1969      Norfolk State College, Norfolk, VA. B.F.A, Art and Fine Arts Education

1975       Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., Graduate Study in Art Education

1979      University of Richmond, Master’s Degree in Huminites



2010-present  Faculty of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, Va.

1989-present   Faculty of the Studio School of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,  Richmond, VA

1995-1996          Adjunct Faculty of Virginia State University, Petersburg, Va.

2001      Selected for art faculty of the Governor’s School of South Carolina, Greenville, S.C.

1975-2000        Teacher and Arts Resources Specialist, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA

2001-2004        Coordinator of Art Education and Director of the Arts and Humanities

Center, Richmond Public Schools, Va.



University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Va.

Apex Museum of African American Art, Atlanta, Ga.

Daura Gallery Museum, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.

Indiana University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Museum of African American Art in Dallas, Texas

Capital One Financial Corporation, Richmond, Va.

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, Va.

City of Richmond Public Arts Program, Richmond, Va.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Center, University of Richmond, Va.

The Modlin Fine Arts Center, University of Richmond, Va.

Bowie State University, Bowie, Md.

Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tenn.



2018      Selected for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibition, Art on the Road, Richmond, Va.

2016      Purchase Award, Carroll National Black Art Competition, African American Museum of Dallas, Texas

2016      2nd Place Award, S. Atlantic Regional Juried Competition,  Montpelier Art Center, Va.

2015      Award of Distinction, Virginia Artists, Charles Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Va.

2014      Merit Award, 20th Annual African American Art Exhibition, Actor Theater, Louisville, Ky.

2014      Print Selected as a gift for Friendship with Foreign Countries by Chinese  People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Beijing, China

2014      3rd Place Award, Virginia Artists, C.H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Va.

2011       Award of Merit for Printmaking, C.H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Va.
2010      Award of Distinction, Printmaking, C.H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Va.
2009    Purchase Award, C.H. Harris Black Art Competition, AA Museum of Dallas, Texas.

2006    Panelist, “Successions”, Contemporary African American Art, Contemporary Art

Center, Virginia Beach, Va.



2019      “The Art of Freedom”, Black History Museum of Richmond, Richmond, Va.

2018      Virginia Artists 2018 Juried Show, C.H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, Va.

2018      “Black and White Show”, Stewart Gallery, Gloucester, Va.
2018      “Work Show”, Visual Arts Center Gallery, Richmond , Va.

2017       “Black Lives Matter,” First Unitarian Universal Church Gallery, Richmond, Va.
2017      “Renaissance: Art of African American Artists”, World Trade Center Gallery, Norfolk, VA.

2016      “Truthful History Heals”, Iridian Gallery, Diversity Richmond, Richmond, Va.
2016      “Structures Brought to Light”, Gallery Flux, Ashland, Va.
2016      “Art of Dennis Winston”, Capital One Corporation Gallery, Richmond, Va.

2013      One/Off Printmakers, Virginia Museum Fine Arts Studio School, Richmond, Va.
2013      “Captured Moments”, Work of Dennis Winston, Montpelier Arts Center, Va.
2013      “Work by Dennis Winston and Kendra Wadsworth”, Walton Gallery, Petersburg, Va.

2012      New Power Generation National Juried Exhibition, Hampton University, Va.
2012      “Influences,” NAAHBCU Group Exhibition, Stuart McLean Gallery, Atlanta, Ga.
2012      “The Quest for Black Citizenship in America” NAAHBCU, Bowie State university, Md.

2012      “6 Printmakers”, Walker Fine Arts Center, Woodberry Forest School, Woodbury, Va.

2010      23rd Annual National Black Art Show, African American Museum, Dallas, Dallas, Texas

2010       “One/OFF, An Exhibition of Virginia’s Finest Printmakers”, Rivermont Studio, Lynchburg,


2010      “Reflections of A Movement”, NAAHBCU, National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African American Culture, Alabama State University, Ala.

2010      “Coming By Force/Overcoming By Choice”, NAAHBCU Group Show, Nassau Community College, Garden City, N.Y.

2009    “Portraits: More Than A Pretty Face”, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.


Past and Present Professional Affiliations/Activities 

NAAHBCU-National; Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities
One/Off Printmakers
BAAR-Black Artists Association of Richmond, Va.
Friends of African and African American Art of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts-vice president/board member

Multicultural Council of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
NAEA -National Art Education Association, Delegates Assembly Representative, COMC Chair VAEA-Virginia Art Education, Board member, COMC Chair, Retired Art Educators Chair Urban Design Commission, Richmond City, Va.
Public Arts Commission, Richmond City, Va., Chair/ Vice Chair
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, board member, strategic plan committee, advisory board

My work reflects both my urban and rural experiences. As an artist, I am driven by needs that are both aesthetic and social. My themes are universal and are concerned with the everyday reality of all human existence. The woodcut allows me to use a bold and direct black and white approach in my work. This is an ordinary medium through which I endeavor to capture telling moments in the lives of ordinary people. It is an attempt to reveal something of their character, the history that has shaped them, and the spirit that sustains them. These works express essential ideas, and I have merged my vision and the medium to celebrate both the process and my perception.


    July 13, 2017 — September 01, 2017