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Awards
The Critics
1942 - drawing, S F Women Artists 1946 - drawing, SF Women Artists 1947 - Richard Gump prize for distinguished work (Lighted plastic) 1951,1953,1954- purchase prizes, prints, SF Art Commission 1955 - Star Table (edgelighted plastic) SF Women Artists 1961 - linoleum block print, CA state fair. 1994 - lifetime achievement award, California State Senate.

San Francisco Chronicle: on plastics-"gay masterpieces of decorative design ... light conducting qualities of lucite are brilliantly exploited ... "on paintings: "the products of a brilliant and positive personality ..."
Calif. Arts and Architecture: "her bold handling, her fine sense of abstraction and design, dramatic color and free brushwork are equal to anything she undertakes ..."
Shows
In addition to numerous group shows throughout the United States, Emmy Lou had one-woman shows at: Stendhal Gallery, LA; SF Museum of Art, Gumps (SF), the Raymond and Raymond Gallery, SF; Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA; Pushkin Museum, Moscow; Bank of America headquarters, SF; The March Gallery, Chicago; The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, New Haven CT. The Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA, had a memorial show of her work shortly after her death in 1998.

Her works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Art, and The Oakland Museum of Art , among others.

Child Drawing (permanant collection, MOMA)