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2017               BFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

                       (minor in Psychology), Summa Cum Laude

1998               AA in Liberal Arts, Tarrant County College, Hurst, TX

2000               Messiah College, Grantham, PA



2020                Virtual Garden Quilt Show, Iowa Quilters Guild & Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa

2019                Walking Through WNC in Black & White, Texture Gallery & Art Bar, Asheville, NC

2018                Submerged (with Harvey Quilts), Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

2018                After, The Art Studio, Inc. , Beaumont, TX

2018                Submerged (with Harvey Quilts), Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX            

2018                Visionary Architecture and the Legacy of Milton Bell, Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2018                Selections from Take This With You, San Jacinto College, Houston, TX

2018                After, Alexia Gallery, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

2017                After, RedLine Milwaukee, AIR Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2017                Take This With You, BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Dishman Art Museum, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2017                A Collection of Prints, University Theater Lobby, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2012                Recycled, Upcycled, Repurposed, Main &Vine, Keller, TX

Juried Exhibitions

2020                Studies in Creativity, Memorial Union Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

                        Juror: Akwi Nji

2018                Community Art Show, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX - 3rd Place Adult/Professional

                        Juror: Carolyn Crump

2017                United We Stand – The Artists Perspective, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX 

Lectures & Workshops0172017

2018                Encaustic Presentation - WINGS, Christian Fellowship Church, Beaumont, TX

2018                Encaustic Presentation - Delta Kappa Gamma, Professional Educator Society, Beaumont, TX

2017                Research Presentation - STEAM Art Camp, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2017                Encaustics Presentation - Lamar University Undergraduate Research Expo, Beaumont, TX

2017                Painting Workshop - Lamar UniveristyAmbassadors Event, Beaumont, TX

2016                Elementary Private Art Lessons, Beaumont, TX

2015                Teaching/Artist, Cooking & Art Camp, North Richland Hills, TX

2014-17          Teaching/Artist, Painting on the Run, Fort Worth & Beaumont, TX

2014                Teaching/Artist, Texas U Can Paint, Southlake, TX

2014                Creative Team – Branding/Graphics/Video/Set Design, The Hills Church, North Richland Hills, TX


2018                3rd Place Adult/Professional - Community Arts Show, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX

2015-17          President’s List, Lamar University, (each semester Fall 2015-Fall 2017)

2017                Scholarship, College of Fine Arts & Communication Office of the Dean, Summer

2017                Undergraduate Research Award, College of Fine Arts & Communication, Fall

2017                Lamar University Undergraduate Research Expo – 1st Place, Oral Presentation

2016-17          OUR Undergraduate Research Grant, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

2016-17          Peggy Wilson Memorial Scholarship in Art, (each semester Spring 2016-Fall 2017)

2016                James and Minnie Edmonds Scholarship, Spring

2015-17          Lyle and Vivian Godkin Scholarship in Art, (each semester Fall 2015-Fall 2017)

2012                People’s Choice Award, Recycled, Upcycled, Repurposed, Main & Vine, Keller, TX



2018                Chris Moore, "Her Way to Cope with Harvey", Port Arthur News, May 16, 2018. Front Page, A3

2017                April Marble, "A Pull Toward Art", Cat 5 Magazine, Beaumont Enterprise, December 28, 2017. C10-11. 

                        Also online at

2017                Melissa, Tilley, "Take This With You Lamar Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition", Events Book, December                            2017.26.



2016                 CD Cover, Invade Worship Album, The 5Nineteen Church, Beaumont, TX

2014                 Private Art Commission, Polk Design Build Group, Colleyville, TX

Professional Workshops Attended

2018                Words and Image with Deanne Wood, Encaustic Studio, Richardson, TX

2017                Mark-Making/Carbon Lab Mash-Up with Paula Roland, Encaustic Studio, Richardson, TX

2016                Organic Fusion workshop with Elizabeth Schowachert, Encaustic Studio, Richardson, TX

2016                Encaustics - Introductory Beginner Workshop, Encaustic Studio, Richardson, TX

Professional Memberships

2016-18           Beaumont Art League


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