ceramic sculpture/painting

JEROME  DUBAS

 

I have always been drawn to figurative work.  Using figures when making art allows me to show the affects of social and political issues on contemporary living.  A sense of anxiety and uncertainty exists in the dynamics of each piece.  Relationships, the current political climate, gender roles and issues, our environment:  these themes of my work reflect on the precarious nature of modern living.  In the process, I like to balance weighty themes of personal identity with the lighthearted, surreal atmosphere of the circus.  An interesting parallel exists between the circus performers and people navigating the journey of modern living.  The result is a dark, yet amusing body of work.

 

RECENT CERAMIC SCULPTURE

Antipodists 1
Antipodists 1

clay, 30x40x3, 2021, SOLD

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antipodists 1
antipodists 1
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Tightrope
Tightrope

clay, 22x14x12, 2021, $850

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Large Antipodists
Large Antipodists

clay, 36x28x3, 2021, $600

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Sword Swallower
Sword Swallower

clay, 28x16x13, 2017, $850

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Hand Balancer
Hand Balancer

clay, 32x24x10, 2017, $950

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Hand Balancer
Hand Balancer

clay, 32x24x10, 2017, $950

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Juggler
Juggler

clay, 28x24x11, 2017, $950

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Juggler
Juggler

clay, 28x24x11, 2017, $950

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Knife Throwing Act
Knife Throwing Act

clay, 28x24x10, 2017, $900

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Knife Throwing Act
Knife Throwing Act

clay, 28x24x10, 2017, $900

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Escapist
Escapist

clay, 22x12x10, 2017, $700

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Contortionist
Contortionist

clay, 24x13x15, 2017, $900

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Contortionist
Contortionist

clay, 24x13x15, 2017, $900

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Bed of Nails
Bed of Nails

clay, 28x24x9, 2017, $900

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Bed of Nails
Bed of Nails

clay, 28x24x9, 2017, $900

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Bed of Nails
Bed of Nails

clay, 28x24x9, 2017, $900

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RECENT  CERAMICS

Ringmaster
Platter

2021, $250

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Hot Mama
Platter

2021, $250

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Bob and Rosie
Raku Vessel

2012

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Big Top
Raku Vessel

2012

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Tight Rope
Raku Vessel

2012

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Machisimo
Raku Vessel

2021, $120

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Crucified Twice
Raku Vessel

2012

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Shallow Pool
Raku Vessel

2021, $120

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Bearded Lady
Raku Vessel

2012

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Dancing Bear
Raku Vessel

2021, $120

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Balancing Act
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2021, $120

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RECENT PAINTINGS

Contortionist 1
Contortionist 1

acrylic and oil, 36 x 36, 2017, $700

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Big Top
Big Top

acrylic and oil, 46 x 30, 2015, $900

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Contortionist II
Contortionist II

acrylic and oil, 36 x 36, 2017, $700

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Juggler II
Juggler II

acrylic and oil, 32 x 48, 2017, $950

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Organ Grinder
Organ Grinder

acrylic and oil, 46 x 60, 2017, $1100

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Risley Act I
Risley Act I

acrylic, paper, and oil, 64 x 32, 2017, $900

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Risley Act II
Risley Act II

acrylic, paper, and oil, 64 x 32, 2017, $900

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Juggler
Juggler

acrylic and oil, 46 x 36, 2015, $900

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PAST WORK

3D work from the 90's, 00's, and 10's

Bob and Rosie
Bob and Rosie

2012

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Big Top
Big Top

2012

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Tight Rope
Tight Rope

2012

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Machisimo
Machisimo

2012

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Crucified Twice
Crucified Twice

2012

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Shallow Pool
Shallow Pool

2012

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Bearded Lady
Bearded Lady

2012

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Dancing Bear
Dancing Bear

2012

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Balancing Act
Balancing Act

2010

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Ringmaster
Ringmaster

2012

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Hot Mama
Hot Mama

2010

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Baby Boy
Baby Boy

2010

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Rooster 1
Rooster 1

2010

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Bull
Bull

2008

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Duck
Duck

2010

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Untitled
Untitled

2008

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Pig
Pig

2008

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Organ Grinder
Organ Grinder

2008

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Stacked Eggs
Stacked Eggs

2010

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Stacked Eggs
Stacked Eggs

2010

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Figure with Root
Figure with Root

2008

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Two Figures
Two Figures

2008

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Figures
Figures

2008

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Thorned Figure
Thorned Figure

2008

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Cyclone Vessel
Cyclone Vessel

2008

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vessel
vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Head Vessel
Head Vessel

2008

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Hollyhock
Hollyhock

2008

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Rooster II
Rooster II

2010

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Cupid's Bowl
Cupid's Bowl

2008

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Dinosaur Egg Bowl
Dinosaur Egg Bowl

2008

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Cupid's Bowl
Cupid's Bowl

2008

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Dinosaur Egg Bowl
Dinosaur Egg Bowl

2008

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X and O's
X and O's

2008

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X and O's
X and O's

2008

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Striped Bowl
Striped Bowl

2008

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Platter
Platter

2008

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Striped Bowl
Striped Bowl

2008

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tic tac toe bowls
tic tac toe bowls

2005

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Love Bed
Love Bed

2000

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Confessional Mask 2000
Confessional Mask 2000

2000

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PAST WORK

2D work from the 80's, 90's, 00's, and 10's

Mocking Love Birds
Mocking Love Birds

2010

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Wrens
Wrens

2010

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Shrike
Shrike

2010

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Meadowlarks
Meadowlarks

2010

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Crows
Crows

2010

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Magpie
Magpie

2010

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Magpie
Magpie

2010

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Natural/Manmade Decay
Natural/Manmade Decay

2008

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Natural/Manmade Decay
Natural/Manmade Decay

2008

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Natural/Manmade Decay
Natural/Manmade Decay

2008

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Natural/Manmade Decay
Natural/Manmade Decay

2008

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Natural/Manmade Decay
Natural/Manmade Decay

2008

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Natural/Manmade Decay
Natural/Manmade Decay

2008

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relationships
relationships

2008

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manholes
manholes

2008

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Home
Home

2004

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Holocaust
Holocaust

2000

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Classical/Romantic Debate
Classical/Romantic Debate

2000

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Falling
Falling

1999

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Partners
Partners

1999

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Partners
Partners

1999

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Partners
Partners

1999

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church
church

1998

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Partners
Partners

1998

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Church
Church

1998

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Partners
Partners

1998

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Partners
Partners

1998

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Partners
Partners

1998

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Church
Church

1998

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partners
partners

1998

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Gossip
Gossip

1999

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Seven
Seven

2000

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Rings
Rings

1996

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Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire

1996

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Circus Tamer
Circus Tamer

1996

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Pastel Figure
Pastel Figure

1988

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pastel Face
pastel Face

1988

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Full Moon
Full Moon

1988

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Juggling Stars
Juggling Stars

1988

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Three at night
Three at night

1988

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Moon Tides
Moon Tides

1988

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Lawrence
Lawrence

1987

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Clay Center
Clay Center

1987

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Plum Creek
Plum Creek

1987

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Clay Center
Clay Center

1987

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Maywood
Maywood

1989

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Providence
Providence

1989

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Isolation
Isolation

1989

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Death of Rain Forests
Death of Rain Forests

1989

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Chickens
Chickens

1989

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Self Portrait
Self Portrait

1988

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Lupus
Lupus

1989

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Animals
Animals

1989

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"IDENTITY"

JDAC Gallery, Hastings College, December 6-28, 2017

 

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Hastings College, Hastings, NE, Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Art History, (2021-present)

  • Grand Island Senior High School, Grand Island, Nebraska, Advanced Studio Art Classes (2012-21)

  • Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics, (1996-2000, 2001-2021).  

  • Walnut Middle School, Grand Island, Nebraska, Art Instructor, (1995-2000, 2001-2012)

  • Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, Visiting Instructor of Art teaching beginning and advanced sections in composition, design, color theory, painting, ceramics, art history, papermaking, senior thesis, and methods course, (2000-2001).

  • Sandy Creek Public Schools, Fairfield, Nebraska, Art Instructor 7-12, (1983-1995).

EXHIBITIONS

Nebraska Biennial, 1516 Gallery, Omaha and MONA, Kearney (2021)

Noyes Gallery, Origins of  Thinking, Lincoln, NE (2021)

Hastings College Faculty Show, Hastings, NE (2019)

JDAC Gallery, Identity, Hastings, NE, (2017)
Chocolate Bar, Grand Island, NE, (2015-17)
The Lark, Hastings, NE, (2015)
Sandy Skoglund Installation Photographs & the Nebraska Art Teachers’ Association Juried Exhibition, UNO, (2015)
Fred Simon Gallery, Omaha, (2012)
NATA Juried Art Exhibition, (2012)
Clay Invitational, Graham Gallery (2011)
Hastings College Faculty Show, (2011)
Western Nebraska Arts Center, Scottsbluff, NE (2010)
Minden Opera House, (2010)
Graham Gallery, Collaboration Show, (2010)
Hastings College, Hastings Connection Ceramics Invitational, (2010)
Graham Gallery, Duel Dual, 2008
Gods and Games, University of Nebraska, Kearney, 2005
New Terrain, Prairie Winds, Grand Island, 2005.
Burkholder Project, Lincoln, NE 2005.
Recent Work, Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE 2003.
Warehouse Gallery, Grand Island, NE, 2002-05.
Graham Gallery, Hastings NE, 2002.
University Place Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 2001-05.
University Place Gallery, Allison, Dubas, Kreager, and McGehee, (2001).
Fred Wells National Juried Show, (2000).
Hastings College Art Faculty, (1997, 2000).
Phelps Art Gallery, (1999), One Man Show.
Graham Gallery, (1999), Four Groovy Guys.
Hastings College Adjunct Art Faculty, (1998).
Alumni Show, Hastings College, (1997), Group Show.
NATA Art Educator’s Juried Show, (1985, 1990, 1994), Best of Show, 2-D (1994).
Gallery on the Mall, Hastings, Nebraska, (1989).
One Man Show, Hastings College, (1989).
Art Educator’s Show, Sioux City Art Center, (1984).

