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

Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

 

 

EMPLOYMENT:

 

Instructor of Art, Curriculum Development, Program Coordinator

Instruction in Drawing, Figure Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, 2D Design, Mixed Media, Introduction to Studio Art, AP Studio Art, Art History, Cartooning, Portrait Painting, Landscape, Portfolio Development, Color Theory, Creative Process, Collage, Basic Visual Design, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT   Spring 2012-present

Adjunct Professor of Art: Drawing/Advanced Drawing, Painting/Advanced Painting, Introduction to Art, Basic Visual Design, Color Theory, Creative Process, Cartooning, Collage, Watercolor

Adjunct Professor of General Education: First Year Seminar

Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT   Fall 2010-present

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Intro to Studio Art, Painting and Advanced Acrylic Painting, Teaching Children’s Art, Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2-Dimensional Design, “Draw On” Coordinator

Hall Arts Academy, Bridgeport, CT 2013–2015

Visual Arts Coordinator, Instructor of Visual Art

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ  2004-11

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Drawing, 2D Design, Painting

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 instructor:  Sculpture and Drawing

                                                                                                                       

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

Program development and Instructor of children’s art classes

SUNY, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY 1995-96, 2000-02

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

Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY 1999-01

Instructor: Portrait Painting, Figure Drawing, Painting, Drawing, Portfolio Development

Hudson Arts, Tomkins Cove, NY  1993-96

Program Coordinator and Instructor:  Mixed Media, 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 - 1993-2007

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

 

Museum Educator

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, October 2013-2018

Museum Educator in the Peer Docent Program offering art, architecture and art history enrichment    to Bridgeport Middle School students - Includes assisting Curator of Education in curriculum development, creating study guide materials, teaching classes, organizing fieldtrips and running student tours.

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, June 2016-present

Third Saturdays Program

Media Coordinator and Art Collection Manager

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, July 2013-July 2014

As Media Coordinator - write press releases for all Museum events, develop strong press relationships including organizing and facilitating an annual event for the media, and populate numerous online media sources with installation photos and materials relevant to the exhibitions.

As Collection Manager – assist the Director in maintaining the collection of over 5000 works of art by researching, identifying, cataloging, photographing, monitoring and maintaining works on loan and installing exhibits in the Burt Chernow Galleries and the Community Gallery. 

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

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

 

Art Gallery Exhibitions Director, Curator and Program Director

New Canaan Society of the Arts, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, 2008-11

Responsible for all aspects of managing the 2500 sq. ft. Betty Barker Gallery and developing relationships with approximately 300 members of the Society, while working closely with the Board of Trustees to increase membership and visibility within the community through art exhibitions, programming, and publicity.  Program Director: creating and implementing all facets of new program events for the public with fundraising components. Gallery Director: included curating art shows, creating show themes, planning and managing installation and receptions for 7 shows annually with up to 200 works of art, working with budgets, jurors, managing volunteers and staff, directing updates for the website, creating text for proposals, Call for Entries, newsletters, and press releases. Also included designing and producing printed promotional materials: postcards, brochures, and advertising.

 

Art Exhibition Juror  2012-present

AP Studio Art Portfolio Juror, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2018

Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Annual Awards Show, Larchmont, NY - 2018

New Rochelle Artist Association, Annual Juried Exhibition, New Rochelle, NY - 2016

National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY, Annual Members Exhibition,

Po Kim Gallery, NY, NY - 2013

Norwalk Community College, Student Show, Norwalk, CT - 2013

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council, 26th Annual Skylands Juried Art Show, NJ - 2013

National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY - 2012

Vernissage des Femmes Artists, Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL

 

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, NYC, Costume Armour, Cornwall, NY, Lincoln Exhibits, NYC, Showman Fabricators, Brooklyn, NY, Network Scenery, NYC

 

Interior Designer/Manager, Display Artist and Decorative Painter,    1974-79 and 1993-present

Design/fabrication of product showrooms and displays; Manager of construction crews, artists and artisans. Designing and painting sets, displays, murals and faux finishes; Self-employed Decorative Painter.  Clients include: 

Inner Beauty Designs, Bogota, NJ, Gift Horse Interiors, Cornwall, NY, Martex-Stevens, NYC, Shank Design, NYC, Helen Frankenthaler, Royaton, CT, Elizabeth Hartstein, CT, Vincent Dion Design LLC, CT

 

Illustrator   1983-95

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

King Features Syndicate, NYC, William Morrow & Co., NYC, Simon & Schuster, NYC, Spinal Cord Injury Assoc., NYC, BOCES NY State Program, NY

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