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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I.  Visitor Experience Associate, Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota, FL (2021-Present)
      Creating a welcoming and educational visitor experience.

 

II. Design Consultant, Clemente Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2014 – Present)
      Casework and vitrine design, and advice on displaying light-sensitive objects.

 

III. Artistic Director, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE (2014 – 2018) 
      Select duties:

 

      1.  Managing all exhibition-related activities, including:

  • Developing and implementing (concept - installation - deinstallation) over thirty special exhibitions and events annually.

  • Overseeing the jurying process of all juried shows and events.

  • Oversight of the day-to-day activities of the gallery staff (3), interns, gallery volunteers, and docents (40).

  • Seeking funding to support exhibition and collections programming.

  • Creating artist contracts, prospectuses, press releases, exhibition posters, brochures, e-invites, text panels, and ads.

  • Developing Southern Delaware's first regional juried photography exhibition receiving over three hundred submissions from artists living in five states and the District of Columbia its first year.

  • Collaborating with area photographers to develop and sustain an on-campus digital print studio.

  • Successfully negotiating with the City of Rehoboth a high-visibility permanent exhibition site in City Hall.

  • Incorporating educational components to exhibitions and events in the form of gallery talks and procuring curators, jurors, and judges from prestigious organizations including the Academy Art Museum, Biggs Museum of American Art, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD), George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Salisbury University, and Philadelphia Clayworks.

 

      2.  Managing the permanent collection containing over nine hundred artworks and objects, including: 

  • Oversight of institutional loans.

  • Teaching best practices in the handling, displaying, and storing of artwork and artifacts to interns and staff.

  • Oversight of works undergoing conservation treatment.

  • Relocating the permanent collection and organizational archives into an onsite museum-standard storage facility, creating object reports, re-cataloging all objects, and ensuring all works' safe storage.

  • Developing and implementing Adopt-a-Work, an innovative fundraising campaign supporting the collection resulting in the conservation treatment of eleven works of art in its first year. 


      3.  Managing the interiors, displays, and docent program at the Peter Marsh 'Homestead' House, a historic home built in 1743.
           Creating text panels and docent teaching guides. 

      4.  Co-managing social media, marketing, and website-related activities.

 

IV.  Principal, Director, and Manager, Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE (2007 – 2013)

       Gallery 50 is a commercial contemporary art gallery that, during my directorship, represented thirty national emerging and mid-career
       artists and supported nonprofit organizations. The gallery received the 2010 Business of the Year Award by AIDS Delaware.

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

I.    Website Designer (2019 – Present)

II.   Director (Volunteer), Saint James Episcopal Church Capitol Hill Fine Art Auctions (2005 – 2007, 2017)
       Collaborated with Andrew Robison, Senior Mellon Curator, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

 

III.  Co-founder and President, Mosaic: The Rehoboth Beach Gallery Collective (2007 – 2012) 
        A coalition of twelve independent fine art galleries promoting art awareness and launched Second Saturday ARTwalks in 2008.

IV.   Co-sponsor, Photo Month 2011 
        A  juried national photography exhibition.

V.    Juror (2009 – Present) 
        Select exhibitions and competitions:​

  • Sussex County Coastal Camera Club, Final Awards Competitions (2013-18, 20,21). 

  • Ocean City Art League, Corporate and Partners Exhibition, Ocean City, MD (2021).

  • Berkeley Arts Council, 9th Art and Earth Exhibition, Berkeley Springs, WV (2019).

  • Ocean City Art League, Members’ Exhibition, Ocean City, MD (2018).

  • Newark Arts Alliance, Juried Competition, Newark, DE (2018).

  • Delaware Division of the Arts, Mezzanine Gallery, Artist Selection, Wilmington, DE (2009).

 


EDUCATION

 

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC | M.A. Exhibition Design 

Thesis: Rediscovering American Picture Palaces, an exhibition and urban redevelopment proposal for the City of Detroit.
 

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, M.D. | B.S. 
Phi Beta Kappa.


 

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suites - ArtCall (online Call for Entry) - macOS (prefer) - Microsoft Office 365 - Revit (3D) - Vectorworks (3D)
Google SketchUP (3-D) - Masterpiece (POS)  


 

REFERENCES

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