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Awards & Exhibitions

 Published Work and Reviews

Gazette – Out of Africa, into Downtown Silver Spring, by Karen Schafer, June 28, 2006

Sunshine Artist Magazine – "Under the Canopy" Featured Artist of the Month, cover art "Broken", in addition
to article (pp 28–31), Jan 2006

Montgomery College Department of Music - Concert Schedule Brochure cover art "Caliente", 2004-2005

American Art Collector – Juried Competition of New Work, "Colors of Music", Volume 1, Book 3 2004 

Paint Magazine – Featured Artist, Hussein Saidi: Tanzanian Treasures, by Gay Ojugbana, p. 40, Winter 2003

Washington Post Weekend Extra – Artist Finds Healing Amid Sniper Ordeal, by Sara Gebhardt, Nov. 28, 2002

* Selected Honors and Awards *

US Department of State's "Homage to African-American Artists" calendar – 1 of 26 selected through the ART in Embassies Program – 2009

Artist in Residence – Greenbelt Community Center (maintained studio and ran workshops), Greenbelt, MD – July 2006 – July 2009

Artists and Scholars Roster – Montgomery County (approved artist in Montgomery County to facilitate workshops), MD – July 2008 – July 2009

First Place – Leeper Park Art Festival, South Bend, IN – June 2009

Award of Distinction – Art League of Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs, FL – March 2009

Award of Merit – Great Gulf Art Festival, Pensacola, FL – Nov. 2008

** Best of Show – Stockley Garden Fall Art Festival, Norfolk, VA – Oct 2008

Award of Excellence – Art on the Square, Belleville, IL – May 2008

Award of Creativity – Barefoot in the Park, Duluth, GA – April 2008

First Place – St. Stephens Coconut Grove Art Show, Coconut Grove, FL – Feb. 2008

** Best of Show – Easton Art Affair – Easton, OH – June 2007

Award of Excellence – Eau Gallie Art Festival, Melbourne, FL – 2006

Award of Excellence: Downtown Gainesville Art Festival, Gainesville, FL – Nov 2006

** Best of Show: AnnMarie Gardens Art Show, partner with Smithsonian, Solomons, MD – Sept 2006

Second Place: Montauk Fine Art Show, Montauk, NY – Sept 2006

Award of Excellence: Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, Pontiac, MI – Sept 2005 and 2006

Award of Excellence: Festival of the Masters, Orlando, FL – Nov 2005

First Place: Detroit Festival of the Arts, Detroit, MI – June 2005

Honorary Award: Festival in the Park, Charlotte, NC – Sept 2004 and 2005

Guest Lecturer: Selected as 1 of 4 lecturers, out of 275 exhibitors, by Art Educator participants, Penn State
University Outreach, PA – July 2004

Grant Award: "Art in the U.S. Fosters Understanding of the Islamic World" – Puffin Foundation – Feb. 2004

Solo Exhibitions

Constance Gallery, Graceland University, IA – "Natural World" – 2006
"Natural World" represented my exploration of new natural materials to represent scenes in daily life. I 
introduced bright dyes and tie-dying techniques, along with the new fibers. This exploration of colors and 
materials has created a dramatically new body of work.


Gateway's Heliport Gallery, Silver Spring, MD – "Community Spirit" – 2006
The Art and Entertainment designation in downtown Silver Spring has played a large roll in the revitalization of
this area. I created collages depicting images of places in the city to illustrate how the community has made
and is continuing to make positive changes. Article in Gazette 6/28/06 by Karen Schafer

Zizini Arts Center, Cape Cod, Massachusetts – "Art Fosters Understanding of the Islamic World" – 2005
From a grant provided by the Puffin Foundation, I created works that focused on the architectural,
mathematical and artistic contributions of the Islamic world, diversity in the Islamic world and the Muslim

Fisher Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College – "Body Art: Natural Material Collages" – May 2004
For this exhibition, I explored body art globally as a means of expression, for incorporation in rituals, celebrations and medicinal or healing purposes. , Northern Virginia Community College – "Body Art: Natural Material Collages" – May 2004

World Arts Focus, Mt. Rainier, Maryland – "Contradictions" – Nov. through Dec. 2002

"Contradictions" represented my attempt to explore the human spirit and the contradictions that appear inherent within it, including the strong reactions and feelings of those affected by the tragic violence of the Washington area sniper. Article in Washington Post 11/28/02, by Sara Gebhardt.

