EDUCATION

2021       MFA, Painting, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA   3.94 GPA

1992       BFA, Graphic Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA   3.29 GPA

AWARDS

2020       Chelko Foundation Endowed Scholarship

2018-20  Savannah College of Art & Design Achievement Scholarship

2017       Merit Award, Artfields

               https://www.artfieldssc.org/galleries/art/2017/ringleader/221444

2016       Finalist, Cake Wars Paddington Bear Episode, Food Network

               https://www.amazon.com/Cake-Wars-Season-3/dp/B01GOU79SU

2013       First Place, The South’s Next Wave Design Challenge, Museum of Design Atlanta

               https://vimeo.com/54657739

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2021       Open Studio Exhibit, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

               EngageMINT, MINT, Atlanta, GA
               https://www.mintatl.org/engagemint

               American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibit

               https://americanwomenartists.org/exhibition/2021-spring-online-juried-show

 

2020       American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibit

               Spring Open Studio Online Exhibit, Savannah College of Art & Design

2019       Artfields, Lake City, SC

               Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

2018       Artfields, Lake City, SC

               Fall Portrait Competition, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

               Anne Irwine Fine Art Emerging Artist Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

               Open Studio Night, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA

2017       Artfields, Lake City, SC

EXHIBITIONS

2021       Beautiful Creatures, MFA Thesis Exhibition, MINT, Atlanta, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2021 Teacher, Spruill Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
Classes and workshops focused on oil painting and air-dry clay sculpture. 

               

2021 Teaching Intern, PNTG 101 Painting for Non-Majors, Savanah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
Participate in class discussions and critiques, format and execute and online lecture and demonstration focused on oil painting techniques.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021 Commissioned Sculpture, Dixon Rye, Atlanta, GA

Conceptualize and execute two sculptures for a high end, interior design studio's holiday window display.

2001-2017  Owner, Couture Cakes Inc., Atlanta, GA

Established and headed operations included website development, business promotion, cake design and production, client relations, inventory, scheduling and delivery. Clients included: Tyler Perry Studios, Emory University, EllyB Events, and Jade Lee Events. Preferred vendor at The Fox Theatre, 2001 Peachtree, The Biltmore Hotel, and Ansley Country Club.

1997-2000  Art Director & Illustrator, RC&T Design, Atlanta, GA

Print and web design for clients including: Home Depot, Boston Market, The Paradies Shops, The Weather Chanel, and Sarasota Mall.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign, MS Word & Power Point.

1994-1997  Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Graphic Works, Atlanta, GA

Print design for clients including: Kimberly-Clark, Jurlique, and Path Foundation.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.

1992-1994  Graphic Designer, Harland, Atlanta, GA

Print design for various financial institutions.

Proficient in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2019-1993  Part-Time Group Fitness Instructor, YMCA & Crunch Fitness, Atlanta, GA

Nationally certified group fitness instruction. Certifications and training in CPR, first aid, kinesiology, anatomy, nutrition, and communications.

1993-2015  Self-Employed Real Estate Development & Management, Atlanta, GA

Part-time design, restoration, management & marketing for several rental homes.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2022  Exhibitions Chair, Atlanta Artists CenterWorking with an Executive Board to coordinate six gallery exhibitions per year. Responsibilities include scheduling submissions, installations, judging, event promotions and receptions. 

 

2021  Racial Reconciliation Group Leader, Buckhead Church, Atlanta, GA
Lead a group through a ten week, program based on the book "Be The Bridge," by Latasha Morrison. The program seeks to improve relations between white, black and brown people.

2019  Exhibits Host, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA

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