September 8 - October 7, 2017 - - Plein Air Artists Colorado Annual Juried Exhibition at Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO. Opening Reception September 8th from 5-8 p.m. I have two plein air paintings juried into the show.

August 31 - September 30, 2017 - Southwestern Watercolor Society 54th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX. Awards Reception September 24th, 4-6 p.m. at the Eisemann Center. Juror Keiko Tanabe selected my watercolor, "Waterfront Charm" (see Architectural Paintings) to be included in the exhibit.

October 13 - December 3, 2017 - American Women Artists Signature, Master and Juried Exhibition, "Under a Vast Sky," at Tucson Desert Art Museum in Tucson, AZ.

October 16 - November 11, 2017 - National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) Best of America 2017 Exhibit at Castle Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. Opening Reception October 20th. My oil, "Coming Home," was selected for the exhibition.

November 5 - December 3. 2017 - Women Artists of the West 47th National Exhibition at McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD.

January 19 - May 6, 2018 - American Women Artists Signature, Master and Juried exhibition, "Perspectives of the American Experience," at Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning, New York.

Feature Article in Art of the West Magazine

Art of the West Magazine has selected my work to be in a feature article on Landscapes entitled "Mother Nature's Magic" in the March/April issue, 2016. Thank you, Art of the West!

Recent Signature Memberships

I have been invited by the board of American Women Artists (AWA) to be a Signature Member of this prestigious organization. I'm very proud to have this honor!

Also, I have become a Signature Member of Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS).

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Master Signature Membership

The board of Women Artists of the West (WAOW) has voted to make me a Master Signature Member in that wonderful organization in which I served as president for two years. I'm very proud of this honor.

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New Honor!

My oil painting, "Follow the Sun," 20x16, was selected as a Finalist in the Artist's Magazine 34th Annual Art Competition. There were over 5,700 entries. I'm very honored!


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October 17, 2017 - Oil Landscape Demonstration for Richardson Civic Art Society, 6:30-8:30 at the Richardson Public Library in the basement meeting room, Richardson, TX. Free and open to the public.

May 21, 2018 - Watercolor Demonstration for Society of Watercolor Artists (SWA), 3500 Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth, Texas.

Workshops and Classes

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Intermediate Watercolor Classes - Fridays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. . Next session begins in October 20, 2017. Please email for more information or to be added to the sub list.

Oil Workshops Course Description: For all three upcoming workshops listed below, the emphasis will be on UNIFYING A PAINTING. We will concentrate largely on UNIFYING A PAINTING by working on achieving color harmony. This will not be a "color workshop," as I don't believe that color is THE most important thing in a painting. However, color harmony is many times the thing a person who views a painting will love about it and not even realize it. We will not be using a "mother color" and adding it to every color we mix; instead we will focus on learning how to"bend a color." Once you have learned how to do this consistently, a color will throw up a red flag that says "OUT OF HARMONY" once you add it to your painting. This will be a very exciting thing to focus on! Mother Nature is very unified - we just have to find further ways to unify our landscape paintings! Also in the workshops, composition, focal point and ways to lead the eye around the painting will also be stressed to further unify a painting.

Oil Workshop - November 8-9, 2017, (Intermediate/Advanced) for the Rockwall Art League. Workshop will be from 9-4:00 and is held at Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087. Cost is $150. Deposit to hold a space is $75, refundable up to one month before the workshop. Email Cecy to sign up.

Oil Workshop - December 4-5, 2017, for the Wylie Art Gallery, Wylie, Texas. Time: 9-4 both days. Cost: $175. Contact Cheryl Mabry at 972-922-8425. Email: Or preregister at:

Oil Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced) - January 23-25, 2018. Artists' Showplace Gallery (upstairs classroom), 15615 Coit Rd., #230, Dallas, TX. Hours will be 9:30-4:00 and cost for the three days is $290. Call Artists' Showplace to register and pay deposit (972) 233-1223.


Past Workshop and Special Event Photos:

November, 2015 - Rockwall Art League Oil Workshop Click here for workshop photos.

January , 2016 -Artists' Showplace Oil Workshop Click here for workshop photos.

May 7, 2016 - Solo Show at Southwest Gallery's Artists' Showplace Click here for photos of the reception.