Award for Exceptional Merit

Delighted and very honored that my artwork “Nervous” received the Second Prize – Award for Exceptional Merit from the Colored Pencil Society of America Explore This! 12 Exhibition.

To view my artwork and the award winners: www.cpsa.org

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About the Juror:

Holly Koons McCullough is the director and curator at the Greater Reston Arts Center, where she oversees the administration and development of the organization, as well as six to eight changing exhibitions annually. Prior to relocating to Northern Virginia in 2011, she served as the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, where she was responsible for the care, display, and interpretation of the Telfair’s collection of nearly 5,000 works of fine and decorative art, as well as an ambitious schedule of twelve to sixteen changing exhibitions annually. During her fifteen-year tenure at the Telfair, McCullough developed and presented dozens of exhibitions. Major accomplishments included the publication of the Telfair’s first collection catalogue; the acquisition of several major works for the collection; and spearheading the organization of the Telfair’s first internationally-traveling exhibition, Dutch Utopia: American Artists in Holland, 1880-1914. She holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia in English and art history, and a M.A. in art history from the University of Notre Dame.

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