CV

Bio

Portfolio

Resume (pdf format)

 

Education

2014      M.F.A. Sculpture, East Carolina University, NC

2011       B.F.A. Ceramics and Sculpture, University of North Florida, FL Magna Cum Laude

2005       B.A.E. Art Education, University of North Florida, FL Cum Laude

 

Certification

Florida Teaching Certificate in Art Education, K-12

 

Teaching Experience

 

2011-  East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Instructor of Record

Sculpture Survey     Click here for Examples of Student Work

Administered a course of study that exposed students to the formal and technical concepts of sculpture through an introduction to various processes, including modeling, carving, casting, and fabrication.

Drawing I    Click here for Examples of Student Work

Developed and implemented comprehensive projects focused on developing technical and intuitive drawing skills from observational study.  Presented an in-depth analysis of aesthetic understanding of the elements and principles of design while providing an introduction to a variety of traditional drawing materials.

Design I     Click here for Examples of Student Work  

Designed and administered a cohesive two-dimensional art production curriculum that focused on the Elements and Principles of Design, Gestalt Theory of Visual Perception, and Color Theory.  I utilize historical art research to enhance students understanding and analysis, and Art Criticism to engage the student’s critical thinking abilities.

Design II     Click here for Examples of Student Work

Produced and directed a thorough three-dimensional art production program focusing on the aesthetics, methods and materials, fundamental skills and techniques whole also extending students understanding of Design I curriculum.

 

2009 – 2011  Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville,  Jacksonville, FL

Click here for images and videos related to my experiences at MOCA J

Lead Museum Educator  

Developed curriculum and educational strategies centered on the museum’s contemporary permanent collection (1960’s to present) and featured exhibitions for Duval County academic and visual art teachers, museum tours, community events and special programs.

Rainbow Artists

Designed an engaging cumulative program that promoted communication, socialization, and sensory development for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Voice of the People

Introduced inner-city students to art criticism and analysis using a literacy-based educational program focused on understanding through multi-disciplinary techniques.

Art Fusion

Provided hands on activities for children and adults to work collaboratively on a task that focused on the museums featured exhibition.

Museum Tours and Docent Training

Presented tailored tours that provided visitors with an interactive and engaging museum experience.  Designed the museum tour curriculum that implemented the Florida Sunshine State Standards and infused the years academic focus for each grade level.  Administered training to docents and volunteers on the museum collection, tour curriculum, and educational practices.

Summer Camp

Developed a 9-week comprehensive curriculum focused on the museums contemporary collection of art, assisted guest educators, guided teen volunteers, and supervised museum education interns.

 

2005 – 2009  Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL

Lake Forest Elementary School of the Visual and Performing Arts

Magnet Visual Arts

Administered intense instruction in the study and creation of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.  Guided students in the design and development in a number of school wide murals, community involvement projects, and vertical program development activities.

Magnet Set Design

Directed students in scenery, costume, and stage design and development.  Collaborated with the Drama and Dance teachers in the creation of the end of the semester performances, and organized a student crew in scenery changes and handling of props.

Visual Arts Infusion

Integrated the visual arts across the academic curriculum and co-taught with academic classroom teachers to expand student’s modalities of learning and provide them with authentic learning experiences.

Visual Arts

Developed a comprehensive vertical curriculum for students between the ages of 3 years old to 14 years old.  Provided learning experiences that developed their skills, attitudes, and knowledge of the elements and principles of design, art history, and art production.Visual Arts Teacher

 

2008  The University of North Florida,  Jacksonville, FL

American Sign Language ITeachers Assistant

Designed activities that enhanced student’s sign language vocabulary and skills.

 

2005 – 2006  Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, Ponte Vedra, FL

Art Instructor

Developed a comprehensive curriculum that focused on integrating of various subject matters, such as music and science, into the art creation process while proving an introduction to art history.

 

2004 – 2006  Young Rembrandts, Jacksonville, FL

Art Instructor

Instructed diverse student populations; private schools, home school students, scouts, and church groups of various ages in a pre-designed two-dimensional drawing curriculum.

 

2004 – 2011  Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, FL

Art Internship 05/04 – 08/04; Volunteer and Representative 08/04 – 08/11

Provided individual and group fine art sessions that enhanced the healing process for patients and their families.

