Visual Art has been Andrea’s passion all her life. She received her BFA from Minneapolis School of Art and Design, with a double major in sculpture and painting and a minor in film. She attended the Whitney Museum Independant Study program in 1980 as part of her graduate work.
During her 25 years as an IATSE Local 600 union camera assistant on Major Motion Pictures, Andrea worked directly with many academy award-winning cinematographers, directors and actors.
1n 2016 Andrea received a Platinum Medal because 3 of her merited prints became part of the prestigious loan collection. The best of the best in the IPC International Photographic Competition.
Andrea earned her Master of Photography in 2016 from Professional Photographers of America. The Master of Photography degree means she has met the standards of excellence set by the PPA. She has been awarded this degree in recognition of her superior photographic competence demonstrated through competition, advanced education and service to the profession.
Andrea also was invited to join ASP, American Society of Photography now that she earned her masters.
Andrea’s merits include books and publications including Professional Photographers Of America's 2014 "Loan Book", Shoshana Katzman’s 2008 “Qi Gong For Staying Young” and 2003 “Art of Seeing,” a juried creative photography book published by Alcove Books of San Francisco, as well as covers for KIWI Magazine and the travel section of the Baltimore Sun newspaper.
As the leading certifying agency for Imaging professionals, the Professional Photographic Certification program, CPP is the standard of excellence and recognized throughout the photographic industry. Andrea has been certified since 2008. A Certified Photographer is among the less then three percent of all imaging professionals who have successfully completed and maintained CPP requirements.
Andrea's entries into IPC in 2014, International Photographic Competition resulted in 3 merited prints of which two of them were included in the PPA Loan Book