When I graduated from college I immediately started working on getting juried into the Kentucky Art Council’s Kentucky Crafted Program. I knew as I started my business, my affiliation with and the support of the Kentucky Arts Council and being a juried Kentucky Crafted artist would have a profound effect on my career. In addition to developing a following of retail customers, my participation in Kentucky Crafted: The Market exposed me to the wholesale marketplace and helped forge relationships with many Kentucky galleries who continue to carry my artwork today. Years later when I was ready to expand my business, I applied and was selected to represent Kentucky Crafted with a small group of other juried artists in a group booth at the Buyers Market of American Craft where I gained dozens of gallery accounts across the country.

Many thanks to the Kentucky Arts Council and staff throughout the years who have impacted my career as an artist!