 

International Exhibitions

2010

The 6th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly, Wales, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2010

Solo Show, 6 Featured works, Jacksonville Main Library, Jacksonville, FL

Solo Show, 22 Featured works, The Next Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

 

Selected National Exhibitions

2014

Art in Place Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA

Sculpture Walk Jacksonville Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Jacksonville, FL

Salmagundi XVIII Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Rocky Mount, NC

Downeast Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, Mendenhall Gallery, Greenville, NC

14th Annual 2014 Florida Outdoor Competition, Sebring, FL

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

2013

The 28th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Outdoor Exhibition, Lenoir, NC

Sculpture Visions, Outdoor Exhibition, Chapel Hill, NC

Downeast Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC

Downeast Indoor Sculpture Exhibition, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC

2012

6th Annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience, Kissimmee, FL

The 27th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Outdoor Exhibition, Lenoir, NC

The Greenville Museum of Art, Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenville, NC

 

 Selected Regional Exhibitions

2014

The Spaces Between, Thesis Exhibition, The Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2013

Uprooted, Graduate Student Show, The Art Room, Greenville, NC

Upcycled Art Exhibition, Mendenhall Student Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2nd Place

6th Annual Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

32nd Annual Competitive Exhibition, Kinston, NC

Sculpture Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern, NC

2012

Sculpture Guild, Sculpture Show, Burroughs Welcome Gallery, ECU, Greenville, NC

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Craven Arts Council and Gallery, New Bern, NC

Tri-State Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Tri-State Student Show, Burroughs Welcome Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Rebel 54, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC, 2nd Place in Sculpture

5th Annual Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2011

Group Exhibition, Burroughs Welcome Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2010

Staff and Trustee Juried Exhibition, The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Imagination Squared, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts Juried Show, Wood, The Wilson Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida Senior Show, University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2008 

Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts Juried Show, The South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts Juried Show, House of Stereo, Jacksonville, FL

Duval Art Teachers Association Juried Show, The South Gallery, Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida Juried Student Show, University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Duval Art Teachers Association Juried Show, Phillips Fine Arts Center, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

2007 

Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts Juried Show, Gallery L, Modis Building, Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida Juried Student Show, University Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Gerdau Ameristeel Group Show, Gerdau Ameristeel, Baldwin, FL

Duval Art Teachers Association Juried Show, The South Gallery, Florida State College, Jacksonville, FL

 

Awards/ Honors

2013

Upcycled Art Exhibition, Mendenhall Student Center, East Carolina University,  Greenville, NC, 2nd Place

2012

Rebel 54, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC, 3rd Place in Sculpture

2008

Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts Juried Show, 3rd Place, House of Stereo, Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida Student Show, Honorable Mention, University Gallery,

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2000      

Center of the Arts Juried Show, First Place, Center of the Arts Juried Show, Vero Beach, FL

 

Scholarships and Grants

2014

Debalus Foundation Masters of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture, Nominee

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Nominee

Tri-State Sculpture Graduate Scholarship, Tri-State Sculptures, Greensboro, NC

The Dean Lichtmann Scholarship, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Claire E Armstrong Scholarship, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2013

Claire E Armstrong Scholarship, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Student Research Grant, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2012

Student Research Grant, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2011

Out of State Tuition Waiver. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2010

University of North Florida, Student Government Association Travel Grant, Jacksonville, FL

2007    

Leslie Baddard Scholarship Grant, Duval County Art Teachers Association, Jacksonville, FL

2004

Elizabeth Edgar Hall Scholarship, Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Jacksonville, FL

2003  

Elizabeth Edgar Hall Scholarship, Elizabeth Edgar Hall, Jacksonville, FL

2000

Vero Beach City Art Club’s Kris Wardlaw Memorial Scholarship, The Center of the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

 

Conferences Presented and Attended

 

2014

Research and Creativity Week, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Presenter

2013

DASH Symposium at University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute, Wanchese, NC

Research and Creativity Week, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Presenter

ECU Iron Pour Spring, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference, Iron Pour, Greensboro, NC

Research and Creativity Week, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Presenter

Art History Symposium, “Haida Totem Poles”, Presenter

2012

Research and Creativity Week, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Presenter

Tri State Sculpture Conference, Greensboro, NC

Aluminum Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

ECU Iron Pour Spring, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference, Iron Pour, Greensboro, NC

Tri-State Sculpture Conference, Greenville, NC

ECU Iron Pour Fall, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2011

ECU Iron Pour Fall East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

18th Annual CARD; THINK AUTISM Conference, Rainbow Artists, Orlando, FL, Presenter

2010

33rd Advances in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, Presenter

6th International Conference of Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Kidwelly, Wales

2009 

Florida Art Teachers Association, Orlando, FL

2008

National Art Teachers Association, New Orleans, FL

Florida Art Teachers Association, Orlando, FL

2007

Florida Art Teachers Association, Orlando, FL

2006

Florida Art Teachers Association, Jacksonville, FL

 

