Jean is a signature member of the American, National, Western Colorado, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Philadelphia, and Baltimore Watercolor Societies. Her paintings are included in numerous national and international publications. In the National Watercolor Society’s 79th Annual Exhibition, her work won the Watercolor West Award and was selected for the NWS Travel Show Exhibition 2000. Her watercolors have been accepted into over 100 juried shows including the 79th, 85th, 87th and 92nd NWS annuals and the 134th, 137th, 139th, 146th, 148th, and 149th AWS International Exhibitions. In 2004, she received the AWS Mario Cooper and Dale Meyers Medal, and her work toured in the AWS Annual Traveling Exhibition, 2004 - 05. In 2006, she was recognized in the 20th anniversary issue of Watercolor as one of 20 emerging artists. In 2008, she received the “Phil Dike Award” in the NWS All Member Show, and her students nominated her for the Virginia Governor's Award for the Arts. In 2010, she was one of 20 Americans included in the Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition in China. Jean has served on the Board of the Virginia Watercolor, as an officer of Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and as a chapter president and coordinating council chair of the Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society of Professional Women Educators.