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Press and Praise

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""Dark uses a mostly limited palette and references to a folk art tradition to create works that have a presence sometimes humorous and sometimes somber, expressing the seemingly disappearing idea that art is made to satisfy the demands of the soul of the artist and not to please the vagaries of popular taste."


Donan Klooz

Curator of Exhibitions
Mobile Museum of Art


HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS


Best in Show, Orange Beach Festival of Arts, Orange Beach, AL. 2010.

Chamber Choice Award, National Annual Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 2010
Merit Award, National Annual Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 2010

Purchase Award, National Annual Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 2010.
First Place in Fine Art, Art in the Park, Foley, AL. 2009.

Award of Merit, FestForAll, Baton Rouge, LA. 2009.

Judges Award, Orange Beach Festival of Arts, Orange Beach, Orange Beach, AL. 2009.

Exhibitors Choice Award, Pleasure Island Art Association, Spring Show, Gulf Shores, AL. 2008.

Award of Merit, The Peoples Art Exhibit, Space 301, Mobile, AL. 2008.

Purchase Prize, Fairhope Spring Show, Fairhope, AL. 2008.

Merit Award, Art in the Park, Foley, AL. 2008. E

xhibitors Choice Award, Orange Beach Festival of Arts, Orange Beach, AL. 2007

Award of Merit, National Annual Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 2007

Honorable Mention, Bluff Park Art Association, Birmingham, AL. 2006

Merit Award, National Annual Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 2005.

First Place, Orange Beach Seafood Festival, Orange Beach, AL. 2005.

First Place Fine Craft, Eastern Shore Art Association, Fairhope, AL. 2005.

Best of Show, Mobile Outdoor Art and Craft, Mobile, AL. 2004

Patron Purchase Award, Mobile Outdoor Art and Craft, Mobile, AL. 2004.

Patron Purchase Award, Fairhope Arts and Craft Festival, Fairhope, AL. 2003

Patron Purchase Award, Kentuck Folk Art Festival, Northport, AL. 2003

Award of Merit, Azalea City Outdoor Art and Craft Festival, Mobile, AL. 2002

3rd Place in Three-D Design, National Annual Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 2001

Technical Assistant Grant, Alabama Craft Council, Montgomery, AL. 1999.

First Place in Three-Dimensional and Mixed Media, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Showcase of the Arts, Mobile, AL. 1999.

Second Place in Three-Dimensional A Day in the Park, Laurel, MS. 1998

First Place in Three-Dimensional, Pleasure Island Festival of Art, Gulf Shores, AL. 1997

Patron Award, Art Patrons League, Outdoor Art and Craft Fair, Mobile, AL. 1997

Second Place in Three-Dimensional, Art Patrons League, Outdoor Art Fest, Mobile, AL. 1997

Purchase Award, National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 1996

Purchase Awards (Two), Pleasure Island Festival of Art, Gulf Shores, AL. 1996

Merit Award, National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 1996

Art Patron Award, National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 1996

Purchase Awards (Two) Pleasure Island Festival of Art, Gulf Shores, AL. 1995

Holiday Inn Art Patron Award, National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL. 1994

Art Buyers Award, Art Patrons League, Outdoor Art and Craft Fair, Mobile, AL. 1994

Award of Merit, The Outdoor Art and Craft Fair, Mobile, AL. 1994

First Place in Pottery and Raku, Art on the Green, Ft. Myers, FL. 1993.

Museum Purchase Award, Mobile Museum of Fine Art, Mobile, AL. 1993

First Place in Ceramics, Art in the Park, Edison Festival of Light, Ft. Myers, FL. 1993

Third Place in Three-Dimensional, Allegheny West, Erie, PA. 1992.

Bruce Manville Morrison Memorial Fund Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. 1991.

Best of Show, USA Student Art Association Spring Art Show and Sale, 1989

Merit Award, USA Student Art Association Fall Art Show and Sale, 1988.

Achievement Award, USA Student Art Purchase Awards (Three), Spring Show and Sale, University of South Alabama 1988.

Achievement Award, USA Student Art Association Fall Show and Sale, 1987.

Purchase Award, USA Student Art Association Spring Art Show & Sale, 1987

Merit Award, USA Student Art Association Fall Art Show and Sale, 1986 Purchase Award, USA Student Art Association Fall Art Show and Sale, 1985

Merit Award, USA Student Art Association Spring Art Show and Sale, 1985.