Selected Commissions and Collections

 2013

Public Commission, Dream Park Mosaic Benches, “Seasons”, The City of Greenville, Greenville, NC

2012

Private Commission, Catherine Stasevich, Greenville, NC

Private Collection, Clair Edwards, NC

Private Collection, Clair Edwards, NC

2010

Private Collection, Robert Rodrigues, Jacksonville, FL

Private Collection, Allison Galloway, Jacksonville, FL

2008

Private Collection, Mr. and Mrs. Kunberger, Jacksonville, FL

2007

Public Commission, Hodges Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Exterior Mural, Mr. & Mrs. Desmond Reilly, Longwood, FL

Corporate Collection, Gerdau Ameristeel, Baldwin, FL

2006 

Private Commission, Glas Tara Feis Lego Design, Glas Tara School of Irish Dance,

Mrs. Kathleen Barnard, St. Augustine, FL

Private Commission, Charcoal on Paper, Mr. Sean, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Interior Mural, Mrs. Andrea, Jacksonville, FL

2005

Private Commission, Interior Mural, Miss Jordan, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Corporate Collection, O’Dohertys Restaurant and Pub, St. Cloud, FL

2004

Private Commission, Acrylic on Canvas, Ms. Ray, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Acrylic on Canvas, Ms. Ernhart, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Interior Mural, Mr. and Mrs. Kunberger, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Interior Mural, Mr. and Mrs. Dundon, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Interior Murals, Mr. Joshua Kunburger, Jacksonville, FL

2003 

Private Commission, Interior Mural, Mr. and Mrs. Kunburger, Jacksonville, FL

2002   

Private Commission, Oil on Canvas, Mr. Gregory Ahearn, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Oil on Canvas, Mr. Gregory Ahearn, Jacksonville, FL

Corporate Commission, Window Displays, Sedexho-Marriott, Jacksonville, FL

2001

Corporate Commission, Acrylic on Cotton, Crown Venture Photography, Keith Jackson, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Acrylic on Canvas, Mr. James Menefee III, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Acrylic on Canvas, Ms. Courtney March, Jacksonville, FL

Corporate Commission, Window Displays, Sedexho-Marriott, Jacksonville, FL

Corporate Commission, Interior Mural, Sedexho-Marriott, Jacksonville, FL

Private Commission, Acrylic on Canvas, Mrs. Candy Mitchel, Jacksonville, FL

 

 Selected Media and Publications

 2014

Art Installations at Park Unveiled, The Daily Reflector, June

2013

Sculpture Focus of Exhibition, The Daily Reflector, March

2012 

Rebel 54, images used: Bíseach, Greenville, NC

2011

Rainbow Artists: Art and Autism Across the Spectrum, Tigerlily Media

2010 

Specialized Education through Art at MOCA, The Daily Record, March

First Art Walk of Spring, The Daily Record, April

2009 

Spotlight on Art Educators, Duval County Newsletter, April, Volume 10, Issue 9

2007

School Superfunds, Metro Section pg 1, The Times Union, December

UNF’s Sculpture Program and 1ST Iron Pour, UNF Connection, Media Relations and Events Programming, Interview on, Oct Summer of 2800 Degrees, UNF Iron Pour, Southside Sun, pg 7, August

2005 

Youth creativity buds at art camp, Florida Times Union, June

2000

Vero Beach Art Club Celebrate 65th Anniversary, Vero Beach Magazine pg 30, Nov/ Dec 15th Annual Indian River County Student Exhibition at the Center of the Arts, Press Journal, May Art Club Scholarship Winner, Press Journal, April

 

Related Experience

2012 – 2013

Sculpture Guild, President, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2012

Graduate Artist Forum Secretary, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2011 – 2014

Sculpture Lab Assistant, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Sculpture Guild Member, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Visual Artists Forum, Member, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Graduate Artist Forum Member, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2004 – 2011

Art with a Heart in Healthcare, Volunteer, Wolfons Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville FL

2009 – 2011 

Artwork represented at the Museum Store of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

2009 – 2010 

Aisling Millar, Featured Artist at Artwalk, Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville Chalk Festival, Judge, Jacksonville, FL

2008 – 2009 

Turtle Trails Artist, Child Guidance Center, Jacksonville, FL

2008

Sculpture Lab Assistant, The University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

2007 – 2009 

Board Member, Jacksonville Coalition of the Visual Arts, Jacksonville, FL

2007  

Seaside Playgarden, Intro to Painting, Workshop Presenter.

 

Professional Memberships

Golden Key International Honour Society

Tri-State Sculpture

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance

College Arts Association