2016 Arty Award Finalist "Glenda Taylor Visual Artist Award"
2016 Meet Your Maker Indianapolis, IN
2016 Featured Artist at Leaping Llamas Topeka, KS
2016 Artist Inc Lawrence, KS
2015 Big Poppi Bike Jewelry
2015 Advocacy Through the Arts Award
The speech that was given about me...
This Advocacy through the Arts Award goes to someone who continues to impress. She is dedicated to her craft and making a small business work for both her and her family. She contributes to the Topeka community in many ways; she is a remarkable individual, inventive metal smith, owner of a small business called Tobias Designs, employee at TARC, mother, wife and friend. She is an incredibly supportive person towards other artists by way of mentoring, promoting and trading advice, as well as artwork. She is an inspirational, kind person who takes on opportunities and risks, and all very confidently, when well caffeinated! Her bright personality translates to the work she has done at the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment as a volunteer guest artist at Survivor Art Support Group and long time donating artist to the Concealed/Revealed Art Auction. She gives so much of herself to others and has found a way to continue to make a difference by way of her art. We can only encourage her to keep up the good work. Please stand with me to recognize Britta McKee for this year’s advocacy through the arts award.
2014 "Fall " AOZ Magazine Featured Artist
2014 BET Awards Celebrity Connected
June 29, 2014 Los Angeles, California
2014 Topeka Chamber Small Business Award Nominee
Emerging Entrepreneur of Distinction
34th Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony May 13, 2014, Noon - 1:30 p.m. Washburn University - Memorial Union
2013 Topeka Capitol Copper Jewelry
I received an amazing e-mail from a lady who works at that Kansas History Museum. She said she saw my work at a local art show and asked if I was interested in creating jewelry using the old copper ("The Green Stuff") from our state Capitol! I soon wrote her back and said I would be honored! I met with her on October 10, 2013 and picked up a nice 3ft x 2ft pice of beautiful patina copper!! This is a great honor to be asked to use my talent and design to create one of a kind pieces using this historical copper!! This jewelry can ONLY be bought at the Topeka Capitol Gift shop located inside the capitol!
2013 Accessory Designer of the year for Kansas City RAW:Natural Born Artist
RAW: Natural Born Artist Kansas City Accessory Designer of the Year Finalist for 2013!
RAW: Natural Born Artist Kansas City Accessory Designer of the Year Finalist for 2012!
"Pieces of History" By Larry Hatteberg
May 11, 2014
Fox 4 News Kansas City
"Artists transform old Kansas Capitol copper into unique jewelry"
by Melissa S. May 1, 2014
Lawrence Journal World
"KU grads transform Statehouse dome copper into jewelry"
By Joanna H. April 30, 2014
University of Kansas Alumni Magazine
(click on Capitol Picture for link)
Osage City County Herald-Chronical Newspaper
(my hometown of Osage City, KS)
March 6, 2014
Artist Spotlight by KC Etsy Team Thursday November 3, 2011