2017 Master of Fine Arts, 2D Studio Art
University of Arizona • Tucson, AZ
2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting
Minor: Marketing and Management
Salisbury University • Salisbury, MD
Summa Cum Laude
Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program
2018 – Present University of Maryland• College Park, MD
2018 – Present Frederick Community College• Frederick, MD
2014 – 2017 University of Arizona School of Art • Tucson, AZ
GTA, Instructor of Record
2017 GTA, Printmaking Department (Supervisor: Cerese Vaden)
2012 – 2013 Salisbury University Art Department • Salisbury, MD
Painting Department Technician
2012 The Walters Art Museum • Baltimore, MD
2011 Fulton Gallery, Salisbury University • Salisbury, MD
Gallery Assistant Intern
AWARDS and HONORS
2017 Research & Project Grant, Graduate Student & Professional Council University of Arizona
2016 Nancy K. Strauss Art Scholarship Endowment University of Arizona
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society University of Arizona Chapter
2015 Sarnoff Art Supply Scholarship University of Arizona
Anne Moreton Memorial Scholarship University of Arizona
2014-16 John L. Dales Scholarship Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Barbara Rogers Scholarship for Painting University of Arizona
2013 Director's Choice Award, ["The Fire House"] HoCo Arts Council
Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts Salisbury University
Permanent Collection Award ["Looking Up"]
Two-Dimensional Studio Art Award Salisbury University
President's Choice Award, ["Looking Up"] Salisbury University
NCUR Presentation: University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse.
Also listed under Public Speaking.
2012 Meritorious Award Salisbury University Art Department
Key Achievement Award Salisbury University
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Salisbury University Chapter
2011-12 John L. Dales Scholarship Screen Actors Guild Foundation (2 awards)
2010 Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Salisbury University Chapter
2009-13 Senatorial Scholarship Maryland Higher Education Commission
Dean's List Salisbury University
2009-12 Delegates Scholarship Maryland Higher Education Commission
2009 Art Department Renewable Scholarship (4 years) Salisbury University
Presidential Award (4 years) Salisbury University
2017 “Brave New Masters,” May. Tucson Weekly. Tucson, AZ.
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“School of Art's MFA exhibition showcases student work,” April 22. The Daily Wildcat. Tucson, AZ.
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Local T.V. Show: “The Morning BLEND,” KGUN 9. 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. Tucson, AZ.
Thursday, April 13.
"The Howard County Times," April. A show of hands supports Blossoms exhibit. Columbia, MD.
2016 "MFA Candidate Leah Lewman Selected to Participate in National Wet Paint MFA Biennial," January. University of Arizona College of Fine Arts,
Online News Bulletin.
2014 "The Baltimore Sun," April. Kish Gallery Features Works by Twins Leah and Lyndsay Lewman. Columbia, MD
2013 "The Howard County Times," November. Howard Artists Have a State of the Art Show. Ellicott City, MD
2013 "The Dispatch," April. SU Set to Host Graphic Arts Show Next Month. Salisbury, MD.
2013 "Scarab Literary Magazine: Featured Artist" • P. 6, 17-18 •Salisbury, MD.
2012 "Scarab Literary Magazine" • P. 30, 45, 55 • Salisbury, MD 2012
"The Daily Times," September. AI&G Show's Works Are Diverse, Challenging. Salisbury, MD
2012 "The Daily Times," October. Artist Captures Subject of Human Relationships. Salisbury, MD
2011 We Burned Our Hands, Student Union Permanent Collection: Salisbury University
2011 Need, Student Union Permanent Collection: Salisbury University
2012 Unspoken, Student Union Permanent Collection: Salisbury University
2012 In the Balance, Student Union Permanent Collection: Salisbury University
2013 Looking Up, Fulton Dean’s Collection: Salisbury University
SERVICE, LECTURES and EVENTS
May 2017 Featured Student Speaker, Sneak Preview Event for 2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition.
[Invite: Colin Blakely] [Click here to view Gallery Talk]
Mar 2017 Visiting Emerging Artist, Survey of Tucson Contemporary Artists. [Invite: Mike Dominguez]
Feb 2016 Artist Speaker/Collaborator, Infuse.
Apr 2015 Juror, First Year Experience Exhibition, University of Arizona School of Art.
Apr 2013 Student Research Presenter, National Council on Undergraduate Research. Conference held at the
University of Wisconsin, La-Crosse.
May 2012 Visiting Student Artist, Centennial High School. [Invite: Nan Collins]