Richard C. Pionk Memorial Award for an Oil, Salmagundi Club, 2020, “Glowing From Within”

Macowin Tuttle Memorial Award for Landscape, Salmagundi Club, 2020, “Evening’s Golden Cast”

The Academic Artists Honor Award (Pastel), Academic Artists Association, 2020, “From Here to Eternity”

Paul Strisik Memorial Award, Rockport Art Association, 2019, “Contentment”

Second Place, Finger Lakes Plein Air, 2019,  “Sun Kissed”

Merit Award, Salmagundi Club NYC, 2019, 135th Annual Members’ Exhibition, “Trickling Down”

Jack Richeson and Co. Award, Salmagundi Club NYC, 2018,  “Crystalline Afternoon”

Georgianna Waterhouse Memorial Award,  North Shore Art Association, , 2018, “A Gentle Breeze”

Paul Smith’s College Award, Best  VIC/College Painting, Adirondacks Plein Air Competition and Festival,  2018, “Mellow Morning”

Honorable Mention: Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival, 2018, “The Secret Life of Parish Creek”

CPS Merit Award: Connecticut Pastel Society Purely Pastel On-Line Exhibition, 2018, “A Silence in the Marsh”

Best In Show: North Shore Arts Assoc.,  2018, “Song of the Tree Frogs”

Jack Richeson and Co. Award, Salmagundi Club NYC, 2018  “Song of the Tree Frogs”

Gold Medal Award, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, 2017, “Tranquility”

JoAnn Leiser Memorial Award, Salmagundi Club NYC,  2017
“One Winter Morn”

Pastel Society of America Award,
American Artists Professional League 89th Grand National Exhibition,  2017

Honorable Mention, Plein Air Richmond,  2017, “Life on Swan Lake”

SCNY Dinner Certificate Award, Salmagundi Club , 2017
“What Lies Ahead”

Honorable Mention, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, 2017 “Passing Fjords”

Leila Gardin Sawyer Memorial Award
American Artists Professional League 88th Grand National Exhibition,  2016

“Autumn’s Whisper”

Pastel Society of New Hampshire Award 2016 Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society, 2016
“Song of the Tree Frogs”

Dominic J. Olivo Memorial Award- Excellence in Any Medium, North Shore Arts Association,  2016, “Endurance”

Third Place, Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition and Festival, Canandaigua NY,  2016, “Davidson’s Landing”

Wholesale Frame Award in Pastel, Academic Artists,   2016
Passing Fjords”






President’s Choice Award: Monson Arts Council, Monson, MA,  2016
“Song of the Tree Frogs”

Don Demers Award of Excellence:
2016 Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society,  2016
“A Cool Morning Mist”

Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor Plus: 87th Grand National Exhibition, American Artists Professional League,  2015
“Swell of Spring Rains”

HK Holbein Merchandise Award of Excellence: 2015 Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society,  2015
“Passing Fjords”

Salmon Brook Watershed Association Award: Celebrating New England’s Natural Beauty, Granby Land Trust, 2015
“A Silence In The Marsh”

Merit Award: Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit, Vernon Community Arts Center,
2015 “Spring Melt”

Jerry’s Artarama of West Hartford Award: The Connecticut Pastel Society Member’s Show,  2014
“October in Connecticut”

Third Place Pastels: Friends of the Agawam Public Library 5th Open Juried Show, Agawam, MA,  2013
“Rio Grande Along the Low Road”

William Stewart Award: The Granby Land Trust, Granby, CT,  2013
“October in Connecticut”

President’s Choice Award: Monson Arts Council, Monson, MA,  2013
“What Lies Ahead”

Piedmont Award: Piedmont Art Show, Somers Cultural Commission,  2012

Honorable Mention: Painting Monson Arts Council, “Imagine That” Art Show, 2012
“Reflections on a Mud Pond”

2nd Place: Pastel
Friends of the Agawam Public Library 3rd Open Juried Art Show,  2011
“A New Day’s Dawn”

Matthew K. Orluk Award:
Granby Land Trust “Celebrating Art in Nature” Juried Art Show, 2011
“Morning on Emery Farm”

Sandy & Dave Schupp Award: Granby Land Trust “Our Scenic Valley: Celebrating Its Beautiful Places” Juried Art Show, 2010 “Brilliant Canopy”

Juror’s Choice: Best In Show
Friends of the Agawam Public Library 2nd Open Juried Art Show,  2010
“Reflections on a Mud Pond”

People’s Choice: The Hartford Courant i-towns Cover Art, Greater Enfield Edition, 2010
“Autumn Spectacular”

CPS Award: 24th Annual CPS Members Show, Connecticut Pastel Society,  2010
“Bridging the Natchaug River “

Piedmont Award: Piedmont Art Show, Somers Cultural Commission, 2007
“A Stand Against the Wind”

Honorable Mention: 21st Annual CPS Members Show, Connecticut Pastel Society,  2007  “Simple Pleasures”

First Place: Juried Art Show at the Arts Center  of Tolland,  2006
“Simple Pleasure



Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
Salmagundi Club, New York, Artist Member
Degas Pastel Society, Signature Member
Rockport Art Association and Museum, Elected Artist
North Shore Arts Association, Elected Artist

The Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Member
Pastel Society of the West Coast, Signature Member
Academic Artists Association, Elected Artist

The Lyme Art Association, Elected Artist
Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, Past President and Elected Artist
American Artists Professional League, Elected Member
Audubon Artists, Elected Member

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Elected Artist
Pastel Society of New Mexico, Signature Member
Oil Painters of America

