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Awards | Press Coverage | Publications | Art Shows | Galleries


Awards
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to win a few awards for my writing (though not much money!). I also won ribbons in the 2007 County & District Fairs. Click here to see pictures and read about it!

Title Type Organization/Contest Award Date
Caring for Nelda Short Story Boone County Fair;
Northwest Arkansas District Fair
Creative Writing category: First Place, First Place (Blue Ribbons), Best In Show ribbon at District Sept. 2011
Art & Jewelry Art & Jewelry Boone County Fair First Place, Third Place Sept. 2007
Art & Jewelry Art & Jewelry Northwest Arkansas District Fair First Place, Third Place Sept. 2007
So Much For That Short story Georgia Writers 2003 Members Contest 2nd place, Fiction April 2003
Being SuperMom Short story Border's Writers Competition, sponsored by Pinckneyville Arts Center 2nd Place Summer 2001
Death Visits the Opera, Eternity, Connections Poem Pinckneyville Arts Center Invited to participate in "An Evening of Readings" May 16 1997
Fragile Poem Georgia Poetry Society Honorable Mention, Laurraine Goreau Memorial Awards Contest April 1997
The Value of a Tear Poem American Collegiate Poets Honorable Mention Sept 1991
Going through the Motions Poem event Magazine First Place, Creative Arts Competition Feb 1989
Reminisce Poem Florida Language Arts Festival 2nd place Feb 1987


Press Coverage
I'm starting to get a little notice for my art.

Subject Publication Location Date
"Community" - featured artist at Friday on the Square Harrison Daily Times Harrison, AR May 11, 2008
"Work in Progress" - featured artist at Friday on the Square Harrison Daily Times Harrison, AR April 21, 2008


Publications
I have been published a number of times in various literary magazines. Going to graduate school (while working full time) decreased my energy for writing, and of course, submitting my work for publication.

I was asked to write a serial story for the international quarterly publication Calling Earth (now defunct). The story I wrote, Who Named It Love?, was published in 14 parts from 1994-1997. As you can see below, they also published a number of my poems. Sadly, Poets, Artists & Madmen is no longer around either. Ramifications is the literary magazine of Berry College. I had the honor and pleasure of serving as editor my senior year (and winning awards for it too!).

Title Type Publication Date
Crumb's Only Partly Right, reponse to letter to editor: Crumb on Marketing Letter Promo Magazine May 2008
Fall on Gaither Mountain Photo Ozark Arts Council 2009 Calendar October 2008
Rainy Grey Poem Poets, Artists & Madmen May 15 - 21, 1998
Wings Poem Poets, Artists & Madmen May 15 - 21, 1998
Canvas Poem Calling Earth (1997, issue 1) April 1997
Appleseed Wishes, Watermelon Dreams Poem Calling Earth (1996, issue 4) Jan 1997
Miracle Poem Calling Earth (1996, issue 3) Dec 1996
Eagle Eyes Poem Calling Earth (1996, issue 2) June 1996
Moon-Blue (light) Poem Midwest Poetry Review April 1996
I Saw Her Poem Calling Earth (1995, issue 4) Jan 1996
Correspondence Poem Calling Earth (1995, issue 3) Dec 1995
To My Grandparents Poem Calling Earth (1995, issue 2) Sept 1995
Alone Poem Calling Earth (1995, issue 2) Sept 1995
I dream of Wild Horses Poem Calling Earth (1995, issue 1) July 1995
Forest Alive in Light Poem Calling Earth (1995, issue 1) July 1995
Time Poem Poets, Artists & Madmen April 1995
Senseless Poem Calling Earth (1994, issue 3) Dec 1994
Long Gone Poem Poets, Artists & Madmen Oct 1994
Time Poem Calling Earth (1994, issue 2) Aug 1994
Falling Poem Calling Earth (1994, issue 2) Aug 1994
Images Tumble Poem Calling Earth (1994, issue 1) March 1994
What an act of faith Poem Calling Earth (1994, issue 1) March 1994
Night Child Poem Ramifications Spring 1993
At Winn-Dixie Poem Ramifications Spring 1993
The story in black Poem Ramifications Spring 1993
The story in black Poem Ramifications Spring 1993
Death Visits the Opera Poem Ramifications Fall 1992
nightmare Poem Ramifications Fall 1992
Oh! Ye Men of Ignorance! Poem Ramifications Fall 1992
Heather Fields Poem Ramifications Spring 1992
Threads of Life Poem Ramifications Spring 1992
Pictures of Nature Poem Earth Notes April 1991
Dying Mother Poem Earth Notes April 1991
man? Poem Ramifications Fall 1990
shadows Poem Ramifications Spring 1990
Silvered Earth Poem Ramifications Spring 1990
Reflections on Earth Poem Ramifications April 1990


Art Shows
Although I have been writing and entering contests and submitting my work for publication for a long time, I only recently began exhibiting at art shows and festivals.

Show/Festival Organization Location Date
33rd Annual Photography Competition and Exhibition (juried show) Fort Smith Arts Center Fort Smith, AR Nov. 5 - 25, 2009
5x5 Show (Cat-A-Tude #10, Sunshine) Arts Center of the Ozarks Springdale, AR September 26 - November 6, 2008
Winter Art Show Harrison Art League Harrison, AR Jan. 6 - March 3, 2007
Inman Park Festival Inman Park Atlanta, GA April 23-24, 2005
Harvest of Arts Georgia Piedmont Arts Center Winder, GA November 15-16, 2003


Galleries
I am thrilled that my work was shown in two galleries! (Sadly, both galleries have closed.)

Gallery Location Item(s) Date(s)
Old Carriage House Jasper, AR paintings May 2006-October 2007
The Bird's Nest Gallery Harrison, AR jewelry & crocheted items August 2006-September 2008