2016: Maryland Traditions Heritage Award


2008: Montgomery County Executive’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, Outstanding Artist


2006: Creative Communities Fund Commissioning Circle Grant (In partnership with the Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc.), Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.



Bess Lomax Hawes, National Heritage Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts

Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Master, Maryland State Arts Council


2003: Discretionary Grant, (In partnership with the Cambodian American Heritage, Inc.), Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy