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  • Leatherneck Magazine Staff Artist

  • USMC Combat Artist

  • Edgewater Plaza Annual Tri-State Show, Consistent Winner since 1968, winning 3 awards (one Show) for Lill Cruso (oil), later cast in bronze on the Biloxi Bay Bridge

  • Edgewater Plaza Permanent Art Collection

  • Today’s Art Magazine - Feature Story about Original “Water Black” Technique

  • Nathan and Bryant Art Galleries Affiliation in New Orleans and Jackson, MS

  • Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas.  Showing of 4 works along with other artists, Thomas Hart Benton, Peter Herd and G. Harvey.

  • Art Voices South Magazine - article

  • The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra Guest Artist

  • State Department Art in Embassy - 2 year show in Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Unnatural Resources Book (cover and 32 illustrations) (Prentice-Hall Publishers)

  • Moods of Mississippi (A collection of visual and written works of Mississippi artists.)

  • Art for A Bankers Day Book (Biloxi and World History - by Glen L. Swetman)

  • Mother Teresa Portrait for her center and prints for her Missions

  • Portrait of Pope John Paul II (oil) - A commemorative poster for his second ​pastoral visit to the U.S., appraised for $25,000.00
    Over 200 portrait commissions (local and national)
    Bogue Chitto Blues voted Top Ten Portrait of 1,600 world wide by the International Artist Magazine (appraised at $25,000.00)
  • Featured Artist in International Artist Magazine (Aug-Sept 2007), 8 pages, 11 photos
  • Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Reflections on Walter Anderson Show
  • Award of Excellence - 24th Annual Singing River Art Association Show
  • Exceptional Portrait Award - 37th Annual Ocean Springs Art Association Show
  • Popular Choice Award - 37th Annual Ocean Springs Art Association Show
  • Judge’s Award of Excellence - 39th Ocean Springs Art Association Show
  • Judge’s Award of Excellence and Judge’s Special Award of Merit in the 33rd Annual Singing River Art Association Show for Miss Stacy/Blue Rose ​(color pencil)
  • Judge’s Award of Excellence and Popular Choice Award - 43rd Annual Ocean Springs Art Association Show for Net Income III (pencil drawing)
  • Inclusion in the National Marine Corps Museum Combat Art Gallery
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Fine Arts Gallery 2011 Art Show, along with fellow Artist Emmitt Thames entitled “Keeping It Real”
  • Included in Mississippi Profiles stories of Memorable Men and Women of the Magnolia State, along with notables Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty, Oprah Winfrey, and Morgan Freeman​