Awards

I do enter juried art shows but only infrequently. My work has been invited to show at international juried art shows in Princeton, Denver, Washington D.C. and other locations.

An explanation of Juried Art Show Awards follows the list of awards I've won.

2018 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Special Recognition - Physical Disability
Lady With a Chalice

2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Fine Art Mixed Media
Title "The Best of Us"

2015 Best of Santa Fe, Denver Art District on Santa Fe


Best of Show
Title: "Embers"

People's Choice Award
Title "Embers"

2015 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Applied Art Mixed Media
"Helena Bonham Carter: Bellatrix Lestrange"

Special Recognition: Physical Disability
"Kahn"

2014 Denver Creative Arts Festival


Best of Show
Title - "Ghost Dancer"

First Place - Applied Arts Mixed Media
Title - "Inlaid Buffalo Horn Drinking Cup & Spoon"

Second Place - Fine Art Mixed Media
Title - "Megghan"

2013 Denver Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Jewelry
Title - "Butterfly Necklace"

First Place - Graphic Arts
Title - "The Old Cheyenne"

First Place - Applied Arts Mixed Media
Title - "Santa Fe Trail Powder Horn"

2011 Louisville Art Challenge Show


Best of Show
Title "Biafra"

First Place
Title "Reflection"

2011 Denver Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Carving
Title "Bozeman Trail Powder Horn"

First Place - Jewelry
Title "Buffalo Horn Necklace and Belt"

People's Coice Award
Title "Casualties of War"

 

2010 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Applied Arts Mixed Media
Title "Colorado Rocky Mountain Powder Horn"

First Place - Special Recognition - Physical Disability
Title "Secret Siberians"

2008 Denver Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Carving
Title "The Netmender"

Second Place - Jewelry
Title "Alaskan Hunter"

Second Place - Special Recognition - Physical Disability
Title "No Rest"

2007 Denver Creative Arts Festival


First Place - Carving
Title "Ascension Angel"

2006 Louisville Art Challenge Show


Best of Show
Title "Arctic Treasure," "Catching His Attention," "Nightstar"

Judges Award
Title "The Sorcerer's Stone"

2005 Louisville Art Challenge Show


Judge's Award
Title "River Challenge"

Merit Award
Title "Fallen Angel"

2004 Louisville Art Challenge Show


Merit Award
Title "Winter Hunter"

Merit Award
Title "Pelican Roost"

2003 Louisville Art Challenge Show


First Place
Title "Tiger"

Juried Art Show Awards Explained
(Ribbons could be any color at different shows.)

Best of Show
This award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges' votes as the most outstanding piece of art in the show regardless of category.

Judge's Award
This award is designed to bring attention to work that the judges, independent of competition criteria, feel is the one piece of art in the show most worthy of special recognition. This award is second only to "Best in Show" when awarded separately from Merit Awards.

First Place
The First Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the majority of the judges votes as the most outstanding piece of art within a given category.

Second Place
The Second Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the second majority of the judges votes within a given category.

Third Place
The Third Place award is given to a work, based on competition criteria, that receives the third majority of the judges votes within a given category.

Merit Award
The Merit Award award is given to recognize work deemed by the judges as worthy of special recognition. It is sometimes called a Judge's Award but only when the prestigious, show-wide Judge's Award is not presented separately.