Resume

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Education

Bachelor of Art, Empire State College, NY 2021 (3.96 GPA) 

Associates Degree Stenotype Academy, NYC 1994 (Court Reporter)

Associates Degree The Wood School, NYC 1983   (Admin. Secretary)

Franklin K. Lane High School, Brooklyn, NY 1981 (HS Diploma)

German-American School, Ridgewood, NY 1970-75

Art Experience & Workshops

2021-2022  

Essence of Mulranny, Ireland, year-long virtual weekly workshop with contemporary encaustartists from all over the world

 

2021            

Maine Encaustic Retreat with Artist Dietlind Vander Schaaf, Kennebunkport, Maine

2020            

Wisconsin Artist/Author Rebecca Crowell workshop at Bennington College, VT; Oil and Cold Wax Medium, Techniques and Abstraction 

2020            

Chicago Artist Jeff Hirst Workshop, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking Norwalk, CT; Collagraph Printmaking with Encaustics and R&F Pigments

 

2019

Maine Artist Dietlind Vander Schaaf, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Encaustic Workshop with Gold Leaf

 

2019

California Artist Michael Shemchuk Workshop, Victoria, Canada; Abstraction by Design, working with large panels and totems, mixed media collage, reductive/additive and house paint and varnish

 

2019

California Artist Susan Stover, Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Western Carolina University, NC; Exploring Materiality: Fiber and Wax Intensive (encaustic)

 

2019

Bill Shallaly, raku artist, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, New York 

 

2019

Pittsburgh Artist Lorraine Glessner, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Exploration of Encaustic Techniques

 

2019

Attendance at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

2018

A Conversation About Color with Artist Lisa Pressman and Master Colorist Richard Frumes, owner/founder of R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Color, Pigments, Encaustics, Oil and Cold Wax

 

2018

Artist Laura Moriarty, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY; Encaustic, Paper and Monotypes utilizing hotbox, torch and heat gun

 

2018

Printmaker Dorothy Cochran Workshop, Encaustics and Yupo Paper, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY 

 

2018            

Attendance at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, David K. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 

 

2017            

Glaze chemistry workshop with Master Glaze Maker John Britt, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, SUNY Suffolk Seldon Campus 

 

2017            

Master Printmaker Dan Welden, Sag Harbor, NY; Solarplate Printing 

 

2017            

Member of the Ceramics Cone 6 Blogspot wherein Ceramic Artists gathered at the Gallery Lodge, Kenai, Alaska. Each attendee brought their expertise and taught. I taught a one-day closed vessel workshop. During the workshop we built raku kilns and fired them 

 

2015            

Ceramic Artist Bill van Guilder, Long Island Art League, Dix Hills, NY; Ceramic Techniques on the wheel and hand building 

 

2014            

La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Tuscany, Italy. Handbuilding and specialized Obvara firings with Artist Marcia Selsor, Terra Sigillata firings, and wheel demonstrations by La Meridiana’s founder, Pietro Madelena (Visits to ceramic studios and museums in Florence, Sienna, Faenza, San Gimignano, Tuscany, Certaldo, Ravenna)

 

2012-2013  

Multiple Ceramic and Raku Classes, Long Island Art League, Dix Hills, NY

 

2009-2012

Commack Adult Education, Commack, NY; ceramics, teachers’ assistant, wheelwork, handbuilding  

 

2003-2009  

Earth & Vessel Cooperative Pottery Studio, Bay Shore, NY.  Attended pottery wheel classes and open studios culminating in a strong foundation in pottery

Exhibits

2019            

10 by 10 = 100 Art Show & Sale at VSOP Projects, VSOP Gallery, Greenport, NY; Exhibition, piece entitled “Amagansett” sold (December)

 

2019            

Mills Pond Gallery Member Artist Showcase “Dorian” Encaustic Painting (Oct 13—Dec. 2)

 

2019          

The Long Island Craft Guild 60th Anniversary Echoes Exhibit, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY.   Two pieces: “Fish School,” collage mixed media an“Alaskan Confluence," raku piece created and fired in Kenai, Alaska. (3/9—4/7)

 

2018            

Empire State College Art Show, Albany Hilton, NY.  Over ten pieces of artwork from solarplate prints, encaustic monotypes, mixed media and raku piece “Alaskan Confluence” on display for 3-day conference.

 

2017            

Holiday Harvest of Artists, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY; “Amagansett” and “The Nude” Solarplate Prints 

 

2017            

A Quotidian Life, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY. “Ravens” Solarplate Print

 

2017            

Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY; Fourth Annual Print Parade 

 

2017            

Patchogue Arts Council Festival, Arts on Terry, Students representing LIU Post in Printmaking and Ceramics

 

2017          

Nature’s Wild Beauty: Rainforest meets the Pacific, Solo Exhibition at SAL Gallery, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, LIU Post.  A year of artwork combining ceramics, printmaking, photography and sculpture

 

2016      

LIU Post Sculpture Building, “Artichoke” print, Oct. ’16 – Feb. ‘17

Scholarships & Grants

Transfer, Merit and Art Scholarship LIU Post 2016-17

 

Recipient of the Long Island University O’Malley Supply and Travel Grant, Spring 2017, for travel to Alaska August 2017 where I presented a pottery workshop in Kenai, Alaska, to a group of ceramic professionals from the US and Europe

Professional Experiences

1982-1994  

Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant, NYC Law Firms

 

1994-2020  

Freelance Court Reporter

Volunteerism, Activism, & Memberships

2021            

Member of The St. Lucie Cultural Alliance, Port Saint Lucie, FL

 

2021            

Participant in upcoming The Samaritan Center for Homeless Families’ 29th annual “Soup Bowl” fundraiser, Vero Beach, Florida

 

2021            

Member of Indian River Clay, Vero Beach, Florida, chair of Glaze Committee.

 

2020            

Member of Catalyst Art Lab, online artist community hosted by mentor artists Jeffrey Hirst, Lisa Pressman, Susan Stover, Paula Roland, printmakers, mixed media, painters in encaustic, oil and cold wax

 

2017-2020  

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

 

2017-2020  

Member, Long Island Craft Guild, NY

 

2013-2020  

Member, Long Island Art League, NY

 

2009-2011  

District-wide Chair, Disabilities Awareness Committee, Commack School District; co-author of grant to CVS Caremark (and granted) to sponsor programs at Sawmill Intermediate School (2011); oversight of district-wide programming of Arts-in-Education with full budgetary responsibility and reporting to the Board of Education

 

2005-2010  

Chair, Wood Park Primary School Arts-in-Education; responsibility for selecting, booking, budgeting $26,000/year programming for 500, K-2 students.

 

2005-2015  

Assisted in many PTA/Special Education PTA related volunteerism activities

Specialized Training

Thirty-five-hour course and attendance at multiple lectures by professionals in the educational and development field pertaining to people with special needs. This training has led to a nurturing, patient and intuitive understanding of teaching and working with individuals with special needs.