CURRICULUM VITAE:

Shows/Exhibitions

 2019

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Pawtucket, RI; Textures; Juror Rich Watrous; September - October

Franconia Art Walk, Franconia, NH; Franconia Art Walk; Juror Bob Montagno; June 2019 – June 2020

Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA; Unconventional; Jurors Karl Cole, Lydia Keene-Kendrick and Emily Wade; June - August

Arts Worcester Gallery, Worcester, MA; The 18th Arts Worcester Biennial; Juror Nick Capasso Director of Fitchburg Art Museum; May – June

Newbury Court, Concord, MA; Sculpture at Newbury Court; Jurors Jessie Rodrique - Director of Programs and Arlene Fins – Sculptor; March - September

University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Art, Grief and the Land - Cambridge Art Association member exhibition; Juror Patrica Miranda; January - Feruary

2018

The Brush Art Gallery & Studios, Lowell, MA; Annual Members’ Show; NESA and Members’ Exhibition; Jurors Jack Moynihan and Darren End; November – December

Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio, Harvard, MA; Around the Pond and Through the Woods Outdoor Sculpture; Juror - Linda Hoffman; September - October

Beals Preserve, Southborough, MA; Art on the Trails: Unexpected Gestures: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; Juror - Jean Mineo; June - September

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; Grounds for Play: Sculptures that Excite the Imagination; Jurors – Beth McLaughlin and Michael McMillan; June - October

2017

National Art Education Association, Alexandria, VA; 2017 NAEA Members Virtual Gallery on-line Exhibition; Jurors - Judith Pineiro, Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Rhea Vedro, Hilary-Morgan Watt; October - April 2018

Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio, Harvard, MA; Around the Pond and Through the Woods Outdoor Sculpture; Juror - Linda Hoffman; August - October

The Gardens at Elm Bank, Wellesley, MA; Gifts from the Garden; New England Sculptors Association Exhibition sponsored by Massachusetts Horticultural Society; Juror - Katherine Macdonald President; July - October

Light, Space & Time On-Line Gallery; 7th Annual International Botanical Art Competition; Juror - John R. Math; August

75th Fenway Victory Gardens, Boston, MA; Open Gardens and Art Show - exhibition; Non-Juried; July 15th

University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Scapes - Cambridge Art Association member exhibition; Non-Juried; July - August

Beals Preserve, Southborough, MA; Art on the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; Juror - Mary Tinti; June - September

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Inspired Vision – 2nd Annual Art Educator Exhibition; June - July

ArtSpace, Maynard, MA; 2nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition; Juried Panel - Grounds Art Committee; May - October

Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA; Miniatures - Cambridge Art Association; Juror - Marni Katz; April - May

2016

Boston Design Center, Boston, MA; –Juried Exhibition - October - November

Lewis Gallery - Portland Public Library, Portland, ME; Forms, Figures & Fantastical –Juried Exhibition - Rachel Harkness curator; July - September

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Inspired Vision –Art Educator Exhibition; June - July

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT; Centennial Visions: 50 Artists in Three Parks – Juried Exhibition - Ryan Polk curator; May - August

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition at the BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Recycle II – National Juried Exhibition - Harriet Taub; May - June

2015

Maxwell Library at Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA; Process to Progress: Sculptural Transformations – Juried Exhibition; New England Sculptors Association; August - October

New Britain Youth Museum; New Britain, CT; Summer Solstice Sculpture Walk – Juried Exhibition; June

 2014        

Student Life Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Boston, MA; Serious Play - Juried Exhibition; MAEA Conference; November

Petersham Art Center; Petersham, MA; Outdoor installation; August 2013 – March

 2013        

Petersham Art Center; Petersham, MA; Transformation: Upcycled/Found/Ready Made Art; Group Exhibition; August; Outdoor installation; August – March 2014

The NINES Festival; Devens, MA; Featured Artist; juried by 3 Rivers Arts; August 10th

Art League of New Britain; New Britain, CT; 10th Annual Spring Juried Show; jurors – Heather Whitehouse & Kathleen Currans Smits; May - June

Gallery on the Plaza, New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA; What Those Who Teach Can Do; installation; March - April

Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, MA; White Oak Tree sculpture (on loan); September 2012 – June 2013       

 2012        

Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, MA; White Oak Tree sculpture (on loan); September 2012 – June 2013

Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, MA; 77th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft - juried; June – September

9th Annual The Blacksmith, Art and Music Festival; Fitchburg, MA; Featured Artist; Community Sculpture project installation; September 29th

State Transportation Building; Boston, MA; Art Educators of Massachusetts - juried Exhibit; June – September

Su Vino Winery; Scottsdale, AZ; Art by Alumni: ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; April

