Education

University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina

Master of Fine Arts, 2000; 3.5 GPA


East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1997; 3.5 GPA


Grants/Fellowships

2014 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont - Residency Grant

2012 Art Bank, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities purchase grant

2000   Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont - Full Fellowship

Publications

2011       Cantwell, Jackie: "Unfamiliar Territories", Pink Noise, Pink line Project, January 24

2011       Art in Hand, The Washington Project, http://www.artinhandcards.com/washington-project.html 

2010       Magner, Jim: "Artist Profile, Art and the City", The Hill Rag, October

2007       Tierney, Robin: "Of Art and Abstraction", The Examiner, Weekend, April 28 & 29

2007       Magner, Jim: "Art and the City", The Hill Rag, March

2006       Patterson, Tom: "Dear Diary, He's Elegant", Winston Salem Journal, July 16


Publications as Author

2013       Randall Scott Projects Opens in the Atlas Arts District ~ East city Art, January

2012       East City Reviews: “Awareness” ~ Paintings by Regina Davis-Izaguirre at Evolve Urban Arts Project, East City Art, December

2012       “Collaborative Karaoke” ~ David B. Smith as Doom Trumpet for (e)merge , DC Performance Art blog, October

2009       Phantasmagoria: Sight Unseen, Thinking About Art

2008       Coming to the Edge - An Observation, Coming to the Edge catalogue, an Exhibition by Ellen Verdon Winkler, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC


Workshops/ Panels

2013       Art and Acquisition: Conversations with Artists and their Collectors, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC, Moderator

2008       Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC), Visual Arts Grants; Panelist

2006       DC Commission on the Arts, Breaking the Barrier: Getting Representation in the Visual Art World; Panelist

2000       Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina; Voting Member of Falk Visiting Artists Committee


Related Experience

2013 – Present ~ Catalyst Projects, Washington, DC

Partner and Co-Founder 

Arts organization with a mission to represent and serve the DC arts community by presenting arts programming that will focus on the exchange of ideas between artists and other art stakeholders of the DMV and beyond. Programs include panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and performances.

Designed exhibitions and programs, including artist talks, artist/patron networking events, performances, and receptions for Catalyst Projects. Garnered multiple press listings, mentions and reviews in diverse publications such as the Washington Post, The City Paper, East City Art online, Unheardoflandscapes.com, Visual Baltimore and the Brookland Bridge.

Curatorial projects:

  • Wet Dreams- Contemporary Water-Based Media, an exhibition of local and non-local artists who use
water-based mediums in unique ways.
  • Sensations - Bryan Lewis Saunders and Nicole Bailey, an exhibition of art by internationally renowned artist
Bryan Lewis Saunders in collaboration with Artist Nicole Bailey. This exhibition celebrated the first exhibition for Saunders in his hometown of DC.
  • The Straight - Contemporary Geometric Abstraction, an exhibition of art that expands on the notion of geometric abstraction.
  • Sculptors Draw - Julia Bloom & Amber Robles-Gordon, an exhibition that explores how sculptors utilize drawing

in their art-making practice

 

  • A Slight Suggestion - An Interdisciplinary Installation by Steve Wanna, an exhibtion using sound, video, light and photography in partnership with doris-mae gallery space.

 

Other projects:

  • Kujin Lee, artist talk on contemporary watercolor
  • Artist Marketing Workshop, Adah Rose Bitterbaum
  • Art & Acquisition: Conversation with Artists and their Collectors, panel discussion in partnership with the Hamiltonian, Artinista Art Advisory and ArtSee DC
  • Miami Art Fairs -- Real Deal or Hype?, panel discussion in partnership with Arch Development Corporation and the Hive 2.0
  • Intrigue: An intimate evening with performances by Eames Armstrong and Renée Regan, performance art event
  • Art Book Swap in partnership with Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 

 

2012 – 2013 ~ East City Art, Washington, DC

Contributor 

- Contribute written articles to an online daily, news magazine representing art and cultural programing in eastern DC – River East, Brookland,

Capitol Hill, H Street NE and the Gateway Arts District (Brentwood, Hyattsville, and Mt. Rainier, MD)


2008 – 2015 ~ National Coalition Building Institute, Washington, DC

Administrative Manager

- Manage all day-to-day business and general operations of an international nonprofit social activist    organization.

