Certificate Program, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA


Samuel Davidson Memorial Prize for Cast Drawing, 1994

Louis Fine Purchase Prize, 1995

Morris Blackburn Prize for Best Landscape, 1995

Historic Yellow Springs Prize, 1995 (Honorable Mention)

Second Place (Oils): 28th Art Competition, Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, 1997

Third Place (Other Media): 28th Art Competition, Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, 1997

First Place (Painting): Art Ice Fest, Artists Guild of Ouray, 1998

First Place (Pastels): National Greeley 35th Annual Art Exhibition, 1998

Best in Show: 70th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit, Colorado Artists Guild, 1998

First Place (Oils): 70th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit, Colorado Artists Guild, 1998

Award of Excellence: 70th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit, Colorado Artists Guild, 1998

Colorado Artists Guild Award: Artists of Colorado IV, Colorado Artists Guild, 1999

Best of Show: Regional Exhibition, Thompson Valley Art Guild, 2000

Third Place: Colorado Art Guild Annual Show, 2000 

First Place Oils, Lincoln Gallery, 2013

Larimer Department of Natural Resources Visual Artist of the Year, 2016

What If? Ideation People’s Choice Award, 2016

Art in Public Places, Purchase Award, Loveland, Colorado. 2020

Juried Exhibitions

Spring, Summer, Fall Student Art Shows, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA, 1993,1994

96th Annual Exhibition of the Fellowship of the PAFA, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 1993

Lost Dreams on Canvas, Traveling National Exhibition

28th Art Competition, Cheyenne Artist’s Guild, Cheyenne, WY, 1997

Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, 1997

1997 National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1997

Art Ice Fest, Artists Guild of Ouray, Ouray, CO, 1998

National Greeley 30th Annual Art Exhibition, Greeley, CO, 1998

70th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibit, Colorado Artists Guild, Denver, CO, 1998

Artists of Colorado, Colorado Artists Guild, Denver, CO, 1999, 2000

MOCA Studio Tour, Ft. Collins, CO, 2005, 2006, 2007

Loveland Studio Tour, Loveland, CO, 2009-2020

North Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) Spring art show, Greeley, CO, 2011

NCMC featured artist, Greeley, CO, Summer 2011

NCMC summer art show, Greeley, CO, 2012

22nd Annual Colorado Governor’s Invitational Art Show, Loveland, CO, 2013

Salon des Refuses 2014

TAAP Library Loveland Show, 2012

TAAP Library Loveland Show, 2016

Galleria Library Exhibition, Loveland Library, 2016-current

Art in the Park Exhibition, 2018-current

21nd Annual Vivian and Stanley Reed Marine Show, 2021

Gallery Exhibitions

Levering Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Spring, Summer, Fall 1996

Cafe on the Platte, one-man show, Denver, CO, Spring 1997

Mt. Vernon Country Club (Denver Art Guild), Summer 1997

St. Mark’s Coffeehouse, one-man show, Denver, CO, Winter 1997

Aurora Fox Theatre, one-man show, Aurora, CO, Winter 1998

Metropoint (McGrath & Braun), one-man show, Denver, CO, Winter 1998

Hugo Anderson Studio, one man show, Denver, Co, Winter 2001

Gary Hixon Designs, one-man show, Fort Collins, Co, Winter 2002

Two Woman Show at Gallery of the Master, Fall 2007

Featured Artist, Sage Moon Gallery, Spring 2009

Lyse Dzija: Art All Over the Place, Windsor Museum, Windsor, CO, Spring 2012

4th Street Gallery, Spring/Summer 2017

Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Lincoln Gallery Exhibition, Loveland Gallery, 2019

Fundraisers and Benefits

“Lost Dreams on Canvas” Washington DC, project to heighten awareness for victims of drive-by shooting

McKee Medical Center, one-man show, Backcountry Discovery, Loveland, CO

Sierra Club Benefit

Legacy Land Trust

Backcountry Discovery

Legacy Land Trust Juried Show

Loveland Youth Gardeners Garden Tour

Loveland Feed and Grain Benefit Auction 2009

Participation in painting project to benefit families of recently slain children in Newtown, Connecticut 2012

Zen Doodle Demonstration for Children and Adult audience participation to raise awareness for  Mental Health 2016

UCHealth Behavioral Health Fundraiser 2015

UCHealth Behavioral Health Fundraiser 2016

UCHealth Behavioral Health Fundraiser 2017

Loveland Historical Society 2019

Current and Former Representation

McGrath & Braun Corporate Art Consultants, Denver, CO

Levering Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

C.B. Anthony Gallery, Beaver Creek, CO

Desurmont Gallery, Taos, NM

Gallery of the Master, Loveland, CO

Tinmath Gallery, Tinmath, CO

Power Station Gallery, Loveland, CO

Thornwood Gallery, Houston, TX

Sage Moon Gallery, Loveland, CO

Natural Accents, Taos, NM

Henry’s, Loveland, CO

Lola’s Fresh Patina, Loveland, CO

Earthwood Gallery, Boulder and Estes Park, CO

Rabbask Gallery, Loveland, CO

Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, Colorado

Public works

6 city commissions to paint transformer boxes, Loveland, CO

Art in Public Places purchased work for Loveland Civic Center, Loveland, CO

Fort Collins Justice Center, Fort Collins, CO


American College of Podiatry

R.R. Donnelley & Sons

Great-West Life Assurance Co.

Ranch-Way Feeds

Dr. Rhonda Krause, Loveland Family Dentistry

Art in Public Places

Loveland Transformer Project 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017

Loveland Civic Center, 2020

Former Juried Member of the Colorado Artists Guild, Thompson Valley Art Guild and Gallery, National Association of Woman Artists; Juried member of Northern Colorado Artists Association (formerly); Juried artist for

Juried member, Lincoln Gallery, Loveland, Colorado

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