women Juried Competition, Charleston, SC, 2014
• International Guild of Realism Juried Show Juried Competition, Charleston, SC, 2014
• Second Place Award, Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013
• Best Figurative Award, International Guild of Realism, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ, 2013
• Honor Award, Portrait Society of America, International Portrait & Figure Competition, Atalanta, GA, 2013
• Finalist, Portraits and Figurative Category, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition, 2013
• Finalist, Figurative Category, International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, 2013
• Art Renewal Center Staff Award, International Art Renewal Center Salon Competition, 2013
• Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition, Portrait & Figure Category, 2012
• Featured in Epoch Times International Publication, 2012
• Artist’s Choice Award, International Guild of Realism International Competition, 2012
• Juried Entry, American Society of Traditional Artists, 2012
• Finalist, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2011
• Top 100 Award, Paint America National Competition, 2011
• Juror’s Award, Paint America National Competition, 2011
• Finalist, Figurative & Portrait Category, The Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 Competition, 2010
• Finalist, Outstanding Oil Painting, Fine Art Views Competition, 2010
• Finalist, Outstanding Pastel, Fine Art Views Competition, 2010
• Signature membership, International Guild of Realism, 2009
• Master Signature membership, American Women Artists organization, 2009
• Award of Excellence, American Plains Artists 24th Art of the Plains Exhibit, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, 2008
• Honorable Mention, Salon International 2007, Int’l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 2007
• Top 200 Award, National Paint America Competition, 2007
• Finalist, RayMar Art’s Second Annual Fine Art Competition, 2007
• ARC Finalist, Figurative Category, 3rd International ARC Salon Competition, 2006
• Best of Show, Art At the Center Juried Exhibition, Kansas City, KS, 2006
• Honorable Mention, Salon International 2006, Int’l. Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 2006
• Top 100 Award, National Arts for the Parks Competition, Jackson Hole, WY, 2006
• 3rd Place-Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2005
• Purchase Award, Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2005
• Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon, 2005
• Top Fifty Award, Salon International 2005, International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX, 2005
• First Place, Mixed Media Division, American Mothers, Inc., 2005
• Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine 21st Annual Art Competition, 2004
• Historical Art Award, National Arts for the Parks Competition, 2004
• Top Honors Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2004 & 2000
• ARC Staff Award & Figurative Finalist, Art Renewal Center First Int’l Juried Salon, 2004
• Ruth Richeson/Unison Award-Second overall Figurative category, Pastel Journal’s 5th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2004
• Honorable Mention-Figurative category, Pastel Journal’s 5th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 2004
• First Place, Oil Division, American Mothers, Inc., 2004
• First Place, Oil Division, Nebraska Mothers Assoc., 2004
• Juried Show, Pastel Society of America National Competition, New York City, 2003
• Award of Merit, Trinidad National Fine Art Exhibition, A.R. Mitchell Museum, Trinidad, CO, 2003
• First Place, Watercolor Division, American Mothers, Inc., 2003
• First Place Watercolor Division, Nebraska Mother’s Association, 2003
• Best of Show, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 2003, 2000, 1998
• Merit Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2002
• Best Portfolio Award, Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, 2002, 2001
• Outstanding Alumni Award-Artist, Central Community College, 2002
• First Place & People’s Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 2004, 2002, 2001
• Solo show, Nebraska Governor’s Mansion, 2002
• Selected by the Portrait Society of America as “…a rising star in the firmament of American portraiture.”, The Artist’s Magazine, April, 2001
• Featured in The International Artist magazine, Oct/Nov, 2000
• Featured artist in “The Best of Watercolor, Splash 6”, North Light Books, 2000
• Juried Show, Kansas Watercolor Society 7-State Competition, 2000
• Juried Show, California Watercolor Association, 1999
• Best of Show & People’s Choice Award, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 1999
• Pfizer Labs Viewers’ Choice Award & Olive Ann Mateer Memorial Award, Northern Plain Watercolor Society, 1998.
• Honorable Mention, Nebraska Habitat Stamp Competition, 1998, 1997
• Featured artist in The Best of Decorative Painting, North Light Books, 1998
• Honorable Mention, Ernestine Quick Memorial Competition, 1997
• Second Place, International Decorative Artists’ Competition Award, 1995
• Featured artist representing U.S. in It’s a Painter’s World, a publication showcasing artists from six countries, 1995
• Judge’s Award, Annual CAA Spring Show, 1995
• Grand Prize Winner of the Better Homes & Gardens Decorative Woodcrafts Magazine “Creative Strokes” Contest, 1994
• First Place, International Decorative Artist’s Competition Award, 1992
• Awarded CDA (Certified Decorative Artist), National Society of Tole and Decorative Painters, 1991

Organizations
Art Renewal Center Living Master (ARCLM)
International Guild of Realism – Signature Member
Portrait Society of America- Signature Member (PSS)
Oil Painters of America

Past Memberships:
American Women Artists – Master Signature Member
Pastel Society of America – Signature Member
MidAmerica Pastel Society – Master Signature Member
American Society of Traditional Artists

Collections
• The White House, Washington, D.C.
• The Blair House, Washington, D.C.
• The Wright Brothers Museum, Nagshead, NC
• Cessna Aircraft, Inc, Wichita, KS
• The Decorative Arts Collection Museum, Wichita, KS • Creighton University, Omaha, NE
• St. Greggory the Great Seminary, NE
• Several private collections across the US