• Weekly Photo Challenge #405 winner, Sacramento Photographers (2021)
  • Award of Merit, “Timeless Equine,” Yolo Arts Art Farm Show (2020)
  • First place, “Dual Citizen,” Elk Grove Fine Arts Center (2020)
  • Honorable Mention, “San Diego Sunflowers” Elk Grove Artists (2019)
  • Third Place, Open Juried Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Gallery, “Vanitas” (2019)
  • Honorable Mention“Work of Art” Viewpoint Gallery, “Vanitas” (2018)
  • Award of Merit, AARP LGBTQ Art Competition, “Rainbow Viewing” (2018)
  • Award of Merit, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, “Caged: White-Handed Gibbon” (2017)
  • Second place, People/Self-portraits, “Dreaming of Venice,” California State Fair (2017)
  • Third place, Objects/Action, “Checkmate in Sedona,” California State Fair (2017)
  • Second place, People/Self-portraits “McGlutton,” California State Fair (2016)
  • Best of Division: Objects/Action, “Lemon Drop,” California State Fair (2016)

Group Exhibits:

2021 (upcoming, January) “Suburban Salmon Run,” Alternative Views Group Exhibit, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

2020 –  Placer Studio Artists Tour

2020 – “Timeless Equine, “Goat Gang,” YoloArts Art Farm Annual Show

2020 –  “Checkmate in Sedona,” “Lemon Drop” Lottery for the Arts, Blueline Arts, 2020

2020 – “Salmon Crossing,” Membership Medley, Blueline Arts

2020 –  “Salmon Crossing,” Effie Yew Annual Auction

2020 – “Rainy Sunday,” Viewpoint Gallery Online Exhibit

2020 – “Tenderly,” Placer County Arts Online Auction

2020 – “San Diego Sunflowers,” Placer County Arts Online Auction

2020 – “SF MOMA Turret,” Black Box Gallery On-line Annex, “Focus: Shadow and Light”

2020 – “Dual Citizen,” Elk Grove Fine Arts Center Annual Juried Show

2020 – “Round Hole, Square Peg” exhibit at Photo L.A. (Santa Monica) and Plumber Park Gallery (West Hollywood)

2019 – “US Show” Blueline Arts, Roseville

2019 – “Morning Nap,” Yolo County Arts Gala

2019 – “Barn Art,” Lodi Community Art Center

2019 –  “San Diego Sunflowers,” “Lemon Drop” Elk Grove Art Artists Show

2019 –  “Vanitas,”  Open Juried Competition, Elk Grove Fine Art Gallery 

2018 – “Morning Sunflower,” “Barn Art,” Yolo Arts Gala and auction

2018 –  “Friends at the Fair,” “NV Labour Force,” Trinity Arts Show 

2018 –  “Vanitas,” in “Old Masters Show,” Sacramento Fine Arts Center

2018 –  “London Evening,” “Vanitas,” “Yosemite Sunrise,” Clarksburg Library Art Auction

2018  – “Yosemite Sunrise,“ Art in the Parks,” Yolo Arts, Woodland 

2018  – “Lemon Drop,” Open Fine Arts Competition, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

2017 –  “Davis Poppies,” “Yolo Sunset,” “Art Farm,” Yolo Arts, Woodland

2017  – “Candlelight Vigil” in  “Light Out of Darkness,” Beatnik Gallery/Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento

2017 – Various, “Picturing the Parkway,” Viewpoint Photographic Center, Sacramento

2016 – Folsom Musem, ???

2015 –  “Be My Valentine, in “LGBT Family Unit,” Space 4 Art Gallery, San Diego

2014 –  “Invincible,” in ”Contemporary Woman,” Chico Art Center 

2014 –  “American Gothic,” in ”Remastered,” Blueline Arts Center, Roseville 

2013 – Solo Exhibition: “Rainbow Connection,” Sacramento Lesbian and Gay Center


Regular editorial contributor for Outward Magazine and Shutterstock (stock and editorial)

Organizational photographer: Sacramento Area Congregations Together, Sacramento Women’s Chorus, American River Conservancy 

Education: General Photography and Fine Art Photography Certificates (2018), Consumes River College Photography Program


  • CD Cover: CD/Music Book cover “Miracle of Dawn,” Jim and Jean Strathdee (2017)
  • Promotional training photo: “Living Waters for the World” (2017)
  • Lyons Real Estate Office Commercial Interior Decor Pieces (2015)
  • Book Cover:  Confessions of a Roamin’ Catholic (2015)
  • Lung Cancer Association holiday online card (2013)

Publications: Sacramento Bee (various), The Humane Society, The Sun magazine, Equine Chronicle, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Rotarian Magazine

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