Awards


  • 1998

    Entry in 1st Miyuki International Delica Challenge with “Lost Pearl” 1998

    Published in “The Sea, Selection from the 1st International Delica Challenge 1998

    Published in Bead and Button Magazine August 1998 edition

  • 2001

    Two 3” x 3” squares put into the 911 Memorial Bead Quilt. Currently on permanent display at The National September 11 Memorial and Museum 

    1st Place at New Mexico State Fair with “Butterfly” 2002

  • 2008

    Acceptance in Roswell Fine Arts League Show with “Loss of Innocence Tree” and “Poppies” 2008

    1st Place at Eastern New Mexico State Fair with “Loss of Innocence Tree” in Beading category 2008

    1st Place at Eastern New Mexico State Fair with “Winter Flowers” ornament cover in Christmas category 2008

  • 2009

    Honorable Mention in Caravan Beads Miyuki Challenge #3 with “Coral Snake” 2009

    Special Recognition award in 11th Judeo-Christian exhibition with “Loss of Innocence Tree” sponsored by Upstream People Gallery 2009

    Acceptance in Eclipse Gallery, Wi. exhibition “50 States, 50 Artists, 50 Mediums” with “Loss of Innocence Tree” 2009

    Acceptance in Town Park Gallery, Pagosa Springs, Co exhibition “6th Annual Juried Exhibition” with “Loss of Innocence Tree” and “Wave” 2009

    Acceptance in "8th Annual Summer All Media International Online Juried Exhibition" with “Life at the Pond” and “Wave” sponsored by Upstream People Gallery 2009. Receiving “special recognition award” for “Life at the Pond”

  • 2010

    Participated in “Artist of the Month” at the Roswell Art Gallery with 10 pieces - 2010

    Acceptance in “Monmouth Festival of the Arts” in Tinton Falls, NJ with 2 pieces – 2010

    Won Best in Show at Contemporary Bead-weaving II in Houston, TX with “All Eyes on You”. Also entered was “Life on the Pond” - 2010

    Won Sponsor Award at Roswell Fine Arts League Show with “Study in Transition” Also entered was “Karen’s Web” – 2010

    Won Best in Show with “Scarlet Macaws” at New Mexico State Fair – 2010

    Won 1st Place at Eastern New Mexico State Fair with “Flowers” a Christmas Ornament, 1st Place with “All Eyes on You”, 1st Place with “ A Study in Transition” and 2nd Place with “Life at the Pond”. – 2010

    Acceptance in “Salon 100” at Eclispe Gallery, Wi with Gold ornament and Snowflake ornament – 2010

  • 2011

    Published in Caravan Beads Blog as Designer

    Published in Beadcreator’s “Spring 2011 Showcase”

    Participated in Spring Bling at the Wooden Cow Gallery with “Scarlet Macaws”, A Study in Transition”, “All Eyes on you”

  • 2012

    Won Best in Show at Eastern New Mexico State Fair with “Mother Earth” necklace

    Won Blue ribbon at Eastern New Mexico State Fair with “Flower Pot”

    Won 2 Sponsor Awards at Roswell Fine Arts League Show with “ Mother Earth” Necklace

  • 2014

    Grand Unveiling of “Medusa” in Roswell, NM

    “Medusa” was a finalist in Bead Dreams sponsored by Bead and Buttom Magazine.

  • 2015

    “Medusa” won Best in Show at the Roswell Fine Art League Juried Show.

  • 2016

    Opening of “Tokay Beaded Art Gallery”. Only art gallery in the U.S. to exhibit only beaded art.

    Article published in Bead and Button Magazine.

  • 2017

    Article published in Beadwork Magazine.

    Grand Prize Honorable Mention Winner Seed Bead Contest sponsored by Fire Mountain Gems. 

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