Teacher Achievements

The more a high school teacher is engaged in his or her own subject matter, the more enthusiastic they are to share what they have learned (Mayer, 2009).

2013

 (upcoming Dec. 2013) Michigan and New York, The Power Center of Performing Arts, University of MI,  Solo Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

Northern Michigan Landscapes, University of Michigan, Solo Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

Northern Michigan Landscapes, Devos Center for Arts and Worship, Solo exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

Get Dressed, LaFontsee Galleries, Group Invitational, Grand Rapids, MI

2012

Genre, Seed Gallery, Traverse City, MI

Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Get Dressed, Seed Gallery, Traverse City, MI

2011

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Public Museum, 2011 Invitational Group Show                            Grand Prize Winning 2012 Yearbook Theme for Regional Conference $400                   Thaw, Davison Gallery, Rochester, NY 2011 Invitational Group Show
Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 2011 Purchase Award
Celadon New Urbanist Community, Grand Rapids MI, 2011  Commission                             Avenue for the Arts, Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids, MI 2011                          $500 grant for public sculpture from the Arts Council of Grand Rapids                                Donation of 32′ of steel from Hascall Steel for public sculpture                                         Donation from Magnum powdercoating for public sculpture

see resume for full details of artwork representation

2010

Grand Prize Winning 2011 Yearbook Theme for Regional Conference $1000                  Devos Children’s Hospital, Large scale sculpture, Grand Rapids, MI 2010 Commission        Celebration of the Arts, FUMC, Grand Rapids, MI 2010 Juried Competition                     $500 grant for computer software from the Arts Council of Grand Rapids
see resume for full details of artwork representation

2009

Les Tasis Art Teacher Fellowship – 10 day fellowship to Les Tapies, in the Ardeche Valley of Southern France                                                                                                                        ArtPrize, Collaborative piece in top 50 out of 1400, Grand Rapids, MI 2009                         
Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 2009 Purchase Award
Live Coverage, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI 2009, live art       $500 grant for computer software from the Arts Council of Grand Rapids

see resume for full details of artwork representation

2008

Scholastic Gold Key Teacher Achievement Award                                                                        Q &A, Postma Center, Grand Rapids, MI 2008 Invitational Solo Show
Q & A, Atrium Gallery, Grand Haven, MI 2008 Invitational Group Show
Celebration of the Arts, FUMC, Grand Rapids, MI 2008 Juried Competition
Voyages and Images, Gold Dome Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK, 2008 Invitational Show
Voyages and Images, Hawken Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2008 Invitational Exhibition
Live Coverage, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI 2008, live art        $500 grant for printing press from the Arts Council of Grand Rapids

see resume for full details of artwork representation

2007  Scholastic Gold Key Teacher Achievement Award  

see resume for full details of artwork representation

2006  –Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellowship winner – 3 week all expense paid trip to Japan to observe Japanese educational system

see resume for full details of artwork representation

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