Fine Arts

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh PA - Distinguished Pre-college Art Scholar

Saturday Morning Ad Classes (6 years)

Chatham College, Pittsburgh PA - School of Fine Arts

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh PA - BA College of Fine Ms, Campus

Newspaper Cartoonist

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - Multi-colored Intaglio Printmaking with George Nama Peace River College, Grand Prairie, Alberta - Non-Toxic Printmaking with Keith


Major Awards

Art Council of Southwest Florida - 2003 & 2001 - Gold (First Place) Award in previous two Biannual 'Super Bowls' of 1 12 prize winners from 10 SW Florida Art Associations' individual buried Art Exhibitions.

Florida National 2002 Combined Talents Invited Exhibition - Two Large Abstract

Works in the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Lee County (FL) Art Alliance - 2D/3D 2002 - Award of Excellence Ljubljana (Slovenia) World Biannual of Art on Paper - 2001 - Invited and Published Naples (FL) Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center Founders Exhibitions 2000, 2002 - Best of Show Art Encounter 2000 (All FL) - Juror's Choice Award Art Encounter 1999 (All FL) - Works on Paper Award Coral Springs (FL) Artist Guild

Art, A Presence Thru Life - Best of Show

Art & Soul Exhibit - Best of Show

Eclectic Collective 2000 - Best of Show Society of The Four Arts - Palm Beach FL- 1999

Nat'l Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings

Cornell Museum - Delray Beach FL First Place in Photography - 2002 Raymond James Award - 2000

The Carnegie Museum, Heinz Gallery - Recipient of

28 Major Awards In 32 Annual Exhibitions

by The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh

Butler Institute of American Art - Youngstown OH

Bicentennial National Invitational - Best of Show



2+3 The Artists' Organization - SE Florida

Art Association of Harrisburg (PA)

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (PA) - Advisory Board & Life Time Member

Boca Raton (FL) Museum of Art and Artist Guild - Directors Circle

Charlotte County (FL) Art Guild

Coral Springs (FL) Artist Guild - Member Board of Directors

Coral Springs (FL) Museum of Art - Director's Advisory Council

Erie (PA) Art Museum

Florida Watercolor Society - Life Time Member

Gold Coast (FL) Watercolor Society

Lee County (FL) Alliance for the Arts

Naples (FL) Art Association @ The von Liebig Art Center - Patron

National Acrylic Painters Association - Signature Member

Palm Beach (FL) Watercolor Society

Pittsburgh (PA) Print Society

Pittsburgh (PA) Society of Artists

Roppongi Hanga (print) Society Tokyo Japan - Life Time Member

Women in the Visual Arts, Inc. (FL) - Life Time Member



Naples Art Association, The von Liebig Art Center - Permanent Collection

Environmental Research & Technology, Inc.

Franklin Federal Savings & Loan Co.

Pittsburgh National Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mobay Chemical Corporation

E. J. Bartolo Corporation

Specter & Bushwhack

Xerox Corporation

Galileo Argentina

CBS Corporation

Toshiba America

USX Corporation

Mellon Bank, NA

Arthur Andersen

Banco do Brasil

Sheraton Inns


Ohio Bell

Private Collections in USA, Canada, Brazil, Norway, Argentina, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan


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