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Awards, Shows & Art Education

 

Current 2018 Shows

Glassell School of Art and the MFAH Certificate/Graduation Show, June 2018


2017

Glassell Student Enamel Show, ​November 2017

"Textures" Glassell school of Art and the MFAH at the Kinder Morgan Building, 1001 Louisiana, Houston, Texas  June-August, 2017

Hand Drawn with Enameled Jewelry at the Glassell School of Art April 2017

​Conroe Art League Invitational Show, 2017


​2016

Houston Metal Arts Guild juried show  at the Jung Center (Juror Andy Cooperman)     

Monte Award from the Conroe Art League for Achievement

🏆Conroe Art League Spring Judged show Abstract/Experimental Objective Art, First Place

🏆Conroe Art League Spring Judged show Sculpture, First Place


​2015

🏆Conroe Art League Fall Judged show Best in Category Abstract/Experimental Objective Art, First Place

🏆Conroe Art League Fall Judged show, Professional Division, Sculpture, 2nd Place

SAO/Select 2015 Glassell Art School, Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Texas

Glassell Student Art Exhibition 2015

Finalist for the Woodlands High School Art Trust 2014-2015


2014

🏆Conroe Art League Judged Fall Show, 2nd place sculpture, 2nd and 3rd place mixed media professional division

LSAG Judged Show,Woodlands Professional division, Sculpture, Honorable Mention

🏆Conroe Art League Judged Spring Show professional division 1st place and 2nd place   sculpture

Conroe Art League Spring Judged Show professional division honorable mention painting

Woodlands Art  League Spring Judged Show Honorable mention in acrylic painting and mixed media professional division


2011

🏆Watercolor Society Houston experimental Show, 2nd place, Juror Arthur Turner   


​2010

🏆Watercolor society Houston, Honorable Mention


2009

🏆Watercolor society Houston, 3rd place  



Group Shows:

Visual Art Alliance 31st Juried Membership Exhibition, 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002, Sept 28-Nov 15, 2017  Dennis Nance Juror

Visual Art Alliance 6th Juried  Invitational Exhibition, 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002, July 14-Aug 22, 2017 Nicole Longnecker Juror

Visual Arts Alliance 31st Open Exhibition, Three Allen Center, Houston Texas, Clint Willour Juror

"Selections from the Painting Department" Glassell school of Art and the MFAH at the Kinder Morgan Building, 1001 Louisiana,Houston Texas  April 28 through July 2014

18 Hands Gallery Metal Art Guild  Show Your Metal II, Houston, Texas 2014

Conroe Art League Spring Show, Conroe Texas, 2014

Woodlands Art League Spring  Juried Show, 2014

Glassell School of Art Student Show, 2013

Glassell Painting Department Show, 2012

J Bangle Gallery, Galveston, Texas 2011

Pearl Fincher Museum Spring, Texas 2010

Jack Meir Gallery Invited Show 2011, Houston, Texas

Art on the Boulevard 2011, 2012 Houston, Texas

Watercolor Society Houston 2010, 2011, 2012


Solo Exhibitions

Cha Champagne Bar 2012 Houston, Texas



Art Education

Glassell School of Art 2006 to 2018, Certificate Graduate Glassell School of Art, June 2018

Instructors: Patrick Palmer, Francesca Fuchs,  Janet Hassinger, Jan Harrell, Jay Hill, Brian Portman, Charlotte Cosgrove, Stephanie Martz, Patrick Masterson, David E. Brauer, Arielle Masson, Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrek


MOMA New York:  Art History and Techniques of Modernists, Online 2011

 

Art Workshops Attended

Making Jewelry tools with Val Link and HMAG 2017

​Andy Cooperman "Connections"  HMAG 2017

Kent White forming and designing metal 2014   San Antonio Texas

Connections Pat Flynn Metalwerx Waltham Mass 2016

Fold forming Charles Lewton Brain, Metalwerx Waltham Mass 2016

Fusing Glass  Hollander Glass, Hollander Glass with Cyndi Seeberger,

Houston 2017

Making Murrini and the Vitrigraph Kiln Larry Pile,  Hollander Glass, Houston 2017

Fusing and Casting Kate MacLeod, Hollander Glass, Houston 2017


Art Leadership positions

President, Conroe Art League 2014-2016


Judging

Woodlands Waterway Art Festival Student section 2d and 3d art 2015, 2016, 2018

Woodlands Waterway Art Festival 3d Art and Sculpture 2015, 2016, 2018

Congressional Art Competition  2015, 2016 for Rep. Brady

 

Grants

​2016 Texas Commission on the Arts  for the Art and Nutrition program


Education & Classes Taught by Al

Nutrition and Art 2015, 2016

​Advanced Murrini Cane and the Vitrigraph Kiln, Hollander Glass, Houston, Texas, May 2018

Societies and Memberships

The Enamelist Society

Glassell Student Activity Organization

Glass Arts Society

Houston Metal Arts Guild

MOMA New York

MFAH Houston, Texas

The Menil Houston, Texas

Society of North American Goldsmiths

Visual Arts Alliance Houston, Texas

Watercolor Society Houston, Texas

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