"Ocean View" Awarded Best In Show by the Biggs Museum of American Art
Once every 3 years the Biggs holds a Masterworks competition. The competition was held in November 2017. Michael was named Best In Show for "Ocean View" and received a purchase prize to have the box become part of the permanent collection of the Biggs Museum. The judge for the show was Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery Director of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
Delaware Governor's Award for the Arts 2014
Michael was selected to build the Governor's Award for the Arts in 2014. The award is given to outstanding contributors to the Arts in Delaware. It is a "Treasure Box" in an Asian Design with an applied piece of Curly Spalted Maple reminiscent of an estuary "Landscape" in Delaware. The box at left is one of eight built for the awards.