Education:

Bachelor of Arts, French - Indiana University, Bloomington, 1991
Courses in Photojournalism Reporting/Editing, and Fine Arts Photography

 

Professional Experience & Associations

1990 to Present
Freelance Photojournalist, Commercial Photographer, and Fine Arts Photographer

2008 to Present
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Volunteer Photographer, documentation of artifact & art collections, Porter, IN

2012 to Present
Professional Photographers of America, Member

2012 to 2014
Nature Photographer Magazine, Field Contributor

2002 to 2012
Vitaarts, Inc., Charter member, artist services organization, Valparaiso, IN

2008
4th Friday Arts, Featured Artist, city-sponsored art event, Crown Point, IN

2002 to 2008
Vale Fine Arts Festival, Juried Artist, multi-genre arts festival, Valparaiso, IN

2005 to 2008
Hilltop House Art Fair, Featured Artist, Fine Arts fair, Valparaiso, IN

1998 to 2001
The Times of Northwest Indiana, Staff Photographer, Munster, IN

1994 to 1995
The Vidette-Messenger, Staff Photographer, Valparaiso, IN

1994 
The Post-Tribune, Staff Photographer, Gary, IN

1992 to 1993
Greensburg Daily News, Staff Photographer, Greensburg, IN


Exhibitions, Commissions, & Awards

2015
10th Annual Black & White Spider AwardsReflected Verticality at Sunrise - Award Nominee
72nd Annual Salon ShowSouth Shore Arts, Munster, IN - Group Exhibition
 
2014
Looking Out - A National Juried Photography Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Sharon Arts Center - Group Exhibition
International Photographic Competition, Professional Photographers of America - Desert Autumn accepted into General Collection
 
2013
See | Me Digital Group Show - SCOPE Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL - Group Exhibition
8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Shoreline Palisades - Award Nominee
Dreams of DunelandIndiana University Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, IN - Group Exhibition
International Photographic Competition, Professional Photographers of America - Lichen Rock accepted into General Collection
Examples of Biodiversity at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Douglas Education Center, Gary, IN - Solo Exhibition
Exposure 2013, See | Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY - Group Exhibition
 
2012
Michael Gard:Magnitude, rTrail Collective Edge, Valparaiso, IN - Solo Exhibition
Horizons, Indiana Welcome Center, Hammond, IN - Group Exhibition
International Photographic Competition, Professional Photographers of America - Mountain Lake accepted into General Collection
69th Annual Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN - Group Exhibition
Deus Ex Machina, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH - Group Exhibition
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Annual Calendar - Image Selected for Publication
 
2010
Landscapes – Southwest – Vibrant Color, Art & Soul by Phoebe Gallery, Muncie, IN - Group Exhibition

2006
Salon Artists Exhibition, The Art Barn, Valparaiso, IN - Group Exhibition

2005
Extemporaneous, Lucid Artists Gallery, Chicago, IL - Group Exhibition
Off the Cuff with 17, The Line Drive Gallery, Evanston, IL - Group Exhibition
Examples of Biodiversity at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Hageman Library, Porter, IN - Solo Exhibition
Skagway Area Photographs II, Glacial Smoothies & Espresso, Skagway, AK - Solo Exhibition

2004
OH+5, The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH - Group Exhibition
Arts Development Scholarship, Professional Development, Arts Alliance Indiana
Examples of Biodiversity at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center - Solo
Exhibition
Skagway Area Photographs, Glacial Smoothies & Espresso, Skagway, AK - Solo Exhibition

2003
Indiana Individual Artist Grant, Photographic Exhibition, Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN
53rd Annual Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL - Group Exhibition

2000
Best Sports Photograph, First Place, Indiana News Photographers Association
Best Sports Photograph, Third Place, Indiana News Photographers Association

1998
Best Sports Photograph, First Place, Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Chapter

1993
Best Scenery/Landscape Photograph, Third Place, Lake County Parks & Recreation Department, Indiana

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