Professional Affiliations

  • Worked with Mississippi Heritage Trust to facilitate an exhibition of student work focusing on the 10 Most Endangered Buildings in Mississippi. Work was displayed at the MSU School of Architecture in the Bicentennial Celebration

  • 2018-present Member Local Creatives Art Collective

  • 2017-present Teaching monthly Art Exploration classes, Teen classes, summer at The Mary C O’Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education

  • 2017-present Member of South Mississippi Art League

  • 2017 Participated in Mapping a Modern Mississippi video interview for Mississippi Museum of Art

  • 2015 Interviewed on The Mississippi Arts Hour with Larry Morrisey, Mississippi Public Broadcasting

  • 2013 Owner/Artist at Strange Bird Studio

  • 2013 Hired to paint live at interactive art exhibit for Gulf Coast Research Lab

  • 2012-2015 Member of Art Can Change Everything Collective

  • 2012 Provided 5’x4′ Encaustic Artwork for the IP Casino Spa

  • 2011 Provided Encaustic Artwork for Singing River Healthplex

  • 2011 Provided Encaustic and Acrylic Artwork for The Red Lily Spa

  • 2008-2011 Art Instructor at Gulf Coast Boys and Girl’s Club

  • Image Makers Photography Competiton twice resulted in national winners

    1. Teaching students darkroom, pinhole, and film photography, matting, and preparing work

    2. National Fine Arts competition resulted in local and regional winners

    3. Instruction, matting and preparing work in Oil, Acrylic, Collage, Pastel, Monochromatic, Mixed Media, Multi-colored drawing, Watercolor

Awards/Exhibitions

  • 2018 Received Lallah Perry Award for Most Innovative Work, selected by Adrian Deckbar- Mississippi Art Colony

  • 2018 Juried into the Mississippi Art Colony Fall session traveling show

  • 2018 Daydreamer: Solo Exhibition, Smith and Lens Gallery, Bay St. Louis.

  • 2018 Local Creatives Group Exhibition, Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art

  • 2018 People’s Choice Award for Coast Favorite Visual Artist, 3rd Place

  • 2018 South Mississippi Art League Group Exhibition, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope AL

  • 2018 Local Creatives Group Exhibition, Almost Circle Gallery

  • 2017 South Mississippi Art League Group Exhibition, Treehouse Gallery, Oxford, MS

  • 2017 People's Choice Award for Coast Favorite Visual Artist, 3rd place

  • 2016 People's Choice Award for Coast Favorite Visual Artist, 2nd place

  • 2015 Inhabited: Solo Exhibition, Smith & Lens Gallery, Bay St. Louis

  • 2015 Remix: Group Exhibition at Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • 2014 "I Produced a Hip Art Show": Wes Anderson themed art show at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art

  • 2013 Paper Dolls: Uncut Duckett Gallery at the Mary C O’Keefe Cultural Center

  • 2014 Revieux: installations for outdoor art gallery in downtown Biloxi

  • 2013 Art Improv Pop Up Show with ACCE

  • 2011 Hosford Fontaine Best of Workshop Award selected by Mary Vernon, Mississippi Art Colony

  • 2008 OSAA Annual Fine Art Show award for Exceptional Expressionism

  • 2008 MGCCC Award Outstanding Student in Art

  • 2008 Scholarship recipient Mississippi Art Colony

  • 2008- MGCCC Student Show 1st Place Painting

  • 2008- MGCCC Student Show 1st Place Drawing

  • 2008 MJCCAIA State Competition – 2nd Place Printmaking

  • 2008 MJCCAIA State Competition – 3nd Place Painting

  • 2008- Group Exhibition- Selected in the Mississippi Art Colony Traveling Show