Leona, who co-founded Studio Incamminati with husband Nelson, is an instructor at the studio. She placed first in juried competition of Inspiring Figures: American Women and Figurative Art at The Butler Institute of Contemporary Art in 2010. In 2009, she was selected one of the top 100 finalists in the Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon in the still-life category. She also was a finalist in the 2007 competition. An accomplished sculptor, Leona won the Edmuns Stewardson Award for Sculpture. Her paintings have been included in numerous exhibitions and her works is included in many private collections.