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Awards and distinctions

2015
  • Motion of Acknowledgment, Faculty of Architecture, National University of Colombia, Medellin Campus, in recognition for his contribution to the arts, Medellin, Colombia.
2014
  • Distinguished Alumni, Faculty of Architecture, National University of Colombia, Medellin Campus, on occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Faculty of Architecture, Medellin, Colombia
2014
  • Twelve Modern Masters of the Province of Antioquia, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
2010
  • Mayor’s Award for Visionary Leadership in the Arts, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
2008
  • Poet Laurate Award, for distinguished commitment to the DC Poet Laurate Office, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
2005
  • Antonio Ortiz Mena Award, for outstanding contribution to advance the mission of the Inter American Development Bank through the Cultural Center., Washington, DC, U.S.A.
2005
  • Appreciation Award for outstanding support of the Poet Laurate Program, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
2002
  • Appointed Commissioner on the Arts and Humanities for Washington D.C., by Honorable Anthony Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
2000
  • Invited through competition to the traveling exhibition On/Off/Over the Edge, American Print Alliance, U.S.A.
2000
  • Invited through competition to the 23rd Graphic Biennial of Silvermine Galleries, Connecticut, U.S.A.
2000
  • Invited as Special Guest, Colombian National Salon, 50th Anniversary, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia.
1988
  • Second Prize, Spring Art Festival, Calcasieu Museum of Art, Louisiana, U.S.A.
1987
  • Invited to the VIII Bienal de Valparaíso, Chile.
1983
  • Selected for the traveling exhibition of the IV Alabama Works on Paper Competition, Auburn, Alabama, U.S.A.
1981
  • Invited as Special Guest to the IV Bienal de Medellín, Colombia.
1980
  • Acquisition Prize, Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay.
1980
  • Honorable Mention, II Bienal Iberoamericana de Arte Domecq, Mexico City, Mexico
1973
  • First Prize, IV Salon de Arte Joven, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
1972
  • Special Prize in Drawing, III Salon de Arte Joven, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
1971
  • First Prize, II Salon de Arte Joven, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.