Resume

Every time I take a reference photo, compose an image or pick up a paint brush, I strive to improve my skills as a visual communicator so that I can better participate, with my own voice, in the discourse held by fellow contemporary watercolorists and visual artists as a whole.

Here are some of the opportunities that I’ve had to do so.

Education:

BFA (Painting) – Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – Kutztown, PA
BSAE – Kutztown University of Pennsylvania – Kutztown, PA
 – Summa Cum Laude

Exhibition:

48th Annual Art of the State Juried Exhibition
State Museum of Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, PA, July 2015

75th Annual International Exhibition North West Watercolor Society
Washington State Convention Center – Seattle, WA – July 2015

54th Anniversary Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO – June 2015

2015 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Juried Exhibition
Kenosha Public Museum– Kenosha, WI – June 2015

2015 Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Exhibition
Fort Worth Central Library – Fort Worth, TX – June 2015

149th Anniversary American Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Salmagundi Club – New York, NY – April 2015

Repose and Restoration: The Huber Breaker & Other works
AFA Gallery – Scranton, Pa – March 2014

Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 114th Juried Exhibition
Community Arts Center – Walingford, PA – October 2014

148th Anniversary American Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Salmagundi Club – New York, NY – April 2014

53rd Anniversary Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO – June 2014

2014 BWS Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition
Arts Program Gallery at the University of Maryland University College – Adelphi, MD – June 2014

147th Anniversary American Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Salmagundi Club – New York, NY – April 2013

2013 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Juried Exhibition
Kenosha Public Museum– Kenosha, WI – August 2013

Rust & Relic: Shadows of the Pennsylvania Coal Industry
Red Raven Art Co. – Lancaster, Pa – November 2013

52nd Anniversary Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO – June 2013

146th Anniversary American Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
Salmagundi Club – New York, NY – April 2013

From Within: Goggleworks 8th Annual Artist Exhibition
Goggleworks Center for the Arts – Reading, Pa – October 2012

Historic

Bethlehem Partnership Annual Art Auction
Moravian Museum – Bethlehem, Pa – December 2012

Studio Artist Small Works Exhibition
Goggleworks Center for the Arts – Reading, Pa – December 2012

December Holiday Group Show
Red Raven Art Co. – Lancaster, Pa – December 2012

Highlight Artist Exhibition Wall
Red Raven Art Co. – Lancaster, Pa – June 2012

51st Anniversary Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO – June 2012

Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 111th Juried Exhibition
Community Arts Center – Walingford, PA – October 2011

Defaced & Forgotten: Works by James Maria & Jason Rowles
McFarland Student Union Art Gallery – Kutztown, PA – September 2011

Watercolor USA 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO – June 2011

Art of the State 2011 Juried Exhibition
Pennsylvania State Museum – Harrisburg, PA – June 2011

Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 2011 Member’s Juried Exhibition
Barnstone Gallery – Phoenixville, PA – April 2011

Vanity & Rust
Sharadin Student Art Gallery – Kutztown, PA – 2010

Watercolor & Oil Paintings by Jimmy Maria
Grandview Gallery – West Lawn, Pa – 2010

Eckhaus Annual Juried Art Auction
Eckhaus Gallery – Kutztown, PA – 2010

Commissions, Awards, and Honors

Goodier Cash Award, 54th Anniversary Watercolor USA Exhibition
Watercolor Honor Society – Springfield, MO – June 2015

Indira Das Memorial Award, 2015 Transparent Watercolor Society of America Juried Exhibition
Kenosha Public Museum – Kenosha, WI – June, 2015

Honorable Mention, 2015 Society of Watercolor Artists Juried Exhibition
Fort Worth Central Library – Fort Worth, TX – June 2015

Greg B. Theilen Memorial Award, 53rd Anniversary Watercolor USA Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, PA – June 2014

Caroline Howard Memorial Award, PWCS 2014 Juried Exhibition
Community Arts Center – Wallingford, PA – October 2014

Cheap Joes Art Award, BWS Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition
University of Maryland University – Adelphi, MD – June 2014

Selected for traveling show 146th Anniversary American Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition
Salmagundi Club – New York, NY – April 2013

Windsor Newton Award, 52nd Anniversary Watercolor U.S.A. Juried Exhibition
Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO – June 2013

Goodier Cash Award, 51st Anniversary Watercolor USA Exhibition
Watercolor Honor Society – Springfield, MO – 2012

Museum Purchase Award, 51st Anniversary Watercolor USA Exhibition
Watercolor Honor Society – Springfield, MO – 2012

Mary Grace Wible Art Education Graduation Award
Kutztown University – Kutztown, PA – 2012

Silver Medal recipient of the Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award in the category of Original Artwork of High Quality
Kutztown University – Kutztown, PA – 2012

Best in Show Award at Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
Kutztown University – Kutztown, PA – 2012

Commissioned for a watercolor painting of Marlin & Regina Miller Gallery by Kutztown University Foundation
Kutztown, PA – October 2011

Museum Purchase Award for 50th Anniversary Watercolor USA Exhibition
Watercolor Honor Society – Springfield, MO – 2011

Sharadin Award for Distinguished Achievement in Fine Arts
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania College of Visual & Performing Arts – Kutztown, PA – 2010

Uninterrupted membership in the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania College of Visual & Performing Arts Dean’s Scholars
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania College of Visual & Performing Arts – Kutztown, PA

Membership

Watercolor Honor Society Signature Member
Philadelphia Watercolor Society Signature member
TWSA Associate Member
AWS Associate Member (Signature status pending)

Public Collections:

Kutztown University Foundation
Kutztown University College of Visual & Performing Arts – Permanent Collection.
Watercolor Honor Society Permanent Collection – Springfield Art Museum – Springfield, MO

Press

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works

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