- Coordinate participant registration and assist in planning of three international 5 day conferences per year. Act as liaison

to venue with duties including meal planning, participant special needs coordination, and suite and conference room reservations.

- Identify the needs and manage information from and for over 100 remote teams internationally.

- Coordinate fundraising activities, including researching, writing grants, and liaising with funders.

- Maintain training manuals and affiliate and internal policy manuals.

- Write and maintain web site content utilizing Wordpress.

- Responsible for organization book keeping; prepare contracts, invoices and financial reports utilizing QuickBooks.

- Create and maintain a marketing plan, produce marketing materials including, but not limited to; program one-pagers,

email campaigns, social media content, and quarterly newsletters.Maintain compliance information, business licensures, insurance policies, and accrediting memberships.


2005 – 2008 ~ Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC                                               

Gallery Director

- Managed all day-to-day business and program operations of a 36-member cooperative fine art gallery, generating

$100,000 in annual sales, devoted to contemporary, original, hand-pulled prints.

- Initiated Gallery Rental program and served as building representative, coordinating maintenance procedures.

- Investigated, hired, and coordinated volunteers and consultants; negotiated, drafted, and monitored vendor contracts.

- Developed task lists for board committees and coordinated committee activities.

- Acted as spokesperson and representative for the gallery.

- Initiated and developed complete revision of written membership policies and guidelines.

- Created a gallery rental plan and contract.

- Organized, planned, and produced monthly on-site and off-site exhibitions. Handled all details including liaising with artists and curators;

advised artists on framing, pricing, and exhibit placement; designed and produced exhibition catalogs and materials; sponsored receptions and

gallery events; and generated extensive and positive press coverage.

- Wrote and distributed press releases; developed and maintained relationships with contacts in print, radio, internet and television markets.

- Created publicity, marketing, and client cultivation plans, and participated in strategic planning process.


2003 - 2005 ~ Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Washington, DC     

Development Coordinator

- Coordinated all foundation activities, including researching, writing grants, and liaising with foundations, for an international

humanitarian organization with a $13 million annual budget.

- Raised more than $350,000 in foundation and corporate grants for three national and international programs as well as for general

operating expenses; wrote and submitted grant applications; gathered and prepared attachments, including organizational information, budgets, and program reports.

- Contributed to strategic fundraising and development planning.


2001 – 2003 ~ Artists’ Call for Justice, The Justice Project, Washington, DC                                       

Project Manager

- Administered all activities and operations of The Artists’ Call for Justice, a juried, internet-based program in which more than

600 emerging artists in post-secondary classes were challenged to create and submit artwork inspired by specific social justice issues.

- Developed and produced program budget, project reports, and marketing materials.

- Negotiated with Gateway Computers to donate $40,000 in computer equipment for prizes.

- Monitored web site operations including registrations, exhibition of artwork, and jury tools.

- Acted as chief liaison between registrants, jurors, and college faculty members.

- Hired vendors and managed vendor contracts.


1998 – 2000 ~ University Of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina                              

Teaching Assistant

- Advised 40 seniors regarding their senior portfolios. Provided guidance and critiques of artwork representing a wide variety

of fine art disciplines including photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and ceramics.


1998 ~ East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Administrative Assistant, Department of Art & Design

- Assumed responsibilities for department fiscal operations, including grants and budgets.

- Hired, supervised and evaluated student workers.

- Operated department and gallery databases; initiated and maintained public relations.


1996 – 1997 ~ Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, Tennessee

Gallery Assistant

- Wrote and distributed press releases, prepared exhibitions, and managed public relations.

- Managed Positive/Negative 1997, a national juried exhibition - Ned Rifkin, Juror, including catalogue design and exhibit installation.

- Acted as Assistant Curator for Latin American Artists, A Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American Art.


1994 ~ Byers Hall, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia

Curator

- Selected artists and artwork for Recent Works Exchange; organized and presented exhibition.


Professional Affiliations

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington, DC; Member since 2002


Volunteer Activities

2008       Washington Print Foundation, Washington, DC (since 2005) Advisor - Advised non-profit arts organization on fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning

2006       District Of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), Washington, DC Advisor - Provided counsel on grants, fundraising strategy, and operational issues.