Awards and Recognitions

  • Home

2023 On My Own Time Dallas College
Employee Art Contest

First Place, Visual Arts, Works on Canvas, “Identity: A Self Portrait”
Literary Works Winner, Poetry, “Identity”
Dallas, Texas

2023 State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Contest

Honorable Mention,
Oil/Acrylic/Pastel, Any Subject, Teachers and Professionals Division
“Ghanaian Village School Kids”
Dallas, Texas

2023 Best Southwest Juneteenth
Celebration Art Contest

Second Place, Works on Canvas, “We Writin’ It ALL!”
Duncanville, Texas

2018 Lone Exhibitor

Faith, Family, Foliage, Future Series
Museum of International Cultures
Duncanville, Texas

2017 Featured/Cover Artist

Journal of Language and Literacy Education
Fall Edition, Volume 13, Issue 2
Futures of Mpeasem Series,
“Family Homecoming Fantasy”

2017 Graduate

(not directly related to my painting, but definitely an award and a recognition!)
University of North Texas
PhD Curriculum and Instruction
Area of Interest: Arts-Related Multimodal Literacies

2015 Texas Women Artists Exhibit

International Museum of Cultures
Duncanville, Texas

2014 Southwest Dallas Arts Festival

Third Place, Works on Canvas, “Wreckless Praise”
DeSoto, Texas

2012 State Fair of Texas

Honorable Mention, Mixed Media, “Midnight on the Lake”
Dallas, Texas

2012 Huffhines Arts Festival Booth

Richardson, Texas

2012 Walk the Light Festival Booth

Cedar Hill, Texas

2012 Nylo Hotel Art Contest Winner

Three Abstracts
Dallas, Texas

2012 Southwest Dallas Arts Festival

First Place, Works on Canvas,
“Discarded, Reclaimed”
DeSoto, Texas

2011 Visual Artists of Cedar Hill

First Place, Acrylic, Abstract
Cedar Hill, Texas

2011 Southwest Dallas Arts Festival

First Place, Mixed Media, “The Root of Jesse”
Second Place, Mixed Media, “Water”
DeSoto, Texas

2011 Visual Artists of Cedar Hill

First Place, Mixed Media, “Midnight on the Lake”
Second Place, Pastel, “Santorini”
Cedar Hill, Texas

2011 DeSoto Art League

Second Place, Oil, “Baseball Boys”
DeSoto, Texas

2011 Appeared in Dallas Art News

“Art Walk,” Uptown Village
Cedar Hill, Texas

2010 Featured in Southwest Now Magazine

“The Joy of It”

2010 Visual Artists of Cedar Hill, Spring Show

Honorable Mention, Oil, “Mother and Child ”
Cedar Hill, Texas

2010 Southwest Dallas Arts Festival

First Place, Pastel, “Teach Me”
DeSoto, Texas

2009 Visual Arts of Cedar Hill

First Place, Photography, “Italian Hillside”
Cedar Hill, Texas

2009 Featured Artist

Duncanville Public Library Board Room
Duncanville, Texas

2007-2014 Featured Artist

Bakery on a Hill,
Cedar Hill, Texas

Phd, Curriculum and Instruction
University of North Texas, Denton
May, 2017