HONORS & AWARDS

Chairman Portrait Artist Society Medal
  • Judge, 2018 Indiana Plein Air Painters (IPAPA) Member Show, Hoosier Salon Gallery, Carmel, IN, November 2018

  • Mentor and Facilitator, 2018 Artist Fall Retreat, T.C. Steele Boyhood Home Waveland, IN, October 2018

  • Judge, National Art Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, FL, February 2014

  • Portrait of Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala published in Star Wars Art: Visions, November 2010

  • Phil Desind Award for Most Outstanding Representational Painting, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, Summer 2009

  • Judge, Portraits in Michigan, Sage Center, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, September 2009

  • Honor for Outstanding Accomplishment, State of Ohio Senate 127th General Assembly, Columbus, OH, 2008

  • Gallery of Achievers, Erie County Chamber of Commerce, Sandusky, OH, 2008

  • Who’s Who in America, 2005 to present

  • Chairman of the Governing Board, American Society of Portrait Artists, October 2002 - 2005

  • Portrait of the Artist's Infant Daughter, The Collector, Portrait Study of the Artist's Wife and several additional portrait studies featured in the movie Artworks, (2003 Arté Films)

  • Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, American Society of Portrait Artists, June 2001 - 2002

  • International Advisory Board, American Society of Portrait Artists, July 2000 - 2005

  • Judge, International Portrait Competition, ASOPA 2002 Portrait Arts Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, May 2002

  • Signature Artist, American Diabetes Association Celebrity Art Gala, Cincinnati, OH, March 2002

  • Head Judge, International Portrait Competition, ASOPA 2001 Portrait Arts Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, June 2001

  • Expert Commentator for the first random access Masterpiece Audio Guide of the Cincinnati Art Museum's permanent collection, January 2001

  • Expert Commentator for a random access audio guide of the traveling exhibit Masterpieces from Victoria, Australia, September 2000

  • First artist to be filmed painting a live portrait demonstration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2000

  • Distinguished Guest of Honor, American Society of Portrait Artists 2000 Portrait Arts Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 2000

  • Portrait Institute Award for Distinguished Achievement in Portrait Painting, The National Portrait Competition, New York, NY, October 1996

  • Artist Cultural Exchange, The OBEH Cultural Center and The Surikov Institute of Moscow Russian-American Cultural Exchange, one of five American artists invited to Moscow, Russia, to tour, paint and exhibit with Russian artists, Fall 1996

  • The Artist's Magazine Award, Cincinnati Art Club Viewpoint, November 1995

  • Who's Who in American Art, 1995 to present

  • Guest Artist, Plein Air Painters of America, Santa Catalina Island, CA, October 1995

  • Assistant Director, Atelier of Plein-Air Studies, Safety Harbor, Florida, 1993-1997

  • Grand Prize, The John Howard Sanden Award for Excellence in Portrait Painting, The National Portrait Competition, Atlanta, GA, May 1993