HONORS & AWARDS

Chairman Portrait Artist Society Medal
  • Grand Prize, The John Howard Sanden Award for Excellence in Portrait Painting, The National Portrait Competition, Atlanta, GA

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

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

  • First artist to be filmed painting a live portrait demonstration at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • Chairman of the Governing Board, American Society of Portrait Artists

  • Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, American Society of Portrait Artists

  • International Advisory Board, American Society of Portrait Artists

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

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

  • Who's Who in American Art

  • Who’s Who in America

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

  • Portrait of Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala published in Star Wars Art: Visions (2010 Harry N. Abrams Publisher) and part of an ongoing touring exhibition Star Wars Visions curated by George Lucas

  • 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)

  • Artist Cultural Exchange, The OBEH Cultural Center and The Surikov Art Institute, Moscow, Kolomna and St. Petersburg, Russia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Judge, Indiana Plein Air Painters (IPAPA) Member Show, Hoosier Salon Gallery, Carmel, IN

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

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