Solo Exhibitions
2016 Cathedral
Annex Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
2013 Painting Schmainting
Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.
Recent Paintings
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
2010 Avenue
Mabee Art Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri.
Avenue
Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.
2008 Not For The Season
Dunham Gallery, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.
2006 Leftovers
Grand Ballroom Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
2005 Ones Like These
Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.
2002 Paintings: MFA Exhibition
Graduate Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
More Paintings
DeKalb Gallery, DeKalb, Illinois.
1999 Paintings: BFA Exhibition
University Art Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
Juried Exhibitions
2017 Galex 51 national
Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
Juror: John Bakker, Professor of Art and Design, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois.
2016 64 Arts: National Juried Exhibition national
Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, Illinois.
Juror: Lonnie Eugene Stewart, Artist.
8th National Juried Exhibition national
Prince Street Gallery, New York, New York.
Juror: Graham Nickson, Dean, New York School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, New York, New York.
2015 Biennial Quad-State Exhibition regional
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
Juror: Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
26th Cedarhurst Biennial regional
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Jurors: David Brinker, Assistant Director, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Kathryn Nahorski, Executive Director, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri.
Galex 49 national
Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
Juror: Preston Jackson, Head of the Figurative Area and Professor of Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
2014 Galex 48 national
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
Juror: Miranda Krajniak, Executive Director, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
38th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition regional
Teaching Museum of Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Juror: Mary Em Kirn, Professor Emerita of Art History, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
2011 24th Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition regional
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Jurors: Dona Bachman, Director, The University Museum, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois.
Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director and Curator, The Sheldon Art Galleries, St. Louis, Missouri.
Duane Reed, Owner, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
Biennial Quad-State Exhibit regional
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
Juror: Jessica Baran, Assistant Director, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri.
Galex 45 national
Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
Juror: Mel Adamson, Artist.
2009 23rd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition regional
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Jurors: Dan Overturf, Professor of Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois.
Jeff Hartz, Owner, Hartz Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri.
L. Brent Kington, Artist.
2007 Paint! national
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, Massachusetts.
Juror: Gerry Bergstein, Artist.
3rd Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition national
33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Juror: Matthew Ivan Cherry, Artist.
Biennial Quad-State Juried Art Exhibition regional
Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
Juror: Diane Schaffstein, Assistant Director, The Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.
22nd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition regional
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Juror: Andrew J. Walker, Curator of American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri.
2005 29th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition regional
Teaching Museum of Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Juror: Lori E. Mills, Associate Professor of Ceramics, State University of New York at Brockport, Brockport, New York.
1998 Juried Student Awards Show student
University Art Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
Awards/Honors
2014 2nd Place
38th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
2011 2nd Place
Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
2009 3rd Place
23rd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
2007 2nd Place
Biennial Quad-State Juried Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois.
Best of Show
22nd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
2001 Jack Arends Memorial Scholarship
School of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
2000 Full Tuition Waiver Scholarship (continued through completion of MFA)
Graduate Program, School of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
1999 Magna Cum Laude
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
Departmental Scholar
Art Department, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
1998 Talent Grant/Tuition Wavier
Art Department, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
1996 Foundation Presidential Scholarship
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.
1995 Laura Kent Donahue General Assembly Legislative Scholarship
Illinois General Assembly.
Professional Experience
Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois.
2015-present Interim Director of the University Art Museum/Gallery
Monmouth College Monmouth, Illinois.
2008-2015 Assistant Professor, 3-4 classes per semester
2006-2015 Gallery Director, Len G. Everett Gallery, Contemporary Gallery 204
2004-2008 Part Time Lecturer, 3 classes per semester
Western Illinois University Macomb, Illinois.
2006-2007 Full Time Instructor, 3 classes per semester
Fall 2004 Full Time Instructor, 3 classes per semester
Fall 2003 Full Time Instructor, 3 classes per semester
2002-2003 Full Time Instructor, 3-4 classes per semester
Carl Sandburg College Galesburg, Illinois.
2005-2006 Part Time Instructor, 1-2 classes per semester
2003-2004 Part Time Instructor, 2 classes per semester
Henry Hill Correctional Center Galesburg, Illinois.
Summer 2007 Part Time Instructor, 1 class
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois.
2001-2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1 class per semester
Courses Taught
Painting I Senior Comprehensive Exhibition
Painting II Portfolio I
Advanced Painting Portfolio II
Abstract Painting Art Appreciating
Drawing I Art History Survey
Drawing II Art History Prehistory-1400
Advanced Drawing Art History 1400-Modern
2D Design Introduction to Liberal Arts
Methods and Materials Teaching Art In Elementary School
Education
2002 Master of Fine Arts Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting and Drawing, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.