EDUCATION
1965 -1969        George School, Bucks County, PA
1969 -1971       
 Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
1981                 Portrait Institute One-Day Seminars, Palm Beach, FL
1982, 1985      
  Daniel E. Greene Portraiture Workshops, Orlando, FL
1985 -1986       Christian Leadership Course at International Bible College and Seminary, Plymouth, FL
SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS/FLORIDA; SPONSORS AND ATTENDANCE
1974           Saturday in the Park – Winter Park; Arts Guild of the Council of Arts & Sciences, 1000
                Osceola Art Festival – Kissimmee; Osceola County Art Association, 30,000
                Fiesta in the Park – Orlando 1976, 1980; City of Orlando,100,000
1975           Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit – Clermont; South Lake Art League, 30,000
                College Park Art Show 1976, 78, 80, 85, 86; College Park Merchant Assoc., 50,000
1976           Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival; Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 300,000
1977           WinterPark Mall, Artist’s Corner Exhibition; Winter Park Mall Merchant Assoc., 35,000
1979           Maitland Arts Festival 1981, 1983, 1984; Rotary Club of Maitland, 50,000
1980           Butler Plaza Art Festival – Casselberry; Butler Plaza Merchants Association, 25,000
                Longwood Arts & Crafts Festival 1981; Central FL Society for Historical Preservation, 40,000
1982           Lake Howell Plaza Arts & Crafts Festival; Lake Howell Plaza Merchants Assoc.,15,000
1983           Lightning Photography Contest – Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival; Lightning Foto
                Florida Frame house, One-Man Feature Artist Exhibition – Altamonte Springs, 500
1985           Apopka Art Foliage Festival 1986; Apopka Women’s Club, 35,000
1986           Piedmont Plaza Fine Arts & Crafts Show – Apopka; Statewide Arts, 20,000
1987           Springtime at the Gardens Arts Festival – Orlando; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 40,000
1995           Sidewalk Chalk Festival - Orlando; Central Florida businesses and churches, 20,000
INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT COMPETITIONS:
2001           Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition, Chicago, Illinois
2003           Portrait Society of America's International Portrait Competition, Washington, D.C.
2005           The Art Renewal Center's 2nd International ARC Salon Competition, New York
AWARDS; PARTIAL LIST:
1975           First Place; Pine Hills Sidewalk Art Festival
1980           Second Place; Longwood Arts & Crafts Festival
1982           Second Place; Lake Howell Plaza Arts & Crafts Festival
1983           Second Place for People Category; and
                Second Place Art Work; Lightning Photography Contest of Winter Park Sidewalk  Art Festival
1984           Best of Show; Pine Hills Sidewalk Art Festival
1987           First Place; Pine Hills Sidewalk Art Festival:
HONORS & MEMBERSHIPS:
1986            Invited to participate as a judge in the Florida Congressional Art Competition for High School
Students in Tallahassee, Florida.
1999             Mike received the great honor of being invited to attend the historical New
    Millennium 2000 coronation of the capstone of the Great Pyramid in Egypt,
    and to exclusively document the event artistically.
2001 - 2006        Portrait Society of America membership
CURRENT PROJECTS:
1994 - 2015       American Presidential Portrait Challenge
1986 - 2015       Book:  
Brilliant Minds, featuring celebrities;  Book:  Faces of God; inspirational
2004 - 2015       Book:
 Painting Positive-Realism Portraits;  Instructional and retrospective
2005 - 2011       Video:  
Miracle Merki the Cat gives a Tour of Mike's Studio
E.  "M I K E"  M c V A U G H