One-Person Shows

2015, August: Griffin Museum of Photography, Layers of Illusion, plus Myanmar Tapestry, Winchester, Massachusetts. (20 images on the wall, another 15 online)
2014, September: Online Fine Art Photography Daily,, Layers of Illusion
2014, August: Camerawork Gallery, Layers of Illusion, Portland, Oregon
2010, February 20-July 21: University of Oregon Law School, Eugene, Oregon
2010, February: Camerawork Gallery, Core Sample China, Portland, Oregon
2009-2010, November 12-Jan 10: Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. “Virtual Gallery… a web-based showcase of photographic artists as selected by Griffin Museum staff. Six times per year this virtual gallery highlights one new artist, presenting a sampling of his/her work, biography and/or artist statement. Featured Artist.” (22 images)
2009, December: Lishui Photographic Museum, 2009 China Lishui International Photographic Cultural Festival, Lishui, China, Featured photographer, 30 images


2016: Portland Photographic Forum,“Thinking In Threes,” Second Place
2015: The Pajama Factory, Month-long Artists’ Residency, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
2015: Portland Photographic Forum, Uniquely Oregon, First Place, category: Potpourri
2015: A Smith Gallery, Director’s Choice Award, single image. Blue, (with catalog)
2013: American Society of Media Photographers, Honorable Mention, category: People
2013: Portland Photographic Forum, “Human/Nature” Honorable Mention
2012: Portland Photographic Forum, First Place, category: People
2011: The Julia Margaret Cameron Award, (International Competition) granted in two separate areas: First Place, Individual Fine Art Image; Honorable Mention, Documentary Portfolio (China images) (Exhibition in Buenos Aires)
2011: Portraits and People, Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Honorable Mention
2013, 2011, 2010: Critical Mass Finalist, Juried Portfolio Review, Photolucida, Portland, Oregon
2009: Honored Guest of the China Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui, China


2014: Portland Photographer’s Forum 2014 Portfolio Competition, Prayer, Public & Private, 8 images
2013, 2012: American Society of Magazine Photographers, PDX/SQ
2010, April: PHOTO CHINA, Portfolio: China in Foreigner’s Eyes. 17 images, 8 pages

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2017: PDX30, The Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
2017: Aviary, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Paula Tognarelli, Juror, Catalog
2017: Open, Vermont Center for Photography, Karen Haas, Juror, Catalog
2016: GatheringA Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas,
2016: RedA Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas, Aline Smithson, Juror
2016: HabitatA Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

2015: Family, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2015: Windows, Mirrors, Doors, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2015: Blue, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2015: Open Submission, Walker Art Collection, Garnett, Kansas
2015: Sky, Griffin Museum of Photography, Paula Tognarelli, juror
2014: Emotional Beauty, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, Laura Valenti, juror
2014: YourDailyPhotograph, SkyDuncan Miller Gallery, Paula Tognarelli, juror
2014: Group Show, “In Praise of Trees,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, catalog
2013: YourDailyPhotograph, Neon WavesDuncan Miller Gallery, Sarah Hadley, juror
2013: Structure, Architectural Heritage Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2013: Celebrations, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas
2013: Group Show, HPGRP Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, New York
2012-15: Blue Sky’s Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Portland, Oregon
Juried selection (one year duration, 10 images)
• 2015: Portfolio, Prayer: Public & Private
• 2014: Portfolio, Myanmar Tapestry
• 2013: Portfolio, Layers of Illusion
• 2012: Portfolio, Sacred Objects, Sacred Acts
2014, 2013: “Then, Now, Here,” Oregon Historical Society, multiple events/location “slide show”
2012: Group Show, “PhotoPlace Open,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury,Vermont (with catalog)
2011: Group Show, “In Time,” Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia (with catalog)
2011: Group Show, “Again: Reflections and Photography,” PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont
2011: Group Show, “Photocraft,” Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon (Juror, Blue Mitchell)
2011: Group Show, Texas Photographic Society #20, International Exhibit (Juror, Arno Rafael Minkkinen)
2011: Group Show, Portland Photographic Forum, Portland, Oregon, (Juror, Julia Dolan, Photo Curator, PAM)
2011: “The Photographic Nude,” Lightbox Gallery, Astoria,Oregon (Juror, Cherie Hiser)
2013, 2011, 2010, 2009: “Juried Membership Showcase,” Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon
November 2009 – April 2010: “The Shape of Time: Accumulations of Place and Memory,” Oregon Jewish Museum, Portland, OR (6 images)
2010: “Still Life and Interiors,” Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, Californi
2009: “The Spooky Show,” Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
2009: “36th Annual Photo Exhibition,” Larsen Gallery, Yakima, Washington
2009: “Photography Guild Invitational 2009” The Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon


  • Lishui Museum of Photography, Lishui, China
  • Library of The University of Oregon Law School
  • Columbia River Finance
  • various private collections


BFA, The Cooper Union, School of Art and Architecture, NYC
Private workshops with photographers Minor White, Mary Ellen Mark, Jock Sturgis, Linda Connor


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