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

2022

Constructed new pottery studio in Port Saint Lucie, FL

 

2022

Consulted with GL Homes’ Lifestyle Director to create a functioning Pottery Studio in their 11,000 sq. ft. Cultural Arts Center, Riverland, FL.  This included advising on equipment, supplies, proposing instructors, structure of workshops, and implementing a plan to run a self-sustaining and fiscally sound pottery studio for an HOA community.

 

2021-22

Chairperson, Glaze Committee, Indian River Clay, Vero Beach, FL

 

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 work with house paint and varnish

 

2019

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

 

2019

Raku Firing with Master Raku Artist, Bill Shallaly, Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild, Nassau County Community College, Garden City, NY

 

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

Workshop w/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. Taught a double-walled vessel workshop.  Built and fired raku kilns

 

2015

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

 

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)

 

2013-19

Built personal pottery studio in 2013 and continued teaching and collaborating with artists

2012-13

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

 

2009-12

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

 

2003-09

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

Exhibits

2022 

Art in Public Places:  Unveiling of “Through the Eyes of a Storm” on the PSL  A.R.T. Buses and in a bus shelter

 

2021 

“Through the Eyes of a Storm” licensed to Port Saint Lucie Area Regional Transit to wrap around the buses.

 

2021-22

Ohana Group, Ft. Pierce, Ceramic Sculpture and Oil & Cold Wax paintings

 

2021-22

Grunge Exhibit, Prints and Oil & Cold Wax paintings

 

2021

Vero Museum of Art, Encaustic paintings

 

2021

Us Exhibit, 500 Orange Avenue, Ft. Pierce, Collagraphs and Encaustic Monotypes

 

2019

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

 

2019

Mills Pond Gallery Member Artist Showcase “Dorian” Encaustic Painting

 

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 and “Alaskan Confluence,” raku piece created and fired in Kenai, Alaska.

 

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

1994-2020  

Freelance Court Reporter

1982-1994  

Legal Secretary/Administrative Assistant, NYC Law Firms

Volunteerism, Activism, & Memberships

2022

Resident Artist at Indian River Clay, Vero Beach, member of Glaze Committee

 

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,

 

2021

Chair of Glaze Committee, Indian River Clay

 

2022

Member of Glaze Committee, Indian River Clay, Vero Beach, FL

 

2020-21

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

 

2017-20

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

 

2017-20

Member, Long Island Craft Guild, NY

 

2013-20

Member, Long Island Art League, NY

 

2009-11

District-wide Chair, Disabilities Awareness Committee, Commack School

District, co-author of grant from CVS Caremark that sponsored programs at Sawmill Intermediate School (2011) including full budgeting responsibility and oversight of all district-wide programing K-12 and reporting to the Board of Education

 

2009-11

Commack School District Arts-in-Education Chair for Wood Park K-2, responsibility included programming and budgeting 26K/year

 

2005-10

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

 

2005-15

Assisted in many PTA/Special Education 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.