Awards and Exhibitions

2017

Best in Show, Member Exhibition, Connecticut Pastel Society - Southington, Connecticut

2016

Medal of Honor Plus, Grand National Exhibition, The American Artists Professional League - New York, New York

Board of Directors Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Norwich, Connecticut

2015

CPS Honorable Mention, Members Exhibition, Connecticut Pastel Society - Meriden, Connecticut

2014

Second Prize, Portrait and Figure category, Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal, April 2015 Issue

Honorable Mentions, Portrait and Figure category, Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal, April Issue

Guerilla Painter Award, Members Exhibition, Connecticut Pastel Society - Meriden, Connecticut

2013

Allied Artists of America Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Norwich, Connecticut

Kenneth B. Spaulding Memorial Award, Annual National Juried Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association - Old Lyme, Connecticut

Merit Award of Excellence, Purely Pastel Exhibition, Connecticut Pastel Society - Hartford, Connecticut

2012

Joseph DeSomma Memorial Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Waterbury, Connecticut

2011

Best in Show, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Waterbury, Connecticut

2009

Joseph DeSomma Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Waterbury, Connecticut

Best Portfolio - Art of the Portrait Conference, Portrait Society of America- Washington DC

Finalist, Portrait and Figure category, Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal, April Issue

Finalist, Landscape category, Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal, April Issue

CPS Award, Member’s Show, Connecticut Pastel Society - Meriden, Connecticut

2008

One man show, Gregory James Gallery - New Milford, Connecticut

Philip Danylik Memorial Award, Connecticut Pastel Society - West Hartford, Connecticut

2007

CPS Founders Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - West Hartford, 

Connecticut

Pastel Society of America Award, Member’s Show, Connecticut Pastel Society - Meridan, Connecticut

2006

Pastels Girault Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Norwich, 

Connecticut

Honorable Mention, Portrait and Figure category, Pastel 100 Competition, The Pastel Journal, April Issue

Honorable Mention, Faces of Winter, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists - Greenwich, Connecticut

2005

Dakota Art Pastels Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - West Hartford, 

Connecticut

Shirley Weiss Epstein Award, 33rd Annual Pastel Exhibition, Pastel Society of America - New York, New York

Best in Show, Member’s Show, Connecticut Pastel Society - Meridan, Connecticut

Second Prize, Faces of Spring, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists - Old Lyme, Connecticut

2004

Honorable Mention, Faces of Summer, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists - Darien, Connecticut

President’s Show Kent Art Association Award, Kent Art Association - Kent, Connecticut 

Certificate of Merit for Pastel, Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club - New York, New York  

2003

Joseph V. Giffuni Foundation Award, 31st Annual Pastel Exhibition, Pastel Society of America 

New York, New York 

Best Portrait Award, President’s Show, Kent Art Association - Kent, Connecticut

Honorable Mention, New England Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association- Cape Cod, Mass.

Honor Award, Member’s Show, Connecticut Pastel Society - Meridan, Connecticut

Immaculata University 20th Annual Art Show - Immaculata, Pennsylvania

2002

Second Annual Juried Exhibition, The Brush and Palette Club - New Haven, Connecticut

Wallis Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - Norwich, Connecticut

Connecticut Pastel Society, Signature Members Show - New Canaan, Connecticut

Grand National Exhibition, The American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club 

New York, New York 

Award for Pastel, Fall Show, Kent Art Association - Kent, Connecticut 

Art of New England, The Lyme Art Association - Old Lyme, Connecticut

Art of the Human Spirit-A Portrait and Figurative Exhibit, Bennington Center for the Arts  

Bennington, Vermont

Mrs. John Newington Portrait Award, 71st Annual Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Association  

Hasting-on-Hudson, New York

Signature Award, Member’s Show, Connecticut Pastel Society- Meridan, Connecticut

Young Talent Exhibit, Washington Art Association - Washington, Connecticut

Finalist in two categories, Portrait and Animal, “Pastel 100 Competition”, The Pastel Journal 

March/April Issue

2001

Mount Vision Award, Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society - West Hartford, Connecticut

Housatonic Art League Invitational Exhibitit - New Milford, Connecticut

One man show, Wilton Library - Wilton, Connecticut

One man show, Corner Gallery, Walnut Hill Community Church - Bethel, Connecticut

Two man show, Cendant Mobility - Danbury, Connecticut

2000

Best in Show, President’s Show, Kent Art Association - Kent, Connecticut 

One man show, Seattle Espresso - Danbury, Connecticut

1999

Best in Show, President’s Show, Kent Art Association - Kent, Connecticut

Best in Show, Spring Show, Bethel Art League - Bethel, Connecticut

 

 

Education

Spring 1998

Portrait and Figure Painting from Life in oil and pastel

Professor: Americo DiFranza

Art Students League, Manhattan, New York 

Spring 1997

Graduate

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Illustration, 

Western Connecticut State University, 

~ Cum Laude

~ WCSU Achievement in Illustration Award

Summer 1996

School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, New York

- Funded by a student grant from WCSU 

for outstanding artistic excellence