AWARDS, SHOWS & MEMBERSHIPS

    AWARDS AND SHOWS:

  • "Accent on Access" tactile show for the blind with the Illinois Artisans Program, Chicago, IL.
  • One Man Show exhibit at the Thompson Center in Chicago for the Illinois Artisans Program lasting one month,
  • The Cowboy Hall of Fame (Western Heritage Museum), Oklahoma City, OK. Seminar and exhibit.
  • 11th Annual Japanese Leather Forum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • International Federation of Leather Guilds Show, Columbus, OH. Instructor, judge and exhibitor.
  • Curt Teich Postcard Archives, Libertyville, IL. PACE '97 Competition. My leatherwork was among 36 jury chosen works from 260 entries for a year long art and promotional tour.
  • Recipient of the Al Stohlman Award for Excellence in Leathercraft, the most prestigious award in leather working.
  • 12th Annual Japanese Leather Forum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Canadian Society for Creative Leathercraft Annual Show, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Won 3-Craftsman Awards, 3-Salon Awards and the Robert Muma Award for Best Color.
  • Promega Art Show, Juried Corporate Gallery showing, Madison, WI. Featuring 10 internationally known leather artisans.
  • CSCL 50th year Annual, Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Received the Associates rating and the Zalitis Pin for Excellence.
  • CSCL 2001 Annual, Earned the Fellow title with the highest score 88.97% at the time. Currently the only American holding this title, Silva Fox, FCSCL.
  • Lake County Discovery Museum, PACE exhibit, Curt Teich Postcard Archives.
  • 2014 Ken Griffin Award
    MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Nature Conservancy
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Cousteau Society
  • Trout Unlimited
  • International Wildlife Federation
  • Crane society
  • Illinois Artisans Program
  • Prairie States Leather Guild
  • International Internet Leathercrafter's Guild
  • The Canadian Society for Creative Leathercraft
  • Life Member of the National Rifle Association
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