-Honorable Mention, The American Still Life: Yesterday and Today, Apr 2011
-Regional Artist Project Grant of Northwest NC, Nov 2010
-Third Place, Portraits of the Old North State, Oct 2010
-Best in Show, Best of the Blue Ridge, Oct 2009
Selected Exhibitions and Shows
Oct 2011: Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show, Blue Ridge, GA. Juror: John Cram, Owner and Director, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.
May 2011: Art of the Auction. Benefit for The North Carolina Museum of Art. NCMA, Raleigh, NC.
May 2011: The American Still Life: Yesterday and Today. The Bascom, Highlands, NC. Juror: Kevin Grogran, Director of the Morris Museum of Art.
Mar 2011: North Ridge Country Club Art Gala, Raleigh, NC. Juror: Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator at the NC Museum of Art.
Oct 2010: Portraits of the Old North State. Visual Art Exchange / Junior League of Raleigh Juried Art Exhibition. Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, NC. Jurors: Meg Rader, Executive Director, The Mahler Fine Art, Raleigh, NC and Melissa Peden, Member of Board of Trustees and Chair of the Works of Art Committee, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
Sep 2010: New Work by Elliot Coatney. Mazie Jones Gallery, Jones House, Boone, NC
Oct 2009: Cultural Crossroads. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem National Juried Exhibition. Winston-Salem, NC. Juror: Rosie Gordon-Wallace, Executive Director Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL.
Oct 2009: Barn Quilts of the North Carolina Mountains, Two Distinct Visions. Two Person Show. Broomfields Gallery, West Jefferson, NC.
Oct 2009: Best of the Blue Ridge. Juried Competition. Ashe County Arts Center, West Jefferson, NC. Juror: Alexis Lavine. Art Instructor, Greensboro, NC.
Sep 2009: South Cobb Arts Alliance 22nd National Juried Art Exhibition. Mableton, GA. Juror: Tommy Mew III. Chair of Art Dept, Berry College, Rome, GA.
Apr 2009: 49th Annual Dogwood Arts Festival Fine Arts Competition and Exhibit. Knoxville, TN. Juror: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay. Director, ETSU Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN.