Portrait Society of America | Washington, D.C.

In 2018 myself and 28 other students were awarded scholarships to attend the 20th Annual Portrait Society of America Conference. During our stay we met some of the nation's top artists as they shared their accumulated knowledge of techniques, traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture. Additionaly, I had the pleasure of meeting the family of Michael Harding Handmade Oils and they purchased a sketch I did of their beautiful daughter Joelle. 


Anna Rose Bain Workshops/Demos 

I had the privilege to study under Anna Rose Bain in her 2017 & 2018 Alla Prima Workshops/Demos. During my visit to Colorado she invited me to attend the Wednesday night figurative painting group. It was a joy getting to see both Anna and Quang Ho in action along with a group of wonderful artists. 


2018 ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press Emerging Artist Showcase II

Thank you to my advanced painting Instructor Keith Williams inviting me to be a part of this show. It was amazing to be surrounded by beautiful work and to enjoy the company of many wonderful artists, friends, and collectors. 3 pieces of mine were featured during this exhibit.


Dutch Art Gallery | Do You See What I See? Juried Show

In 2017 1 of 2 guest jurors, Deborah Stenberg, made some closing remarks at the Dutch Art Gallery Bi-Annual Show where my piece "Passage of Time" was featured. I have had the pleasure of being her drawing student for 4 semesters at Brookhaven Community College. 


DCCCD Founders’ Foyer Rotating Art Exhibit

Each semester all schools belonging to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) have students, alumni, and faculty submit artwork to be considered for the rotating exhibition at the DCCCD Founders' Foyer Exhibit. In 2017 I was selected to represent Richland Community College with my piece "Essence" 18x24 in. Graphite on Paper. 

Palette Project Scholarship Recipient | Scottsdale, AZ 

In January 2018 & 2019, Daniel Keys and fellow artists (Tim Rees, Richie Carter, Kenneth Yarus) held a weekend long Portrait & Still Life workshop in Arizona at the Scottsdale Artists' School. It was an honor getting to meet these grand artists and learn all we could during our stay. 


Dutch Art Gallery Self Portrait Invitational
In Gallery 1st Place Winner

I, along with 21 other Gallery artists were invited to create a self portrait to be displayed with a collection of our work during September 2018.


Dutch Art Gallery Assistant | Custom Frame Designer | Gallery Artist

In September 2017 I began working at the Dutch Art Gallery, a family owned and operated fine art gallery for the past 53 years located in Dallas Texas. Working there I have been able to interact with many amazing local artists, learn the ins and outs of the day to day operation of a gallery, and make life-long friends.


18th Annual Rockwall Art League Fine Art Show and Sale
1st Place in Acrylic
1st Place in Drawing
Honorable Mention in Mixed Media


Dutch Art Gallery | Sound of Color Juried Show 

In 2018 my pieces "Contigo Peru" and "Let's Light Up the Night" were accepted into the DaG Bi-Annual Juried Show. The theme asked artists to create a piece inspired by a music. The day of the reception I had the pleasure of meeting a new collector that purchased "Let's Light Up the Night". 


Dutch Art Gallery Call of The Wild Juried Show

In 2017 my piece "Encroachment" was accepted into the DaG bi-annual juried theme show "Call of the Wild" at the Dutch Art Gallery. 


Apprentice to Michael Mentler 

Starting in September of 2017 I officially became an apprentice to nationally recognized, Dallas based figurative artist Michael Mentler. His teachings have been a tremendous blessing and I am honored to be a part of the same tradition as many of the great masters of the past. 


Cecil Wallace Fordham Award in Visual Arts

The Cecil Wallace Fordham Memorial Award in Visual Arts is funded through endowments, and are administered by the DCCCD Foundation. Each student receives a cash award of $500, made possible by gifts from the Jones family. The general public is invited to view the visual arts exhibit held at H.Paxton Moore Gallery at El Centro College. In 2017 I was selected to represent Richland Community College with my three pieces "Origenes", "Raices", and "Ephemeral". 


Texas Portrait Society of America Members Only Exhibition 2018 at Breckenridge Fine Arts Center


Dutch Art Gallery | Do You See What I See? Juried Show

In 2017 my piece "Passage of Time" was accepted into the DaG Bi-Annual Juried Show. The theme asked artists to convey a hidden object, emotion, or unique perspective within their works for the audience to discover. 


Brazos Gallery Director’s Choice

In 2017 I had three pieces accepted into the Brazos Gallery Spring Juried Student Show. In the picture above you see me standing next to my still life pastel painting "Memories".  My Alla Prima painting "Brilliance" was awarded Director's Choice! 


2017 ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press Emerging Artist Showcase

Featuring "El Comienzo" 24x36 in Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas.