In the Shadows, accepted into the 2013 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's prestigious Birds in Art exhibit, will go on tour in 2014.   It will travel to the Heritage Center, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck (March 1 – June 30, 2014); Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, Colorado (July 19 – September 13, 2014); and Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, Texas (November 4 – December 31, 2014
"In The Shadows"
18 x 12 oil on board
Birds in Art 2013
"While the Sentry Sleeps"
12 x 24 oil on linen
In July of 2014, While the Sentry Sleeps was awarded First Place in the Mostra D'Arte exhibit sponsored by the Braumart in Iron Mountain, Michigan. 

It was designated as a Meritorious Entry in the 2014 Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds and Wildlife exhibit. 
The Buffalo Farm was awarded People Choice in  the 2014 Mostra D'Arte exhibit. 
"The Buffalo Farm"
16 x 20 oil on board
"Lee Grazing" 
17 x 11 gouache on paper
"Red-bellied Woodpecker"
12 x 7 oil on board
Both Lee Grazing and  Red-bellied Woodpecker   have been selected as finalists in the 2014 Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds and Wildlife Exhibit.  The exhibit opens on December 5th.
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Mysty Promises has been accepted into the Northern Exposure XXI exhibit at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center in Escanaba, MI.  The exhibit runs from November 13th through December 30th, 2014
"Mysty Promises"
10 x 12 oil on board
House Wrens and Security were both also selected by the Richeson75 Online Animals, Birds and Wildlife exhibit as a Meritorious Entry
"House Wrens"
11 x 8 gouache on paper
"Security"
9 x 12 gouache on paper
Great news!   “Misty Promises”  won the Arts Network Award - B in the Northern Exposure XXI exhibit. It also won a Purchase Prize Award, so it sold on opening night! 
2014
GREAT NEWS!

"Testing the Waters"  Has been accepted into the 2015 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's Birds In Art Exhibit!
Jurors Danny Bills (curator of collections and exhibitions, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas), Virginia Eichhorn (director and chief curator, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada), and Terry Pitts (director emeritus, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa), spent a productive day reviewing 977 entries submitted by 607 artists before heading into the final round to select one work each by 102 artists.
2015 Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's Birds In Art !
One of my paintings was chosen as a finalist in the Richeson 75 2015
Animals, Birds and Wildlife international competition. 

Three other paintings were chosen as Meritorious Entries!



Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 9 x 12 oil on Arches
oil paper.  Finalist - Richeson 75 Animals, Birds and Wildlife. 
"Babes" Fledgling Cedar Waxwings
2015 Northern Exposure XXII
Winner of the WYKX WDBC Media Award
Winner of the Erickson Center for the Arts Featured Artist Award
Out of the Studio, en Plein Air   -   2016
an exhibit of the plein air work of five dynamic women artists!
Northern Exposure XXII  
Richeson 75 Animals, Birds and Wildlife   -   2015
Mostra D' Arte   2015
Honorable Mention  -  Old Goat
2015
2016
2012
Leigh Yawkey Woodson, Birds in Art 2012!
April: 'It's Not Hoo, It's When'  Best of Show winner in the 2016 Lake Superior State University 5 x 7 Show.
SOLD
January – February: ‘Out of the Studio, En Plein Air’, Twenty of my plein air works were on display at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center for a group show with fellow painters, Melisse Carr, Kathy Kuczek, Jane Landwehr and Darlene Strand.

As much as I enjoy showing my work with this group, I love even more painting with them.  
May:  I was awarded the City Hall Award at the William Bonifas Fine Art Center Members Show for my painting, ‘Snow Covered Road’  The painting is on display through the month of December at the Escanaba City Hall.  
June – September:  ‘What Comes Naturally’, My solo show at the Erickson Center for the Arts included 28 works.  The show was a huge success and a great joy!
August:   I competed in my first plein air competition and won second place with my painting of a bridge over the Oconto River.   
October:  I was accepted into the Northern Exposure XXIII exhibit with my painting of a fledgling Great Horned Owl titled, ‘Make My Day’.

November: I was awarded the honor of Merritorious Entry for three works in the 2016 Richeson 75 International, Animals, Birds and Wildlife exhibit. ‘Face Off’, ‘Chippy’ and ‘Catbird’.  
"Face Off"
SOLD
"Chippy"
"Catbird"
In addition my work has been on display at Frame UP Gallery, Rainbow Gifts, and Full Moon Rising in 2016.
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