AWARDS & HONORS
I am proud to be recognized and honored by the following organizations and events.
Best Emerging Artist - 2019 Manayunk Arts Festival
Celebrated in Manayunk for three decades, this prestigious juried art festival brings over 300 artists and 150,000 visitors to Main Street for a weekend-long event every June.
The number of visitors and artists at this show is overwhelming! I am so proud to be selected as the BEST EMERGING ARTIS for the 2019 show. It is truly and honor I definitely claim bragging rights for this overwhelming award!
Mark Your Calendar for 2020!
Saturday, June 27th, 2020 from 11AM-7PM Sunday, June 28th, 2020 from 11AM-6PM
Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery - May 2019
I am honored to have my work represented by Joe Borelli and Suzanne Alex Sheeder at their lovely Chestnut Hill Gallery. I was a featured artist at their May 2019 Show. The show was a huge success as they sold 3 of my paintings so far!!! Thank you to Joe and Suzanne!
Knight Foundation Honorarium
My oil painting, “Dancing at Rittenhouse Square,” was chosen as a Knight Foundation recipient (which included a generous cash honorarium) for the Free Library of Philadelphia’s inaugural “Cultureshare” program.
Cultureshare is a free, online subscription-based program that curates and distributes locally produced art with existing collections of the Free Library.
“Dancing in Rittenhouse Square” is paired with “Rittenhouse Square” an etching by Eleanor Banks created with support from the Works Project Administration (WPA). The WPA was an ambitious employment and infrastructure program created by President Roosevelt in 1935, during the bleakest years of the Great Depression. Over its eight years of existence, the WPA put roughly 8.5 million Americans to work. So my guess is that Eleanor’s etching was created somewhere between the years 1935 through 1943
Honorable Mention - Manayunk Roxborough Art Center. 2018 Annual Juried Show
My series, “Women Who Shatter Barriers” was selected Honorable Mention at the prestigious Manayunk Roxborough Art Center’s Annual Juried Show.
I had no idea when I began this series in 2018, that the paintings would resound with so many folks. I began the series in 2018 in response to the “Me Too” movement. I honor these amazing women for their activism, art, and courage to shatter barriers. My hope is that young girls, young women, and women of all ages will see themselves in these famous and brave women who have helped to change the world. It my honor to bring my these women to you.