Wandas recognition includes Artist of the Year for the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma, winner of the 1989 Oklahoma Duck Stamp, as well as being selected as an artist for Pheasants Forever and the National Turkey Federation. Nature Discovery Press, National Wildlife Federation, and National Raptor Center have also commissioned her for work.
She has won numerous awards and was the featured artist for several shows including the National Wildlife Show in Kansas City, Northern Wildlife Show in Lansing, MI, Prairie Skies Wildlife Show in North Dakota, and the Heritage Wildlife Art Show in Minneapolis and was the Guest Artist for the Northeastern Wildlife Art Expo in Providence R.I.
Wanda is very proud of an Industry Award pressented to her by the SKB Foundaton. The Rose Award, thier highest honor, was presented to Wanda for best capturing the purpose and spirit of the SKB Foundations commitment to passing on art. It stands as a tesimonal to her leadership and dedication to the field of art and teaching.
Wanda enjoys participating in workshops with other internationally known artists and was very pleased to work with Nancy Glazier, Robert Batemen, Alan Hunt, and John Seerey Lester. Wanda also has a firm belief in mentoring young artists and has developed a workshop geared to encourage students who may be considering careers in art.
This college-accredited workshop is held annually at a ranch in Montana and provides a full week of painting, sculpture, and career development. Wanda will be expanding her teaching to include international workshops.
Wanda was nominated for an innovation art award by the state of Montana in 2009. This award will be presented to a small group of artists who have made a significant contribution to the field of art in their art career.