2019 2019 Nebraska Artist Biennial, Gallery 1516- Omaha, NE

APMA Arts: Art of the Chair, Alley Poyner Machietto Architecture- Omaha, NE

Erotica Art Show, Group Exhibition curated by Samantha Guelden, Warlock Gallery- Omaha, NE

2018 Old Dog / Young Pups Group Exhibition, Nicholas Gallery Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

Omaha Entertainment Arts Awards Showcase, Petshop Gallery- Omaha, NE

2017 Artist-in Residence Exhibition, El Museo Latino- Omaha, NE

2016 Science Future, Trio exhibition curated by Alex Priest, Michael Phipps Gallery- Omaha, NE

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE- Annual Art Benefit

2015 Bemis Benefit, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, juried by Ellina Kevorkian, Alex Priest, and Larry Roots- Omaha, NE             

Friends of UNO ArtSlam+ Bancroft Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

RiverWalk Exhibition- Yankton, SD 

Young Professional Summit S.T.E.A.M. Century Link Center- Omaha, NE

Hello, Dali, Selected works, The Apollon- Omaha, NE

2014 2014 Survey: Omaha Artists, Michael Phipps Gallery- Omaha, NE

Converging Matrices, Kimmel Harding Nelson For Arts-Nebraska City, NE

Triad, Gallery 92 West- Fremont, NE

Unraveled, A Visual Response to RavelUnravel, A Traveling Art Exhibit- Omaha, NE

OEAA Nominee Exhibition, "BARE: naked truth”- Omaha, NE

2013 Journey to Wholeness, Group Invitational Show- Omaha, NE

Envisioning Spirituality, Juried Exhibition, Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

2012 Exploration in a Decade of Sculpture, Duo exhibition- Norfolk, NE

BARE: naked truth, Trio exhibition- Omaha, NE

2011 Solo exhibition, Silver of Oz- Omaha, NE

2010 Solo exhibition, Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

2009 Group exhibition, Dining Out for the Arts- Council Bluffs, IA

Juried exhibition, Art & Soup- Omaha, NE

Juried exhibition, Omaha Summer Wine Festival- Omaha, NE

Music & Masterpieces, Juried exhibition- Omaha, NE

2008 Art Auction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts- Omaha, NE

Duo, exhibition, North Missouri Arts Council- Marceline, MO

Trio exhibition, Columbus Art Association- Columbus, NE

All-Member exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art- St. Joseph, MO

2007 Duo exhibition, Fred Simon Gallery, Nebraska Arts Council- Omaha, NE

Juried exhibition, Lincoln Arts Festival, South Pointe Pavilion- Lincoln, NE

Group exhibition, Louisville Art Gallery- Louisville, NE

2006 Art on the Pointe, Juried exhibition- Omaha, NE

BarkerArt Alumni Exhibition, Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, juried by Cheryl Brutvan- Cambridge, MA

2005 Resident's exhibition, Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

2003 Open House exhibition, Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

2001 Group exhibition, Regency Fine Art- Norcross, GA


2019 Work In Progress Fellow, Amplify Arts- Omaha, NE

2018 Artist-inResidence, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church and School, Omaha, NE

2017 Visual Artist Residency, El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE

2016 Artist Residency, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts- Nebraska City, NE

2015 Finalist, Friends of UNO ArtSlam+ Omaha, NE

Honorarium, RiverWalk- Yankton, SD

2014 Fellow, Artist INC Omaha Live, Omaha Creative Institute- Omaha, NE                                                         with Mid-America Arts Alliance- Kansas City, MO

2010 Workshop Honorarium, Kent Bellows Studio and Center for the Visual Arts- Omaha, NE

2009 People’s Choice Award, Art & Soup- Omaha, NE

2007 Patrons Award, Lincoln, NE- Lincoln Arts Festival

2005 Residency, Hot Shops Art Center- Omaha, NE

2001 2nd Prize, Regency Fine Art- Norcross, GA 

1994 Missouri Silver Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute- Kansas City, MO 


2017 Artists Doing Studio Residency, El Perico, Leo Adam Biga, Omaha, NE

2016 Shape of Things to Come, The Reader, review by Melinda Kozel- Omaha, NE

Apel's Work on Display at KHN, Nebraska City News Press, Nebraska City, NE

2014 Triad, Fremont Tribune, Preview by Chris Bristol- Fremont, NE

2012 BARE: naked truth, KVNO, Preview by Sally Deskins- Omaha, NE                                                                             

Les Femme Folles- Interview with Sally Deskins- Omaha, NE

Co-Op Opts For Provocation, Review by Sally Deskins for BARE: naked truth- Omaha, NE

2010 Picks of the Week, The Reader- Omaha, NE

2008 Art Beat News Letter- Brief ad for trio exhibition at Columbus Art Council- Columbus, NE

Linn County Leader- Front page article introducing featured artist- Marceline, MO

ArtBUZZ.org- promoted as an annual featured artist- Seminole, FL

2007 KVNO 90.7 FM Radio- Interview to support and advertise duo exhibition

Intriguing Inspirations, The Reader, review by Sally Deskins- Omaha, NE

Strength and Whimsy, Omaha World Herald- "Go!" preview by Dane Stickney- Omaha, NE

2006 An Amalgam of Art, Omaha World Herald- "Go!" preview by Dane Stickney- Omaha, NE


Bemis Center of Contemporary Art- Omaha, NE- Standing Member

2010-2014 Artists’ Cooperative Gallery- Omaha, NE- Member

2007-2017 New England Sculptors Association- Gloucester, MA


2003-06 Metropolitan Community College- Omaha, NE | Liberal Arts and Sculpture Welding

1994-96 Kansas City Art Institute- Kansas City, MO | Sculpture, Design and Illustration