Continuing Education: 

Portrait and still life classes with Palden Hamilton at Zoll Academy, Timonium MD.

Workshops: Dennis Perrin, Kathleen Speranza, Casey ChildsDan Thompson, Robert Liberace, Michael Klein, Rick Weaver, Daniel Sprick, Robert Johnson & David Chiefetz

  • M.A. in Museum Studies, dual concentration in Exhibit Design and Collections Management. George Washington University. May 2001. Washington DC.

  • B.F.A. Corcoran College of Art + Design. May 1996. Dean’s list 1992-1996. Washington DC.


  • Placed “Second in Oils”. 2017 Red Barn Art Show. Waterford Foundation. Waterford VA.

  • Finalist in “2016 Online Juried Show”, American Women Artists.

  • Placed “First in Oils”. 2012 Red Barn Art Show. Waterford Foundation. Waterford VA.

  • Finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2011-2012 “International Salon”

  • Awarded 3rd place honors at the 2011 “Expressions” Portrait Competition @ Artspace Herndon, VA.  Juried by Palden Hamilton.

  • Finalist in Brian Neher’s first “You be the Judge” online painting competition.


  • “Lighting Matches in Cuba on the 4th” by Fred Bernstein. New York Times, July 4th 2002.

  • “Exponen Artistas Cubano-Americanos en la Habana”. El Nuevo Herald (Spanish edition of the Miami Herald). August 2001.

  • “Cuban American Art 2000”. United States Interests Section HavanaCuba, Exhibition Catalog. August 2000.

  • “WETA Around Town”March 1996.


International Guild of Realism

Oil Painters of America

Portrait Society of America

American Women Artists



Lago Arthur Studio School

Leesburg, VA

Apr 2011 – Present



  • “IGOR 14th Annual Exhibition” International Guild of Realism. Principle Gallery. Alexandria, VA. September 17 - Oct 15 2019.

  • “IGOR 2019 Winter Salon Online Exhibition". International Guild of Realism. 

    March 20th - May 20th 2019.

  • “IGOR 13th Annual Juried Exhibition” International Guild of Realism. Sugarman-Peterson Gallery. Santa Fe, NM. Oct 2018.

  • “2018 Salon Show Juried Exhibition” Oil Painters of America. Crooked Tree Art Center. Traverse City, MI. Jun-Sept 2018.

  • “Root to Bloom” juried by Teresa Oaxaca. Principle Gallery. Alexandria,VA. Nov 2016.

  • “Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour” (WLAST) @ ArtSquare. Leesburg VA. June 2016. June 2014. June 2012. June 2011.

  • “Expressions” Portrait Competition @ Artspace Herndon, VA.

  • “Something Hot”. ArtSquare. Leesburg, VA. Aug 2011.

  • “Art at the Mill”. ClarkCounty Historical Association. Berryville VA. May 2011. Oct 2001. Oct 2010.

  • “Neighbors: The Corcoran at the OAS”. Art Museum of the Americas. Washington DC. 1998.


  • “Bloom”,.Tryst Gallery. Leesburg VA. May 2019.

  • RoseGallery. Leesburg VA. June 2001.

  • “Milestones”. WashingtonCollege of Law at AmericanUniversity. Washington DC. Nov 1998.


  • “Red Barn Art Show”. Waterford Foundation. Waterford VA. Oct 2017, 2012.

  • “Single Fare 2”. Sloan Fine Art. NYC. March 2011.

  •  “Heads and Tails VI”. MOCA DC. Washington DC. Nov 2010.

  • “Fruit of the Vine”. The Gateway Gallery. Round Hill VA. Sept 2010.

  • “Project Create Art Auction”. Reyes + Davis Gallery. Washington, DC. May 26th, 2010.

  • Round Hill Arts Center. Round Hill, VA. April 2010.

  • “Holiday  Show”. Gallery 222. Leesburg VA. Dec 2009.

  • “Landscapes”. American Horticultural Society, River Farm. Alexandria VA. June 2007.

  • “Cuban-American Art 2000”. United States Interests Section Havana, Cuba. 2000 – 2003.

  • “Art for Life-Hope for Our Children”. Latin American Art Auction & Exhibit at the Pan American

  • Health Organization for benefit of Whitman Walker Clinic. 2000. 1999. 1998. 1997. 1996.

  • “Washington Art-O-Matic”. Washington DC. May-June 1999.

  • “Encuentros y Tradiciones V, Mosiaco Latino”. District of ColumbiaArtCenter. Washington DC. Sept 1998.

  • “Art for Life-Hope for Our Children”. Art Museum of the Americas. Washington DC. 1999.

  • “Contemporary Sensibilities”. EuroAmerica Galleries. SoHo, New York City. Oct 1997.

  • “Corcoran College of Art + Design Senior Exhibit”. Hemicycle, Corcoran Gallery. Washington DC. May 1996.

  • “10: The Corcoran College of Art + Design Printmaking Portfolio 1996”. Gallery K. Washington DC. Feb – Mar 1996.