Selected Accomplishments & Awards

Portrait Society of America Signature Status

Signature Status is and honorary status that grants the right to use the initials "PSS" - Portrait Society Signature - on all personally created works as an indication of the Society's harmonious high standards and goals, to create, to advance and to share.


Museum Acquisition

The Ratner Museum, Bethesda, Maryland, recently acquired for its permanent collection Mr. Reed's painting Immortal Longings - The Death of Cleopatra, depicting the climactic scene from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.


Juror for Art Competitions

•  20th Annual All-Media Juried Art Show, Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Marbury, MD, June 2014

•  5th Annual Portrait Show - ArtSpace Herndon, Herndon, Virginia, upcoming in October 2013

•  Fall Exhibition - Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland, September 2012

•  15th Annual National Juried Show - Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia, February-March 2012

•  Unbridled - Arlington Art Alliance, Arlington, Virginia, May 2011


Portrait Society of America Awards

•  Honors Award, 2006 International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, Dallas, Texas, May 2006

•  Second Place, Women Category, Portrait Society of America Member Competition, January 2009

•  Honorable Mention, Children Category, Portrait Society of America Member Competition, January 2009

•  5 Portfolio Awards, Portrait Society of America, 2007, 2009-11, 2014 (every portfolio competition entered)


Magazine Awards

•  Finalist, International Artist Magazine, Dec 2009-10 Issue

•  Masters Showcase, The Art of the Portrait, International Artist Magazine, June-July 2009

•  Best of Oil, American Artist 70th Anniversary Readers' Choice Award, November 2007

•  Semifinalist, American Artist 70th Anniversary Art Competition, Summer 2007

• Finalist, 23rd Annual Artist's Magazine Art Competition, Portrait and Figure Category, Summer 2006

•  Finalist, 23rd Annual Artist's Magazine Art Competition, Still Life Category, Summer 2006


Other International & National Awards

•  2nd Place, 2006 International Portrait Arts Competition, Portrait Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2006

•  First Place, 9th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA, February 2006


Regional & Local Awards (last seven years)

•  6 Best of Show or First Place Awards 

•  2 People's Choice Awards 

•  16 Honorable Mention or Merit Awards  

•  Awarded September 2008 Solo Exhibition in a juried competition for a solo exhibition, at The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

•  Featured Artist, one of three artists honored and awarded certificates by The Art League's Board of Directors for for their painting, teaching, and service to The Art League, Alexandria, VA, September 2006


Online Competition Awards

•  First Place, Capture the Summer Exhibition, Leading Artists Premier Gallery, September 2012


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