Education

2016    BFA, Concentration in Printmaking, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

Scholarships/Awards

2016    John W. O’Shea Art Scholarship, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

            Department of Art Award, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

            McNair Scholars Research Program (TRIO), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2015    Florence H. Walker Art Scholarship, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

            John W. O’Shea Art Scholarship, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2013    Mary Lucille Dunn Art Scholarship, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

Exhibitions (*indicates solo exhibition)

2017     Manhattan Area Photographers Juried Exhibit, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS

2016    Little Prints on the Prairie, Little Apple Brewing Company, Manhattan, KS

            The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Annual Print Raffle, Manhattan, KS

            *Monthly Feature Artist, Rounds Bakery, Reno, NV

2015    Commerce Bank Annual Spring Show, Manhattan, KS

            528.0 A Regional Juried Printmaking Exhibition, RedLine Art Center, Denver, CO, Jurors: Clinton Cline/University of Colorado; Justin Diggle/University of                 Utah; Karen Kunc/University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Humberto Saenz/Wichita State University

            Beans Make You Art, Arrow Coffee, Manhattan, KS

            Pints and Prints, Little Apple Brewing Company, Manhattan, KS

            All Pressure Aside, The Chapman Annex Show, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

            The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Annual Print Raffle, Manhattan, KS

            NASAD Accreditation Review Student Exhibition, Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

Portfolio Exchanges                                                                                                                    

2016    Systems and Structures, Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

            International Print Exchange #9, Print Zero Studios, Seattle, WA

 

Public Commissions

2016    K-State Alumni Association Stained Glass Mosaic Design Competition, Grand Prize Winner, Kansas State University Alumni Center, Manhattan, KS

 

Selected Private Commissions

2016    Atomizing Sunset, poolside mural (80” x 60”), Createx paint and acrylic, Kathy Zarka, Manhattan, KS

            Elk in the Blue Forest, pentaptych (44” x 20”), Createx paint and acrylic on canvas, Chris Shields, Hutchinson, KS

            Untitled, Large Scale Drawing (60”x60”), Graphite, charcoal, and chalk, Brett Hightower, Manhattan, KS

2015    All My Grand Children, portraits (3- 9” x 12”), Graphite on Strathmore drawing paper, Carol Bammes, Manhattan, KS

  

             Publications as Author

    2016    The Art of Aquatinting: Branching Commercial Airbrush Techniques with the Traditional Aquatinting Methods of Intaglio Printmaking, Graphic                                  Impressions, SGC International Newsletter, Fall 2016. 7–8

 

Related/Professional Experience

   2017    Part-time Faculty, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS  

   2016    Presentation – The Art of Aquatinting, The 20th Annual MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference, Kansas City, MO

                    Visiting Artist Assistant – As a Pussycat Press club member, we prepared working spaces, cleaned up after demonstrations, and helped pull prints when                                             applicable.

               2016    Evan Summer, Professor of Fine Arts at Kutztown University, PA

               Shelly Thorstensen, Printmaker, Oxford, PA

               James Rose, Professor of Fine Arts at Kutztown University, PA

               Bob Mueller, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at University of Florida, FL

               2015    Humberto Saenz, Assistant Professor of Art at University of Texas San Antonio, TX

                           James Ehlers, Associate Professor with Tenure at Emporia State University, KS

 

                Comic-Convention Artist – Helped maintain an exhibitor booth, sold digital prints of my “fan art,” and did on-location commission work.

                2013    Denver Comic-Con, Denver, CO

                            Planet Comic-Con, Kansas City, MO

                            Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo-C2E2, Chicago, IL

                2012    Planet Comic-Con, Kansas City, MO

 

               Airbrush Artist – Ran and operated multiple professional airbrush booths and taught a class once a week.

                2008    Solo Booth, Wild West Souvenir’s, Reno, NV

                2006    Circus-Circus Resort and Casino, Reno, NV

                             Solo Booth, South Lake Tahoe Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, South Lake Tahoe, CA

                2005    Parklane Mall (Closed), Reno, NV

                             The Citadel Mall, Colorado Springs, CO

                2004    Cottonwood Mall, Albuquerque, NM

 

Conferences and Workshops Attended

2016    Print Matters Printing Matters, Mid America Print Council Conference, Louisville, KY

            The 20th Annual MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference, Kansas City, MO

2015    Tom Huck’s Evil Prints Weekend Workshop: Master Woodcut, St. Louis, M