Gallery on the Plaza; New England Institute of Art; Brookline, MA; What Those Who Teach Can Do; April

Photo Slam 2012; Currier Museum of Art; Manchester, NH; Capturing the World Around Us in a New Way; On-Line exhibition; March

2010        

Diversity Through the Arts; Leominster, MA; Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration- Community Arts mural project; January 

2009        

Campus Gallery at University of Massachusetts; Dartmouth, MA; Artist as Teacher/Teacher as Artist - juried exhibition; MAEA Conference; November

Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, MA; 74th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft - juried; June – September

Design at 639 - Gallery; Fitchburg, MA; Salon de Refuses; July – September

GALA (Gardner Area League of Artists); Gardner, MA; Members Juried Spring Art Show; May

Leominster Art Association; Leominster, MA; Forty-Fourth Annual Exhibit – Third Place Advanced Drawing; April

Post Road Art Center; Marlborough, MA; Open Show - juried; March

2008        

Arts Alliance; Hudson, MA; Fall Juried Art Exhibit; October

Post Road Gallery; Marlborough, MA; Landscape Show - juried; August

GALA [Gardner Area League of Artists]; Gardner, MA; Members Juried Spring Art Show; May

Leominster Art Association; Leominster, MA; Forty-Third Annual Exhibit – First Place Advanced Drawing; April

Arts Alliance; Hudson, MA; Members’ Juried Art Exhibition; April

2007        

Colby-Sawyer College; New London, NH; Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery; Art Teaching Art Exhibition; November – December

 

 Awards/Recognitions

2018

National Scholastic Art and Writing – Silver Medal Teacher Awards; Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY; May

2017

Light, Space & Time On-Line Gallery; 4th Place and Honorable Mention - 3D Art Categorey; 7th Annual International Botanical Art Competition;  August

Cambridge Art Association;  Juror's Choice Award - Miniatures exhibition, Cambridge, MA; April

2016

New England Sculptors Association;  The Gibbons Prize Award - Sanctuary Green Arts Foundry, Eliot, ME; October

Main College of Art;  Feed My Soul  - Art Education Fellowship; Portland, ME; fellowship awardee; June

National Scholastic Art and Writing – 2 Gold Medal Teacher Awards; Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY; May

National Art Education Association Annual Conference; Chicago Orleans, IL; conference presenter; March

2015        

Massachusetts Art Education Association Annual Conference; North Adams, MA; conference presenter; November

National Art Education Association Annual Conference; New Orleans, LA; conference presenter; March

2014        

Massachusetts Art Education Association Annual Conference; Boston, MA; conference presenter; November

Boston University; Boston, MA; Guest Lecturer for Art Education; April

2013           

The NINES Festival; Devens, MA; Featured Artist; juried by 3 Rivers Arts; August 10th  

National Scholastic Art and Writing – Gold Medal Teacher Award; Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY; May

2012        

The Blacksmith, Art and Music Festival; Fitchburg, MA; Visiting Artist – Community Sculpture project; September

Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, MA; 77th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft – Popular Award; August

2011        

National Art Education Association Annual Conference; Seattle, WA; conference presenter; March

2010        

Featured in Boston University - Summer Session “Passionate Artist-Teacher” video (viewed on http://arteducation.bu.edu/videos/studio-info_session/); September

National Scholastic Art and Writing – Gold Medal Teacher Award; Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY; June

National Art Education Association Annual Conference; Baltimore, MD; conference presenter; April

2009        

School Arts Magazine; Davis Publications, Inc.; “Teacher-Student Portfolio” featured p. 16; January

2008        

National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards – Washington D.C; art educator recognition for student achievement; October

National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards – Gold Medal Teacher Award; Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY; June

2007        

Leominster Art Association Outstanding High School Award Recognition – Leominster, MA; April

National Art Education Association Annual Conference; New York, NY – presenter/ panelist; March

2005-06   

Art-All-State; Worcester Art Museum - Panel Judge Administrator; Massachusetts Art Education Association; March

2002-07   

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; published profile

2003        

Greater Gardner Art Association Annual Exhibition Judge; Gardner, MA

1997        

Desert Bloom Mural Exhibition Finalist; Phoenix Botanical Gardens; Phoenix, AZ; April – May

1993        

Herberger College of Art and Design – Senior Art Scholarship Award; Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ

Education

2020                 

Massachusetts College of Art and Design – Boston, MA; Master of Fine Arts

2011                 

Boston University – Boston, MA; Master of Arts – Art Education

2007                 

Fitchburg State College - Fitchburg, MA; Center for Professional Studies The Fine Arts Director Certificate Program

