Pakan’s honors include:
- Selected to be included in the 2019 Edition of the Charleston Art book.
- Washington Life Magazine featured Pakan as the Lifestyle Artist in the December 2017 edition.
- USA Today Network WUSA9 published an interview with Pakan and featured several of his paintings in their October 1, 2015 edition.
- The Dutch newspaper, De Wassenaarse Krant, featured Pakan and his untitled race horse painting in its September 2014 edition.
- The U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, selected and displayed signature abstract painting, Tropical Jungle for the 2014 Art in Embassies Exhibition.
- The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg selected and displayed signature floral painting, Majestic Garden, for the 2012 Art in Embassies Exhibition.
- The U.S. Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritus, selected and displayed two floral paintings, Azalea Dream and Wild Poppies, for the 2012 Art in Embassies Exhibition.
- The Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Washington D.C. hosted Pakan’s works for a sole artist exhibition in 2010.
- Presenting his picturesque rendering of Chicago Skyline to President Barack Obama in 2009.
- Being selected by the first female space explorer, Anousheh Ansari, to paint her portrait in 2007, which is displayed at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
- Japanese newspaper, Fukui Shimbun, wrote an article on Pakan on 5/22/2007 featuring painting Fishing Boat – Yuki Minato. Fukui Shimbun Newspaper on 5/22/2007
- Interviewed on live TV by newscaster, Andrea Roane, on W-USA 9 news in 2006.