Resume

EDUCATION:

Post Graduate

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ    MFA Visual Art, 2006

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, summer 2004

Hunter College, NY, NY                      

Undergraduate

CW Post College, School of Art, LI University, Greenvale, NY    BFA 1974

Toledo Museum of Art School of Design, Univ. of Toledo, Toledo, OH  

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Continuing Education

School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

National Academy, NY, NY                 

Parsons School of Design, NY, NY

 

EMPLOYMENT:

College Adjunct Professor: Instructor of Art and Curriculum Development

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT   Spring 2012-present

Adjunct Professor of Art: Drawing/Advanced Drawing, Painting/ Advanced Painting, Introduction to Art, Color Theory, Creative Process, Cartooning

Adjunct Professor of First Year Seminar in Critical Thinking

Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT   Fall 2010-present

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Introduction to Studio Art, Painting/Advanced Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Teaching Childrens Art

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ  2004-2011

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Drawing, Design, Painting

State Univ. of NY, Rockland Community College, Suffern NY  1995-1996 and 2000-2002

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Portfolio Workshop Development, Figure Sculpture and Continuing Education Instructor: Drawing, Landscape Drawing

Museum Art Educator

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT   2013–present

Museum Educator, Peer Docent Program - introducing Bridgeport school students to art and architecture, visual thinking, public speaking and leadership skills.

Aldridge Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT  2016 - present

Museum Educator

Art Museum Collections Manager, Media Coordinator  

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT   2013–2014

Responsible for maintaining the collection of over 6000 works of art by researching, identifying, cataloging and photographing, monitoring and maintaining works on loan, installing exhibits in the Burt Chernow Galleries.  As Media Coordinator, develop strong press relationships including an annual event for the media to learn about the museum and its programs, populate the blog with installation photos and materials relevant to the exhibitions, and manage the online collection. 

Art Gallery Director and Curator

New Canaan Society of the Arts, Carriage Barn Arts Center

New Canaan, CT   2008-2013

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Betty Barker Gallery and developing supportive relationships with approximately 350 members of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, while working closely with the Board of Trustees to increase membership and visibility within the community through art exhibitions, programming, and publicity.  Position includes curating art shows, creating show themes, planning and managing installation of seven shows annually with up to 200 works of art in the 1200sq. ft. gallery, directing volunteers and staff, creating and implementing new programming events with fundraising components, working with budgets, creating text for proposals including call for entries, press releases, advertising, monthly gallery and annual reports, and directing gallery postings and text for the website.

Art Exhibition Juror

National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY 

Annual members Exhibition, Po Kim Gallery, NY, NY, August 2013

National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY

National exhibition, Vernissage des Femmes Artists, Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL, 11/18/11- 1/7/12

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council  

Juror for 26th Annual Skylands Juried Art Show, April 2013

Freelance Writer

Housatonic Museum of Art

Peer Docent Program curriculum guide, 2017

Integrated Health Center of Fairfield, CT, Fairfield, CT, 2012

Create promotional materials for publicity events based on the “Art of Healing”

K - 12 Teaching Independent Schools and Programs

Hall Arts Academy, Bridgeport, CT  Fall 2013

Visual Art Instructor: painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning, mixed media

Rockland Country Day School, Congers, NY  2000-11

Upper and Middle School Instructor of Studio Art, AP Art and Art History       

Side by Side Community School, Norwalk, CT   2008-09

Academy instrutor: Sculpture and Drawing                                                                    

Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT  2008-2012

Program development and Instructor of childrens art classes   

Hudson Arts, Tomkins Cove, NY 1993-96

Program Coordinator and Instructor:  Mixed Media Workshop, Set and Costume design, Cartooning

Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Haverstraw, NY  1995-96

Program Coordinator and Instructor of Art

Rockland Teachers Center, Stony Point, NY  1995-96

Instructor of Art

Viscardi Studio 1993- 2000

Private classes, all levels:  Still life, Portraiture, Plein-air Landscape, Mixed Media, and Portfolio Development 

Portrait Painter  2000-present

Private commissions upon request

Scenic Artist  1996-2000

Painting backdrops, murals, props, costumes and sets. Sculpting props in styrofoam, fiberglass, clay, wax and plastics.  Managing all aspects of projects.  Clients include:

Centerline Studios, Cornwall, NY

Beyond Imagination, Newburgh, NY,

Scenic Arts, Cornwall, NY

Spaeth Design, NY, NY 

Costume Armour, Cornwall, NY 

Lincoln Exhibits, NY, NY

Showman Fabricators, Brooklyn, NY

Network Scenery, NY, NY

Interior Designer, Display Artist and Decorative Painter 1974 -1979 & 1993-2009

Design and fabrication of product showrooms and displays, manager of construction crews, designing and painting sets and displays including murals and faux finishes.  Self employed decorative painter.  Clients include: 

Inner Beauty Designs, Bogota, NJ

Gift Horse Interiors, Cornwall, NY

Martex-Stevens, NY, NY

Shank Design, NY, NY

Helen Frankenthaler, Royaton, CT

Vincent Dion Design LLC, CT

Elizabeth Hartstein Painting, Bridgeport, CT

Illustrator   1983-95

Line art and editorial illustration in newspapers, magazines, and books.  Clients include: 

King Features Syndicate, NY, NY

William Morrow & Co., NY, NY,

Simon & Schuster, NY, NY

Spinal Cord Injury Assoc., NY, NY