2013 Solo Exhibition: Persistence of Nature, Van Singel Arts Center, Gainey Gallery
2010: ArtPrize Entry at the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Finally the big day came: every painting was placed in its frame, and all of the paintings loaded in the van. Mark Mitchell (wood worker) and I arrived at the Grand Rapids Art Museum ready to hang, and found just the perfect wall waiting for us. It took five hours to hang, with Mark being very exacting in his measurements and exacting in the placement. When we were finished, we were delighted with the entry’s appearance! I was the first of 43 artists with my artwork up!
Aquinas Exhibit 2007:
In the month of September in 2007, I was asked to have a solo exhibit at Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My exhibit centered around my own backyard, which extended to the places that I had traveled within that year, including Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Austin, Texas, New York City, and Japan. The exhibit included landscapes from all these places as experienced from out whatever window I was peering.
Our Back Yards: Journeys and Influences
Governor’s Mansion Exhibit
During the summer of 2006 I participated in the Governor’s Residence Michigan Artist Program. In a juried art competition, three of my paintings were chosen among artists in West Michigan to hang at the East Lansing home of the Governor. During an opening, I was able to meet and talk to Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm.
2006 Artist in Residency
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
In the summer of 2005 I was chosen as one of two Artist-in-Residence for The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. I was invited to stay in the park at a lovely cottage overlooking Lake Michigan. From this vantage point one could observe the changing colors of the lake according to the time of day and weather conditions. I was fascinated with the variety of colors and textures that greeted me each day. I became acquainted with various spots within the perimeter of the park, hiking in with my easel to find interdunal lakes and ponds, forests, bogs and marshes that all give this area a surprising diversity. During my month at the Dunes, I painted many plein air paintings and became immersed in its changing landscapes discovering many inspiring themes.
2002: Grand Rapids Festival, Regional Arts Competition
Aquinas College: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, two person show
TerryBerry Gallery at St. Cecilia Art Center
The Joan Winkleman Hulce Center, Plymouth Community Arts