Selected Group Exhibitions

African American Museum of New Orleans – MLK, New Orleans, LA – January 2010

Glenview Mansion – National Juried Exhibition, Rockville, MD – Nov. 2010

Greenbelt Artist Community, Formed and Transformed, Greenbelt, MD – Aug – Sept 2007

Art in Embassies, American Embassy of Niamey, Niger, selected by Ambassador Allen – 2006 through 2009

The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Silent Voices, Loud Echos, Philadelphia, PA –March-Dec 2006

International Festival of Art, Art Inspired by Traditional Cultures, Gdynia, Poland – October 2005

Warehouse Gallery, Where is the PEACE?, Washington, DC – Sept through Oct 2005

Apex Gallery, A Tribute to Fiber Art, National Juried Show, Washington, DC – July 2004

Maryland Public Television, Artworks This Week, Owens Mills, MD; 3 paintings highlighted during this half-hour show – May 2004

Maryland Federation of Art, Juried Show, Annapolis, MD – December 2003

JVC Jazz Festival, National Juried Show "Rhythm, Color and Harmony"; artwork located in Savacou Gallery and Atelier Gallery in New York City, NY – June through July 2003

Macy Gallery, Columbia University/Teachers College, New York City, and NY Arts Space – Art Against War: An exhibition of posters and multimedia – June 2003

Art Association of Harrisburg – National Juried Show, Harrisburg, PA – May through June 2003
Glenview Mansion, Rockville Art League Juried Members Show, Rockville, MD – May 2003, Dec. 2003

Rockville Arts Place, Juried Show "Off the Wall", Rockville, MD – May 2003

Artoconecto, Juried Show "POV: Bringing the World into Focus", Washington, DC – May 2003

ARTery, Juried Show "War and Sentiment", Takoma Park, Maryland – March through April 2003

Rockville Arts Place, Juried Show "Inspired by Music", Rockville, Maryland – Jan. through Feb. 2003

Meridian International Center, White Meyer Gallery, Juried show, Washington, DC – Sept 2002 and 2003

Selected Juried Fine Art Shows

St. Stephens Coconut Grove Fine Art Festival – Coconut Grove, FL – Feb. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 *, 2009

Art on the Square – Belleville, IL – May 2008 *

Bonita Springs Art Festival – Bonita Springs, FL – March 2006, 2008, 2009

Woodland Art Festival – Lexington, KY – Aug 2007, 2008

Rittenhouse Fine Art Festival – Philadelphia, PA – Sept 2007 and 2008, June 2008

Downtown Gainesville Art Festival – Gainesville, FL – Nov. 2006 *

Montauk Fine Art Show – Montauk, NY – Sept 2006 *

Gold Coast Art Festival – Chicago, IL – Aug 2006, 2007, 2008

Summerfair – Cincinnati, OH – June 2006, 2008

Atlanta Dogwood Festival – Atlanta, GA – April 2005, 2009

Chrysler Arts, Beats and Eats Festival, Pontiac, MI – Sept 2004, 2005 *, 2006 *, 2007, 2008

Festival of the Masters – Downtown Disney – Orlando, FL – November 2004, 2005 *

Central Pennsylvania College Art Festival – State College, PA – July 2004 *

Virginia Beach Boardwalk Festival – Virginia Beach, VA- June 2004, 2007, 2008

Downtown Columbus Festival - Columbus, OH – June 2004, 2005, 2007

Paradise City – Northampton, MA – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Marlborough, MA – 2004 2005

* Award winner at this event. *

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