University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts
Habib Bourguiba University, Tunisia, Independent Study, "Drawings From the Souk."                             
Art Teacher, Montgomery County, Maryland                                                         
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Art                                            
Fulbright/Hayes Scholarship, Mexico                                                                        

Grants and Community Partnerships:
Recipient, Washington Post Grants in the Arts 2004, 2006 and 2007 for “Adinkra Cloth:  Travels Along the African Gold-Salt Routes.”
Recipient, Washington Post Grants in the Arts, 2001 for “Native American Pottery.”
Recipient, Washington Post Grants in the Arts, 2002 and 2003  for “The Silk Road:  From the Yellow River to the Mediterranean Sea.”

National Art Education Foundation
Recipient, NEA Foundation Grant 2005-2006 and 2006/2007, “Adinkra Cloth, an African Exploration.”
Recipient, NEA Foundation Grant 2003/2004 and 2004/2005,  “Pueblo Pottery:  Exploring the Legacy.”

Recipient, Arts and Humanities Council Grant 2007, Mayan Symbols in Motion, an animation project based on the Mayan Hero Twins Myth.

Baltimore City, Believe in Our Schools Project (Vincent Van Crabbe sculpture), 2005.

Professional Awards/Memberships:
Sedona Visual Artists' Coalition, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Arizona Pastel Artists Association, Sedona Art Center, Portrait Painters of Arizona, Pastel Society of America Associate Member.

Represented by Sedona Art Center Gallery, 2014. February Featured Artist, 2015.
Juried into Pastel Society of New Mexico’s 23rd Annual National Show, November 2014.
Juried into Arizona Pastel Artists Association Fall Show, 2014. Received 2nd Place recognition.
Juried into online exhibits, Artist’s Association of Northern Colorado, 2014
Juried into Telluride Plein Air Festival, 2014.  Sales at Collector’s Reception.  
Accepted as Artist in Residence, Petrified Forest National Park, 2014.
Juried into Portrait Artists of Arizona Member’s Exhibit, 2014.
Celebration of Artists, 2014.  West Valley Art Museum, March – May 2014.
First Place and Sales, 34th Annual Sedona Art Center Juried Exhibit, 2014.
Arizona Artists’ Guild 4th Annual Juried Statewide Exhibit, 2014.
First Place, Dry Media, Plein Air Moab 2013.  Sales at Castle Creek Winery Quick Draw and Gallery Walk.
Juried into America’s Parks II, Top 100 Online Exhibit, 2013
Featured artist, Seeing Food, Betty Kramer Gallery, Silver Spring, MD, 2013
Stone Voices Magazine
, Summer 2013 print publication and online exhibit, The River Less is More: 
Small Works,
Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis, MD, 2013
GFAA Maryland House of Delegates Exhibit,
January – April 2013
Points of View:  22nd Annual Strathmore Artists Exhibition, January – February 2013