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Uncovered Treasures: Mixed Media Masterpieces

Fall, 2022
Westbury Arts Gallery
First Place Award in the category of “Most Unique Use of Materials”

About the juried Exhibit: From paint to clay to wood to bottle caps, ” Uncovered Treasures” is a celebration of mixed-media artwork and assemblage art. The use of assemblage as an approach to making art goes back to Pablo Picasso’s cubist constructions, the three dimensional works he began to make from 1912. An early example is his Still Life 1914 which is made from scraps of wood and a length of tablecloth fringing, glued together and painted. Picasso continued to use assemblage intermittently throughout his career.

Westbury Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that delivers arts and cultural programs that connect, educate, and inspire their community. They envision a community where art and culture are valued and instill a sense of belonging and pride to all.



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Art Therapy in the Time of Covid

Fall, 2020
Winner in National American Craft Week Artists' Contest

Each year American Craft Week (ACW) recognizes exceptional creative work in its annual Artists’ Contest. The 2020 theme clearly resonated as this contest drew the largest number of submissions ever.  In evaluating the entries, The National ACW Committee looked for impressive craftsmanship and design excellence in the piece, quality photographs, and an artist’s statement that solidly related their work to the COVID19 theme.

 
I was honored to be included as one of 2020 winners. Congratulations to all the Winners! You make the world more colorful, fun, thoughtful, interesting, and a much better place!