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POSITIONS, E and Education Art Related & Other

Art Related

EXPERIENCE

2020 to present

Creativity Grows on Trees -- Founder

Creativity DOES Grow On Trees But Trees Need Strong Roots. With insightful blog posts, recommendations & resources, a class and the opportunity to meet with the insturctor privately this site provides strategies, tools and fundamentals to allow artists, writers and others to get in touch (or keep in touch) with what it takes to be creative.

2019 to present

Artists As Activists -- Founder, curator and developer

descrip Including in-person and Zoom lectures and presentations

2007 to present

For Private Students -- Instructor
Provide individulized guidance tailored through regular in-person or virtual sessions

 

2004 to 2014

Washington (DC) Sculptors Group -- Member of Advisory Board, President Emeritus
iNon-profit organization founded in 1984 to promote an awareness and understanding of sculpture.

2000 to 2007

Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC. -- Adjunct Professor
Taught under the Sculpture Department. "The Sculptural Box:" a course designed by the instructor to expose under-graduate and continuing education students to thought processes and techniques for communicating personal experiences and concerns through the execution of individual projects.

2006

Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA -- Judge

Regional Scholastic Competition for accomplishments in the visual arts

2005

Washington Project of the Arts, Washington, DC -- Curator

Annual Arts Auction: selected 30 artists to contribute sculptures to benefit this nonprofit.

2003 and 2004

Mid-Atlantic Sculptors Groups Consortium -- Task Force Member

Formed to develop a plan for sculptor’s groups to better be served by the International  Sculptor Center

2004

Art on Call, Washington, DC -- Juror

DC Heritage Tourism Coalition: Artists to link art and history in transforming 26 historic police and fire call boxes

2002 / 2003

Washington (DC) Sculptors Group -- President

Preside over this arts organization with more than 370 members. Organization won the 2003 DC Mayor's Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts. Previously served as at-large board member for two years.

2003

Fairfax County Public Schools Secondary Art Teacher Program, Presenter

"Approaches to Teaching the Creative Process"

1999 and 2001

Art-O-Matic, Washington DC -- Director and Task-Force Leader

Arts group which works with DC Cultural Development Center to organize annual arts show. In 2000, more than 750 artists participated.

1997 to 2000

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC -- Teaching Assistant

Sculpture Department - Beginning to Intermediate Furniture Design and Construction

1998 / 99

For F.L. Rick Wall, Washington DC -- Studio Assistant

Maker of sculptural furniture

1999

Quest Arts for Education, Landover, MD -- Faculty

Directed and taught high school students in after-school program

EDUCATION

1997

Certificate, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC

Sculpture and Ceramics

1997 to 1999

Coursework in fine art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1982

California State University, Northridge, CA
Business and Marketing

Other

Action for Cheetahs in Kenya -- Member of the Board of Directors
descrip 2018 to present

Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC -- Assistant Animal Keeper
Lion / Tiger unit and Commissary (Animal food prep) unit 2016 to present

Corporate

1980 to 1997

Advertising Executive, Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA

For Fortune 100 companies: developed strategies, directed market research, and produced promotional programs while working for several different agencies.

2017

Certificate in Wildlife Conservation, Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington DC