Finalist ("Page Turners"), Books For Kids Illustration Contest, Somerset County, NJ Libraries, 2013.
Solo exhibitor, The Actors Fund Home, Englewood, NJ, 2012.
Textile sculptor ("Upper East Side"), The Elizabeth Foundation For the Arts, New York, resulting in a project filmed as a "30 Seconds" video at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2009.
Solo exhibitor, Cameron Park Elementary School, Hillsborough, NC, 2006.
Finalist ("Cherry Trees"), National Cherry Blossom Festival poster contest, 2005.
Noted entrant ('Big Brian"), American Artist magazine cover contest, 2005.
Exhibitor ("Blue Room"), juried student show, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2003.
Advanced drawing student, Hunter College, New York, NY.
Stone lithography student, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY.
Fine arts student, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Fine arts student, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC.
Bachelor of arts, Wayne State University, Detroit.