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND COMMITTEES

Board of Directors, Nebraskans for the Arts (2020-21)

Governor’s Art Awards, Arts Educator Award (2020)

Faculty, OPEN SPACE, Hastings College/the Kaneko (2018,19, 20, 21)

Director, UNDRground Contemporary Arts (2018-21)

Principal Financial Public Art Committee, (2016-19)

Principal Financial Public Art Committee, (2016-17)
NATA ESU 10 Art Educator Award, (2016)
Grow Grand Island, Arts and Entertainment Committee, (2015-17)
Kim Dinsdale Award for Excellence in Teaching, (2015)
Grand Island Education Foundation Grant Award, Tube Project, (2015)
Grow Grand Island, Arts and Entertainment Panel Member, (2015)
Grand Island Education Foundation Grant Award, UNDRground Art Gallery, (2015)
UNDRground Art Gallery, Director, (2015)
Grand Island Education Foundation Grant Award, Polyhedron Project, (2014)
Grand Island Education Foundation Grant Award, Inside/out Project, (2013)
Nebraska Fine Arts Standards Writing Panel, (2013)
Coordinator, Monthly Hall County Art Teacher Meetings, (2011-2014)
Moonshell Arts and Humanities Grant Award, Garet Reynek Art Residency (2013)
Grand Island Education Foundation Grant Award, One Million Bones Project, (2012)
Director, The Bison Project, Grand Island Public Schools, (2012)
Exploratory Team Leader, Walnut Middle School, (1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2006-2012).
S.E.E. Camp, Gifted Camp Instructor, (1999-2011).
Grand Island Middle School Teacher of the Year, (2010)
GIPS Mentor, (2002, 2009-10, 2016-18)
Moonshell Arts and Humanities Larry Maupin Outstanding Art Educator Award, (2007)
Grand Island Education Foundation $1000 Grant Award, Video Installation, (2007)
D.C. Diplomats, Interdisciplinary Eighth Grade Trip to Washington, D.C., Instructor and Sponsor, (1999-2008).
Cooperating Supervising Teacher, Hastings College, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Eight Student Teachers.
Lilly Endowment Grant Recipient, “Walking the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco”, 2004
Nebraska Arts Council, Impact/Collaboration Grant Review Panel Member, (1995-2000, 2002-04).
Nebraska Middle Level Art Teacher of the Year, 2003
First Place, CoNect National Lesson Plan Competition, 2003
First Place, CoNect National Lesson Plan Competition, 2002
Community Discovered Project, Grant Participant, (1997-2000).
Multi-Cultural Mural Project Coordinator, Walnut Middle School, (1998-2000).
Walnut Middle School Art Club Sponsor, (1996-2000).
Grand Island Middle School Art Curriculum Writer, (1998).
Cottonwood Prairie Festival, exhibitor, (1996).
Sandy Creek Art Clinic, Organizer and Coordinator, (1984-95).
Sandy Creek Elementary Art Curriculum Coordinator, (1994-95).
National Art Honor Society Sponsor, (1990-95).
Gallery 14, Director of Student Gallery, (1991-95).
Nebraska Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Program, Host School, (1983-95).
EF Educational Tours, Sponsor of High School Students to Europe (1993)
State Runner-up, One Act Play Competition, Co-director, (1993).
Spring Ranch Historical Reenactment, Lead Actor, (1993).
Wrote and Directed State Placing One Act Play, (1992).
Edgar Community Theater, (1989-90).
Presenter, Old Trustee Days, , (1986).
Outdoor Sculpture Competitive Winner, Hastings College(1982).

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska, Kearney, Nebraska, (1999), Master of Arts in Education.
Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, (1995), graduate work.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, (1991), graduate work.
Chadron State College, Chadron, Nebraska, (1990), graduate work.
Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, (1979-83), Bachelor of Arts in Art Education.