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Selected Awards / Honors / Grants / Residencies

2016  Best Artist-Metal:  Western Design Conference, Jackson,Wyoming

2015  Best Artist-Metal: Honorable Mention, Western Design Conference, Jackson,Wyoming

2013  Block Award, Cody High Style, Cody Wyoming

2013  Best in Show, Honorable Mention, Cody High Style, Cody, Wyoming

2013  Best Artist-Metal, Western Design Conference, Jackson, Wyoming

2012  United States Artists Fellowship Nominee

2012  Best Artist-Metal, Western Design Conference, Jackson, Wyoming

2012  Montana Arts Council, Strategic Investment Grant for the Arts

2010  Exhibitors Choice: Honorable Mention Cody High Style, Cody, Wyoming

2008  Best Artist-Metal: Honorable Mention, Western Design Conference, Jackson, Wyoming

2004  Certificate of Excellence, Rocky Mountain Smiths  Carbondale, Colorado

2001  Best Artist-Metal, Western Design Conference, Cody, Wyoming

1999  Silver, Forging, International Metalcraft Competition, National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

1999  Bronze, Interior Metal Fabrication, International Metalcraft Competition, National Ornamental & Miscellaneous Metals Association

1994  Niche Award Finalist, Niche, The Magazine for Progressive Retailers

1988  Gold, International Teaching Center for Metal Design, Aachen, Germany

1987  Honorable Mention: The Blacksmithʼs Art, Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, Georgia

1986  Silver, International Teaching Center for Metal Design, Aachen, Germany

1986  Copper, International Teaching Center for Metal Design, Aachen, Germany

1984  Jonathan Kehrer Memorial Fund, Artist Blacksmith Association of North America; Grant to study contemporary ironwork in Germany

1981  Creative Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts: studying and forging patterns in Damascus Steel

1980  First Place Visual Presentation  East Lansing Art Fair,  East Lansing, Michigan