American Impressionist Society
Artisan’s Guild, Eastern Shore of Virginia


2014 The Reminder Gold Pages Phone BookEastern Connecticut Edition
Cover Painting “October in Connecticut”

2013 The Reminder Gold Pages Phone Book Southeast Connecticut Edition Cover Painting “Bridging the Natchaug River”

The Connecticut Pastel Society Summer 2012 Newsletter: Featured Artist

The Connecticut Farmland Trust 2012 Celebration of Farms cover painting “Ashlawn Farm in April”



Featured Artist: PleinAir Magazine

Oct/Nov 2016, “Understanding Color”

Best of Worldwide Artists:Charcoal,
Pastel & Pencil, Vol II

Workshops and Mentoring

Joe Paquet 2019
Barbara Jaenicke 2015
Margaret Dyer 2015
David Lussier, 2014
Richard McKinley 2012, 2014
Ron Rencher 2013
Susan Ogilvie 2011

Kim Lordier 2011
Duane Wakeman 2011
Frank Federico 2010
Lorenzo Chavez 2010
Christine Ivers, 2010
Liz Hayward-Sullivan, 2009
Albert Handel, 2009
Alain Picard, 2008

Painting Events

Harford Plein Air, October 2017
Adirondak Plein Air, August 2018, 2017
Plein Air Richmond, June 2017
Finger Lakes Plein Air, June 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Plein Air Easton, July 2019, 2015
Paint Annapolis, June 2015
Floyd Plein Air Aug 2019

Corporate Collections

2014 Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook, CT
2014 The Commons at Lincoln, Lincoln, MA
2013 Edgehill Senior Living in Stamford CT
2012 Pratt and Whitney Aircraft

Solo Exhibitions


“Tranquility,” Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA Oct – Nov 2017
“The Catalyst: Two Artists, Two Visions,” (with Shauna Shane) Lost Acres Vineyard, North Granby, CT Aug-Sept 2015
Artists’ Open Studios, Stafford Springs  Nov-Dec 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA September 2013
Three Graces Vintage, Stafford, CT May-June 2013
Art Gallery at the Mill House, Chester, CT May 2012
West Hartford Library, West Hartford CT  March 2012
Art Gallery at the Mill House, Chester, CT April 2010
Harwinton Library, Harwinton, CT Summer 2009
Galleria Vivace, Stafford Springs, CT May 2009
Arts Center of Tolland, Tolland, CT  May 2007 and September 2011


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Salon Exhibition of Traditional Oils Exhibition, Oil Painters of America, 

87th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Assoc., 2020

Artists Renewal Center Salon Competition (ARC), Finalist, 2019

Artists for the New Century, The Bennington, Bennington, VT, 2017

21st Juried Membership Exhibition, Degas Pastel Society, 2019

34th, 33rd, 32nd, 31st, 30th, 26th, 25th, International Open Exhibition, Pastels USA, The Pastel Society of the West Coast, CA 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012, 2011

26th, 24th, 23rd, 22nd, 21st, 20th, 18th, 17th, 10th National Renaissance in Pastel, The Connecticut Pastel Society, CT  2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2003

 28th, 23rd, 18th, Juried Exhibition, International Association of Pastel Societies, (IAPS), 2016, 2012, 2011

26th, 25th, 24th, 20th, 19th, National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2011, 2010,

91st, 89th, 88th, 87th Grande National Exhibition, The American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, NY,NY, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015

Audubon Artists Juried Online Exhibit, October – December 2017, 2013

Audubon Artists 77th, 69th Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Art Club, NY,NY 2019, 2011

106th, 105th, 104rd, 102nd Annual Exhibition, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013

Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT, May – July, 2015

“Meditations and Inspirations,” Valentine H. Zahn Gallery at Middlesex Hospital Westbrook CT, Nov 2014-Jan 2015

6″ Squared Exhibition and Sale, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA, Nov-2014-Jan 2015

Annual Juried Show, The Granby Land Trust, Granby, CT 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010

Annual Juried Exhibit, Monson Arts Council, Monson, MA, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd Open Juried Art Show, Friends of the Agawam Public Library, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Wethersfield, CT, September 26-October 25, 2013

70th, 68th, 66th, 65th, 64th, 63rd, 62nd, 60th, 59th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art, Academic Artists Association 2020,20182016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009,

 70th, 69th, 67th, Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT 2013, 2014, 2010

Juried Members Exhibition, Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society, CT 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Nylen Gallery Invitational, 606 Post Rd. East, Westport, CT Nov. 18, 2011-Jan. 14, 2012

Connecticut Women Artists 2011 Members Juried Show, Gallery 53, Meriden, CT, Nov. 12-Dec 3, 2011

82nd Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Connecticut Women Artists, Jorgensen Performing Arts Center, UConn, Storrs, CT, June 19 – July 16, 2011

“For Pastels Only on Cape Cod ” Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Cultural Arts Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA 2012, 2011, 2010

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT, 2018-2009 Continuously

Annual Juried Show, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT July 2003

New England Juried Show, New England Watercolor Society, Attleboro Museum Center for the Arts, Attleboro, MA April 2000



Bennington College, Vermont
Central Connecticut State University,
New Britain, CT
University of New England
University of Bridgeport
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Wesleyan University,
Middletown, CT MS, Arts and Liberal Sciences
Southern Connecticut State University,
New Haven, CT, BS, Art Education

Educator Experience

Enfield Public School System, Enfield, CT
Art Teacher: July 1989-June 2014
Coventry Public School System, Coventry, CT
Art Teacher: September 1979-Feb. 1986
Avon Public School System, Avon, CT Long Term Substitute Art Teacher: January 1979-June 1979
Regional School District 13, Durham, CT,
Art Teacher: October 1977-June 1978