Me, in a river somewhere in Wisconsin, photographing a rock. Really, just a rock?

I have been a juried member of the Illinois Artisans Program since 2012 and my photographs have been on display and for sale in the Southern Illinois location.

Humility is…

the quality I most admire in others and a quality I try to exhibit every day. Yet here’s a web page talking about all of the stuff I’ve done and awards I’ve won – so it goes against my grain a bit.

However, I’d like you to know this: if you are on the fence about purchasing a print from us, please know that I’ve been photographing for well over a decade, I know what I’m doing, and I can confidently deliver you a good quality photograph that will add value to your space and you will thoroughly enjoy!

Experience and Recognition

Art Fairs:

  • Art in the Park, Highland, IL – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Top Selling Artist), 2015, 2016
  • The Art Fair at Queeny Park, St. Louis – Spring, 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2017
  • Edwardsville Art Fair, Edwardsville, IL – 2016, 2017
  • Lebanon Art Festival, Lebanon, IL – 2011
  • Bald Eagle Festival, Pere Marquette Lodge, Grafton, IL – 2012, 2014
  • Street Art Festival, Artist Expo, Highland, IL – 2013
  • The Highland Arts Council’s “An Art Affair”, Highland, IL – 2008, 2010

Exhibitions:

  • Juried Exhibition: Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL – 2010, image sold
  • Juried Exhibition: Shrode Photography Competition, Cedarhurst Gallery, Mt. Vernon, IL – 2012, two images accepted
  • Photography Exhibit: ‘The Grand Landscape’, Starlight Visual and Performing Arts Studio, Highland, IL – December 2012
  • Photography Exhibit: ‘Liquid Landscapes’, Pop Pop’s Custard & Coffee, Highland, IL – May 2011
  • Photography Exhibit: Untitled, Flavors Cafe’ and Wine Bar, Breese, IL – January 2011

Awards:

  • Bald Eagle Photo Contest, Alton Square, Alton, IL – 2nd Place,Winter 2010, Winter 2013
  • Elsah, IL Photo Contest – Grand Prize Winner, 2008
  • Highland News Leader Vacation Photo Contest – 1st Place, 2005 & 2006
  • Madison County Fair, IL – Grand Champion Photography & Miscellaneous Ribbons, 2006
  • Bond County, Illinois Fair – Photography, 1st and 2nd Place Ribbons, 2006
  • Rand McNally Maps Travel Photo Contest – First Place Winner, 2006

Acting as a Photography Judge:

  • 4H, Madison County Fair, IL – 2011, 2012
  • Highland, IL Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest – 2009

Photography Presentations:

  • Collinsville Area Camera Club, Collinsville, IL – 2015
  • Artistic Lens Photography Society, Marion, IL – 2013, 2014
  • Southern Illinois Photographic Society, Carbondale, IL – 2012, 2016
  • Women’s Connection Group, Highland, IL – 2011
  • Civic Women’s Club, Highland, IL – 2009

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