Awards and Honors:six color swatches

June 2003: Recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts.

January 2002: Selected by jury for the Smithsonian Craft Show: Unable to attend.

May 2001: Recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts.

January 2001: Acquisition of “Under Continuous Monitor” by the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery.

November 1999: Selected by jury for the Smithsonian Craft Show: “Crafts for the New Millennium.”

September 1998: Received Best of Show for Sculpture: “Uncensored” Blue Elephant Arts Center.

May 1996: Received Emerging Artist Award: Philadelphia Furniture Show.

April 1992: Selected as Resident Artist for woodworking: The Appalachian Center for Crafts.

Print and Media Appearances:

“Art Furniture,” by Kathran Siegel. In, Tradition in Contemporary Furniture, Page 88-89, 2001, Eds. Rick Mastelli and John Kelsey. Jon’s work is featured in the article. Published by The Furniture Society.

“Portfolio,” American Craft , Page 71. April 1, 2001. [Author]. [Article about] 2 color photos and brief text.

“Artist Engineers Furnishings in a Creative Way,” Frederick News Post, Page B1, Nov. 29, 2001, by Karen Gardener. Feature article about Jon and his work. Photos. Appx. 800 words.

“On the Scene,” Hue (an online magazine by, June 6, 2000, by Kelly Morgan, Marketing Director of Feature article. Pop-up photos. Appx. 450 words.

“Local Artist Exhibits at Smithsonian Craft Show,” Frederick News Post, Page D9 April 28, 2000: [Author]. Article about Jon’s attendance of the 2000 Smithsonian Craft Show. B&W photo of Jon and a clock. Appx. 600 words.

“Singled Out by the Smithsonian,” The Washington Post, Page H3, April 27, 2000, by Annie Groer. A short article about the 2000 Smithsonian Craft Show. Large color photo of telephone sculpture “Hotline to the Big Man.” Appx. 210 words.

“Smithsonian’s Craft Show Offers Art That Functions,” The Washington Times, Page D4. April 22, 2000, by Michele Reaves. B&W detail photo of “Hotline to the Big Man”. Appx 900 words.

“Furniture Artist Tries for the Wacky”, Hagerstown Daily Mail, Page A1. March 10, 2000, by Andrea Brown-Hurley. Feature article. Color photo of Jon with “Yellow Clock.” Appx. 700 words.

“Art As Furniture,” The Washington Times, Page E1. June 26, 1997, by Ann Geracimos. Full page of color photos, primarily of Jon’s work. Two photos of Jon working in his studio. Appx. 1300 words.

Art for the Wall, Furniture & Accessories” Page 24. Designer’s source book #12, 1997. Published by Kraus Sikes. A one-page ad featuring furniture by Jon. Four outstanding color photos.