Shows and Awards

Iowa Pastel Society member show, Ankeny, Iowa, 2023

Iowa Pastel Society online show, 2022, Honorable Mention, Frilly; Finalist, A Bend in the Road

UART Online Pastel Show 2020, Finalist, Hosta Blooms

Art and Heritage Fest (formerly Art-a-Fest) 2019, Charles City, IA, 2nd place award

Jurist at 2019 Marshalltown Art Festival, Marshalltown, IA, July 2019

Southwest Art Magazine, 2018 Artistic Excellence Competition, Top 100 finalists, Sunset Silo

UART Online Pastel Show 2018, Finalist, Agate Beach

Iowa Pastel Society Spring Conference Member Show 2018 – 1st Place, Windblown

The Artist’s Magazine 2017 Annual Competition, Finalist, Landscape division, Windblown

UART Online Pastel Show 2017, Finalist, The Road to Lenora’s

Iowa Pastel Society Spring Conference Member Show 2017 – 2nd Place, On the Banks of the Cedar

Celebration of Iowa:  Iowa Agriculture Art Award 2016, 1st Place Award, Evening Bales

Iowa Pastel Society Fall Conference Member Show 2016 – 1st Place, Golden Dusk

Iowa Pastel Society Spring Conference and Member Show 2016 – 2nd Place (tied), Evening Bales

Art-a-Fest, Charles City, IA, Judge’s Choice Award 2016, Lovin’ the Kitty

UART Online Pastel Show 2015, Finalist, Hilltop Vista

Solo Shows/Special Exhibitions

Solo Show:  Surrounded by Beauty, Charles City Art Center, Charles City, IA Oct. 5 – Nov. 7, 2018

Solo Show:  Seeking the Sublime, Carnegie Cultural Center, New Hampton, IA Sept. 25 – Nov. 5, 2017

Solo Show, Arts on Grand, Spencer, IA June 20 – July 29, 2017

MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa – Area Show: 45, 2016

Solo Show, Charles City Art Center, Charles City, IA 1990, 2007, 2013

North Iowa Artisan’s Studio Tour 2012, 2013

Studio Open House 2009, 2010, 2011

Art-a-Fest, Charles City, IA mid-1990s – 2021, 2023

Christmas Show, Charles City Art Center, Charles City, IA 2009 – 2019

Gateway to NE Iowa Welcome Center Spring Show, Nashua, IA 2013

Iowa Pastel Society Member Show 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Iowa Exhibited Show, Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA 2009, 2014

Carnegie Cultural Center, New Hampton, IA, Barns and Architecture, 1997

Charles City Art Center Area Fine Arts Competition Show, Best of Show 1990

Galleries and Sales Outlets

Schiller Fine Art Gallery and Framing, 105 N Main, Charles City, IA

Charles City Art Center, 301 N Jackson, Charles City, IA

Bradford Pioneer Village Museum Gift Shop, 2729 Cheyenne Ave.,  Nashua, IA (seasonal May – October)

Plum Creek Art Center, Connie Mohr Gallery, 115 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, IA   50630


Iowa Pastel Society 2012 – Present, Signature Member

Charles City Art Center 1981 – Present

Clear Lake Arts Center 2018 – 2020

Iowa Artists 1997 – 1999


Iowa State University BA in Graphic Design with Journalism Emphasis

Private fine art lessons – Maxine Pendry, Mary Muller, Jeanette Ahern

Workshops –  Marcia Wegman, Janiece Bergland, Tom Christopher, Cecile Houel, David Garrison

Online workshops – Lyn Diefenbach, Maggie Price, Cris Saper, Johannes Vloothuis, Richard McKinley

Continuing Education

Continuing education through reading and study as well as visiting art museums to study original works of art, in particular, European and American painters of the 1600-1900s