2001

Cambridge College - Cambridge, MA; Master of Education – Integrated Studies

1994                 

Ottawa University – Tempe, AZ; Teacher Certification

1993                 

Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ; Bachelor of Fine Art [Drawing and Painting / Art Education]

 

Memberships / Affiliations

National Sculpture Society; New York, NY

New England Sculptors Association; CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Cambridge Art Association; Cambridge, MA

ArtsWorcester; Worcester, MA

Art League of New Britain; New Britain, CT

Leominster Art Association; Leominster, MA

Gardner Area League of Artists; Gardner, MA

Arts Alliance; Hudson, MA

Various Art Museums (MFA – Boston; deCordova; Danforth; Fitchburg; Worcester)

National Art Education Association

Massachusetts Art Education Association

National Education Association

Massachusetts Teachers Association

EXPERIENCE

2016 – Present         Davis Publications Inc.; Worcester, MA - Art Consultant

Providing quality professional development presentations to small and large audiences both in person and through webinars to visual art educators throughout the country regarding digital resources, art images, ebooks, studio projects, and national and regional standards connections to frameworks.

2016 – 2017 Fitchburg State University; Fitchburg, MA - Adjunct Instructor

Humanities Department teaching Art Appreciation course with a focus on art historical periods and cultural civilizations as they pertain to painting, sculpture, and architecture.

2013 – Present      Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, MA - Instructor

Studio course offerings in drawing and painting in Summer, Fall, and Spring integrating instruction with the museum’s current exhibitions and collection.

 2010 – 2018 Art History – online/classroom - Instructor

Writing, development, and implementation of an art history curriculum online course offered as part of the NAWWG-MT consortium of schools. Designed to introduce students to an historical and intellectual survey of Western and non-Western art, as well as art appreciation, the course focuses on art forms from the Paleolithic to the Modern period based upon history, style, meaning and social context. 

2009 Steven Siegel Project at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; Lincoln, MA

Invited to work with NY based artist to construct “Big with Rift” sculpture installation; organizing volunteer high school and alumni from Oakmont on a site-specific sculpture created from newspaper and flora in an historic abandoned barn foundation. Featured on WBUR radio and website, cover story in Sentinel and Enterprise newspaper, Wild Apples art and literature journal, and Metro West Daily newspaper

2008 – 2011 Membership Chairperson – Massachusetts Art Education Association; MA

Executive Board member reporting the active, lapsed, and renewed memberships via reports from the NAEA liaison; contributing facts, opinion and recognition to the board as pertained to enrollment and numbers of association members.

2008 NAWWG-MT Professional Development – Co-Instructor / Facilitator

Presentation and instruction to visual arts educators from fourteen schools of five regional districts regarding topics of assessments, curriculum and instruction, best practice lessons, and incorporating current trends in technology 

2006 – 2007 Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District K-12 Visual Arts Curriculum Coordinator; Ashburnham, MA 

Insures the curriculum taught is consistent with the Common Core of Learning and Curriculum Frameworks through direct observations, meetings, professional development, etc. 

1999 - Present Oakmont Regional High School (AWRSD); Ashburnham, MA

Visual Arts Educator / Department Chairperson 

Courses taught: Art 1–5 & A. P. Studio Art; Sculpture; Computer Art/Graphic Design 1 & 2; Animation; Evening with the Arts - Director; National Art Honor Society chapter Co-Advisor; Art Club Co-Advisor; Forum Art and Literary Journal Co-Advisor; NEASC co-chair (M&E)

2003 - 2005               Cushing Academy; Ashburnham, MA – Summer Session 

Drawing & Painting / Photography / Open Studio Instructor

2000 – Present         Barry Art Studios; Ashburnham, MA – Co-Founder and Director / Instructor

Offering courses toolder teens and young adult in Photography (analog and digital), Drawing and Painting, Portfolio Preparation; Instructor; accounts manager; public communications assistant; facilities coordinator; maintenance and equipment manager; various other positions 

1997 – 1999               The Bromfield School; Harvard, MA – Art and Integrated Arts Teacher

Middle School Art & Integrated Arts Teacher - wrote, developed and implemented new curriculum infusing the core academic subjects with visual arts connections, projects and assessments.

1994 – 1997               Shepherd Jr. High and Poston Jr. High Schools (M.P.S.); Mesa, AZ

Art Teacher.  Teaching Introduction to Art and General Arts & Crafts to 7th-9th graders

 1993 - 1995               Muralist; Tempe, AZ

Freelance Residential and Commercial murals throughout Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa, AZ.

1992-1994                 Art Director – I.G. Holmes Boys and Girls Club; Phoenix, AZ 

Established after school and summer art programs for inner-city Phoenix multi-cultural at-risk youth ages 3 - 19.