Penland School of Crafts, Core Fellowship

Murray State University, BFA in Painting and Art Education


Caldera Art Center, Sisters, Oregon, Artist in Residence
Fund for the Arts, Louisville, KY, Lift A Life Foundation, Emerging Leaderin the Arts Award

American Craft Magazine, December Issue, Steam Exchange
Center for Craft, Creativity, Design, Asheville, NC, Windgate Project Grant

Penland School of Crafts, Core Fellow

Work featured in 500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Juried by Julie Chen
Work featured in Huffington Post article: 7 Gorgeous Handmade Books

2011                                                                                                                                                  Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC, Windgate Fellowship          Murray State University, OutstandingStudent Teacher Award

Dorothy Caplinger Rowlett Art Education Scholarship 
Broughton/Breazeale Fellowship in Creative Expression



  • Solo Exhibition, Volunteer State Community College,Nashville, TN
  • All that Remains is Nowhere, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA
  • Open Studio, Caldera Art Center, Sisters, OR


  • Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum, Belingham, WA 
  • DuPont Manual High Alumni Show, Louisville, KY


  • Murray Bound, Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY
  • Faculty and Teaching Assistant Show, Haystack Mt. School of Crafts
  • A Seat at the Table, WoCA Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 29th Annual Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition, JohnsonCity, TN, Honorable mention


  • Core Show 2013: 18 Hands, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
  • The Book As Art: 21st Century Meets Tradition, The Gallery at the ArtInstitute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur, GA  
  • 12x12 Exhibition, Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Codicology CAB Gallery, UNCW, Wilmington, NC
  • Tales They Told Us, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY  


  • Core Show, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland,NC               


  • Flora and Fauna, 930 Arts Center, Louisville, KY: Award recipient
  • Visual Evidence Murray Art Guild, Murray, KY: 2ndplaceFiber/sculpture
  • Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, Traveling Book Arts Exhibition:national and international
  • Change Exchange, Collaborative Drawing Exchange, Hand Held Gallery,Melbourne, Australia


  • Unearthed, Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery, Murray State University,Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
  • Art in a Time for Social Change, Marshall University, Huntington, WV,2nd place  
  • Artist Books, Clara M. Eagle Foyer Gallery, Murray State University 
  • Organization of Murray Art Students Show, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, 3rdplace and Merritt Award

Workshops/Teaching Experience


  • Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY, Residency Educator


  • Steam Exchange, Louisville, KY, Co-Founder/Program Director of the Steam Exchange, Community Art Center


  • Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC, Artist Lecture & Workshop


  • Hounddog Press, Louisville, KY, Letterpress Intern


  • La Fundación Comunitaria del Bajío, Mineral dePozos, Mexico, Designed and taught painting and bookbinding workshops
  • Murray State University, Murray KY, Visiting Artist/Lecturer


  • Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Los Angeles, CA, Visiting Artist, Designed and taught a week long book binding workshop  
  • School for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, Visiting Artist/Lecturer, Designed and taught a Screen Printing Workshop 

Visiting Artist/Lecturer,

  • Calloway County High School, Murray KY
  • Southwest Elementary School, Murray, KY
  • Noe Middle School, Louisville, KY
  • Arthur Morgan School, Celo, NC
  • Deyton Elementary School, Spruce Pine, NC
  • Gouge Elementary School, Bakersville, NC
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