Fort Worth, TX

Education:

2020     Master of Fine Arts (candidate), Texas A&M Commerce at Dallas (TAMUC), (expected graduation: May 2020)

2006     Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of Mississippi (UM), Summa cum Laude

2003     Associate of Arts, Jones County Junior College (JCJC)

Exhibitions:

2019

            Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Celebration of the Arts 2019 

TVAA Gallery, New Member Juried Exhibition 2019, Honorable mention

2018

            Fort Worth Community Arts Center, TAC Small Works Show 2018 

Keller Town Hall, Keller ISD Secondary Teacher Exhibition

             BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, Visual Arts Alliance 35th Juried Open Exhibition

             500X Gallery, Juried College Expo 2018

2017

             Mary Tomas Gallery, 2017 Contemporary Arts Center Juried Membership Exhibition

             500X Gallery, Hot and Sweaty 2017

             Keller Town Hall, Keller ISD Secondary Teacher Exhibition

             Kettle Art Gallery, For the Love of Artists

             Kettle Art Gallery, For the Love of Kettle 

2016

             Keller Town Hall, Keller ISD Secondary Teacher Exhibition

             Assistance League of Houston & Williams Tower Gallery Celebrates Texas Art 2016 Exhibition

             Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC), 2016 FWCAC Biennial Artists’ Preview

             Mary Tomas Gallery, Creative Arts Center of Dallas Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

             K Space Contemporary, 3rd Coast National Exhibition, Juried Exhibition

             Mesquite Arts Center, Texas Visual Arts Association 2016 National Juried Art Exhibition

2015

             K Space Contemporary, 3rd Coast National Exhibition, Juried Exhibition

             Lawndale Art Center, The Big Show, Juried Exhibition

2006

            Impressions Gallery, Figures Exhibition Duo Show

            Marimekko Gallery, Thesis Exhibition, Internal Landscapes

             Meek Hall Gallery, Thesis Exhibition

             Delta State University Gallery, Mississippi Collegiate Juried Exhibition

2003

             Mississippi Junior College Juried Exhibition, Fruit, Oil on Canvas

Professional Experience:

2015-Present      Visual Arts Educator, Timber Creek High School, KISD Fort Worth, TX  

2016-2019     State Vase Workshop Presenter

2017-2019      Region 11N Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) Jury Foreman, Fort Worth, TX

2014-2015           Art Ventures Camp Director, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX    

2014-2015           Visual Arts Educator, Sam Rayburn High School, PISD Pasadena, TX

2011-2014            Visual Arts Educator, West Orange-Stark High School, WOCCISD Orange, TX

Awards & Honors

             2019 TVAA New Member Exhibition Honorable Mention

2017 Texas Biennial Road Trip Studio Visit, http://texasbiennial.org/roadtrip/roadtrip_dallas.html

             2016 TVAA Award of Excellence

             Art Merit Scholarship

             Guest Speaker, Figure Drawing Class, The University of Mississippi

             Superior Achievement Award in Mixed Media at MS Collegiate Juried Exhibition

Affiliations    

             Texas Art Educators Association

             Texas Visual Artists Association

             Texas Artists Coalition

             Art Conspiracy Volunteer

             Creative Arts Center of Dallas

             Tarrant County Empty Bowls

             Dallas Swing Dance Society

             Fort Worth Swing Dance Society

             Houston Swing Dance Society

             Delta Kappa Gamma International, Professional Honor Society of Women Educators

             Grow Fine Arts Camp Teacher, First Baptist Church Orange

             Volunteer, Technical Arts, Gateway Church

             Relay for Life-Team Captain

             Golden Key Honor Society, UM

             Student Art Association-Secretary, UM

             Phi Theta Kappa – Historian, JCJC

             Radionian Newspaper Staff-Writer, JCJC

             National Society of Collegiate Scholars, JCJC